i haven't talked to him for a long time and was surprised to hear his insecurity about fitting in with family,friends and new ppl at a once again single 50

My son David

wowsa!!!

look at him mum...he's a whole constantly changing grown up human bean just like u are

so he came down from Livermore for his landmark 50th birthday and i wanted to do something really special for him...but mum's who don't see their kids often (hahahahaha still calling him a kid...i should be horsewhipped!!!) tend to use old out of date treatment to reach that "make the kid happy state"...hahahaha

so Bobby and i paid his airfare and rented him a car...i wanted to rent him the ultra cool flashy high school convertible (at $300 for the weekend)...Bobby vetoed that!!!

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as we drove to meet his first cousin Carrie and her husband Bill for a drink we headed down India St to get on 5 NO and saw a couple standing next to their car bodylocked into a long wet deep tongued kiss...my head twisted way back to hold onto the image as long as i could

put me into any scenario that contains deep passionate unrelenting lovin' and I'm imprisoned immediately by the one the only on-going reality that i think is worthy of second notice

and of course a brilliant permanent curling smile...personally i think that's what Mona Lisa's is all about

when we arrived at the watering hole my 50 year old son jumped out of the rental car and picked me up and swung me around saying..."I LOVE THIS CAR"!!!!!

"THE MUSIC IS SURROUND SOUND AND THE AIR CONDITIONING IS SO PERFECT"!!!!

YIKES!!!

who would have thunk it mum hit a home run...dang girl..u still got it!!!

not to far off center at all!!!

i don't see no cobwebs cluttering up ur brain yet!!!

on Saturday David came by to hang out and wait for his 1/2 sister to show up

and so we REALLY talked and my son..my son...he's me...how the HELL did that happen???

he spoke of the couple on India St and i heard that catch in his throat that I'd have had as he told me about how he missed having someone to love and how it made him misty eyed..

i had felt essentially the same as Bobby and i sped by

i was quiet and supportive as he talked of reconnecting with family and inserting himself into the life that presented itself to him now as a single middle age aged man

i thought now's the time to be a pundit Nan...all this fantastic wisdom u've acquired during the aging time frame will hold u in good stead now

then i remember myself at his age...and how just being able to talk so openly and honestly to someone family was all that was needed

so as we said our long goodbye til Christmas i gave him my few simple rules for managing his life as artfully as possible

BE KIND TO URSELF

REMEMBER EACH DAY THAT THE UNIVERSE HAS SOMETHING WONDERFUL IN STORE FOR U...WATCH FOR IT

TAKE DANCE LESSONS

hahahahahahahahahahahaha

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CuddleFish Oct. 19, 2009 @ 3:06 p.m.

TAKE DANCE LESSONS

hahahahahahahahahahahaha

Bless your heart, nan, what a wonderful mother you are!!!! David is a lucky "kid!" :) xxxxxxxx

Happy Birthday David, from your Reader family!!!

Another great thread, champ!

Love the bit about the kiss. ;)

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SDaniels Oct. 19, 2009 @ 3:11 p.m.

These are good to live by, but I wonder if David will take the dance lessons? :)

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nan shartel Oct. 19, 2009 @ 4:01 p.m.

thx Cuddlefish

don't u want a nice man of about 50 in ur life homey

(mum starts her usual hook up conversation)

er um...he needs some sun and a dance partner

one who knows about TANGO!!!

hahahahahahahha

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nan shartel Oct. 19, 2009 @ 4:03 p.m.

yes he will SDaniels...when we go to Balboa Park to dance i'll bring him along if he's around

he's very lite on his feet!!!

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CuddleFish Oct. 19, 2009 @ 5:44 p.m.

Oooooh, nan, your son knows how to tango?????

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nan shartel Oct. 19, 2009 @ 6:22 p.m.

not yet Cuddlefish

but he's like me

teachable!

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