Monday, June 15, 2009

Short Pump, Virginia
Copperas Creek

Sadie seen through the window light of our door. She and Tobie meet me here each evening when I arrive home. It's uncanny. They can pick out the sound of my vehicle from other Jeeps that neighbors drive. If you look close you can see my image reflected in the glass.

My lacrosse stick from college days. It is very different from those manufactured today. New ones are made of aluminum or graphite. Back when I purchased mine, they were made of wood and leather. The wood — usually ash — was steamed and bent to form the frame — or crosse — for a pocket of leather netting to cradle the ball while catching, carrying or passing it. The game originated in the 12th century among Native American tribes. Some early explorers reported games lasting for days with 100 to 1,000 men participating, played across fields several miles in length and width. I never played in a game of that scale.

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