At least it felt that way. Janice and John are the first-cousin-once-removed-in-law and first-cousin-once-removed, respectively, of my friend Ned from New York. I basically got to be their surrogate child for the night, filling in for their son Doug, who is the same age as me. John fixed me a cocktail as soon as I arrived and prepared a delicious dinner, and Janice did my laundry, made me a big breakfast, and sent me off with about fourteen pounds of food for the road (I almost needed a sidecar to carry it all).
14 pounds? Janice must have been packing something light for the road. I feel like I never left with less than 20. Man, makes me miss Chicago!
Thank you for treating our wanderer so well!
You have a wonderful son. He was a joy to have!! Our son turned 30 on the day Matt left our home. It was nice having a surrogate son around. I’m sure that you miss Matt. But you have to be so proud of his journey. Please know that he has several “mom’s” worrying about him now. We will think of him on his special birthday that is coming soon.