Not that any of you great men would get so busy you'd forget the great women standing beside you, but just in case... Today is the day! Oh geez.. I forgot to remind dad!
It's also our 21st anniversary. I don't forget that!
Happy Valentines to U2 Trish!
I work at a university. Several of the clubs use these types of holidays for fund raisers. The Tech. club has been selling carnations all the week. They do a little buquet of 6 carnations and some greenery for 6 bucks. That should get me some "T" points next time I want to place an order for parts! lolololol
Happy Anniversary Ray! You young pup you, it was 33 years in September for us. Wow, where does the time go?
Congrats to you too, my friend! 33 years...wow! I can't believe I have now spent over half my life with this woman! Ok...I can't believe she has spent half her life with ME!
Funny how there is a time when you can't stand to be away from them, then it turns to can't stand to be around them, then somewhere along the way she becomes your best friend and you can't imagine what would happen if she wasn't there...
" Funny how there is a time when you can't stand to be away from them, then it turns to can't stand to be around them, then somewhere along the way she becomes your best friend and you can't imagine what would happen if she wasn't there..."
Are you talking about your T or your wife?
Oh boy! Interesting how you can say the same about both, isn't it!??!
Actually, I was referring to the wife. I refer to the TT as "grampa" or something else generally male. My kids call it "Eustice", after the grumpy old man on a cartoon they watch that drives a similar truck. Just can't see calling an old beat up farm truck by a girls name. Seems disrespectful to the females.
I think that I might be the luckiest man alive..........Today is also my wife's birthday! Lucky that she married me and lucky that remembering her birthday is so easy!
Well I am 1 of those single fellers that can add up what a box of choclates and a card would cost and go spend that on my T!:>)
It is good that you all have found wifes that are supportive and so forth.Let them know you appreciate them and take care of them.
I was just talking to a fellow yesterday that has a sweet little 28 A coupe that he is going to have to sell,not because he wants to,but because his wife doesnt like it because it aint got air conditioning.
she is 1 of those old,rolly polly, grumpy women that sits there and dips snuff with juice running down her chin.And he is this scrawny,punny little fellow that would loose a fight with a puff of wind.So he aint got much choice.
Later in the day I ask my dad why anybody would want a grumpy old woman like that hanging around them,and he said," they aint that grumpy when they are 19 and purty. It is after 40 years they get that way."
I reckon there is some truth to that but surely to goodness they dont all go grumpy and mean like that.That has to be the exception to the rule ,not the standard.
I was talking to another fellow sometime back that had a 50 ford pickup.He had a forsale sign on it.I ask him what he wanted for it.He turned around to see where his wife was,then he said,"it aint really forsale,I put that up there to make the wife happy.If someone ask about it I say 40,000 dollars.It aint worth that but it makes the wife think I am really trying to sell it,she quits nagging me about it and i can drive it and enjoy it."
Time to dust this one off again. If you've seen one like this somewhere else, skip to the last line.
Kudzu is green,
my dog's name is Blue
And I'm so lucky
to have a sweet thang like you.
Yore hair is like cornsilk
A-flappin' in the breeze.
Softer than Blue's
And without all them fleas.
You move like the bass,
Which excite me in May.
You ain't got no scales
But I luv you anyway.
You're as graceful as okry
Jist a-dancin' in the pan.
Yo're as fragrant as SunDrop
Right out of the can.
You have all yore teeth,
For which I am proud;
I hold my head high
When we're in a crowd.
On special occasions,
When you shave yore armpits,
Well, I'm in hawg heaven,
I'm plumb outta my wits.
And speakin' of wits,
You've got plenty fer shore.
'Cuz you married me
Back in '64.
Still them fellers at work
They all want to know,
What I did to deserve
Such a purty, young doe.
Like a good roll of duct tape
Yo're there fer yore man,
To patch up life's troubles
And stick 'em in the can.
Yo're as strong as a four-wheeler
Racin' through the mud,
Yet fragile as that sanger
Named Naomi Judd.
Yo're as cute as a junebug
You ain't mean like no far ant
Upon which I oft' tread.
Cut from the best pattern
Like a flannel shirt of plaid,
You sparked up mah life
Like a Rattletrap shad.
When you hold me real tight
Like a padded gunrack,
My life is complete;
Ain't nuttin' I lack.
Yore complexion, it's perfection,
Like the best vinyl sidin'.
Despite all the years,
Yore age, it keeps hidin'.
And when you get old
Like a '57 Chevy,
Won't put you on blocks
And let grass grow up heavy.
Me 'n' you's like a Moon Pie
With a RC cold drank,
We go together
Like a skunk goes with stank.
Some men, they buy chawklit
For Valentine's Day;
They git it at Wal-Mart,
It's romantic that way.
Some men git roses
On that special day
From the cooler at Kroger.
"That's impressive," I say.
