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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

On the Road with Aunt Eunice

Aunt Eunice at her best

Hi y'all! As you know, I've been out of town for several months (I'll talk about that later). Upon my return I was shocked to find that my niece, Shaa-ren, is fast becoming a famous author-in-the-making from her debut novel, Lady and the Sea. Just before I left town I ran into her at the Piggly Wiggly buying a gallon of sweet tea and fried green tomatoes from the deli. Well, things have changed. Yesterday I saw her at 14 Carrot Natural Food Market filling her basket with Zacharia bread and stuff I can't even pronounce. But that's not all! She had her very own nutritionist with her, reading labels and explaining the value of each ingredient. I can tell you right now that I have better things to do with my time! Speaking of me ...

I know you've missed me but I am proud to share with you that I have been on my own personal journey. My friends told me that once I retired I needed to purchase one of those big motor homes and go see the USA. Well, that's exactly what I did and I've returned home a changed woman. Without going into details, I'm downright flabbergasted at the shape of this country. For example, every time I pulled into one of those KOA camp sites, I would invite my RV neighbors over to sit by my campfire to roast marshmallows, sip sweet tea and tell a few ghost stories. I guess there's a ritual called BYOB, so within an hour, everyone was dancin' around the campfire singing Sweet Home Alabama. But that's not the half of it. Without fail, as the songs became a bit more risque, an old geezard would cozy up to me and whisper, "Hey, gorgeous, ya wanna ... " I can't repeat the course of the conversations, but I realized after eight states of the same behavior that it is very dangerous for a beautiful woman like myself to travel alone. Let this be a lesson to all my lovely friends out there in Blogland.

I'll share more of my adventures on the road as time goes by, but right now I need to go outside and wash the Arizona dust off my candy-apple-red RV motor home. Until next time, keep splatting Vaseline on that pretty face of yours if you want your man to whisper sweet nothin's in your ear.