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06/19/19 06:01 PM #9642    

 

Scotty Croom

cephus,jr. if teddy /fiquet is royalty , he is a duke, because he is no count...honked aGAIN SUN. , as we flew by......


06/19/19 07:03 PM #9643    

 

Teddie Jordan

Scotty, and to think back to that second day of kindergarten when mama, desperate to get me to stay at school and not to cut through the woods and beat her home again, said as we walked over to you, “Now this looks like a nice boy!”

🤪👍

 


06/23/19 02:39 PM #9644    

 

Wayne Lake

From the North

Long time no/no for me, thanks to all that have corresponded and sorry I have not replied, contributed much to the forum or attended recent get-togethers – no excuses except old, tired, dumb, lazy and fat.

Currently up North enjoying pleasant weather with numerous species of birds in the back yard.  Got a note from Lynn Wren verifying my mailing address and got to thinking (a potentially dangerous social situation) that Jackie had two last names that were birds and Lynn has one and they both have been instrumental leaders of our little Waltrip 64 clan. The Gold Finch is one of my favs on the feeder and we had House Wrens nesting out back. It’s a small world when you think about it. Whenever I log in, I think about Jackie, RIP……

Fishin’ was terrible last winter everywhere I went from Galveston to Mansfield. Hope it gets better this next season or I’m gonna ‘have to take up new hobbies. I brought a pad and pencils up North but have not tried sketching yet. I also brought my fly rod and waders but have not yet wet a line.

Headed to Normandy in the fall to pay our respects to the greatest generation on this 75th anniversary. I have been studying up on WWII and the more I read, the more I wish I would have learned earlier. Will go to the National D-Day/WWII Museum in Nawlins’ over the 4th of July and stop in London on the way to France in order to purge the cobwebs and visit the Cabinet War Rooms across from 10 Downing St where Winston Churchill prosecuted the war effort. If you have never been through them and you are ever in London, take the time and go – they were closed from 1948 -1984 and when opened to the public, everything was left the same as it was during the war. After France, we are going to spend time in S.W. England/Cornwall and I am looking forward to the trip. Will be back to TX just in time for the 55th and hope to see you all there.

Thanks to Johnny, Barbara, Beverly, Lynn, Tom, Jimmie Sue and everybody else that keeps us in touch,

wtl                  


06/25/19 12:01 AM #9645    

 

Beau Wann, Jr.

     It's me again Margaret! ! !   Hey Scotty, we heard your honk, we honked back.  If TJ is no count, then yall might have to DUKE it out, hey!   Wheel chairs or walkers at 40 paces, after a nap of course.  Hey Wayne, wow, what a whirld traveler you are.  I'd love to see a slide show of all the places you've been.  Fishings not been very good up here on the hill eyether.  I did catch some cod today, from Krogers howsomever. 

     I use to love to fish, or thought I did, even though I rarely went.  First two and only fish I ever caught was a sheepshead and a flounder in Matagorda bay, on just a hook and line. I think I was 10 or roundabouts thereof. Mom kept those in the freezer till I left home 10 years later. 

    Fishing was Kind of like I use to play golf, never good at it, in fact downright stunk at it.  Good thing my boys didnt inhierit my talents, or no talents. Both lads were good at golf and  have fished the whirld and caught schools of fish. Both hunters, me, no, unless it was hunting for something to eat or the remote.

    Seems like a fall eenin here up in the CHALPS.  Nice and cool, almost clear skys, lots O stars and fireflys. All that was missing was the smell of my moms cooking wafting out the kitchen window on DuBarry.  Dont know why the cooking back then was more oderiferous than it is today. Might just be my nose as gone awry. Well no matter, food is food even if it isnt bread, rice, pasta or taters.

      I seem to be stuck at 167 168 pounds, and have been for the last few months.  Dont know what the problem is, I havent cheated and had any of the four "white" food groups.  Or sugar.  My sons tell me I'm not eating enough fat.  74 years of "fat is bad for you" is hard to overcome. I did have some bacon though, just not dipped in a pound of butter like "keto" wants you to do. Well, I'll get there sooner or later I reckon.  I am down to a 30 waist in mah wranglers, that's something ah reckon.

