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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Mia Culpa Joanna

I turned off the TV about 2 a.m. this morning. Then about 4:15 a.m. I woke up wide awake thinking that I forgot something. It was one of the neatest things about my show last Saturday and I did not put it in my post. Who knows why the mind does things like that. I even sorted photos with the fact that Joanna did not want her photo on my blog (we both hate photos), so I avoided the few snaps of her. And.....what was it that I forgot? Well, to say that Joanna came to my show!

That was THE BIGGEST SURPRISE. We moved our cars out of the motel parking as the parade goes right down First Street/Highway 60 and you can't move them after about 9:30 a.m. because of the parade. We had gone to Gene's sister's, Velma's, house to see them, make some food preparations and eat some chili and tortillas. We were sitting there and family members were coming in and out. Some we had seen on Friday and some we had never seen. :) Velma has a large family. Anyway, the door opened, I glanced up and what??? There was Joanna, all the way from Austin, Texas. I couldn't believe it. Roger (Gene's brother that lives in Arizona) said that he wished he had had a camera. My jaw dropped and I was soooooo surprised. I probably didn't mention either that is was so nice for Roger to come, but I knew he was coming. I do not know how my mother's intuition had not picked up on the fact she was coming, right? Oh my....

Gene and Joanna had talked about her ticket when she came out to the house for Father's Day. I did not hear that at all. Then on July first at her birthday celebration, I had asked her when she was coming to New Mexico to visit her Grandmother, saying I hoped she would come while we were here. She said something like she probably would.

So, mia culpa. The blame is mine.... You can find out more about Joanna on her web page. You will enjoy her musings, Longhorn baseball page and beautiful photos.

Love ya' Joanna!


Joanna said...

You're so funny.

Surprising you was lots of fun. I was sure you'd figured it out by Friday evening. But, no. Heh.

Jo Castillo said...

Joanna, it was pretty amazing. I should have caught on I guess. Thanks for coming to the show!


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