I’m On The Week To Week Plan!

Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 09:00 AM.

Let’s cherish those moments. Let’s pass as much of it as we can on to our children and grandchildren. But let’s not be foolish or too sentimental here. I’ve said often times before, nobody wants to go back to cutting okra or cleaning out fence rows!

ESPN and The Golf Channel are two modern conveniences that I appreciate as much as I did that old Western Flyer.

            One guy caught up with me at the little league field, “Are you through writing for good?” I couldn’t tell if he was sorry or relieved! Maybe he figured I ought to write something “bad” for a while.

            Most everyone asks about Leon. He will get along just fine without me bringing up some “off the wall” thing he did or said every other week. I did realize this as person after person mentioned him……you get what I’m doing here! I’m not selling anything or trying to be the next Ernest Hemmingway. I’m simply and straightforwardly discussing life as I see, and have seen, it. I’m not mad at anyone, grinding on an ax or politically inclined to bring you “around to my way of thinking”. You genuinely care about Leon. You see the love and admiration I have for him, notwithstanding what I might say or write about him. I wish you could have shared those brown beans and cornbread around our family table just once in your life. Maybe that’s what I have been trying to explain to you all these years.

I fully believe that you share my love for the town, the buildings, the history and the folks we talk about week after week. Life is so full of good people, good times and great possibilities. Sure, we live in a world that turns more toward the negative, can’t do, regulated and dangerous each day. But that doesn’t mean we have to accept it. Or give into it.

Surely a little light hearted, nothing story from time to time can’t hurt. And if it brings a brief respite from the headlines of today, gives you a chuckle or a nod of remembrance, all the better.

You have been kinder to me than I deserve. You have become a big part of my life and for that, I am grateful.

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