After the family reunion, daughter Kathy escorted Kate and I to Seabrook Island. What a beautiful place! Of course, Kate was immediately enthralled by all the wildlife there, and insisted on sleeping on the porch – she said it was like sleeping in the middle of a jungle – all the wild animal sounds throughout the night. We really did have a nice guestroom for her! 🙂
We settled in on the porch for the entire visit. It was funny that Kate loved that porch as much as I do. The grandchildren call that porch “Joan-Joan’s favorite place” and indeed it is. I think the most interesting thing about our meeting face-to-face for the first time and enjoying an entire week together, was the easy way we slipped into our real life relationship. We were old friends immediately, continuing the friendship we started on line over three years ago. One look at this table and the papers and books and “stuff” says it all! We were not strangers, but old friends. Isn’t that wonderful?