Tuesday, March 11, 2008

An apology to the readers

Several times I have replied to comments made, only to go back later and find that my replies aren’t there. For what ever reason that they didn’t post, I’m sorry. I wasn’t trying to ignore you. I was probably me not being careful. But from now on, I’m paying close attention to detail.

So I will, again, reply to those questions that I thought I answered, but apparently didn’t.

Robin, I don’t know who Suzy Blah Blah is, but she apparently knows Janis and me, or she is doing a very good fake, which is possible. She is definitely from around here, because she knows too many of the local secrets. I love it when she writes. I hope she isn’t offended, but I think she has outstanding dead-pan humor that she delivers without missing a beat. Her twisted sentence structure always fits, and her typo’s are always readable. It’s a real art, if you don’t believe me, try it. Janis always knows when Suzy writes, because it is the only time that I break-out laughing out loud.

Also Robin, I saw Gary Chapman two years ago at a high school class reunion in Laytonville at The Harwood Park Hall, I still call it the skating rink. Penny and Gary Comer catered a multiple class reunion. My mother graduated from Laytonville High School in 1941, so she was invited. I sent my money in and crashed the party. I’m glad that I did. Amazingly, I knew almost everyone there. It was really great for me, because I ran into people that had lost tract of years ago, and was able to re-establish some old friendships. Gary has been living in Ukiah since graduation, he is married and he works for the concrete company down there. He graduated in 61-62(?)

Jim, thanks for the kind words, we’ve come a long way since the days when we would secretly pounce on, and beat the crap out of each other. You’re right, I was just born knowing all that motor stuff. It’s women that I could never understand. I developed several plans to understand Janis, but just when I think that I have her figured out, she changes. So, I content myself with understanding motors. You’re right, they don’t all have to be cheerleaders.

Jim, do you have any pictures of the Forty-horse-power go cart we made? I want to do a post about that.


Robin Shelley said...

Thanks for the replies, Ernie. I was at that reunion... still lived there then. We probably saw each other & didn't even know it! Those reunions are always a lot of fun... every 10 years or so. Did you buy Karen's picture discs? Nice keepsake.
I enjoy Suzy's posts, too... am just wondering if she is really a she. Silly me, maybe, but her writing is very similar to someone I know (who is not a "she"). LOL! So, Suzy... is that YOU?!!
I'd love to hear about that go-cart!

Ernie Branscomb said...

I didn't know about the picture disc. Maybe mom has one.

The go-kart was legend, I can hardly wait to write about it. But, it would be nice to have some photos.

Suzy's all "she", somethings a guy can just tell!

Anonymous said...

No pictures Ernie. I wish we had taken some during construction to the big rooster tails it made on a dirt track.


Anonymous said...

I thought Suzy was your employee.