It is widely stated that life is like a roll of toilet paper, the nearer the end the faster it goes. I know in reality that is not true, but there is a mindset, that tells us as we are nearing the end of the roll, that it goes faster.LOL
But we humans have always said, “Where did the time go?” It is the idea to us older folk that we know we do not have a liberal amount of time left, and that realization actually is scary.
I can remember when I made plans in terms of 10-20-30 years, now that is not even close to realistic. Sherry and I make plans in terms of 2-5 years, and hope that nothing untoward happens. You see other than this years plans to hike some, I want to make one more sweep around the USA.
I want to see some more of route 66. Bucko has my itch, needing to be scratched. LOL.
Last year, or when ever it was, that I got to see my friend Buddy and his wife Di, out in Albuquerque, just whetted my appetite to see them again. Did you ever have a friend who was really entertaining? I hadn’t seen Buddy in over 50 years, the dude is still witty. And since then, he has added a great Cajun Accent, when telling jokes from the Bayou country.
(Reckon we wasted some of our life!)
It would be nice to drop by San Antonio on the way. (one of our favorite cities) I love the Alamo. Also, I co-authored a book (Toby’s Tales) with our turtle lady, Paula, and I have never met her. It would be great to take her and John out to dinner and laugh a little.
We will have to do that within two years I know, as I said, at our age, you cannot plan too far ahead. Maybe this time I can write a book on travel, a how-to book. Traveling on a shoe string, or something.
There used to be the anticipation of the audience and how they would react. The mystery, which kid will add to the presentation? A personal satisfaction, the thrill of seeing kids smile and laugh at the tricks and trick drawing. But, No longer. At this stage of the roll we encounter more sadness, friends obits, news of a stroke, etc. Of course that has always been, but the victims were never our age or younger!
BUT LIFE IS NEVER DULL, IT IS FILLED ALSO WITH BIRTHS, NOW THEY ARE GREAT GRANDKIDS! As our friends from the north country say, Grand loves.
There is not too much of the roll left, maybe we should use less! LOL
Thanks for coming by the log, nice to have you.
PS: Signs of Note
In the front yard of a Funeral Home:
"Drive carefully. We'll wait."
So it is an Edsel by Ford, It did not live long, but it has admirers.