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Tuesday And We Are Off To Another Doctor; Lunch With Miss Robin; Celebrate Veteran’s Day!!

Joe’s Nightmare!

My internal alarm went off at 5:57 a.m., followed by a recording that said, “Get up and get moving.” I reluctantly got out of bed, but it took me a while to start moving.  I spent around forty minutes working on my Daily Diary before my wife woke up and entered the office with a big smile.

Starting the day with my bride’s kiss and good morning wishes ensures a terrific day ahead.

Into the kitchen, I went and went straight to the coffee maker.  I added some dry powder to our coffee and milk and turned on the blender.  The sound of the blender was as loud as the Saturn V rocket engine taking off for the moon.  The mixture exploded, spilling and splashing protein-laden coffee all over the kitchen island.

I got stuck in a blender once!  Pour me…

Mental note: Get a taller coffee cup or a smaller blender.  Perhaps a variable-speed blender will do?  Maybe I should have known about the blended since it was a kick-start device and used JP4 for fuel!

I ordered a new blender, but they sent me one that had clearly been used.  It seems like there was a mix-up at the store.

We shuffled in the backyard for a while, picking bell peppers and string beans.  Mary took her cart and did a round of the roses, making everything look great.

I suggested we go in the hot tub, but Mary reminded me of what happened last time; she is still giggling about the incident!

I did NOT think it was that funny!  She still calls me “Shorty”!

We went to the doctor, and of course, my coughing has improved, but I still cannot get Robotussin with Codine.  The damned drug addicts have made it impossible for law-abiding citizens to get medicine; this country is going to the dogs!

We had a doctor’s appointment and later met Robin for lunch in Seal Beach.  Even though she arrived before us and had to leave early, we enjoyed the short visit.  I had to put on my reading glasses to order as the menu was hard to read.

I had to do it!

Mary usually follows suit, but today, she stayed calm and professional!

Mary resisted!

We did some additional Christmastime coordination, and we are going to Sherman Gardens Night Of A Thousand Lights just after dinner at Rothchilds.  We also got the dates for our annual visit to the Mission Inn in Riverside.  We will also be going to the Elks Candy Cane Dinner/Dance, so the December Calendar has little space.

After enjoying a great meal, we headed home and relocated Mr. Fall to a more visible spot, where he sparked a lengthy conversation with passersby.  I saw a female scarecrow, and I said, hay girl.

Why don’t scarecrows eat?  They are already stuffed.

Mr. Fall came out of hiding.

As the evening approached, we made our way to the Lodge to celebrate Veteran’s Day.  The Lodge was beautifully decorated for the event, and we anticipated about 90 guests based on our earlier reservations.  However, we were pleasantly surprised that the main ballroom was packed with attendees!

Decorated for the evening

Bob weighs three pounds more than when he was in the service in the 1970s; disgusting!  He is, however, a handsome devil!

“America’s fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure our great nation stays free.  We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers who have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.” – Allen Boyd.

Hello Sarge!

The All-American Boys Chorus was the entertainment this evening, and they were terrific.  The All-American Boys Chorus started as a small church choir in Orange County, California, in 1970 and has grown into a 501(c)(3) non-profit, internationally-touring, non-denominational chorus that fosters creativity and leadership development in over one hundred boys yearly.

The performers sang multiple songs and received an enthusiastic standing ovation from the audience!

They sounded great!

Each service was called to stand; the US Army and Marines were most represented.

Why do Navy pilots prefer to be called naval aviators?  Because they don’t want to be called ‘flying seamen.’

Standing ovation: Go, Army!

Bill looked pretty good this evening.  We all mumbled something about “shiver me timbers!” and “It’s a pirate’s life for me!”

What do they call cleaners in the Navy?  Scrubmarines.

Whew, we thought the Tee was coming off also!

Who says the Navy and Army do not get along?

Army Navy!

Check out her cap; she outranks us all.  Captain Mary is in command!

Mary is surrounded!

After the show, we wandered into the other lounge and had a glass of wine!  The Sarge followed us!

Handsome devil!

Dang, I love that girl!  She can be my CO anytime!

Just us!

We left the Elks Club around 9:30 p.m. and reached home within 15 minutes, thanks to the empty freeway.  We went to bed early as tomorrow is Wednesday, and Mary has her gym routine to follow while I complete my household chores, including preparing for Thanksgiving.

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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