Fleece.....

…. The Missus and I drove up to my Aunt’s ‘house warming” party this afternoon and spent the better part of two hours peeling slow-boiled shrimp & munching on them in the shade of a few trees…… lots of cousins and their children were around to keep everything interesting – as only children can do…. so splinters, skinned-elbows, and multi-colored Band-Aids were the menu-of-the-day….. along with the rest of the goodies in the slow-boiled pot…..

…. The weather was beautiful…. a cloudless day with a deep, blue sky that almost made you dizzy as you stared up at it…. limitless almost….. Autumn is definitely here now and the lack of humidity makes everything seem clearer and more vibrant….. cleaner, I suppose…

…. The first day of fleece-weather….. cool in the mornings and evenings…. And just warm enough in the afternoons to still flash you with a quick sunburn if you aren’t careful….

…. And my giant, freckled forehead is sporting just that courtesy of a slow drive home in the convertible….

…. driving the backroads out to my Aunt’s new house brought back a lot of old memories….. years and years ago, my Grandparents lived back near there…. the last house at the very end of a dead-end road….. and after they died and the house was sold, there really was no point in going out that direction again….. but now, FOUR of my family members live on that same road just ½ a mile from the old homeplace……

… it is funny now to drive those roads in my own car all these years later…. I cant help but picture me and my little brother arguing in the back seat of an old Impala…. fake leather seats, no seat belts, and a young couple with their whole lives ahead of them sitting together in the front seat….. Mom scrooched over all the way across the seat so that Dad could drive with one hand while his other arm slipped over her shoulder…. gravel roads that are now paved….. old fence-lines covered with honeysuckle and blackberry briars….

…. I am kinda glad that they’ve moved back out there….. I hadn’t realized that I’d missed that little stretch of road quite as much as I did…. now I just need some aloe for my sizzled noggin…..

by Eric on September 30, 2007 | Bullshit (5) | TrackBack (0) | Thinking
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Did you have red taters, smoked sausage, and corn on the cob with the shrimp? That's what is on the menu for next Friday here in Indiana. Fleece weather is my favorite time of year. I didn't do the convertible thing but I did don my pith helmet this morning and hike through some prairie reclamation sites for an ecology class. A good pith helmet prevents the need for aloe application to an ever expanding forehead.

Bullshitted by Rey B on September 30, 2007 05:26 PM

A much better day than yesterday. Very nice.

Bullshitted by Jean on September 30, 2007 06:35 PM

Sizzled noggin happens - especially with those of us who are Translucent Americans.

You can sit by me...

Bullshitted by Richmond on September 30, 2007 06:38 PM

Sunblock, Eric, sunblock.

I mean, *you* get enreddened by going out of doors at night during a full moon. If you're going to set foot outside in actual daylight, start wearing sunblock...or broad-brimmed hats. Jeez.

Bullshitted by Elisson on October 1, 2007 11:58 AM

I also have such places in my life that make me recall my childhood and my young parents…

Bullshitted by Alice on October 9, 2007 11:16 AM