We managed to visit other cousins, Margaret Rooker and Emilie Sturges Hance, along the way, and we had a grand family time.
Tomorrow I begin the other much-anticipated week of my U.S. time, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace community retreat here at St. Mary-on-the-Lake. A week without all my electronic toys will be very good for me, and a week of silence even better. Even the weather is cooperating, as a sunny wave began on the 4th and will - in theory - last through the retreat week. I'll be back to blogging afterwards.