Tuesday, November 18, 2008


My postings are getting farther apart.It is because I have been in a heavenly routine here on The Outer Banks(OBX)of NC.Staying with Jim(Biggy)and April Vaughn is like going to a Ralph Williams support home.They are such good friends and so positive about my presence that I am considering staying here until I am Medicare eligible(age 65). They have "said" stay as long as you want;so that means some time between now and my demise. I think Medicare eligible has a nice ring to it.The Wave Curse has continued.A guy in front of K-Mart yelled at me, while I was in the car, that I was a "poser";that is surf speak for a guy who drives up and down the highway with surfboards on his car but never takes them off the car to go surfing.Based on that definition,I would indeed qualify as a "poser". The boards have certainly been on the car for no apparent reason.I knew that the East Coast has a reputation for no waves;but this has gotten to the point of rediculous.My 61st birthday was NOV. 14TH;so be sure to jam THE SHEPHERD CENTER FOUNDATION computer with donations in memory of such an unlikely event.Click on buttons to the right.I remember when our generation was told to trust no one over 30. Well I am over 30, and you can trust me that this is a good cause.My birthday was spent in a sea of laughter awash with nectar of the grape.Stories of our misspent college youth and surf travel tales sounded like ranting lies of lunatic,indulgent,lubricated and deranged inmates incarcerated in a home for the socially inept.Some of my stories of this trip were met with incredulous stares.The stories are not lies;the rest of the prior two sentence are true. I have found out during my travels that my friends'children and wives were a little skeptical of the tales of mutual dastardly deeds until I arrive on the scene confirming(almost) word for word the tale(s) in question. I don't know if this helps their marriages or not? It for sure sheds a different light on their future together. Only surfers know the feeling;to steal a bumper sticker phrase! More later.Yours with the Waves,Ralph

1 comment:

marie.tonto said...

wish we were still there......No actually, worcester ...or better yet,anywhere with U..