I left home on Friday with plenty of time to arrive at the convention hotel in west suburban Lombard. I planned to check into my room and then attend a committee meeting at 3 p.m. When I got on I-94 and accelerated to merge with traffic the front end of the car started shuddering. Badly. [It had done that, but not as badly, when I went to Peoria in early May but I made it there and home okay. It's been fine all month -- but I haven't driven at interstate speed, either.] Shuddering both personally and vehicularly, I took the next exit (2 miles), drove (fast) on non-interstate roads back home. I rushed into the house, hollered to Stevens and VH (our housecleaner/caregiver) that I needed his car, transferred my suitcase, and rushed out again. Mind you, Stevens had offered me his car and I said no, I was already packed. Had I not taken my car out I wouldn't have known that the problem was not resolved. Had we not had a second car I'd have been stuck. Had I been any farther from an exit I might have had a breakdown in heavy traffic.........I sent a text the committee coordinator to say I'd be late and I did not miss much from meeting.
# # # # # # #I have attended 11 of the 120 Illinois state conventions.
The schedule was packed.
I was on a convention committee (credentials) and I continue on a special committee (Ten-Year History).
At the Projects Dinner on Saturday Courtney spoke about her journey. Our chapter sponsored her for a PCE grant. She used it for her MSW studies and is now a counselor at a domestic violence agency in Chicago.
My chapter sisters at the Honors Luncheon. Diane (left) was honored as a Golden Girl -- 50 years.
Sue, Carolyn, and I are Alpha Gamma Delta sisters. (And Sue and Carolyn learned this spring that they are collegiate chapter sisters -- ten years apart.)