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James(Ga)    Posted 01-31-2005 at 15:47:09       [Reply]  [No Email]

Hello KL friends. It started iceing up on friday nite,but i woke up early Sat, morning due to severe pain to hip and sholder, as i was watching TV i could hear the tree limbs and tree tops poping and cracking all around the house and about daybrake the power went off, No lights,no Tv, no Kl friends no noting so late sunday eveing Jenny and i desided to go on to Columbus Ga since we had a Dr appointment on monday anyway and got a motel and a much needed hot bath and shave, We watch TV until about 11PM and i fell fast asleep and slep hard until 1:30 am got up to go to bathroom and woke Jenny up so we watched TV until about 4AM and Jenny wanted to try to go back to sleep so i lay ther trying not to make a sound so i wouldnt disterb her, i lay there quitely and couldnt go back to sleep, daybreak came and after awhile the room was light enough to see without lights, I lay on the other bed watching Jenny sleep brought back childhood memorys,Jenny and i rode the same bus to school but i didnt pay any attention to that skinny blonde girl that always rode in the middle or back of the bus, so whan i was 15 i left home and school and went to Miami to live with my aunt, when i was 18 i enlisted in the US Navy and spent 3 years at sea and was transfed to shore duty and on the way to my duty station the driver went into a curve to fast killing him and braking me all up and the other 2 got scratches, i spent 1 year 11 monthes 26 day in a navel hospital and was discharged,so i came back to Ga to the farm and my parents,one day a distant cuzin came by and ask me if i wanted to go to town to see a buddy of his so i said OK and we pulled up in front of this house we got out and he knocked on the door and a lady came to the door and ask us in well lo and behold there sat that skinny blonde kid i used to ride the bus with that i never paid any attention to all grown up and the most beautifuf young woman i ever saw and i just had to have her and its been 44 years and i still have her,shes not not blond anymore but dull redest hair with a little gray but i'm not black headed anymore either, Just wanted to share with anyone that may be interested,and by the way our power came back on this afternoon but we are luckey some people wont get theres on till tue. or wen. OH i have mild arthritis and its a good thing its not severe or else i couldnt bare the pain, Its good to be back among KL friends again,I'll be awhile catching up on post for the past 3 days, James (Please pardon the spelling)

Alias    Posted 01-31-2005 at 19:00:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
James, things have a way of working out if it's meant to be. Sounds as though you and Jenny have had a good life together.

Now, I'm a total romantic in so far as my wife of nearly 40 years is concerned. On our first date I asked if she had a picture of herself she could give to me. At first she said no. But, after looking through her purse, she produced a snapshot and said you may have this one if you like. As I took it I casually commented that I would carry it till the day I die.

I've laminated that picture at least 3 times and presently, it's due for another. But, I'm afraid to attempt removing the current covers. But, I'm still carrying it as I have ever since that night.
I don't know of anybody who has carried anything for so long.

My wife Nancy just stepped in here and asked what I was doing and I said, I'm writing about you. She laughingly said, you don't need to do that, I know I'm great. And, that's all that matters. She's still has a wonderful sense of humor. We've had out fair share of ups and down but one thing has never changed, that is our love for each other.....gfp

Al /Mi    Posted 01-31-2005 at 18:30:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nice story James . When I was a young lad I was draging my feet on this getting married thing and she went and married some one else. Soon as I heard that I knew I screwed up . But twenty six years later with the death of her husband
and me being divorced. We happened to meet each other in a restaurant and she was going to play bingo that night and said if I win the jackpot I'll take you out to dinner. I don't really know if she won or not but we went out to dinner and was married two months later and thats been 21 years ago last week

Mike Ga    Posted 01-31-2005 at 18:05:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nice to hear a good love story. Mine is a little different. I dated my wife when we were young and in high school. She was down in my home town in Alabama visiting relatives for the summer. We dated until she went home to Texas the end of summer. 29 years later we met up again and got married. That has been for 5 years. I finally found one that will put up with me. Turned a city girl into a redneck. She even cooks and canneds food. Something she never did before.

This was the worst ice storm I have seen. I had 2 inches of ice all over and could not walk on my porches or driveway without holding myself up on something. Even the grass had sheets of ice. Poor horses didn't have sense enough to stay out of it. They did ok but had ice sickles hanging from them.

ret    Posted 01-31-2005 at 17:30:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I envy you guys. Didn't work out for me.

Redneck    Posted 01-31-2005 at 17:18:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glad to hear somebody else is happy with the mate. I'm working on 27 years and still amazed at her beauty and charm that only gets better with every passing day. Folks sure don't place us as a couple. For a plain ol' rough as a cob Redneck, I didn't do too dang bad.

Steve/TN    Posted 01-31-2005 at 16:02:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good story, James. Isn't it funny how things turn out. I married a skinny little blond that is still blond with a little help. We are coming up on 39 years. Boy!,the years slip by fast when you are living with a good woman. I love mine more that I did on that honey-moon night back in '66.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 01-31-2005 at 16:01:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can relate. I lost a girl once. dreampt about her for yrs having never spoken to her. Found her again seven yrs later. Court six months to day. Working on forty-seven yrs. Neither on of us the same wholy the same anymore. And, I'm still looking into her brown eyes, the windows to her loving soul.
Curley... aka. Fernan

Curley... aka. Fernan ???    Posted 01-31-2005 at 16:10:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mebbe "Fireball Fern" would be more fittin considering the glow you put inta the sky recently......whazzit the same glow as dem Northern lights they got up there in Eskimo country ya reckon?? :^)

Clipper: Ready to dial 911...... :^)

midway    Posted 02-01-2005 at 07:20:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
You're a bunch of young "whipper-snappers" LOL, just passed our 59th anniversary !! And they said it'd never last. Keep her scared though, keep telling her she's still on trial. LOL

Fern(Mi)    Posted 02-01-2005 at 10:05:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
M&M Midway:
Now you are a pair I must tip my hat to.
Well done. you two have been doing something right.
Fernan & Frieda

PS. Don't know that Clipper dare? All his hair falling out like it is?

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