Thursday, June 19, 2008
Today is the last full day of my grand children's visit. It has been so much fun and it is great to get to know them again. We have been going to parks, museums and swimming. Gramma is exhausted as I am out of practice.
Yesterday we donated money to the American Red Cross for the flooding victims. The kids saw first hand the destruction on their trip across Iowa.
I am pretty proud of the people of Iowa. They have rolled up their sleeves and gotten to work cleaning up with little complaints and pointed fingers about who was to blame. The mayor is right along side them cleaning, not shooting his mouth off. The people left when told it might not be safe. Very little looting. Some businesses are already opened again. Neighbors helping neighbors. This is a huge disaster with years of damage ahead due to flooding fields. My heart goes out to them all. Many lost everything they owned. So if you see a red cross station looking for donations, don't pass it by. Who knows when it might not be your town next.
Today we are not doing anything special. Just enjoying them. I am having spaghetti for supper we are just enjoying each other. I find myself mad at my son. I know he was miserable but part of me still thinks, he made his bed. Better and worse etc.... For the kids you stay together. I have to work on that. My granddaughter is so sad. It breaks my heart. I know my son hasn't been happy for years though. Just a terrible sad situation.
Anyway. They are sleeping late but will probably be up soon. I have some blueberry muffins to make. Bye all.
Posted by Julie at 6:33 AM