Pittsburgh, April 2012
Enjoyed some quality time with my sister. Pizza, shopping, Bingo, more pizza. That’s the life!
Nice time at Sue’s house with all of the old gang. We look so sober and serious, don’t we? What good acting!
Late night with lots to eat and drink, games to play, catching up and lots of talking. After just a little sleep, we had a lovely breakfast then headed to downtown Pittsburgh to see Ruthless, the musical, at Pittsburgh CLO.
Received a phone call from my brother in law, Tom, while at the play. Surprised to find out my sister was in the hospital having an emergency appendectomy. She’s pretty good at hiding symptoms! Fortunately, the appendix did not rupture, and they were able to perform laparoscopic surgery, and her recovery has been pretty quick.
Tom and I visited Althea Saturday night and Sunday morning, then took some time Sunday afternoon to visit my cousin Kenny Tejchman and his family – wife Joan and son little Adam – north of Butler, PA. Although I haven’t seen Kenny in something like 40 years, I was happy to find the same old Kenny that I just adored when I was a child. He acts loud and gruff to hide the gentleness inside. It was good to meet Joan and Adam. I liked Joan a lot, and think we could be friends if we lived a little closer. Adam is taking after his dad – farming is in his blood. I LOVED the farm – - -and am really regretting I didn’t take pictures of the baby cows. Two weeks old. They try to suck your fingers. Lots of cats, a turkey, chickens, guineas, dogs and cows – - – and crops to support the livestock. I had a fantastic tour all around the farm, and got to see all of the vehicles and equipment (although I’m ashamed to admit I can’t really relate anything about it here. My memory isn’t what it used to be.) Take a look at the views from the porch.
My cousin Barb – Kenny’s older sister – joined us for the lovely dinner Joan prepared. Chicken parmesan with salad and Italian bread, followed by home made carrot cake. Oh, yum! Kenny’s daughter, Amber, dropped by for a few moments too. Amber is a lovely girl, studying to be a nurse.