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.
(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?
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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.
(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