On February 8, 2010, Char and I awoke to an unexpected blessing. Two of our children were wandering outside our bedroom door wondering aloud if they had school or not. Upon looking out the window, we saw a few inches of snow covering the neighborhood.
Later in the day, Char and I walked to Walgreens and to Starbucks for a cafe mocha before returning home. Along the way, we had our usual dose of fun and romance, including – of course – interesting conversations and playtime with other passersby we met along the way.
One such conversation began innocently enough and quickly changed directions. A man in the Walgreens parking lot had driven there with his dog. “Beautiful dog you have,” Char commented. Within 30 seconds, the 75 year old dog owner was discussing gay cowboys and assuring us his dog was not gay though at one time he thought it was. Char has a way of bringing out the most interesting conversations from people.
Right now, as you are reading this post, I bet you’re thinking… boy, I sure never thought the phrase gay cowboy would come up in this article.
I will stop my blogging on this subject now… before a point is made. For by making a point, I’d have to change the title of this post – which I really don’t want to do. But before I leave you, let me offer you this video recapping some of our walk (MP4 file, 13 MB).