First off, thanks to all people who wished me happy birthday today. I had a great birthday. I got my first (and probably only) professional massage, and it was absolutely wonderful. A great huge bucket full of thank you to Rob. I am not even going to try to ask how we are paying for it. . . That's between him and his fun money.
I really ought to write something lovely about my father's funeral, but really, it's all so close to my heart, and I'm still slightly depressed about that, so I am not going to write about it. All I am going to say is that the funeral was absolutely beautiful, and all nine of my brothers and sisters and I participated in it in some fashion. It is the only time I have played the marimba where I couldn't see the keys. According to everyone else, it sounded beautiful.
This next part is only for adults. A southerism. . .
Naked: Ya got all yo clothes off boy.
Nekkid: Ya got all you clothes off boy, and y'up ta sometin'. From Lewis Grizzard