A Chip off the Old Block
Now we’re “Home Alone” I don’t get to see Elijah, Tizzy and Taliah that often (and we have to rely on FaceTime if we want to see Elise).
So I suggested that we ought to see Joe and Nancy’s tribe once a month for Sunday lunch.
Unfortunately Joe wasn’t in great shape last week, so they popped over today.
Grandma cooked us all a roast, and Elijah sat at the table with his super smart haircut. Tizzy ate well, and Taliah lasted five minutes before needing a nap.
What’s that got to do with the picture?
British residents will have noticed Storm Doris this week.
Driving through Croydon she threw a road sign, and then a branch at my car.
Which reminded me of The Great Storm back in ’87.
Back then we were in our first home, and woke up to a scene of devastation.
Somehow we looked upon the mess in our garden as an opportunity, and it was great fun clearing it – even though we only had hand tools.
Joe enjoyed himself as he tried to bring back a sense of order in the garden.
He was helpful then, and has been ever since.
Thirty years later Elijah makes an equally helpful companion.
He shares his Dad’s cheerful expressions and helpful nature.
Leave me to revel in those happy memories, and see them mirrored here today.