Joanne Donovan and Clark at Corner Scone Bakery in Lodi
Joanne had a Mass said for Erin at 8 am this morning at St. Anne’s Church in Lodi. So, Clark and I got up at 5:30 am and left here at 6:40 am afraid of heavy traffic on Hwy 99. Traffic was heavy the other way, but we breezed down there in 40 minutes with 40 minutes to spare.
Joanne joined us in the church, then afterwards we went back to her house to wait for the air-conditioning repairman who was to come at 9 am. When he had not arrived by 10 am, Joanne suggested that we go ahead and place our order at Corner Scone Bakery, and she would come on in 15 min. She left a note for the repairman, and when she got back home around noon, the note was still there! When I talked to her around 12:30, he still had not come.
We had a delightful cool morning eating scones and quiche outside, and discussing Erin and Joanne’s daughter Mary who died of cancer 5 years ago, 2 days short of her 48th birthday. Joanne taught speech in high school in Sacramento and we were roommates in Sacramento for 6 months before I broke my leg skiing in March 1961.
Erin was very fond of Joanne and would sigh in happiness on holidays when exceptionally cute cards would arrive from Joanne.