At 5:00 p.m. Saturday, I got a call from grandson Will, he had been trying to get up with us all day, but we were at a church event. He was wanting to come for a visit, me thinking maybe next week, but he wanted to come "Today"., and bring a friend! "Yes!" "Yes"!!
Oh! boy! Oh! boy! company's coming!! Hoo! Whew! and Whoopti Doo!! says Lucy.
We got busy, tidying up, and putting fresh lines on the beds.
And of course Maw Maw got busy baking some cookies, Will's favorite....chocolate chip.~smile~
As the time drew nearer for their arrival, Mr P. would run back and forth from the front porch, to the kitchen, testing the cookies,seeing if they met his approval for grandson. See my fall table decoration,I am now 95 % finished with all fall decorating. Both young men commented on the decorations, I would not have thought they would have noticed, I guess it might have reminded them of "Home" . ~smile~
They arrived at 10:30, we talked for a while, they ate and then they announced that they wanted to go fishing at the pond. dh said "have at it, guys, I will pass tonight."so off they went fishing. Looking out the window and seeing these two young men, with the truck lights shinning and getting their fishing equipment was such a wonderful site to go to sleep on. I only wished I had taken a photo, I would wake during the night and see the light still on in the kitchen I knew they were not yet in. About 4:00 a.m., I woke to see the lights out, and I knew they were asleep.
They were up by nine a.m., remnants from last night.~grinning~
and were out by the pond, then I got my camera!
Papa observing, and learning from the "Best"!!
Granny Maw, came by to get some sugar, need I say more?
I was back and forth from the kitchen, to the pond.. Here is some roast beef, sliced and ready for them to take back, for next week. You should have heard what they had to eat in their apartment.. noodles!
For dinner Will wanted some of my cheese biscuits, along with spaghetti and my homemade sauce. He also wanted to take some goodies that I had canned back with him, especially the meat sauce and some jams. We sent him and Zeb, back with watermelon, cantaloupe, cookies, muffins, grapes,apples, and of course roast beef. Now you know why we preserve so much. ~lol~
"A prayer", and group hug, was also in the "going home package."
We called them in for dinner but they were so into fishing, I asked if they wanted their dinner by the pond,
"Oh that would be so nice!"......"Does Papa and Maw Maw spoil them?"
These two came as young men who are ready to defend our country,... and yet for a little while they were once again, "Little Boys"playing, laughing and having fun. Oh! My! watching and listening to these two and to be able to see them as those carefree little boys, was such a blessings.