Today I am very happy and at the same time very sad because of bad news concerning the health of a dear friend. You will find in the book Rags, a wise cracking, good natured lady named Louise. That character is crafted after a very good friend who just received the ‘worst’ health news. We love Louise like a sister. She and Shirl have become ‘pals’ in every since of the word. Remember Louise in your prayers.
Happy, because of a volunteer job we have been doing just south of here. We re-covered a leaking porch, sheathing and shingles of a small parsonage.
Happy because I just heard from a dear friend who has given permission to use his story, including his name, in my latest book. Jim is the very picture I am trying to draw for senior citizens. He had reached the point of desperation in his life, he took the bull by the horns, placed his life in God’s hands and won. A couple years ago he was to the point of dying, or desiring death. Today he is a healthy ‘70’ and feels the best he has felt in twenty five years, he says. He and his brother were my closest friends when my dad was the pastor of the Valdese church. Last year we reconnected and what a joy it was to see him. I can’t wait to see his story in print.
Happy that Rags is in print and on its way. UPS says I should see it in a few days.
Happy that I am feeling much better, and I think Sherry is too. She just about gave me that “Come hither glance!”, well just about, it was between her coughs, and my blowing my nose. LOL!
Okay this one is from Texas, it explains what Paula was considering ‘illegal dumping’, Y’all just got to change the signs….. I’m sorry this is so corny…
TEXAS . . .
The Sheriff pulled up next to the guy unloading garbage out of his pick-up into the ditch.
The Sheriff asked: "Why are you dumping garbage in the ditch? Don't you see that sign right over your head?"
"Yep", he replied; "that's why I'm dumpin it here . . .
It says it's ..... 'Fine For Dumping Garbage'."