    Got a pinched nerve in my back that started around 1:47 AM Sunday morning.  That bad boy pain grabbed me and said "hit the deck", so I did. Good thing the floor was there to break my fall, eh.  Well, the floor, the cedar chest, couple pair of boots, foot stool and a cat dish were all there helping to get me to the floor. Good thing they were there or I might have hurt myself. "Houston, we have a problem"...  Let me tell you, a pinched nerve in the back registers a 10 squared on the 1 to 10 scale. I've had them before, just not at 74 years old.

    Took me some time to recover and get up as no matter how I moved, it was the wrong way. And wouldnt you know my beloved was in Big D little a double L a s.  By the time she got home at noon, I had inched my way out to the containers and rounded up the walker, inched my way back to the house, finished the laundry I had started Saturday, finished cleaning the kitchen, fed all the animals and walked same.

       Must not have been too bad if I did all that eh!  I'm not an ordinary citizen, I do what needs to be done no matter what.  As soon as she walked through that door, I handed over the reins and all control to her. Took a couple O pain pills and dozed the rest of the day.  I use to be against drugs of any kind, but now ahm all for em.  I will say today it's much better, hell anything is better than "Sunday morning coming down" off a pinched nerve.

     Seems all my pains have multiplied and magnified this year. T9 where I broke my back in 15, has started feeling like I've got a flaming arrow stuck there. Dont the indians know, we're at peace?  Besides, I didnt steal their lands, homes and hunting grounds, in fact, they can have it all back, of course they'll have to mow it some.

    Looks like the guv has signed a bill allowing "hemp" to be grown here in texas, now they have to appoint a committee to appoint a committee on who's going to regulate it and the rules etc. That ought to take about 20 more years.  If they dont allow the good ol boy farmers and ranchers, those with thousands of acres, to rule things, I might apply for a license to grow it on the hill. I read where it's some 400,000 plants per acre. That seems a tad much, but I'm game.  (maybe I read that wrong).

    Anyone out there want a really cute BEAGLE???? She has proved to be too much of a challenge for this ol boy.  Never seen a nose like hers with four feet and a tail. When she's on the trail of something, she cackles like a chicken. Yup, maybe she's a "chicken Beagle" who knows! Well there is such a thing as a chicken hawk, a chicken snake and chicken ranch, and game of chicken and chicken foot, so maybe.......   Gonna contact the Beagle rescue people and see if they will find her a home. She has to stay in the kennel whenever she is in the house, or else she will leave us all kinds of unwanted presents, even though she had just done that outside.  Go figure! ! !  

   My eldest son and his wife found a rescue down at NRG stadium at an animal greet and meet and adopt affair.  It's a Munsterlander, a large munsterlander.  There is a small munsterlander, though alike in appearance and work ethic and temperment, not related. As one would imagine, the Munsterlander was developed in Munster, Germany, duh! ! !  Most Munsterlander breeders will not let one be adopted by a non hunting family as that breed was bred to hunt, despelling "that ol dog dont hunt" theory.  (sure wish I had my cooper back).

    Speaking of which, my sister the artist, painted a portrait of Cooper from a picture I sent her. Let me tell you, she captured his soul in his eyes.  She said she painted the eyes last and cried while doing it. You'ld have to see it, it is magnificent. Maybe I'll take a picture of the painting and post it here.  I still believe that ol boy was an angel and I was the lucky chosen caretaker. 

   Ok, time to deplane boss. Keep the sun at your six and "ride boldly ride"

Your frien and resident Munsterpain, Cephus R Me esq...  


06/28/19 08:27 PM #9646    

 

Teddie Jordan

HAROLD JR. (Cephus), Theo here. Please post the portrait of Cooper that your sister painted. Fond memories of him down at Freer on our OFDH on the couch watching TV and enjoying the A/C, and would love to see it!

Also good memories of her and her young son coming to the grocery store and shopping in the evenings during high school. Now that I think about it that young fellow is probably in his late 50’s now. Wow!


06/29/19 05:05 PM #9647    

 

Beau Wann, Jr.

