DESPITE FAILING HEALTH, MY UNCLE HARRY HAS NOT LOST HIS TOUCH ON THE POOL TABLE
I had put all the bird feeders out a couple days ago & it has been nice to see & hear some early spring visitors. This morning we had Blue Jays, Cardinals, Junco's, House Finches, Nuthatches, Morning Doves, Red Wing Blackbirds, Chipmunks, Squirrels, & Grackles. No bird photos yet, but soon:))
UNCLE HARRY RACKS THEM UP FOR OUR FIRST OF 5 GAMES
It's a cool, gray, & very rainy day here in southwestern Ontario but that's OK because it will bring the colorful spring flowers out sooner.
HARRY HAS HIS OWN CHEERING SECTION:))
Earlier in the month I had blogged about Kelly's Dad & my Uncle both being taken to hospital by ambulance around the same time. Kelly's Dad did a stint at re-hab after that & is back home.....but struggling. My Uncle Harry is back at his assisted living facility in Woodstock Ontario & is also struggling. Today we went to visit my soon to be 94 year old Uncle. His health has deteriorated considerably since we saw him last October & he can't go far without his walker now. But, today he pulled enough strength together & insisted we fire up the pool cues for a few games on the big quality pool table down the hall from his room. It was a struggle for him but we played 5 games of pool & just about every game came down to the black ball so he hasn't lost his pool shark touch. We played for about an hour with Harry resting on his walker every once & awhile between shots. He did really well & I couldn't help but think later as I was putting the balls & cues away today that we just may have played our last games of pool. Those 5 games left Harry very drained. Kelly & I will be heading over again in about a week & half so we'll see how he is feeling at that time & hopefully.........we'll be racking em up again:))
Woodstock is an hour & twenty minutes from Bayfield & it rained all the way back adding to the sadness of the day, but I think we are in for some milder temps & some sunshine tomorrow.
HARRY & HIS GOOD FRIEND, & OURS, HELEN
HARRY'S HEADING BACK TO HIS ROOM FOR A WELL DESERVED REST
GROANER'S CORNER:(( My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned...couldn't concentrate.
After that I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn't suited for it...mainly because it was a so-so job.
Then I tried to be a chef -- figured it would add a little spice to my life, but I just didn't have the thyme.
I managed to get a good job working for a pool maintenance company, but the work was just too draining.
Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the ax.
After that I worked in a blanket factory, but it folded.
Next was a job in a shoe factory; I tried but I just didn't fit in.
After many years of trying to find steady work I finally got a job as a historian until I realized there was no future in it.
My best job was being a musician, but eventually I found I wasn't noteworthy.
I became a professional fisherman, but discovered that I couldn't live on my net income.
My last job was working at Starbucks, but I quit because it was always the same old grind.................:))
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