ON THE BACK BURNER

September 25

A candidate declared that he had very good Genes. Come to think about it, I have very good genes. My genes are peasant genes. My genes have survived progroms. My genes have traveled steerage .My genes are self made and remade. My Mother lived into her 90's. She could run for a street car in high heels. About the only thing that she didn't have, as far as I know , was diabetes. You name the disease and she probably had it. She could finish "Gone with the Wind" in a few readings. She also read comic books. She was bilingual. She knew enough math to work in the Designer department at a popular New Orleans Department Store. She often won bonuses for her sales record. My father had a shorter life span. He died in his 70s but he was never sick, that we knew of,until he died. He played semi pro baseball, so I was told. He smoked a pack of cigarettes a day and drank black coffee all day. He was mild mannered to my mothers volatility. I think these attributes qualify me for having good genes. And they paid income taxes. I couldn't resist this last line.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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