Saturday, May 23, 2015
He was in it for the thrill of jumping and getting away from the usual father-son conflicts, but he came away with a greater sense of self, of his capabilities and strengths.
His service made it possible for us to get a VA mortgage for the house. I doubt he was thinking about that when he was seventeen, but I'll always be grateful for his leap of faith.
Friday, May 1, 2015
We had just seen "Field of Dreams"
it was mostly forgettable.
I found an advertisement for this bed in the NY Times Sunday magazine and I coveted it, but they were asking some crazy price for it. Like, more money than a decent used car!
I asked Jimmy if he could build something like this. He took the picture from me and studied it earnestly and then turned to me and intoned, all sage-like...
"If I build it, we will come." We laughed until we cried. I don't know anyone in my life as funny as he was.