Farmer. Rabbitman. From Way Back.


Blue Ridge Mountains, May 2016

He said, “You reckon that’s what Heaven looks like?” I said, “It ought to, I climbed high enough.”

Then he stuck a fireball in his mouth and turned back to the TV and said “Watch this right here.” And that son of Katie Elder put dynamite under a bridge and it went BOOM, and so did Pa when he smacked his hands together hard and laughed. “That John Wayne is something else. And so is those pics. I’d climb many a mountain for a view like that.”

I looked at his legs and his walking stick and said “You should climb it one day with me,” and he looked at me and grinned and said, “I will.”

William C Powell (1936-2016)
Farmer, Rabbitman
From Way Back

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