I get accused of being a work-a-holic at times. I guess it is true. But it is always what I like to do or I would not spend so much time at it.
Shirl was commenting that a lot of folk admired the fact I could do so many things. It is a fact that many folk are jacks-of-all-trades. But consider the latter part of that, which is ignored that says: ----- “but master of none.” That is a pretty honest statement.
I was a good trumpet player, but I would not practice enough to be VERY GOOD. I was a fair computer repairman, but I would not study enough to be an EXPERT. Don’t laugh now, I was a pretty good preacher, but not anywhere near exceptional. I was a good teacher but I would not study technique and theory to become exceptional. I was a fair chalk artist and entertainer, but I would not practice enough to be a REAL ARTIST. I was also a ventriloquist, good, but not willing to spend the hours in front of a mirror to ‘perfect sketches’. I loved flying by the seat of my pants. I am a fair electrician, plumber and land scraper. I am a neophyte at body repair and auto mechanics.
I have sewn one dress to prove I could do it. I made kites to prove I could do that. I am a weak painter and a fair appliance repairman. I rode one bucking horse to prove I could do it and at Sherry’s insistence hiked 1850 miles from Georgia to New Hampshire. I have rebuilt two engines to show I had that ability. But none of this was the level of expert.
One day in my 60’s I decided there was one thing I needed to do RIGHT, and that was to be a husband to my wife. I have never put forth the effort to be an expert in any field as I should have. So for the past 12 or so years, I have TRIED to be the best husband I could be. Honest. If you have read my stuff for a while, you will remember while I have been trying, that one night I had an Epiphany. A realization that I would have nothing, or be anything in life without Sherry. That was not junk, or puff, but TRUTH. She has been the perfect wife, a great mother and an understanding lover.
It was time I became VERY GOOD at something, and that was to be the BEST HUSBAND to this lovely lady that I could be. So I am trying, I am making AN EFFORT. She deserves the best, because SHE IS! I love you sweetheart on this our anniversary….
Thanks for coming this way.
(Singing ‘Memories are Made of This’, at our 50th anniversary)
On September 22nd, we will have been married for fifty-seven years, HEY, there was a time I didn’t think I would even live that long.
This Chevy was a Classic. We were married in 1956, not many classics that year, but the ‘57 was just coming out………….
Yep, to many folks, that 57 is THE Classic….