Friday evening was wet and boring. But after the week I had, I needed some boring. Saturday I slept late and did a post. Then I made a list and went to the store. On my way home I got a call from my boy, Bubba, asking me where everybody was. I told him that his Daddy & Bug probably walked up to Benny's, and then it dawned on me how he had worded that. I tentatively asked him where he was, and he said "at your house"! You can't imagine how thrilled I was to hear that! He told me they had fish and wanted to fry them and hang out here. And that is exactly what we did! We all ended up building a fire outside, playing horseshoes and washers until almost two in the morning. And I loved every minute of it!
The down side was, none of us made it to church the next morning. There was a fair amount of rain again. I watched movies on TV and simmered a pot of red beans all afternoon. Just a good, restful Sunday! And I loved every minute of it.
Monday morning rolled around. I slept in a little. Mixed up batter for peanut butter cookies. Later in the afternoon, I FINALLY got to get in the pool! Most of the time it was too cool or the weather too bad. I cleaned it and then I spent an hour just relaxing and praying. I like to pray in the pool by myself. So quiet and serene. The sky above me. I prayed for the families and the descendants of those who sacrificed so that I could enjoy this wonderful weekend, here in this country, on my own land, living how I see fit. As I prayed it really struck me all the different types of people who serve, for so many varied reasons. It moved me to the verge of tears. It was a special time and I loved every minute of it.
Throughout this weekend, I often thought of my son, who I cherish so much. And of my father, his namesake. Of how they look so much alike. Of how they never got to meet, to know one another. Of how much Bubba would have loved him. Of how proud he would have been of Bubba.
I want to share photos with you. Let you see for yourself, how very much alike they are.
|My Son & Baby Ruth|
Well, what do you think? Do you see the same strong resemblance I do?