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[May. 28th, 2008|04:42 pm]

Road Trippin' with Ed and Hank (22)

The good, the bad 'n the ugly...

Welcome back to the original road trip (at least briefly) for all of you who haven't already gotten off at a previous exit...

Note: Hank's laggin' behind some, so the more current part of this chapter took place in April. There will eventually be a part two to this part, which Hank hopes to get around to writin' about before he forgets who said what... only problem is ranch life and computer problems are still interferin' some with his writin' time. Also, Hank isn't sure if he's used this chapter title before, but he's too lazy to look, so he just hopes he hasn't.   Disclaimer: Hank told their story to Annie Proulx. Jack and Ennis are all hers. Ed and Hank belong only to each other. Rating: G $$: Nope. Comments: Always appreciated.

Everything else is here:


The good, the bad 'n the ugly... 

"So's, Hank... You know fer sure where we're goin' tomorrow...?"

"I wrote the directions down when we talked ta Iris yesterday.
We'll pick her up in Madison tomorrow afternoon."

"Hope she don't mind cuttin' her visit short like tha'...
After drivin' there with her friends 'n all fer tha' weddin'."

"Ya know damn well she don't mind, Ed.
 'N I told her tha' we wouldn' got no problem takin' longer ta get there...
There's always somethin' ta see... 'N if'n there ain't... Well...
I got you ta keep me plenty occupied. "

"You didn' tell her tha' last part... didya...?"

"Yes I did. Ya know how much I love
talkin' 'bout our sex life with yer daughter."

"Cut it out, Hank."

"So's ya don't want me talkin' to Iris
'bout our sex life...?"

"You are such a dumbass sometimes..."

"So's ya do want me talkin' ta Iris
'bout our sex life...?"

"Keep it up, dumbass...
'n there won't be no sex life ta talk about."

"Ya shouldn' go around makin' threats
ya cain't keep."

"Shit... I gotta admit...
'm sure lookin' forward ta seein' Iris...
but 'm still awful nervous 'bout goin' ta Chicago.
I know we been there once before...
But still... 'S a real big city..."

"It'll be jus' fine, Ed...
Ya don't got nothin' ta be nervous about...
'N we don't gotta do nothin' tha' ya don't wanna do..."

"Tha's wha' ya said last time..."

"Wha'd I make ya do last time tha' ya didn' wanna do...?"

"Go ta Chicago."

"I didn' make ya go. Iris made ya go."

"True. But you wanted ta go."

"So's 'm not s'posed ta even wanna go...?"


"Tha' don't make no sense."

"Never said it did.
So's... how we gonna spend ta day...?
Or maybe I shouldn' ask..."

"I got a few ideas..."

"I jus' bet ya do.
You been talkin' ta folks again?"

"Yep. Best way ta find out wha' migh' be interestin'."

"This here l'il town's kinda purty..."

"Sure is... Ya wanna stop?"

"Nope. I ain't hungry.
...'lessen ya see a bakery...
Ya don't see no bakery... do ya...?"

"Ya know, Ed...
There could be other reasons fer stoppin' in a town
'sides jus' ta get somethin' ta eat..."

"Maybe. But not many good ones."

"Hey... lookit tha'..."


"Wha's wrong...?"

"Now 'm jus' missin' them dogs again..."

"Hey, Hank...!"

"Jeez, Ed...
How many times do I gotta tell ya...
Ya don't gotta yell... Yer tryin' ta kill me aren't ya...?
I betcha ya took out a life insurance policy on me or somethin'...
'n yer gonna be livin' the life a Riley
once I'm gone..."

"Don't know this Riley fella... 'N I like livin' my own life jus' fine.
So's... How come we jus' went grocery shoppin' 'n somehow there still
 ain't nothin' ta eat in this house?"

"'Damned if I know...
Maybe Bill eats it all when we ain't lookin'."

"We should prob'bly keep an eye on him..."

"You go right ahead 'n do tha'."

