Kate comes to Jacksonville
May 21 - May 25, 2005

Saturday, May 21, 2005
There must have been a little rain in the night.  Mother went with us at 1315 to pick up Kate at the airport.  She arrived shortly after 2 as scheduled.  Mother then joined us for cocktails, the opening of her birthday gifts and dinner.
Sunday, May 22, 2005
We sat out on the back porch and watched old family videos of the farm from 1990.  After that, mother joined us and we went to the club for lunch. Mother came to the house at 4 and we had tacos for the 4 of us. She left just before 7.
Monday, May 23, 2005
Kate and I drove over to Atlantic Eye Institute. Dr. Shmunes explained the SLT procedure in detail but would not let Kate remain in the room during the procedure.  We went to my office where she said hellos before leaving with my car to visit JWJ.  We 3 had lunch at Havana Jax together. We went to mother’s for dinner for roast chicken. We got home just before 7 and advised the O’Briens that we were home. They joined us just after 7 with gifts for Kate. They gave her a business card holder with a monogram and a silver pen with her name on it – an impressive gift.  They stayed until nearly 2200 and it was a wonderful visit.
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Kate spent the day with mother.  In the afternoon, Lyd and Kate went shopping and bought her several nice outfits.  Mother came for dinner.  She left just after 1900.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
We got up at the normal time and the ladies packed.  At 0830 we stopped at mother’s to drop off the knitting she left behind the night before. On to the airport, I dropped Lyd and Kate off for their joint flight at 0900. 1352: Kate’s E-mail says she is home safely. Lyd’s flight to SBY was delayed until I left the office. The web site reports she arrived a few minutes after 5.

Kate and her paternal grandmother, Nana, who funded her graduate studies.

Kate and her Dad