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Last week was totally taken up with watching grandchildren play sports, one plays baseball, another tennis, and getting Anah ready for her first Homecoming dance plus building a float for the parade.  Though I hovered on the periphery of these activities, I did make a tiger tail for the float and cooked several nights so those doing the actual work wouldn't have to,

In spite of the hotness of the day I went to the parade and watched it go by as I have in all the many years past, and as always got a kick out of the small town kitsch, marching bands, homecoming candidates, and children scrambling for candy tossed into the street. Anah's freshman class float won 2nd place, losing to the seniors. Not bad for their first try.

Anah looked lovely and her "date" was a good match. He's an athlete, good student and well brought up young man. She avows they are just friends, but I detect that certain look in her eye when she talks about him. I'm definitely not ready for her to  fall in love or think that she has, but it's coming.

Walked in the park yesterday. Seem to be mostly recovered from screwing up my back. Went to a new chiropractor yesterday who got my wonky neck back in place. All my creative energy has been going into wire wrapping a couple of bottles for gifts and the journals I bought lie gathering dust.

At long last we were blessed with rain. The dust that was covering everything is gone and all the plants are smiling. Life on a gravel road becomes unpleasant during droughts. Much better now.


( 15 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 19th, 2017 05:15 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous! Everyone looks like they're having so much fun :)
Sep. 20th, 2017 02:32 pm (UTC)
They did have fun, she was quite starry-eyed.
Sep. 19th, 2017 06:14 pm (UTC)
They look like an exceptionally good couple! Of friends.
Sep. 20th, 2017 02:32 pm (UTC)
Indeed. I heard they danced some slow dances together bipit no smooching. Yet.
Sep. 20th, 2017 02:28 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous photos! Lovely kids. I adore seeing happy, smiling photos like these.
Sep. 20th, 2017 02:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks, she had a wonderful time. They are a great group of kids.
Sep. 21st, 2017 04:14 am (UTC)
Looks like a fun time, 2nd place is really great for their first float.

Glad your back is better, I read about the adventure w. splitting the big plant and wrenching your back out to do it. Always something, eh?

I realized we've had so much rain I am surprised to hear ppl not having rain. Glad to hear you're getting rain and some relief from the drought.

Sep. 21st, 2017 01:45 pm (UTC)
Indeed, it's always something. Wouldn't it be grand to wake up feeking good?

Loved the rain, but now it's turned hot again, doesn't seem right to be so hot with leaves on the ground. Maybe I'm just too hard to please.

Edited at 2017-09-22 01:41 am (UTC)
Sep. 21st, 2017 11:29 pm (UTC)
How old is Anah?

They look very good together, but I wouldn't jump to any conclusions from just that photo. LOL
Sep. 22nd, 2017 01:41 am (UTC)
Anah is nearly 15, quite young. I'm pretty sure they are " just friends."
Sep. 22nd, 2017 04:37 pm (UTC)
I was head over heels hopelessly in love at 14. :)
Sep. 22nd, 2017 05:19 pm (UTC)
Me too. Married @16. I hope my granddaughters have a different experience. So far, so good, but we're just starting the teen yrs, dangerous choices lie ahead.
Sep. 22nd, 2017 05:47 pm (UTC)
I had the "forbidden love" experience, although it was unrequited, but I was forbidden to even "like" boys at that age, imagine that! There must be a middle ground to be sure. :)
Sep. 22nd, 2017 07:42 pm (UTC)
I fell in love, for the first time, at fifteen. She was from out of town, a Baptist minister's daughter, the cousin of a friend of mine. After she went back home, we wrote letters for a while. She never wrote a last letter, never said goodbye. I still have the ones she sent me, almost 60 years afterward, somewhere in the attic of the house that I'm moving out of. I sometimes wonder if she kept mine; probably not. Not quite sure why I felt compelled to write this, but I did. And I agree, Anah and her date make a lovely couple...

Edited at 2017-09-23 12:49 am (UTC)
Sep. 23rd, 2017 01:43 am (UTC)
Its a beautiful story, man. I appreciate the telling of it. Many of us, I think, have a place in our hearts/soul where live memories like yours. Love fresh, new, sure did feel good eh?
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