You may choose not to see something, close your eyes, or turn your head. You may elect not to listen to something you don't want to hear. You can refrain from speaking and let your opinions go unknown. Life is full of choices, but you can't close your heart to the things that you don't want to feel and for that there is a reason.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Being a safety officer for years on the railroad helped to make me a very careful person. But the thing that probably keeps me from doing something stupid and unsafe most of the time is the thought, "Now, how would I explain this to the paramedics?"
Friday, October 21, 2016
Time has passed. All that has been expected has been done. You wake in the morning, take a deep breath, stretch and for a second you smile. Then you remember, you take another breath, almost a sigh, and a new day begins. New memories are born, all the while holding to the old. Still time will pass and our hearts will heal but we will miss you Betty Jones.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
I had this dude for a roommate back in school that everyone thought was a little crazy. Several times a day between classes I would walk into the room and he would have his ear against the wall listening. One day I walked into the room and went to the wall and listened with him. I told him I didn't hear anything. He said, "Yeah, I know, it's been like that for months." I kind of miss old Wayne.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Taken from my book, I've Been Thinkin':
The other day I just listened to Taps and cried. A while back a long time friend told me that his trusty little dog and companion for years, had died and I got a lump in my throat and couldn't talk. When I watch commercials about abused animals I become angry get tears in my eyes. I think a lot about those that are gone and how much I miss and need their company. Emotions.......a long time coming.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
Well, I cooked pork chops and baked tators out on the grill. Look at the two settings and tell me which is my plate and which is Amber's. Those that guess correctly will have an almost all paid for trip to the Beck's on Lake Merritt! Be careful, don't let the obvious confuse you!