We were without a phone for a while last week due to water line work, in progress, along the ditch on North Elm Street. The line was severed accidentally. The week before, a squirrel created problems at the transformer on the corner. We lost power for a short time.
I'll stop with the woes right now and put on a happy smile, with good reason.
Tuesday, Paul Baby and I will celebrate 54 years of marriage. Several years ago, I told you about the elopement, the vows and the shake-up that took place at the home place after the fact. Well, we are still here working out the kinks of our long-lasting union.
Paul just figured out why that brave move worked for him. He drew the answer from his version of the lyrics of an old song, "Blondes are dumb where you come from-they do not have much learning. Still you are happy as they can be - doing what comes naturally with me!" Nothing wrong with that. I like work!
He tells me a lot about himself. I keep him guessing. We laugh at each other and ourselves. He hates to see me cry and I deplore the loud snoring. He likes to control--the remote and I keep him focused. It is a fun project. We both have earned our wings. I hope we can use them down the road.
We are the parents of three children. Our precious son, Paul Jr. passed away, at age four months and five days, in 1961.
Starla Gail and Lori Ann blessed us with eight grandchildren, six girls and two boys. We have eight - great-grandchildren, thus far.
Our little dachshund, Tootie Mae joined us in June of 2009. She keeps us in line and gives us much joy also.
We were delighted to hear that our granddaughter Alexis Ann Cory and Joseph D'agastino of Hull, Massachusetts exchanged wedding vows on 11-11 -11. She is the daughter of Lori Patrick and the late Bruce Cory.
I wish the newlyweds a long and happy life together and all the luck that the rare date combination promises!
Thanks to Marvin (Jack) Whittington for sharing, with us, the readers of Brazil Times your story. You certainly served our country well. We are grateful! God Bless
My article this week is slightly shorter than usual, but I have been under the weather all weekend.
I plan to contact my doctor tomorrow. For now, I must rest.
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