I listened to two songs tonight – ‘My Hero, My Friend, My Old Man’ by Little Joe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvzsmCJvAPU and ‘He Walked on Water’ by Randy Travis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCVw8Qjeg84. My dad doesn’t like Little Joe. Not sure why. He told me this several years ago. His brother, my Tio Juan, told me several years ago, Little Joe asked him to be in his band, but he turned him down. He already had a family to take care of. The Randy Travis song first featured in my mind after my grandfather died in the early 80’s. I thought he was a perfect man. I wouldn’t have been surprised if he had ‘walked on water’. Today, I heard the song again and now the “hat” that looked like “an old halo” could have been a cap that said “#1 Dad”.
This doesn’t have anything to do with my Christmas story NO ACCOUNTING FOR LOVE to be released on 11/30/2015 aside from the fact Tony Alvarado, my hero, wasn’t a perfect man himself. He had ISSUES. However, in a romance, characters have to have challenges to overcome; otherwise, readers will put the book down. In real life, few things occur without a hitch. Well, maybe you can put on your pajamas without falling forward into your closet or backward onto your bed. Or, you can brush your teeth without mishap. How about pulling into your driveway with (without) smoke coming out of the hood of your truck? Most things don’t deserve to be worried about. They can be fixed. The ones you have to worry about are the ones that can’t be. Okay, listen to the above songs if you’ve a mind to. Bless your heart. (Decided I’d better use the phrase since I’m writing Texas stories.)