Monday, August 01, 2016

IT WAS 23 YEARS AGO TODAY KELLY AND I MET FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

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SPOTTED THIS LITTLE FELLOW UNDER A ROCK OVERHANG IN OUR FRONT YARD POND THIS AFTERNOON

Pheebs stayed home for an hour this morning while Kelly and I slipped on over to the Bayfield Berry Farm a short distance away to meet a couple who just took up RVing about a year ago.  We hadn’t seen our friend Chris for about 10 years and he sent us an email a week ago suggesting he and & his friend Lorraine take us out for breakfast so we all met at the Berry Farm.  By the way if anyone is in our area I would recommend the Berry Farm not just for the food but for the ambience and all the other things it offers especially if your into fresh fruits and berries.  A very airy bright spacious setting.

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TURNED OUT TO BE A BIG ONTARIO SKY DAY

Great breakfast and how nice to touch base with Chris and meet Lorraine.  Retired for about 2 years now hard working Chris is still adjusting to a much slower retired lifestyle.  They bought a 40’ Damon Toy Hauler Motorhome from our good friend Ron at Four Seasons Performance down in Grand Bend about a year ago.  This Fall they plan to head West out to BC then down the Oregon coast to California then across country to Florida’s Daytona Beach for bike week in March.  They carry two motorcycles in their toy hauler.  After breakfast we all slipped back to our place for a tour of our Triple E Commander.  Nice folks these two and we hope to see them again.

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The day turned out to be way too hot and humid for me to be outside so Pheebs, Kelly and I hopped into the Jeep, cracked on the A/C full tilt and headed over to Grayhaven Gardens  just west of Londesborough where Pheebs and I picked up some small cedar trees and flowers a few days ago.  Needing a few more flowering plants for our new front yard flower bed we came home with 1 pot each of Georgia Blue Peduncularis, Helenium Mardi Gras, an Ice Plant, Meadow Sage, a Reblooming Torch Lily and a Moody Blue Veronica plant.  Too hot  this afternoon for planting so will have to wait for either cooler evening or morning air before getting them into the ground.DSC_0001

EVEN THE PHEEBS WAS HELPING PICK OUT SOME FLOWERS

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KELLY’S LOOKING AT THE ‘GEORGIA BLUE’ PLANTS HERE

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‘WHAT’S THE PRICE OF THIS ONE AGAIN’??

It was one year ago today Kelly downloaded Windows 10 to our desk top computer and looking back over the year I would have to say we’re happy with it and so much so that we have it on both our laptops as well.  No big beefs and no big complaints.  Sometimes in this fast paced technical world of ours things do work out despite the best efforts and tendencies of some of we Seniors to botch things up. 

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GARDEN CENTERS ARE ALWAYS SO PRETTY

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HERE’S OUR PLANTS READY TO BE LOADED INTO THE JEEP

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And it was 23 years ago today Kelly and I met for the very first time in a little coffee shop near Doon Ontario south of Kitchener.  I have been carrying a pen and little black note book in my shirt pockets every day for 33 years and in September of 2009 I wrote a post about how that pen and notebook nearly sunk my chances that very first day I met Kelly.  (I carry notebooks to write everything down I need to do each day) Here is an excerpt from that post……..”As helpful as my little black (yes, it's actually black) book has been over the years it did very nearly cost me a second date with a very good looking blonde I had just met in a coffee shop one afternoon in Doon, Ontario. It was my first time meeting Kelly & I had pulled out all the stops. Wore my very best used Thrift Shop shirt and Sally Ann jeans.  Newest pair of old running shoes and I even think I remembered to wash behind my ears that morning.  To put the icing on the cake I even bought her a coffee as I recall. My pen & notebook were securely in my pocket and I never gave them a second thought. Everything went well (I think it was that free coffee I bought her that made the big impression) & we agreed to meet again later in the week for a movie. It wasn't until a few years later that she told me when she came into the coffee shop that day & saw the pen & notebook in my pocket that she had me pegged for a nerdy type guy & she definitely was not looking for a nerdy type guy. (good thing I had taken my glasses off & stuck them in my back pocket) Well, somehow me, my pen, & my notebook all survived the close coffee shop encounter that day & we have all been a part of Kelly's life ever since. Who would have ever thunk it huh. Now, how's that for a happy ending to a story between a man, a woman, a pen, & a notebook................:))

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NOW DO AS YOUR TOLD AND JUST SET THAT PLANT ON THE CART LIKE I TOLD YA’!!!!
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A dentist ran out of anesthetic just before the last extraction for the day was scheduled.  He gave the nurse a very large needle, instructing her to jab it hard into the patient's butt when the signal was given, so it would take his attention away from the tooth extraction.  It all happened in an instant.
The nurse, patient, and pliers were in place. The signal was given, and the nurse bayoneted the patient with the needle just as the dentist yanked the tooth.  Afterwards, the dentist asked, "Hurt much?"  The patient hesitated, "Didn't hardly feel it come out but boy oh boy those roots were really deep!"

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A little boy who wanted $100 very badly prayed and prayed for two weeks, but nothing happened. Then he decided to write a letter to God requesting the $100.   When the postal authorities received the letter to "God, USA," they decided to send it to President Clinton. The president was so impressed, touched, and amused that he instructed his secretary to send the little boy a $5 bill. Mr. Clinton thought this would appear to be a lot of money to a little boy.  The little boy was delighted with the $5, and immediately sat down to write a thank you note to God which read "Dear God, Thank you for sending me the money. However, I noticed that for some reason you had to send it through Washington D.C., and as usual, those doorknobs deducted $95."

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I just had a call from a Charity asking me to donate some of my clothes to the starving people throughout the world.  I told them to buzz off!!!!! Anybody who fits into my clothes isn't starving!!

10 comments:

  1. Nice to meet up with fellow rv'er newbies and love that Berry Farm in Bayfield too.
    Congratulations on meeting the woman of your dreams, you do make a wonderful couple.
    Amazing how things work out.

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  2. You sure won the lotto with Kelly, nice story of your meeting.

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  3. What a great story:) So glad Kelly stuck around for the "nerdy" guy:) Congratulations!

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  4. Congratulations on your dating anniversary. You found the best!!

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  5. Nice going on getting Kelly that coffee. Could have turned out way differently. I should just face it and start writing stuff down. I'm usually lost in a sea of random thoughts.

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  6. Great photos and story. Thanks for the share.
    Cecilia

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  7. YOU are the antithesis of a nerdy guy!! I love that story of pen and notebook....karma..

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  8. Glad to know the nerdy guy got the girl!

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