Moira, who is in her late 50's (I know, she doesn't look that old, but she is!) also lives in the north woods of Minnesota. Just like Kate and me! :) She loved the idea of going on a date with Jolly. She referred to him as the mail-order groom. (Don't tell Jolly!) Moira is a widow, and her little grandsons like to visit. You may see them in a picture.
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Is the third time the charm? (Or the third date?)
Check out that thermometer. 0 degrees! It gets colder than that!
They were soon enjoying a lunch of chicken wild rice soup, thick slices of Prairie Brown Bread with butter and sun tea. There were generous slices of blueberry pie ala mode for dessert. Jolly decided he likes the way north woods ladies make lunch!
Jolly asked her about her interests. She thought on the question for a bit and said she loved to do lots of outdoor things. In winter she cross-country skis and snowshoes. She also enters sled dog races. Jolly said he hadn't noticed the dogs. He knew from watching documentaries that sled dogs bark a lot. She explained that the dogs belong to a friend. They work with the dogs together, then race together.
Jolly liked Moira a lot, but he wasn't sure he was up to living her rustic lifestyle. It seemed like a lot of work! But he was glad to get to know her and wanted to keep in touch. By snail mail, of course. He thought it must be difficult for her postman to deliver mail in the winter. "Yes, it is," I agreed. (This conjured up personal memories of snowplows and broken mailboxes.)
And so ends Jolly's third date here in the north woods of Minnesota. Time to think about tying up loose ends and preparing him for the next leg of his journey. As we sit in my little living room and brainstorm all we need to do before he leaves we enjoy yet another cup of tea. (He never seems to get enough!) I've borrowed a tip from Mr. V. Bigg, the giant in his book, and serve his tea in a thimble. He drinks several. We went all out with the teapot and everything!
I'll keep you posted on what we do next, but for now it's late. Time to rest up.
By the way, we didn't see any of these. But they're out there...
So, cheerio and shalom!