Sunday, October 29, 2017

Some of her qualities Plus the Bomb

The Historical picture of the day:
              Hydrogen Bomb Testing

  We are fortunate to have one our own bloggers who was raised in the desert at the TOP SECRET post where the BOMB was born.

I mentioned Sherry’s next birthday too soon. It is still over a week. I sit here and look back at my girl in bed (she is now sleep reading, she will stir and read again for a little while then sleep read again.)  My girl has great,  unique qualities.

1.       Just a bite or taste will do. (ME? Don’t even think about it, a bite will not suffice)
2.       I don’t think she would ever lie, even a little white lie.
3.       She does not go out looking sloppy, even to the mail box.
4.       When she says, “I will do that.” Just like her mama, you can take it to the bank, she will do it.
5.       Her beliefs are unshakeable. Even when I was an atheist. She never ‘preached’ to me. She asked that I continue to go to church with her and I did.
6.       She is firm in the ‘old fashioned’ thoughts that the man is the head of the home. She ain’t much of a women’s ‘libber’.
7.       In reference to #6 in that respect, she has accepted all the crazy ideas I have had.
a.       After leaving the USMC and finding a minimum wage job in Charlotte I had a change of heartv my mind and said, “Honey I am joining the USAF.” 
b.        Her: OK, but do not expect me to starch and ironing uniforms. When do we leave?
In two days.   LOL   OK
c.       I’m gonna be a preacher. OK
(She really didn’t like the ‘preacher’s wife thing’ I am sure, but she never complained.)
d.       I am going to join the Navy.  OK
e.       I am going to buy a roach coach.  OK
f.       At her suggestion, We should build a house. (and get out of debt) I will get my General Contractor’s license..  OK
(Actually WE built that first house while I studied for the General Contractors’ license)
g.        We are going to sell everything we have, buy a sailboat and sail around the world.  NO!
In all our lives that is the first time that sweet lady said, “NO!”  I guess I reached the end of her rope of being in charge.  LOL
That is the time she said, instead of sailing, let’s hike the Appalachian Trail. I said OK and followed her on a dream of her own. That was probably our greatest adventure.
(If I have mentioned some of this stuff before, chalk it up to OLD AGE!)

Nite Shipslog
 PS: I about forgot our health,

A baby's head is one-quarter of its total length, but by the age of  25 will only be one-eighth of its total length. This is because people's heads grow at a much slower rate than the rest of their bodies.

nite again I am beat.

                                1930 Caddy V16


Lisa said...

Yep, I believe she knows where to draw the line. For me? Sailing YES. Around the world NO!
You kids make me smile.


betty said...

Sherry has so many wonderful qualities! I think you would have been bored sailing around the world. I think she might have known that?


Unknown said...

It's a great accolade to say you can take it to the bank when she says she will do something. I treasure the people in my life who are like that. Sherry is a treasure, and it's great that you appreciate her fine qualities.

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

Some things are definitely worth repeating and when it comes to Sherry I've never heard you say anything bad. You found the perfect girl for you and that is a blessing for sure.

Mevely317 said...

I never grow weary of hearing you say sweet things about Sherry!
One-in-a-million chance, perhaps, but I'd be frightened to set sail around the world and encounter Somali pirates.

PS - Thanks for the subtle shout-out! In today's morning line-up we had to tell everyone a little about our home town. When I said, "Birthplace of the Bomb" I was met with a dozen blank expressions. Maybe that's a good thing, I dunno.

Paula said...

Sherry is truly one in a million. I'm sure she thinks you're pretty special too.


you two were made for each other.

Dar said...

Sherry is definitely every bit the wonderful woman you describe and it was such an honor and pleasure spending valuable time with my dear friend, having only personally met her once, but personally feel she's a friend for life. She's just that kind a girl.
I love your dedication to her. Perfect couples such as yourselves are rare but lovely.
love n' hugs from up north where the winds blow, the snow is sticking around and the pumpkins have been sold for another year. WooWhoooo

~mel said...

ok.. 1 question
Is a roach coach where you keep the pet cockroaches?