The view from up there
Tuesday February 08th 2011, 11:33 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Warm Hats Not Hot Heads

(The Warm Hats Not Hot Heads count: we are now at 75 committed hats for the campaign for civility in Congress. Go knitters!)

We drove across the Bay and up into the beautiful, wooded hills, the reason for the folks’ visit to California: Dad had someone he wanted to interview for a biography he is writing.

It turns out the man’s son was there too, and that the man is himself a writer–and the kind of warm, bright, engaged, energetic 92-year-old I can only aspire to be someday.

He gave us copies of several of his books, waving me away when I offered to buy some, and I, having discovered that his daughter-in-law crochets, wished fervently I had a copy of my own book to share with their family, too.

We had a lovely morning of it, time I for one would never have had with good folks I would never have had the good fortune to meet but for the passion both of the older men in the room were bringing to the project at hand.

I’d driven my husband’s Prius, switching cars with him for the day since we were the ones who were going to be putting on the mileage.

And as we walked back to the car and opened the trunk to put away Dad’s equipment from the interview, there it was: a copy of “Wrapped in Comfort” that my husband had proudly put in there to be ready to show off my work and me at any time. I asked him later and he said, “Oh, I always have one in there!”

I hurried back down the walkway and rang the doorbell one last time.

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Before reading to the end, I knew you would find a way to get the book to them some day, though the conclusion came as a nice surprise 🙂 Your dad must be very proud of you, that he carries a spare copy for emergencies with him!

Comment by tinebeest 02.09.11 @ 1:43 am

Serendipity strikes again!

Comment by Jody 02.09.11 @ 6:52 am

Wonderful! No coincidences, but what a blessing a proud, supportive husband is…

Comment by Channon 02.09.11 @ 7:49 am

how awesome — my husband is one of my biggest cheerleaders, and while I don’t have a book for him to give anyone, he does a great “brag” on what I have done

Comment by Bev 02.09.11 @ 9:30 am

Echoing tinebeest, I figured you’d find away to return the favor.

Comment by Don Meyer 02.09.11 @ 11:45 am

I know you know this, but what a terrific husband you have!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 02.09.11 @ 12:21 pm

When you share your delights, I smile inside and remember my own too. Thanks!

Comment by kmom 02.09.11 @ 12:28 pm

And I bet your husband got a big hug when you arrived back home!

Comment by twinsetellen 02.09.11 @ 7:42 pm

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