Sunday, August 20, 2017

The One that Didn't Get Away

Standing at the "screened in" back porch this morning, looking out at our newly manicured backyard, (thanks Texan family!) I saw a large, grey bird swoop down and take off upward with a thin snake in his beak.

I hope it wasn't Jake, the snake. He's been around for several years, visiting our yard and the two neighbors' to the south.

I wish the bird could have scooped up the mole that is residing on the property. I'm afraid we'll have to hire a human to do that job.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Here's the Double Exposure - Remember Those?

I should have included in the blog on Tuesday but here it is - our wedding album.  Three friends were there and took two (2) photos. Forgetting to wind the film saves on the space it takes to store the album.  Glad we got at least one!!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

65th Anniversary

We didn't do anything special. I did cook a nice supper (we still call it that at our house.) We had a roast with all the carrots, potatoes and onions plus creamed peas.

That was nicer that trying to go out and eat. It's been sixty-five years since we got married. We had known each other three and a half months after a blind date was set up by a friend.

His folks thought we were nuts. Mine weren't thrilled. My mom wanted a church wedding. We went to the minister's home and no honeymoon. Back to work and school the next day.

We did have a wonderful celebration for our fiftieth which Elke, our daughter-in-law, arranged. Friends from quilt guild, the tower (FAA) and neighbors were there at the Lone Star Steak House.

I didn't put a photo or announcement in the paper. They actually charge for that service!

Wonder if they charge for obituaries.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Scared Straight

The clinic where our doctor resides has an online site. Through the "portal" a patient can check his appointments, current prescriptions and many other things. I accidentally clicked on something and up came all the conditions that I am listed as having.

Amazed that I am still alive, I am now concentrating on changing my habits of eating, exercising and general pattern of living.

Scared me!