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, April 9, 2015

Decided to fly. Latest plans for trip to Washington.

I have toured the west coast from Ruston, Louisiana three times. I know just what it takes. About 15 days of driving. Checking in and out of a couple dozen motels. Carry bags into the homes of friends and relatives. That is the main reason that I have previously driven. To see the many friends and relatives on the route. It is good to see them.

However the old prune picker (as I lovingly call myself) is getting old. I do not think that I have a lot of 12 hours of driving days left. I have decided to fly. I must admit that I felt relieved when I made that decision. I will reduce the hectic tour of a month or two to a two week trip with just a day or two of driving.

I will fly into Seattle.

My grandson Matt will meet me and help get me to the Wright Family reunion on Orcas Island. Matt lives in Woodenville, Washington. I will never forget the joy that Matt brought into my life, 47 years ago, when he was born. The birth of Matt made me a grandfather. I loved it. It was so very exciting. Matt is a joy.

After a week (My 90th birthday is the Monday of that week) on Orcas Island I plan to spend a week at a motel in Port Townsend. (Harborside Inn).

I will visit the Evergreen Coho Resort daily. (morning coffee and bingo). My wife Jackie and I helped build the resort for 17 years. Many memories. Many good friends.

I will leave Ruston on July 17 and return on August 2. I will return an older (90) and (wiser?) man.

102 days to my 90th birthday.


  1. It's always nice to have something to look forward to.

  2. After this trip it will be their turn to come see you!


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