Carolyn Sloan and I drove up to Maypearl, a small town between Waxahachie and Fort Worth to attend the funeral of a gentleman we worked for some years ago. Sad occasion but we had a great trip up Highway 6 through a lot of very interesting small towns. I was thinking I would stop for a few photographs on the way back but the service was exceptionally long so we headed over to I45 and did a speed limit plus boogie back to Houston. As it was, I started out around six in the morning and only arrived home well after ten. It was a long drive for an old man but I am really pleased I decided to go.
Although Carolyn and I meet for lunch occasionally this was the first time we spent a day together since Enovation closed the Houston office in 2005 so we had time for a whole lot of catching up. Got to see and say hello to several people we hadn't seen in a long time. Although we were disappointed that we didn't get to speak with Bernie Thompson, also an ex-boss and one of our favorite people, who was one of the honorary pallbearers. Thought we would catch him at the graveside ceremony but it was over a hundred degrees and the heat apparently precluded him attending an outdoor service.