Sunday, August 19, 2007
More about yesterday
Cliff's sister Charlene and her husband Pat have moved across the state as a result of his new job. We sorely miss them. They still have their farm fifteen miles from here, and plan to be back once or twice a month. But they'll soon be taking their Harley to St. Louis, as soon as everything is finalized on the house they're buying there. They have been our companions on so many rides, we hardly know what we'll do without them. But yesterday we took the opportunity to ride together, and it was nice to see them there, sometimes ahead of us, other times in the rear-view mirror.
We went to Cliff's nephew's, and were greeted by his big old, friendly dogs. Obviously the tires on our Honda smelled enticing.
While Charlene and I played with the new baby inside, the men spent time discussing and examining Scotty's zero-turn lawn mower.
Having never used this type mower, Cliff decided to try it out. There was a convenient patch of un-mowed grass out front.
Pat had never tried one of these either, so he was next. As he drove off, Scotty said, "I have four more acres in back that needs mowing."
Cliff's brother, Don, has one of these babies at home, but his wife won't let him on it. So he had to take a turn, too.
I guess there's just something about mowers that raises a man's testosterone level.
As evidenced by this very brief video of Cliff: