Tuesday, January 26, 2010

O Brother Where Art Thou?

I live in a small town, population 1256. Only 3 blocks from my brothers home and 3 blocks from his family business on main street. It's still really hard to find the time to visit, and at our age we should be doing just that!

I get my groceries from him on Saturday each week. He is usually cutting meat or sacking groceries for someone and the chance to talk doesn't happen. It's amazing really, that living so close doesn't help when we try to get together. There just isn't enough time in the day!

Yesterday at work I answered another routine phone call, or what I thought was a routine phone call when the voice on the end of the line said "Hey Pam, why don't you meet me over at LoneStar for lunch?" I jump at the chance to go to lunch with him when I get it so I said "Sure"! What a great time we had visiting and an added bonus my sister- in-law met up with us also. I don't get to see or talk to her nearly enough.

While he enjoyed his steak, she enjoyed salmon, and I enjoyed the greatest salad in town we chatted about things going on in our kids and grandkids lives, what they had done over the past week, and people we knew. I loved hearing all about what was going on with them and where they had been. What a fun lunch it was.

Technology can connect people and ideas but there is nothing like communication face to face. One thing I will thank my mom and dad for everyday is the gift of a brother and two sisters that inspire me everyday. And the nieces and nephews and their family activities are an added bonus!

When it was time for us all to leave and head back to work he even paid the bill! Thanks brother!
O brother can't wait until we do it again!

1 comment:

  1. It was fun and, yes, we should do it more often!! Great article!!!