This is a photo of my first born, Shelly, and me at a luncheon date at Bravo Restaurant in Fredericksburg, Va. Shelly flew in from Boston for a couple of reas...ons, including spending the forenoon with her father to talk about old times as well as the growth of her family and what is going on in her life as well as my life over the past 12 months. I can report that we had a very productive lunch and made progress toward a better understanding of our individual lives as they are now. Due to Shelley's management skills and maturity we were able to come to some important decisions about the last 12 months and the direction we should pursue that all siblings are on board with the reunification of the family as much as possible, which is Shelley's main goal.
Also, Shelly will get the opportunity to see her siblings and nieces and nephews tonight. In fact we became the people of Wal-Mart, looking for school supplies for her nieces and nephews. What a mad house that was, but we endured. Shelly almost spent $200.00 for them, including some candy for their lunch boxes. It goes to show that I did raise a very special individual.
Shelly will also drive Rita's car back to Boston, so that Rita can spend time with the grandchildren. Terry
A selfie ogmf myself, taken on 95, it is a parking lot out here; going both directions and the H.O.V., which Susan and I are on. Driving from Baltimore to Frede...ricksburg. Maybe you can tell that I did force a small Mona Lisa smile, it was a little hard to do under the road conditions. Terry Smith
Ok, Facebook friends, Susan and I decided to make our trip to Johns Hopkins a mini-vacation, vs. Rushing back to the Antique Mall. We are relaxing for one more... day at the Embassy Suites. My doctor consultation went fine and we have to come back In 4 weeks after I have a few sessions with a speach therapist and to do a swallow test. My Dr. Was able to put a camera down my throat, so we could watch my paralyzed vocal cord not work properly. The body is a beautiful thing. My muscles around my defective code has compensated for it to help me speak for the last 2-1/2 years. It has become too strong, which means that I have to learn talk all over again, and not make use of my muscles there. Once I get that under control, my Dr.feels that he can do the injection within his office, no going under. We are. Both very hopeful for good results. Terry Smith and Susan Lind Flint.
To my facebook friends, Susan Lind Flint and I are back at the Inner Harbour in Baltimore, Md. staying at the Embassy Suites. It is happy hour with free drinks... and snacks for all guests. My doctor recommended that I have a consultation with a colleague of his to enhance my speaking voice. John Hopkins has a procedure in which they inject a liquid directly into the vocal cord that has been paralyzed, due to a tumor being wrapped around the nerve that controls it, which had to be removed. Dr. Ball projected that my voice could increase by as much as 60 percent. I have a 10:30 appointment to explore if I'm a good candidate and assure me that I will not damage what I do have. It would be so hard to live without a voice. After the drive here on 95, I need the happy hour. The traffic was bad for us, but even worse for the truck driver off the road and in the woods, with his cab lodge against a big tree. It appears that he must of falling to sleep. Sometimes we have to count our blessings. As for me, I am blessed to have Susan at my side and I can't forgot John Hopkins for keeping me alive and giving me the opportunity to be once more. Thanks for all the good wishes. Terry Smith
Susan and I celebrated our one year anniversary of being together by spending the night at the Kenmore Inn, the nicest bed & Breakfast in Fredericksburg, Va. We had plans to have a nice dinner at La Petite, but we found eating chips and dip in bed was more inviting and fun. Terry
This is 1 of 20 desk that I am picking up from the Government tonight in Washington with Pat and Matt. My 2 great helpers. We have brought 2 trucks. It is 7:30 ...and we only 1/2 Truck filled. I'm getting too old for this and I only carry the light things. One of the bad things about being here is that I have to drive 50 miles on 95, back to Fredericksburg. The best Part is that Susan Lind Flint will be waiting for me. Had a pretty good day in the shop as well. If you live close enough to Fredericksburg, come and see what is new at River Run Antique Mall. 925 Caroline St. 22401 Terry Smith
This is a photo study of Susan Flint's hands as she waits for her turn to see her Doctor in Woodbridge for a routine visit. She gets more inpatient than I do, i...f you can believe that. It may be the left over stress from my driving her to her appointment on the death trap of interstate 95. I really don't mind the traffic, but I do hate to just sit there like a parking lot. Terry Smith
Even young people can have fun at River Run Antique Mall. The ladies in this photo illustrate the theme of Susan Flint's booth, " As Years Go By,"From front to ...back, left to right, Elizabeth Wilkerson (Virginia Military Institute), Caroline Wilkerson, ( Brooke Point Hugh School), Micharia Strolle, (Brooke Point High School) and Madi. Robinson (James Madison University), are picture perfect amidst the Historical inventory offered throughout the shop. We are always pleased to have young people stop by for they are the future buyers and community leaders. They brighten our day by putting a smile on our face and happiness in our hearts. Terry Smith
Susan and I went to the Moose Lodge in Fredericksburg last night for cocktails and dinner. While were there we participated in playing the legal slots in priva...te clubs in Virginia. I'm happy to report that I did hit the jackpot of $599.00. I had just changed games and hit the button only 3 times and I hit the jackpot. I found myself clapping my hands and trying to shout with joy. We were smart by leaving shortly after with my winnings. We didn't even wait for the band to start. A great night with Susan Lind Flint. Terry