Thursday, May 24, 2012

Some encouragement


We have been up here in the mountains now a week. Been into town three times. On Tuesday our friends and RV’ing side kicks, Don & Evelyn came up for lunch. We went to Meedo’s, a great Italian place here in Lenoir.

We had noticed the ‘Nails’ are also here, but we haven’t seen them. The ‘Nails’  gave us some advice about a new camping club and we took their advice. It was good for us.  We met them in Florida last winter.  Sherry and Evelyn walked down to their RV while Don and I talked. The girls did not find them home.

We had a great meal, Sherry and I love the ‘Meatless Lasagna’ and the house salad with the Raspberry vinaigrette dressing. We had a great day and a good visit.

We have mostly stayed in, except to walk and empty the trash. A very relaxing time, hoping the bone is healing.  Sherry has some good and bad times, but she is coping. We talk of folk who have made our lives better:


(These are just a few, it is impossible to list everyone. We love the screen savers on our twin computers. On each side of the table, we constantly have our family and friends popping in for a visit.)

We watch the other RV’rs from our window, but are doing very little interacting.


(My girl won’t like this, but his was taken in Mercedes, TX, we had the entire RV park to ourselves)

Life is good, and we are talking a lot. It is good when your wife is your best friend. (Loving and beautiful to boot!) This is one of the worst things that have happened to ‘us’, so we are happy, knowing in the large scheme of things, THIS WILL HEAL!

Thanks for coming this way.

Nite Shipslog


Only in This Silly World
….do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put
Our stuff in the garage.


1956 Marlin

For some reason this AMC  Marlin never stirred my blood, but if they were shooting for different they got it, it was better than the Pacer though!


Louis la Vache said...

The reason the Marlin never stirred your blood is because (other than the Pacer) it was the ugliest thing this side of the Pontiac Aztec!

Stylist Richard Teague (of Packard "cathedral tail light" fame) wanted to put the Marlin on the Rambler American platform, but management dictated that it go on the larger Ambassador platform, resulting in a very ungainly car. It is the opposite of what Studebaker did to Robert Bourke's 1953 design for the Studebaker sedans. Bourke wanted to put the sedans on the 120" wheelbase platform like his beautiful Starliner coupe, but management insisted on putting the sedan on the 113" wheelbase, resulting in a dumpy-looking, foreshortened car. Sometimes management needs to get the hell out of the way of the stylists and let them have their way...The Marlin never sold well because it was so ugly.

Helen said...

Ken and I were bast friends. We get along great.
Glad that Sherry is coping good. Looks like a great weekend is on tap weather wise here and I hope it is where you two are. Going to be in the lower 90's for several days.

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

Good you are getting some quiet time for Sherry to heal there. She needs that. Having the company of some good friends and good food makes it even better! It's getting up to 85 today. I had to turn the a/c on. Daughter has her baby tomorrow so I got my running around done this morning. I plan on being there when he is born. Thankfully they live close to home so traveling for this trip.

shirl72 said...

Glad Evelyn and Don came to see you. You are right Sherry will
heal...I did...and so did Evelyn.

I don't like the style of that
car either my opnion it was ugly.

betty said...

Sounds like a fun visit with your friends, Jack, and the food sounded delicious too!! Fellowship over food; can't get too much more better than that! It is good that you guys are trying to look at the positive of the "mishap" of the broken bone instead of wallow in self pity, etc. You are right, with time, it will heal! Loved all the pictures of the special people in your lives; so many blessings indeed!


Jean said...

Hey, I took a minute out from building to come read some blogs. Lol. I'm glad you and Sherry are having a cool time. It's hot here in Alabama and getting dry.Nice of Don and Evelyn to come by to visit with you guys. Sherry will be good as new before to long. Grover's doctor told him Monday he had healed up good and he could walk on his leg now. ( he's taking it slow). hehe.

Woody said...

It is nice when your wife is your "Best Friend" !

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this good-ness.

Please have you all a wonderful Friday.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this good-ness.

Please have you all a wonderful Friday.

Fred Alton said...

What a great gift God has given you and Sherry! You were meant for each other.

I'm having company at the door. Gotta run.

Chatty Crone said...

How sweet Sherry is your best friend. You are taking good care of her and letting her take it easy.. Sandie

Paula said...

Sherry takes the best pictures. You ain't no slouch either.


Friends for life. What could be better than that??? I am glad that the HEALING process is under way. But it's going to take a while. Broken bones have their own time clock. You all relax. Keep visiting friends and hang in there. take care.