My brother Charles and I are scheduled to fly to Portland, Oregon to see the Major Dude in May. We tried last year, but Charles was put down with osteomyelitis. That's gone.
If he can't go this year, that's too bad. I love the brother's wife. I have loved her since I saw her walking down the concourse from gate whatever at Love Field in 1966. Some combination of pleated beige chiffon and strawberry blond tripped my love button.
Lyman and I both went up in 2000 to feed the crowds for their first son's wedding rehearsal. Lyman made red beans and rice, crawfish pies, and seafood gumbo.
I will carry those responsibilties on my shoulders.