It's been about 12 1/2 years since I last posted here. And that was supposed to be a Part 3 post. I don't know what happened. I guess 12 1/2 years of writer's block. It's a good thing I am not a writer by profession!
So much has happened since that last post. Looking back I wish I had not stopped writing here. But, briefly, several more trips North were made with the granddaughters. These trips included a visit to a coal mine in Pennsylvania, Howe's Caverns in New York, Washington, D.C. (including The Spy Museum. Super cool and interesting if you've never been!), Quebec to go whale watching, Connecticutt several times including the wedding of my sister, Joanna, and Rob.
We got a beautiful granddaughter who is sweet, and funny, and smart, and we just love her to pieces.
One of the family relationships failed, sadly, but a new one blossomed and brought with it another granddaughter, full of life and love, and a joy to know. This relationship also produced our second grandson, just this past February, right before the Covid19 lock-down. So we were able to see him a couple of times in the first few weeks, but nothing except pictures for the next three months. He's cute, and handsome, and makes us all smile and laugh! We now have two grandsons born almost 27 years apart!!
Speaking of grandsons, Ian graduated from Brother Martin High School and received a full academic scholarship to Xavier University of New Orleans, one of the premier Colleges of Pharmacy in the nation. He is now a full-fledged pharmacist. Great going, Dr. Spinney!
Bee (Bridget) graduated from Mount Carmel Academy (a Rag Doll) here in NOLA and received a full scholarship to Loyola University of New Orleans. Congratulations, Bee! She's doing very well in college, and also works for one of our local pizza restaurants, Reginelli's, to boot.
Molly has just finished eighth grade at Mount Carmel Academy (she's a Pink Panther). Good job, Molly! She has developed such a dry wit! She definitely fits into the Herrick (Duncan) family!
Linda and I have both retired from our DoD jobs, me in June of 2017 and she in November of the same year. We're now enjoying retirement together, spending as much time as possible in each other's company.
Patti and Jerrod bought our house on the corner, and pretty much totally renovated the inside, changing it from a duplex to a single-family residence. The new floor plan was Patti's, and it worked out beautifully. Plus, it is a joy to have the whole family living almost right next door.
I'm going to stop here and take some time to gather my thoughts and perhaps pull out some old pictures to add to the next post. In the meantime, I hope that I can get the word out that (L)ife On The Ledge is hopefully back in business!
Take care, and God bless!!!