Much has been happening here at home and abroad, at least personally. My close Blog friend Buck took a trip elsewhere and will not be coming back.
I guess we all have to face that final day, he knew it most and mentioned it a few weeks back in a semi-serious manner. I suppose we all get the word of finality, sometimes we accept it and acknowledge that message, sometimes we don't.
Buck Pennington was an Air Force retiree living out his days in Portales, New Mexico and he ironically called it an exile's existence. His blog covered many subjects, most of them fascinating and easy to read. His favorite stuff to chat about were his two sons (Active Duty in the Navy and Air Force), Buck living the good life, cigars, booze and finally, the Red Wings. Here is the title of his blog
EXILE IN PORTALES
IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!
As for me? We are doing exceedingly well. The kegerator is full of premium beer, the wine locker is abundantly stocked and I have my favorite person hanging around with me, helping me serve the cats.
Buck always expressed his envy for all the blessings I enjoy in the present, and that he was vicariously living through my not-so-humble stories. He always commented on my posts and was ready with encouragement for me to continue with this blog. Buck would be the first to comment on this posting and probably say something like, "Welcome back, I hope to see more postings!... or "Suck it up, bovine excrement happens...!"
I hope he has found exactly what he hoped to find in the end.
I know Buck was Air Force, but that seemed appropriate.
Barco Sin Vela, out.
P.S. Maybe I will have more to say in the near future. Happy Christmas and holiday season, to all my reader(s)!