Unfortunately, photo credit is unknown. Courtesy of someone on FB. What an awesome shot.
Welcome to the new world.
Those are the cash tickets for the day. See, back in the day, B.C. (Before Corona), I used to turn them in to the girls for deposit. Once in a while I would accidentally forget to turn in the cash too! But hey, I’m the f**k'n boss!!
Now, it all goes in a bag sprayed with Lysol for a week…So I could be carrying something with me for a week that’s trying to kill me. I feel like I’m back in town like the old days!
It’s a hard life. My Grandpa said often “It’s a great life if you don’t weaken”. Everything that crosses our path is a test. Anyone tells you different is a liar. Its how we deal with it, how we overcome the sadness and the struggles that really counts. Its the measure of who and what we are. Change, sorrow, happiness are all fleeting. Live for today. Be a better person than you were yesterday. Know that you are loved and have made a lasting impact on other people’s lives. Try more temperance and less judgement. Learn from your mistakes. Praise God and know you are here to make a difference.
Ben Krammer’s ‘Lucky Strike’. One of my favorites. A 47’ Apache, one of the best boats on the circuit back in the day. My father raced on the same circuit. I was surround by men with testosterone issues!
Home life wasn’t so good then. Kinda forgot about all that mess when the boat went in the water and engines fired. Good days in some ways.
“Prine’s stuff is pure Proustian existentialism. Midwestern mindtrips to the nth degree. And he writes beautiful songs. I remember when Kris Kristofferson first brought him on the scene. All that stuff about “Sam Stone” the soldier junky daddy and “Donald and Lydia,” where people make love from ten miles away. Nobody but Prine could write like that.“
-Bob Dylan in an interview with Huffington Post