Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Dinner with Ann and Tim

The other night, Linda, Domenic, and myself had the pleasure of joining Ann (we call her "Dotty") and Tim in their home for dinner. They are such an amazing and interesting couple. They had so many stories to tell and such interesting lives. They would've kept us in their house all night had we not had to get back to the church by 9PM. Tim gave us a tour of their 1940's house- complete with built-ins, crown molding, original hardwood floors, and medallions around each light fixture in every room. They also had two outdoor patios. Linda and I were in our glory touring the home. Tim was so proud of his house and gave us the complete history of the home. The man who built their house was actually told that he was not smart enough for school. Then he built this beautiful and strategically planned house.  Tim also showed us the basement where he created a massive train set out of plywood. He showed us the trains that worked complete with the engine and horn sounds. Domenic was so excited to see the trains.  We made great conversation at dinner with Dotty and Tim. They are the proud parents of 9 children, three of which are lawyers, one is a nurse, and their only son who is a fantastic artist. Dotty and Tim have 17 grandchildren. They are extremely involved with their church and community. Our whole group had the pleasure of moving about 500 pairs of shoes earlier in the day with Dotty.  We all have really gotten to know her and love seeing her around the church.  Dotty even sent us home with some of her caramel tannies (aka 'blondies'). The whole night was great and was definitely one of the highlights of this trip for me so far.


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