CategoryRelationships

For a Loved One

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There is always that one time, that one special time, among all the others, The seconds, minutes, and hours of that one day. But it is not forever. It dissipates, disappears. Only a memory is left. Not the touch or feel or hug or kiss of that loved one. Only the imagination of it. Were we able to recapture the reality of that one time, that one day, Their absence would not be as terribly felt...

Single Guys, Have I Got A Lady For You

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Update “The crickets started chirping while I was waiting for this guy to pay the dinner bill.” The waitress kept waiting, hoping. Finally, the lady in the story below paid the bill. We haven’t caught up with the adventures of this gal for a while. Maybe I should call that the misadventures. Here we have this eligible lady going out on a date, two, three, four times with the same guy. Disaster...

Romance in the Rain

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We enter the Alabama Theatre. The marquee shows that Gone With The Wind (GWTW) is playing. I hardly know the girl I am with, and she would later become the love of my life. But GWTW is our Southern heritage, and that binds us together. Our beginnings. Our compassion for people. Many think that isn’t so, but it is. That we of the South are a cruel, ungiving people. How wrong they are. When we...

Love Is Where You Find It

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Love Is Where You Find It. A lazy Saturday afternoon, at least for me. I’m waiting for the side effects of the shot I got at the doctor’s office on Thursday to kick in. Not sure what they are, but I will find out. I can hear a lawnmower or two near, a weed eater or two at a distance, and a leaf blower between the other paraphernalia. The leaf blower is dealing with what a previous heavy rain and...

That First Date

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That First Date. I’m talking about in the olden days, the golden, olden days. If I were young enough now, I’d have no idea how to ask a girl on a date, and certainly would not know what to do if she accepted. Back in our days first dates were complicated. The girl had to wonder if the boy was going to be as nice on a date as he was in school. What movie was he taking her to? A romantic movie, and...

I Got Fired

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I Got Fired. Wait. I’m retired. How could I get fired? My wife fired me from drying dishes. My wife is one smart cookie. She waited until I was drying the last dish before she fired me. She said I wasn’t letting the dishes drain enough before I dried them, and my drying cloth was getting soaked. That might be my fifteen drying cloths were getting soaked. She didn’t want to have to jog down into...