First I want to thank a blog reader who I know a bit personally, but not well. Thank you, Corella, for sending me the Teresa Bloomingdale address. It tickled my fancy, and I was able to nod my head and laugh at many spots.
As a blogger, it's always fun to meet someone who reads my blog. And if that person has little or no connection to myself, its kind of a bonus. I expect my family and friends to read occasionally, if for no other reason than to find out what's up with Mary and Joe. But it pleases me in a special way to be able to write things that please strangers or near strangers.
Corella is the daughter of a sainted woman to whom Joe served as pastor in Oakland Park nursing home for the first several years we lived here. I don't believe I ever met her, but enjoyed getting the photo greeting cards her family periodically sent out; and I've enjoyed meeting her family at a variety of community occasions.
Corella has commented that she enjoys reading the things I write about the area and community in which she was raised. I fear I've not been doing a very good job of that lately. I looked back with chagrin the other day at the slim number of posts I've actually gotten done in the last several months.
Thank you, Corella, for bringing a smile to my face. How thoughtful of you to take the time to pop that address in the mail for me!