2019 Life Logs, Day 188: Special Day in Two Very Different Ways
Date: Sunday, July 7, 2019
Weather: Mostly Sunny; High 79, Low 58 degrees F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA

Today was a special day in two very different ways. First, I went to Heather’s to watch the Women’s World Cup final game between the US and the Netherlands. Yesterday, at the last minute, Heather and Jed had invited members of Jonah’s and Sam’s soccer teams and their parents to come watch. Many already had plans, but we had 12 boys, if I counted right, and a few parents watching with us. It was a hard-fought game, but in the end we won 2-0. This is the fourth World Cup win for the US Women’s soccer team and the second consecutive win. In today’s game, it was interesting that the two goals were scored by, first the oldest member of the starting line-up, and then by the youngest. Our group filled Heather and Jed’s living room. And during the half time and after the game, the boys played soccer in the front yard. This was the grand finale for soccer, but tomorrow we’ll have turn our attention to tennis and check out what is happening in Wimbledon.

The second special event today was the observance of Mark’s July 7th birthday. He would have been 77 today. No day goes by without thinking of him, but on his birthday and on the September 11th anniversary of his death, there are always special observances. This evening I had Heather and gang over for a special dinner and the three boys went out in kayaks. I always feel closer to Mark when I am near the water, so sitting on the dock watching the boys kayak was a delight. There were lots of geese and almost grown goslings and a family of ducks that joined us. Mark wouldn’t have enjoyed the soccer game as he really did not like competitive team sports, but he would have loved watching the boys out in the kayaks.

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