THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 179

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THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 179

…“Could you stand having another woman in my life?” Roy is curious…

Jealousy the Other Woman by Harry Weisburd

Francine and Roy discuss his choices for VEEP.

“Exactly! I would sooner worry about a Canadian civil war than be undermined by my vice-president.” He is sitting back in the front seat of his “Crippen For You 2032” tour bus on its way up I-94 to Milwaukee Wisconsin, watching the NBC Nightly News coverage of the campaign in totality out of one eye.

After hashing and rehashing the debate over whom Roy Crippen should choose for his running mate, the stately and authoritative {when was the last time you heard a woman referred to as that?} Savannah Guthrie makes mention of the upcoming memorial service planned in Houston for Sampson and Celeste McKinney and it made him think, “What do you think Charlotte Walker is doing for the next eight years?”

Firebrand

“What… the governor of Wisconsin? She is a firebrand, I’ll give her that, with a political bloodline that leads back to the union busting days of her daddy; none too popular among the Democratic old-guard.”

“Everyone I would want with me in power is either attached to the Space Program {Rick Stanley or Braden King} or I am married to {you}. Now look at Sampson and Celeste, they are an example of what two people, with divergent personalities, can accomplish when tied together for an extended period of time.”

“If you are serious, you better talk to her in person.”

“Could you stand having another woman in my life?” he is curious.

“Why not, she is happily married to a stay-at-home househusband who takes care of the kids, from what I remember hearing.”

“Do you know why she wasn’t at the Chicago speech? Of course you don’t. She was in the Nicolet National Forest hunting white-tailed deer.”

No bull!? Is she going to be in Milwaukee?”

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THE RETURN TRIP

Wisconsin State Seal | by PhotoArtMarie

Episode 179

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RT contents 7-26

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For all you “Writing is Fun-damental”  junkies (all 10 of you dears) and viewers of SIXTY MINUTES LITE (your imaginary television gets miraculous reception), I am about to hit the road for the homeland of my forefathers; I only had one father not four, but Wisconsin is that destination.

Thanks to wi-fi, I will do a travelogue, in the style of http://www.believersandfaith.com and its “Vagabond Tales”. In the case of “believers”, I visited a different church (or 2) every weekend for 40 weeks.

Not so here, but here is a preview:

  • Lunch with high school friend who lives in Appleton

  • 2 great days with my wonderful family

  • My very 1st ever attempt at prime rib

  • Living & dying with every play of the GB Packer playoff game

  • 600 miles of round-trip smiles

I am positive that I will be coming away with a unique take on this rare mini-vacation from this horrible Illinois winter; with the blinding snow flurries  and  intolerable wind-chills  near freezing.

Wait a minute!!! I am going to places where snow is measured in feet and overnight temps drag the thermometer down to zero or below. Oh well.

Dear Heavenly Father;

“Thank you for lower gasoline prices, a reliable automobile, and the good sense to know east from west from north and south (without the need of GPS)!”

Your faithful servant,

Gwenny

PS  It would have been nice to have Florida relatives….. no California, wait Hawaii.