Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Double the fun

Chris called around 7:30 AM to say that we're a great aunt & uncle again! His niece Lisa, his sister Lynn's daughter, had her babies some point last night. I don't know all the details but I know there's one of each: a boy and a girl. Lisa wasn't officially due until end of December/early January. Her water broke over the weekend and she's been in the hospital since then. So, Chris and the rest of the family are in NY attending their brother Drew's funeral and Lisa has her babies. What a way to make an entrance! KJ is super, duper excited. She was very very worried about Lisa this week and cried a lot when she heard Lisa was in the hospital. She's also a little jealous. Chris has seen Lou & Melanie's baby Eva and we haven't and now Chris is going to see the babies before us. Everyone is headed to the hospital this morning to see Lisa and the babies (and George, too!) and then on to Drew's wake later this afternoon.
Last night there was an evening session and one of our buddies from high school came up to see Chris. We've been joking that it's a New York thing but everyone reads the obituaries. A couple of friends from home have also commented on our Facebook pages that they saw Drew's obit in the paper. I think Chris is going to get together tonight w/ a couple of the guys and go out for a few beers and try to unwind. Also, Chris's high school football coach drove up to see Chris. We graduated in '85 and Coach Caserella saw Drew's obit in the paper and drove all the way up to New Windsor for the viewing. Very impressive. He told Chris he knew all about the MTV show and he heard that Chris had started the lacrosse program down here. Almost 25 years later and he's still keeping tabs on his boys. Chris said he hadn't changed a bit, just a little grayer. He's one of those coaches that a player will remember forever. We used to laugh in high school because Caserella would have a 5 o'clock shadow by 2nd period. He was a very hairy Italian man. And he couldn't say the word "three." He used to say "one, two, tree." Isn't it funny the stuff that sticks out in your mind??


J said...

I'm afraid it's not a NY thing only...I read obits online almost daily from my hometown. lol..Kory Gorham & I used to laugh about it all the time. She did too! It's very comforting to know all those friends & peers make the effort. I should try to do it more often.

monkeyseemonkeydontdo said...

Never been an Obit reader myself, but I don't even read the wedding announcements.....congrats on the babies, I hope they are all doing okay and that Chris gets a chance to 'unwind'. Let me know if you and the girls need anything! Ta

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