Ok TJ, here it is.  I was looking for the picture that she painted it from, found it, lost it again. This is a blow up of part of a picture. We were at Oaks Pres one Sunday with Coop for the blessings of the animals, and also a lot of kiosks were set up, this rescue gbroup and that rescue group among others. Coop was laying under a tree at Dianes feet.  He was craning his neck, looking up at her with such loving eyes.   I think it's on my extra hard drive.  I will look again. 

       Been having a heck of a time trying to get on the net. Says we are connected, but it just sits there no matter how many times we refresh or redo over.  Well anyhoo, here is a portrait of an angel.  I do remember our dove hunt.  Cant remember a finer funner time than the dove hunt in Freer at your place. Thanks for the great memories and camraderie..

I found it....


07/04/19 07:19 PM #9648    

 

Beau Wann, Jr.

     It's me again Margaret !   Today was sort of a triumph for me, I trimmed my own toenails. Yup, there was dancing in the streets and parades and fairs and fireworks and all kinds of celebrations.  I didnt think it was that big a deal, however, I havent been able to do that for a few years. Now my belly is gone, voila, I can trim myown nails
      On a much sadder note, my bike riding days seem to have come to an end. I was suppose to ride in the 4th of july parade in Chappell Hill, (voted best small town parade in America. By whom, I dont know.)   Anyway, my legs hips and shoulders hurt so bad I couldnt hold it up. Luckily the kickstand was still employed or it'd be laying on it's side with me under it.  It only weighs 900 pounds!   Heavy sigh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
       Getting back to our toes...(martha? that ol boy is talkin about his toes again, get the kids away from the computer...)  Yeah yeah yeah, toes toes toes...I have heard from an educational source some years back that since we dont use our toes for anything, except balance, that they will disappear.  Hmmm, I've had mine for 74 years and they look ok to me.  And besides, I use my toes all the time, testing the water, planting them in the sand at the beach, well not that one so much, only been to the beach twice in the last 50 years, but should the occasion arise, I wil plant my toes in the sand.
        You know, that Bobby Darwin fella was wrong about evolution.  Oh, I believe in some things evolving, like dough into bread, and chocolate chips into cookies and stuff like that, but us from apes?   I dont think so.  If that were true, why are there still apes and monkees? huh?  What, they not all get the memo?   "Yo dude, tomorrow we're gonna change into human beings, but tonight we party, eat with our toes and stuff, yeah, rock and roll"
         My beloved was reading this over my shoulder, and says Bobby was not Darwins first name, Charles was his first name.  I say, so what, Bobby, Charlie, Bill, Pete, whatever, he was still wrong! ! !  I know, this is all pretty heavy stuff to be laying on youse youtes on 4th of july, but someone had to do it and today seemed appropriate, cause we can all celebrate our toes together.   So, next 2nd Saturday, Fudds is coming up, so bring your toes, cause I'm bringing mine! 
      Got another name change for the little munchkin beagle..."Georgi Girl" !!!!!     I was listening to my tunes and had the Seekers on and they were singing Georgi Girl, and I being of niether sound mind or body, was singing along with them.  The munchkin came and sat at my feet and sorta barked or squeaked or whatever munchkins do.  I stopped singing and said "good girl Georgi Girl", and she went away.  So I started singing again, "hey there Georgi Girl da da da da da da da...."  not sure of the words, but I do know the title.  So back comes the little munchkin and sits at my feet and talks to me, sort of. 
      Sasaaaay, we have a winner, "Georgi Girl", yeah that's the ticket, Georgi Girl! ! ! !   Diane seems to think the munchkin just wanted me to shut up, that's why she responded. I say "balderdash" ! ! !   That pup likes the name so Georgi Girl it is, so there. Ha, take that Mr Darwin!   Mathew Brady was right! ! ! 
      Ok, time to deplane boss, keep the sun at your six and "ride boldly ride"..
your frien and resident big toe,  Cephus R Me, esq.   


07/10/19 08:31 PM #9649    

 

Teddie Jordan

So is Anybody going to be at Fudd’s on Saturday?? 

Beau, you called this second Saturday standing get together, and I know you mentioned and reminded us of it in one of your posts a couple of weeks ago. 


