Sarah and I got to Grams' house about thirty minutes ago after a busy morning in Maryville. I carted Boong with me to Judge Blackwood's court this morning, where she made her first courtroom appearance. I even took her with me into the bar of the court when I addressed Judge Blackwood. My friends in the courtroom were very sympathetic when I explained to the judge that I had my child in court because her great-grandmother passed away yesterday and that we were trying to get to Nashville to attend the services. Judge Blackwood, whom I had not appeared before until this morning, was also very nice and accommodated my request to be relieved of the matter I had in his court today. I should also mention that my friend Charles Carpenter, who took over the case for me, went out of his way to help us. The good people of the juvenile court also put themselves to extra work to enable us to get on the road today by cutting me loose from a case I had there this afternoon.
I also had to get my monthly bills out and to tie up several loose ends over the past couple of days, since we are going ahead with our beach trip after the funeral. I packed for Sherry, Boong and myself for the week, and unfortunately managed to forget both of Sherry's swimsuits. She and Grams have taken the children to swim at the Gordon Jewish Community Center, and they're going to buy Sherry a new swimsuit on the way. I decided to stay here at Grams' house to unwind. I'm exhausted.