Monday, September 24, 2012

Too much of a good thing

We are getting too old for all this excitement. A reunion, family get together, and an anniversary. Usually our anniversary is a quiet affair. We love to look back over our lives and reminisce of times past.  We dwell on our youth a lot and how young we were to get married.  Marriage at 17 & 18 wasn’t unusual in the 1950’s but it wasn’t common place.


(Sherry and I with Mary Ann’s daughter Debbie.

below the same couple today, minus Deb.)

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College was normally thought if one was, wealthy so I never considered it. Sherry actually did, she wanted to become a nurse.  She would have made a good one, but I side tracked her goal.

In her later years she did get to practice nursing care. She gave of herself, she quit a good job to stay home and be a nurse to my mother. Later She was working, but worked in time to aid in caring for her dad in his last days. Yes, she would have been great serving the needs of the sick. She shared her love to help with several who needed her in their last days.

There has been too much of that in our lives in the last few years, but we know it is normal at this age in life. One day it will be us. But until then, we want to live, love, laugh and be happy.

We do not dwell on the morbid side but we know, unless there is a freak accident and takes us both at one time, one of us will be left.  We are smart enough to talk about the financial end of that and have made preparations, but neither of us wants to be the one left.

We learn the a basics from family, friends and many of the bloggers here on the net who have lost a loved one. But we know enough that hearing is not the same as experience. That one, they say, is not learned until it  happens to you.

BUT seniors deserve happiness.  Our friend Mary Ann is getting married Nov. 11th. She asked if I still performed weddings.  I had to tell her  I resigned my license to perform weddings many years ago.

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(Buck & Mary Ann, at the reunion)

Ahhh, she is in love. We met her ‘Sweetie’ at the reunion, he too is in love. They are in their 70’s. He is a nice guy and they have known each other a long time. I am very happy for them. We will stay here until the wedding and head south soon afterwards.

SENIORS deserve to be happy, and enjoy the fall and winter of their lives.

Nite Shipslog


Frustration is trying to find your glasses without your glasses.


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From the Cole Museum, Bangor, Maine.

Above is the older beetle bug, next to it is the kit car, a replica of the MG set on the VW frame. These were popular at one time.


Glenda said...

Love those photos of earlier days in your life and the current pics, the boys are so special, your adventure is beautifully captured what incredible scenery! Sherry is as adorable as always, especially enjoy the ones from days gone by, hugs!

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

It's always a good thing to enjoy what you have while you've got it and I think the two of you do just that. Congrats too to your friends there that are getting married. We have a bright sunny day here but most of my day is being spent inside trying to get some laundry and house work done today as tomorrow I have 2 of my little grands to care for. Little else will get done then. Hope your Monday is a great one!

Paula said...

Nice looking couples-- you and Sherry and your friends.

betty said...

How sweet with your friend and her fiance and their upcoming wedding! Good reason to stick around for a bit before heading south!

I think you summed up your and Sherry's life well, Jack, and also how you are prepared for that day (as best as one can be prepared until it happens to them) when the inevitable happens. I don't think anyone is ever prepared no matter how well we think we are for any type of loss of significant family members, parents, spouses, etc., but we all muddled through the best we can with the help of others around us, I guess.

hope you are enjoying the fall afternoon!


Chatty Crone said...

Happy anniversary - you two sure knew it was a lasting long time love there. Congrats. And that is right - even seniors deserve to be happy - for as long as time allows. Live today - love today. sandie

shirl72 said...

We have come a long Baby.

Glad to see Mary Ann and her sweetie and some people at 56 HS Reunion.

We need to Live Life to its fullest while we can.


Y said...

I think that we're all sixteen years old as long as we're in love.

For finding your glasses without your glasses, that's why God made spouses.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» thinks your definition of FRUSTRATION is spot-on! (...he writes as he fumbles for his glasses...)