"So's whatcha doin, Hank...?
As if I don't know the answer ta tha'..."

"Then why the hell didya ask?"

"'Cause 'm kinda bored..."

"Thought I'd try 'n get back ta writin' 'bout the trip...
'S been so long I'm afraid 'm fergettin' what all happened..."

"Or maybe not much happened..."

"Tha' could be it too.
'N it's kinda startin' ta feel like tha' 'Neverendin'  Story'..."

"Jus' remember... you said tha', not me...
So's... Where 'bouts are ya...?"

"Wisconsin. Jus' picked it up again...
after ya interrupted me with tha' last campin' trip..."

"You complainin'...?"

"'Bout goin' somewheres...? Never. But..."

"But, wha'...?"

 "I sure hate ta tell ya this...
But I think 'm missin' most a our pictures a Madison...
Includin' all them ones with Iris... Musta lost 'em like I lost them other ones...
when I transferred 'em from the laptop ta our computer..
Damn computers."

"Ya lost them ones of all a us
sittin' by tha' lake 'n drinkin' beer?"

"Think so... But...
I took some a you 'n Iris with her camera too...
So's I can have her send 'em to us. Wanted ta frame one a those fer ya...
 Maybe blow it up some first... Like I did with that other picture of us...
the one of us by them two big ol' trees..."

"Tha'd be real nice, Hank... 'N I liked how them pictures a us
by them trees turned out..."

"Thanks... But I still gotta tell ya more...
I lost most a the pictures a tha' Dickeyville Grotto too...
Think maybe I got one left..."

"Was prob'bly God's way a smitin' ya..."


"But... ta tell ya the truth...
I didn't like tha' religious stuff
so's much anyways..."

"I know ya didn't, Ed...
'N I appreciate you lettin' me drag ya there...
After I heard 'bout it I jus' couldn' resist goin' ta take a look..."

"Didn' mind so's much...
But I liked that one fella's house 'n yard more...
even though it were a lot simpler-like 'n there weren't so much of it...
Or maybe because a tha'... 'n least-wise his stuff
were a l'il more amusin'..."

"'S yer lucky day then... I didn' lose them pictures..."


"Ya migh' not a lost 'em...
but it sure looks like somethin' else happened to 'em..."

"I jus' messed with them two a l'il...
Seemed ta suit 'em."

"'N 'xactly how long did ya spend on tha'
while I were out workin' ta keep a roof over our heads...?"

"The roof's leakin' again...?"

"Justa figure a speech, dumbass."

"Well... Ta answer yer question, dumbass...
'Bout five seconds each. Here... I'll show ya even..."


"Tha's all...?"

"Yep. Computers make stuff like tha' real easy."

"Hey... Didn' occur ta me at the time...
D'ya think tha' were Snow White 'n them seven dwarfs?"

"I dunno... Didn' occur ta me neither...
I was jus' thinkin' it were a woman with some elves 'round her..."
Prob'bly on accounta there weren't seven of 'em 'n all...
Maybe someone made off  with a few of 'em...
Or they broke or somethin'..."

"Betcha I could name 'em all them dwarfs now..."

"Betcha ya could too...
So's I ain't takin' tha' bet."

"Hey, Hank...
Wha's the diff'rence 'tween elves 'n dwarfs?"

"I ain't 'xactly an expert...
Jus' struck me as bein' elves fer some reason."

"Coulda sworn you considered yer self an expert
on anythin' 'n everythin'..."

"Real sorry ta disappoint ya.
Guess I could read up on it 'n get back ta ya..."

"S'prised any a them statues were still standin'...
Didn' ya say they were kinda abandoned in the sixties...?"


"Think so. I cain't 'xactly remember.
Least-wise they got folks workin' ta protect 'em now."

"'N least-wise they weren't 'xactly on a main road or nothin'..."

"Yeah... Tha' was prob'bly ta their benefit in the long run..."


