One year early in our visits, I was struggling with golf and Dick went on his own while I spent the day on the beach. When he came home he told me we had dinner plans with a nice couple he met at Waterway Hills. For those of you who have been there, they met riding on the gondola from the parking lot to the golf course. That was the beginning of a wonderful friendship. We watched their kids graduate from high school and college, get married and have children. We watched their grandchildren grow up and go to college. They are a wonderful couple who welcomed us into their life.
Since we don't go to Myrtle Beach in the summer any more, we have been getting together when we go to Sunset Beach. Dick and Ray golf, Clara and I visit and shop, and we all go out to dinner. Clara had back surgery last spring which didn't work out well. She had a very difficult time getting around and was going to have a new procedure on February 15.
The next time we went out to dinner she gave me pattern, yarn and needles and said it was mine. I started knitting it with Clara on my mind.
Just like when I knit the scarf for my friend Sally, as I knit the Neckwrap I thought about Clara feeling better. I pictured her walking without help, getting out of the car on her own, driving herself to shopping destinations. I even pictured Clara playing her beloved tennis. I thought, pictured, and visualized. Finally, I was done.
We will pop this in the mail along with "Still Knitting A Love Story" which chronicles year 2 of my beloved blog so my Mom can read it. She just doesn't feel comfortable reading from a computer or iPad. Clara read my first year (Ray read it, too!) and loved it. I have many, many copies. I can just see Clara wearing this. She will look so beautiful.