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Did you have a good time on your walk today?

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Not at first! Our hip hurt and we said something nice in a way of greeting to that guy that had a grouch on because he had to wait on the women-folk who were shopping in a boutique and he didn’t even respond. After, we was just hanging by Jackson Square thinking there wasn’t a photo to be had for blood or money because some days are like that and we started talking with Jenny. You remember all this, no?

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Well, of course, I’m not quite daft yet! If one is going to be grouchy, then they should ‘live the grouch’, I guess. He was too, wholeheartedly and unashamed. Let’s talk about Jenny instead.

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Yeah, let’s. She is from Wisconsin, Hayward Wisconsin, South Canada USA. When she went home for Christmas it was minus 23 F! Where we grew up we saved minus 20’s for January/February. (minus 23 F is minus 9.4 C)

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It is NOT South Canada USA, I mean, really.

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She said it was and if you looked into her lovely brown eyes you might think so, just for a second and you could throw a rock (fromHayward) and hit Canada, almost. Well, maybe have to throw it a few times, but still.

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Ok, OK. She was friendly, like most people from Wisconsin are when away from home. Their potentially bad home behavior, on the other hand, well, let’s just skip that.

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Anyway, she had to go to work (at the bar/restaurant thingy we were standing next to) and she asked us if her makeup was good. So we HAD TO look into her eyes!

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Did you see her soul? They say the eyes are a gateway to the soul.

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Mascara, eyeliner. That’s what we saw. She did it nice too. Told her ‘looks good’, remember?

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Yes, she looked good. Funny all the people we meet from Wisconsin in New Orleans. I wonder if anyone still lives there.

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Probably not so much, not so many, no. (sighing) But where we are from is where we are from, if you get my drift.

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Yes, I understand. Afterwards we walked up to the bus stop at Mary’s Ace Hardware, right across from Armstrong Park.

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You bet. The drums, woohoo! Nothing like a bunch of drums, if you know what I mean. Why, I bet drums were the first musical instrument. You know, take a stick and beat a hollow log or something.

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Well, maybe so but not drums exactly. Way, way back they probably rhythmically hit anything that made a satisfying sound and acted out stories or danced to that. The earliest instrument had to be something simple and that is pretty simple.

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For sure, it is. They was cutting a rug to the drums too and we got a shot or two we like. Remember the song by Dire Straits? “You bangin’ on the bongos like a chimpanzee”. Money for Nothing is the song.

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Son, you surely make the weirdest associations. I mean, really! It was awesome and watching people dance, for sure. At first it was one at a time and then everyone. All because they wanted to.  Remember that one lady from the drum group dragged that guy out on the circle because she recognized him? He is a member of some dance group. He was the best one out there I thought, but everyone did good, really. Listen, why not post a photo now and we can go grab a coke?

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Uh, OK, let’s do.

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