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  • One of my kids pointed out that things in my life have to be "just so" or I am uncomfortable. Isn't that a great word? UNCOMFORTABLE It's change that I can't get through my stubborn Sicilian head. So, I suggested to my partner that we go to the local pitch and putt golf course. In my attempt to allow someone else into my life, I am stretching my boundaries. And, yes, I am uncomfortable, and I whined (winged) the whole way on the highway through rush hour traffic on Rte. 495.

    I do not like to attempt things that I don't know I am good at... which includes physical stuff. He is a great golfer. As a super senior (some European designation for old guys) he gets a handicap, which is a good thing. Go figure. So he gave me a handicap because I have not played except for once before two years ago on the Fourth of July when he was here visiting. Anyway...

    By way of history, during one of our trips out to South Dakota, we stopped at a farm stand and bought some corn, fruit, and a putter with 4 neon pink golf balls. I used them (the putter and balls, not the fruit) yesterday to beat Peter at his favorite game. I beat him by four strokes. But I did have that handicap of 12.

    It wasn't so bad to be bad at golf. It was a pleasant walk around the grounds with water hazards where I stopped and counted turtles and fish, lots of birds and a large brown bunny. Lots of pictures got taken by both Peter and me, but this one is of the last shot on the last hole. My pink ball alongside the flag.

    Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
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