"'N d'ya remember tha' quote from tha' fella...? It kinda stuck in my head...
'If'n a man cain't be happy on a l'il farm in Wisconsin...
Then he don't got the makin's a happiness
in his soul'."

"Yeah... I remember tha'... 'N it sure seems like he were happy 'nough.
But I don' think it's tha' simple fer a lotta folks..."

"Guess it ain't..."

"'N it weren't even tha' simple fer him...
Tha' fella traveled to a whole lotta places in this here world
'fore he found his happiness on tha'
l'il farm in Wisconsin."

"Ya know... I found my happiness on a big ol' mountain... Or more like it found me... Kinda blindsided me 'n all... Then I lost it fer 'bout three years...  But I found it again... in a l'il motel... Then I put a whole lotta miles on my poor ol' truck drivin' back 'n forth ta spend a few weeks a year with it 'til I finally managed ta settle down with it on a rundown ol' ranch... 'N then me 'n it have been livin' happily ever after ever since...  Most of the time anyways... 'n so's far..."

"So's far, huh...?"

"Yep. So's far."

"Guess I shoulda had you write our story...
 Woulda been done in no time flat..."


"Hold on a second..."

"Whatcha doin'...?"

"I'm writin' down watcha jus' said in puttin' it inta this other program..
so's I can check how many words it is..."

"Why the hell d'ya care how many words it is...?"

"Looks like just one more word in you woulda told our whole story
in a one-hund'erd word drabble..."

"I got another word fer ya... How 'bout 'dumbass'...?
That'll prob'bly fit in there somewheres..."

"Think I'll jus' leave it at ninety-nine words...
If'n it's all the same ta you..."

"It's all the same ta me."

"Thought it migh' be."

"But.. wha' tha' fella said...
D'ya think there are some folks tha' really don't got
the makin's a happiness in their souls?"

"I dunno, Ed...
Tha' seems like a real harsh thing ta say...
 Think there's a helluva lotta unhappy folks in this here world...
'N there's a whole lotta folks tha' don't even got the time
ta worry about whether they're happy or not...
But I doubt tha' means they don't got
the makin's a happiness
in their souls..."

"Tell ya... fer a long time there I never woulda thought
that I ever coulda been happy..."

"Yeah. I know, Ed...
Guess the important thing is ta not give up 'til ya find it..."

"Or 'til it finds you 'n drags ya inta a tent..."

"'N ya better hope that ya ain't too pig-headed ta recognize it
fer what it is when it gets there..."

"Yeah... I guess I almos' didn't...
'Course... Ya cain't hardly blame me though...
It showin' up jus' lookin' like a big ol dumbass 'n all..."

"Thanks a lot."

"But least-wise I did..."


"Ya know, Hank... I cain't help but wonder..."


"If'n tha' fella's wife were happy with all a tha' stuff
in her front yard..."

"Gotta admit... his wife did look a l'il put upon
in tha' picture we saw of her..."

"I know the feelin'."

"Yer put upon, huh...?"

"Yep. Happy... but put upon.
Real put upon."

"Ya know it could be worse... Least-wise I don' got no statue
of a half-naked mermaid in the front yard..."

"'N don' think I ain't real thankful fer tha', Hank."

"'Course if'n I were gonna put a half-naked statue in the front yard
it'd more likely be one a Neptune or Poseidon or some kinda merman...
'Course mine would be a helluva lot better lookin'...
'cause it'd be modeled on you..."

"Great. That'd be jus' great."

"Maybe I could start tomorrow...
You got time ta pose fer me...? We got a pitchfork in the barn...
But I ain't sure where I'll find a crown fer ya..."

"Maybe I can jus' re-fold tha' tin-foil hat a yers
so's it looks more like a crown..."

"Hey... That ain't a bad idea...
'Course I cain't never take mine off... It'd be too dangerous...
but I bet I could make you a real nice crown
outta tin-foil..."


"'N ya know...
tha' house a theirs kinda reminded me a ours...
'Bout the same size 'n shape 'n all... Maybe ours is a l'il bigger...
'N our porch ain't near so's fancy-like... But..."

