I can remember thinking folks in their 50’s and 60’s were old. Folks in their 70’s and 80’s were ancient. I am sure this is nothing new. Probably every generation says the same things:
Time flies, where did the time go? I turned old too soon.
Really I do not mind being older, I just chide myself for judging the older generation when I was younger.
I had a friend, Mr. McCumbee, I met him when I was building a Spec-house beside his home. He would hand me water and some peanuts over the fence when we talked. I had known Jinks Mc Cumbee a long time (I always smiled about his name) I had never known anyone by that name. Anyway Mr. McCumbee was OLD. He was very hard of hearing and in his 70’s.
One day he climbed up on his house to clean the gutters and his ladder fell, he was stuck on the roof with no way to get down. Finally someone replaced the ladder. When he told me, I thought, ‘you are too old to be on the roof.’
Now I do the same, I wonder do folks think I am missing a few cards from my deck? Most probably.
I ran underground power to my new Lean-to today. I need to do some landscaping, but it is most done. Now to move some stuff around and put up all the tools. I am very happy with it.
Oh, I have been having a talk with some ‘Carpenter Bees’, they love this new lumber. I hate to kill them, they don’t bother me, they come within inches and I talk to them. One day last week, Mark brought Stella down to find out who I was talking to, when I said to the Bees, that was the wrong word, now she is afraid to come into the lean-to.
Maybe when I lock it up the Bees will go else where.
PS: I keep wondering why we have so much STUFF?
Looks like a ‘48 Packard.