I'm about to drop out of sight for a couple of days. Dottie is off this weekend; Bill and Laura are coming for dinner tonight for what may be his last Friday here, depending on when he starts driving to his new job back East. Tomorrow morning we're planning to try to catch a movie, then pick Dillon up on our way back to spend the night and Sunday.
I was a bit "precocious" growing up. I read early, and was lucky enough to not have my picking up of any book I had access to questioned.
The summer I was 6 my Dad took vacation and we drove to Texas to help his father rebuild an old house he had just bought for his retirement in Nocona, Texas. I-35 wasn't done yet, and Dad stopped in Claremore, Oklahoma overnight and we visited the Will Rogers Museum there. I became very enamored of the man, and as we were leaving used a bit of money I had saved to buy "The Autobiography of Will Rogers". I spent the rest of that vacation reading it, and have re-read it several times through the years, along with going back to find certain sections of it many times. At some point I need to replace it, or have it rebound...
Through the years I've quoted Will here, and once again he has come to mind as I know somewhere he's smiling at the video clip I'm going to use him to introduce:
"There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you."
I'll let Will close things for me as well...
"If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging."
May Friday be kind and your weekends all be lovely!