"You go puttin' all tha' stucco 'n whatnot on our poor ol' house
'n it's gonna collapse under the weight a it all..."

"Maybe I could jus' start with the shed..."

"Hell... Tha' shed's liable ta collapse if'n ya jus' look at it too hard...
'Specially now tha' ya cleaned out all tha' stuff
 tha' was helpin' ta hold it up..."

"True 'nough... Damn...
Well... Guess I could try ta build one a them 'Forevertrons'....
Remember...? Tha' thing tha' fella was buildin' behind tha' surplus store...
Think tha's more up my alley anyways..."

"It'd be real hard ta ferget tha'...
Even if'n ya tried..."

"Now there was somethin' worth buildin'..."

"Yeah... Tha'd be a whole lot better...
Think tha' guy were crazier than you are, Hank..."

"I believe, once again, the word yer lookin' fer is 'eccentric'."

"Bet 'eccentric' ain't what his wife calls him."

"Ya shouldn' go makin' them kinda assumptions about folks, Ed...
Fer all you know tha' fella migh' be gay..."

"In tha' case... I bet 'eccentric' ain't what his husband calls him."

"Thought ya didn' care fer the word 'husband'...?
'N now tha' would be the second time ya've used it
in the past few months..."

"Didn' know you was keepin' track..."

"Kinda hard ta miss tha' particular word
comin' outta yer mouth."

"Well... I don't much care fer it. But...
Seein' as there ain't no other word available...
Guess 'm stuck with it."

"Mus' be a hardship fer ya."

"I'll manage somehow."

"So's, Hank... Seein' all these pictures is remindin' me of another one...
D'ya still got tha' picture I took a tha' sign on tha' truck...
Remember...? When we were drivin'
through Salt Lake City..."

"Ain't sure I know which one yer talkin' 'bout..."

"'Was 'round the beginnin' a July I think... Or maybe the end a June...
Woulda been tha' day ya saw tha' 'Siesta Motel' sign... 'n we..."

"I remember that day real good... Hold on a sec...
Yep... Here's them pictures..."

"Go back... Woulda been before ya took a picture
a tha' motel sign..."

"Tell me if'n ya see it..."

"There it is... That one..."

"This one, huh...?"

"Yep... Tha's the one...
So's 'm thinkin'... 'If'n we ever go anywheres again...
we should get us a sign like that one
ta put on the back of our truck."

"Be glad ta put whatever sign' you migh' want on the truck
whenever yer willin' ta go somewheres again..."

"Prob'bly cain't afford nothin' fer a good while...
'Sides maybe a few days campin' nearby ev'ry now 'n again..."

"Yeah... Prob'bly not... But... speakin' a signs...
I kinda got m'self a dilemma here..."

"Wha's tha'...?"
"Ain't sure if'n I should put up a picture
a tha' there billboard we saw... Ya know that one 'round Madison...
 'Course that picture didn' disappear..."

"Couldn' 'xactly ferget tha'... Shit..."

"'Fraid I already spend way too much time railin' 'gainst them bible thumpers... But... I wrote 'bout tha' fella at tha' camp-lot 'n 'bout tha' jeweler 'n some a tha' other stuff... 'cause it is part a our story... 'N I try 'n include mostly the good... but sometimes I jus' cain't ignore the bad 'n the ugly..."

"Looks like it's got God's phone number on it... maybe you could jus' give him a call 'n ask him."

"Prob'bly go straight ta voicemail... 'Sides... Don' think tha's the particular god I wanna be askin' questions of..."

"Hey, Hank...?"




"'It weren't nothin'..."

"Don't sound like nothin'... C'mon, Ed... spit it out..."

"It's jus' tha'... D' ya...? D'ya ever wonder 'bout them bible thumpers...?"

"'Course I do. I was wonderin' 'bout 'em righ' this minute..."

"I mean... D'ya ever wonder... D'ya ever wonder if'n... if'n they migh' be right...? What if'n it is wrong after all... Us... I mean... Wha' we do... 'n all..."

