This weekend was the start of a vacation from school. A gathering of several of my brothers, my Mom and I happened Saturday night to see a concert at the Scranton Cultural Center. The program was a Tribute to Benny Goodman, performed by Canadian musician Bob DeAngelis. What made this event special is that Bob is the brother-in-law of my oldest brother, John and his wife Lenore (Lenore's sister Joni is married to Bob, and is his manager). Phenominal musician! We all went out for drinks after the concert, and had a great time together. I'm very lucky that my family does get along and we have a lot of fun when we're together. I've not seen Bob and Joni since my brother's wedding 19 years ago, so it was really wonderful to get to spend time with them. Awesome people!! Friends of John and Lenore from Pittsburgh also joined us, and there was LOTS of laughing and silliness. Again, I'm very thankful for good friends and family. Most of us then gathered Sunday for breakfast before everyone had to go their seperate ways for the start of a new week.
Sunday evening brought lots of snow - wet, heavy snow. About 8" of the stuff. Sometime during the night we lost power, phone and cable services. Walking Lizzie this morning looked like this:
And now that the power is on, cable and phone are working normally, the news of the tragedy at Virginia Tech is all over the news. May we keep the families and friends of those killed and wounded in our prayers.