From A Wide Spot In The Road

Meanderer

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PA USA
@drifter , are you OK? Haven't heard from you in a week, when you were having difficulty breathing. Hope all is well. Happy New Year!
 

drifter

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Location
Oklahoma
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My sixteen year old granddaughter left Norman by car this morning at two-forty a.m. going to the Dallas International airport to catch a flight to New York. She will return on the thirteenth of this month. She is going to the Juillard School of Dance to try out for an opening thy have. She will be staying with friends of the family. Seems a bit of a stretch to me sending her off by her lonesome on such an adventure.
 

RadishRose

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CT USA
My sixteen year old granddaughter left Norman by car this morning at two-forty a.m. going to the Dallas International airport to catch a flight to New York. She will return on the thirteenth of this month. She is going to the Juillard School of Dance to try out for an opening thy have. She will be staying with friends of the family. Seems a bit of a stretch to me sending her off by her lonesome on such an adventure.
I know how you feel, but of course you wish her the best! Juilliard is a fine school. What type of dance is she most interested in studying?

I wish her success!
 

drifter

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Location
Oklahoma
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I downloaded a couple of books from my library system. I did this once before but then forgot how to do it. Piece of cake. Also bought a couple of kindle books from Amazon and downloaded. I've now got books to read without getting out of the house to get them. My son is buying all of our groceries. He comes by and I hand him a list. Same day delivery.
I know how you feel, but of course you wish her the best! Juilliard is a fine school. What type of dance is she most interested in studying?

I wish her success!
I don’t know, tip toe dancing, ballet, I guess it‘s called.
 

RadishRose

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CT USA
I downloaded a couple of books from my library system. I did this once before but then forgot how to do it. Piece of cake. Also bought a couple of kindle books from Amazon and downloaded. I've now got books to read without getting out of the house to get them. My son is buying all of our groceries. He comes by and I hand him a list. Same day delivery.

I don’t know, tip toe dancing, ballet, I guess it‘s called.
Ballet is so strenuous... need a body like an athlete.

 

drifter

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Location
Oklahoma
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GD arrived back home. She had a great time in New York but got no call back from
her try-out. So, its back to the grind.

Meanwhile back at the ranch I have two bags of clothes laundered and folded
and placed in grocery sacks waiting to be donated to some organization. Included
are two older iPads. I’ve started cleaning out my closets and throwing clutter away.
 

RadishRose

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CT USA
GD arrived back home. She had a great time in New York but got no call back from
her try-out. So, its back to the grind.

Meanwhile back at the ranch I have two bags of clothes laundered and folded
and placed in grocery sacks waiting to be donated to some organization. Included
are two older iPads. I’ve started cleaning out my closets and throwing clutter away.
Awww, sorry GD didn't get a call back... maybe another school, I hope.

Good for you at de-cluttering!
 

drifter

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Location
Oklahoma
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My son has been picking up groceries for us and dropping them off. I just texted him a grocery list and told him no hurry. That has been working pretty good from my standpoint and he says it is A-okay for him. However, I am beginning to feel better so as soon as I get my car running again, I'll be prepared to relieve him of that responsibility. Things are looking up.
 
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drifter

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Oklahoma
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I've been playing the harmonica today. I was going to buy another, a more expensive one, but I can't imagine any other sounding any better than these old Lee Oskar's and Suzuki's I have. They're broken in and mellow and don't sound bad at all on something like Shenandoah.
Happy to hear this, @drifter!!!

BTW, I like your flowers.
Thanks.
 
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RadishRose

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CT USA
I guess you know best about harmonicas, @drifter.

Maybe you just want to play with the new one? Maybe you could try it out and then return it? I mean, just to satisfy your curiosity. Or maybe they consider that unsanitary?
 

drifter

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Location
Oklahoma
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They do consider that unsanitary. Returning harmonicas is a no-no @RadishRose.
But musicians are always wanting to try out new equipment. Harmonica players
are no different. I may buy one for my birthday.
 

drifter

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Location
Oklahoma
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On the other hand other interest may crop up. I may take up a hobby or my interest in sports may perk. A
couple of hirings and firings in football at the end of this season did spark my interest and made me want
to see what happens next season, both in College football and in the Pros.
 
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drifter

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Location
Oklahoma
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Well, here we are, dear diary, another day, minus the dollar, however I did just eat the biggest mess of good food I've eaten
in a good while, and it's not even Christmas. Had some hot Wolf brand chili, the home fashion style, with beans, some corn tortillas
and a couple of green onions, topped off with a cup of black, hot coffee. It was some of that good even though I didn't have any
hot dog buns or any other kind of bun. I was planning on spooning this stuff onto a slice of light-bread and folding it over when I
remembered I had gotten some tortillas. I was going to have chopped onions but the green onions smelled so good. It was a good
meal and I ate a little too much. So how does that grab you, dear diary?

After breakfast and dishes this morning, I came into my office to check on how many books Larry McMurtry had written and if there
were others I might want to read. While searching online I bumped into an article in Texas Monthly written by a former resident of my
hometown and eighteen or twenty miles from McMurtry's hometown. I started reading the article, a feature article, and a long one.
Anyway to me it was interesting. I finished a book by McMurtry last night, actually I finished two, One, the streets Of Lorado I had read
before but didn't remember the ending so I read it again and finished it, too, last night. The other was, "When The Light Goes." In so
doing we missed a scheduled viewing on PBS of one of Ken Burns Country Music. Our memory needs help and we are going to have
to start making notes to ourselves. So, dear diary, sitting here at the bottom of a conversation forum, cold and with the lights all turned
out, how did your evening go?
 

RadishRose

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Location
CT USA
Well @drifter, your supper sounded delicious.

Son and DIL coming in the snow for supper... a 50's meatloaf, baked macaroni and cheese, a salad with homemade garlic-dill vinaigrette and some broccoli supper.

I used to work in a used bookstore for many years, and of course we had the Western section. I never read any of them, and I don't recall Larry McMurtry . The only two I recall is Louie L'Amour, Zane Grey and Jack London, I don't know if you include Willa Cather in these authors I've never read. Guess I really lost out.

It seems I can't read anymore. I lose concentration....my mind wanders if I pick up
on something that has nothing to do with the story and off I go.

Sorry you missed the Ken Burns special on country music. I heard it was very good. Ken Burns did some great documentaries. I remember one on WWII featuring my home town for the huge amount of ammunition they manufactured then.

Why are you cold and in the dark?
 

drifter

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Location
Oklahoma
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Sounds like a great meal. yeah, Ken Burns does some good work. I am not in the dark. I was thinking only of my diary, who sits all night and sometimes all day, waiting on me, myself, and I to come visit and talk. You see, it is the poor lonely diary to whom I referred which only reminds me that I am sometimes unclear in trying to say what I try to say.

Sorry you don't read but I understand. I don't know, sometime I think reading is for those who have nothing better to do. Actually I'm not sorry you don't read. A person should do it their way.
 

RadishRose

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Location
CT USA
So, dear diary, sitting here at the bottom of a conversation forum, cold and with the lights all turned
out, how did your evening go?
Oh, I see you're talking to your diary. :)

I wish you were not depressed, Drifter.

We got about 4 inches of snow last night, but the roads are fine now.

☃ Cheer up!
 

drifter

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Location
Oklahoma
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I’m glad you got the snow and not me. You’re in the northeast where snow is more
or less expected. I’m in the south where snow is something one should read about
In a book. When it snows here it makes things messy; we don’t get enough to be pretty.
Do youlike snow?
 


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