|With Uncle Joe there is always laughter!|
Last month I drove out to Chicago to attend the ACBSP Annual Conference. ACBSP has been an important association for me over the past sixteen years, and I have missed only two (both because I was in Romania) of their late-June annual conferences since attending my first, in Kansas City, in 1998. I drove out this year in my Hyundai Santa Fe, rather than riding out on Rocinante, partly because it was hot and sticky that week, so I wanted the air conditioning, but mostly because I had arranged to stay at the home of a friend who can no longer drive. Joseph McCloskey is 92. Joe was my high school English teacher in my sophomore and senior years at New Trier, and he is still a great personal friend. He is also legally blind due to macular degeneration, and cannot see well enough to drive a car. Since I'd be staying with him for three nights, and wanted to take him out to a dinner a time or two, I took the car.
|With Cristina G. at a Starbucks on N. Clark Street|
|Emily, me, Cristina, Joe, and Diana|
|Cristina and Joe|
Perhaps the truest comment on the evening was this one, posted by my German-Romanian friend from Suceava, on the group picture that I put in Facebook:
Waltraudi Morosan: all the time the mans are ok if around have young girls...ha ha ha..i like to be young.
|Emily and Joe|