A Continuation of the 20 Years of
October 2018

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October 20th   How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,—I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

                                -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1846)

These two pictures were included in the Chonicles entry for July 6, 2017 (15 months ago) HERE and HERE. That was the moment that my Dear Granddaughter Nattie was offered an engagement ring as she stood on the dock near cabin # 2 at LBLR. Today, in Saint Paul, her and Daniel were married. Click HERE and HERE. Congratulations(!) to Natalie and Daniel, and welcome to the family Dan. [Aside -- Although we know how Daniel feels about Nattie, we can't really be sure what he thinks of the rest of the family.......but maybe that will become clear in the fullness of time. -- End of Aside]

PS:   Elizabeth's poem (above) also known as Sonnet 43 is part of her collection called "Sonnets from the Portuguese"; there were 44 of them in all. Nat & Dan selected this one to be part of their wedding ceremony.

PPS:   Nattie is now Mrs. Robinson. I had the band play the Simon & Garfunkle song "Mrs Robinson" and, even though Nat wasn't happy about it, she isn't mad at least she said she's not mad at me.

PPPS:   As soon as I get a picture of the whole wedding party I'll put it here, so keep checking back.
October 23th   Now that I've rested for a few months (4 months and 2 days, to be exact), I'm going to try to add something to this occasionally, perhaps infrequently, but occasionally at least. All I can say is, we'll see how it goes. If anyones sees this, please send me an e-mail or a text. Thanks!
October 27th   Just short question (or perhaps an observation): In Menomonie, Wisconsin there's a place named "Abbey's Pub and Grub". At first thought, wouldn't you think that's a place you could stop in for lunch and a beer or two? Well, you can.......but only if you're hungry for their "house" nachos or a big pretzel with cheese sauce. Oh, and of course you can order a standard bar "frozen pizza" if your like. Personally, I think the name "Abbey's Pub and Grub" implies a menu that's a little bit bigger than that. Oh well, what do I know.

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