Girls Night Out!

Fact: One of President John Tyler’s grandsons is still alive today—and he was born in 1790.  How is this possible?  President Tyler, the 10th US president, was 63 when his son Lyon Tyler was born in 1853; Lyon’s son was born when he was 75.  President Tyler’s living grandson, Harrison Tyler, is 93.  Lyon’s other son Lyon Jr. passed away in 2020 at the age of 95.  The Tyler family still maintains the President’s home, Sherwood Forest Plantation, in Virginia.

First, I got the newspaper and checked the obituaries, and I was not in it today.  That’s a beautiful way to start the day.  We looked at the calendar, and no doctor’s appointments, another plus for this fine day.

However, we did have to heat south at 7:30 AM because we had an appointment at the gym.  I go running when I have to – like when the ice cream truck is turning 60, or I need a lift to the bakery.  Ah, Exercise: The joy of flex.

We finished our self-mutilation in about 55 minutes and walked out with our tongues dragging the ground.  We had to get some gift cards from Starbucks, but Mary was out like a light when we arrived there.

When we arrived home, Ed and Betty stopped by, and Ed took a look at my upstairs air conditioner.  We decided it was probably the running capacitor, but we had no way of checking it here.  Ed took it to the running capacitor hospital!

Now down to serious business, Girl Night Out at the Elks.  Someone took a movie of our antics.

Upon getting home, Mary got the cooking itch again, and off we went.  We cooked until 9:00 PM.

Neil Diamond will be here tomorrow evening, and we have a table for ten set up!

Yes, we are going!

Bob came in on the Honda with wheels burning rubber and bugs in his teeth!  He looked better; the butterflies gave him that “ridden look.”

Bob took the training wheels off before the picture was taken.

Mary hit the kitchen again, doing a stir-fry with meatballs.  The yellow is from the yellow squash, which was delicious and pretty.  Squash are classified as either summer or winter varieties, depending on when they are harvested.

Summer squashes!

Summer squashes are harvested when immature while the rind is still tender and edible.


Spicy meatballs to go with the squash; can’t beat that!  Why did the meatballs tell the spaghetti to go to sleep?  It was pasta bedtime.

Oh boy!

Mary plated everything up while I got the vino ready.  We watched a movie called The Age Of Adaline.  A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident.  After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into.

Time to dine!

We watched “Montford: The Chickasaw Rancher” during dinner; it was an excellent movie.  A remarkable story inspired by the life of renowned Chickasaw cattleman Montford T. Johnson, a man who overcame incredible hardships to establish a ranching empire along the famous cattle highway of the American West, the Chisolm Trail.

By the time dinner was over, we had decided to crash.  It’s going to be a busy weekend.

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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