Congrats to all our Catholic friends on the selection of the new pope! History was made yesterday with the election of the first ever pope from the Americas. I was glued to the TV, waiting for that white smoke to announce a conclusion of the voting. I had a feeling that was going to be the final vote, and I was right.
MM and I were right there in St. Peter’s Square, on a beautiful August Sunday in 1997, with friends Charlie and Pat, and Bill and Rosi. We toured St. Peter’s Church, but could not get into the Sistine Chapel, due to maintenance work going on there at the time. Bugger. I seriously wanted to see that, but we got something even better…Pope John Paul II came out onto the balcony to give his Sunday blessing! We couldn’t have planned the day any better than that.
So today MM and Bob will be off doing guy stuff, while Lynne and I go do girlie stuff…mainly looking for that MOB dress. Wish us luck!
We will get back together later on and go meet a bunch of folks for dinner. More on that later. And boy is it chilly today! No shorts; no flip flops. Bugger.
Have yourselves a ginger peachy, warm day, y’all! Gotta go!!!