prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Picking John's tomatoes and peppers.

John has a yard full of crops. Mostly tomatoes and peppers. Today he imported pickers from West Monroe. The lead picker was Ethan Newberry  He did a good job.

Ross, Christian, and John helped Ethan.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ten weeks, 70 days since my last TIA. (mini stroke)

Could not think of a blog subject tonight. So I will comment that it has been ten weeks since I had a mini stroke. That is good. I hope that everything is going well with you.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Little horses.

I visited the Russell horse ranch today and got some pretty pictures. One of these horses was just recently born and is the 23rd birth at the Russell Ranch this year. Any one want to buy a little horse?


Chef Cookie makes the best BEC. (Bacon egg cheese biscuit.) She is a star employee at Jefferson Corner. Isn't that a lovely smile?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Who dug the hole?

About forty feet from where I park my car is a new hole. It has just recently been dug.

John is thinking about installing a game camera to find out who lives in the hole. Could it be one of these?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Margaret Shadow. The little old lady from Pasadena.

I had a nice visit today with Margaret. I enjoyed seeing her lovely home.

Margaret's daughter Anita Lawson is staying with Margaret. Her dog Dixie is a lot of company.

Sure would like to see the red car at the Senior Center. Take my word for it but the plate on the front of the car has these words on it. Little old lady from Pasadena.

Margaret was born in Santa Monica in 1914. She moved to Ruston in 1936 and has lived here since then. She is a sharp bridge player and a dear friend.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Belle and Caramel.

Belle and her brother Caramel. The joy of John and I at O'Reilly time. It is fun watching them grow.

Rebecca's pictures from Hawaii.

Rebecca Monson, the wife of my son Michael. They recently moved to Kona, Hawaii. She posts at least once a week beautiful pictures of Hawaii. I look for them every day on Facebook. Thank you Rebecca, I really enjoy your photos. I am posting some for readers of my blog.

Mooning: to sentimentalize or remember nostalgically.

I have been mooning the day away. I miss my Mom and Pop, my brothers and sisters, my wife Jackie, my son Chris, my grandson Steven. They have all passed away. Sometimes I feel all alone. Even while visiting with friends.

I am so thankful that I live with my daughter Kerry and her husband John. And near to their family (my grand folks). I am very lucky.

People in Ruston are so good to me.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Congratulations to Ross John Newberry.

Ross was baptized yesterday morning at the Cedar Crest Baptist Church in West Monroe.

God Bless You, Ross!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Traditional Dish of Peach Ice Cream.

I went downtown yesterday to eat my yearly Ruston Peach Festival dish of peach ice cream.

I brought a chair to sit on while I ate my ice cream.

Doesn't that look good?

All gone!

This house is across the street from the Civic Center. Three ladies came out of it and gave me a hug. Shucks, I did not get a picture of them to put on the blog.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ruston Peach Festival Rodeo.

Last night I went to the 2013 Ruston Peach Festival Rodeo. This notice was at the entrance.

I wonder if I am going to be in a movie named "Dakota's Summer"

These ladies did a patriotic ceremonial ride.

The rodeo clown had a contest for the children.

Caught this guy this morning in the back yard.

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