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Dinner Out Tonight

May 28th, 2014 at 09:02 am

I forgot that I had it on my calendar, but I'm having dinner out tonight. It's with the mother of the young woman who died after a heart transplant. It's the first time I've seen her since the memorial service, and I think it will be difficult. Another friend will be going along, so that will help. I hear she is not doing well -- who would be? Just hoping we can make her day a little brighter.

I wish I had remembered, though, so I could have driven. Now I will be stuck with the hourly train schedule that starts up after six. Ugh. Late night.

I bought my train ticket yesterday ($135) but that was my only spending.

I ran into an "old" friend on the train -- someone I used to see quite regularly but who got on a different schedule. We rode together and caught up on each others' lives. It turns out he and his wife have just sold their house and are moving out West. They don't have a place to live or jobs lined up. They just want to be where there is more sunshine. They're not even sure what state they're going to, but they have to clear out of their house by July. There seems to be a hazy plan to start a business. What?? I tried to be non-judgmental but it sounds pretty crazy to me. They are not youngsters, either. I gave him my business card and told him to please let me know how it all turns out. They are very nice, very religious people and pretty certain that "God will provide." I hope they don't get a rude awakening!

2 Responses to “Dinner Out Tonight”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oh, the grieving mother! I cannot fathom the pain.

  2. snafu Says:

    It's just not the natural scheme for parents to outlive children. Having just watched the pain of parents and friends from yet another massacre [Isla Vista] I'm so sad. Thank you and friend for taking the difficult task of visiting with a bereaved mom.

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