2015 Spring Greetings from Burson’s Delta Resort
Hello to all from the Bursons! First let me apologize for the lateness of our Spring letter. Usually I have it mailed by the middle of March or at least the first of April, not so this year. Let me explain!
We had all the family here for Christmas. It started out with 2-1/2 days without electricity due to a widespread snowstorm. We managed with the gas cooking stove, the generator, the cold temperatures which kept the food safe, and the boys getting water from the lake by the dock to use to flush toilets. Needless to say, EVERY ONE of the 11 here (plus Brandon’s girlfriend) were happy to see the Alger-Delta trucks repairing the lines. We DID have fun….played games, visited (not by texting) and just enjoyed each other’s company and what the “olden days” were like.
In March we took our annual trip to Iowa to see Dana, Jim and the boys and also to work at the Walcott Lions fish fry. We always get to see our old friends and students from when we lived there. After a week in Iowa, we drove to Florida and stayed with friends on the Gulf side where they stay at Homosassa Springs. They took us all around the area! We took a pontoon ride to see the manatees, ate fresh shrimp, went to Tarpon Springs for a trip out into the Gulf for shell looking, and of course took in Greek food. We also visited a high school friend of Ted’s in Ocala and our former minister and his wife from Walcott in Apopka. The weather was great (a little warm at 91° one day) but they can keep the traffic there! We left there and spent time in Savannah, Georgia and had a lovely time visiting the historic places, and then went to visit friends in South Carolina and North Carolina and on to Ted’s sisters in Indiana before returning to reality and SNOW in the UP.
We were home less than a week when I got mixed up with a throw rug in the garage, fell down on the cement, scraped my arm on the wood step and ran my bottom teeth through my bottom lip! Had to go to the ER for stitches but I’m thankful it wasn’t any worse. Before Easter, Ted developed sinus congestion after a couple of migraine headaches and had blurred vision in his right eye. So, another trip to the ER, then the eye doctor, and finally up to Marquette for a brain MRI. They found no reason for the eye trouble but pressure from his sinuses. He still isn’t up to par and is trying to get his strength back. If you know Ted, he’s the Energizer bunny and this is not easy. The doctor says it’s a virus and it has to run its course….it’s not running fasting enough for Ted!
That brings us to the middle of April. We are “thinking” about summer and have been getting reservations. I’m not sure how we are going to do everything this summer, but we will sure try. We will be starting our 53rd season with the first 18 years here with Ted’s parents in the summer. After they were gone, the last 35 years have been just us. The girls and families help out when they can, but they are all busy with jobs, school and activities too. We’ll be rounding up a couple of the grandsons to get things jump started at the end of May, so that will help!
We’re looking forward to seeing you if we’re in your plans. If not, God’s blessings on you and your families!