My great-grandmother passed from this life at the age of 97.
She lived a good life. She is in a much better place now.
We had a wonderful Friday night fish fry with old friends and family.
It brought back memories.
The funeral was in my grandma's old church.
Everything was just as I remembered it.
Nothing much had changed.
We relished in the memories.
We celebrated together.
We laughed together
We caught up.
We ate. Cheese curds.
Did I mention we had no kids? It was refreshing.
Until at dinner Saturday evening the phone call came.
Pre-recorded from United.
Your flight # ??? has been canceled.
Please press 0 to speak with a booking agent.
Of course 0 did not work.
Come to find out all airlines pre-canceled every single flight out of the state of Wisconsin due to a incoming blizzard.
We drove. And drove. And drove.
Our trip home was long. And at times scary.
We drove until dark. And then we were finally home.
Tired and a bit cranky. But happy all the same.
And ready for winter to be over with once and for all.
Until next year at least. One can only hope.