Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Point

Yesterday was still snowy, windy, and cold, so Winky’s new calf (see Wattage and Last but not Least) stayed in the barn yet another day. Happily, today is almost warm—46° at the moment—so after much bucking and running lickety-split around the corral, Petey is out soaking up some sunshine.

I named our sweet, fun-loving Petey after my grandpa, Pete, a kind man who always had a sparkle in his eye and a joke or funny story at the ready. Pete was unavailable for comment about his new namesake because they don’t have cell service in heaven; however, he was an animal-lover, so I doubt that he’s offended. Anyway, Petey is my reminder of the maxim that Pete quoted to me on more than one occasion: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

“Even if someone lived a thousand years—make it two thousand!—but didn’t enjoy anything, what’s the point?” –ECCLESIASTES 6:6 (MSG)

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