Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Remembering Margie on her birthday.

Today, Margie would have been 78 years old. She died in January of 2000 after a courageous battle with colon cancer. I have many many stories to tell about this woman and most of them are good. I loved her very much.

The video that follows, Mother-In-Law by Ernie Doe reminds me of her birthday in 1999. We had just lost her husband in December of 1998. Cliff and Margie were childhood sweethearts and loved each other for all their lives. I know they are together now.

Well, Margie knew that this would be her last birthday. We invited all her friends and had a great time. Many people bought her gag gifts. She wasn't afraid of death at all. I was trying to remember her in some special way. I found my old 45 record of Mother-In-Law.

My sister in law and I lip synced this song for her in front of everybody. We all had a great laugh.

She was a great mother in law. Happy Birthday, Margie.

For Margie on her birthday. Mother-In-Law by Ernie Doe

Never Wanted Nothing More, by Kenny Chesney

Carla Jo

Carla, the love of my life. I knew that I wanted to love that girl forver when I was 10 years old. It just took me awhile to get her to know that. I am reading a book, " The Soul's Code" which helps me understand how a 10 year old can know exactly what he or she wants without understanding why they want it. It's by James Hillman and I would encourage you to read it.

My mom went to high school with Carla's mom and dad. Her mom and dad were high school sweethearts. Carla was one of the most popular girl's in our high school class. I wasn't popular at all. In fact, I hated high school. But I knew even then the type of person that Carla was. She has the most loving soul that I know. She truly loves people and that is why people love her so much. Me, well I took a test on time give by my employer and it came back and said that I had "no empathy" at all. Carla balances me.

I wasn't her first husband, but I will be her last. We have been married for 33 years on April 10. Sometimes you get the fairy tale and get to have that first love for all your life. I am embedding a video by Kenny Chesney, "Never Wanted Nothing More". Watch the video and maybe you can start to understand me. In one place the lyrics say, "I'm what I am and I'm what I'm not and I'm sure happy with what I've got". It don't get any better.

We'll surely talk about Carla more. Have a blessed day.

Monday, March 30, 2009

March 30, 2009

I intend to tell stories and things that I have seen and heard in my life. I hope you enjoy.

Whatever you do, you've got to have an Ace In The Hole.