Thursday, December 18, 2008


It has only taken thirty five years, but she forgave me (Until she reads this)!

Have you ever apologized? (If you have been married over 6 months and are still together, you have.)
It is a proven fact, true personal apologies work. Our long marriage is living proof of that.
BUT, What about Collective Apologies? Are they effective? Do they, or Can they help? In other words can one country apologize to another?
We wanted Germany to apologize for the Holocaust!
Japan wanted us to apologize for the Atomic Bomb!
We wanted Japan to apologize for Pearl Harbor.

The Indian or Native American would like an apology, and would like for us to go from whence we came.
Sherry went to Kirk Douglas’s Blog last night. He has a petition asking congress to declare an apology for slavery.

Did Mexico apologize for the Alamo?


I apologized to Sherry! Hey I meant it. It didn’t do a whole lot of good, she was still MAD! (Some folk get mad over the simpliest things!)
Okay here is the truth, as I saw it. As a young married sailor, and adult(?), I was on a bowling league. After bowling (around mid night) the crew decided to get on our pontoon boat and take a mid night cruise. No one had to work the next day it was Thanksgiving. So we took our drinks and headed out to sea. Taking a trip that lasted until about five the next morning.
I would have called home, but none of the other big guys called home. Heck, I am as grown as they, the king of my castle, etc. Everyone understands that (don’t they?) Okay here is the deal, Sherry was still asleep when I come in so I am safe. I smelled something burned, figured what the heck, she forgot the turkey. OH wait, did I tell you I was supposed to take the Turkey out of the oven when I came in from bowling last night? I over looked that small item. Anyway, I had invited a few guys out for Thanksgiving dinner. She is pretty good in the kitchen and salvaged what she could of the Turkey, and stretched the ham. She was as sweet as punch to all the guests; I sorta hated to see them leave (If you know what I mean).
Later I tried to hold her to apologize , nada. I then apologized from a safe distance. Nada. Next day I run down town and buy $25 worth of Chanel #5, which always works, nada.
Two weeks later
she came into the living room and said ‘good morning’ to me on the couch, I finally wore her down! Now if it took that long for a personal apology to work, how long do you think it would take for a national apology to work? Get everyone to agree?
I know this don’t make any sense, and it would not help to keep on, so I quit!
Nite Shipslog

PS: (And some of you thought she was sweet!)

TEACHER: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?

SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.

TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's. Did you copy his?

CLYDE : No, sir. It's the same dog.


Anonymous said...

I personally feel sick for what happened to our native Americans but an apology just wouldn't work. They would have to apologize to themselves too as most are 1/4 or 1/8 "Indian" now. I remember the first time my husband apologized to me. We had been married several years. I remember where I was but don't remember what the apology was for. He got real good at it after that! Lindie

Randy said...

Hello Mr. Jack,

I just say I'm always wrong and that cut's down on the apoligizes. You know your friends will always...always get you in trouble.

God Bless


Woody said...

Sounds like the Cruise was a good one, Did you enjoy the snorkling? I love it!! I think I apoligize about every week to My Honey, that way I am covered for everything!!! lol
Nice Pictures!!

take care


shirl72 said...

Brother is about time you apologize to me.
I know the people that read your blog will agree. I am waiting to accept you apology.

jun said...

Yes apology does work on a personal level. And since we want to continue living with or having that person in our life it is important to apologise as soon as possible.
As for one country to another , even if it doesnt help at least it shows who the better man is .
I hate aplologies that are just lip service and the person knows and you know that they have done it before and they will do it again. man that just ruins the whole concept of an apology!
p.s Sherry is a very pretty lady and boy did you get lucky captain jack!

Paula said...

I still think she is sweet. I would have been angry too, real angry.

Helen said...

Yes, people should aplologize to other people, but it would be hard to get countries to apologize to other contries. I can't see the point in making opologies for our generations back which wasn't of our making or doing. I bet that burned turkey smelled horrible LOL. Helen

Lucy said...

I apologize to Joe all the time. He never has to apologize to me because he is never wrong. Ant one believes thart except him is a dreamer. Lucy

Jean said...

I'm kind of like Lucy's Joe I don't think I am wrong so why apologize. I don't think my hubby would except one from me any way.Lol. Take care and hope you both have a Merry Christmas. Jean

betty said...

loved the turkey story; bet you never forgot to take anything out of the oven again


Terri said...

I am quick to apologize when I feel I am to blame or have done someone wrong...believe me we have both apologized numerous times throughout our 13yrs of marriage...LOL

I still think Sherry is sweet as can be...and I like her would have been but so glad you apologized...

Your a very smart man Jack...cause we do accept gifts like chanel #5 even when