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August 16-19. Lunch Bunch Comes to Me. Rodney drives 5 hours to visit an old friend – me.

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120817 And here they are, except for Judy and me, playing THE game, mastery of which we know will set us free to fly unfettered through the remainder of our lives. L-R Rodney, Willie, CB and Bob (in background).

Rodney is a Scrabble (copyright til you die) player turned wanderer/investigator. Investigator of places and people and things and concepts.

120817 CBFL apartment – fle and Rodney. Criptographics

Rodney is also a friend who drove down to Cincinnati from Plymouth, Michigan, for Lunchbunch and to visit me for a weekend. I do believe he discovered stuff and places during three days that I hadn’t in my 15 or so years in Cincinnati.

He so reminds me of my blues friend Don who also must poke behind every bush on every side road along every which a way wherever that leads him and whatever it might do to his schedule.

Free and easy and curious who more often than not actually finds answers to his questions.

Rodney starts out to a bluegrass concert over the way a piece to meet up with Lunchbuncher Judy and grandchild. Hours later he reports he got close enough to “hear” the music and that he did call Judy but stopped off at a wine and cheese bar and got lost in a two hour conversation with an interesting young lady.

Back home at the ranch here, it was story time; that boy has more stories that Carter used to have little liver pills. A visit to Pennsylvania. His interest and investigation of coffees, including one so esoteric the beans are eaten AND defecated by (specific) monkeys before being roasted, at $150.00 a pound, into the world’s finest coffee.

Lunchbunch 11 Aug 2012 at CBFL: Rodney, Bob and CB in the background. Criptographics. flefoto

To ensure fun for all at our homespun Lunchbunch, hospice sent a respiratory therapist to install a backup breathing aid (Yea, Willie, I forgot the “real” name”) in case, I suppose, I needed extra help with my convulsive laughter which always seems to accompany our soiree by any other name (Lunch Bunch). Is that Rodney in the background reaching for his notebook for Nu Notes For the Future? Criptographics. flefoto

Friday’s Lunch Bunch saw us haul in enough grub for a church group from Lin’s Thai Restaurant up on the hill near Kroger’s. Including sticky rice and mangoes. Willie, Bob, CB, Jude and I welcomed Rodney to the group, ate a bunch and played Scrabble (copyright til you die) til our fingertips grew calloused from the semi sharp corners of the tiles.

The negative was that I was in bed almost all day, even playing Scrabble (copyright til you die) while lying abed. But it worked out and the day was a success in my lexicon. It was good having so much friendship surrounding me.

The visit was friendly, warm and wonderful. Hated to see Rodney go. Much different when you have every expectation of another visits anon.


Written by frankieleeee

August 25, 2012 at 1:33 am

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  1. s/b in Lunchbunch category methinks

    Bob De Tore

    August 26, 2012 at 9:33 pm

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