Saturday, November 5, 2016

November, what a great month

Thanksgiving is this month.  A time to look back over our lives and be thankful for the good things.  My life has had so many good things in it, I try to be thankful daily.

I have had very good health, at present in my late 70's,  I still have only minor pains at times. I realize at my age it could be very different, I am thankful.

At present in our family, there are no major health issues.  I am very thankful for that.  I was fortunate to be raised by a loving dad and mom. I was blessed with kind and understanding siblings (since I was the baby, I was a pain I am sure) of course I am thankful.  

I was a builder, one of the rules the older contractors tell you is DO NOT WORK FOR FAMILY, you will have trouble. I never followed that rule.  I worked for most of my family. Built the most expensive home I ever built for my brother and did it by the hour. I tore the top off Sister Shirl's house and added a second floor. I also built a home for Sister Kat and we all remained friends, until they all passed except Shirl, and I think she still likes me. LOL I am thankful for that family.

BUT November brought the most wonderful prize into my life. If you know me, or have read my blog you know I have been married to the most wonderful girl in the world for over 60 years. You probably guessed it, She was born in November. 

Remember the song that had the lines, "You must have been a beautiful baby,  Cause baby look at you now!"

She was a beautiful baby and of course she is beautiful now.  I am thankful she has remained with me.  There were times  was an A$$, and she still loved me.

She can be very 'cute' also. I asked her once what was her Birthday, she said, "November 6th."
"But what year?" I asked sweetly.
Just as sweetly she answered, "Every year."

So to my Sweetie: HAPPY BIRTHDAY  with all my love. And for you I AM THANKFUL!

Nite Shipslog

Sherry beside a 1937 Ford convertible  at the Eustis, FL car show. TWo more 1937 beauties


Paula said...

A very happy birthday to Sherry and many many more to come.

betty said...

Happy birthday Sherry! I love her answer to your question "every year." May there be many more wonderful birthdays celebrated together!


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

I'm sending the best of birthday wishes out to Sherry today. Happy Birthday Sherry ! Enjoy your special day. Jack, you really do have a lot to be thankful for and like you I try to be thankful every day.

Lisa said...

Happy birthday Sherry!! I wish you many more years of good health, happiness and patience with Jack! Haha.
I still want to know your "stay young and beautiful" secret,

Eat lots of cake!

Mevely317 said...

What a great month, indeed!
I love Sherry's response .....HAPPY BIRTHDAY, lovely lady!!!

Ya know, I could be in a church pew right now, but I suspect your message today is more relevant than any stinkin' sermon! :)

Glenda said...

Wishing the happiest of Birthdays to Sherry!!! And Congrats to both on your successful dieting! Have to think y'all burnt a few extra calories in the process of getting that new homestead together. It's looking REALLY GOOD.

Dar said...

And Many, Many more Happy Birthdays to you, Sherry. Every Year is the perfect answer to Jack's question. Love you, girl. My sweet daughter also shares a Nov. birthday, but on the 17th.
Jack, as for you, I cannot imagine you Ever being an A$$. You and Sherry are just too sweet.
love from up north. It's another 70 degree day, crazy welcomed Nov. weather.

Rick Watson said...

Happy Birthday, to Sherry. I hope she's having a remarkable day.

Woody said...

Happy Birthday Sherry, November 1 is also my Sweeties Birthday !!!
You are a fortunate man to have such good health !! Take it easy !