Wednesday, April 22, 2009

'Specially for KG & Gecko of Crusader Rabbit ...........................




Ginger cats are SPECIAL!

And so was Louis Armstrong, God rest his soul ..................... we were living in California, back in the early 60's; my Dad was an active duty Marine officer, my Mom was pregnant with my brother - we would go to the PX on a regular basis - one of the highlights of ANY visit to the Exchange was Mr. Goodloe, who always reminded me of Satchmo - a gentleman of color, who plied his trade as a shoeshine man, in the entry of the PX - Mr. Goodloe LIKED me - and I liked him - so much that, when we got near, I'd run ahead to hug him - my Dad's mom came for a visit after the birth of my brother - bear in mind, she'd been born in 1906 - one of her brothers was a member of the KKK, before something happened & he was confined to a wheelchair {karma, anyone?} - ANYhoo, my Mom thought my grandmother was going to faint dead away, when her towheaded little granddaughter went running up to a {GASP!} black man and threw her arms around his neck ......................... funny, the generational differences ..........................


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3 comments:

gecko said...

Thanks a heap for that DM, it was a lovely thing to come home to after working a night shift!
Red cats sure are different, heaps of fun + trouble! Boyd's only about 7 months old + a real character, think we're in for a bit more bother....... :))

KG said...

Many thanks, DM! That made my day. :-)
Sharing the house with these two has kind of upset the equilibrium of things around here but that's probably a good thing. And they're endlessly entertaining as well.
They seem to have reached a kind of truce with the magpies who call in for breakfast every day too, which is neat!

MK said...

Beautiful one DM. Well done, hats off to you.