Yearning to write, I did some Scripture meditations and lots of journal prayers. Worked six part-time jobs; Sligo Gardens Nursing Home Recreation, best, paid least. Ted worked three jobs including a Post paper route, but we could barely make payments on Aunt Ruth's loan. Still, joys multiplied: Rhonda's godmother Myrtle saw to it we got a piano; Christopher, Rhonda and Myrtle's son Newt bonded at church youth group; I found Body & Soul Aerobics at another church; got my ocean fix on trips to Virginia Beach where Gram VDK now lived with Mom & Dad. Beauty of trees and plants lifted my spirit.