As we left the reception it was snowing sufficiently hard that it was difficult to push the wheelchair over grass to get to the car. So, cousin John Z pushed Erin to the corner a half a block away.
John is Patricia’s 4th child, 4 years older than Tom. John is the only Zavadil who still lives in Albuquerque where Patricia and husband Joe raised their 6 children.
Erin is wearing a red angora hat knitted by Dean when Erin was on chemo and radiation 5 years ago.
Waiting to take us back to our hotel was Dave Smith, Joan’s oldest. He made a trip just for us, then went back to the reception to pick up his sibs, Janet, Ken, and Alan after they all helped Mary clean up.
We are all in phase 5 of the trip: recovering, looking at pictures, and looking out the window to make sure there is no snow or ice on the street!