Friday, April 19, 2024

Looking back with a smile…..

 Pic from back then:

My girl's graduation picture.  Yeah, she did take a chance and married a drop out.

For today:

I am sure y’all cannot tell that I have been down for a long time. BUT LAST NIGHT!!!!

There she was, just got into bed, not saying what, dressed or not dressed, Just beautiful. I held her tight and said:

Good night Sweetheart…..

Then she did something that took me back to dating 1955-56. She began to sing:

Goodnight, sweetheart
Well, it's time to go

(and I joined in)

Goodnight, sweetheart
Well, it's time to go
I hate to leave you, but I really must say
Goodnight, sweetheart, goodnight

Before I got a car, we would be on her front porch at 129 Hawthorne street, and we would sing that together. After one last kiss I would float home on cloud nine, past two cotton mills, two churches and some houses to 315 Church street.  It was only close to a mile home, but my feet hardly touched the ground.

Anyway my spirits are lifted it pays to think how blessed you are, my blessings are much worse than the problems.  I just forget in selfpity sometimes.

Today, enjoying the spring weather, we talked about that as we were swinging in the picnic area as we enjoyed an unneeded fire, just talking.  I am the luckiest guy in the world, hey at 86 years of age she is still the most beautiful and sweetest girl in the world.

 (I was a sailor here, we had been married a few years and her legs were the best!!

And yes, she still has those beautiful legs and.. …   ..

Nite Shipslog


Thank you all for being here… and being YOU.  



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

Good memory for sure! You are so blessed to have the love you life on the journey.! I think you two were meant to be ! Glad you are feeling up again. Down is a hard place to be. Here's hoping you have more and more of those uplifting days!

Chatty Crone said...

Jack you are blessed to have so many wonderful years together - a lot of people don't. I think I kind of feel like you - don't know what I will do without Rick. We will be married 50 years next month and I don't remember a life without him.
I hope you can stay up. :)

Mevely317 said...

Love is the BEST medicine ever! I'm so glad y'all found each other. Keep singing!

happyone said...

What a lovely memory. Nothing like counting your blessings to put you in a better mood. :)

Susie said...

Jack, I always love to see the pictures. You and Sherry are blessed to have each other. I like the idea of you singing together. Hold each other tight. May God bless you both. xoxo, Susie