I know it may snow and sleet next week but today spring was all around in Starkvegas.
About 4 p.m. I decided to take Lucky Dawg and Rebel for a walk around the neighborhood and I made three new friends. Toby was one I’ve been wanting to meet – he’s a landscaper who is back here getting a Ph.d in geno-something. He bought the old home three doors up from me and put in a wonderful perennial garden in front of his house.
That was two years ago and I never reached out. Shame on me.
Before we knew it we were sharing cuttings and he came down and staked out some daisies to dig in my garden. Meanwhile Ray Slaughter, an old friend, came moseying by and told me about his recent heart surgery. We are the same age and we made a pact to start walking together when real spring arrives.
Lastly, a MSU student walked by with a bulldog that could be Rebel’s brother. Her name is Carmine and she is coming back to have a play date with Rebel.
Isn’t it wonderful living in the south where people are still like Mayberry. Maybe it’s just spring in the air, but I’m so glad to live in Mississippi.