Posts made in October, 2018

Yep, Gonna Build an Outhouse

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Yep, Gonna Build an Outhouse

Dagnabbit!  What have we done with simplification?  Replacing the parts of the inside of a toilet tank have gotten way too complicated. When I was around eight years old, back in the dinosaur days, my Grandparents had an Outhouse.  It was really cool (well not in the summer) and actually was a four-holer.  Although, I never understood why four people would want to be in there together.   Inside the Outhouse, there was a Sears and Roebuck catalog. You could look at this outdated catalog or use it for its real purpose there.   There was a true art to taking a page from that catalog...

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Give Me a Sprain

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Give Me a Sprain

Well now, yesterday October 6, 2018, I turned 69 years old.  Funny thing about 69, if you flip it over it is still 69. I do not have a problem turning 69 and as a matter of fact, have not had a problem turning any age as I got to it.  Age is a mindset if you don’t mind it really doesn’t matter, just stay away from lying mirrors.  I cover mine with sheets, walk quickly by them, or don’t wear my glasses as I look in them.  It’s all a no-brainer, just use your imagination. Anyway, back to yesterday, I had an awesome morning of sitting and drinking coffee on my patio then...

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I Believe in You

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I Believe in You

Frank had panicked when the mail did not arrive on time but once he finally received my letters and realized that I was never going to stop loving him, it would relieve his worries. I would write back to Frank about the letters he had sent to me while he was so upset but it will take a while for him to get my response.  In the meantime, he kept writing to me apologizing and telling me how much he loved me. April 7, 1971 Dear Nancy. Am I forgiven yet?  I feel like the most foolish man in the world.  I won’t go into that again.  I did last night and I’m getting tired of being a...

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A Quote from Me

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A Quote from Me

Although they had taken days longer than expected, letters were beginning to arrive,  Frank and I had both been very worried about each other but getting a letter helped calm our fears. Frank sounded so happy in his last few letters and that made me happy.  It always made me feel better when I knew he was light-hearted and not so depressed.  For some reason, I felt that he was safer from danger.  Frank felt the same way about me.  When I wrote a letter that was upbeat, he knew that I had a good day and was not depressed which meant I was probably eating right.  Frank was so afraid that I...

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Two Week R&R

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Two Week R&R

During 1971, Vietnam soldiers deployed for a year in a combat theater could take a two week R&R to the states.  Frank and I had discussed this before he left but had decided to meet in California after he got out of the Army. In a moment of weakness, I wrote to Frank asking him to come home on a two week R&R. Frank wrote me back explaining his decision and why. April 23, 1971 Dear Nancy, How’s my lover today?  I hope you’re fine. Hey, I’m off today!  How about that?  I only had to work 30 days this time.  Last night was my night to write to you but I waited till...

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