The wisteria is pumping, the Hong Kong orchid is blooming, the pride of madeira is unfurling its tall purple towers.
I am really looking forward to seeing it mature.
Another great thing about this time, friends like Jim Ramsey and Jeff Barney are bringing me nice fuerte avocados, my favorite! Thanks, guys!
Things haven't been the same with Bruce since his wife Sherri died of cancer last year.
He is raising three great grandchildren with the help of a granddaughter and they are all heading east tomorrow in the family car.
Bruce has been battling some cognitive issues after all the stress he has been under. He has a brother back there and thinks that life will be easier for he and his family.
Some of us got to say goodbye today but I can tell you that there are very few people in Fallbrook that Bruce hasn't done favors for, usually for free and he is one of our most beloved citizens. I can say, unequivocally, that no merchant has ever provided more services to this community, for nothing.
I am going to miss the hell out of him. And I know that I am far from alone. Alabama is lucky to get him and they better treat him right.
I was looking through some of my old snapshots of Bruce and it made me cry. I have a bunch and I have to stop.
You couldn't ask for a better friend. I'll probably never see him again.
Fallbrook will not be the same town without Bruce Taylor. Wish him well.