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Love is in the air...

Sunday, February 28, 2016

February has been... unusual.
Valentine's Day came and went with nothing more exciting than phone conversations with my remaining family members.

Then just this last Friday, I got an unexpected phone call from my STEP-Mother! She invited me to have lunch with her and her sister, my Aunt Betty on the following day, so I cancelled my plans to attend a little girl's baptism.

After all, I don't get to see family very often and they're 80 and 86 so...

It was nice. She gave me my Christmas present LOL... and a belated birthday card--with $10 in it! Going into my gas tank! emoticon

We haven't always seen eye-to-eye, especially at first, but we've both had 42 years to get used to being related this way-- and in the last few years before my Dad died, we've had some interesting and revealing conversations. She's loud and opinionated-- and she cares. And I've grown to appreciate her and love her for that, but I didn't know how she felt.

Yesterday on the birthday card she wrote, in a hand that has become spidery with age,

"Hope you had a very nice b-day, and I am real sorry this is late. I do love you very much, even though you don't think so. I realy do."

It was signed, "Love, Jeanette Braley"

Sweet day. I told her the feeling was mutual. LOL What a wonderful lunch. The fish and chips were good, the cole slaw a bit too dry, the tartar sauce too salty, and the hearts warmed to perfection. emoticon

I love February!...

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day, and that EVERY DAY is celebrated for the love...
Kathy emoticon emoticon
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