Growing up I never really thought much past, NOW. (I think that is normal.) After I grew up ‘some’, and learned to appreciate things in life, I appreciated the fact that some people seemed to know what they wanted from the Git-go. Example, a person who knew they wanted to be a dentist at 14 yrs old and worked toward that goal. The same with a nurse or doctor. Some positions and jobs in life REQUIRE planning and preparations.
I guess I had one goal, that was to be a Marine. I have no idea why I picked that, but in my mind, that was it.
As I grew older I started hearing ‘OLD FOLK’, some as old as their 40’s(hehe), saying things like, “Man, I wish I had bought that property down on the river! it is worth a mint now.”
“I wish I had saved a little more, I would be out of debt now.”
“I wish I had taken care of myself, I wouldn’t be in this shape.”
(We knew a man with diabetes, who said, “I don’t care if my life is shortened by ten years, I am gonna eat what I want.” He did, before he died he lost both feet, then both legs, lost his mind and was a terrible burden to his family. Before he lost his mind, he expressed to my Brother in law, “Why did God allow this to happen to me?” Stupidity is why, but Dick
held his peace.)
Fortunately I made some good choices, (maybe they were luck). Who knows? BUT I remember distinctly LEARNING I don’t want to get old and my life be filled with regrets.
Recently, we sat on the couch, Sherry and I, I told her, ‘If I go tomorrow, honey, I have no regrets. You have made my life wonderful’ (and she has).
We know, unless by a stroke of fate, we both are taken from this life together, ONE of is will be left. We don’t dwell on it, but we have made some arrangements.
Some of our friends (locally) and on the net, have lost a dearly loved mate. I have no way to understand what you feel, but I do know this, memories do not take the place of ones gone, but they sure as heck make you feel good when the good memories come around. We haven’t lost a mate, but we both have lost parents and brothers and sisters. AND WE MISS THEM.
Sorry, not sure where this all came from, but thanks for coming this way!!!
PS: Unforgettable signs:
On a Plumber's truck:
"We repair what your husband fixed."
One Woman asked, “Why do men die first?”
One answer! (Nah it won’t fall!)
2 answers (Well it wouldn’t go in the door!)
3 answers(You have to reach it someway!)
4 answers (these men trust hydraulics!)