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On the Receiving End…


Time for an OP ED:

There are so many arguments with regard to Mike Pence’s stance of not eating alone with any woman other than his wife…

While I believe as a person, he has the right to make his own choices on a personal level, as an elected government official, this ABSOLUTELY has to have led to discrimination against women in his business dealings. Read more

It All Started With Dan Rather


I was just reflecting this morning about how cynical I’ve become. Or maybe it’s just that I’m allowing my cynical side to show more? Either way, this whole situation created by our current President and his band of horrible men/women has taken it’s toll.

I want to not worry about our world and the latest thing 45 has said or done.

But for once (I NEVER used to pay attention to politics) I feel as though I have to stay vigilant, to be informed, to fight for what’s right – even if it’s in a very small way. Read more

Sigh…


That moment when you’re sitting at work and you feel your elastic waistband slowly roll down…

The Nursing Home Funnies


One night we were visiting with Frank.

He’s the cutest little, hunched over, Jimmy Durante nose character you ever did see.  He’s got a twinkle in his eye and a sly grin when you say hello.

That night he regaled us with stories from when he was a miner.

The man is lucky to be alive.

He incurred injuries when a blast went wrong and he wound up underneath a pile of rock. Three months in the hospital, he got out and completed his recovery.  His doctors told him he shouldn’t work anymore because of his extensive injuries, but he looked them in the eye and said “I have a wife and 3 kids”.  And off he went to work.

At one point in our conversation Frank matter-of-factly, with a nod at the end, said…

“my birthday’s coming up,

I’ll be a hundred,

then that’s enough.”

 

Have a great day!

Patty O

ps…the names of my new friends have been changed to protect their identity. 😉

The Nursing Home Funnies


I’ve recently been going to our local nursing home to visit a relative who needs to stay there while he gets Physical Therapy and I have to say…I am thoroughly enjoying our visits with some of the other residents.

My new friend Emma is just a hoot.  This woman has it all together and she makes sure everyone else does too.  She’s sharp as a tack.  Every day she wheels into everyone’s rooms every day to make sure they’re all stocked up on Kleenex and other essentials.  If not, she’s off in her wheelchair to bring them more.

In one of our conversations, I asked her if she has children and then grandchildren.  She said yes, she has children, but no grandchildren.

She said, and I quote…”They’re getting to be past the age where they can have kids.”

I looked at her quizzically and said “How old are they?”

She responded “68 and 64”.

 

Today, take time to laugh.

Patty O

 

ps…the names of my new friends have been changed to protect their identity. 😉

pps…yes, that’s me and my husband with our youngest daughter who’s now 16.

 

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