These 2 were taken from Babs apartments...the storm was coming in.
this is the beginning of it...thought it was so beautiful..stopped in the middle of Oak Street to take the picture which pissed off the lady behind me...
Remember me talking about the guy that sweeps his side walk and then sweeps the road by his house?.This is the street sweeper and his mom. See I didn't make him up. The first time Babs saw him out sweeping the street by his house, she said.."You didn't make him up."...Told her even drunk I couldn't make these people up. Bimbo Hand, Inky, Chief, Snake, Merle and T.J. they are their own little story.
Some of the aids and the head nurse in pink. I took more pictures but I was so tired my hands were shaking and ruined a bunch of pictures. When I first got there I sat at the table with the other volunteers and when none of them would talk to me I turned my chair around and said in my normal speaking voice. They're not talking to me because I'm not Czech..can I sit here with you? They burst out laughing and said sure we don't care..The Czechs all stopped talking and when I turned around to them and smiled real big they all looked away..sigh*..
This is the table of guys and one lady that I told I was going to keep an eye out for as they all looked like trouble makers to me. They loved the idea of being trouble makers.
The Czech volunteers who would barely speak to me..I'm not Czech you know. They wouldn't even look at me when I was taking their pictures. I'm having a t-shirt made up that says "FUCK YOU I'M NOT CZECH."
The band..they play mostly polkas and Czech songs but play a lot of oldies too.
I think the guy on the accordion fell asleep.
The lady clapping her hands knew all the words to the Czech songs and sang them at the top of her lungs. Cracked me up.
I'm pooped..Kathy came by as it was storming in Waco(ours blew over) and she didn't want to drive on I-35 in a down pour..plus there were sights of ....get this..tennis ball sized hail. Or as Letterman says..the size of canned ham. Dexter is jumping from couch to love seat to couch, to my recliner..down the hall into the bathtub and back..He wants out..All the pillows are on the floor and every trash can is upside down and emptied...little fucker.
Oh...by the way Debra, I got to tell the girls from Tale Tellers about your donation to them. I told them about the blog and how I talked about my little town and the people in it and I talked about them and the award they won and all the wonderful things they do. And that a friend of mine from Canada sent them $50 ...I said 'you have a fan in Canada.'...they were very impressed. Told them how proud of them I was, that they represented West, Texas and they did a better job of it than 90% of the people that live here...They all said thank you and then I ran out before I cried..ha..They were still trying to get their head around the fact that someone that they not only don't know but never heard of sent them money..You'll get a thank you from them.
Oh kay..this is short..have to go to grocery store tomorrow and take books and tables to the Mayfest for Saturday's book sale..More pictures to come.