Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday in Florida
Bob and I went to St. Paul Lutheran Church for the late service on Sunday. We had belonged to this church for the 6 1/2 years that we lived in Sarasota and we had many friends there. Olive used to sit next to me in the choir. She is now recovering from a hip replacement and she doesn't get out much. Olive sent us a Christmas card and a note that she would like us to visit with her when we were in FL, so we did. After church and lunch with our friends Debi & Mike, Bob and I visited with Olive. This was the first time we had been to her house. Her husband died a couple years ago. His is very missed. Bob and I had some coffee cake with Olive, then we drove back to Tampa to the Hyde Park Hotel where we stayed the first couple of nights when we flew to FL on the 8th & 9th. We took Zach to dinner and hung out with him awhile in his apartment. He was pretty depressed, as his dog Gordon that he had for 12 years had died right after Christmas. Gordon was cremated and Zach had picked up the ashes on Sunday. I know Zach will be lonely for quite some time.