Autos of beauty
For today, I welcome 2021, 2020 is hindsight:
Statements some of you have heard and cringe:
“I envy you, you can eat
anything you want and not gain a pound!”
“You have a great life, never
Right now I am looking
back over our life, and overall it has been great.
Like a lot of families we have had some good and ugly things
happen in our lives. Drugs and alcohol have been the cause of most. I want to say here, if drugs have not
touched your family you are SOOOO blessed. Divorce is another. YES we remember them, some vividly. We remember
praying. Crying privately and together for wayward sons. I remember especially
standing at a sink once, washing dishes, crying and saying, “I can fix just
about anything, but I cannot fix a son.” I also remember Wondering, “How much
of this is my fault? I
still cannot know.”
My dad & mom were
perfect. They never had an education, they wanted to see me graduate High
School. Being real……., they tried but yet they could not prevent their ‘wayward’
son from being a dropout, leaving home and joining the USMC.
Don’t get upset, age is talking here. I know I am old, only a
few years left in life at best. Age doesn’t always bring wisdom. Now being REAL overall, we have had
a great life. OH YES….And Those wayward
sons,? now men!
Jack Jr and his 4 boys the last time we got them together in Utah
The oldest Jack Jr. is
a genius. Probably an IQ higher than mine. He has opened and managed two or
three offices for the courier service he works for. Presently he is 62 years
old and owns two homes. Now he is just happy to drive as a courier and be his
own boss. As a single parent he has raised 4 good, sharp sons and proud of them
That younger, a wild one, became the best employee I ever had.
He became a contractor himself and built bigger and better homes than his dad. He
still owns two homes also. He has three smart, hardworking kids, two sons and a
Both boys have had
bumps in their own lives, but have handled them and overall they too are proud.
Lemme tell you I always had HOPE for a good ending, but there were
times I thought I would be visiting them in prison or burying them early.
Hey, I am coasting toward the finish line proud of my sons and
also our wonderful talented grands and Great grands…..
As the year 2020 ends and I prepare to become 82 years OLD. I
know we prayed necessarily for a lot of years over the boys. We worried too
much. WE even turned to ALANON for a year or so. But as I approach 82 I am
breathing easier, have a wonderful life and looking to make 83. ;-)
Sorry to bore you with history, but the past is past and life is
good. WELCOME 2021!!!!!
PS: I would still prefer the 1939 convertible if I had a choice. ;-)