Wednesday, March 4, 2015


March 4, 2015

Wal-Mart keeps saying how wonderful they are. Right?  Well, last Saturday my granddaughter and I went there around 10:30 p.m. we got what we went there for and as usual walked around browsing.  Some time later we thought we should leave.  We walked to the front of the store and what a surprise, there were three registers open and at least 10-15 people in each line.  Of course we looked for the shortest line and of course they were all long.  I thought it was a policy the if there are several people in one line they opened another.  I guess I was wrong!  Some people in the line we chose had few items but some needed price checks, debit card didn't work or whatever could to wrong did.  Murphy's Law right?  All we needed were four items and it took a little more that 45 minutes, standing in line and getting out the door.

After the Wal-Mart ordeal I thought we would treat ourselves to some ice cream at a place called the Sweet Frog.  The have several flavors of custard, you fill up either small, med or large and add some of the toppings available, put it on a scale to be weighed, that was a real shocker, $18.92 for our choices, I tell you I really enjoyed that ice cream and savored the flavors for over an hour.  By the time we finished it was time for bed. The next morning the first thing out of her mouth was "can we go to Sweet Frog again tonight " and you know what, we did go back that night.  Good stuff.

Sunday, January 4, 2015


2014 is finally over, thank God, and a new year, 2015 has begun.  I hope that your 2014 was much better than mine and that my 2015 will be much better than 2014.

Nothing has changed, still wake up every morning with my head spinning with all of the problems that await this day and every day.  The big  cause, which I am sure is a part of your day, is MONEY. Where is it going to come from.  I have been looking for a job, but who is going to hire a 74 year old man with cancer.  NONE.  Social Security doesn't go very far as some of you might know.  Well I guess all I can do like the rest of you in this situation is hope and pray.  Life must go on.


Thursday, December 25, 2014


December 25, 2014

It is now 5:00 a.m. and a thought comes to my mind.  How many kids are up wak opening gifts that were left by Santa and Christmas wrap scattered about the living room or recreation room.  How many are pestering the elders to help assemble their treasures while mom or dad are sitting cross-eyed with only a few hours of sleep from a Christmas Eve party they had at their home.  Perhaps hung over or better yet still full of what they drank just a few hours ago.  Holding instructions in front of them and trying to focus to make the words clearer. The never ending phrase coming from the child of "hurry I need it put together now!".  Then again how many of Santa's treasures are now broken and set aside for mom or dad to fix it later on. 

For those who's children are still sleeping and will awake in a few more hours, and parents still sleeping because they were good, had little to drink and went to bed early in anticipation of the early rise of the children wanting to see what the bearded, red suited man and his reindeer brought for them on this long awaited day in December.

Lets not forget what this day is really about. It is about a child born in a manger who is now our Lord, Jesus Christ.  It is his birthday and we should never forget that even with all of the tensions in this world and in our own country.


Sunday, November 30, 2014


The day after what?  The day after Thanksgiving that's what.  The day everyone is up bright and early to stand in line for an hour or two waiting for the doors of the all the stores that have the best deals, if you can get to them, of appliances, toys, clothes or whatever else you are looking for to make someone's Christmas extra special.  People must like the pushing and shoving during this time because year after year they show up,  They get the newspapers the day before and plan their moves along with partners of as many as six people who will dash and get items for each other and meet at a designated location within that store just to make sure they  got everything they went for.

Then there is the problem as to how to get it all in the car or van.  Some time two or three vehicles are needed to carry the haul.  Once the cars or vans are loaded the question is, is there enough room for the shoppers.  Room is usually made to accommodate all shoppers in the group.

It is now time for refreshment of either breakfast and coffee or lunch at their favorite bar and grill.  After this it is home to hide their goodies to be wrapped at a later time, and time for the shoppers to sneak off to bed for a well earned nap.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


On the new it was said that the gas prices would be going down for the holiday.  Yes they did come down late last week and over the weekend but wouldn't you know it with the approaching holiday (THANKSGIVING) the gas companies said to themselves "a lot of people will be traveling this Thursday, lets raise the price of gas " and that is just what they did.  I don't know about your area, but in mine the price went up 1cents a gallon.  I hope you all filled up before the price hike.  Maybe this increase will keep some folks from visiting their families and friends or even shopping on  Thanksgiving Day or Black Friday.  If that happens you will surely hear the store owners complain to high Heaven that their projected profits for the Christmas season will be WAY DOWN.  Frankly WHO CARES.  That money they earn certainly will not go into my pocket or yours. 

With that being said, I would like to take this time to wish you all a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!

Friday, November 14, 2014


Being the ripe old age of 74, my doctor has decided that I need a stress test and that is because I have never had one in my life. 

I understood that there are two kinds of stress tests.  One is where you walk, run whatever on a walking - running machine that really works the crap out of you (no thanks), the second being a chemical induced stress on your heart where you are injected with nuclear fluid once, sit in the Dr. waiting room for approx. 45 minutes.  Then they take pictures of your heart which takes 15 minutes and they see if your blood is flowing OK through your veins.  The second part of this test is when they hook you up to a heart monitor and then inject you with more nuclear fluid.  This one opens all your veins  and is like having an EKG  You may get dizzy, warm, stomach may feel full, chest might get tight and so on.  This lasts for about 30 seconds.  When done you are given a cup of coffee to help flush your system.  Go back to the waiting room and sit for another 30 minutes at which point you have more pictures taken to see how the flow of blood is when the veins are open, at that point you are give the OK to leave. 

I tell you that if I had to have another, it would be the chemical stress test.  Not bad at all.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Where have they all gone.   In reference to that I refer to all the beautiful colorful flowers that scent the air throughout the summer days, the leaves of various shapes and colors that supply shade to us on hot days, the many birds with their beautiful colors and songs to serenade us as we take time to sit and listen, the sound of children running and laughing as they play games that I played as a child. 
As summer leaves us so do all these things only to be replaced by early darkness and weather that is far from summer like,  snow that will keep us in doors thinking of spring and summer to once again return.
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