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Happy Hour / It's that time of year again
« on: July 09, 2018, 03:30:49 PM »
Every year on this date I have a birthday--Jewel & I drove over to Greenville and had a quite lunch. Tonight Jimmy & Teresa are giving me a party with pizza, cake & ice cream. Jewel & I have know each other 69 of my 82 years, our life together has been interesting as we reflect back & can see the whole picture now.

                                         Monroe

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Happy Hour / Here is a memory from our past
« on: July 01, 2018, 05:01:04 PM »
While living at Tucson we visited Tombstone. Back in late 50s there was a TV western called Wyatt Earp starring Hugh O'Brien. Tombstone holds lots of Earp history especially the shootout at the OK corral. We had more pictures but over time some of them got lost. Jimmy was a baby when we were there but loved to hear about it. Back in his HS days he had his Wyatt Earp picture made. I show The Tombstone Epitaph, The Crystal Palace, and Boot Hill.  I know I had pictures of the OK corral, and all the saloons.

                                                      Monroe

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Happy Hour / Old men and their dogs start to look alike
« on: June 24, 2018, 09:24:47 PM »
I read that one time, Jewel took a few pictures of me and Buddy this afternoon.

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Happy Hour / We are still here
« on: June 23, 2018, 12:26:16 PM »
Jewel & I had our yearly portrait made last week---I think we still look pretty good --met at age 13 married at 18 had a baby at 19---still very much in love at the young age of soon to be 82.

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Happy Hour / Good Father's Day
« on: June 17, 2018, 06:26:13 PM »
We had a good day just being together --Jewel had a good day---here are a few pictures showing our day


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Happy Hour / Our Brother-In-Law died last evening
« on: June 02, 2018, 04:59:37 PM »
I have mentioned Bob and Virginia many times in our forum discussions. Bob was 97 years old, suffered no illness he just quietly passed on. This is the only time I've had to say I don't think I can be the main speaker for a funeral service. It was an honor to me that I was asked, it is still an honor that the family wants me to personalize Bob, I have known him for about 68 years. I will do that. Virginia is holding up the best she can, they would soon be married 77 years. Being a month away from 82 years old myself I ask your prayers as I try to fulfill this request for a man who has given so much to others.


                                                                  Monroe   

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                                          Plant a row of peanuts

                         Monroe

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Happy Hour / Flowers, Card and Chinese Buffet----Motherhood
« on: May 14, 2018, 12:56:40 PM »
From there to here with 62 years of great memories

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Happy Hour / He had to leave his farm this morning
« on: May 09, 2018, 07:01:57 PM »
You have heard me talk of Bob and Virginia and what those two have meant in Jewel's and My life. Virginia is Jewel's oldest sister, She and Bob have been like our second parents. This morning Bob at age 97 was taken to a nursing home with Hospice care. They have been on their farm ever since I've know them. This is a strong family of faith and love for each other. Ya'lls support and prayers have always been answered  for Jewel and Me and we need you at this time. God Bless you and thank you for always being there with prayer.------Monroe

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Happy Hour / Two spoons brought us a memory
« on: April 13, 2018, 09:31:54 PM »
After I got my drivers license, and didn't have to stay on the back road to the filling station for a coke, Jewel & I would go into town to the ice cream parlor get a malt and two straws not to be romantic but one was all we could afford to buy.  Braum's have their banana splits on sale so off we went. We looked at those two spoons and started laughing----Here we sit, can afford to buy everybody in Braum's a banana split but we get two spoons because one is all we can eat.

                           Monroe

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Happy Hour / What a good day
« on: April 12, 2018, 06:29:35 PM »
This morning I got the Homelite weed trimmer and cut grass & weeds out from under the fence--then got the pull itself walk behind mower running and mowed the pool yard ---then ate lunch---took a nap---I doubt that any of you younger than me ever wonder what two old married couples do for middle of the afternoon fun so I'm going to tell you anyhow-----we went to the DQ at town and ate a medium dipped ice cream cone----WOW--- if I still smoked I'd light one up


                                                              Monroe

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Happy Hour / This was something different
« on: March 30, 2018, 08:41:30 AM »
Jewel & I visited lots of cemeteries doing genealogy research. We've use chalk and always carried a spray bottle of water. We never did anything that would deface a stone and sometimes just took a picture. Here is one that the age of time darkened to the image of a dog.

