I’m going there more for the family-get-together aspect of it. I’m not much into jewelry, and there seems no reason to think that Irma owned anything at all in the way of fine jewelry. Still, a few friends have asked me to be on the lookout for certain types of items, so I may come away with a few things stashed in my luggage.
One friend asked me to be on the lookout for “something tasteful.” in the way of earrings. I pointed out to her that I already have 2 strikes against me in the area of tastefulness in jewelry – first of all, I’m a guy, so that’s strike 1. Second of all, I’m a straight guy, so that’s strike 2. Still, I am not devoid of a fashion sense, in spite of all indications to the contrary, so I will try to find something for her.
In any case, it should be an enjoyable time, even though this trip means that I will have to miss the Pierogi Festival at St. Priscilla’s Parish here in Chicago. I am not making any of this up, by the way – one of my co-workers told me about it, and fully plans to be in attendance.