Weekend Coffee Share

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some timely catching up with friends (old and new)!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m playing around with the new editing features I’ve discovered in the WP block editor. Not sure they’re necessary, but I know they’re available. Do I need a lime green magenta logo above? Naw, but now I know I can opt for a two-tone logo. (Many combinations are possible.)

Yesterday my mother and I had lunch at my aunt’s. It was so nice to catch up. It’s been at least 9 months since we’ve gotten together. One of the things we chatted about was the collection of old family photos, which included the one of my uncle below.

Both my uncle and father attended a military academy after high school. They needed some maturity before my grandparents would send them to college. (I think my aunts would have done with some discipline too since neither finished college. One eloped and the other got married and quit school.)

I finished reading Andy Ngo’s book Unmasked. I think Ngo has done an admirable job as an on the street reporter. The book is thoughtful and includes a fascinating afterword about how his parents fled Vietnam and came to the US as refugees.

I’m savoring Dervla Murphy’s Full Tilt (1965) about her journey on bike from Ireland to India. Right now I’m at the point where she’s in Afghanistan.

I’d tell you that we’re going to have temperatures in the 90’s F (30’s C) this weekend. Ugh. It’s bad enough when it’s in the 90’s in August.

I’ve been doing some research into Marion Drake’s 1914 run for Chicago alderman (sic) against kingpin John Coughlin. 1914 was the first year women could vote or run for office in Illinois. It’s been a fun project.

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5 Responses to Weekend Coffee Share

  1. Rowena says:

    Thanks so much for the coffee. Sounds great that you managed to catch up with your aunt and your Mum and also check out the old family photos. I love old photos, and have done a lot of scanning through the years. So important not only to record and save our personal histories but alo leave it in a format that it makes sense to subsequent generations.
    Best wishes,

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  2. Hi SMK,
    We too may have seen the last of the mild spring temps. Summer in our county often mean day time temps between 85 – 100 and I one of those who is done moving when the heats crests 80. We don’t have (thus don’t pay for) AC but when I feel disabled in the mid 90s, I get to thinking maybe paying for a the inside air to be somewhere in the mid 70s might be a reasonable comfort/cost compromise. I hope your week proves to be cooler.h

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    • smkelly8 says:

      I’ve seen a lot of commercials for little AC units that cost about $40. I haven’t tried them, but I wilt when it gets super hot.

      They say it’ll be under 90 and I’m okay up to about 85. Thanks for stopping by.


  3. Kirstin says:

    I enjoyed coffee with you 🙂 our weather was hot last week but is cooler and wet this week.

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