Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Make Mine Red!

I wonder if my three year old granddaughter, Abby, could be persuaded to buy me a convertible on the internet. But I have always wanted a red one. Seems like little Jack hit the buy it now button on Ebay and purchased a car (photo by Reuters) for his mother. As the article said luckily the owner had a sense of humor and let them off the hook. I love amusing kids stories. They do the cutest things, don't you think?

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Writer's Block

Been sitting in front of this computer trying to be creative and come up with a topic of interest but the trash bin is full. No gibberish is forthcoming at this time but just thought I would say howdy if anyone is still reading.

Friday, September 08, 2006

I Vote for Scooters

When the price of gasoline started skyrocketing, I laughingly asked my daughter if she would be embarassed to see her mother riding to work on a scooter. Well, I see they are catching on in the cities. The question is, will they ever be popular in small town Arkansas? I would love to get one but with the number of accidents we have here, I would fear for my life. Especially out on Hwy 425. But if we all get one, there would be fewer big vehicles on the road and safety would increase. So who is with me?

We Americans are so spoiled to our luxury cars that scooters may never be the norm but it would sure be a good thing for the environment and might just force gas prices down. Everyone seems to want the government to take care of all our problems. I still believe in the free enterprise system in which supply and demand controls the prices. If we want prices to decrease we need to conserve energy and a lower demand would make lower prices.
(See the scooter above at Scooter Scooters)

So, I vote for scooters!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Anniversary Time

Tomorrow, the 8th of September is always a bittersweet day for me each year. It marks what would have been the 34th wedding anniversary for Keith and me. Let me tell you the years have certainly flown by. It seems like yesterday that I was a young bride so excited and nervous before my wedding to the man I was madly in love with. Most of you who know me would be a bit surprised to know that I had a very traditional wedding with a VERY traditional gown. It was a dream come true and I still love to get out the pictures and look at my handsome groom who only got better looking with time. And when he left this earth almost 25 years later I was still madly in love with him. Only God can put together that kind of love.

I don't mean to preach but it amazes me to hear young couples say that they hope their marriage will last or some such thing. When we got married we were so committed to each other that the thought never crossed our minds to end it even when we had our bad times. Love may be an emotion but it is also an act of the will. So for all you young marrieds out there, please listen to this bit of advice: Live and love like today is your last day with your mate.

I am so thankful for all the wonderful years we had and the children and grandchildren that came from our marriage. The memories are very sweet and someday I know that a wonderful reunion will take place when I too end my journey here on earth.

I'm still madly in love!