First of all we are all great people. I absolutely love everyone, however living with someone when you are not used to their habits is a learning experience. Now I am a tough old bird and can handle anything (almost). So the trip went great for me. Love is what I want to always be remembered for and what it's what I want to shine through at the end of every experience. I hope that is what everyone learned on the trip - at least about me. Love is grace and grace is love.
Now the grandson being an only child with three adults catering to his every whim - is spoiled. I hate to admit it, but it is true. He has a lot of good qualities, but sharing is hard for him.
The little 8 year old girl - blonde and blue eyed - just about the opposite of my grandson - is mild mannered - docile - big eyes - tries to please - the type girl teachers love to have in their class! She does tend to cry a little bit to get her way when the going gets rough though - a typical girl ?
Put those two together and you can see the definition of polar opposites.
My niece and her teenage daughter don't talk very much - very, very quiet people - and I always think something is wrong when people don't talk. They were not unhappy, they just were quiet. Even my name talks! Chatty!
The 15 year old boy - my nephew - a real jester. And let me just say - my grandson got quite an education this week. Learned a lot of new words and meanings of the words. Innocence lost. Hope he keeps his mouth shut at school! teehee
So that is the basic line up. We really had a great time, we also had a lot of learning to do - a lot of growing up to do. I think all in all we had a great week -we learned about love, frustration, and the joy of growing and the strength of giving!
Okay the day we left old Chatty came down with a terrible cold. It was nasty. The next day it was gone and I thought it was a miracle. The third day I started coughing and coughing and coughing and I'm still coughing. So I hate to say I don't look that that cute Chatty above - I think I look like this - or I feel like this!
More about the adventure tomorrow with pictures.
Happy Birthdady Don Adams - Wikipedia
Adams was born Donald James Yarmy in Manhattan,son of William Yarmy and his wife Consuelo Deiter. His father, a restaurant manager, was of Hungarian Jewish ancestry. However, his mother raised him in her Roman Catholic faith. Comedian Larry Storch was a childhood friend, he met Bill Dana through manager.
Dropping out of New York City's DeWitt Clinton High School, Adams worked as a theater usher. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1941 together with his cousins Robert Karvelas and his twin brother William. The three were in the Third Marines on Samoa until Adams was sent as a replacement to the Guadalcanal Campaign and contracted blackwater fever; surviving despite its near 90% fatality rate but spending over a year in a Navy hospital in Wellington, New Zealand. After his recovery, he served as a Marine drill instructor in the United States.
Following his discharge, Adams held a series of jobs. During a Canadian television interview, he said that he had faked college credentials and an engineering background to be hired as an engineer designing underground sewers. His lack of training was not discovered for six months.
He later worked as a comic, taking the stage name of Adams after marrying singer Adelaide (Dell) Efantis, who performed as Adelaide Adams. They had four daughters, and Adams also worked as a commercial artist and restaurant cashier to help support his family. When they divorced, he kept Adams as his stage name because acting auditions were often held in alphabetical order.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. Frank Outlaw