A day in the life of an old timer!
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 d... Read more
Just a 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! ... Read more
Never too old for a date day!
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... Read more
Too much excitement for this old farmer!
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 l... Read more
Was this a dream or just a nightmare?
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 a... Read more
February 16th. What's the deal with all the 55 reminders?
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 abo... Read more
Don't bother to read if you want to be uplifted!
October 15th. 2012.
It has been a bad week. Death won't wait because I'm busy harvesting.
Lost two very special friends and two acquaintance .
Might have mentioned Jack before, was 90. Gave me my start in farming as a 21 year... Read more
Waitin' on a Woman!
Sittin' on a bench at the West Town Mall, He sat down in his overalls and asked me "You waitin' on a woman?"
Great Country song that fit's right in with the 25 days we spent at the hospital 87 miles from home.
GLBH had total hip replacem... Read more
Why are you so good to me!
Yes this is the time of the year when my thoughts flow to valentines day and most importantly our 54 years of marriage Thursday.
Over this long period we both have had to ask for forgiveness many times. Marriage is like an occupation, [job... Read more
How about this weather folks!
Just had to comment on this unseasonable weather we have been having lately. I walked in the fields for the 4th. day in a row, sunny, no wind and in the 50's, know it can't last, supposed to get snow in the AM. but enjoying while it lasts. Sure ... Read more
Having trouble trying to change My Current Status?
Couldn't find help anywhere else so thought I would try here. When I try to type in a change status it won't take, if I do it automatic from a "spin" it works. but not if I try to change it. Any ideas, tried the help center with no success.
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On the Wild Side? I think not!
If you want to get somewhere in a hurry, you go by interstate, If you want to see the countryside, you go the back roads, If you really want to see the wild flowers on the road side, go by tractor.
I along with 100+ tractors went on a 2 day... Read more
Tomorrow's the BIG day!
53 years and counting, how much longer is she going to put up with this ole farmer, many more I hope. Some things you think are just too good to last, I sure hope this is not one of them. Like I told her 30 years ago, I think you can list me as... Read more
The Story of Good Samaritan's!
Now maybe we can forget about the storm of 1979!
With the so-called" blizzard" coming Mon. PM went to a funeral in the AM where the GLBH was playing the organ. Came home anticipating doing some driveway snow plowing before it really sat in. ... Read more
Be Good To Her Skeeter!
These are some words of advice you should never forget! This tiny GL chick first caught my eye when her one room school was closed and was moved to town. Mine closed two years earlier. Both had lived South of town but paths never crossed. We at... Read more
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