Since we have been getting all personal lately with our love of cars, the roads you drive then on, birth genders and confessions of whoremongering, I think it is time for me to get a little personal.
My wife and I just celebrated our 31st wedding anniversay. I married into a large Northern New Mexico hispanic family with documented roots in my neighborhood for hundreds of years. I have 10 brothers and sisters in laws and 35 nieces and nephew and they have over 35 children most which live nearby. I have three daughters and two grandchiddren as my suegra used to say. In fact, my whole neighborhood is relatives. Of course families dont always get along and now is not the time to relay the adventures of a gringo breaking into this family and neighborhood 35 years ago, I can save some of the high adventures of Mustafa pistolero for a later date.
The subject at hand is her birthday is coming up. It occurs on either the 5th or 6th of September depending on which documents you look at and her mood. Unlike most years, this year I asked her what she might like for her birthday and she agreed to think about it Now, she is a country girl so she doesnt go for the glitz but I started thinking maybe it is time for a set of earrings. So Ive been looking around and I found two sets which I thought she might like but were kind of pricey. So wisely I decided I would sleep on it and see what happens.
Today she brought the subject up, and she said; viejo, Ive been thinking. I can tell where you are probably heading with this birthday gift.thing. Do you know what I REALLY would like? I said no, please tell me. I would like a truck load of gravel. That and some sheets of acrylic for my green house and a couple of 2x4s. I said honey, if that is what you really want, then thats what youll get. Gravel and 2x4s, LOL.
I have attached a photo of her with our sunday cruiser, a 64 Chevy Impala, 40K original miles, with 327, 2 speed powerglide transmission and very comfortable bench seats, so that when we go for a cruise together, she can slide up against me and i can put my arm around her as we cruise through our beloved little river valley below the Sangre de Christo mountains,
She sure looks fine, dont she (the car I mean).