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deadcarp    Posted 10-12-2004 at 07:10:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
had so much inspiration i've decided to devote this week to the study of those elusive creatures - wimmen folks. that'll make - lets see - maybe 3000 weeks in a row? anyway, this one (joint replacement patient) gal mentioned her new grand-daughter. she had asked her husband what they named it - he couldn't much does she weigh? - don't know. well how long is she? pfffffffft! see, men are like that with details. he was proud of remembering she was a girl for pity sake! whadda they want?:)

then one of the nurses announced that "wimmen like flowers". well you don't need to hint me twice! i'll be the first to admit i been lax there so i've vowed to try harder. so the minute we get home i'm gonna hand suzn $50 or so, and instruct her to get whatever kinda flowers she likes. (how should i know?)danged wimmen - all they ever seem to want is money.

farmall    Posted 10-12-2004 at 19:42:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]

speakin of wimmins carp. kinda reminds me that im still a lickin fer one. Gotta be a gal still in good shape tween 35 and 45 tharabouts, fergot more about old time farming than ill ever remember. Be easy enough onna the eyes, I dont hafta sneak roun onner good side. So on and so forth. Iffn any youns know this gal` might get her to E mail me, while shes still drunk lol My addy is

Patria    Posted 10-12-2004 at 08:45:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh DC..come on..that is just not true.:-)

You see..I met this wonderful man mistake I must add. We spent months chatting, exchanging emails and pics. One day he said "that's it, we have to meet in person". So we planned for him to fly over. I took care of booking his hotel accommodations and made sure everything in the room was perfect. The day of his arrival I was a nervous wreck. When it was time for me to leave for the airport a travel agent friend/neighbor of mine told me that there had been problems at Gerrit's end and he would not be arriving that day!! It wasn't true. He was just playing a not so funny joke on me. So I left for the airport. After what seemed like a six hours wait [and maybe it was:-)], his plane landed. Now the passengers were deplaning..thousands and thousands..heheh, and he was nowhere to be seen. Maybe my friend's joke had turned true..maybe Gerrit had changed his mind about US at the last moment. Maybe I had been an idiot. A complete fool.
Then I saw him. Hi was wearing a beautiful smile, and a red polo, and he was carrying a bag in his left hand..and holding a beautiful red rose in his right one.:-)

Later, he told me that Customs in PR tried to keep HIS rose. Now that I know him better, I'm glad I wasn't there to witness that little scene.

Jet9N    Posted 10-12-2004 at 11:31:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Reminds me of a story about my wife's greatuncle.
He had lost his wife and was lonely, so he picked
up a Chicago newspaper and checked out the lonely
hearts column. He found a likely candidate and
corresponded by letter for some time. Finally she
thought they should meet face to face. So she took
the train to see him. (Remember this was early
20th century). They made arrangments like you to
wear a certain flower on their lapel so they would
know each other. (Never had exchanged pictures).
When the day came he got his flower and went to the
train station and waited for the train. As the
train pulled in he opened the bag to take his
flower out and pin it on, then had a thought. I'll
look her over first. You can guess the rest.
after "looking her over" he threw the bag with
the flower in the trash and went home. He never
heard from her again. She got the message. LOL


Patria    Posted 10-12-2004 at 15:01:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Jet

So he changed his mind..:-)

BTW..I was born in Chicago, and brought to PR when I was three months old. They lived there only for a couple of years.

deadcarp    Posted 10-12-2004 at 09:31:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
that's quite an introduction & i'm glad he kept his rose. now see, far as i can tell there ARE women that like that sorta thing, so im sure glad there are guys who do that stuff.:)

we're not that different really: my suzn rounded up a 4-wheeler for me to encourage me to be walking when i get home. me i'm making arrangements for a hospital bed. so we're on slightly different pages but trust i will still be welcome so who cares. the other nite suzn & i were sorta giving ech other a quick preview of coming attractions and the nite pill nurse amy strolled in. we assured her it was understandable unless she wanted to discuss taking turns or....:) i promptly got my pills - and of course i have a few promises to live up to. somebody brought me a buncha roses but i'd have to check the card - see? details. :)

