Friday, June 19, 2015

Dennis & Sue

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

Mary Oliver

We went from June Gloom to June Boom: plenty of thunderstorms as we gear up for the longest day of the year on Sunday (the sun sets at 9:30 out here)!

Every Friday morning, Lindsay spends time with 2-year old Isaac for a few hours to let his Mommy (Lydia) do some writing. Here they are in front of the shuttered neighborhood bar eating donuts from the 50 year old Polish bakery a block away.

We've mentioned our friend Luke who has been squatting on a few city-owned plots to grow beets, garlic, kale, raspberries and squash. He sells it at Eastern Market and our neighborhood farmers market on Wednesday afternoons from 5-7pm. This week he apparently grew a couch.

On Friday night, Tom’s parents (Dennis & Sue) flew in to vacation in Detroit. OK, they only spent a day in the city before we drove 4 hours north to the little town of Alden on the shores of Torch Lake. A friend of ours from church, Bob Chapman, invited us to stay in his place. He and his wife Joanne lived there before moving to Detroit in 1980 for—get this—better schooling for their children. True story.

We went for a hike and lounged around reading and playing Mexican Train. Green is bursting everywhere and the watershed boasts 14 interconnected lakes and rivers. This morning, Tom dropped off his parents at the train station across the border in Windsor, Ontario. They are training to Toronto for a few nights before returning to Detroit on Sunday afternoon for a father’s day meal before their 8pm flight back to Orange County.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you got time with Sue and Dennis!! And I love the baby sitting skills. We'll have to put those to use with baby Elise;) love you guys and your updates!!