posted on May, 24 2020 @ 09:17 AM
Before I moved to Kentucky six years ago my old Dad came over every Sunday. We'd have a cup of coffee and talk about anything and everything. This
went on for years and years. So when I moved away from the great state of Texas it was one of the things I missed the most. But every Sunday morning
as soon as Dad wakes up he fixes his first cup of coffee for the day and calls me from his front porch.
We talk about all of those things they say you shouldn't discuss with your family. Politics, religion, sex... nothing is off the table. Sometimes the
conversation drifts to aliens, the world banking system, marriage, gardening, dogs, sailboats, etc. Just wherever the conversation takes us. Today we
talked about the crawfish boil and game of horse shoes going down at his house later today, his war with the neighborhood squirrels,Creepy Joe Biden,
his new neighbors' grass and my grandson's (his great-grandson) upcoming birthday.
Sometimes (like today) I want so badly to sleep late on Sunday! I get bouts of insomnia and I was up until 3:30am and it felt like just minutes had
passed before my phone was ringing even though it had been a few hours, and once I'm out of bed that's it- I'm up for the day. But just like always
I remind myself that one day that phone isn't going to ring on Sunday morning any more so I need to enjoy it now.
Dad isn't getting any younger. He will be 74 this year, not ancient for sure but most in our family only make it into their 80s so I know our time is
limited. The old bird is tough as nails! He has survived a heart attack, 2 heat strokes, bladder cancer (has a bladder made out of part of his
intestines), prostate cancer, 2 bouts with kidney cancer (last bout saw one of his kidneys removed) and has diabetes- and yet he was still working
full time with overtime out at the refinery until about a month before the lock downs.
So I will enjoy my Sunday morning coffee with Dad for as long as I'm blessed to still get those calls. When the phone finally does stop ringing early
on Sunday morning I think I might set my alarm clock, brew a pot of coffee and reminisce... or maybe I'll start waking up one of my own kids for
Sunday morning coffee!
Have a safe Memorial Day weekend everyone!