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.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Danny and Diana Butcher visit. December 3, 2014.

Danny is my nephew. He is just a kid. (A good kid). He is 68 and a retired Los Angeles fireman. His wife Diana is a retired High School Librarian. A month ago they left their home in Pomona, California. They drove to New York (many stops on the way) to visit their grandson and his parents, their son and daughter. Then a little side trip to Key West, Florida. Then to Ruston.

It was so good to see them. Much visiting interrupted by meals. First night we had supper at Willie's Duck Diner in West Monroe. The next day we had lunch at Gap Farms in Arcadia. Last night was a gourmet meal (crawfish étouffée over rice) prepared by Kerry and John Adams. My daughter and son in law. Fine Southern Chefs.

Pictures at Willie's.

Selfie time!

Kerry, John, Christian, and Ross joined us at Willie's.

Pictures at Gap Farms.

Good home cooking at Gap Farms.

Pictures in Bonnie and Clyde country. Gibsland.

The Ambush Museum was closed but there was a display next door.

Old monument at ambush site.

A new monument has been installed next to the old  one.

Supper at Adams.

Miscellaneous Pictures.

Notice the old geezer in the mirror. Holding a camera.

Notice the Monson Nose. Uncle and nephew.

Danny and Diana Butcher. A nice couple

What a nice visit! 


  1. I'm so glad you all had such a nice visit. I have enjoyed all of the pictures on Facebook, too. That shot of you and Dan is so funny. Talk about look alike. By the way, I don't believe I have that nose. ;-)

  2. Audrey Butcher is Diana's daughter

    Please see she is under the influence of meth.


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