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I'm sitting here reading it on the back porch, I got both eyes on my computer screen and as I was reading through the story one of my eyes keeps wondering over about 7 feet to my right where I got a Moon flower vine (Ipomoea alba ) growing up the beside the porch. After reading about young Mason, even though it ain't the same species, I ain't taking no chances, I'm keeping a close eye on it from now on...:)
Enjoyed your story as always...It just hit me that as a kid growing up we had horror movies on TV, adventure stories on TV, learning programs on TV, cartoons with exaggerated story lines and the news and the weather at 12 and 6 and 10 p.m...and you as a kid?...You had all that and more, everything rolled up into one person, Aunt Bett...Not all but lots of kids today have their adventures in front of a computer screen or a TV set, folks like you had real adventures with a sure nuff guide to help you through most things, your Aunt Bett...Kinda makes you sad or at least a bit sorry for kids today missing out on an Aunt Bett and all you'd see and do and learn with her...I know times are different and all that but it's still a shame if you ask me...What? Nobody asked me!!!...Well they should have...:)
You have to remember that we didn't have a TV till I was about 9, and then could only get a little reception from the antenna that was about a mile up on the top of the mountain.
But we had radios at night. And we had lightning bugs and june bugs, and granddaddy longlegs...and it didn't take much imagination to turn them into monsters.
It was a good time to grow up, Paul...I got to have the best and the worst of both worlds, you know??? Think of all the things that have been invented/created/perfected since 1950, which is about the time I started following Aunt Bett around in the mountains...