ON THE BACK BURNER

July 30

I was remembering my different birthdays. We are not big on presents, so when I did get a present, it was special. On my 10th birthday, I got a used bike. It had ballon tires and it cost $10. It was war time and no one got a new bike. I was lucky to have it.I rode it until I left home to get married. I wonder what happened to it. I rode that bike everywhere. Never to school,though. Girls didn't do that in N.O. I wonder why. I had a long walk. I didn't mind, but a bike sure would have been quicker. I don't remember the boys riding bikes either, come to think of it. And our parents didn't drive us, either. Walking was part of the social scene . You met a friend and you walked together. Usually in groups. It was a fun way to start and end a school day. I do remember riding my bike from my house in "uptown", to Pontchartrain Beach. That is a long way across town.The chore was getting home again. If there were such things as cell phones, I know that I would have called for a ride. It was a dumb thing to do. Maybe that is why I remember it so well. On my 60th birthday, my son gave me a great present. He cut his dreadlocks. Any Mother can relate to this one. They were nasty . He let me ceremoniously cut them. That was a special birthday. I almost got a Grandson on my birthday. Missed it by 3 days. That was close enough for me. That was the best present, come to think of it.

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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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