Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sometimes it is simply a lack of communications….

Subject: Most helpful Mother in law

The mother-in-law arrives home from shopping to find her son-in-law boiling angry and hurriedly packing his suitcase. "What happened ?" she asks anxiously. 
"What happened!! I'll tell you what happened. I sent an e-mail to my wife telling her I was coming home today from my fishing trip. I get home and guess what I found?
Yes, your daughter, my Jean, with a naked guy in our marital bed! This is unforgivable, the end of our marriage. I'm done. I'm leaving forever!" 
"Calm down, calm down!" says his mother-in-law. "There is something very odd going on here. Jean would never do such a thing! There must be a simple explanation. 
I'll go speak to her immediately and find out what happened." 
Moments later, the mother-in-law comes back with a big smile. "I told you there must be a simple explanation: she didn't get your e-mail!"

(An understanding mother in law can be so helpful) (Thanks Buddy!)

A  couple posts back I mentioned we transported my mama back & forth between Our house and Jim & Shirl’s.  We did not just stack her on the back it was comfortable set us with a lounge chair and covers. I rode in back with her. Mama got a kick out of the trip and we did joke a lot about the Beverly Hillbillies.

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Change subject. We are now heading out to the wedding we have been waiting for. Josh our grandson,  has found the wonderful lady. She is a nurse and they have fallen deeply in love. She is a beauty and a sweetheart.

Over 30 years ago I was doing a week’s presentation on Long  Island, NY. The kids were mostly Haitian and Jamaican. We had a wonderful time. During that time My BIL introduced me to Phoenix Suits.  I had NEVER owned an expensive suit. $50 was my limit. So off to the Phoenix Factory. They had seconds for $50. I bought 3. I am not a suit person but in my job sometimes they were required. The Phoenix in 1984-85 sold for $560-$900.(Today’s money that would be much over a $1000)

So I got out my suit for today. One sleeve had mold on it. It has been hanging over 3 years. A damp cloth took the mold off. The pants had NO hangar crease from the long time on the hanger. So I must say there is something to the fabric used in the expensive suit, but I would NEVER pay $500 for a suit.

It also FITS (well a little tight, but I have it on.)

Thanks for coming this way.

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Weddings are not high on my priority list due to the hearing problem. But a Navy Chaplain is going to perform the ceremony. I want to go ans see if he orders them to stay together.


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Some early vehicles must be seen to believe:

Above is the Ricottis Torpedo, Below is the 1920 Rumpler….56565657 1920 Rumpler w 6


Glenda said...

Awe, love this story, bet you look great in that suit! Hope it all goes great!!!

shirl72 said...

Transferring Mother like that was
much more fun that calling EMS.
When they would transfer her they
would say "Grace where are you going today". That was a hoot. This was more fun than calling them. You and Mother had a good time. Anyway we saved money,

Glad the wedding was good. I know
it was a beautiful place. It was down the road from my home in
Charlotte. I know Dinner and Dancing was good. I was battling
crowds and traffic at Airport.
WOW where is everyone going?


Love the innovative way you transported your mom.

Chatty Crone said...

Was that you sitting in the back of the truck with your mother - you say?

And good you got the mold off and fit in the suit.

I wish the kids the best of luck and congrats to them.


betty said...

What a sweet picture with you and your mother, Jack, as you were transporting her. Best wishes to Josh and his bride as they begin their lives together. So glad the suit, tight as it might have been.


Jackie said...

Many blessings to Josh and his bride to be. May the love they have for each other grow and strengthen.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Best wishes to the new bride and groom. Hope they do have a long and happy life together. Yes communication does make a difference. Love the way you let your mom know how much she mattered to you.

Lucy said...

Jack, you and Shirl and her comments cracked me up about your mom. Glad the suit fit and I bet it was a lovely wedding. I wrote a blog just for you since I will never ever be able to rely on my e-mail. I opened a free account on AOL but don't know how successful it will be.