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Happy Hour / Re: Rockn' All Night---We Belong Together---Peggy Sue
« on: September 21, 2018, 05:24:46 PM »
thank you judy, we both really enjoyed and laughed about some of the memories last night brought back. In January we're having a singer whos sings Patsy Cline's style of music. We have a concert a month but looking forward to January.

Happy Hour / Rockn' All Night---We Belong Together---Peggy Sue
« on: September 21, 2018, 07:34:04 AM »
As soon as Jewel & I felt like we could afford one we went to Sears repo--slightly damaged room and found a $50 TV. Last night was season opening concert night. Some very special memories were brought back. American Bandstand music---The best Rock & Roll ever. Buddy Holly---slow dancing to Donna--Ritchie Valens--and never forget The Big Bopper. What a great night for that youthful feeling once again. I show a picture of Jewel upon arrival and the sheet listing some Great Songs.

Happy Hour / Re: I fully understand evaluation--but---
« on: September 19, 2018, 10:37:59 AM »
Thank you, we do know and can feel the support of prayers. The young in our families today like to hear about our days as two kids. I like to think they can see what a true friend ship is between a boy and girl and then follow us & know what love is about. With the challenge we have today it is still our strong belief that we must continue to set an example, we may never know if someone was helped what I do know is the encouragement left by others who have been down this same path.

Happy Hour / Re: I fully understand evaluation--but---
« on: September 19, 2018, 06:57:48 AM »
Double B what you are saying is most likely why I wasn't impressed with the service. The young ladies who came were very nice and they all had lap tops but not a one knew what the previous one had done. I wanted to know why , it seems one or two were doing contract and didn't use the same computer program. What we could use are exercise methods for memory, I thought that was to be the primary goal.

Happy Hour / Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« on: September 17, 2018, 09:14:54 PM »
Ride A Painted Pony---Let The Spinning Wheel Spin

Happy Hour / Re: Love letters
« on: September 17, 2018, 06:53:09 PM »
Rabbit I'm getting all the letters Jewel wrote home our first years away & putting them in chronological order for Jimmy and Teresa. These letters tell our story from when Jimmy was 6 mo to 3 years old. One time one of Jewel's friends in school got curious enough to ask her why we were always together because I didn't look like I was any fun. She wanted to know what did I do for fun. Jewel said, "he works, that's his fun". Jewel always worried about me hauling hay and when I started working at the seed cleaning barn she nearly crocked , it was better after I started driving a grain truck. Rabbit I probably would never paid .89 for a record but Jewel knew the song You Alone & liked Perry Como, when she heard he had recorded it that's the one she wanted.

Happy Hour / Love letters
« on: September 17, 2018, 04:40:52 PM »
Jewel's Mom never threw anything away like letters. Back in the day Jewel & I saw each other more than often but we still wrote cards & letters. I recently found 18 love letters I wrote to her. Most likely I would see her be fore a letter arrived. Here is a quote from me  "Jewel I got the record you wanted, You Alone, Perry Como they had just arrived and was pretty high .89 but I wanted to get it for you. I don't like Bing Crosby as you know but I bought some of his at three for a dollar. I hauled hay a couple of days and got a job yesterday up at the seed cleaning barn 6 to 6 he pays .50 a hour. I'll see you Sat nite we can just listen to the records or go to the show"------

                      I don't remember but I would bet I took her those records before Sat night.-----I found another letter telling her about getting out of the seed barn and driving the grain truck. These letters were post marked Aug 53

Happy Hour / Re: I fully understand evaluation--but---
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:54:03 PM »
thanks judy, had I fully understood what this was about I would never have accepted it.

Happy Hour / I fully understand evaluation--but---
« on: September 16, 2018, 07:26:54 AM »
I have been on both sides of the evaluation spectrum so I consider myself fully qualified to complain. The day Jewel was dismissed from the hospital last month I was approached with the idea of some home health care. This sounded like something that was a prayer answered. It wasn't, without going into all the details I let it be know loud and clear we didn't need one more person coming out taking blood pressure, watching Jewel get in and out of bed, climb the stairs, checking the shower, wanting to know about house cleaning and food prep. I understood the first evaluation visit but after the third I wanted to know why they weren't on the same page. I told them not to come back. Jewel & I have been taking care of each other over 63 years and I'm pretty sure we know how to continue.


