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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Cha-Cha from CA

Long-time dear friend Charlotte from CA paid the Plunks a visit this week, and we had a great time. We did a driving tour of Memphis including some of the fine, old homes, the bright, new buildings of the University of Memphis, a breezy walk along the Mighty Mississippi River, and a visit to Beale St. for some outstanding barbecue, blues and beer – the Three Bs of Memphis.

Fortunately, Mike and the band had one night left at Fitzgerald’s when Char arrived so she could experience the adventures of hangin’ with the band. Bless her heart, she helped me get through some pent-up demand for shopping – and saved Mike from enduring the experience. We celebrated her birthday with a girls’ dinner out one evening, then Mike and I did our dinner-on-the-grill for her on the last night. It was every bit as good as our fancy dinner the night before. Hey, we even scared up a noisy, light-show thunderstorm for her one night – a rarity for Californians.

It was great to have her visit, and I’m now confident that she can return to CA and report to other friends that I’m neither barefoot and toothless nor hoop-skirted and lounging on the verandah. The Plunks are still pretty much the Plunks.

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