The Good 'Ol Days

I got this lovely surprise in my inbox about a month ago. It's one of those $5 photos some enterprising individual was walking around selling. The photo itself must be 20 or more years old.

That's me getting beer poured on my head and -- dare I say it -- my current boss doing the pouring. That cute thing standing in front of me is my sister and the hero in the white hat, coincidentally, lives fairly local to me, about 70 miles south of our old stomp'n grounds. We stay in sporadic contact, but isn't that how life takes you way onto way.

Boy did we have some good times. Some crazy times. Looking back, I see a lot of it makes its way into my writing. Some 'incidents', but more than that I use the attitudes and situations. Good friends and Good Times -- friends good enough to stick with you through the tough times. Loves lost, marriage (divorce) kids and the roller coaster economy... amazing that we're still together and amazing how much that silly picture means to me after all these years.


Leah Braemel said...

If you hadn't said which one you were, I'm not sure I wouldn't have figured out ... well, which one you were. (I think it's all that big 80's hair that throws me off.)

LOL, does that picture ever say TEXAS to me. (What is it about guys in cowboy hats that's so sexy? Or is it just me?)

Becky Burkheart said...

Haha! Yes, it's a very 'Texas' picture.

L.A. Mitchell said...

Wow...your current boss was a stinker. I hope you've gotten him back since then :)

Becky Burkheart said...

Yes, and he's *still* pretty much a stinker and I get him back every chance I get. But I can't complain, he bought me lunch today so we'd have a little time to catch up. - so it's all good! :)