We were thrilled to have Grandma's Marathon record holder, Dick Beardsley, and his wife Jill stay with us this past week while they were in town for the big event. His amazing record still stands from 1981! Turns out, they love animals as much as we do and fell in love with Lena (and Sven). Marathon day turned out to be fairly ideal for the runners and the rainstorms held off until the afternoon and ended before the evening fesitivities and music down in Canal Park.
On a sad note, Joan's Dad passed away the Monday before the marathon after a difficult two weeks in the hospital trying to recover from surgery. It was a good family time and our son and his wife flew back from China to be with him at the end. He will very much be missed.
Life goes on and then the floods came! Next blog.