Sunday, June 24, 2012

What is it all about?

I had a brother-in-law I dearly loved, and he was a fisherman. Many winters I fished with him 6 hours a day 5 days a week. I never tired of being around him. His wife, my sister Kat, also was great and I never tired of bring around her.

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(Taken at one of our weekly fish fries at Lake Manatee, Dick front (r), Harry back (L).)

After the death of Dick (the BIL), I was talking to Harry, another fisherman buddy. I mentioned, I will sure miss the fishing days with Dick. harry made such an insightful statement, I never forgot it. He said, “Jack, you know, it was never about fishing!”. That statement hit me like a ton of bricks. he was absolutely right, it was Dick. Have you ever had the privilege of knowing someone that when they talked to you, you were the most important person in the world?  That was Dick.

So?  What is it (life) all about? When  you get down to the truth behind that, you have learned a lot.

From Hamlet, Shakespeare writes (conversation between Polonious and his son Laertes, as the later heads for Paris and the WORLD!):

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Farewell, my blessing season this in thee!

Most humbly do I take my leave, my lord.(Son says leave me be dad,  I am gonna find what life is all about!)

Do you remember Dionne Warwick and Alfie?

What's it all about, Alfie?
Is it just for the moment we live?
What's it all about when you sort it out, Alfie?
Are we meant to take more than we give
or are we meant to be kind? 
….. ….. ….. 
what will you lend on an old golden rule?
As sure as I believe there's a heaven above, Alfie,
I know there's something much more,
something even non-believers can believe in.
I believe in love, Alfie.

Without true love we just exist, Alfie.
Until you find the love you've missed you're nothing, Alfie.
When you walk let your heart lead the way
and you'll find love any day, Alfie, Alfie.

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There are some silly things I enjoy thinking, I love to think some writers (both song and novels) are inspired to write some real TRUTHs at times!

I am writing this early Sunday morning, I just tucked my beautiful girl in bed. This is a time in our lives, when we can lean on each other. She is my rock and I hope, I am hers.I am the luckiest guy in the world. I am in love with my best friend and have been for over 56 years.  We tell each other, ‘it is you and me babe’, everyone else is gonna have to walk on their own hind legs.

Thanks for coming this way, one day I will learn to shorten these entries.

Nite Shipslog


(A shameful truth in Politics)
I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.



1953 Muntz jet, What the heck have I found?

I read it was built by a crazy man, (Mad man)Earl Muntz? Shucks it looks good, but in the 50’s 5k was a hi dollar car! I think the Caddy was 3K


Chatty Crone said...

Jack it isn't about the marriage - it is about you and Sherry. God has given you a miracle and you are taking good care of it. sandie

Dar said...

It is a TRUE miracle which God has created...LOVE., and we have been fortunate to find true love in our lives as you have.

Anonymous said...

when I talked and laughed with Don I was THE most important person in the world...that's why I miss him like crazy! I will never ever stop missing him and loving him!

pouring down rain here...from the storm in the gulf! saving my poor patio plants! of course now they'll probably drown!!! ;)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

It's truly a Blessing to have spent 56 years with your best friend.
In all honesty that's truly all I wanted all my life was to share a life with my best friend but it was not meant to be but it's nice to know others have found such happiness.
Always enjoy my visits here

Ken Riches said...

A good friend is priceless.

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

You are both richly blessed and to realize it while you are still together is better than waiting till you are alone. There is so much more to life than most people realize. You have each other and some wonderful friends and relatives. Life is good! It's a beautiful day here in Ohio today. I'm at the camper along with my daughter her hubby and the new babe! I get to babysit while they go fishing this afternoon. I don't mind that one at all! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Paula said...

So well said and you never have to think you need to make your entries shorter. We all keep coming back, don't we?

betty said...

Some people never get the meaning of life; I think you and Sherry have been blessed to get it an to appreciate it in the love you have for each other and the friends and family you have been blessed with to do life with! It is all about loving God and one another; some people though are slow learners and think it is all about them. Great entry, Jack; lengths of them never bother me, LOL; I've been known to write a long entry now and then....


shirl72 said...

Remember the song well. Whats it
all about Alfie. Wish we had
more songs with beautiful lyrics.

I love the song "Wind Beneath My
Wings. It has beautiful words.
Several singers made this one
popular. Just keep singing.

You are right about our Brother-in-Law he was the best...I miss him.

Anonymous said...

wow !

Bookncoffee said...

Great entry! Hope you guys are doing well! Home and enjoying being with the family!

Lucy said...

You said it all Jack. Your best yet, (how many times have I said that)??? Great entry. You and Sherry are truly blessed to have each other.


I think you know what it's all about, don't you Jack. But keep that song in your heart. Having your best friend for all these years by your side is a blessing indeed. TAKE CARE.

Louis la Vache said...

You really come up with some fascinating cars, Jack.
«Louis» very much enjoys checking in to see what cars you've posted!