Golda's 2007 Winter Migration

On Dec 18th, Olga, Bud & Golda will fly to Florida to visit Bud's mom for Christmas

Golda's 2007 Winter Migration Island Breeze
Island Breeze cottage on the Atlantic coast of Eleuthera Island, Bahamas.

Christmas Eve

December 26th, 2007 · No Comments

I was still pretty much under the weather for the Saturday and Sunday after the party. On Saturday we drove my Mom down to St. Augustine, and stopped for lunch at Cap’s by the Water on the way back. I’ve only got two things to say about that: 1) It was cold and raining, and 2) Cap’s was out of cole slaw. Olga dropped me off at the beach and then drove mom home. On Sunday we visited with Oscar Senn at his home. Olga brought wine and crackers, nuts and snacks. Oscar’s son Blake emerged from his room at some point and joined us.

Which brings us to Monday, Chrsitams Eve. Our first stop was in the early afternoon at Landon’s home. While there, we joined him for a walk with his dog, Sumi, down to the nearby St. John’s river.

Bud and Landon

You can barely see us, but we’re out there on the dock
The Dock on the River
at the end of the pier.

Olga and Landon

After a while, we had to leave to get over to Avondale to visit with Bob White at his new home. It was great to see Bob. His home is a delightful little two bedrom cottage in a charming neighborhood filled with large, old growth trees. Bob was just recovering from some horrible “super cold”. Olga and I had a great time yakking with him about local politics and general gossip.

As the afternoon turned into evening, we said goodbye to Bob, and drove down to Whyndam Lakes to pick up Mom. We drove all the way back out to the beach to have dinner at Parson’s Seafood Restaurant. Parson’s doesn’t look like much, but what it lacks in decor it makes up for in deliciouness. Dinner was some of the best seafood we have ever had. Mom was being a little snippy about something, so I can’t say she had as good a time as we did, but even she said the food was great.

We dropped mom off back at her place, and then drove over to Riverside to the Episcopal Church of the Good Sheppard for Midnight Mass. Landon and Linda played in the church’s six-piece Chamber Music Society orchestra.

Linda and Landon

The Chamber Music Society of the Good Shepherd

Linda’s son, Victor, sang in the eighteen-voice Chancel Choir.

The church is gorgeous, almost a hundred years old, and decorated in that very traditional Church of England sort of way with lots wood and stone and candles. It was a “high mass” so they really did it right with the vestments and incense and bells. It wasn’t more than half full of people, but when everyone sang together, they filled the church with music and song. It was a beautiful evening.

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