This is the blog site of an old man. As a native Californian I call myself a prune picker. I live in a fifth wheel trailer. My front door is 25 steps from my daughter’s front door in the Piney Woods of North Louisiana. My blogs are often silly and or trivial, and some times educational and serious. I hope that some are interesting. None are long.
Preparing these blogs seems to fill a need in my life. I am compelled to do it. It helps fill the time until I die. It gives me something to do everyday.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
At half time here came another bunch of three year olds.
My last four blogs indicate that I was busy on Saturday. My day started with breakfast at 7 am at the Waffle House with John. Then I attended birthday parties and basketball games at 10, 12, 4, and 7 o'clock.
We were really there to see Christian and a hundred other three year olds put on a half time show.
Christian was easily the best ball handler of the hundred! NBA, here we come!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Chris and I were in a cafe booth when I pointed the camera at him. He made this face for me. It was about two years before he passed away. I miss our hour long conversations so much. He was an intelligent gentleman. I am so proud of him.
Yesterday I received a card from the Arlington National Cemetery stating that a new headstone had been put on our gravesite. The stone has Chris's name on it.
Friday, January 27, 2012
These guys work hard.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
I can remember in the sixth grade that I did not have a lunch to take to school. While my classmates ate their lunches I would go around the corner and pretend that I was going home for lunch. I would come back when lunch was over.
I slept under bushes for one night. My siblings put me up a lot.
I was placed in boys homes twice. At age 7 and age 13.
In junior high school I had a job picking up trash after each school day. My pay was a little more than $5 per month. I remember picking up a check at the Education Office across town.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The class can seat more than a dozen.
The class really serves great cookies and coffee! I highly recommend the class.