(I promise this is the last old shot)
We travel and walk a lot. So we have a lot of time to ourselves. Sherry doesn’t always tell me what she’s thinking, sometimes I tell her other times I don’t unless she asks. Sure we are old. I have lived productively longer than my parents. They were made of better stuff than I. They lived thru the great depression. They ate water gravy (sometimes called Hoover gravy) and biscuits many meals. My daddy stuffed tires with rags (because they would not hold air) to look for work or get to work. They were raising 3 children. (the rest of us came later)
When I think of what they endured, and still LOVED and laughed at life; I feel sorta small if I complain, so I do not want to complain. I have had a great life. I have traveled and saw more than the past several generations of our family.
I met, courted and married the best woman alive. If I were to depart tomorrow or tonight, this guy has enjoyed life. How could I complain, my daddy taught me about life, he had a robust laugh, his teaching was not always in words, he lived it.
We know about the cycle of life of animals. If you read Paula, Mel, or Dar who see the animal world up close and personal, you know there is a cycle of life for the animals.
We too have a cycle. I miss my mama, daddy, brothers and sister, but they are gone, as I will be. The family will grieve for a period. One or two will remember longer than others, but eventually my life will be relegated to the past, so will yours.
Should I worry about my bald head, or wrinkles? Am I gonna fuss because I cannot hear? Probably, but I know it makes no difference in the scheme of things, so every once in a while away from everyone, this old man will catch himself, and just sit down and have a good laugh and say to myself, “Who gives a rat’s a$$? When you are gone Jack, you won’t be around to know what happens in the life that continues, you have had your time. Either you make a difference now or you will never.”
I love life. But I won’t miss it, will I? (Daddy said I wouldn’t!)
Thanks for coming by the log.
This is not a downer, it is facts. If you are worried about gray hair, no hair,what to wear, wrinkles or a little leakage at times, YOU ARE WASTING TIME that could be better spent.
Come on and let’s put the top down, open the rumble seat and take a ride:
It didn't have a rumble seat, but we can pretend in this 1929 Packard.