Friday night is my poker night. We've been playing for twelve years now, every Friday night, 8 o'clock until midnight.
Early this morning, with thirteen more dollars in my pocket, I rode my bike back home, down Howard Street. Lou Ann was still up, so we took a sleeping bag and pillows out into the front yard to look for shooting stars before going to bed. The night sky was spectacular...the Milky Way strewn across the vault of heaven.
Lying on my back, scanning the sky I thought about my high school science teacher.
We were studying astronomy, and he had rented a movie, "The Milky Way." He pulled down the window shades and we settled back as the projector whirred and the screen lit up. Cows were walking across a meadow. Cows were herded together. Automated milking machines were attached. It was a movie about dairy farming!
We watched the movie anyway.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Lou Ann's story of the Night Blooming Cereus Cactus. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news072111.htm.