07/11/19 09:56 AM #9650    

 

Richard Meek '65

Paige and I are planning to be there. Assuming we don't have to deal with a hurricane.


07/11/19 10:22 AM #9651    

 

Richard Meek '65

Just so more of you will be inclined to attend, Paige will be entertaining everyone with a report on her concert tour of Israel. She wasn't performing alone though. Our church choir performed six concerts while there. They even had groupies atttending them. While she was globe trotting, I traveled to Fort Worth to a attend a conference for Water board Directors. I liked my trip better. I just got in the car, drove to Fort Worth. Attended the conference. Got paid to be there and drove home. Paige got to fly for a total of fourteen hours to get to Tel Aviv then a two hour bus ride to Jeruslem. Then of course reverse that to get home. My trip coming home got exciting due to torrential downpours and a detour because of an accident on Hwy. 290 that shut down the south bound side of the highway. Turned a normally four hour trip into six and a half hours. I don't have any pictures of my trip but she has plenty of hers.Pretty interesting stuff. Particularly the picture of her riding a camel. Hope to see lots of you folks on Saurday. We're going to have a positive attitude that the unfortunate folks in Louisiana with be dealing with Hurricane Barry. Yes!


07/14/19 12:21 AM #9652    

 

Beau Wann, Jr.

     It's me again Margaret !   I may or may not finish typing this due to my phingers not cooperating. I donno, is it me or is it memorex?  Nah, my psycho moralgia hoten toten hoochiecoochie has been acting up again this year, in fact all this year and mostly into last year. This 6 months on the pain scale of 1 to 10, it's been a 10 squared, kill an ordinary human, even a kryptonian for crying out loud, and been trying not to do that.  I'm plumb crippled up especially in the morning.  I have found that no matter how intense the pain, if I can get moving without tripping and falling, I can generally get through the day, but I better not stop, cause it gets worse.

     Sorry I missed all yall at fudges tonight, Doc Fraunkensteen gave me some meds that shut my immune system down, or severely hampers it's ability to phight inphections, and I dont need another problem at this time, thank you very much.   My better half went in my stead and thoroughly enjoyed herself with yalls company as she always does.   I wont be aloud to leave the compound till next Saturday, or whenever the med regimine has expired.  Then after my "citizens arayest" is up, "I'm off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of ..." rumortoligist. (I know that's not how you spell it, but I have so much fun with that sort of thing)   Hmmm, wonder just what rumor he or she will be spreading around.

     Got another name change for the little munchkin. Seems she is so picky about what she wants to be called, and I dont blame her, wish I'd had a say in what my handle was gonna be.  Anyway, seems Diane was right about the name Georgy Girl, her not wanting me to sing. Something about carrying a tune in a basket. Seems she only came when I struck up the band and sang "Hey there Georgi Girl, da da da da da da da...." or woids to that defect.  So now, we've finally hit upon a name she likes and actually responds to,   "Isabelle", or "Izzy", Or "Iz".   Hmmm, wonder if that's what bill was talking about when he said "all depends on what Iz Iz,  a munchkin Beagle?

     She does respond to Izzy and all it's kin.  But, I'm here to tell you, that little munchkin is krazy animated squared.  When she and Dixie are not engaged in some kind of combat, Izzy is racing around the yard, touching down every 4 or 5 feet, with her mouth open trying to catch grasshoppers.  Looks like a cartoon, Snoopy comes to mind. 

     We've had temps up in the 100s  this past week with heat index up in the 120s, now that's hot mah phriends.   No rain in the last month or so.  We see rain on the radar racing towards us, only to split and go around. Now that's just rude dontcha think!  Oh well, when it finally starts raining I'll be complaining about too much water, you know how that goes. 

     It's late, so ahm gonna sing off for now. Sorry I missed seeing all youse youtes, maybe in August things will be much better.   Oh, we're having a pool put in as I type this. After having one for 20 years and swearing I'd never have another one, I'm looking forward to some zero gravity and a spa.