Some men buy fine diamonds
From a flea market booth.
"Diamonds are forever,"
They explain, suave and couth.
But for this man, honey,
These will not do.
For you are too special,
You sweet thang you.
I got you a gift,
Without taste nor odor,
Better than diamonds
it's a new Model T motor.
But if I was to have to buy chocolates, I would git em at Dollar General,you dont have to dress up all fancy like you do when you go to Walmarts.
Happy Anniversary to the Elkins! When I retired from marriage about 9 years ago my grandmother said (ok, yelled at me), "the first 50 years stink but then it's nice to have someone to grow old with!" I truly admire those of you who do the love stuff. I guess I read too many Jane Austin novels as a kid.
Happy Birthday Mrs.Mason! You have a well trained man since he didn't post your age along with your birthday I'm sure! lol
Mack, the more I read you the more I wonder how some woman hasn't scooped you up and taken over your garage! All women really want for Valentines is a nice wreath rim jr motor meter.. is that so hard?! lol
OK Trish, here is your chance. Mack will be at chickensaw, just talk Don into taking you along.
Who knows what might happen, Two single people far away from home ??
You could take care of orders [pizza] and customer relations at the same time.
My wife Lisa and I are celebrating 5 years of marriage today. 2 cards, 2 presents, 2 dozen flowers. Best part of all I remembered
There aint room to cuss a small feline in my shed!I currently stumble over a engine stand to get in the door!
I sold the only jr motor meter I had on ebay,it had the mecury all the way to the top.The fellow that bought it then sent me the instructions to fix the next 1 I found.
I cant hide myself,I will be as obvious as a good year blimp flying over that place.If Cupid finds me,I will buy cheap,rusty T parts to throw at him long enough to get my shopping done!:>)
My wife & I have been married 57yrs Apr 14. Have never been sorry. Nelson
Congrats to Steve and Lisa!
Thanks for thinking of us Andy but love is like a merry go round for me. Fun to watch people go round on pretty horses with bright lights, but to actually take the ride myself makes me nautious
33 years ago my wife wished we could grow old together. It is ALL HER fault! I never wanted to grow old at all.......she got HER wish! :-(
We got married in '49 on her birthday, May 14, and every few years it is Mothers Day also. If I miss that one..........
Valentine's, Day After
Feb 15, 2008
"The importer of a Valentine's Day lollipop said it was voluntarily recalling the treats after metal fragments were found in at least two lollipops sold at central Florida stores.
Sherwood Brands of Maryland, which imports the candy from China, said it was recalling all of its Pokemon Valentine Cards and Pops, which have been pulled from the shelves of thousands of stores across the country.
Roughly 20 lollipops were seized at Kathleen Elementary School in Lakeland. X-rays determined that only one piece definitely had metal — what appeared to be a staple — baked inside, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.
On Wednesday, a woman in nearby Mulberry told authorities she found a lollipop with a piece of metal in it in a bag of the same product. The metal appeared to be part of a razor blade, authorities said.
The sheriff's office issued a safety advisory and the Dollar General chain removed the product from its more than 8,000 stores nationwide. The Food and Drug Administration is investigating.
Judd said the two tainted lollipops were purchased from different Dollar General stores near Lakeland. He said the lollipops did not appear to have been tampered with and it appeared the metal was baked into the candy in China, where it was produced.
"Our children were put at risk of physical injury because of this," Judd said....
"Sherwood Brands is advising its distribution network to remove the Pokemon branded Valentine cards and lollipops from the shelves immediately. The product was sold at retailers nationwide," the company said in the statement.
Dollar General, headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tenn., also pulled another Sherwood Brands product, Dog Artlist Collection Valentine Cards and Pops, from shelves....
China's reputation as an exporter has taken a beating in the past year following the discovery of dangerous chemicals in products from toothpaste to toys...."
R Ricks; That's why the last time I was in Wall Mart was in '94. I'm more and more sure the Chinese have no ethics in their business dealings.
I just can't help but wonder......are all the liberals still dumb enough to think these things are just coinsodents? No harm to U.S children is intended?
It sure is funny that all the harmful products are coming from one country! And all being shipped to only us!
Uh, some people call me a liberal, and I posted that. Communist China was given favored nation status under Clinton, and it has continued under Bu$h. The Commies are waging guerilla war on us, and our govt is too stupid or too corrupt to recognize it. It's the Corporatocracy.
No, not all of it is being shipped to us. About 50 people died in Panama last year because a Chinese Communist capitalist substituted ethylene glycol for glycerine in toothpaste.
My wife is set to go in hosp. on Monday to be on Heparin for 3 days, in advance of surgery. Just today, on the same Forum, http://www.unlawflcombatnt.proboards84.com/index.cgi#general . . it was posted that people in hospitals are dying from Heparin infected with ingredients from Communist China.