"Shit. You ain't havin' some kinda religious relapse on me... are ya...?"

"I dunno... I jus' been thinkin' 'bout it a lot lately... 'Bout maybe it bein' wrong..."

"Hell... Goddamit, Ed... You were jus' talkin' not three minutes ago 'bout bein' happy... 'n we just 'xchanged rings not even four months ago... 'n yer the one that had all them plans fer gettin' hitched if'n we can ever do it legal-like... 'n... 'n ya cain't be serious... Ya jus' cain't be serious... Tell me ya ain't serious..."

"'Jus' sayin', dumbass... Maybe it is wrong... Wha' we do... 'n all... Ya know... Real wrong..."

"Real wrong... huh...?"

"Yeah. 'N bad too."

"How bad...?"

"Real bad."

"So's... I s'pose if'n I kissed ya like... this..."


"Tha'd be bad...?"

"Yeah. Real bad. 'N wrong too."

"Real wrong...?"

"Yeah. Real wrong."

"'N how 'bout if'n I did somethin' like... this...?"

"Damn... Jeez, Hank... Even worse... Prob'bly lead ta a whole lotta wailin' 'n gnashin' a teeth 'n rendin' a garments..."

"Ya don't say...?"

"I do say. 'N tha's just us... Who knows what it migh' 'cause them bible thumpers ta do if'n they caught sight a us... Might even turn some of 'em queer..."

"Ya know... I think maybe I could be inspired ta be a whole lot badder if'n I put some music on..."

"There's a big s'prise..."

"I'm tha' predictable, huh...?"


"Yep. You sure are."

"Well you sure ain't..."

"Jus' don't wantcha gettin' all bored with me..."

"It'd be a real cold day in hell 'fore I got bored with you, Ed..."

 "Wait a minute... Wha' the hell is that...?"

"Jus' somethin' a l'il wicked..."

"Monks singin' 'Wicked Game'...? Shit... Tell ya, Hank... If'n I weren't havin' a religious relapse before... I think I jus' migh' start now... "

"Sorry, Ed... Lemme turn that one off 'n put on the original version... Don' wantcha ta start havin' flashbacks or nothin'... 'Sides... I know we got the cd here somewheres... so's I can set it ta repeat... Yep... Here it is..."


"I was jus' kiddin' again, dumbass... If'n ya can recall back ta a minute ago... I'm the one tha' started it... So's ya don't  gotta switch it..."

"Guess ya did start it... But I think this version is better suited ta our purposes anyways..."

"'N the only thing tha' song gives me flashbacks of is our first summer ta gether... 'n some a them years after..."


"Sure didn' wanna fall in love with ya, Hank... Tried my level best not ta..."

"I know ya did, Ed... 'N fer once I'm glad yer level best weren't good enough."

"Me too, Hank."

"'N I tried real hard not ta fall fer you too..."

"Doubt ya tried all that hard..."

"Prob'bly not. So's, Ed... How 'bout we stop talkin'... 'n I show ya 'xactly how bad I can be..."

"Tha' sounds good. Real good..."

"C'mere, dumbass..."


"You asleep, Hank...?"

"Almost. Ya 'bout did me in."

"Tell ya somethin'... Tha' there farm in Wisconsin ain't got nothin' on our l'il ranch in the West... Ya know... happiness-wise 'n all..."

"It sure as hell don't."

"G'night, Hank..."

"G'night, Ed..."

website stat

[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-05-28 11:05 pm (UTC)
The picture of the terrace on the lake at UW-Madison was lifted from the internet, as Hank's pictures disappeared somehow...

The Dickeyville Grotto is in Dickeyville, Wisconsin. Hank can't remember exactly where the farm was, but can find it if anyone wants exact directions. The Forevertron is somewhere between Madison and Baraboo, Wisconsin on highway 12, behind Delaney's Surplus store and across from the big ol' Badger Ammunition plant.
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[User Picture]From: trekfan
2008-05-29 12:23 am (UTC)
The end of this puts me to mind of that song "If lovin you is wrong I don't want to be right."

