Gut Rumbles

June 21, 2006


I talked to my daughter today and persuaded her and Stacy to come visit me next month. They both have some time off from work, and I told them that I would pay for their travel expenses, let 'em stay at my house and I would take them out to eat at Mrs. Wilkes while they were here.

Who could refuse THAT offer??? They didn't, and they made me very happy.

Plus, the real reason I want Samantha to come visit is that she needs to see her great-grandmother. Mommie ain't doing so well and I don't know how much longer she's gonna be around. She's 96 years old, and bodies wear out over time. I've been too damn decrepit to go visit her the way I should, but I can get the girls to drive me over there if I can't do it myself.

That is a good thing.

Mommie always loved Samantha a lot. She still likes to tell the story of Sam coming to visit her one day, when my daughter was about three years old. (Bejus! TWENTY YEARS AGO!!! Fuck me dead...) I had just wrestled with a flat tire on my truck and Sam watched me doing it.

Mommie was cooking something in her kitchen and Sam looked at Mommie's old, wrinkled hands. Sam said, "Mommie, you need some air in your hands. They look like my daddy's flat tire."

Out of the mouths of babes, right?


You're right. That one is precious.

Posted by: Bonita on June 21, 2006 06:25 PM

That's adorable. I'm glad the girls are coming to visit; it'll do you good. :)

Posted by: Lisa on June 21, 2006 07:48 PM

Rob, that is good one... here's one my boy laid on his momma and me one day... He kinda had the opposite problem of "Mommie"...

He'd had a splinter in his finger for a couple of days, he's 'bout 4 years ol' then... He'd been whinin' about how it hurt and finally I told him to come on over to me and I'd pull the splinter out.

His terrified reply "You can't do that... All my air will come out"... You're damned straight on out of the mouts of babes deal...

Posted by: RedNeck on June 21, 2006 07:51 PM

Chablis, you took the words right outa my mouth. The Crackerbox needs a good sandblasting.

Posted by: Ralph Gizzip on June 21, 2006 09:26 PM
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