I talked with Richard on the phone, and he told me various things including that the funeral was on Tuesday, the burial on Wednesday. Although she had hidden her illness and had been a hospital administrator, apparently Ismay had not been conscious of how gravely ill she was. As I said to Richard, "Let's not go there." Richard said I could consider myself among the Chosen Few, since I had spoken with her in the hospital - he said she wouldn't speak to everyone.
As one might recall me writing a few weeks ago, the underside of my neighbor's dock was visible due to the low level of the lake. It began raining one day, though, and today the water was washing over that same dock. I'd asked Frank yesterday how behind we were in rainfall, and he repliied, "Seven inches. On Saturday it rained 2.5 inches." I take full responsibility for the lovely rain as I was listening to the car radio say how it'd need to rain from "now" until the end of June for our Pacific Northwest area to make up for the dry winter, and I said, "We can do it!" I'm fully into the rain and high wind now. High winds used to make me uneasy but now I like them.
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