2017 Life Logs, Day 283: Meeting a Fascinating Woman
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Weather: Back to Beautiful Summer Weather; High 80, Low 58 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA
At 11:15 this morning, I was picked up by a fascinating woman I had never met before and she whisked me away in her Mercedes Benz ‘top off’. This is what the Goldpebbles call a convertible with the top down, and it was a great day for a ride with the ‘top off’. It was sunny with a high temperature of 80 degrees. Just wonderful. But back to my new acquaintance. We were introduced to each other in an email by a mutual friend who thought we should meet. Good call, Patsy (the mutual friend). We went to a luncheon meeting of the Wood Hole Woman’s Club which included a climate change presentation by yet another incredible woman. Sue Natali from the Woods Hole Research Center focuses her research on the permafrost in the Arctic and how it relates to climate change. And she does a fantastic job of explaining the importance of this to a lay audience. I won’t divulge the name of my new acquaintance as I didn’t ask her if I could, but what an interesting person. She earned her PhD at the University of Toronto in the early 1960’s in Physics. This came as a shock to me, not because she earned the degree which was record-breaking in itself, but because she doesn’t look like she could possibly be old enough to have done this. She is an active pilot who owns what she refers to as one-and-a-half planes (full ownership of one and joint ownership of the other). I must introduce her to Sam of Windbird the next time he visits here on the Cape. And any woman who got her PhD while I was in high school and still drives around in her convertible with the ‘top off’ is my kind of woman. She listens to my daughter on public radio and invited the two of us for a fly over Cape Cod. Looking forward to that!
Before and after the luncheon, I spent the rest of my day corresponding with people who want to make contributions to Justin and Jo and their wider community. I packaged things that I took to the PO late this afternoon even though I still have no confirmation that anything I have sent has arrived. But I am still hopeful. I’m also overwhelmed with the number of people who want to help-out. Tomorrow I will spend time researching items and prioritizing them the best that I can with the information I have. And on Thursday morning I get ready to leave on a four-day visit in New Hampshire. I’m really looking forward to visiting with good friends.