Family, Friends Comments Kafiroon Nov 16 2017 at 12:16 am Don’t mind me, Ladies, just looking for a contact down here. Reminds me of being on the airport floor behind a ticket counter fixing new power lines, while several short skirted “ladies” knowingly perched on there high stools. They giggled and talked and I took my sweet time. KenH Nov 16 2017 at 1:11 am Sammy, you are a smart engineer But DAMN, woman, how frapping stupid, can you really be? This is stupid, dialed to 13…. John Trauger Nov 16 2017 at 1:21 pm It’s garbage in, garbage out processing. Sam has let her affection and concern for Skye cloud how she actually sees Skye. It’s a very human failing. This is also the mechanism by which Liberals (nearly all politicians, really), televangelists, lawyers and publicists all work. We can accept an idea that would never pass muster with our thinking machinery if it is sugarcoated in the right emotion. WayneM Nov 16 2017 at 1:31 am It’s a fairly common bias… We want to see the best in people who are closest to us… JackDeth 72 Nov 16 2017 at 2:52 am Sibling rivalry, puberty, bad choices….. What could possibly go wrong?! cmblake6 Nov 16 2017 at 2:19 am As time goes by, we shall see. Epador Nov 16 2017 at 3:51 am it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you’ll understand that. Spin Drift Nov 16 2017 at 10:08 am “Play it Sam, play it again” Spin As time goes by…. Deplorable B Woodman Nov 16 2017 at 6:25 am Completely changed…….what? Skye became a lizard? Seriously, turning thirteen, becoming a teenager, all those hormones turning on, yes, one completely changes. Some (Sam) just manage it better than others. Someday, over a tall cold one and a cigar, ask me how I know. I think we could all tell our own variations on the same tale. bill3542 Nov 16 2017 at 10:41 am raise 2 teen age girls and when the ( boy crazy ) stage kicks in around 11-13 years old…damn, i scared away many droolers. but then having that gun cabinet with glass in the front showing AK and FAL rifles with mags locked in them about 3 feet from their bedroom was a big help also. warhorse Nov 16 2017 at 7:34 pm my dad used to meet the new boyfriend just short of re-assembling the Garand. if the guy said “hey, nice rifle” then he was probably a good guy. if he acted scared, then he was up to no good and my dad would show him how the bayonet attaches.. cmblake6 Nov 16 2017 at 10:03 pm Mine was an AK, or my 870. Too Tall Nov 16 2017 at 11:33 pm Warhorse (for your dad): I love it when a plan comes together. D Evans Nov 16 2017 at 10:54 am Cow-girls Doing what comes naturally. JTC Nov 16 2017 at 10:58 am Nice sepia toning and filter work, CM. NotYetInACamp Nov 16 2017 at 12:15 pm He’s having fun. I liked his desert sand the other day. Pamela Nov 16 2017 at 7:25 pm Their Father dies at a critical age. Skye goes down a path looking for a replacement and her life is irrevocably changed forever. Alex J Nov 16 2017 at 9:14 pm Or could it be: “Ya can’t always get what you want. But you might just get what you need.” Big Jim Nov 16 2017 at 11:41 pm Skye’s life was forever changed, but maybe not forever irrevocably ruined. My father shot himself when I was 9 years old. That forever changed my and my family’s lives, but it didn’t ruin or destroy us.