       I've found my "speedos" and man do I look phantastic!   Sorta like a mozzarela cheese stick wearing a coozy.  HA, unsee that!    I also found my Lloyd Bridges "Sea Hunt" Navy issue  mens, knit swim trunks, waist size 30.  I've had those things for 55 years, dont know how long the Navy had them, or who they had design them, Twiggy or whoever.   I tried them on, and they just aint right atall. Yeah, I can still get into them,  now I've shed 45 pounds, but dont think I'll model those for anyone. What were they thinkin????

     Wow, it's already past "midnight at the oasis, bring your camel to bed...", never did quite get that song. Probably written by the same guy that wrote "Tie me kangaroo down sport".  Guy, Gal, probably Carole King, she wrote just about every tune in the 50s and 60s anyhoo, what a talent she is. 

       You know, I really believe my mom was wright, about me being  "retarded".   She didnt quite put it that way, but I knew what she meant.  Her basis for that diagnosis was the fact that my brain was deprived of O2 when I was born, being blessed with double pnumonia and asthma and almost dying.  I am a little slow at things!  I can tie my own shoes however especially now that my belly is gone and not in the way anymore.  Well, my brain knows how to tie my shoes, but my phingers dont particularly care what my brain is up to.  Opening jars and things up here is a comedic but sad experience around this house hold.  Feels like I've got bricks at the end of my arms, and dont get me started on my arms....ok phyne!

     I do believe I was signing off wasnt I.   Sooooo, keep the sun at your six and "ride boldly ride"..
your frien and resident "Mark Spitz" lookalike and all around greek god,  Cephus Neptunus Magnamonious the greatus, esqus.   


07/14/19 08:48 AM #9653    

 

Scotty Croom

wish that we could have been there,too...still iffy weather,power has stayed on since late  yesterday am....so.we had food,computer and cell phones...more rain expected thru tues...bo, i have aches in feet and hands,but if i get up and move they seem to go away...  rescheduled trip to htown and hill country until aug. 1st..travel between biloxi ands beaumont will be drier...


07/14/19 05:28 PM #9654    

 

Beau Wann, Jr.

     Hey Scotty, glad you are well.  Diane said there was a good crowd there last night, and you and Sharon would have added just that many more good folks.  I'm so glad that Diane fits in well with our class because even when I cant go I still feel connected because Diane is there. Talk about best of both whirlds.

       We cant buy rain up here in the Chalps.  First couple O years here, and we were inundated with frog stranglers weekly,  just goes to show you some days chicken, some days feathers.  It will start wraining up here at some point, so not to worry...maybe!  Just dont want it to start anytime soon so as not to hamper cornstruction on the zero gravity pit and spa.

    Would you believe I've got on my speedos as I type this! ! !   Yup, getting in practice on  modeling mah swimwear.  My arms and face are dark as an islanders, but mah legs....hmm hmm hmm, they will blind you. Look like two mozzarella cheese sticks.   I never ever cottoned to shorts even when I was a liter kid.  Bugs always biting and crawling on your legs, cat or dogs always scratching your unprotected legs.  Maybe I can come up with some "long shorts" .  Not sure how that's going to work, but we will see what we will see, eh what!

     Time to deplane,  Little Miss has gotten up off my arms so I can turn loose of the keyboard.  Although it's a tad hampering to type with a cat laying on your arms and the keboard, but it's good finger and arm  excersize, plus cant see the keyboard, so mah typing skills improve with each forum response. Keeps your hands and arms warm, heaven knows with it 100 degrees outside I sure do need em kept warm. Might change Little Miss name to "Jimmie Lee, typing teacher".  She always said she didnt allow for her students to look at the keyboard.  Well, Little Miss has seen to it that I honor those class room instructions.

    Keep the sun at your six and "ride boldly ride"
your frien and resident  greek god swimwear yodeler,  and Acapulco cliff diver, (not cliff notes), Zeus Cephus esqus.


07/16/19 08:26 AM #9655    

 

Beau Wann, Jr.

     Gooooooood morning Chappell Hillllllll...!!!!  Off to the races today, well, maybe not actually races, with cars bikes or horses, more like lame snails, but off to the...anyway, wherever that may be.  Little Miss, my nazis typing class instructor is once again laying across my arms and hands and keyboard looking very content and full of herself, if not full of a can of tuna as well.   She weighs about 8 pounds maybe 9ish.  Big Oliver use to lay on my hands and arms and the keyboard, and the desk and the whole office.  When he layed around the house, he layed around the house litterally, he weighed 22 pounds and that was on a light day.

