Sherry has chosen a luxury she has not always enjoyed. She gets her nails done semi-regularly. I offered her my pocket knife, but it didn’t seem to quite fit. So when she needs a ‘fill’ or the other words used in that profession, we head out to find a Nail Boutique.
The last time I waited inside and was looking at some magazines.(No popular Mechanics mags avail) Magazines that feature the rich and famous and all their problems. Affairs, children problems, divorce, etc. The more I read the more I realized just how lucky I am. Many people have wanted to be famous or high profile popular. I think maybe I did, although there was not much chance of that.
We had a close friend, Harold Woods, a very good ball player. A South paw known as ‘Smokey’. He made it to the pros and in the mean time married a wonderful lady. I lost track of Harold, but soon heard he had QUIT the pro team and took a job. I ran into him one day, very unusual because we no longer lived in the same states.
I asked him why he quit. What happened? He said, “I was doing great, Jack, but if you will notice the schedule of the pro teams, you will see we were on the road constantly, It is tough to have a family, and we wanted one. So we chose between the team and family. We could not be happier.”
My friend Jim Arp, is sort of a recluse now, fame and fortune wasn’t all he thought it was cracked up to be in a band and movies.
I can understand the VERY POPULAR & Rich getting up set at cameras and mike’s pushed in their face all the time. Pictures being taken from a half mile away from a plane or mountain overlooking some private site. Yes, I can understand that.
I read about the McCready girl, Mindy.In an interview with The Associated Press three years ago, she summarized her world as “a giant whirlwind of chaos all the time,” adding, “My entire life things have been attracted to me and vice versa that turn into chaotic nightmares or I create the chaos myself.”
She took her own life at 37. The story was depressing, I asked myself why do people read these things? Is it to see that we are not as bad off as we think? That girl should have just begun to live. News and magazines can be depressing.
I was Glad to see Sherry under the ultra-violet lights drying her nails. They were pretty as usual and I pictured her scratching my back with them in wild passion ……………………..well an old man can still dream! LOL
Life with jack & Sherry, thanks for coming by the log.
This small blogging community has a great view of life. You guys always make readers feel good!
That is what the cars are supposed to do, cause you to feel GOOD!
This car was in “The Color Purple”.