Sunday, November 30, 2014

As We GET older….


All of us are getting older, the ones who are not  are on the dirt side of the grass.


Some folk get sweeter as they age, I like that.

We should be more patient as we age, but we are not always patient nor tolerant.

We should enjoy our memories with friends, but  also enjoy their memories, share the stories that bring you joy, even if they are repeated.


I say that and smile about one way conversations. Most every one knows  I am mostly deaf, I hear noises and voices, but do not understand them. So I never talk on the phone anymore. My Sherry does.


I can guess who she is talking to. If she talks and laughs, then listens and laughs, then talks and laughs or gets down the High School year book, I know it is Evelyn.  They share stores or tales.


However there are times I hear, what I think is Yeah (yes) then all is quiet for a few minutes maybe a laugh on this end, and uh huh, quiet on this end with an ‘Oh yeah I remember that.” . I could guess who she is talking to, or Actually Who is talking on the other end. Surprised smile

But she does enjoy all the phone calls and I am glad she can hear and talk. She is a good listener and sometimes that is what someone needs.


We never get too old to care or help. Thanksgiving day we drove  to Palm Bay to take Mark and William (who is down helping him work on the house)  out to lunch. Also Mark had run into a problem, no water.(the house is on a well)  Mark is a good builder and designer but not much on plumbing and electrical.


So during our visit I had a chance to help, it is good to be 75 years old and still be able to pull a well pump apart and repair it.  It wasn’t a technical job, the motor had frozen up, it was just  labor intensive (YOU like that? I learned that lately, ‘Labor Intensive’ that means it was hard work Winking smile).  When we left they had water and again my son took time to thank me, I liked that.


(Some of us remember this pump!)

Now they can flush the toilets without going to Home Depot Smile.

Nite Shipslog





3D truck paintings…


Elizabeth said...

So nice that you and Sherry spent the day with your Son's. I think you are doing great if you can work like that at 75. My Jim is 76 and he could not do anything like that!

shirl72 said...

Glad you could help Mark. The first time I saw a pump like that was in Little Washington. I know Mark appreciated your intensive labor. It sure looked like a mess and not taking care of..

Most of my jobs have been on the
phone with 800 #'s. I don't mind
the phone. The paintings on the
trucks are very clever what a good idea.

Paula said...

So good you are still able to help your sons. I like the 3-D signs.

Chatty Crone said...

It is nice you were nearby to help Mark and his friend.

And I like thinking we should get nicer and more patient as we age.

So how do you talk to Sherry if you can't hear her? Just wondering.

Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving.

Mevely317 said...

Lots of truth here, Jack. 'Jus wish I'd been more tolerant of my mother and her friends when they'd repeat stories over and over (and over).

Say, I'm guessing most of these photos are 'stock' from the web, but that one b/w pix of the animated lady on the phone sure does look lots like your love!

PS - Great news about Mark!

Rose said...

I've said it so many times, You can fix just about everything. Wish you lived next door to me. There are times I could use a helping hand.

You are a very talented man!


betty said...

Glad you were able to help with the plumbing problem :) It is good to hear stories even when they are repeats :)



Bet your son was glad you were able to fix the pump. I love talking on Skype these days more than the phone. But it's always nice to talk to friends or family.

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

Today IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN, YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE, SO ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS. I do love that quote and will add it to my stock of thoughts. Nice you could visit and be of help too. You may be getting older but there is a lot of life in you yet. It is good to feel useful. Our little warm spell of Sunday is over and we're back in the 30's today. It did feel good to be in the 50's even if it was only for a day. I got out and hung up the Christmas decorations on the porch.