On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Friday, June 26, 2015

My random thought this week in Hodgepodge was the wish to just sit down with and have a good conversation with a friend. It never seems to happen because everybody is so busy.

Today my wish was fulfilled with my dear friend, a/k/a sister-in-love. RuthAnn is an incredibly smart, successful, sweet, and spunky lady who resides in Hawaii, but makes a couple of trips to Big D a couple of times a year. This is one busy lady with many things happening on her business and social calendar, so I feel privileged to have spent time with her again on this trip!

First stop was lunch at Fernando's Mexican cuisine where we munched on chips and sampled four different salsas before our lunch of enchiladas with the standard rice and refried beans. It was delicious.

After lunch, we walked around the shops on Travis Street in Highland Park. RuthAnn bought a cute, frilly apron and I bought space robot Popsicle molds for the kids. It is always fun to hang out with RuthAnn. Last time we were together, we checked out the Nebraska Furniture Mart.

Somehow the topic of drugstores and soda fountains came up during our conversation. We were reminiscing about drugstores in our childhood, the soda fountains, the stools at the counter and the crisp, clean smells there. I shared with her my memories of my sister and I carrying pop bottles or glass milk jugs to the grocery store to redeem them and then making our way over to the drugstore to spend our windfall of about 20 cents on a chocolate soda which we then shared.
 Uh-oh, look what just happened to be on Travis Street!

 RuthAnn always strikes a lovely pose

Mine tasted just as I remembered from way back when.

Let's see now. A chocolate soda back in 1963 was 20 cents! 
Today? $4.99 each! 
I'm not sure what a pop bottle is worth these days, 
and I don't think milk is packaged in glass jugs any longer,
so I don't know how many empties I would have to redeem for these yummy treats.

What a great day!
The soda was worth it for the sake of the memory, 
but enjoying it with this special friend was the deal of the day.


Terri D said...

Times like that are priceless!! How wonderful that you two could connect and enjoy some quality time together!

Linda said...

What fun! Friends like your Ruth Ann are such blessings!!! I have a Ruth Ann, too!!

Wanda said...

What a fun and joyous day. Friends like this are hard to find and keep. What a treasure.

I remember the drug store soda fountain when I was growing up. YUMM.

Madi and Mom said...

Nonnie thank you for your kind wishes. It was so good to hear from you and to read about your great reunion with RuthAnn!
Hugs madi and mom

NanaDiana said...

What a sweet post about your friend. She looks like she is a lot of fun! Do you know we still have milk delivered in glass bottles in Wisconsin? Yes- we do! You can still get the cooler on the porch and get not only milk but butter and eggs, too.
Hope you have a wonderful Sunday- xo Diana