A socially distanced porch picnic

We hadn’t seen grandson Ben and his parents since Christmas, so what a surprise when our daughter phoned to say she and Ben were coming (this past Monday) for a short, socially distanced visit! They drove for over two hours just to get here, visited for about three hours, and then drove for over two hours to get back home in time for Ben to play baseball with his socially distanced, sanitized ball team.

Our daughter works for an international corporation and has been able to work from home during this difficult time, but Monday was a furlough day for her. Our son-in-law goes in to work two or three days a week now and couldn’t come because he was working.

Ben and his mom took extraordinary care when they were here, as both my husband and I (but especially my husband) are at high risk for serious complications should we contract COVID-19. We have a covered porch that runs the entire length of the front of the house. They sat at one end, and we sat at the other, and we all ate lunch and had a wonderful time visiting.



Our daughter took this selfie, and you can see me and my husband in the background.



On the way home they drove by one of Ben’s favorite places, the campus of the University of North Georgia (formerly North Georgia College).



And when they got home, his team won the baseball game. Yay!

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Relax... says:

    Lovely photos! Glad to see you’re all ok.

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  2. jjaywmac says:

    What a nice surprise!! Ben is tall and handsome. He and Katie look wonderful!! I am sure that made you and Bob and Katie and Ben happy!! All good news!!!! Sending love, Janet.

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    1. It was so much fun! Yes, Ben is very tall for his age. And he is so sweet and considerate. He has a very kind heart.

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  3. arlene says:

    Ben is growing so tall. A handsome teenager.

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    1. Thank you. He is very tall for his age. (He’s only 10 years old.)

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      1. arlene says:

        Wow, just ten and he is so tall.

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      2. I know! His dad is very tall.

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  4. What a lovely day! Thank you for sharing this good news. We can all use some! 🙂

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    1. We had a wonderful time! It was the best thing that’s happened to us in a long time.

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  5. Geri Lawhon says:

    My friend had a social distance father’s day. They had 13 people and back out both cars out of there huge garage and had a family BBQ. It just go to show we can still we together during the virus. Thanks for the post.

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    1. That was a good idea! Yes, we can always figure out ways to have socially distanced visits. Thank you for your comment!

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  6. It’s lovely to see Ben looking so well, what a lovely treat to have a visit from so far away, I’m hoping to visit my parents mid-month.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it was a wonderful visit. I do hope you get to see your parents!

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