    However, the aforementioned is not why I've gathered all of you together this morning.  SO WAKE UP!!!!!  And that's all I have to say about that!  Zero gravity pit and spa going along fast, then slow then nothing.  It thundered yesterday, and the tile people left like ICE was after em.  It's just a little thunder people, come on, no rain, no lighting, no hits no runs and nobody left on, cept me.

    Ok, time to deplane and quickly. My macular degeneration seems to have kicked in full syringe, cant see what I'm typing, BOOOOOO.  Little Miss seems to have s ensed it as well, cause she has gotten up and is in my lap kissing my cheek.s  I love this little kitty.  fortunately my typing skills are such that I dont really need to see the keyboard or screen, so I can type with my eyes shut, and sometimes do like now.

Keep the sun at your six and "ride boldly ride"
Your frien and resident whacko, Cephus Magoofus Greekus Godus, esquireus...


07/16/19 03:29 PM #9656    

 

Beau Wann, Jr.

     It's me again Margaret !  Mr Magoo!   Ok, dont panic, dont know what caused the vision problem, but it seems to have gone away. Thought I'd let yall know before yall all mobilized the entire class and showed up on our doughstep, not that you wouldnt be welcome.  For sure come when the zero gravity pit and spa is finished.

        Sure acted like MacD, first couldnt see out of the center of my eye, but then it moved to my peripheral.  Wierd.  Decided I'd lay down with Little Miss, so we cut a few Zs.  I just love that kitty!  Time passes, got moving, mowed part of the hill, moved stuff around with the tractor, weedeated, etc.  Now it's shower and nap time....Goodness gracious, mah hands are cramping up something fierce.  The powers that b e just dont want me typing today, so I will sing off.

     Keep the sun at your six and "ride boldly ride"

Your frien and resident blind cripple and crazy Cephus Magoofus esquireus...

    


07/17/19 08:24 AM #9657    

 

Beau Wann, Jr.

     Good morrow myne fyne waltripynes, brokedown Magoofus back atchafalya this fyne mernin.  Just a tad foggy heah up in the Chalps.  Pups and kitties all fed, pups out on the "daugie decks" in the backyard.  They sure are a funny lot those critters, and I'm not of course.  

    Little Miss and I sat out on the front porch last night, bathed in the light of the full moon, watching the fireflies and listening to the crickets, well I cant hear the crickets, but my beloved visited us and said the crickets were cricketing real loud.  The crickets I could hear were Liszt,  Brahms, DeBussy, Rachmaninoff,  Bethoven, Chopin, Paganini etc.  Probably my all time favorite is Liszt.  Music for the angels for sure, and they were kind enough to allow me to listen in. 

     The one great thing about my "smart stupid phone" is that I can get YOUTUBE on it and "bluetooth" it to my "Rock" speaker out on the porch. Sounds like the orchestra is a settin rat out on the hill serenadin me personally.   Got that phyne rock speaker for my birthday, wow, what a phyne developement that toined out to be. 

     Back in the old days I could generally name a composition by whichever composer composed it.  Now, I just remember the tune but dont recollect name of or composer. But, that's ok as long as I can listen. I can hear a piece like Claude DeBussys Claire De Lune for violin, piano, harp, cello etc.  Really makes for a wonderful listening experience.  AND I can hear them without me bionic ears also too!

     Ever now and again I'll feel like a little rock and roll and go back to the 50s or 60s or even some swing way back in the 30s and 40s.    How about Jimmy Durrante singing "I'lll be seeing you" or "As time goes by", Vera Lynn singing the same tunes.  Alltime favorite big band/early rock and roll instrumental tune is "So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey.  He passed away 3 months after that came out in 55. I think it went right to the top of the chart if memory serves me correctly, although dont know why it should start now.

     "Moonlight Serenade" by Glenn Miller of course, and  "Stranger on the Shore" are close 2nd to the aforementioned, then Floyd Crammers "Last Dance".  Mostly nowdays its the classics I strain my broke ears for. I always get "Rhapsody in Blue" by Rachmaninoff confused with Claude DeBussys "Claire De Lune", but no matter, both as beautiful as  can be.

