Roy’s Variety Show Makes a Stop in Charleston
They got breakfast at this place tomorrow? We can go out for breakfast if you want.
It’s Cupcake, Dad. They have CUPCAKES….
They have lots of different flavors, huh? Maybe some blueberry muffins?
CUPCAKES, Dad. They are making a special CINNAMON SUGAR CUPCAKE just for my BOOK SIGNING. You know, like Emmaline has in my book?
I ain’t read your book, Andra. I done sold a lot of your books on your walk, and you didn’t even give me any money.
They have sugar-free cupcakes? I can’t eat a lot of sugar on account of my blood sugar and all. We could go out for breakfast, if you want.
THEY’LL BE PLENTY OF STRANGERS FOR YOU TO TALK TO AT THE CUPCAKE PLACE, DAD!!!!!
And so it went on Friday, as Dad and Mom came down from Florence to re-unite me with all of the stuff left over from our adventure along the Natchez Trace, and to celebrate the Easter Weekend a bit. If you followed along with the walk, you can probably imagine what transpired…lunch where Roy’s ‘healthier choice’ was the Fried Fish Sandwich; Roy treating the powder room like an open-air roadside toilet; Roy tipping his Georgia Bulldog cap to every female in a hopping Lana Restaurant, and regaling the unlucky Georgia-alum waitress with every story he could unload on her as she tried to sling our plates onto the table; Roy grinning like a naughty schoolboy when he was presented with a surprise scoop of caramel gelato….
What shocked me is that, having spent five weeks straight with my Dad, and almost three with my Mom, getting back together was such a joy, with little of the anguish that had once been a hallmark of our relationships.
Every day with them is like adding another chocolate egg to my Easter basket.
Until Dad pees with the bathroom door open.
If you’re in the greater Charleston, South Carolina area, head on out to Cupcake Down South’s Upper King Street downtown. I’ll be there from 10am to noon today. Signing books. Selling books. Smearing books (and readers) with cinnamon sugar icing. The cupcakes look like inverted boobs. And if you’re really lucky, Dad will pose with you holding one. Or two.
In the mood for Easter? Click here to see my Easter 2014 egg coloring extravaganza with Alice, Cayleigh and Gabby: Andra Watkins Tumblr
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