Cliff's St. Louis sister, Charlene, and her husband Pat came to visit Saturday and left today. We've had a great time with them throughout their stay, but especially Saturday night. Their son and his wife came from St. Joseph to visit with all of us. The oldest grandson was here with Heather. Of course Cliff's next-door sister hung out with us too.
You'd have to know my brother-in-law Pat to really understand what a clown he can be, and to appreciate how things went down once his son, a true chip-off-the-old-block, arrived. Those two could make money as a comedy act. We sat outside Cliff's shop until long after dark, all of us laughing until our sides hurt. I wished several times that my daughter and her family could have been here; that was the only thing marring a perfect evening.
My sister called Saturday to tell me she went to have a minor procedure done by a plastic surgeon (sun damage, I believe). He left the room and a lady doctor walked in and started visiting with her, telling her about some patient with breast cancer who was getting a reconstruction. Maxine said, "My niece is going through that right now."
"What's her name," the lady doctor asked.
"Oh, she lives forty miles east of Kansas City, so I'm sure you wouldn't know her."
"We have a lot of patients," the doctor answered. "What's her name?"
When Maxine told her, she said, "Oh yes, she's my patient! She has the most upbeat attitude, and is always making us laugh. When she had the drainage tubes in, she named them! One was Jaxson. We enjoy her so much."
Yeah, that's my daughter. Her doctors brag on her.
Because the Nook edition of the first book in "The Hunger Games" series was on sale for $1.99 last week, I bought it. It isn't really my cup of tea, but it held my interest just fine. If you've read the book, you can imagine my frustration at the way it ended. You have to get the next book to see what happens to the main characters! I refuse to pay ten bucks for the second book, so I went to my library website to see if they had the digital edition. They only have the Audio book. Audio-books seem to put me to sleep, but I put in a hold for it. There are thirty-six people ahead of me. That's OK, I can wait.
I just hope I can stay awake to listen to it.