Awesomeiest All-Time Best Buddies

Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 10:54 AM.

            Me and Luke woke up each morning singing “Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’; Keep them doggies movin’; Rawhiiiiiide!” We drove over to Wakulla Springs to see where they filmed “The Creature from the Black Lagoon”. We walked in the mornings, built Lincoln Log weapons and put Lego sets together. Luke didn’t want to go home. “I’ll tell you what, Luke. Let’s play ‘Rock, Scissors, Paper’ and if you beat me, you can stay another day.” I’m not sure who was the happiest when he won!

Luke would put his drink next to mine in the refrigerator. He laid his bathing suit on the window seat beside mine. Our water shoes rested just outside the door like two peas in a pod. I loved the way his little hand would find mine if we wandered into a strange place, headed across a busy street or saw some grown-ups approaching.

The last night……or really, the night after what should have been the last night……we were all set up for the regular showing of “Jurassic Park”. We had turned the cushions inside out on the couch to make a fort. We had reversed the recliner so we could lay on our stomachs and look over the back and we had the wire basket wrapped over the love seat in case of a pterodactyl attack. “Luke, where do you want to sit?”

He looked the options over carefully and answered, “By you, KK.”

“Luke, how do you spell awesomeiest?”



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