It was under gray overcast skies that we drove to Mitchell this morning to visit my Uncle Harry. He will be turning 95 on Thursday & we wanted to drop in ahead of time to wish him a happy Birthday. In Harry’s own words he said, “it’s the last 95th Birthday I will ever have.” He was in good spirits but I always find it difficult to see elderly folks in the latter stages of their lives. Harry was always an active fellow & it's sad to see him now with his whole world measured by the 4 confining walls of a tiny room. A good friend of Harry’s will be bringing him up to our place a week from today for a Birthday supper.
HARRY HANDLES A LIVE TARANTULA THAT SOME TRAVELING ZOO FOLKS BROUGHT IN ALONG WITH SOME SNAKES & A TORTOISE FOR FOLKS TO SEE. (took the picture off a photograph in Harry's room)
Wished I had something of interest to write about but the days are beginning to mesh together. Our normal vibrant Spring has been a disappointment & the sadness of April is still in the air. I am beginning to feel both the mental & physical challenges of my 66 years as my understanding of the ever changing world around me ebbs & flows. I am beginning to sense a feeling of tiredness.
I am, like others at this stage of their lives, no matter the age, in a period of transition. I have slipped the surly bonds of youth & traveled across a vast plane of life & learning. I feel I now stand facing another plateau, another challenge, another day & maybe, just maybe, another adventure or two. Maybe tomorrow the sun will shine......................
GROANER'S CORNER:(( One lazy Sunday morning the wife and I were quiet and thoughtful, sitting around the breakfast table when I said to her unexpectedly, "When I die, I want you to sell all my stuff, immediately."
"Now why would you want me to do something like that?" she asked.
"I figure a woman as fine as yourself would eventually remarry and I don't want some worthless bum using my stuff."
She looked at me intently and said: "What makes you think I'd marry another worthless bum!!"
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