Got Shirl’s answer. Negative, we just ate well, and we did. Mama was the best cook in the world bar none. Could make a meal out of practically nothing, and it would be delicious.
Ever been torn, family wise? I always thought, watching our sons as they grew up, that their lives would be like ours, And like that of our parents. Joined to a spouse forever. As we grow up we are taught by actions or verbally, some things you do and some things you do not do. When you see society changing, your mind does not compute. WE were always taught, you get married and then engage in sex, and then have children. Now I see the world (OUR FAMILY) going against my ‘biblical’ principals I want to cry.
Mostly because of confusion within my own mind. I hate the word divorce. IT has invaded our peaceful lives 4 times. That is still hard for me to understand.
Our very good friend Juanita said something the other evening that has stuck with me. She gave advice to people from her own experience. I love this man, and I will do anything to keep him. What ever it takes.
I realized that is what has made our life together stay together. During a time of crisis, one of us said that exact thing. Not always the same one of us, but one of us kept a straight head.
Now don’t get me wrong, I do not think two people should stay together when one is abusive and will not stop, or when the marriage is just naturally destined for failure. I am talking about when you love each other, but natural mistakes happen, or there is a misunderstanding. Someone has to give to make a marriage work.
Don’t misunderstand, ours has not been a storybook marriage, but it has been danged close. I had hoped the same for the whole family. I have settled in my mind, we all have different mental make-ups. A lot is society, giving the idea, try marriage, if it doesn’t work then back out. That has graduated to the idea of living together to see if you are compatible. There are times when I think I wish Sherry would have been agreeable to that, but then I don’t know. It is all too confusing for an old man.
460 words and I ain’t said what I started out to say.
(Something I wish my grand kids could say)
GRANDPA IS THE SMARTEST MAN ON EARTH! HE TEACHES ME GOOD THINGS BUT I DON'T GET TO SEE HIM ENOUGH TO GET AS SMART AS HIM!
Why some sports figures do not need a job involving their mouth!
Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role model: "I wan' all dem kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I wan' all the kids to copulate me.
And, upon hearing Joe Jacobi of the 'Skins say: "I'd run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl," -- Matt Millen of the Raiders said: "To win, I'd run over Joe's Mom, too."
Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins: "He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings."