Another cold day, and colder weather expected. We returned books to our Oostburg Public Library and enjoyed a hot lunch at Parkside Family Restaurant in Sheboygan. We had been there years ago – different owners – and I remembered where we sat with friends. I mention that because while Karl had many childhood summers here, I was newer to the area.
One day at a time, new memories are created, and then I felt at home.
At the restaurant, trucks were going by on the highway. Then because of the cold, we went directly home. I enjoyed decaff coffee with the Psalms in my study.
We have several family restaurants we enjoy, and visit them all, over time. Judi’s Place is here in Oostburg, and Karl was there with friends last week.
They all have their own characters – and warmth, good food, friendly service in common.
It is good to know the feeling of being a stranger. The new person. I am grateful for this life lesson, and for how I belong right where I am now.
Ellen Grace Olinger