Gerrit    Posted 10-12-2004 at 15:06:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeap, she loved the rose.. Then, when we got married I gave her a nice bunch of flowers and what did she do? ? Try to hit me with them! LOL

Patria    Posted 10-12-2004 at 10:14:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know what you mean...but to be completely honest? we can forget our own wedding anniversary, and we have. And we are kind of sloppy about keeping track of our own celebrations too. For me is the small stuff that counts, those things we do for one another on a daily basis to make one another's life easier and happier.
As for flowers? hm..I'm not really the romantic type..and he knows it. Of course I love flowers, the kind I can grow in our yard, and he helps with gardening willingly, so that is the best present he can give me, flowers-wise that is. And with that red rose he gave me at the airport? he scored big time :-), enough to last for years to come.

Talking about presents..for Christmas I would like for Santa to bring me a shortwave band radio. So there.

Please say hi to Suzn for me, will you?

George in TX    Posted 10-12-2004 at 15:15:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Patria do you want the short wave radio for listening only? If so I've got an old Hammarlund 5-band receiver laying around gathering dust. It's not worth much if anything but might cost a bit to ship to PR cuz it's large and heavy. Actually I don't even know if it still works - been a long time since I fired it up.

I'm an old Ham operator although inactive for many years now. The place where we live now has a bunch of huge trees so there's not any room to grow antennas. Sure had a lot of fun talking all over the world at one time though.


Patria    Posted 10-12-2004 at 15:36:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just want one of those radios where you can listen to stations from around the world. I had a small one a long time ago, a magnavox shortwave radio. I bought it when hurricane Hugo hit PR, and it's not working anymore. Is what you're talking about something like a CB radio?
I'm completely ignorant about these stuff..

George in TX    Posted 10-12-2004 at 16:09:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Patria this receiver really isn't like a CB radio in that it won't transmit, only receive. It covers a broad range of frequency bands, most Ham (amateur radio) related but I remember listening to the Voice of America - broadcast out of Europe during the Cold War - with this thing.

I'll drag it out of storage this weekend if I have time and try it out to see if it still works and that is questionable. Heck I may even get the "bug" to get back into Ham radio again. See this link:

Getting started with Amateur Radio

WARNING Do NOT show this link to Gerrit. If he gets bitten by the bug he'll spend a lot of money and disappear for months at a time. Just kidding as it's really a fascinating hobby.

Gerrit    Posted 10-12-2004 at 16:32:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey George,

Saw it all by myself LOL!

I won't even think of starting a new hobby - I don't hardly have the tim eto persue m present hobbies- haven't played piano or organ in months; websites need to be updated etc. etc.

Have a good evening, Gerrit

Patria    Posted 10-12-2004 at 16:23:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the link, George, I'll check it out.
See you something to do now.
I'll be back later.
Take Care

Gerrit    Posted 10-12-2004 at 15:01:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Short wave band radio, huh? Please remind me around Dec 20th LOL

~Lenore    Posted 10-12-2004 at 08:07:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Money is OK,
but most women want WORDS.
Words like those in love songs,
but only if you really mean them.

~Billy Joel

"Just The Way YOu Are"

Patria    Posted 10-12-2004 at 08:50:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Lenore..:-)

So how are you?
How's your lady neighbor doing?

~Lenore    Posted 10-12-2004 at 14:07:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for asking, Patria.
It is a challenge of physical and emotional magnitude.
There are bad days and not so bad days.
Before her decline she was a very special independant lady.
She had a physical handicap and also a hearing loss in her 40s.
It never defeated her spirit though and she could sew, upholster furniture and garden her flower beds and cook delicious healthy meals.
I guess one of the hardest things is seeing her now unable to do anything at all.
Even her speach is failing and she can only move her right arm and hand with great difficulty.
So she is totally dependant for her every need!
I feel so sorry watching how difficult this is for her.
That is the hardest part; the physical things are tough but not that tough.

Patria    Posted 10-12-2004 at 15:45:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess we all have the wish that when our time comes it will be to leave this world at once, without the bedridden[?] transition. Who would lovingly take care of us and cater to our every need? Only an angel.
Lotsa hugs Lenore.

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