So just how bad and wrong did Ed and Hank get?

Do they know that it's going to be legal to marry in Calif after June 17th? They should make their wedding plans
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-05-29 08:06 pm (UTC)
LOL! I am not entirely clear on the details, but I have it on good authority that they got real, real bad.

Yeah, I did hear that it's going to be legal to marry in California after June 17th. And it's about damn time!! (And hopefully it won't get overturned in November.)
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[User Picture]From: eandj
2008-05-29 05:40 am (UTC)
I sure would like to see them pictures
it's a shame the computer lost them all
and I sure like to read about them going on and on about their life.
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-05-29 08:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Hank didn't realize at first that he lost a bunch of pictures last summer after they got back when he was transferring stuff from their (very) old laptop to the computer. He figures tiny molecules of them must still be floating around the house somewhere...

Glad you don't mind Hank going on and on and on and on... :)
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[User Picture]From: lalaynia
2008-05-29 06:10 am (UTC)
Welcome back, 'Blue.

Good to hear from you and the boys. Always nice to know they haven't forgotten how to be really bad. ;D

I took a picture for Hank tonight at the Sheryl Crow concert. He'll find it real inspirin'.

Hope you're home safe. Lots to tell you, Dumbass, and not all of it good. Will e-mail tomorrow.

Love you, CD. ::hugs::

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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-05-29 08:26 pm (UTC)
So sorry to hear that there's so much going on and not all of it good. Hope things are better now.

Looking forward to seeing the inspirin' picture, just hoping it's not of Sheryl Crow... ;)

Take care and love you too, CD2

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[User Picture]From: tatia85
2008-05-29 10:11 am (UTC)
Yesss! More Ed&Hank!
Now, I must admit that evil, evil RL had gotten in the way between me and my idea to re-read -and comment- all your story, but I will! è.é

Another thing... I read this here chapter at 3:48 AM, because I had a bad case of toothache... well, when I ended the chapter I didn't anymore O.o how weird...

back to the chapter itself! Good to read about E&H road trip! They are so funny! XD If Hank is ever going to make a sculpture out of Ed, I want to see it! =P And yes for the neverendig story!*_*
Sure Hank has no good vibe towards camera... O.o or he brokes it, or he loses photos... XD I bet he will soon start with photoshop... he is better than me at manipulating immage O.O
Thank you, as usual, for this!^_^ those chapters are a glass of fresh water in the desert!

PS: I showed the sign "Homosexuality is a SIN" to 20 persons, friends and acquaintances. The result is the follow: 70% looked at me with disbelief and then started to laugh, 25% started to laugh immediatly, 5% didn't believe it is true. LOL
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-05-29 08:43 pm (UTC)
LOL! Glad Ed and Hank managed to ease your toothache for a little while. (Ouch!)

Glad you liked it, but Ed would like you to stop encouraging Hank regarding that neverending story... :D

And Hank definitely doesn't have any good vibes with cameras or computers... Poor Hank. :(

And Ed and Hank and I are all waiting for the day when everyone else reacts to that sign like your friends did.
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[User Picture]From: tatia85
2008-05-29 08:55 pm (UTC)
Tell Ed I will NEVER stop to encourage Hank about the neverending story! u.u

I hope that day will come soon too... even if when I read things like "48% of american believe in creationism" I DO get a little... O_O<--- like this.

Tell Ed&Hank they are very, very brave men.
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-05-29 09:01 pm (UTC)
Ed is now muttering under his breath. I can't quite make out what he's saying though... I think it's something about neverending though...

And yeah, it gets very discouraging here. I'm glad it is different where you are.

P.S. Hank would never hold you to re-reading and commenting on every chapter... That just wouldn't be right. :D
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[User Picture]From: jennasts
2008-05-29 11:59 am (UTC)
Time spent with Ed and Hank (and blue) is always time well-spent. I wish I could convey to you the *satisfaction* I experience when I see an update from you pop up. Thank you for continuing to share with us, all of you!

