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.