Briar rose and Southern California

Veronica asks for Briarose as a bedtime story. So I’m reading it to her and she asks what a thorny ticket is. How do I explain?

I said that thorns are like pokey things that the plants grow a Bush of pokey things

Like a cactus she said

Of course like a cactus

Family times

Trying to sleep after the family reunion,

Remembering all the ones I’ve been to

Completely satisfied that my daughter is able to be part of this family and this family reunion