Drooping banners still hung along
Hunter Drive, but cobwebs and overgrown grass
weeds now cover the Plantation where only a couple weeks ago, throngs of
congregated to welcome home everybody's favorite paperboy, Mechanicsville's
For twelve fun-filled and exciting
days, Jimmy was able to spend time with all
as well as his parents and Nannie. The matronly one fixed several specially
requested meals for
the returning son, including spotzen, schweinebraten, candied ham slices, BBQ,
cake and creamed chicken.
The fatherly one regaled Jimmy with
countless disks filled with exceptional
had been saving them for just this occasion.
On his day off, David collected Jimmy
and transported him to Ashland where he
Jimmy's stay in the new trailer. Jimmy was enthralled with David's collections
and the all-purpose Krippe; as well as the many books and other knicknacks in
Jimmy fit right in with Ricky and his
theater friends after he attended the
"Cinema & Drafthouse" and partied afterwards. He also sandwiched in an
afternoon of tramping the
woods with Ricky to check out the topographical features around Beaverdam Creek.
A hightlight of his return home was a
memorable trip to Billy's camper in North
There he finally met Elaine, Bizzie, Ashley and little Billy. He and Elaine
hit it off right away and
though Billy had to hit the sack early, Jimmy and Elaine caught up on years of
staying up all night to talk.
Life at the Plantation is slowly
returning to its old course.