Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Good Ol' Boys!

The Good Ol' Boys! Don Otterson & Hank Sexton
Both are 80 years old and they have known each
other since 2nd grade!

'Is it Party Time?' - Sexton Casa 5pm

Sending the kids off to catch the 6:40 am bus!
And The Good Ol' Boys Back to CA and Down the Road!

Love... Nothing Like it.

Sigh... Don't you just love a good fun visit with great people? My Father in Law is an absolute hoot! As I told you in an earlier post, he arrived one week prior to our Customer Appreciation event, with his lifelong friend, Don. Don lived on the neighboring ranch in CA. So, they showed up at my door at 5pm, and wanted to know if it was party time! I had just gotten home from the Boise market, and had been up since 3:30 am.. Needless to say, I had a long night with these guys! Well, not really, their bedtime is the same as mine, about 8pm, but THAT was a long day!

These boys were so darn fun... Lots of stories told, lots of laughs, and just great living spirits in our midst. They came to get 1/4 beef to take home.. I like these kinda deals! We got to see Grandpa, which for us, isn't very often... I can probably count on one hand how many times my kids have seen their Grandma and Nana Sexton. But quality time, is a definite when we do see them. My kids adore their grandparents!

So, the top photo cracks me up. I told Hank 'smile' several times! I have about 5 shots of 'this look' of his. So, I showed it to him.. He said 'that is my smile!'. HA! We call that a Deer in the headlights look...

OH... speaking of funny sayings... Dick took off on the quad to move sheep, and Hank said 'There goes your husband on his Japanese Quarter horse!" And he laughed... Like I said... a good ol' boy. He grew up on Stone Valley Ranch, where my husband grew up. A 14,000 acre 'real' range land outfit at the end of a 7 mile dirt road.. We lived there for 3 years before moving here. The Sexton family sold the ranch and well, here we are, the 5th and 6th generation, in Eastern Oregon on our own 1,170 acre irrigated ranch. Quite a difference. Different landscapes, weather, people, you name it!

One of these days I'll share stories and photos from Stone Valley.... Scorpions anyone? We had plenty in our house!!! THAT part I do not miss!

Well, gotta run to a soccer game! Thanks for visiting again! I'll be posting more 'catch up' stories and work.


Dawn said...

Wow, those pics are great. The pic with the mountain in the background is just spectacular. I love hearing your stories and seeing pics like this. IT's truly a great thing. I look forward to it. God Speed Andi, YOu rock..

*karendianne. said...

What a lovely post. Your joy and love jumped off the page snatching my heart as I read.

This is the little bit of grounding I needed today. Thank you for sharing 'The Good Ol' Boys.'

Making Memories of Love, *karendianne.

Anonymous said...

I love reading about all the goings on at your ranch. Thank goodness for blogs. Your blog extends my life experience too, almost feel like I'm right there with you. Love, Aunt Alice.

Debra Day said...

What a lovely post. I love the photos and you captured the love and the "smile" perfectly. What pals, since 2nd grade! How cool is that. You've got The Good Life you city girl! Cuzn Deb

Kerilou said...

Cute photos!! You never miss an opportunity! I love to look at them and hear your stories. Makes me feel right at home! Keri

Sue McGettigan said...

Somehow I just knew the good old boys would be exactly that cute - they are gorgeous. Glad you had such a fun visit with them :)