Sunday, January 17, 2010

Another year!!!!!!

(No pictures today the system won’t stay up long enough)
January 17th, 1939 my mama was glad it was over. I was here. It was announced throughout the known world, of course our world was South Gastonia, NC. I was born at home of course like most smart kids back then. It took nine months but I found a way out of there. I was disappointed later when I found out that everybody figured it out. I don’t remember any shepherds coming. But there was one Wise man in the house. When he heard me crying, he said, “Never again”.

I found the address of the house I where I was born a few years ago. I have never seen the place where I was born. I keep meaning visit the shrine they built there, I am sure at least that was done!

I received a wonderful Birthday card from Shirl. On the front it says, “IT IS A BLESSING TO HAVE A BROTHER LIKE YOU” She had many sweet things on the inside. She even sent her favorite Dennis the Menace cartoon. I am still puzzled. I know our postal service folks are honest, but the money was gone. She would never send me a card without at least $1000 in it. But as she finished the notes on the inside it was all explained, “Sorry brother I had written a $5000 check, but I had sealed this card before I realized I forgot to put it in. I will remember next year, Your loving Sister Shirl.” Man you don’t know how relieved I was. I had to ask forgiveness for accusing the USPS. Explanations from your sister mean a lot. Thanks Sis.
Thanks for the birthday wishes. Rain even sang happy birthday to me on face book. I am on face book mainly to keep in touch with short blurbs and of course to see pictures of the family and friends. Hey the video blew me away! I know nothing about the games or side effects of the place so don’t get mad if I don’t do all them thangs..

I put some pictures on and got a million responses. I was shocked that so many folks looked at the place. Dennis even commented, I remember him in church standing on his mama’s lap, he was a good kid.

Thanks for helping me celebrate this day, I am 71 now. I had no idea I would live this long. Funny thing, it doesn’t seem that long. In the Bible James says (paraphrased) “but what is your life, it is like a vapour, you are here a little while and then it vanishes.” This is one of those things you have to get old, before you realize the full impact of that statement.
Thanks, I ain’t gonna preach, come back soon,
Nite Shipslog
My friend Sonny taught me the Garden Rule:
When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing aweed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of theground easily, it was a valuable plant. (Proven fact!)


Woody said...

Well, A "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" wish to you, and many more to come!!!!
A warm balmy day today up here, 38 degrees, cloudy. Hope you had a great birthday!
You 2 take care! Stay Warm!

jack69 said...

Sherry took me, the preacher and his wife out to the Red Lobster, I love those cheese biscuit. I have had a great and the most 'Happy Birthday Wishes of my life'. Thanks everybody!

Helen said...

Happy Birthday Jack! I am glad that you had a good day. The garden rule is pretty cute and probably true. Helen

Melanie said...


I love the cheddar Bay bisquits too!!


Paula said...

Glad you had a nice birthday and hope you have many more to come.

Bookncoffee said...

Happy Birthday...told you on Facebook too. lol
I am sorry that you are having problems with the internet. But hope you are celebrating big and I bet it is much warmer where you are now. It's 46 here tonight. We are happy to have above freezing temps the past few days.
Take care.

shirl72 said...

Brother you are the greatest. Did Denise not
put the $500.00 in your bank account. I can't trust the mail people. I guess they needed it more that you did. I will speak to Denise tomorrow. Glad you had a good BIRTHDAY We are
getting there brother.

Love your sister Shirl

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Jack.

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday Jack! Wishing you many more years of life celebration! I don't think you'd want me singing to you it might throw you into cardiac arrest after the shock of Shirl not sending you any money.

Love ya'll

betty said...

happy birthday Jack!! hope you have a wonderful year ahead!!!


Sheila Y said...

Happy Birthday Jack, I'm a few minutes late, but I wanted to stop in and wish you a great one. I'm on a deadline to finish this book before Cori gives it away...ha. School's out tomorrow so I have a little more time...Sheila

Fred Alton said...

Wow Jack, can I borry your sister next July when it's my birthday? Oh don't worry - just want her to teach my two sisters what sisters are for! I'll look for you on fb ... and I'm with you ... I never get into those games like "farmtown" and all the other "causes" and things. However I do enjoy fbook when I have time to read up on some of my friends activities there. Our State Office in TN has a spot there and keep us posted of events that way. Glad you had a good birthday! I'm about six months ahead of you. Love y'all.

Lucy said...

Yes Jack, you and Joe keep on tagging along behind me and you will get there. I am not saying where. Never know, I might get off on the wrong track. Glad you had a Happy Birthday.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jack...and Sherry too...they built a public park over the house where I was born...probably has a public restroom or two there also..just my luck....LOLOLOL...I love those cheese biscuits too...and they love me...follow me home ever time right after another....LOL...God Bless...hugs...Ora ... opps...and him

Terri said...

Happy Birthday dear sweet friend, better late than never right? hehe :)

YUM! I love those cheddar bay biscuits too...

Hope you don't mind if Shirl and I went ahead and went shopping with the check she forgot to put in the card before she sealed it...hehehe

Love ya!