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.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

12th Annual Cook Church Memorial Day Veterans Fish Fry.

And I (the old prunepicker) was there. John and I have been to most of the Veterans Fish Fries. The good folks of the Church Baptist Church dig deep into their wallets and hearts to put this on. All veterans are invited along with a guest. It is free. I got special permission to take two guests. John and Rhonda. There were many Rhonda hugs for many of her old friends.

Here is a picture of part of the crowd. Probably around 400 people, a little more than last year. 150 pounds of fillets and 50 pounds of whole fish. No telling how many french fries and hush puppies.

Here is a photo of Richard Jones. He seems to have a lot to do with this annual affair. Thank you so much Richard! And to all the willing volunteers.

Here is a short fun video of the cooking crew. They bring their own stoves and cooking oil!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Farmers Market Music.

You get to hear all kinds of music at the Ruston Farmers Market. Today was religious Mexican with drums. Furnished by a music group from the Tabernacle Christian Restoration Church of Ruston. Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

John and the old Prunepicker installed a new air conditioner.

It sure looks nice. It does 14000 Btu or a ton and 1/6 of refrigeration. On 115 volts. To get a bigger unit requires 220 volts, which I do not have. It is supposed to cool 500 square feet. My Hitch Hiker fifth wheel is only 400 square feet so I will stay cool. Or cooler, I am already cool!

There is only one thing wrong. Ever since we installed the AC it has been cold and raining.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Rhonda takes her Mom, Rosa, and the old Prunepicker to breakfast and the RW Norton Gardens in Shreveport.

Delicious food at Strawn's Eat Shop. I wonder if they are connected with Does Eat Place in Mississippi?

My lovely company. Rhonda and Mom.

I thought you might like to see a closeup of Rhonda. Doesn't she pose nice?

The flowers and the garden were lovely.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Pictures from my May 2017 trip to Woodenville and Chimacum

This creek is in the backyard of my grandson Matt in Woodenville.

Two pictures of the Skagit Valley tulip fields.

Picture of software engineer Matt writing code at his kitchen table. He is being paid.

Half of the Prunepicker and all the Wrocks. Janelle, Winter, Matt, and Holly.

Janelle and Matt

Winter and Holly.

The Wrocks take me to the Edmunds ferry. The ferry is at the end of the dock. They gave me a ride, cookies, and bought my ticket!

The Hood Canal floating bridge.

Point Wilson Lighthouse. At the entrance to the Admiralty Inlet.

Olympic Mountains.

Seascape on East side of Marrowstone Island.

Port Townsend from Marrowstone. Paper mill on the left.

Prunepicker and grand daughter Corrie. (Short for Cornelia Faith)

Grandson Mark, the old PP, and Corrie.

Hello Seattle.

You know these two.

Officer row at Fort Warden.

Olympics again.

Jefferson County Courthouse.

House built to look like a light house. In Port Townsend.

Another seascape.

Sign at Fort Flagler.

Lunch party at the Spruce Goose Restaurant. Located at the Jefferson County International Airport. The four people standing are my dear friends, Herm and Kathy Schilling and Irene Greening and the old prunepicker.

This lot 649 at the Escapee Park was the home of Jackie and I for 17 years. The trees in back were seedlings when we moved in.

Corrie at the entrance to a trail to Chimacum Creek.

Corrie and Chimacum Creek.

Dungeness Spit.

Two pictures of the Seattle skyline.

Panoramic view of a Cinco de Mayo potluck (good food) at the Escapee Clubhouse. I stayed there five days in a motor home furnished by the Schillings.Thank you Herm and Kathy.

This Escapee Bar was built some 25 years ago. Decorated with corks.

Barracks at Fort Warden.

Corrie knitting and cell phoning at the same time.

Nice picture of two nice grand kids. Mark and Corrie Wright.

Hello Dallas.

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