Friday, December 8, 2017

Best. Day. Ever. / Mejor. Dia. Nunca.

IN 1986 OUR nephews, Ryan and Matt, visited us (with their parents, Linda and Tom) when we lived in Georgetown in Washington DC. Tom, an American history buff, and Linda, a 2nd-grade teacher. took the boys to as many national monuments as they could manage in one day, including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, and past the White House, the National Mall, and the Capitol Building before meeting San Geraldo at his office at the Library of Congress for lunch.

"Matt, what was the best thing you saw today?" asked Uncle San Geraldo.

"Uncle Jerry... we were in the park... and a squirrel came this close to me," Matt gushed ecstatically holding his hand inches away from his face.

Matt and his wife Lindy are currently in Washington D.C. for a little winter break. Lindy sent this photo and caption. Matt's still irresistible.

EN 1986 NUESTROS sobrinos, Ryan y Matt, nos visitaron (con sus padres, Linda y Tom) cuando vivíamos en Georgetown en Washington DC. Tom, un aficionado de la historia estadounidense, y Linda, maestra de segunda grada, llevó a los niños a tantos monumentos históricos como pudieron en un día, incluyendo el Lincoln Memorial, el Monumento a Washington, el Jefferson Memorial, y pasando por la Casa Blanca, la Explanada Nacionál el Edificio de Capitolio antes de conocer a San Geraldo en su oficina en la Biblioteca del Congreso para el almuerzo.

"Matt, ¿qué fue lo mejor que viste hoy?" preguntó el tío San Geraldo.

"Tío Jerry ... estábamos en el parque ... y una ardilla vino tan cerca de mí", dijo efusivamente Matt, sosteniendo su mano a centímetros de su rostro.

Matt y su esposa Lindy están actualmente en Washington D.C. durante un pequeño descanso de invierno. Lindy envió esta foto y leyenda. Matt sigue siendo irresistible.

"BEST. DAY. EVER."
"MEJOR. DIA. NUNCA."
1986: MATT AND RYAN LOOKING FOR SQUIRRELS AT THE NATIONAL ZOO WITH UNCLE JERRY AND DAD.
1986: MATT Y RYAN MIRANDO A ARDILLAS EN EL ZOO NACIONÁL CON TIO JERRY Y PAPÁ.
RYAN AND MATT AT OUR FRONT DOOR IN GEORGETOWN.
RYAN Y MATT EN NUESTRA PUERTA DE ENTRADA EN GEORGETOWN.
RYAN (WATCHING MATT AND THE SQUIRREL?)
RYAN (¿VIENDO A MATT Y LA ARDILLA?)

26 comments:

  1. Its the little things in life that makes it special :)

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    1. Lina:
      The highlight again of the trip to the US capitol... Squirrels!

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  2. the more things change, the more things remain the same. such a tame squirrel!

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    1. anne marie:
      City squirrels. They come right up and beg.

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    1. Bob:
      I had the same thought. I'm sure it is. Squirrels live 40 years or more, don't they!?!

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  4. Lots of nuts in DC to keep the squirrels happy.

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    1. Travel:
      Don't you wish they'd hide some of the nuts and forget where they put them?

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  5. Have those boys just come out of playing in 'The Sound of Music'? (Drapes?!!!)

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    1. Raybeard:
      Kitchen curtains. The Servants' Story.

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  6. I'm surprised the squirrel was friendly, they never stay close around here.

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    1. Adam:
      Very common in big cities with lots of people feeding them. They walk right up to you looking for a hand-out. That's what had Matt so excited all those years ago.

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  7. Everyone knows that Presidents can't compete with SQUIRRELS! Nowhere near the same glamour.

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    1. Debra:
      Agreed. And those were the Reagan Years. Squirrels! Now? I'd pet a rat.

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  8. I thought the first pic was one of Jerry!!
    How perfect for this to go full circle for Matt!

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    1. Jim:
      That happens a lot with Jerry and Matt photos. Matt and Lindy always make us happy.

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  9. I love the fact you two are such family people x

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    1. John:
      Thanks for that. We are lucky to have some exceptional family. And Matt and Lindy are so special. When I grow up, I want to be like Matt.

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  10. Glad to know I'm not the only squirrel lover around.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      Lindy would have taken this one home if she could.

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  11. All those monuments and they were amazed by a squirrel? Our son was amazed by half a cockroach he spotted in a curb in D.C. Actually, it was a cricket.

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    1. Stephen:
      It's like giving a child a new toy for Christmas. All they play with is the box. (Are you SURE it was a cricket?)

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  12. Co-inky~dinky ~~ loves ~ co-inky-dinkys!

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    1. Ron:
      No co-inky-dink. The squirrel has been waiting for 31 years for Matt's return.

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