On Friday night, we drove to Lawton to eat dinner and go see "Pirates of the Caribbean". The dinner was good, but all of the movies were sold out until 11:30 PM. Some Jesse’s buddies stayed, but not the rancher and his wife. We went home to bed. I had already had a long day in Wichita Falls working on my high school reunion which is next weekend. Before I left WF, I stopped by the OFG’s coffee place. I love dropping in on them because they seem genuinely happy to see me and find out what is going on in my life. I think they miss my dad, and seeing them is like being with Dad. As I was leaving, one of the men, Robert, hollered, "See you later, Slim." That is exactly what my dad would have said, and Robert knew it. It caught me off guard. I just smiled at him because the tears were too close to the surface. Dad always called me "Slim". Well, sometimes he called me Dirty Lil, and he had a song he sang whenever I was especially dirty.
We spent Saturday doing housework and yard work to get ready for company on Sunday. We had a World Cup soccer party after church. Jesse invited about 14 people to come watch the game after church. She and Lindsay served "tortas" – hoagie type sandwiches with guacamole, refried beans, pineapple, lunchmeat, and usual sandwich fixins – good stuff. Most everyone cheered for Italy, and no one was disappointed. The game was not nearly as exciting as the Stanley Cup Finals, but I do love soccer.
Saturday night, I cooked fried okra and squash, sliced vine-ripe tomatoes and cantaloupe to have with our burgers. I love summer time and the garden veggies that go with it.