Monday, December 19, 2022

Silly old men! Thankful & glad to be one!

 Today’s one of a kind:

 I give up, I know it is a 3 wheel vehicle, but WHY?   LOL

Some thoughts for today:

  I am fortunate, like MOST humans, my old body just keeps fixing itself. My cuts have always healed fast. I sometimes cut or bite my finger nails too close, it hurts or bothers me for a time, but quickly the nail grows back.  If I get a small sore, most times it heals without any ointment, but most times I do apply some.

After one incision to remove a (skin?) cancer the doctor said, “Just apply Vaseline, it will heal without much of a scar.” Did he think he was talking to a girl?  We boys are proud of scars. Shucks we started bragging about them as early as 5 or 6 years old!  LOL

Most boys (from my era) cut some girls initials into his arm or leg calf.  Not deep enough to hurt, just enough to leave a scar we hoped.  Mine have all faded away.  Of course since we all had pocket knives we carved those initials into trees also. LOL

                (Old men will brag!)

I still have two small scars on my hand from a snake bite when I was 13 or 14. I bragged about that for weeks. (I DID NOT REALIZE HOW CLOSE THE BITE WAS TO BEING SERIOUS) BUT last year learned something, when I was bit by a snake that got the venom into my blood stream I realized how bad a snake bite was. Let me tell you I hurt much more from a small Copperhead bite than of the bull dog bites and tears I received later.

I was disappointed, I have only one scar to show for that attack and it is hid by my beard. The nurse that sewed up the wrist said this will save a big scar, she used 3 stitches and some glue (or something) The gash was 3” long and I don’t even have a scar to show for it. Shucks NO PROOF SCAR to brag about.  ;-)

Old men are no different than when they were 14 yrs old. We like to brag about the terrible things we have survived. I was telling Bill Muse once about my major operation (Vasectomy) and dog attack, he came back with: ”Shoot Jack, I have had 2 heart attacks, 4 heart operations a stroke and a broken leg.”  .....I shut up.

Some Old men are smart alecks!

Nite Shipslog



Victor S E Moubarak said...

The deepest scars come from a broken heart.

(I can't remember who first said this - probably me).

God bless.

Woody said...

I would wear my Scars like Medals, Now I look at my arms and see lots of white spots from old injuries where the skin lost its pigment. Now I hope there is no more Scars, The worst Scars are the Ones on My Heart from Lost Loves, Friends and Family ! Sending down Love and Prayers from the Crazy Weather Place, Gary and Anna Mae !

Susie said...

Hey you should have had a snake skin wallet to go with the tiny scar. Merry Christmas silly boy and Sherry. xoxo, Susie

Mevely317 said...

Great title, Jack!
But ya, I know someone just like those old men you describe. Intimately, lol.
Scars tell stories, like Scouts' merit badges. And some, like Victor said, aren't so visible but are a testament to persistence. That or good luck.

Chatty Crone said...

The wounds heal, but scars never do.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Sorry not to have included the lyrics. I have responded to your comment and put the lyrics there.

God bless.

Lisa said...

I am like you. My wounds heal quickly. I have a few scars and not bothered by them. They all tell a story sort of like a tattoo.

Off to work.

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

I do remember my boys bragging about their scars. Trying to see who had the most. They were proud of them. And I agree the the broken heart has the biggest scars and some never do heal. Lets try not to get any more scars before the new year. Stay safe and healthy there !