I started this blog with the idea of putting my thoughts
into writing – trying to keep it simple
and good humored –
about family – friends and my life
There is so much negative – so many postings that hurt.
So – here I am – bearing my soul!
For to be able to post everyday
and to scroll past the negative
I welcome being the quote above!
And I am fortunate to have found her
When we made our vows all those years ago
The sermon was based on
The Church on a rock
as in foundation
That remains true 38 years later!
Not a day goes by –
“Have you seen my phone”?
She is the driver on health
walking – ( I DO NOT RUN) !
Been there – done that –
and I always end up hurting myself!
But she is a runner
she likes it
and has always placed high in her age group!
I – for some reason – do not like wine!
Nor do I do SHOTS!
Not into Whiskey etc.
I will drink beer –
but it has to be light!
Generally – I am not a drinker –
but with our friends
I can hold my own!
And that is rare when it happens!
A few years before we moved South
we had to put her down
she had been with us for almost 14 years!
I held her on the way to the vet.
She would lose the ability to walk
Her hind legs just would not work!
She licked my face –
Sherry drove – I cried!
And that day in my mind I made a pact with her-
She would be the last – but never forgotten
R.I.P. Samantha – Sam for short.
My first Super bowl watching
on a color TV!
It was in the I think mid 60’s.
My father was part owner
of the Western Auto in the small town
I grew up in.
On the floor was the first color TV in that store.
We gathered there and watched the game!
The next week – it was in our living room!
Prior to that –
He came home and announced
WE WERE GOING TO HAVE COLOR
on our TV!
He then put this plastic colored film
over the black and white TV!
IT WAS GREEN ON THE BOTTOM!
BLUE ON THE TOP!
AND ORANGE – YELLOW – RED IN THE MIDDLE!
That was the rage back then –
We all ate at the table –
my younger brother
My older brother and sister – 10 & 15 years older
were gone – college and married
Friday’s were no meat –
Salmon patties – and my dads favorite
I do not know how he ate that!
But he sat at the head of the table
with a hot electric griddle
And flipped pancakes
while my mom stood by the stove
Frying the salmon patties!
I still can see and smell it today
The best of home cooking
and my mom baked cookies- rolls and bread every day!
And home made pies and cake!
She was known all over town for her baking!
I think I got that from my mother –
And I really do not need instructions
I just sort of remember and just wing it!
Sherry -not that way –
and she is a excellent cook
love her homemade soups!
I am neither half full
or half empty
I love solving problems and organizing
and I pay attention to details
I am a bull dog when it comes to doing something
once I start
( that sometimes is not starting)
I carry on to the end!
Ask me to arrange a outing –
and I am on it!
Just something I am good at!
However – working on a car – repairing something-
well – I have no patience –
and if something breaks or goes wrong
I am done – and that is what I am bad at!
My blog – livinglifedoingitmyway.blog
That is exactly me and why I titled it that way!
It works for me
But I have a partner who watches over me
who takes care of me
who is my one and only soul mate
That allows me to be me!
Who is my caution
Who is my sounding board
Who is my opposite
and that is why it works so well!
Thank you for reading –
This is a glimpse into Papa’s World
Today I showed you my soul
my inner thoughts
Today – this is why I write.
Welcome to Papa’s World
WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY!