Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Dreams OF Yesterday !

Life has a way of making things even, so there's always hope. In my case, the transition from boy to man was a comedy of errors. Fortunately, there were only minor pitfalls along the way, one of which transpired in the ninth grade. I had a crush on a girl we will call Surely (Shirley you jest. <grin> ((regular readers will understand the name)) ). Unfortunately, as is the case in most relationships, ladies date "older men". Although, I made many daring attempts to catch Surely's fancy, my attempts were in vain as she spurned all my advances.

Fast forward to my twenty year senior high reunion, which I learned about at the last moment because I really didn't follow the class reunions. I asked my then-wife, Susie, if she wanted to attend. She said, "Sure". So, we got dressed and went to the reunion.

Without doing to much of a "trumpet solo" and beating my own drums, I will set the scene for you. I was 38 years old, a successful real estate broker and my ex-wife was (and still is), a knockout. I wore a dark grey, pin striped, Pierre Cardin three piece suit and my wife wore a black, silk, clingy dress.

The reunion party was nicely prepared and I ran into a lot of old friends. We sat down at a table with two other couples which I knew and sat down to enjoy the evening. I went to the bar to get my wife and I some drinks and as I sat down, I noticed a table of five ladies behind my table.

When my wife got up later to go to the restroom, one of the girls at that table said to me, "I think I know you, did you go to Filer Junior High?" I replied, "Yes." She said, "My name is Surely." I said, "I think I had a crush on you." She said, "I wish you would have told me !" Her sister, who was sitting beside her, said, "Me too !" I smiled, shrugged and turned back to my table as I silently recited a thank you prayer to the dating gods.

The Pictures: A mix of feelings and thoughts, all non-specific is today's selection. Although mostly unusual pictures, I've added a few pastoral scenes of which I'm fond.

This Date In History: 1867; The Minnesota farmer, Oliver H. Kelley, forms the National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry, an association of farmers popularly called the Grangers. 1877; Thomas Edison invents the phonograph. 1915; Henry Ford sets sail for Europe aboard the Ford Peace Ship on a diplomatic mission to end World War I. 1918; President Woodrow Wilson departs Washington, D.C., on the first European trip by a U.S. president. 1945; The United States joins the United Nations.

Birthdays: Thomas Carlyle, Scottish essayist and historian (1795), Lillian Russell, opera soprano (1861), Francisco Franco, Spanish dictator (1892).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: I have quite a few female readers (and I love it) and when I got the following from My Perfect Martini, I thought I'd pass it on. I have edited this somewhat, because parts of which I either did not like or did not agree with. The gist, however, remains the same. 

As I grow in age, I value older women more than ever ! 
An older woman will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think.
If an older woman doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do and it's usually more interesting.
Older women are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it. Older women are generous with praise. 
Older women get psychic with age. You never have to confess your sins to an older woman.
An older woman is far sexier than her younger counter-point. Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are acting like a jerk. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her.
For every stunning, smart older woman, there is a bald, paunchy relic making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress.
For those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free", here's an update for you. Nowadays, 80% of women are against marriage.
Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire hog just to get a little sausage !

That's it for today my little tinsel hangers. More Tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !


bamawmn46 said...

Great humor tonight, Jimmy. Keep it up. Yes, I'm older. <grin>

ksquester said...

You're rather pithy tonight. (I love that word)  that is a GREAT story about "surely" and I GET it, including the trumpet solo. AND, just what age to you consider an older women to be?   Now THAT is a question!   Anne

garnett109 said...

surely you jest

mpnaz58 said...

The dating God knew you weren't really serious when you asked for Surely to reciprocate your feelings.  Thank goodness for unanswered prayers.
xoxo ~Myra