Friday And Things Are Looking Up!

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

Could not sleep last night as I was worried about Sue and how she was doing in the hospital…would she know me this morning or not? For some reason I kept thinking about elementary school…perhaps because we are having lunch with Joel Prell, a guy I met in kindergarden in 1948 and we are still friends. I lost him for thirty years but with Sue and her love for life, we got reconnected and see each other every six months or so now!

I remember at the height of the Cold War, with the threat of a nuclear war looming, American we were being taught to “duck and cover” – as part of drill in case the bomb was dropped on the United States. This photo was taken in 1951 – and is very amusing/naive/scary to think that this exercise would somehow save lives if Russia dropped a nuclear bomb on their city. The sad truth is, a nuclear firebomb would rip through their classroom. Fun little films, with catchy songs and animated turtles were produced to show kids how to properly duck and cover during a surprise nuclear attack. This was life during the Atomic Age.

Those hard backed seats with the flip top desk were standard and in the upper left hand corner, the ink well! Do you remember?

Around 5:00 AM I fell asleep until about 6:30 AM. Getting up I remembered I had not eaten since Tuesday so to the refrigerator I hurled myself tossing the necessary ingredients for a protein pig-out on the counter.

Two eggs, two ham steaks, four pieces of bacon, two hot port sausages, and two English muffins!

This means I did not have to eat all day long! I am now beow 215 pounds… On my way to the magic 195!

Just askin’

It’s 10:00 AM and I was on my way to the hospital when Sue called! She knew me and was back to normal…yeah! She was doing great when I showed up! Such good news.

She’s back!

After a visit I headed home to do some shopping. First BB&B then Ralph’s and finally a pickup at Staples. Approaching 6:15 PM, I decided hospital food was not in her future so Taco Surf here I come. Two veggie taco’s were the perfect pick.

On the way back tot he hospital with dinner, Sue called but it was Irene’s phone number…Irene decided to visit. Irene stayed until I showed up. Sue went through the dinner like a hot knife trough butter! Poof, dinner disappeared.

Around 9:30 PM it was time to go home and crash…doing nothing all day is difficult! I crashed after watching a documentary on Abbott and Costello!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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