                                                Monroe

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Happy Hour / HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY
« on: March 17, 2018, 10:41:04 AM »




                                  JEWEL AND MONROE

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Happy Hour / The beauty of a potential problem
« on: March 13, 2018, 08:57:53 AM »
I fully understand the dislike for the Bradford pear tree but they are pretty in the early morning sun. As I looked at the tree and house my thoughts went back to 50 years ago this month about now. I had Dad's WD Allis Chalmers, had a borrowed pull behind rope tripped roll over dirt scoop and was moving dirt to where the house was to be built. That day back in 1968 was a good day just like the one this morning.-------Monroe

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Happy Hour / A good day filled with love
« on: March 07, 2018, 03:30:52 PM »
Jewel's nephew called & wanted his Mom and Jewel to be together for awhile. We met at a DQ and had lunch . Virginia will be 97 this year, she has always been like a Mom to Jewel.

                                                                  Monroe

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Happy Hour / Tax time is -a-coming
« on: March 06, 2018, 09:09:33 AM »
Mark Twain--"tax is a fine for doing well, a fine is a tax for doing wrong"---yesterday morning we got a call from the CPA informing us that I had left out a vital form which was needed. Being so sure I hadn't I took all of last years records down to their office. The young lady started looking, here it is everything I need. The trip to their office was pleasant we stopped at a very nice place and had a very nice lunch. Jewel & I went to bed last night with joy in our heart about tax time---In all honesty we did have a very good lunch.

                                                             Monroe

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Happy Hour / The meaning of President's Day
« on: February 16, 2018, 04:19:54 PM »
It used to be something folks understood, it was the big day for mattress sales, now there's nothing but confusion, we've seen Washington's and Jefferson's bed and was told they slept on a cotton one so we have that in common so have I. Here's where I get confused I didn't know they drove Ford trucks, I'm told on TV I can buy one cheaper on Presidents Day but I don't need one. We could use a good Washington or Jefferson mattress.


                               Monroe 

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Happy Hour / our busy day ended with sweet notes
« on: February 16, 2018, 07:32:27 AM »
our day started at the Baylor Health Care Clinic for blood work, then the Whataburger for breakfast, then 16 miles to get the car inspected , then a stop at the sub county court house to register the car, back home , had lunch, then to the beauty shop for 1pm perm appointment, then to Braums for ice cream, back home for a brief rest then off to CONCERT NIGHT where we heard some really sweet music by the Quebe Sisters , beautiful to look at and easy on the ears. Their rendition of Wayfaring Stranger was outstanding. Jewel & I got in bed last night about 10:30 feeling good about the day.

                                                         Monroe

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Happy Hour / Do you remember--the group called Up With People
« on: February 13, 2018, 03:51:42 PM »
"I'd like to teach the world a song"---Jewel was in the church choir  & often was called on for the worship solo. We both worked together as Sunday School Teachers in the young married couples class. She is a Deaconess and I am an Elder and in 1977 also the vice chairman of the board. That was the year the churches of Terrell brought a large group of UP WITH PEOPLE in. This happened over Thanksgiving week end. The large overall group was divided up with each church then providing food and shelter for their bunch. Jewel & I took two boys--one from NY & the other Venezuela. Before the board meeting was over Jewel invited not only our church group but wanted the word put out that the invitation was for any of the other kids. That Thanksgiving Day was something else. Our Sunday School class was the first to show up with food and ready to help, everybody with some of the kids brought food , there was more than enough. The next night, Friday, those kids put on a performance from their hearts--I wish whoever is in charge of the stupidity of Super Bowl half time shows would look back at the  time UP WITH PEOPLE had the stage at the Super Bowl.----Monroe

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Happy Hour / our son Jimmy is 62 years old today---memory
« on: February 08, 2018, 10:34:00 AM »
Jewel had to be hospitalized a couple of days before because of complications---the morning of Feb 8 1956 at 5 am the message was, "you need to get to the hospital immediately", the nurse met me in the hall with, "we think your wife will be ok, but we're going to lose the baby'' I followed the nurse in the delivery room and walked straight to Jewel , I was told to leave, I wouldn't go, then I was told to stand over by the wall, in a few minutes I heard our baby cry. The doctor said "a boy" . I was 19 years old but from the time I got the message until I heard that cry I had aged. I show a picture of Jewel June 8, 56 in front of a motel on my first job transfer.  Back at that time we were on the road a lot--Temple Tx.--Marshall--San Angelo--a long hot July and into August down at Laredo, then Tucson. She was by my side often living out of a suit case with a baby.. my message to all the young Moms out there is--You are God's Angels, God Bless You--

                                                   Monroe

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