When Balder graduated from boot camp Brenda and I went to
his graduation. At Parris Island. He rode home with us in
Granny Brown’s Ford Crown Victoria. She took our picture
together at a bluegrass festival Owen played with Doyle Lawson
and Quicksilver in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I wore my
L. L. Bean summer flying jacket with the leather collar.
Balder noticed Doyle was tuned a little sharp.
He had perfect pitch. We had a cooler full of oysters.
Or Owen had them on the band bus. Fried mullet
and raw oysters. Homemade hot sauce
and homemade pepper vinegar.