I think it was about a year ago that I was in love with a little red-haired girl named Linda who sat next to me in third grade. Six months ago, I was a young soldier home on leave from Army Basic Training and proud to show off my uniform and my National Defense Ribbon. Last month I was welcoming my first child into the world. A week ago, Miss Terry and I were on our first date. Yesterday I published my first Big Lake novel.
So would someone please explain to me how I woke up 70 years old today?
Can you believe I made it to my seventh decade in almost one piece? Because I’ve got to be honest with you, it surprises the hell out of me! How did that happen?
I got a great early birthday gift yesterday when our dear friends Aaron Borovoy and Peter Ambrose treated us to dinner at Dixie Crossroads in Titusville. Aaron and I have been Facebook friends for a long time, and then I met Peter online through him. We finally got to meet in person in January when they were staying at a nearby campground, and all four of us clicked instantly.
Since then, they sold their big diesel pusher motorhome, quit the fulltime RV life, and bought a park model in St. Petersburg, along with a Ford pickup and small travel trailer for short trips. They are camping in Titusville for a few days and invited us to dinner. Great seafood with great friends? Heck, yes, we’ll be there!
After dinner, we talked for a bit, but the place was getting busy, so we left and hung around outside feeding the fish and turtles in the restaurant’s pond as we visited for a while longer. Then we went our separate ways but we look forward to getting together with our friends again one of these days real soon. Thanks again for dinner and some great conversation, Peter and Aaron!
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Thought For The Day – Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love will make him wag his tail.