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A day in the life of an old timer!

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!

  
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DOLLIE6 8/19/2014 2:15PM

    What fun. Its nice of you to share.

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IUHRYTR 8/9/2014 8:27AM

    Funny, Lyle. emoticon -- Lou

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GARDENCHRIS 8/4/2014 7:35AM

    emoticon you had a good time and that's what counts!

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SAL1512 8/3/2014 8:57PM

    HaHa! My dear husband and I sure have a lot to look forward too!
Thanks for the warning as I know we are headed for the same adventures that you just described. Who knows what will happen to us when we go outside of our known territory!
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LOFLLAMA 8/3/2014 5:04PM

    I love this story!!! You really are a hoot. Isn't it great to be able to laugh at yourself?

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Just a Marrying Man!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Marrying Man!
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 emoticon

My words of wisdom for today" Advantage of old age and being lazy, you don't have to put on underarm deodorant"!

  
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DOLLIE6 8/19/2014 2:18PM

    We just celebrated our 43, got a lot to look forward to. Thanks for sharing and many more years together.

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MAGNOLIASKY 5/3/2014 6:44PM

    Loved your blog! Happy late Anniversary! Paul and I just celebrated 45 years on April Fool's Day this year. Yep we were brave and chose that day. :-)
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IUHRYTR 4/29/2014 5:33AM

    emoticon on an emoticon life and accomplishment! -- Lou

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IMAVISION 3/30/2014 12:52PM

    I so enjoyed reading your blog!

It is encouraging to this gal, when reading such accounts of marriages that have stood the test of time --- in a most delightful way!

We "Visions" entered our covenant of marriage, with our Creator God as the "Third Party" to the covenant, back in 1968 (while still in college) & have been blessed beyond measure for all these years.

May the good Lord God bless us with many more productive years with our mates!

Ima

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ANNE403 3/2/2014 7:49AM

    Very well written brother and I am very proud of you and my sister-in-law. How i happened to see this today but glad i did.

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GENRE009 2/19/2014 10:23PM

    emoticon emoticon You've come into my site, off & on. I haven't really replied much, cause I had computer problems for at least 1 1/2 months, had to do my computer work at the library. My grand parents were farmers, and I yearn for that life. The simple life. it never matter to me if it hard, cause it seems that's the way life is anywhere. away from the city's craziness. I am glad that you have a good life, happy long marriage, and kids. in the city many people are so unstable. The only thing that makes me feel like I am country girl is when I can, and dehydrate. I like when I go fishing, but my other girl friends don't understand what I see in the comforts of picking berries, or just kicking back, and doing nothing just hanging out gardening. take care. Happy anniversary. eva

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GARDENCHRIS 2/19/2014 9:19AM

    Happy belated emoticon emoticon !!!

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RHOOK20047 2/18/2014 2:05PM

    emoticon Great story to hear these days, where the family unit is breaking down so much. My wife and I have 37 years and I thought that was good! I am hoping to make our 40th so my kids can give us a party to repay the wedding reception we gave them! Ha! Just kidding!

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REJOHNSON3 2/18/2014 5:37AM

    Well spoken, Skeeter! Congratulations to you and your mate for life. We are just behind you and coming up on 52 years.

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SAL1512 2/17/2014 8:47PM

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GRAMMACATHY 2/17/2014 3:50PM

    Happy anniversary! The glorious thing about your relationship is that you are both willing to work at it. It takes two to make a marriage and only one to break it. Blessings to many more wonderful years with your Sweetheart.

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PALMETTOGIRL22 2/17/2014 11:24AM

    Happy Belated Anniversary!!
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Never too old for a date day!

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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DOLLIE6 8/19/2014 2:21PM

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GENRE009 1/27/2014 11:37AM

    Thanks for the comment about my adventures as Tom Sawyer. I do wish that there existed rural America where you could leave your doors open like Normal Rockwell portrayed in his paintings. I am going to send you two things to read that I think you will enjoy, during this miserable weather. Also I hope we become friends. Thanks, eva emoticon

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IUHRYTR 9/30/2013 11:49AM

    A emoticon is a nice way to end a fun day, isn't it? But, what is a GLBH? -- Lou

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GARDENCHRIS 9/17/2013 7:16AM

    I've been to the Princeton area in my travels ....it is a very nice town...glad you had a nice day date!

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BRADMILL2922 9/17/2013 1:29AM

    Darn right you are never too old! Good for you!

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ELLENIRENE 9/16/2013 6:45AM

    emoticon you're so considerate!

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SPARKNMOM 9/15/2013 7:33PM

    Sounds like a great date!!

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ANNE403 9/15/2013 12:41PM

    Hello Brother,

Another great blog you are he greatest & gave both of us a laugh & enjoyed all your comments. We both are proud of you & keep up your good work for all of us to enjoy! Thank goodness for our nice rain today. We sure needed it.

