Monday, March 9, 2009


Yard work in North Carolina.Shirl has started yard work. It is about time for us to hit the road. Yard work scares me.

WE were at the hospital today. When Sonny came back from dialysis he was just not with us. He was not responsive to our voice. The Doctor came in and talked about his heart. It had run away and they had to slow it down. He was talking a lot of ‘Doctoreze’, and I asked him what are you saying? He said, “you can call his daughter and tell her he has taken a turn for the worse, not critical at this time.”

Now when you are family, and you get that message, you leave work and come immediately to find out. Both Sonny’s children were there within forty minutes. His Sister, her daughter and a grand son. There was a crowd for a hospital room, so we took our leave and are now staying by the phone.

Notice on a lighter note ...DO NOT TELL SHIRL….. We are taking her out for her Birthday tomorrow night. I am not sure what her age is. I remember as a kid she was my older sister. Since I am now a little over forty-two, I know she must be older than that. LOL LOL. We are going to the Wood Shed. It is a very good restaurant in the small town of Stanley.

Sherry’s brother and his wife, Vernon & Janet, came down to see Shirl today and came outback and visited. I was telling them about Ora’s journal. And her story, especially the part about her trip with Gary to Okinawa. They got the biggest kick out of Ora handing the baby and a diaper to the unsuspecting Airman, and WALKING OFF, heading to the bathroom, after all the hours of delay and waiting for a flight. Having made the trip on her own with four kids, Janet could relate. I am not concentrating right now. Gonna stop.

Nite Shipslog


The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher..

Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most
often stolen from Public Libraries.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because
passing wind in a space suit damages it. I NEED TO REMEMBER THIS.

'Be who you are and say what you feel....Because those that
matter....don't mind....And those that mind....don't matter


Paula said...

So sorry you found your friend in such bad shape. Wish Shirl a very happy birthday for me. I started yard work today too. I'm even trimming my yucca plants since the man didn't show up who was supposed to do it.

Sheila Y said...

I hope things get better for Sonny. Wish Shirl Happy Birthday for me too. The hospital does tend to wear a body out. Don't forget to take care of yourselves. Sheila

shirl72 said...

Brother you were so nice to put a hold on my age. But is they see Shirl 72 they can just about figure it out.

That was funny about Ora handing her baby with a diaper over to the Airman after her flight has been delayed serveral times said she had to go to the bathroom and would be in there for a while.

betty said...

Happy birthday to Shirl! I hope you guys have a wonderful birthday celebration; I'm sorry about Sonny; I'm glad family is around though to help out in this time


Lucy said...

Happy Birthday Shirl and many more!!!! I am so sorry to hear that things are worse for Sonny. Jack, you help your sister with the yard work!!! Shame on you. Havce a GREAT DAY. Lucy

Debbie said...

I'm so sorry Sonny has taken a turn for the worst. All of you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Happy Birthday Shirl! Since Jack is buying order the biggest most expensive steak you can find on the menu,hahaha. I hope you all have an enjoyable, relaxing evening together.


Terri said...

So sorry to hear Sonny has taken a turn for the worse...keeping him and his family and all of you in my thoughts and prayers...

I hope you all enjoyed dinner for Shirls birthday...wish I could have been there :)