Happy Hour / Re: a memory I ran across
« on: September 13, 2018, 05:29:29 PM »
Rabbit, I've been going through my Mother's albums and finding lots of pictures that I have never seen. Jewel's oldest sister Virginia just turned 97 last Friday, she has pictures way back when Jewel & I were kids. I hope to get a chance to copy those.

Happy Hour / Re: a memory I ran across
« on: September 13, 2018, 02:55:54 PM »
Thank you Ben, would you believe Dad was a Baptist preacher behind the pulpit of a Methodist church. Jewel's Dad was very instrumental in this happening. There wasn't enough membership to support the church but one was needed in the community. The decision  to go nondenominational was made. Dad was approached about being the pastor, this was to be his first church for about seven years.


Happy Hour / a memory I ran across
« on: September 12, 2018, 05:31:14 PM »
My Dad died of cancer Jan. 94. While he was still able to get around a local church put together a tribute to him. Dad was an active minister for 40 years. The early years started in 1949 at a Methodist Church called Bethel. Jewel and I were the narrators for those first years covering from 49 until we married in 55. There is a montage of memories on a screen as Jewel speaks, she concluded with Dad's favorite hymn, Were You There. I talked about how as a 13 year old boy I didn't want to be a preachers boy. Time went on, mine and Jewel's friendship turned to true love and the rest is history. ----I found these pictures made on a special day


Happy Hour / Re: A little of what I've been doing
« on: September 07, 2018, 11:14:00 AM »
I have had concerns expressed by family and friends of my well being. Taking time for myself is often heard but Jewel and I have grown up together and loved each other since kids. What helps me the most is staying busy especially doing things she also enjoys.----- Thank you Donald


Happy Hour / Re: A little of what I've been doing
« on: September 06, 2018, 08:57:07 PM »
we still look at pictures which works the mind of memories. Jewel has been out of the hospital a month now and has had a physical therapist, a nurse and an occupational therapist coming out. I think they've about decided I need their attention more than she does especially when trying to get up off the floor. I built those cabinets out of ash and Jewel stained them, that was a long time ago & they need sanding with a light stain rub now.  Jewel always knew the best thing to do. 

Happy Hour / Re: A little of what I've been doing
« on: September 06, 2018, 10:03:04 AM »
thanks judy, to the left is the back porch door, above those two cabinet doors is the sink with a large window and up to the right is the cook top. Jewel & I went out to HD for the tile, I had a wood parquet in mind making this little area have a separate look. Jewel picked the marble look which does the same thing and I agree it probably looks better than what I had in mind.

Happy Hour / Re: A little of what I've been doing
« on: September 06, 2018, 07:00:47 AM »
thank ya'll, doing little half day jobs like this takes me a week now. Jewel & I used to do so much together to get things done. We have health care workers coming several times a week for different therapies one is memory exercise. I've been keeping up with the forum , here and in the gardening. Ben checks on us , it is always good to talk with him.


Happy Hour / A little of what I've been doing
« on: September 05, 2018, 05:08:40 PM »
Particle board was what was being used 50 years ago over the sub floor and not knowing any thing about it back then Jewel & I put it down. BIG mistake, if the stuff gets wet it turns back to saw dust. We had a dish washer seal leak a few years back & we're just now making floor repairs. I cut out the damage to the sub floor, put down tar paper, screwed down 3/4" ply wood , primed and used peel & stick tile. Just thought I'd let ya'll know we're still here.


General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: August 27, 2018, 10:45:16 AM »
put the tiller on the tractor and exposed grass roots to this Texas sun.------probably will sow turnips here if it rains about the middle of Sept.

General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: August 23, 2018, 09:05:34 AM »
watered two still producing tomato plants--cut okra--pulled up a peanut vine to see what was under it, found lots of peanuts


General Discussion / Re: Texas Super Sweet Vs Candy Onions
« on: August 20, 2018, 09:01:49 PM »
I've  planted and equally enjoyed both. This year we only planted the candy red because that was all available where purchased. We give away more than we consume now and never had any complaints.


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