These were mailed to me by George on 8/31/98
Mug Root Beer and Planters Peanuts
Get the tutong on the rice just right
If you smell it its too late
Got to have his cold pancakes
In camp before the early light
Tasters Choice coffee
His cup on a napkin with the handle at three
Sandwich bag crimped corner and corner
And folded into a vee
Gunsmoke and Lawerence Welk
Marty Robbins and Charlie Pride
Giants on the car radio
Sundays East Bay ride
Fresh tapioca pudding
Half a cantaloupe with ice cream
A flaky apple turnover
Or a slice of custard pie
Just a little visit
To shoot the breeze
In that respect
He was very easy to please
I have these memories
I hope you have some too
Cherish it all folks
And this is why
He always told us
"Pretty soon patay"
I just put the two together
The details had somehow
Slipped into the darkened areas
Where we should not visit.
Visiting hours were over
And I was going to leave.
He asked for some water
Before I left.
I remember putting lots of ice,
He said he wanted warm water instead.
He asked me if I would come back tomorrow
You should have seen the look in his eyes
With his warm water
He eased back into his comfort area
He said he was going to be okay
"See you tomorrow he said"
Within hours of their death they both
Wanted water to ease them through
They both said they were going to be okay