Everybody loves Gloria!
Gloria’s social life and adventures with children are a natural result of what happens when good friends connect. Children beg to take Gloria home for the weekend. Her journal is packed with wonderful stories and photos of her adventures with children. Sometimes it’s a cozy stay at home, and sometimes it’s an all out event- like a high school graduation or a ball game or a trip to Santa’s Village. Parents are as excited to record their child’s adventures with Gloria, as children are to have Gloria for a weekend. Everyone should have a BFF who is as kind and fun as Gloria.
Her last big adventure of the year was in Chatham, Massachusetts with Lucca. Her journal entry is titled:
“Gloria and Lucca Livin’ the Dream in Chatham, MA.
“We had an absolute blast over the weekend with Gloria! Mama and I went to visit Ammy and Papa down The Cape in Chatham, MA + it was so much fun! Gloria sat next to me the whole car ride + I chatted with her quite a bit about everything from if she was cold or not + the fact that she doesn’t like bugs. We also listened to Bruce Springsteen the entire way + discovered that “The Rising” is apparently Gloria’s favorite song – Who Knew?!? We decided to surprise Ammy + Papa with Gloria as our guest – surprised they were, but as always, they welcomed her with open arms. At first I thought I wanted Gloria to sleep in bed with me, but decided to set her up on the nicely cushioned window seat close to my bed, which overlooks the ocean so she would have a nice view to wake up to – she was very happy about it.
On Saturday, I walked Gloria around the inside + outside of the house + let her relax for a bit during breakfast. I was also super excited to introduce her to my Auntie Holly + Auntie Holly was delighted to meet her! Gloria also came with us to see the Herring Run in Brewster, MA, which is quite a uniquely thrilling event since it only occurs for a small window of time. She jumped right in with the fish – just kidding! Ammy, Papa, Mama + I went, but Gloria said she just wanted to take a nap and enjoy the comforts of her weekend surroundings. We were going to take her with us for a drive in Papa and Ammy’s new Mustang convertible with the top down, but she was afraid that her hat would blow away. Oh Gloria!
On Sunday, Gloria got to meet Ammy’s good friend, Mary Ann, who was so sweet to Gloria, just as she is to me. Then, Ammy, Papa, Mama, Gloria + I were lucky enough to take a lovely walk down to the beach before the rain started. Gloria could not have been happier riding in the wagon on the way to the beach and feeling the wind in her hair from the strong ocean breeze. I just loved getting to hug her + keep her warm while we took everything in around us.
It was incredibly meaningful to me to be able to share this special place on Earth, (Chatham, MA) with my Dear Friend, Gloria. This is my second home, so I hope that Gloria felt right at home being there because we all enjoyed every minute with her + look forward to another visit soon.
Love + Happiness Always, Lucca”