Thursday, September 21, 2006
Worry From the Land Down Under
My body is in Ohio today, but my head is in Australia with my girl down under. If she had a blog or I knew she wouldn't be mad at me, I would ask everyone, all you nice, funny, compassionate people, to send her a note. She's had just one tragedy after another over the last week and I've never heard her so down.
She and I met over the internet. A pen pal site I think, it's been awhile ago. We wrote back and forth for a little over a year and then she came here and stayed with us for a month last summer. Like twins from different mothers, Barb and I yakked practically non-stop from her arrival to her departure. Everyone liked her, and I made sure she had a real midwestern summer experience- She was forced to judge the Queen's contest at the pottery festival, we took her to a baseball game when the weather was so hot even our sweat was sweating, and even tried hooking her up with a date while she was here. Barb is one of those people that is so thoroughly good she glows with it. Smart, wise and funny. Think good thoughts for my girl Barbara.