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{simple saturday} eight

It's been many weeks since I participated in simple saturday, but I'm back today!

I'm home this weekend for my dad's retirement party and got to visit with these great people as well!

This morning my baby bro and I stole Aunt Hy out of exercise class for a chat over some coffee. In October, she's turning 97!  It was such an amazing visit!

Nate, Aunt Hy, and Me!

Yesterday I had the chance to spend the afternoon with Michael - it's been almost 6 years since an afternoon for lunch and touring the town (we went to the Elk Country Visitors Center) were in our grasp!

Michael & Me - and the Elk!

Feeling very blessed to be able to spend time with these people and my family, of course! just a few times of year seems to be our 'norm' - so we have to take advantage! Happy Retirement Party!

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  1. Is Michael a seminarian? For which diocese?

    Looks like a wonderful time! God bless you!

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    1. He's a seminarian at St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, PA (where we went to college). The monks staff our parishes back home, and he was assigned there as a Deacon this school year!

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