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
Sunday, February 17, 2013
For some reason that # has been pooping up in my brain space lately. Seems like everywhere I turn I've been seeing that ole # 55. Popular T V show the 5, speedlimit signs, speedometer hilighted on the 55, even read in the paper the other day about the history of 1855. 1st. bridge was built over the Mississippi. Singer sewing machine motor was patented.
1955 Churchill resigns, Jaun Peron was ousted, who were they you young bucks ask? West Germany became a sovereign state. Rosa Parks refuses to sit in the back of the bus. Cat On A Hot Tin Roof wins the Pulitzer.
My first tractor was a Farmall 400, I recently bought one to restore, you guessed it, It's a 1955. My brothers first car was a 55 Chevy, took my beautiful bride to our first prom in it, have a picture of us in one of my past blogs.
I kept hitting the 5's on the Spark wheel and even hit 500 one day this week, I just think someone was trying to remind me of how important that # is Feb. 16th..
O K, It finally HIT me! My Good Looking Better Half and I have been married 55 years, for that I congratulate her, she's a good one and a "keeper". Marriage is a hard job but so is anything in life, you have to put forth over 100% effort 24/7. Thank you Sweetie for 55 good ones!
Leave you with this sermon for the day.
Happiness Keeps you Sweet!
Trials keep you strong!
Sorrows keep you human!
Failures keep you humble!
Success keep you glowing!
But only God keeps you going!
Have a GREAT day!
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