Why our RV is called Vilia.....
Bob had the Randels as next door neighbors since he was born....Janises were very close to them....we always visited with them whenever we went to Connecticut....Mrs. Randel always did scrapbooks for all her trips and I loved looking at them with her.....In the 1960s they had a Motorhome.....they travelled with it but often put it on a piece of property in the woods in Vermont that they owned....( good sense of humers....they cleared the property of some trees, leaving the stumps...and named the property "Stumphenge".....They named the Motorhme, Vilia....which is from a Wagner Opera and means "witch of the woods"....Bob's parents often visited the Randels in Vilia in the summer....so we always heard lots of Vilia tales....long ago we talked to Randels about our buying a motor home....and told them we would name ours Vilia....In the 1990s, when the Randels were in their 80s, they sold their MH....and shipped us their set of Corelle dishes that they used in their MH....I hate the pattern (blue) but we use them anyway as we feel the spirit of the Randels is always with us in our travels....The Randels were so nice....when Bob was 8 years old Jeff Randel went away to college, leaving his full set of drums in the Randel's basement....The Randels let Bob come over anytime to play the drums....he spent hours there, teaching himself the drums....can you imagine....you get rid of your drumming son and you let the kid next door pound on the drums in your house....They were Saints!
Aha, the answer that I have wanted to ask. Great story!ReplyDelete
I was always impressed by their generosity and kind spirit. This was evident to me as a young kid, and hopefully has helped to shape my values and behavior as I go on through my life journey. BarbReplyDelete