This Week’s State

Our visit this week was to South Carolina. We wanted to celebrate the birthdays of John’s sister Chris and husband Steve. We were planning on a long day of travel punctuated by lunch in their town, but they made it easy by offering to meet us halfway. Our arrival was within 15 minutes of each other. Requesting a quiet table, we settled in the back of Olive Garden and talked non-stop for two and a half hours. If there had been anything scintillating to relate, I wouldn’t write about it publicly. Don’t worry; you didn’t miss anything. We were interested in hearing about their latest trip, the things going on in their church, and family news. I meant to tell them that SC had decorated its interstates in pine trees and dogwoods, whereas Tennessee had redbud trees.

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Chris, John, and Steve

11 thoughts on “This Week’s State

    1. Thanks, Ron. Both John and Steve were used to estimating travel time to get to meetings in Manhattan. They are even better at it now. We had a great time together. I can’t remember how many years we lived next door to each other — maybe 12 years. Our daughters were the same age. Still are.

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    1. If we’d driven another hour, we could have seen Spanish moss. We enjoyed the Olive Garden. They let us talk as long as we wanted to, and the food was delicious and reasonably priced.


    1. Yes, I am blessed. We don’t see distant friends and family all the time, although it looked like it the last couple of weeks. When I read the newspaper, I get discouraged at all the bad news. That’s when I need to trot out my quick-fix reminder, “God is in control.”

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