my pal Jacob
jacob just turned 9.
blake just turned 14.
as you know from another post where i mentioned it . . .
they are spending their summer vacation ~ or most of it anyway ~
here in oklahoma.
partly with their other grandparents and partly with the marine.
jacob has just spent the last three nights here with me at the wren house.
he likes this little place.
and it gives ‘grownup’ blake a chance for really visiting with ‘grandad’.
jacob likes the wren house.
well. no wonder. it does feel like a great hotel room! it does old bean!
i even find myself feeling like i’m on vacation all the time here!
which i am now… permanently! … since i’m retired and all. LOL.
jacob is very easy to be around. he entertains himself pretty much.
has a grand imagination. a big beach ball becomes a land mine in the ocean.
blankets become mysterious cloaks to fool the enemy forces . . .
i remember when little boys simply played ‘cops and robbers!’
now the enemy might also be from another galaxy! LOL.
we went swimming here at the pool with the marine and blake the other evening.
the water almost wasn’t even a treat. i’ve taken showers cooler than that water!
it’s been in the 100’s again. yesterday’s heat index was 107 with high humidity.
i can’t take much of that. chest pain comes on. the old enemy of my own . . . angina.
SO . . .
we advance to the rear as the marines do and we watch the cartoon network
in the wren house where it’s nice and cool.
and YES! there’s popcorn!!!
he’s a great little house guest.
easy to fix for.
his favorite foods are fresh fruit.
he likes chocolate milk.
and chik filet sandwiches and bean and chees burritos from el chico’s.
he never walks when he can run. and he is pretty much in motion.
unless he’s reading about his favorite . . . the great white SHARK!
then he’s most serious. it’s a serious thing you know old bean.
they can eat a man whole if they want to.
but . . . “they don’t mean to be mean. it’s just what they do. it’s nature you know.”
straight from jacob. a wise person.
this is a picture of jacob’s “hero” who has just gone airborne!
this is ryan williams . . . or . . .
as we like to call him on the pro scooter circuit . . .
r willy !
r willy in flight
he’s a 19 year old australian boy with the coolest australian accent !
jacob is practicing talking like an australian now.
and ~ much to my fear (that i try to keep to myself)
he is also practicing the dangerous moves on the scooter.
but . . . he is all boy. and that’s just what boys do.
at least he wears a helmet. he knows the importance of protecting your head.
this guy . . . r willy . . . of course is simply amazing on the scooter. he makes it fly.
as a matter of fact . . .
jacob was trying to make his own scooter fly when he got the famous
‘knee scrape’ that covered his entire little knee cap not long ago.
but you know something? he’s an amazingly fast healer! not even a bad scar now!
heck old bean. i’ve even tried it myself !
i went down the whole drive way over at the marine’s house.
talk about FUN!
this is norman.
he likes riding scooters too.
i figure if norman can do it . . . an old decrepit auntie tam can do it too !
on monday we went to see the new superman movie that’s out . . .
man of steel
not remotely my kind of movie. but all my favorite men in the world were seeing it
and i was not about to be left behind.
it was WAYYYYYYYYYY TOOOOOOOOOOOO L.O.U.D.
what are they trying to do?
burst everybody’s eardrums????
made me MAD right there to begin with.
yes. yes. the visual effects are amazing. that’s truly about all you can say for this movie.
it became boring afterwhile . . . simply watching the evil doers destroying everything
and everybody. good grief charlie brown. enough already.
“it was ok i guess. but it was way too long.”
out of the mouths of babes.
now . . .
this guy below . . .
HE was the one and only truly great superman of all time!
the late great christopher reeve as the man of steel.
a charming movie in every way. a real story. real dialogue. a gem.
this was the year jacob was born. but he has seen it thanks to dvd.
and his review of this movie?
so take THAT new hollywood!
well. guess i’ll bring this to a close. i have some chores to do.
jacob is at granddad’s.
we’re hoping it’ll cool off enough to swim a bit this evening.
right now . . . it’s dangerous to even be out there.
they’re calling it a ‘heat advisory.’
i hope you’re enjoying the dear people in your own life this summer old bean.
being privileged to be part of somebody’s childhood is so special.
it’s memories we’re making. and that is a wonderful thing.
i wish you love and cool breezes and the best of sunny funny happy days.
bizy back soon!
til then old bean!