The 2020 Trip

In March 2020, I was supposed to go on a trip to the United Kingdom. Our travel company was scheduled to leave the end of March. If you remember your recent history, that was about a week after the world shut down due to COVID. I did not get to go on that trip in 2020. Instead, I waited. But let me start at the beginning.

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Samantha’s Days

V.

“Welcome back listeners, you are listening to the James Jack show and as always, I am your faithful host James Jack,” the DJ smoothly announced.  “We are talking today with first time author Samantha Stewart whose first book is well on its way to becoming a national best seller.  How does that make you feel Sammi?  Can I call you Sammi?”

“If I can call you Jimmy,” Samantha answered.

“Okay, Samantha it is,” he laughed. “What do you think of your book moving up on the list?  Just this week it has climbed five spots.  That has got to feel pretty good.”

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Samantha’s Days

IV.

“Hey, how are you doing?” Kate asked looking at her cousin up and down.

“What? You mean since I made a fool of myself last night?” Samantha answered opening the door wider to let Kate come in.  “I’m okay.  I haven’t regressed back to the state you first found me in.”  She looked down at her bathrobe.  “It’s nighttime.  I’m allowed to wear my pajamas at night.”

Kate shrugged.  “It is 7:00.”  She looked at Samantha and added quickly, “but a pajama evening is good for the soul.”

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