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Monday, July 22, 2013

My Day with My Grandsons

Today I spent the day with three of my four grandsons.  They are 5, 9 and almost 12 and all of them are smarter than I am.  I didn't have a clue what they were talking about most of the day.  They all have traveled to more states than I have, and they all have seen more movies in the past six months than I have seen in my whole life.  They know modern music and musical artists I have never heard of either.  I imagine they wouldn't know a catbird or wren if they saw one though.

The five year old even sang me a song.  He said it was a parody for some song I had never heard of.  What five year old uses the word parody.  I think I probably still wet my pants when I was that age.

When I told him I didn't know that song, he sang me this.


video


For lunch we decided to go to a local drive in.  On the way home there were people standing in the middle of the road.  We thought there was an accident, so I slowed down and finally stopped.  There was a delivery truck stopped in the other direction and the guy was laughing.  I wanted to take pictures or a video so bad because two people were trying to get a big snapping turtle off the highway.  They were risking their lives to save a turtle.  Or maybe they weren't.  Turtle soup is a popular delicacy in this area.  In fact when we first moved here, they had turtle soup on the menu of a local restaurant.  The couple didn't want to touch the turtle, so they had a stick and were trying to nudge him across the road.  At one point they totally flipped him over.  The boys thought it was hilarious.  Then I looked on my right, and a big blue pickup truck was passing me.  I thought, what a jerk, can't he wait.  But then I saw him roll down his window and yell to the couple with the turtle.  I bet he wanted it for his very own.  The poor turtle didn't have a chance today.  Either he is boiling in a pot with carrots and celery or he is very tired from being man handled.  If he lives, I hope he thinks twice before crossing the highway again.