A Walk to Remember

Mom and I have been walking every day. We keep our social distance of course. It’s so hard to tell Carver that he can’t hold Grandma Joey’s hand.

Yesterday was an especially long walk – the conversation kept flowing and Carver John was having so much fun!

We have to stop at every stop sign to spell out the letters. Carver is really good at letter identification but likes to read the letters backwards so we are working on reading from left to right.

We also had to stop and read the YIELD sign.

Here is the cemetery my Dad was buried in. We made a stop after we saw some commotion. The owners of the land next to the cemetery are tearing down the fence line which will look great.

See that black tombstone? That’s dad’s. He’s right next to the field. I remember going and picking out his plot. Me, mom, Carver and Dad all hopped in the pickup the day after memorial day – after we got his PET scan results. It was the last time dad ever got in a vehicle and left the house.

We have several nice bridges in town that have walkways. Every time we come to a walkway across a bridge, Carver and Grandma Joey run and “hide.” I play pretend and call for them until they “jump out” and scare me.

And again…

We had to stop and read ALL of the signs. Carver was very frustrated with the font and insisted he didn’t like “them pointy words.”

We challenged Carver to run way up this “big hill.” There he went!

When it was time to go, we elected for a foot shake instead of a hand shake or high five:

When we got home the boys still had plenty of energy to run around the yard! Here Carver is pushing Gannon in the wagon around our yard. I wish the wagon could steer better.

We probably ended up walking for about an hour and a half. We stopped and socialized with distance or course) with a few neighbors and how the COVID 19 was affecting them.

Carver was pretty sad that the entire town was shut down – we couldn’t go visit our favorite banker at the bank. We couldn’t stop and get a treat at our favorite convenience store. All because of the “rona virus.”

Carver had a bit of a coughing fit after drinking water. I said “Carver! Why are you coughing?” He says, “because I got the arona virus because me not cover my cough.”

Theres your giggle for the day. Have a good day and Ill see you tomorrow! Craig will be home all day today and most of the day tomorrow.



  1. Helen A
    March 28, 2020 / 9:59 pm

    I’m glad you guys are still getting to visit your mom and this awful virus didn’t take that away. My daughter is a 10/17 baby so a year and a month behind Carver and we are still regularly visiting my parents as well despite not going anywhere else. I pray this virus is over soon and doesn’t come back next year.

  2. Kim LeMere
    March 29, 2020 / 4:15 am

    It was so cute to read about Carver and Joey popping out to scare you….such fun and simple things to make for a nice end of day.

  3. Sally
    March 29, 2020 / 7:37 pm

    You are doing things that will make for good memories! That is so important.
    I just now read your post “why pink shoelaces “ and have tears in my eyes. So, so sweet. Thank you for sharing that. What a nice tribute! Take care.

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