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GRAMMACATHY 9/14/2013 4:33PM

    You are so much fun to read. Thank you for brightening my day. You just keep on believing that about the price tickets.

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SDEHNKE 9/14/2013 1:12PM

    You're never too old for a date. My husband and I go on "date night" every Friday night. Just to get away and spend some time alone together. I think there's plenty of "Spark" left in your marriage. I'm glad that you had a good day.

Suellen

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HEALTHIERKEN 9/14/2013 11:59AM

    Hope you "got in trouble" ; )
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LOFLLAMA 9/14/2013 10:24AM

    "I even got to stop by my favorite Case-I-H dealership on the way home to converse some."

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Too much excitement for this old farmer!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

We got up this A M early as usual and doing what a person usually does in the bathroom hear the GLBH scream from the kitchen, LYLE COME QUICK! I though for sure her pacemaker was knocking her down. Ran in to see and by that time she was in the living room with a plastic cup on her hands a knees. What's going on I ask? Can't you see I'm trying to catch a frog was her reply! Alot better than what I expected. By that time he got behind our T V. Not sure if everyone's looks this bad behind there but we have wires everywhere. I went to get a fly swatter figuring I could knock him cold to remove, will after getting a good shot of him climbing up the wall realized that strategy was fruitless. Thought about getting a pair of gloves on but thought by then he might be hiding in another spot. So did the farmer thing and held him tight against the wall and smashed him with my hand. GLBH then opened the front door to the road and wanted me to through him out, when I didn't move quite fast enough hollered I have the door open come out! I said do you mind if I wait for that passing car to go by so they don't see me in my underwear! She mumbled something like they aren't going to see anything anyway! Just another day in the life of The Warner's, isn't it great! Have a great one!

  
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GENRE009 1/27/2014 11:41AM

    Yes that was entertaining. And I think most people in that circumstance would have been the same way.

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IUHRYTR 5/20/2013 10:17PM

    Exciting memories in your household! emoticon -- Lou

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ELLENIRENE 5/20/2013 1:40PM

    must be getting a lot of rain--that poor frog was just trying to get to a dry spot!

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GRAMMACATHY 5/19/2013 12:13PM

    Reminds me of the bat scene from the Great Outdoors. Another treasured story for your grandkids to enjoy. emoticon

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BELTONWALKER67 5/19/2013 10:16AM

    Thank you for the chuckle of the day. Know it wasn't funny to you as it was happening and glad that it all turned out alright. Never a dull moment! emoticon

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BRENDAF761 5/19/2013 9:07AM

    Glad you caught it! That might have drove your wife crazy waiting on a frog to jump out at her! Our kids are both home this weekend for family Graduations. We came home last night and my sons little beagle had gotten out of her cage somehow. She had eaten the wood trim on both sides of our front door. Needless to say I was not so happy! Andrew's on his way to Menards to get new trim to fix it. Thank goodness he does maintenance repairs! Hubby should have our corn all planted today! How's your planting going? Take care Skeeter! Safe farming to you! emoticon

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DIBANANA 5/19/2013 8:30AM

  Sounds like an "I love Lucy" episode!

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BLUENOSE63 5/19/2013 8:27AM

  Sounds like my summers spent on my Nana's farm as a child

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MJRVIC2000 5/19/2013 8:26AM

    One day at at time; one step at a time; always looking forward and upward. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Was this a dream or just a nightmare?

Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter season always so special, thoughts of how Christ died on the cross for our sins, MY sins, but rose for us. I see this lifeless figure laying in a bed, tubes coming out of her mouth. I see Many family members surrounding her hospital bed as she lay there motionless that Easter morning and all singing one of her favorite hymns "Christ The Lord Is Risen Today". No response, lifeless! Just as Christ hung on the cross. Did she hear us? No acknowledgment at all. Is it all just a dream? Or just a nightmare! No it was not a dream but just one more of life's experiences. As Christ arose to save a sinner like me she too slowly came to life a few days later. God has been so good to us. We really celebrate his resurrection Sunday. Was it a nightmare or just a dream? Or just another day of life on the "Warner" hill!
What a difference a year makes!
I'll leave you with this sermon for the day,Much easier to ask permission than ask for forgiveness.
The Ole Farmer says!

You have a blessed Easter, you Hear!

  
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ELLENIRENE 3/30/2013 12:18PM

    Have a blessed Easter

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IUHRYTR 3/29/2013 8:18PM

    May you and your family also have a blessed and peaceful Easter that restores your souls and spirits. -- Lou

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GRAMMACATHY 3/29/2013 12:28PM

    Sending love and prayers your way for a blessed Easter.

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