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Monday, May 09, 2011

Peter and I had a great time with my long-lost friend Pat, and her husband, Tom. Peter and Tom had much more in common than I could have hoped for..not just loving the Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox but loving their wives. Is that wonderful or what?
We met at Applebees in Saratoga Springs, NY and of course, I ate too much. But, I surprised them all with a newspaper article about the Kentucky Derby and insisted they all pick a horse and put up a buck...Lottsa laughs, but they did it.
Then we went for a walk downtown, priced hats to wear while watching the Derby..our favorite was $520. We laughed, declined and kept walking.
Then back to the Hotel, Peter and I had drinks and snacks and the TV on the Derby Channel. We talked and talked until Post-Time..we watched; commented on Hats, etc.; hooted, cheered and hollered, and not one of us won. But, what fun!

Then we went out to eat dinner at a Buffet place, an it was great (can't remember the place.)
Then a drink at the Hotel Bar, then BED!
I didn't sleep very well.

I hope all your Mothers' had a beautiful-family-contacted-day
!
I sent this to my daughters...not original to me
MY DEAR CHILD

You are the poem
I dreamed of writing

the masterpiece
I longed to paint.

You are the shining star
I reached for in my
ever hopeful quest
for life fulfilled...

You are my child.
Now with all things
I am blessed.
~~ Author Unknown ~~

The Oregon Daughter sent this:

"You are the beginning of my dream,
The source of my heart,

All things are possible now
Because you loved

The memories shine like stars
In the skies of my journey."

Happy Belated Mother's Day to all of you...
Hugs,
Catherine
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  • CJWORDPLAY
    Sounds like you had a delightful visit. How terrific that you can make up ways to "play" that don't end up costing $520! Are hats fun - and fun to make fun of! emoticon
    3589 days ago
  • FRECKS96
    Aw, love the poems! It sounds like you had a wonderful day in Saratoga. I love it there, though I've only been once and I'm sure it would look quite different through adult (as opposed to college age) eyes.
    3589 days ago
  • NOMIS1
    Loved your blog and the poems. I am going on an overnight to Saratoga Springs in August.
    3589 days ago
  • DANCINCAJUN1
    Couldn't help but figure you would definitely enjoy yourself on the trip .... and having a wonderful husband ... ah such a delight !!

    Loved the writings ... treasures for eternity.

    Roc
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    3589 days ago
  • VINGRAM
    The derby activities sound like you had a ball! Glad you had fun......and a belated Mother's Day to you, also! vista emoticon
    3589 days ago
  • SHAMROCKY2K
    This caught my eye since I am hoping to get up to Saratoga Springs soon. My daughters future inlaws live there. Do you recommend the hotel you stayed at?
    Loved the Dear child poem and am about to pass that on to my 2 daughters.
    Happy belated Mothers Day.
    3589 days ago
  • WILLOW49
    So glad you had a great time with you friends :) Even better that the hubbies get along so well, too!

    Beautiful poems. I especially like My Dear Child.
    3589 days ago
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