Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Occasionally, I am able to step back from my mothering to see the crop that is growing under my roof...

Mommy used to say, That Charles Walker sure has some strong genes. Ruthy, used to say how do you stand it? They all look like Rosalee. That is the truth! I am outnumbered 7 to 1 and even though they do let me talk, my interpreters have to resay what I say, most of the time in "Walker" these days.

I cracked up at that the other day. Ben was offended that I said no thank you to some food that was there. I wasn't hungry. I tried to explain that in my family it was ingrained into us to say no thank you. The children chimed in as if by rote. Enoch said, If you say no thank you to food in Walker it means you are sick. There is no other excuse for not eating. We laughed and laughed at the sheer outragious differences between us. That is the spice of life here in Walkerville.
The other night I had my 3 Walker women around me in a hair doing powwow and Emily started a schtick about what will happen when the family grows and there are a next generation of "BWalkers".
I couldn't breath, it was so funny. She said Elyse is going to live in some other country missioning and refuse to teach her children English. She will drop them at the house for Ben and I to watch them with the other cousins on a family reunion. (Elyse only wants boys) Emily says, Ben is going to take the oldest one down to the basement(we don't have a basement to give him a talking to) and I am going to remember after about an hour that the child doesn't speak English and remind him of it. I fell over. They said I am going to mistake the child for a 20 year old and tell him about the birds and the bees by diagram and he is only 9 years old, because Elyse is going to feed her children so organically that they will be very big for their age. Well he needed to know it anyway. They say that is all I do is teach them about the birds and the bees. We fell over and I almost burned whoever I was doing their hair.

Last night the joke was about the Night at the Museum movie. They know that I like history and Teddy Roosevelt especially and many a Teddy Roosevelt joke was bantered around while we watched that cutely depicted soliloquy of human history in the nutshell. I loved the second one, when we saw it and the first one was just as funny to me. They don't laugh because they don't study history like I do, so the joke is "you had to be there". Meaning that I am so old that when Teddy Roosevelt tells a joke, I am the only one who gets it.
A near choking incident made the evening complete. It is not a full dinner unless somebody almost chokes,:) then we have to stop joking and chew our food. "Boy, That Charles Walker had some really strong genes!"

5 comments:

Joanne Bodden said...

Those jokes are funny even written down. Thanks I needed some material for my acting class.
Your life is fun! You are a guest and your children seem to be the perfect hosts.
please tell Ezra not to laugh while he is eating food goes up your nose & it is not fun! Glad you saved him. Keep these coming they are really a joy.

Jayne said...

Moonshadow made me spit at my customers on the phone. Where did it go? Thanks for the work day laugh. The pic went with the naughty thought of looking at your parents. I remember that look and I especially love that your lips were so chapped down to your chin, exaggerating the look. :)

Joanne Bodden said...

I was afraid that I sounded too angry too wounded ~ Some days I wish things had gone differently~I will repost it but say a prayer we never get discovered. Thanks for catching it and liking it

Jayne said...
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Jayne said...

There is a catharsis in forgiveness. I'm sorry I hurt you over the years of youth. I am glad that you are sensitive to the venom of unforgiveness.
Everybody has somebody that they are upset with. I kissed that little angry face, in the picture so many times and had it pop me and I popped it, back. The memory of the anger is even sweet because of the beauty of the maintainance of the relationship. "to bully is human and family, to forgive is divine." I love the crispness of the memory. I have those viscious things happening in my home because of the dynamic of family. Thank God that He created forgiveness or we would have killed eachother already. Love remains when the smoke clears and I'm grateful that we are still loving eachother when the smoke has cleared. Thank you for being sensitive to the perpetrators for my sake:). I am glad you forgive me.

Title- The Studious One!

Title-  The Studious One!
artwork by Elyse

Of biscuits and syrup

Of biscuits and syrup
tasty treats

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!
a day at the Raptor Center.

Widdle Emmie in outer space school

Emmie jumped on the bus and off it flew out into the atmosphere. There was a set of clouds with turbulence right above the house and it took a few minutes for my Emmie to buckle her seatbelt. They hit the bump hard and it knocked my Emmie out of her seat and she bumped her head. The video camera came on and the monitor looked through and stated, Ms. Emmie, where are you? You are not in your seat. Where are you? I am alright I fell because I hadn’t buckled correctly. Well jump up Emmie we have a long way to go and you have to be buckled there is entirely too much turbulence in the stratosphere for you to unbuckle now. As soon as we are through this weather system there will be straight sailing but right now you must buckle. Emmie scrambled into the seat with intensity and purpose now. She watched every cloud pass her window and her nose was pressed to the window trying to see the top of the house as it drifted slowly out of sight. Soon they were not only out of sight of the house, the sun came out brightly and just as quickly they were putting on the atmospherical breathing apparatus and the outerspherical lights. The ABA and the OL. These precautions were to make them appear to be satellites to the radar as they were out in the ionosphere. Emmie knew all about this now. She had gone to the orientation and had a good breakfast and it took them 20 minutes for her to get out past the atmospherical pull and to feel the zero gravity. It would be 15 minutes before the gravity simulators would take effect, a glitch in the system which was being worked on. Until then, they enjoyed the couple of minutes of floatation, while being connected to the seats by belt. The first thing they saw everyday was the strataflotsam. The items which had been dumped into the atmosphere by earlier generations. What would their generation do about this ecological waste area that remained floating above their heads? This was a question for the generations. For now it was the area that they had to guide through on the way to school.

Midnight at the OASIS

Midnight at the OASIS
Sunset in Huntersville

My little Emmie

ran to the bus on the first day of the last year of school. 2 buns on the side of her head. She kissed me and ran at dawn to the bus. She was starting the adventure of a lifetime. I would never see that little girl again, she was going to woman school!

My Father and I 1989

My Father and I 1989

to the tune of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

A VISIT TO PAPA





Are you going to Mary Immaculate?
Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Remember me to the one who lived there,

He once was a true love of mine,

Tell him to buy me an acre of land,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Between the muddy Hudson in Jamaica Bay,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,
Tell him to sow in it seeds of pure cream,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And build Ice cream mountains and buildings of whipped cream,
Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to reap them with sickles of M&M’s,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And chew bubble gum and eat till we’re done,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine.

Tell him to run it off down the motor parkway,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

After your done 50 pushups

and jog down the West Side Highway,

Then he’ll be a true love of mine…
(Don’t wait for me today dad, The kids are sick again, My tummy’s bulging again, My heart is aching again, And now there’s no love there…)


He once was, a true love of mine….So, Girls, I do beg you don't miss your Daddy,Apricots, Chocolate cherries and Pie,You have one short chance to see him on this side, Go visit him and let your light shine.