Sunday, August 03, 2014
Took the GLBH out to lunch at one of the finest Hardees in Dixon Il., might be the only one but who's counting. In case I haven't mentioned it, I'm a really big spender. After GLBH next to last rehab date we went to another neighboring town to do some shopping errands. Been looking for a real small light rotor tiller. As I get older the hoe isn't my friend anymore, eyes sometimes chop out too many good plants, pretty hard to hide my mistakes when the GLBH knows exactly the number of each plant we planted and the hoeing is getting harder on my arms. Went to Menards to see what they might have. Had one with small motor on it, knew the GLBH could never handel that one. LOL. They were sold out of the lighter one with battery operation, the one I decided on. They looked o line and found a neighboring store 50+ miles in the opposite direction has 12, sure to have one if we made the trip. Bought a few groceries and dropped them off at home on the way by and picked up a gift certificate she received for Panaro Bread, not many of them close around here so thought very good time to use it. Picked up my new B and D tiller and as I was checking out this man started talking to me as thou we were old friends. Not a clue who he is. Don't you just hate that! I struggled for several minutes when this old man with white hair and long beard to match was a neighbor boy, 10 years younger than I. He still owned the farm next to ours until a few years ago when after both parents died he and his sister decided to sell it. What a nice family and neighbor they were . Now off to Panaro Bread .Found it in a strip mall, parked, went in and per our rule of over 57 years , GLBH orders first, I mustn't order for her, While she was busy telling the guy what to put on her sandwich, I looked around for that soup in a bun bread that they have been advertising on T V, Couldn't see it anywhere, only soup in a bowl. I happened to look at the guys hat and it said Subway. Whispered to the GLBH, we are in the wrong restaurant. Jokes on us old folks! When we left did find P B right next door about 15 feet way. All in all the meal was good and this gives me another excuse to take the GLBH to the Best Panaro Bread in DeKalb Ill. and see if us old people can find the right door, hope our memories last that long. Old age is a real hoot!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
As my thoughts bring me to this very important time in my life when celebrating 56 years of wedded bliss, am reminded of a local fella who has been married longer than us, just one difference, it's been with 4 different women! Gotta hand it to him, didn't believe just in shacking up, put that ring on her finger and say I do! He was a very talented fella, had bulldozer and truck plus did cement work, worked day and night, well most of the night anyway. He had been in very poor health a few years ago and I thought he had died. My surprise, thank goodness, he came and sat by me at a funeral, I got over the shock after a short while. When asked how we managed to stay married this 56 years, my answer is " We were both born in a time where if it's broken, we fixed IT, Not throw it away". Nothing gives us more pleasure than seeing our siblings exhibit most of these same traits. It's been a wonderful ride with a really great lady, who has put up with my very weird sense of humor for all these years, sure hope she feels the same. She's a real KEEPER! GLBH Good Looking Better Half, Love you! The Skeeter
My words of wisdom for today" Advantage of old age and being lazy, you don't have to put on underarm deodorant"!
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Ever since I came back from that two day tractor ride I have wanted to take the GLBH to the Princeton Ill. area where we left the tractors overnight. So Friday was our day chosen for our date day. We have a gal who started her teaching career in our local town who now is retired and has a antique shop there, that was my stop, GLBH has very little interest in old things except maybe me!
Next stop was the dress shop, Four Seasons. They have a few stores through Ill. and Iowa. She thought she was in heaven, just don't have anything quite like this in Northern Ill. anymore. They did have a few real comfortable chairs to sit in but after an hour would have much preferred a couch. It took me all of two minutes to do duties on my cell phone and from then on all I had was an advertisement for their jewellery. She came by ever few minutes to wake me up an ask for my opinion and then ignore what I said. Oh what us men get put through. Did get several nice outfits for fall-winter otherwise would have to stay home or go nude! Little too cold for that. I guess they were free cause she said I didn't need to even look at the charge ticket.
Then went south of Princeton to Hornbakers flower farm, not near as pretty now as when we were there with the 60 tractors last month but still great. We walked around and she found a Hibiscuses and mum that we could handle in the car. I just love Hibiscuses plants so I was happy. Went back to town and ate at a local owned Chinese restaurant on main street, quite a treat.
I even got to stop by my favorite Case-I-H dealership on the way home to converse some.
Got a great big good night kiss for such a nice date day, never too old for that.
Better close, I'm getting real close to " getting in trouble again".
Have a great weekend my great Spark friends!
The ole Farmer Skeeter
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