Guess what Grandpa wrote on June 10, 1903? U got it — no change
“Took log to Hillsboro. Worked around home and plowed for buckwheat after supper. Rained and hailed at noon.”
Today I am trying to do the total Blog on my iPad, with a new piece of software. U mite ask “Why”. Please do. In the mean time I will see if I can come up with an answer.
U may notice my short hand — same as I use in texting to the kids — they seem to demand it. But I find it hard to perfect the change, but I try. This old man has lived in, and really enjoyed, numerous communities. – from a homestead in Pa to the suburbs of New York City to Islands in the ocean to a Texas ranch to a Great Lakes island. Still I resist change – just like everybody else. I c u r confused – what the hell am I talking about? My horse Perla, of course. Well maybe any horse. I am really learning a lot about a horses resistance to change – and mine 2.
Last year I built the large beautiful corral (the one filled with the beautiful flower weeds in the header to this blog-I tell folks I built it to house the flowers – they just shake their heads and and show great sympathy for that poor dumb old man from down below – below the mackinaw bridge that is ) for Perla but as of yet it not used — because she is herd and barn bound – she is home bound. She goes bonkers if removed from the herd. Did u ever sit upon a 1000 pound horse and say “get up” and nothing happens? Then slap her on the rump and just like a rock u r at the same spot on this large earth as you were. Try kicking – nothing – try screaming “get-up” loud enough to scare the birds and bears in the forest — four feet crushing the same yellow flower stems as before.
Look at this – Pure contentment at home. No trips to W’Al-mart, no rush hour traffic, no airport screens. Not even a tv full of advertisements. WOW!
Bye 4 now and I will keep u informed of my passion 2 get Perla to consider me a friend and my coral a temporary home away from her peaceful home and horse friends. and I must tell u of yesterday’s trail ride — few have had such an experience — I feel fortunate to have the opportunity! Keep going till next Daily News.