children on spring break
and beautiful weather
make this photographer
we took 179 photos today and i don't remember
having so much fun!
kids today are waaaay smarter
than i was in the sixties.
you heard right, the sixties.
she talked about Ernest Hemingway.
"you know about Hemingway?" I asked her.
"yes, he had polydactyls"
"noooo, cats with six toes"
I had just read about those cats
and Hemingway the day before and was
interested. He died the year before I was born,
yet I was just learning of those six-toed cats.
she is an animal lover and can speak
about cats, dogs, chickens and rabbits
like a pro.
she wanted me to ask a woman near the
river if we could get in one of her canoes.
i told her we don't get in canoes with strangers.
i knew a few things she didn't.
she said she felt sorry for me because
i've never had a pedicure.
she gets them so often she
said they didn't even charge her this week.
i told her she was high-maintenance
none of my boys could marry her.
and i hid my toes.
just kidding, i had shoes on.
and i hope one of my boys will marry her.
i believe in early betrothal.
if she keeps hauling things in buckets,
she oughta make a good wife.
and she's pretty easy on the eyes,