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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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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.


Happy Hour / just to let you know
« on: August 11, 2018, 07:14:18 AM »
Last Saturday morning about 3:00 I called 911. Jewel was sick with uncontrollable shaking. We stayed in ER most of Saturday then ICU until late Sunday night. She went to a private room for Monday and was dismissed late Monday afternoon. Her sodium level had dropped dangerously low & it took time to bring this back to normal. Our insurance provides home health care which we'll have. She was in outstanding care from the young first responders, the two young ambulance paramedics , the care in the ER, the young lady who was her hospital doctor, and all the nursing staff. I know we get bogged down as we see & listen to all the crap going on today but there are still lots of outstanding young people out there.------Monroe

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.


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.


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.

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.

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

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.



                                          Plant a row of peanuts


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

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

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.


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


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.


« on: March 17, 2018, 10:41:04 AM »

                                  JEWEL AND MONROE

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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