The weather has been excellent here in northern Indiana this week, with days in the mid to upper 70s and nights in the low 60s. That’s what I call pretty weather!
Talking about pretty, check out this combination of a 1936 Cadillac and vintage Spartan Manor trailer that pulled into Elkhart Campground Wednesday afternoon. The trailer is either a 1949 or 1950, RV historian Al Hesselbart wasn’t sure which. You can bet a lot of folks were walking past admiring them!
And here is something else that is very pretty. No, not Miss Terry, she is a beautiful. I’m talking about her latest creation, fresh off the loom. She made this beautiful shawl for our friend Gita Patel, owner of the campground. It was really a complicated pattern and it took her a while to get the hang of it, but once she did the result is amazing. These photos were taken before it was wet finished and steam-pressed, which is the final step in the process.
A lot of people have asked if Terry is going to be selling any of her creations, and I imagine eventually she will. Up until now she’s been making gifts for friends and loved ones. So much time and work goes into these things that she could probably never be compensated properly for them. But for her, it’s all about the creative process and the joy of doing it.
I talked to a couple yesterday who are not enjoying their summer. Their two granddaughters, ages 11 and 13, were supposed to spend this summer traveling with them in their motorhome. But they said that after three weeks they are ready to pull their hair out. Except for a trip to a theme park, where the kids had fun but got mad and pouted because grandma and grandpa wouldn’t buy them every T-shirt and stuffed toy they saw, the girls have been unhappy because they’re not home with their friends and don’t have internet access, and they’ve made that very plain.
I won’t go into all of the details, but it included the older one sneaking out in the middle of the night twice to smoke cigarettes she shoplifted, the younger one throwing tantrums, and a bunch of other drama. They said they feel guilty about the fact that they’re ready to take them back home and be done with it. I told them I don’t blame them a bit and that’s exactly what I would do. Life (and summer) are both too short for that kind of nonsense.
If you are looking for a good summer read and want to save some money at the same time, check out Aloha, Lugosi!, the fourth book in my pal Steven Thomas’ Gretch Bayonne action adventure series. It’s on sale for just 99 cents for a limited time, so grab it while you can.
Be sure to enter our current Free Drawing for an audibook of Mountain Angel, the first book in my friend Suzie O’Connell’s Northstar Angels romance series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – Sometimes I roll my eyes out loud.