numbers and magic 8.19.2010

The Two Dot community gathered at the fire hall for Rufus Kimrey’s 70th birthday. There was pulled pork from seven roasts, seven coolers of beer, two macaroni salads and a one-man band. Rufus danced with his number one sweet heart. And I talked with Mildred Ward who is 90 and upright and full of “piss and vinegar” as she described it. Mildred claims two things to be her medicine: working outside and wearing a hat in the sun. I rubbed one of her arms like a genie’s bottle and asked if her good health would rub off. She said, “I’ll give you a hug if that will help,” and promptly wrapped her two strong wrinkled arms around me. I took the magic.