Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Today is Doug's birthday. We are going to have a taco feed and I just put in two blueberry pies. While I prepared the pies I thought about the beautiful weekend we had together when Doug and I picked the blueberries. First batch we picked in Thompson Pass on a return trip from Valdez. The second batch we stopped at Puritan Creek along the Glenn Highway and picked some more. What a hot day that was! Yesterday I asked him what kind of pies he wanted. "What kind do you want to make?" That is how he is, never imposing, always tries to be sure he is never demanding of anything! Even his birthday dinner meal or dessert! I replied and asked, "How about blueberry pie?" "Won't you use up all your berries?" Anyway, the pies are baking and I decided to share this story about Gramppa Doug and shoes. Tucker came over one day and he was so excited about his shoes. "Look Gramppa! I have Spiderman shoes!" "Wow! Look at those," said Doug. They admired the shoes a bit and then Doug said, "Look at my Spiderman shoes!" Tucker stopped and looked, got quiet and stared at Gramppa's worn out shoes. Then he said, "Those are not Spiderman shoes, Gramppa!" "They aren't???" "No!" Then after a few more seconds of staring and thinking about them, Tucker says, "Those are Batman shoes!" Happy birthday to the best man in the whole wide world! I love you Dougie.