Thursday, July 9, 2009
Company Who Likes Country Roads
My font size won't change so you gotta strain your eyes, sorry. We've had the best kind of company, those who like country roads. John's eighty three year old cousin whom John has only seen twice in the last years and his 36 year old granddaughter came down from near Houston. We really weren't prepared as we thought they were not coming until the week-end. Their visit was right up my ally as he was raised around here but had not been to the small towns in many years. I had to twist John's arm a little but how could he refuse an 83 year old cousin. Not as easy as refusing me. We took them to the country cemetary where some of his relatives are buried. It was a joy to him as he remember it as all grown up. Its well kept now and and a historical marker at the gate. I had to tease him about being lonely for the outhouses of yesteryear so he did go use it. They are neat, painted white, and have a latice work in the front. He was so appreciative that we took him out there. Today John took him to see the cattle at the ranch and he loved that too. His granddaughter chose to sleep in. At noon we took them to a barbeque place that is all decorated in country decor and the barbeque is good too. He had talked about the town where he grew up to the north of us so I twisted John's arm again. we went there. We showed him the old building that was once the only hospital in this area. Its all boarded up now and looks terrible. He knew the doctor that came out to our house and delivered me and all my siblings. We showed him our college and told him we have a country club but don't belong, ha. He was surprised at how this town has grown. We would be traveling down a street and he would ask how long has this been paved? This used to be a sandy road. Its been a long time since he had a tour like we gave him. His granddaughter liked the area and said she wouldn't mind living here. Now that is a compliment with the hot dry weather. They headed back home this afternoon with the promise to come back again when it is cooler. We may go south next time.