I am a little concerned, though, as I am unsure of how serious Ed was about his second thoughts, as to whether what they are doing is wrong. Was he teasing Hank? Or was this a genuine concern of his that Hank has managed to cajole away? Because if it's serious, then cajoling has a short shelf-life, and trouble is on the horizon.

However, I just can't possibly *imagine* that Ed is serious! The peopel who put up signs like that...I don't understand them. I do believe that they don't *think.* They allow their thinking to be done for them by other folks whose lives are rigidly lived in fear of the unknown and the different. This is not a good way for human beings to live! (Hey, wait a minute, looks like I have stolen Hank's soapbox. Sorry about that, Hank. Here it is, back to you.)

Always great to hear from you, blue. Take care.
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-05-29 08:55 pm (UTC)
Hey there,
Thanks and yeah, Ed was just teasing Hank, but Hank has to admit it made his heart stop for just a minute, so maybe that's why he didn't write it clearly enough. (The second part really should have been posted with or right after this part, but Hank doesn't think he's going to have time to get to it for at least a little while and thought posting this alone was better than posting nothing at all.)

And Ed and Hank and I agree with you wholeheartedly about the people who put up signs like that. We don't understand it either and we don't think they think for themselves and we don't think that's any way to live.

P.S. Feel free to steal/borrow Hank's soapbox whenever you'd like. (Ed would gladly give it to you.)

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[User Picture]From: samtyr
2008-05-29 02:33 pm (UTC)
Oh this is great, a new chapter! :) I loved this and I sympathize with losing pictures to the computer. Thank you so much for sharing this, and I hope they have a great trip. ;)
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-05-29 09:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah... Hank loves it, but he's not too good at all this computer and camera stuff. Oh well... That just means he'll have to go back to those places he lost pictures from and take more... :D
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[User Picture]From: argentine65
2008-05-29 04:03 pm (UTC)

Ed and Hank

blue: Thank for this new chapter. You know now that I love the three of you but (I hope Hank does not notice) that I love Ed more specially whe he saids thinks like this:"Keep it up, dumbass... 'n there won't be no sex life ta talk about."
"Ya shouldn' go around makin' threats
ya cain't keep."
Thank you again and Christ taugh us love not hate. Martha
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-05-29 09:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Ed and Hank

Hank doesn't hold it against anyone who's more partial to Ed 'cause he happens to be more partial to Ed (although he prefers it when Ed is sweet-talkin' him... :D)

And yeah, Hank has to try and remember about that loving and not hating too... He kinda gets real mad and forgets sometimes.
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[User Picture]From: joetheone
2008-05-30 01:17 am (UTC)

Nice trip

Yep Madison is a nice city I really have enjoyed the two visits I had to it. I liked it a little further north in the Wisconcin Dells and the Ringling Brothers museum thought they were real nice. Yep the bible thumpers try and try to spread hatred isn't that funny all religious and so forth but spreading hatred towards other living breathing things. I don't care what anyone says I think that the good lord knows that people have to learn to love one another and it don't matter to him who they love as long as they love to be accepted into whatever comes after this. Just my opinion but that is it. Try Marshall Fields (Macy's) downtown if you want next time in Chicago I really like the bakery and the chocolate and the walnut room has great pot pie and well the best iced tea. Hmm I want to go back. Glad to hear you are having a good time. Joe
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-06-10 04:09 pm (UTC)

Re: Nice trip

Hey Joe, Sorry to take so long to respond... We've been out of touch and when we've been in touch we've had computer problems. And, of course, I agree with you about it not mattering who you love in order to be accepted into whatever comes after this. Ed and Hank didn't make it to The Dells or the Ringling Brothers museum, but of course Hank would like to some day. And knowing there's a BAKERY at Macy's might just help Hank get Ed there some day too...
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