Can't Get to Heaven on The Frankford El Lunch with Active Rain Friends
Early this morning my phone rang with one of those out of area codes I was not going to answer it as I figured it was someone trying to sell me something I have been getting quite a few of these of late Let it go into voice mail . I looked at the clock and it was before 8AM and they do not usually start that early so I cordially answered the phone . To my surprise it was a dear Active Rain Friend who said she was at the airport in Georgia on her way to Philadelphia and what was my schedule Well this certainly took me by surprise .
I had planned to go to the office but it was not anything pressing . I asked you mean today? She replied yes . I laughed and said call me when your flight arrives we will make plans How could I resist to see one of my favorite Active Rainer's who was in to see family . I did not have appointments there was nothing that could not be put off until tomorrow . She was going to take a train up to see me and I would pick her up at the station. My job was to check the train schedule by the time her plane arrived .
Has anyone guessed my Active Rain Friend . Yes my dear friend the amazing and wonderful Lynn B. Friedman .Everything was set . She called me at the train station and I was to pick her up . There had been a quick moving storm with high winds and suddenly the temperatures had dropped into the mid sixties . Lightning and rain in some areas peas size hail swept threw the area It did not last but the cool temperatures still liqueured. What happened to the hot summer weather It was cool and the winds were forty miles an hour well at least that was what the weatherman had reported . You will see how my hair stands up in the photos .
I received a call the Septa West Trenton trains to Torresdale station were down from the storm . Looked like lunch might be canceled but a man at the station told her to take the Frankford EL . Perfect I said I will pick.you up . We had a wonderful lunch at Maggies on the Waterfront . We sat and talked about how much we love Active Rain .
We discussed some of the new changes and how lucky we are that Bob Stewart has come back home again
Lynn has family in Philadelphia so I consider myself very lucky that we do get to do an Active Rain Meet -Up even if it is on short notice . On Active Rain you make friends that become like family . She knows about my family and I know about hers .So we did discuss our family too . Time went so quickly I miss her already
Lynn is a very special lady to me . I look forward to her January contest every year . I always learn something new or am reminded of what Active Rain is all about . That word Weltanschauung that is hard to pronounce
The title of the post you may wonder is from a song that was written for American Dream's Todd Rundgren-produced hit 'Can't Get to Heaven on the Frankford El.'. It was our short little piece of heaven Lynn Friedman and I were able to have in a small and personal Active Rain Meet-Up
I consider myself a very lucky lady and fortunate member of Active Rain . Many members have called me and we have a Meet-Up in person when they have visited the Philadelphia Pa area . Thank You Lynn Friedman for taking the time to give me a small piece of heaven today . Even if I didn't eat ice cream .
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