Boston Butt Marathon
I spent my day under a tent, behind a refrigerated 16-wheeler passing out boston butts. The kids’ school holds an annual boston butt sale fundraiser. Today we had a total of 400 butts that were 80% presold orders, and only a handful were left for “walk-ups”. The day started out with bagging the meat, (which had been cooked the night before by the shriners),during which I got plenty of boston-butt juice in my shoes and under my feet… slimy… oh, but it sure smelled good. (and tasted good too!)
Finally, the mid afternoon rolled around and it was time to go inside to take a few pics of Olivia eating cupcakes with her classmates. It was very sweet to see just how excited she was when the kids sang to her. All these years of silence from Olivia has made it difficult to know when she is reacting to a situation. After the past year of instruction at her school, however, she has come out of her shell more and more, and little moments like today are such a victory. It satisfies my aching and yearning when I saw her directly respond to the singing and excitement.