Monday, September 10, 2012

long overdue visit

wow...so, i started with going to visit the grandparents...it'd been more than 20 years, sorry to say...i caught their 66th wedding anniversary...had the mono-a-mono talk with grand-dad...he reminded me that our first family ancestor in america arrived in 1630 and that every first son since then has had a first son...for something like fourteen generations...and that i am holding up progress...

it was very green...misty, foggy over the mountain in the mornings...or "ridge" as my grandmother has apparently said... and wet, even when sunny...trees everywhere...college town...i ate and drank well..i watched the republican national convention...i stayed at my step-mother's...argued about politics and the future price of silver (100 then 599)...saw my uncle and his wife too...listened to him and my grandfather discuss military medal clusters that are available if you call the dealer at home on sunday...

i then got to visit my mom and brother...watched the democratic national convention...watched down by law and the rum diaries...swam in the atlantic during heavy surf...got treated to a bunch of free over the top pampering...ate well, drank well..saw my mom, who never drinks, get wasted...which was a first...she giggles a whole lot...

just got back...i stopped at walmart and bought 60 or so cans of soup...then visited with [the rancher and his wife] before coming out to the ranch...yes, i enjoyed the visit very much...i am now grooving  to infidels, man of peace...got a hot cup of coffee...think i'll light some incense...