Friday, March 16, 2007
11 years to the day
It's been 11 years to the day that we moved to this area. The Ryan girls helped us pack up the truck, the Calhoun's sent us on our way north from Walpole with a yummy casserole to enjoy when we got there. Steph Ryan rode with us to support Sara facing her new place to live. We all sat down to enjoy the wonderful dinner after lots of hard work. Years later it would be Steph's sister Julie that would marry our oldest son Eric. Both older kids, Matt and Sara thought Rutland was inhabited with retired people and sort of quietly resented the move. But Dad had received a promotion and they being loyal kids went along without lots of fuss. Within a few years both Matt and Sara met their future spouses in this area. We now have 5 grandchildren who were born here. When we moved in, I hated the ugly 70's chandelier over the stairs. So this week I finally got a very pretty replacement. It only took me 11 years. Even the kids could have kids faster than that. Go figure!! Now we still have 3 kids at home --Amy being 21 is Certain this area is only full of old people...Is it time for another casserole???