Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Found this ratty, kid-sketched poster in a broken down, greasy Banker's Box in the rafters of the garage just now.
Hadn't thought of it or the little girl who painstakingly drew this in many years. I suppose my girlfriend's daughter was about six or seven.
Please note the flames painted on the side of the boat and the flames coming out of the over-transom exhaust. She writes.....
If I had one more week of vacation I would go to the river and ride in a boat. I would get a sun tan and I would make castles of sand and make waves.
The river would be the Colorado River down at Parker, Arizona.
Sadly, that may have been the best year of her young life. Grapevine called me some years later and mentioned she'd had her first kid at thirteen.
At some point we come to realize that there are some things you just can't fix. Even if you have a lot of duct tape.