- 1to have a good idea of time, was employed to strike the
- 2time the Joshua tree was a tiny sapling, it had been so
- 3afterward, we ate green grapes for breakfast, lunch, and
- 4floor. Dad steered the Blue Goose through the dark, driving
- 5his face. A bank of yellow fog instantly enveloped him,
- 6a fair, and I'd won a helicopter ride. I was thrilled.
- 7Dad got into an argument with the doctor. It started because
- 8 * * *All this running around and moving was temporary,
- 9either a watch or a clock; and an old man who was supposed
- 10 A parachute dive. Without a parachute, he always
- 11 Dad jumped in after her. No way in hell, he'd say,
- 12North Star. Those shining stars, he liked to point out,
- 13with stating that they were poor natives of the place,
- 14of them had ever made him weak in the knees. Mom was different.
- 15sculptures, silk screens, and wood blocks. She didn't have
- 16same after Mary Charlene died. He started having dark moods,
- 17man more common interests than the cultured guests of Bwana
- 18worth the drive back to retrieve me; that, like Quixote
- 19but the minute you stare them down, they turn tail and
- 20because he was so handsome or because he called people.
- 21He ducked rapidly, almost touching the muddy water with
- 22pack, she would buy me another. That was the thing about
- 23of them had ever made him weak in the knees. Mom was different.
- 24their way across the desert. Once the wind started whipping
- 25indigo came next in value; then capsicum, old clothes,
- 26beaten down by the whipping wind that, rather than trying
- 27and cut off from the real life of the city, so we found
- 28Dad explained. He had a plan. He was going to find gold.
- 29the catacombs. Max glanced at the white face of Helen Cumberly,
- 30she went on. It was a disgusting low-class habit, and the
- 31can make it on her own, Dad said. She's like my brave
- 32me the story about the time Lori got stung by a poisonous
- 33at our arrival, and said one to the other, “This is the
- 34would say something about selfish old crones with more
- 35talk a blue streak, spinning tales of jobs he'd never had
- 36face. One night a policeman tapped on our window and said
- 37was the especial pride and joy of My Dear and Meriem. The
- 38she said. It immunized your body and your soul, and that
- 39scaly creatures such as Gila monsters and scorpions, and
- 40we could always get another cat, and now Quixote was going
- 41On went the Eurasian, up to her waist in the flood, with
- 42on the wall. We didn't have a TV at home, so I watched
- 43Mom says I'm mature for my age, I told them. and she
- 44 I was scraping the dried blood off my legs when I
- 45In the morning I asked a young Indian, who was wet to the
- 46thrived there. She knew how to get by on next to nothing.
- 47his family, and you couldn't do that in the military. In
- 48her figure and her skin, which was dark from the Arizona
- 49a quiet old man, who, in his appearance and manner of life,
- 50pretend they were talking to each other in cheeping voices.