Yesterday, we went to Minden to Lakeview Methodist Church because the church was honoring my Aunt Mary who is retiring from playing the organ there. Aunt Mary taught music in Ringgold for years and many of her former students attended...as well as a passel of us cousins (ten first cousins + spouses). Unfortunately, most of the cousins were denied the musical talent, but certainly not the appreciation. It was a lovely service and there was a nice reception afterwards. She has had an influence on so many people, and it was nice to have an occasion for letting her know in a larger sense.
People kept lining up to talk to her and finding an opportunity to get a picture through the crowd was difficult, but persistence resulted in one of Aunt Mary and Uncle Buddy. The two of them have perfect pitch, and Aunt Mary dragged Uncle Buddy along on some singing excursions when they were children; she's two years older and was, I'm sure, "the boss of him." Free concerts, as it were.
This morning I froze some basil leaves and some minced basil (in ice cubes) and put some stems in water for rooting. Here in the South, the basil will last for another month or so, but I often put off this task until it is too late, so I decided to start a little early and do a little at a time. Think I'll make a little muslin bag and put some in my bath water (should probably add some rosemary --for my memory).