Saturday, July 1, 2017
Visitors from UTAH, Ben and Elsie Mae
They are here!
Little KNOWN FACTS:
1. According to tests made at the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems in Washington, D.C., dogs and cats, like people, are either right-handed or left-handed—that is, they favor either their right or left paws.
2. Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly fast on land. Although they are rapid, they are not agile, so if you ever find yourself chased by one, run in a zigzag line. You'll lose him or her every time.
3. Horses can't throw up! (But they can throw you off!)
They are here!
It has been about 18 months since we saw our grandson Ben and his daughter Elsie Mae. They just flew in from the airport at Salt Lake City
(Elsie Mae 18 months ago when she flew out for the family cruise)
Ben was the first grandson born into our family. His older brother Corey, a super kid also, was brought into our family by marriage. He lives in Oregon now, it has been a few years since seeing him. It is hard to accept that those grand boys (now good men) are 35 & 40.
Both are in construction and build bigger houses with steeper and more varied roof lines than their grandpa ever did. I am proud of them.
When I ran a roach coach (lunch wagon) Corey would ride with me. Once at ‘Holman and Moody’ the home of NASCAR ENGINES for many years, the foreman ordered everyone out to the truck to see Corey. “I want you men to see a REAL BOY!” he called out. The foreman had red hair and Corey also had fire-red hair. They all got a big laugh. You could see Corey’s chest swell!
(I am so proud of this picture. It was taken at the insistence of Carol, our former daughter in Law. This is the whole clan except Corey on our trip out to see Ben and Elsie in Utah. Ben holding Elsie on the left.)
Ben builds in Utah and has Elsie Mae more often, with a chance to spoil her. He is a real dad and that makes me proud.
Our other grands: Josh, Stephen, Sherece, Matthew and Luke are on the East Coast, and we see them fairly often. So Ben is special. Every time I get to see Ben I think, ‘this may be the last time I ever see him.’ I know life is dicey as you approach the 80’s. I do expect to see the 90’s, but logic takes over and reality sets in I realize, I am now fighting the odds.
I plan to enjoy this visit, I already do.
1967 Corvair, This car drove like a sports car. I enjoyed the Corvair.