I found my birth mother. A touching statement. Made not by me, but by another.
Let me share her story.
I was in Aqua last night watching Dueling Bartenders. Jean and Joe Thornton there, also. Jean introduced me to her sister. I was not aware Jean had a sister. A half sister. Her name Laura.
Jean was 37 when she received a telephone call from Laura. Laura then 25. Jean did not know she had a sister. Laura said, I am your sister, I am looking for our mother.
Jean was in Birmingham at the time. Laura in Nashville.
Their mother had not made Jean aware she had given birth to another child when Jean was 12 years old.
Laura was taken in by another family and eventually adopted by another.
Laura told Jean she wanted to meet her mother and Jean. Jean made the necessary arrangements and in due course the three met. Their Mother told Jean she had kept the birth secret.
A glorious meeting. Tears and joy. A unit since.
Laura is in key West visiting. She will be here till the end of the month. She now resides in Louisville.
Laura told me she refers to the woman who adopted/raised her as her Mom and her discovered mother as her birth mother.
Jean and Laura loving sisters. So they appeared and acted. Jean could not wait to introduce her sister to me.
God is good. He provided the path and determination for Laura to successfully discover her birth mother and sister.
A lucky threesome.
While still at Aqua, a lovely young lady approached and asked if I was Key West Lou. Her name, Pat Grady. A Key West resident. I am fortunate. A loyal blog reader. Thank you, Pat.
Great game last night! Clemson beat the perennial victor Alabama. By a touchdown made with one second remaining on the clock. The final score 35-31.
Tonight Syracuse/West Virginia. West Virginia a 4.5 point favorite. I will stick my neck out. If Syracuse plays as it has in its last two game, Syracuse will win decisively.
I continue to learn.
Enzio Pinza was a great singer and movie actor in the 1950s. He was vacationing at the Casa Marina.
The mood at various times of the day at the Casa can be revealing, overwhelming. At some point one evening, Pinza was seated on the Casa’s terrace overlooking the ocean and moon. He was so taken by the sight, he stood and sang Some Enchanted Evening. A song he had made popular.
The Casa and Pinza singing a fitting combination.
I am listening to Session’s Senate confirmation hearing. Just began. Two Democratic senators have already spoken who have failed the Nation. Both were supportive of his nomination. Disgusting. The man is an obvious bigot. Will work to restrict civil and voting rights. Not support them.
I am ashamed of the two Democratic senators. They lacked the courage to do the right thing.
I have to hustle. Barb is visiting for two weeks. I pick her up at the airport in an hour.
Enjoy your day!