Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Appointment and A Visit With Adeline

Rantoul, IL

60 deg. clear, NW wind @ 8 mph.

Forecast = Sunny. Not as warm. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Jim and Linda left here about 8:30 yesterday morning to head up to Peotone for the appointment with their financial advisor. CLT said that the trip went well and they arrived about 10 minutes before 10:00. The meeting lasted longer than expected and so it was a little after 12:00 by the time they finished.

They had told Jim's cousin, Adeline, that they would be there sometime between 11:30 and 12:00 so Jim called her as soon as the meeting ended and told her that he and Linda were on their way. She said "Not to worry" as she was having Italian roast beef sandwiches and the meat was in a crock pot so it would be fine until they got there.

CLT said that it didn't take them long to get there and by about 12:30 he was parked in her driveway. : )

It had been a few years since Jim and Linda had seen Adeline so it was really good to see her again. I think I mentioned yesterday that she had lost her husband, Robert, recently but Jim and Linda both said that she seems to be doing fine and her 2 sons are helping her.

She is a little older than Jim and when he was very small, she used to play with him when they visited. Jim said that it was fun talking about the "Old Days" and all the things they did as kids. ; )

It was almost 3:30 by the time they said their good-bye's with lots of hugs, so it was almost 5:00 by the time they returned here to the CG.

I know that the CG had to look completely different to them when they returned because bunches of RVs came in yesterday. Most of the sites are full with 2 RVs on many of them and the road behind me is almost full, (on both sides) with RVs that are dry camping.

Jim took some pictures the other day of the CG before anyone came in for the farm show, and as soon as he can, he's going to take some "after" pictures to show you what it's like now. If he takes them today, I'll try to post some of them on here tomorrow.

Did you know that the McCormick reaper was patented in 1834?

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