Mom & Noah had a pleasant visit with our neighbor, Mrs. Myra Auzat (the "au is pronounced like a long "o") in Crystal City on Sunday. Mrs. Auzat will be 97 yrs. old later this year...though one wouldn't know it to meet and converse with her. She is recovering at a rehab facility from a recent diagnosis of pneumonia. She seems to be getting stronger and is walking again. She told us stories about growing up in Crystal City as a little girl. She remembers the Mississippi River freezing over during the winter and folks even ice skating on there. (We've heard this from others who grew up there in that time era too). She told us about her father's business there....Deluxe Grocery and Department Store in Crystal City. She said the grocery was on the first floor with the department store upstairs. She remembers seeing the upper windows decorated for the holidays and how beautiful it was. Her dad also worked as the butcher at the grocery. She got to spend evenings there sometimes. She was an only girl with one older brother and two younger brothers. Amazingly enough, she told us that her older brother came up to see her too! He's nearing 100. It's so delightful to hear from his generation about life here so long ago, especially right here in our local area. What a blessing to get to visit with her.