Tim and Family's Visit
At home Tim and Sean shared guitar licks for a while. Currently Sean is playing a lot of blues in the north Puget Sound region. Tim hasn’t played with a band for a long time. Tim's kids played Uno and Mille Borne, card games nearly forgotten now. Mandy, Tim's wife, has been recently diagnosed with M.S. and napped. Later she said that she had heard that I had a videotape of Song of the South, the Disney feature that shows plantation life and has animated Uncle Remus stories. This film is not on the market; you can imagine why. A Japanese copy. So I dug it out for her.
The visitors left for home at 2 in the morning. There was snow in the pass and the 4inches of snow in Spokane. But they had to be home for a ten o’clock appointment. Tim left behind a wonderful box. When he first showed it to me I wondered what it contained. It was a sextant. I don’t know why Tim thinks I can figure out how to use it. Or why I should, for that matter. Shoot the stars or the sun. Find out where you are in the middle of the ocean. No sea voyages for me. But the instrument looks to be complete (what do I know) and probably quite old. Maybe Tim thinks it will be safer with us, after all he has four kids. I will guard it with my life. A very nice visit.