Monday, October 30, 2017

Sherry is the Best, BUT there is a down side!

Historical photo:

1962, Hawk Missiles on the Beach at Key West. Remember the Cuban Missile Crisis?

Some of us men have our own Missile crisis!

I have spent a few nights in the dog house.  And MAYBE she had a right, just maybe.

My girl can tell you every birthday, of the kids, brothers and sisters, grands, great grands, in-laws and most out-laws. I, on the other hand, have trouble remembering what day it is or my birthday.

Years ago, when I thought I was a preacher, I was working on an old house that would be the parsonage for our NEW church. I was burning the early and late oil. Problem was one of those evenings was OUR Wedding Anniversary.

Another time when we were doing a lot of kids entertaining gigs. I had a call from a Boy Scout leader and agreed to do a joint meeting (or whatever they call it) but I failed to get the address. The last time we had done this, it was about 15 miles from our home. This one bit me, it was over 60 miles and I found out the day before. At the time I was building houses AND VERY BUSY!!! (REMEMBER THAT).  BUT. but It just happened to be my lover’s Birthday. OUCH!  Yep, I FORGOT.

One day, many years later we heard a preacher say, “Gentlemen, your wife’s birthday and your anniversary are important to that one you love. Now, pay attention, there will definitely be a test later. I can tell you exactly how to remember your wife’s birthday and your anniversary.” After a long pause, he continued sheepishly, “Forget them once!”

Sherry heard that too, since it had been a few years, we both got a laugh out of it.  To my sweetheart’s credit, she did say she overreacted.  BUT I KNOW SHE DID NOT, I know I was very insensitive and even at the time hated it with all my heart, BUT at that time it was too late. No time to get a card, flowers and an apology at that time wasn’t quite enough.

There are times the dog house is well deserved!
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Info on this wonderfully created body of ours:
. Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood the number is reduced to 206. Some of the bones, like skull bones, get fused into each other, bringing down the total number.

Nite Shipslog
           Customized 1954 Chevy


Mevely317 said...

LOL. I'm afraid you're in good company, Jack. :)
Pretty sure it didn't lessen the hurt at the time ... but your LOVE is above all that. So good to laugh together over past hits n' misses.

This reminds me when I went before the Social Security office to sign up for benefits: Tom came along, and was party to the BLANK expression on my face when the interviewer asked for our wedding date!

Paula said...

What about men who give chocolate candy (the good kind) before marriage and then forget holidays afterwards? lol


shame on you for forgetting. but i'm sure you made it up to her in record time.

betty said...

Hubby gets the days right for the kids' birthdays but sometimes has trouble with the years. He's yet to forget a birthday or anniversary. He was out of town for one of our anniversaries, arranged for flowers to be delivered that came a day later (florist's fault). It helped we got married on his parents' anniversary; easier to remember 2 anniversaries on one day. I'm glad grandson's birthday is the day after Valentine's Day; easy to remember!


Dar said...

We are all human afterall, and you aren't the only one to forget an important day. Bless you for your honesty and Sherry for her forgiving heart. lol
Love the ' body ' info you've been supplying. I'm never to old to learn something 'news to me.'
love n' hugs from up north where it's still stinkin' cold...23 degrees at the moment and our high today is supposed to be 29.....brrr. Yes, there is still snow everywhere!

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

It's a good thing I keep a calendar handy posted with all the special dates and birthdays or I would probably be like you and forget. This year though you got it right and even early. There is nothing like celebrating for a week though so Happy Birthday Sherry, just in case I forget!

Chatty Crone said...

Haha - my son has forgotten his dads birthday and I just reminded him of it so he won't miss this year!

Lisa said...

Women are only more organized. It's not that our memory is any better, we just know to keep everything on a calendar. I'm like you, I can forget what day my own birthday is on sometimes but I have it on my calendar. ha!

Be good!

Rick Watson said...

I've been in the doghouse so often, I've grown fond of KIbbles and Bits.