Monday, May 2, 2011


One week ago today, my son, William and I were on our way to visit the college on the top of his list on the north shore of Lake Tahoe in Nevada. It means 3 planes to go from northern Vermont to northern Nevada. Well, it happened that the second layover was involved with what was to develop into a stream of tornados. After 4 hours wait on the tarmac, we figured we’d be camping out in the airport till we got a flight. Long story short- we were offered a flight to LA that evening, with a morning flight to Reno. It didn’t take long to accept the offer, as my sister lives in LA, yes…

Well, one call to my sister, Renzy, Loranne to other than family, and she was picking us up . Renzy already had a room for us, but Indian first, and then a ride to walk the beach a bit. Then time to retire to the room, she’d already been there to make sure all was in place.

It was so refreshing being with Renzy for some face to face real time. This one thing has always been true of her, she is always ready to drop everything, and give you her full attention even when her life is already over booked.

Sometimes when things don’t go as planned, there is a nice surprise.

Thank you Renzy, you’re the best.


  1. I do remember this... and it's so kind... particularly given I made you late for your flight, and you missed it! A note... I would drop everything for my sisters, whenever they need me... that goes without saying!