The girls pulled out all the stops for mother’s day. It was a two day event that started with dinner ‘en plein air’ (at Lobster Cove), followed by a concert in Rockport’s spectacular Shalin Liu Performance Center where we enjoyed a wonderful concert by the Parkington Sisters from Wellfleet, violin virtuosae and not unaccomplished on an assortment of other instruments.

Today, on mother’s day proper we had a high tea in Rockport at the Heath Tea Room. I was treated to an English high tea: a pot of Darjeeling, finger sandwiches, a scone with clotted cream, and some other dainties, all presented on a 3-level étagère.

Sandwiched in between those joyful events was another celebration but this one of a life that has passed. We drove to the South Shore to join a few colleagues in expressing our support for our bereaved colleague who lost her second son in three years. Life can be very cruel.

Our grandson-to-be was not delivered on mother’s day – it would have been a lovely mother’s day gift but he’s decided otherwise. He has maneuvered himself into the launch position. His mom is certainly ready to let him go.

We said goodbye at the end of this wonderful weekend hoping for a speedy reunion. Since the future mom and dad were each born 8 days early we calculated that we could be meeting our new grandson as soon as next Sunday.

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