I wanted to SURPRISE Kathy with this visit so contacted Danny privately and told him our plans and could we pull it off. Danny was agreeable and connected us with Mary Lee, who I knew a little bit, via blogland, to work out the details.
During the following weeks, through e-mails back & forth, Mary Lee took care of locating the motel for us to stay in that was close to The Wright's home. We had planned to fly in, rent a car and proceed to said motel, but Mary Lee insisted we did not need to rent a car, she would pick us up at the airport!!!
When our plane landed on Saturday here was Mary Lee, not only picking us up but informing us that she had taken off work on Monday and would be our "wheels and chauffeur" the entire weekend and take us to the airport on Monday to fly on to San Francisco. She and Danny had also devised the "cover-up" of Danny suggesting that he and Kathy go garage selling that morning so Mary Lee could get us to their home. Danny & Kathy entered the house via their garage and the children detained Kathy in the kitchen as Danny joined us for the grand SURPRISE.
Mickey & I wanted to treat us all to a nice dinner so they selected a wonderful Italian place that was quiet and the food was delicious. We had our waiter take this picture of our group.
Back to The Wrights lovely home after church and a delightful meal prepared by Kathy. Another wonderful afternoon with the 7 of us talking, sharing and sharing some more.
The love and patience she had for Bethany & Daniel. I love this picture because it shows how long she has been an important part of their family.