Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

Bake those hoe cakes brown

My wife got off work early yesterday to go to Texarkana to pick up my sister's eight year old daughter. We have our fun niece with us this weekend. We're going to go paint ceramics, and then go swimming at the natatorium.

Our local Half Priced Books used books chain bought a lot of the Penguin paperback book archives. I stopped by their flagship store, where these wonderful novels from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s were on sale for as little as three dollars each. They were wonderful! I bought a lot, as well as two dulcimer books, and "positively fourth street", which I read over Persian food.

The new dulcimer plays very sweetly. I have "Boil them Cabbage Down" just about learned, while "Amazing Grace" still needs a bit of work. My niece and I played my autoharp (I did the buttons, she did the strings) on a rousing "Amazing Grace" and "Michael Row the Boat Ashore" medley this morning.

We picked up iced latte for my wife, who was sleeping in a bit. Then my Ford buyer showed up and loaded the old Crown Victoria onto a car trailer for its long trip to Trinity, Texas. He even had one official transfer form I lacked, and was really a class act.

I'm off to paint now.
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