     Technology is such today that even when my hearing gets more worser, and it is, ear phones and ear buds work phyne, bud.

     Going to Texas Aand M this morning to my new Rumor toligist to hear his or her rumors on payne, then back to the mountain.  Started last of 4 days of the meds this morning. Be glad when I'm phinished with them.  No ill side affects, just tired of having to take them at breakfast at the same time of day, and having to write it down so I will remember what when where and why! 

    I know this post was sort of boring, but I'm excersizing my phingers without a kitty laying across the keyboard.   Hope all is well with everyone and come hell or high water I will be at next Phudds.

Keep the sun at your six and "ride boldly ride"..

Your frien and resident soothsayer and dragonslayer, Cephus Magoofus Magillicutus esquireus


07/17/19 07:27 PM #9658    

 

Scotty Croom

beau,i agree about music.,....i had gershwin's raphsody in blue/amer. in paris album and played it until it wore out..that was true music..did anyone take pics sat at fudds...thats why we miss jackie soo much...made it thru barry ok..just lost power for 3 times sat. am,but stayed on after 10am...


07/18/19 12:30 AM #9659    

 

Beau Wann, Jr.

     Hey Scottman, so, youre the onliest (east texas for only) one reading my boring shstuff eh.   Well, glad to have you, it gets lonesome here on the air late at night.  You know, that's something I've allus wanted to do, have myne very own AM radidio station, and then I can play whatever in the heck I want to listen to.  Wonder what it costs to set up an AM station, and how many hoops you have to jump through for the Feds.  Then you have to pay ASCAP money for playing their music. Hmmmm, what if it were a non profit station????

     I remember listening to the radidio back in me youte, whether it be from the headphone, singular, stereo had not been invented yet, of my ol crystal radidio set mounted in a cigar box, or in the ol 51 ford heading to or from Little Rock. Mom and dad drove at night, no air back in them halcyon days so it was cooler to drive at night. Plus for some reasons Fords ran a tad hot.  It was an 8 hour trip back then, dont know how they stayed awake.  All they had to listen to was fuzzy AM stations.  I generally slept on the floor board in the back, or layed there listening to the road noise and the strained music drifting in and out of range.

    One song I allus heard on the road was the Ames brothers "Canadian Sunset", to me, that was the loneliest song in the whirld.  Now when I hear it, still reminds me of those trips and  "lonesome" for some reason. Guess maybe I was just a lonesome kid back in them DuBarry Days.  Sometimes I still feel that way, and can be lonesome in a crowd.  Dont know why, it just is. Some things you can change and some things you cant.

     Went to mah gnu rumor tologist today.  Nice young man, doctor!  He listened intently at my ailments, mostly pain. And for some reason the pain genie was out of her bottle and beating the hell out of me, her and the Poly Myalgia sisters.  Usually when you go to the doctor, or mechanic about your car making a strange sound, or acting up, when you get there, it's all running smooth, no pain, no problem. No so today, wow!  I was hurting so bad, I was jabbering like a magpie, and pacing,  it was bad.

      I kept apologizing to the nurses and doctor about my mouth running away with itself, saying it was the pain making me so hyper, and it was, and they said they understood. I mean, I was talking a mile a minute with just about anything that came to mind.    I guess I wasnt their first patient. 

       It's hard to relay the kind of pain I'm in to anyone, because unless youve experienced it, you have no idea.  Like anything else, I'm starting to get use to it and tolerate it more. Kind of like the cigaret commercial, "are you smoking more but enjoying it less?"  We all know the answer to that dont oui! ! !

     Anyway, they took blood for some reference point and the doc is increasing the prednisone strength and longer, oh joy! ! !   You know, I started to bolt from the waiting room, thinking, what the hell, I dont even care anymore about it, nothing they can do about it no matter what it is, but I'd already paid my 45 dollars so see the doctor I must.

