Gut Rumbles

July 04, 2005


After visiting with MY 94 year-old grandmother yesterday, that's all I'm gonna say. I LIKE old folks who still have some spark in 'em.

It's strange... I remember being a little boy and listening to my realtives talk while they drank beer and moonshine and laughed a lot. I couldn't have been older than six at the time.

But I caught a vision in my mind of just HOW MANY paths those people had walked and how many good stories they had to tell about it. I really SAW it, too--- like a path through a field of flowers that winds and twists over rocks and clay, across a stream or two, and just keeps going... for a LONG way.

I didn't have many memories when I was six years old. I ENVIED the older folks for what they had done and how they told those stories.

Now I AM one of the older folks and I HAVE walked that twisted path. I have a lot of stories to tell.

I also wish I was six years old again.


I called my 99 year old aunt today, she is doing fine and still cooks two meals aday. She also takes care of a three bedroom house and keeps great grandkids, man what a woman. She is my mama's oldest sister, only two girls left out of 13 brothers and sisters. My mama died of old age at 93, almost 94, us Indians live long lives, Cat

Posted by: catfish on July 4, 2005 10:42 AM

God bless you and your gramma too, Rob.

Posted by: og on July 4, 2005 11:32 AM

This strikes a chord. When I was, like you, a little kid, maybe four years old or so, my older relatives, and there were many, would smoke, drink shots of bourbon with water chasers, and play pinochle....for hours. I was delegated to go get glasses of water. On one occasion, an adult followed me and found I was getting the water from the toilet. I was not pressed into service again after that. And they laughed about it for years to come.

Posted by: Shep on July 4, 2005 01:52 PM

Shep--- you had a TOILET????
You grew up more high-class than I did.

Posted by: Acidman on July 5, 2005 05:24 PM
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