|Captain Joe let Punch steer the boat in parts of the Long Island Sound.|
|Sis's husband, Don, and their friend Chaiya.|
|Sis and Don.|
We sliced through the Sound, passing fancy Greenwich mansions; the Indian Harbor Yacht Club, where Sis and Don married aboard a sailboat in 1995; islands in the sea. Refreshments on board: Wine in a box, chilled seltzer, beer, turkey sandwiches Sis made, sweet berries, cookies, Cheddar and crackers. I want to write those details down so I remember them.
After, Punch had me in the pool at the Greenwich Water Club for two-plus hours. Our fingers were like prunes. A lot of fun. I also liked the chance to show her how to go ahead and ask kids to play….she approached a little blonde girl and said Do you want to be my friend? [As a hardened adult, I wouldn't have used those exact vulnerable words, especially in another state where I likely might not see the person again, but you get the idea.] Yes, the little girl said.
We're all spending the night in Connecticut with Sis and Don. Sweet dreams.
- Hot bath.
- Support group in morning--a friend told me six very important words to remember.
- Seeing Sis, and boating. Happy, peaceful pastime. Also: I did enjoy those berries. They tasted good.
- In the pool all those hours. Relaxing.