Saturday, August 31, 2019

Who Am I With?

People are asking, "Who is your traveling companion"?
Her name is Penny, a woman I have known since my mid teens, almost 60 years. We met in 1960, dated from 1961 until 1963 (grades ten to twelve) and have remained friends ever since. A while ago we started talking on the phone and texting. She volunteers at the Victoria Cancer Center and was able to offer a sympathetic ear and an insight that I was lacking. Our conversations went on for hours. When I had to go down to Victoria to meet with Norma's Pension Office, we met for lunch. I had last seen her 6 years before at our last High School Reunion but during our lengthy lunch the years just seemed to evaporate.
She is unattached, has a son just a year or so younger than Brooks, is retired from the banking industry and owns a condo in Victoria. Like me, she loves to travel but also like me, is not excited about doing it alone. She is an excellent chef and loves cooking and eating gourmet meals! Which just by chance as do I!
We are traveling as friends but are both open to whatever develops. So far we are having a great time and she is teaching me to laugh again and the rapid weight loss I was slightly concerned about seems to have stopped. So far, everything is on the plus side.


  1. Great! Live in the moment - it is all you have! Enjoy.

  2. So nice that you have a travelling companions and friend to share your experiences with. Keep enjoying some wonderful travels.

  3. Isn't that special! Life is short enjoy every day.

  4. Sounds like you're having fun! Enjoy the wonderful times together.

  5. What a great photo! As you know my motto is, live each day to the fullest. See you both tomorrow for happy hour.