October 20, 2010

My Trip to Boston October, 2010!

I just got back from visiting my children, family and friends in Boston. I had a fabulous time and couldn’t request better weather for New England breathing in cool, crisp air with the exception of the last day or so when a nor’easter approached! Brrrrrrrrrrr!
Yes, I was on the MTA with the trains and buses and the homeless people sleeping on the benches. Brought back memories of the days I went to work everyday in Boston. It is an amazing city. I truly miss it. My daughter and I had a fabulous day and met Rhonda for lunch.

Every time I go back in to the city…….there are new changes that I have not seen from the trip before.

My son cut and colored my hair and did his magic to make me look 10 years younger!

I’m happy I had the opportunity to visit with a sister who is ill and other siblings as well. I have such a large family and I don’t rent a car so it is so hard for me to see everyone during each trip.

I was disappointed not to be able to see one brother that was rushed to the hospital the day that was planned for a get together. The matter is under control now.

I had a blast with my classmate Forever Friends. I don’t believe I know anyone else that still is in contact with their classmates from childhood and all the way through high school and still have such a close friendship with a 50th Reunion approaching in the year 2012. We had a lovely luncheon at DeMaino’s Restaurant in which is one of my favorite restaurants.

And, my dear friend, Nina drove a long distance to have breakfast with me the day before my departure. I have the best friends in Boston and here in South Florida!

On my return flight home, oh my, I was taken out of the line at the airport to go through that new security machine that can see through your undies! And a women in uniform still patted me down………………Ugh!

I met very interesting people on my flight to Boston……a women doctor and her husband and during my flight back, a gentleman originally from Newton, MA that knew some of the same people I know. So both my flights did not require me to dig into a book and get focused on anything but the flight. I’m not the best flyer!

I had the pleasure of seeing my son again here in South Florida as he flew down two days before me to surprise me. Rhonda and Brian came too. We had dinner together last night and they surprised me with boxes of lovely gifts. They are tanned already! People who live in Florida year round stay out of the sun.

I thought I took care of everything before leaving for my trip…….you know, the “need-to’s,” “have-to’s,” and “ought-to’s,” yet, I somehow forgot a few things! LOL

I spent the first day getting my bills up to date, then sending off a card I forgot to send and the endless phone calls to return and the numerous emails to open……sigh, now my vision is clear!

Living away from my hometown for 21 years now, circumstances have changed, and with change there is great challenge. And with that challenge comes opportunity. With each change, new positive possibilities are born. It is hard to put your energy, your awareness and your creativity into figuring out what those possibilities mean.

One thing you can always count on is that the world will change. And even in the difficult changes, there is value to be found.  I will try to be ready and willing to uncover that value, and hope to make the most of it. And no matter what happens, I’ll always have the ability to get where I decide to go or need to be.  Decisions always need to be made daily.

It is great to be away for a while but always feels good to be back in your own bed!  I missed my make-up mirror the most!  LOL  I can't see in a normal mirror.  I need that magnifying side that allows me to put my eye make-up on to perfection!  At my age, my eyes are not what they used to be.

The time went by so fast, I can't believe I'm home already!  A special thanks to my children who spoiled me rotten!


  1. It sounds like a great trip for you. I know you miss all them and living so far away makes it difficult to visit often. It is good to be home. But really nice that some of them followed you there too.

  2. Dear Unbelievable Rose!

    I was blessed to meet you on a 3 hour flight from Beantown to The Sunshine State! Wow a gal from my roots of Revere, my obnoxious Uncle Sam would be so proud!! Please keep me in "your rosey loop"!!

    I am back subbing @ Martin County High Schools and loving every minute! The pay is lousy yet the emotional fulfillment is so great. I am now actively seeking a wonderful 50 to 60 yr. old man for you, who appreciates fine wine and has always smelled the Roses! You take care DEAR ROSEY, your spirit and love for life spills and reaches all you touch!!

    Bruce A. Samuels{ Great Nephew of Sam Samuels}

  3. Hi Rose,
    I enjoyed reading about your trip to Boston.
    So nice that your son is a hairdresser---you got the color and cut
    and 'erased ' 10 years! How fabulous!
    I love going back to Boston, too but now this is home.

  4. Glad you had such a great trip. Your new dew looks great :o)

  5. WOW, Rose, what a great report. I know you enjoyed the trip, it is easy for us to tell you miss Boston. But maybe a taste of the frigid weather will make FL look better.
    It is so great to see the family and the long time friends. Something inside just lights up when that special friend takes time to show they are special.

    Sorry about the brother though.

    Love to you from here in NC, wishing we were headed South, but we will stay around here for a little while longer.

    It is rough to catch up aftetr leaving your home for a spell.

    Take care.

  6. I meant to say, LOVE that 2010 look!!!!
    HOwever the others ain't bad! Love ya!

    Sherry & jack

  7. Sounds like a pretty awesome trip. Wonderful month to visit Beantown! (Hugs)Indigo

  8. It sounds like a wonderful trip home, and I'm so glad you had a great time!

  9. How cool, Rose! It's great to go back to yesterday and see old friends and especially, family. Glad you had fun!

    By the way, is Charlie still stuck on the MTA?


  10. Welcome home Rose. Boston huh? I'm jealous, although I have been away for so many years I would probably by stunned at the changes.

    You are right though, about changes bringing new posibilities. There is always something to be learned and something to be gained, if we stay alert.

    Nice to read about your fine family.


  11. Glad you had a wonderful visit with family and friends.

    I can't wait to go to New England for Thanksgiving to be with my family.