I left my new friends Allison and Blair after an amazing dinner of ginger shrimp and grits. I was in the heartland of the civil war. Some in the south think it is still going on. I have friends both blue and gray and I love them all dearly. I feel like I looted the country and headed for cover over the Peace Bridge. I brought home some amazing pots from Allison and Blair. They wouldn't take money so I guess I owe them my first born. Hey, he has a good job and a good work ethic so it might be a fair trade. I just had to bring home an old Windsor chair. Allison sent me to the right place and my chair was right inside the door waiting for me. I headed north to drop in to visit the Rats- Ronnie and Hester. As always the welcome mat is out and I slip into their lives like family. I also should mention that I had supper with my soul mate Dan Finnegan and he sent me home with the best peanuts Virginia can grow-Hubs. Then in the mail was a lovely post card from Dan. What a man of total class!
You have to be a friend to have friends! I count myself one of the luckiest dudes on this planet. Thank you to my friends south of 49. I'd go to the wall for y'all!