It may include a dark storm and some thoughts about supply side and taxes on the rich.
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She smiled and showed her adorable freckles. “Anything artsy,” she exclaimed happily.
I posed for photos with her and her cousin and her aunt, no sign of sister Hailey, whom I cannot quite remember although I am sure she is very beautiful indeed. Then photos with about fifty other people and then got my popcorn in the refreshment room.
There were four stunningly beautiful blond, teenaged, blue eyed girls working there. Just spectacular. “This is like the garden of perfect blue eyes,” I said to them and they all giggled. They were like angels.
A young man, maybe 14, was leaning against a tree with a sketch pad. “Sketches $5,” said his sign, “Unless your a cute girl, then it’s free.”
“You spelled ‘you’re’ wrong,” I told him. I explained the correct way.
“Really?” he asked. “I’ve never seen it spelled that way.”
“Have you had any takers?” I asked him.
“Not one,” he said.
It is just impossible to adequately say how friendly the people here are. It is a life-changing experience. It is like being on another planet where there is less gravity.
At 6, my wife, Tim and Penny Farmin and I drove my boat over to Ivano’s Del Lago for dinner. It was way too crowded but I saw some pals from the Western Petroleum Marketers’ Association, to whom I spoke about a year ago, and they were great pals then and now. The sunset was breathtakingly orange and red and yellow and then the sky grew too dark. Too damned dark.
On the way home, on the boat, a heavy rain fell and a strong north wind came up. I was worried but I had my pal and ace boatman, Tim, with me, so I felt safe. I also had my baseball hat on.
We got totally soaked coming in from the dock. But in our condo, we had that cake and tea and watched the lightning and I felt great. Tim is a wonderful friend to have with me in a storm.
The popcorn girls with their blue eyes. Emily, with her freckles. The friendly woman in the Scan shop. Merwin’s Hardware. Tim and Penny Farmin guarding us all. Wifey making tea. Safe at home.
Just spent most of the day walking around town. The storm last night blew out the smoke and heat and humidity. Not a cloud in the sky. A lovely breeze blowing off the lake.
It is astonishing how many people stop me and ask my opinion about the election. In brief, I like Ryan but I do not buy supply-side and don’t want lower taxes for rich people. Supply-side is based on a premise that is demonstrably false. That’s a big problem. When a major party bases its policies on a demonstrably erroneous premise, that’s a bad situation.