Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Now, here I sit!
I am sitting here with several thoughts going thru my mind, but nothing grabs me. We haven’t eaten out a lot in the last few weeks. So when son Jack called us up a week ago and asked if we would like to burn some steaks, his treat, we said YES.
I lit the charcoal and it was almost ready when he arrived. He was carrying 4 fillet Mignon and two center cut sirloin steaks. Sherry had corn and green beans ready. I must tell you it was the best steak I have ever eaten. The extra steaks were cooked for him to take home, he is on some kind of diet where he heats these up along with eggs.
Just a day or so ago Sherry asked Jack if he would like some fish. He was okay with that so we took him out to the ‘Captain’s Cap’. Our waitress was Ruby, the wife of one of my painters many years ago. Have you ever felt like it was time to do something ‘nice’ for some one? Well if so, you know how I felt. We tipped our waitress well, she deserved it.
During the meal we were in a booth where I was facing a lady who was in a very friendly conversation with two ladies with their backs to me. This lady was one who exuded happiness in her smile. On impulse as we were leaving I just had to tell the lady how nice it was to see that smile as I enjoyed my meal. As I told her I noticed her check so I gathered all three checks, saying I would get the tip also.
They girls explained they were childhood friends but had been separated now for years, this was their time to get together and share their lives. Ruby was also their waitress, so she got another generous tip. I have felt so good about being fortunate enough to be able to do that.
I am still going thru Shirl’s things. I am mostly looking for an extra set of keys for her car. I did not see any keys, but I ran across a $350 payment to a vet? Shirl did not have a pet. I looked closer and it was for a vet in Nebraska. I have lost contact with the blogger who is older than I, with a beagle named Spunky. They lived in Nebraska with Joe. You might remember her. I don’t think she reads the blog anymore. I saw her last on FB.
I don’t mean this to be a boast, we have been very successful in life. God has been good to us. Financially we have always been conservative. Just like most, we have cut corners in our lives. Once I had to borrow $60 for six months at the bank to get our car repaired. NOW, we are blessed to have and enjoy about what we want. So of course at this time in our lives we have all we need. It is nice to share.
If you were a kid of the 50's you had to loved the old coupes. top is '37 Plymouth. lower is the Packard coupe.