Our prayers go out to you and your wife, Rick. Here's hoping the surgery is a success and that life get's back to normal in a hurry. Jim and Darlene Patrick
Thanks, Jim. It's really minor surgery, removing a pin from her thumb, which would normally be done outpatient, save for her propensity to throw blood clots. She's on Coumedin (rat poison) for life, but has to go off it for any surgery. There is an alternative to Heparin, which is just a twice daily injection before and after surgery, and doesn't require hospitalization. I'm not sure the difference in risk. The other stuff may have ingredients from Communist China, too.
Have to say my wife has a great sense of humor, helps her to live with me.
On Valetines morning she gave me several cards but one in particualr said on the front
"I have no idea why I put up with you"
Inside it said:
"Oh, I forgot.... You put up with me too."
Kind of sums up what makes our whole deal work.
Well that and that whole love thing as well.
She is a great woman and takes very good care of me and I try my best to do the same for her.
I recall when my grandmother passed, my grandfather just seemed to give up. My dad tried to get him out and go fishing, came up with building projects to get him out of the house (he was a retired carpenter), and anything else he could to get him up and busy. Nothing worked, and it was a little over a year after she passed that we buried him. Didn't understand (at my young age of 24) how a man could just give up. As I get older, and the years pass living with the wife and a couple scares with her health, I am beginning to understand how a person can come to depend on another's companionship.
Many animals will grieve themselves to death if their mate is killed or they are separated for some reason. I had 2 females and one male cockatiel that had been breeders by the previous owner. When I got them, I separated them in order to try and get them to be a bit more friendly to people (breeders are only friendly with their mates). Both females died within a month, and I didn't know why until I got my macaw and did some reading. I learned that if I wanted my macaw to remain my friend and healthy, he didn't need another macaw in the house. The people in the house are, in a sense, his mates.
Sad in one way that we become so dependent on another person, but I guess it's a testament to that person's greatness too. Too bad in many cases they are gone before their importance is realized.
I am certain there are alot of good things in life I miss by being single and not datein.But I just never felt I had the patience for it all.I would dare say 60% of my high school class is divorced at least once if not twice.All the classmates that I do keep up with look me in the eye and tell me how smart I am staying single.They wish they had done the same.
Sad.Very sad.But I cant help but beleive they just didnt marry the right people or for the right reasons.
And another reason I fiqure it is better I stay single.
I am kinda old school.I feel like if I had a wife and kid,I should be the bread winner,and her a stay at home mom.It would be my job to keep her in a decent home,decent car and decent clothes,while she,and I when not working,would instill family values and common sense into the kid or kids.
And so many young folkes think both should work,drive Bmw's,have 5 kids at the day care, and live in a 300,000 dollar house.I just cant jive with that.
That is why I say,If you have a good woman or a good man in your life,tell them in plain english how you feel,and leave that cheap, chinese printed greeting card at Cvs.If you have a family life that is happy and works,you are priveledged and should cherish it.
Mack, as always your posts are truly inspiring. As many others have said on here before me, I always look for your name in a thread to see what you have to add. You never let us down. Never a counter-productive comment or trying to make friction, just good honest down-to-earth sensibility.
Thanks buddy. You are a rare example of all that is good about humanity. If the world was full of fellas like you, it would most definitely be a much better place.
In this day and age, it is so refreshing and uplifting to read some good words.
I think you hit the main reason for the many divorces today. What you described is the way it was meant to be. Not that women, in any way are lessor than us. It is a VERY hard job taking care of the kids. But in my humble opinion, that is the plan. My wife works now that the girls are raised and both married, but when they were home, she was home. I bet I didn't pay more that a couple of hundred dollars total for baby sitters in their life times.
I did my best to provide what we needed, and she took care of the rest. OMG...yes, she cooked, cleaned, and wiped runny noses! When I got home from work, I changed my fair share of dirty diapers too, but only to give her a little break.
I see nothing wrong with a woman having a full time career if that is what she chooses to do, but that needs to be a choice INSTEAD of having children. It scares me to see children being raised by daycare. By the time the parrents get home, they are too tired to spend much, if any quality time with the kids. The kids get up, go to daycare, come home, have a quick dinner, and off to bed. Only to start the whole process over again tomorrow.
Mack, I am sure you and I both have offended some people with this philosophy, but gee......It seems to work just fine back "in the old days".
Just like a Model T........sometimes the old ways are just better!
When I was in school, I only knew one fellow who's parrents were divorced. We all felt really sad for him. It was just almost unheard of. Now, all FOUR parrents are invited to teachers conference. But none of them come because they have to get the other kids from daycare right about then.
Tim, we didn't pay for a babysitter, and my wife worked/works. She simply bought a daycare! It was cheaper per month to own the place than paying for daycare, got to spend all the time she wanted with the kids, and now employs her mother and niece along with 4 other ladies. After about 10 years in the business, the place is almost paid for, and she makes more than I do