Half of the Hermits are in Florida right now. Carol and Russell are busy, still in Texas. Mandi is busy, still in Cameron. It isn’t all work that is keeping me busy right now. Let’s discuss, shall we?
Last Friday May 17th, my 17 year old son Matthew took a very important test for his future. He passed! He is now a certified welder! I’m very proud of him! He has been working at this for 3 years since he was a freshman. He passed both visual tests, and both strength tests! How amazing is that?! Now, he is exempt from his end of year exams because he kept his grades and attendance high. Way to go, kiddo!
Sunday, I took a wagon ride with my cousin Nanette through Cameron. It was such an awesome and laid back day! Her mule, Mose (pronounced like Mow-z) did, in her words, “A hello job!”
We got to talk a lot about days gone by. I have always said that my Pa taught me to ride. I need to amend that actually. My Pa taught me to sit. Nanette taught me to ride. We rode those ponies all over this town for miles and miles. Somewhere I have an old picture of me from about the fourth grade riding in one of the parades. That was common for us.