My Granddad’s Gold Watch

May 3, 2015

As a child I use to take watches and clocks apart to see WHAT made them tick…starting with my Grandfather’s pocket watch……..much to his fury……….

That curiosity has followed me throughout Life……

What makes people tick…..I love the stories we all have!!!

I just had lunch with two of my fave people…my old but new again roommates the Beautiful and Ohhh so talented actor, singer etc Meg and her lover…the Handsome…. Ohhh sooo Talented writer,singer and actor Zach….

hearing the stories of their parents and grands…..is soooo wonderful…..it makes me realize WHAT makes them tick…

and What has gone into make my clock run………..

not one of us on this earth tick exactly the same way ……

That for me is the Beauty and Mystery of Life

I had lunch yesterday at the Westside Tavern….my waitress – what do I say…a Very plain looking woman….girl…who had a Wonderful smile…she looked like someone who had just crossed the prairies in a covered wagon…..

I asked her if she was an actress…she laughed and said “OH Lord NO….I am probably the only girl here who is Not”

but she was one of those people who was so wonderfully wholesome …. directly honest and nice….that it just made you smile……

I had dinner at LaLa’s the night before…and the one busboy…Mexican…with a ponytail…tats and piercing …the one I once said I would hate to meet in a dark alley….I realize now is just a warm cuddly overweight cat……

he’s the only person I know who will exchange fist bumps with me…something I wish everyone would do….basically for health reasons…during flu season…………..

I have NEVER learned his name….which I regret….I’ll call him Xavier

..but I always ask about his 11 year old son…..who is shared with the separated wife…..his son was learning Chinese at one point years ago…moved onto the drums…and now loves the trumpet…..(would sure hate rooming next to them )

he said that he and his girlfriend….. were with his son this week in the Northridge Mall… an attractive girl came up and told him – his son was SOO “adorable”…..and would he audition for a commercial….well Xavier was over the moon….as was Xavier Jr……they go in next Wednesday……….

I said Xavier…it is all timing isn’t it…imagine if you had not gone to the Mall that day…….

in talking with Meg and Zach…..an actors Life is SOO much about timing….being in the right place at the right moment……..and in reflection….I would NEVER have met Meg and Zach ….had I not listed my spare room…opened the door that one day over 2 years ago…

to this Knock-out Ohhh soo well dressed Gorgeous girl….

I felt I had stumbled accidentally onto the set of a movie about to happen…..which in Realtiy….is still unfolding scene by scene….

I have Never loved two people more…….

There have been two articles this week…one in the NY Times today “The End Of California”….which puts a positive spin on our drought (if one can)…the other in this weeks New Yorker..puts a negative (more realistic) spin on the drought…..”The Dying Sea”….about the Salton Sea..(5 times the size of Manhattan but no deeper than a swimming pool)..near Palm Springs….which was created by accident when one of the canals from the Colorado River broke and flooded this desert…creating a lake….in 1907…..

it has been “dying” for years….the article says that it most likely would turn back into the desert it was …but that due to the water it gets from farmlands in the Central Valley…the lake is full of chemicals…that when turned to dust and blown around…..well…need I say more…………..

so I don’t know WHERE I will go when I retire in a year……

I am going to get a new Subaru this Fall….and probably will end up spending 3 months just travelling the West Coast next Spring…….staying in Airbnb’s….there is a treehouse in Portland one can stay in for $70 and a cottage near my mother’s favorite spot…..Cannon Beach, Oregon that is only $100 a nite……

I KNOW I can NEVER discover the true heart of the………. Tick…. Tick….. of Life…but I can sure TRY

Daidie bury me with Granddad’s Gold watch

2 Responses to “My Granddad’s Gold Watch”

  1. Richard said

    Another good tale, love reading them. Don’t look forward to the death of the Salton Sea, the smell will be horrible Get the stupid politicians off their asses and do something about it, get rid of the CV Link –oh well what do I know. Love My Grandfather’s old pocket watch. Hugs R&R

  2. Diana Skrah-Devers said

    Thanks for the read – looking forward to seeing you Friday – I’ll pick you up around 5:30 PM.

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