Friday, June 25, 2010

The darker side of love

Fact or reality, the old saying goes, is stranger than fiction.


I've been doing a good bit of self-examination lately--about love, about romance, about relationships, about what matters in life.

I had a conversation yesterday with a woman, whose name we will not use in this blog post. But suffice it to say she's in her mid to late 70s. She's a widow. She had been married for at least 50 years, I'm sure.

Me: Did you ever once in your marriage contemplate leaving or divorcing him?

Her: I didn't contemplate divorcing him, but I did contemplate murdering him, not once, but many times!

And I had thought through all those years that she had been happily married.

Appearances can be deceiving.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Doggy humor

My cousin in Florida sent me this dog art. Worth a few giggles. Thanks to LW for these.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Precious grandbaby

She has no teeth and hardly any hair.

But Lucy, my grandbaby, is a cutie!

Spent some time with her and her parents, Dorothy and Patrick, a few days ago in Durham, N.C.

Almost five months old and weighs as much as a sack of potatoes!

You grow, Lucy!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Mark Staley, an old Air Force buddy, sent me this link that's a senior citizen version of a classic melody. Funny and sad at the same time!