Ok, so it is Monday and I have resolved NOT to move from the apartment. Being an introvert, I needed to recharge after our wonderful visit with my SIL and her husband. They are such lovely people and a real joy to have "in the hood"!! They thoroughly enjoyed their tour and were pretty pooped when we put them in the taxi to the airport!
So I stayed home and read, played on the computer, ate and slept!
At night, we had a dinner date with a friend of Pat's with whom he was in the Franciscan seminary. We were to meet at S. Maria Maggiore which is at the end of our street (10 long blocks away) So Pat & I decided to take a bus to Termini and make our way to the church.
We arrived at Termini and Pat deduced that we had to walk down Via Cavour to get to where we were going. As we walked, we passed a men's clothing store which had reasonable prices of their clothes posted in the window. I stopped to look and was aware of a man standing behind me , also looking in the window. Then I heard Pat say "Bob?????" Well doncha know, it was Bob and his friend. We hooted and hugged and kissed and exclaimed about the coincidence!!! Then we went off to dinner.
They had not seen each other for over 40 years and the jaws were flappin'!!! Pat and Bob regaled Don (Bob's friend) and me with old war stories (most of which I had heard before) of life in novitiate and after! It was a totally charming evening (and the food was luscious!!!!) We all exchanged photos of our kids and grandkids and email addresses and vowed to stay in touch!
This is Bob and Don - Don a very nice man despite the fact that he is holding knife!!!!