    Just because I talk about my pain so much, doesnt mean that there arent others out there with more worser problems, I'm just yakin!  Believe it or not, it does help to talk about it even if it's typed out on a puter keyboard.  Little Miss is asleep and snoring in my arms as I type this. Did I mention I love this little kitty. One of the most loving creatures I've ever encountered.   OH, BTW that's "by the way"!  I didnt know it before, but now I do, so BTW, I SAW A CAMEL ON THE WAY TO COLLEGE STATION !!!!!!!!   Yup, no kidding!

    It's on the right hand side of 6 just north of Hempstead about 5 miles maybe, just beyond the "Hill Country BBQ" joint.   Yeah, a real bonifide by golly Camel.  Of course that worries me that it could be being mistreated. What the heck is a camel doing on the road to College station?   I didnt see a mate, so it must be alone and wondering why the heck it'd been sent to "hell".  Oh well, my compassion button is always pushed to the max!

    My beloved has been looking on line and in our nutrition books about the management of pain.  Lots of conflicting data from maybe not so reliable sources.  One souce says "tomatos" cause inflamation of the joints, and another source claims they help with the decrease of inflamation.   Most all agree that broccoli is the number one best food for youse youtes.  Oh joy, why cant it be chocolate malts and shipley donuts?   Just aint nothing right in this whirld is there.

     Another source says that "fermented" food is good for you.  I guess they havent looked in our fridge where everything is fermented and fuzzy green.  Sauerkraut is suppose to be good for youse, and voila, I love sauerkraut, and sausages or sauerkraut and sauerkraut.  If fermented things are good for youse, then it would stand to reason that some good sippin whiskey would be good for you, eh what. I mean, it's just fermented grain of sorts, eh!    Which is why I've decided to supplement my diet with some good ol Tennessee and or Kaintuck sippin whiskey. 

    Actually some of the best whiskey in the whirld comes from Texas ie Rebbeca Creek, and 1836.  Very nice indeed. Oh, and not to worry, I dont mix drugs and alcohol. Just alcohol and ice.  The drugs dont do very much and I dont have a good time, whereas the alcohol does dull the pain somewhat, and I can have a good time to boot.  Of course it does make you somewhat wobbly and the eyesight suffers just a tad, but what the heck, if I fall, I dont have far to fall, and the floor is always there to break my fall and I have cats and dogs to administer first aid via a lick on the cheek and hands, so see there, things are looking up indeed.

    No no no , I'm not gonna become a drunk, already been one of those in me youte, and didnt care for it atall. No, now I'm a more responsible drunk, and only drink really good expensive whiskey.  You know, I've only had 4 ounces over ice tonight, and the pain seems to have been stiffled somewhat, yeaaaaaaaa!  AND, maybe I can sleep too, double yeaaaaaa!

   Ok, so what have we learned here tonight?    I'm loonier than a march hare! I wish yall all could see me type with a cat on my arms.  I am phenomenal if not downright supernatural at typing.  Maybe make all the typing teachers in the whirld proud.  Yaaaawn!  Hey, I yawned!  Guess it's time to call it a day,  hit the hay, hit the rack, hit something with this tired old body, preferrably not the floor. 

    The cornstruction on the zero gravity pit and spa is still ongoing and sloooooowwwwww.  I  cannot wait to throw myself in the drink and float on a cloud O water.  I think it'll be a good thing dontchu?  I'm gonna try to get the sawbones to prescribe "pool" therapy for me, and then maybe I can get the insurance company to pay for the pool, heaven knows it isnt free! 

     Ok, just drained the last of my medicinal kaintuck pain and snake bite meds, and I must say I'm feelin po nain. So, tyme to sing off...
Keep the sun at your six and "ride boldly ride"...
Your frien and resident Doofus, Cephus Magoofus Retardus Maximus esquireus....

Post Script:  Surely EVERYONE wasnt "kung fu fighting..."  ! ! !      


07/18/19 04:50 PM #9660    

 

Pat Brantley (Ross)

 

Beau i read and enjoy your posts.  Have been having my own silly set of old age/illness.  Prednisone makes me aggressive to the point of homicidal.  Supposedly when it is injected directly into my back or hip I don’t have that problem.  I have news for them - wrong.  Had the week from hell with nervousness, pain and insomnia caused by an injection.  I had a sleep study so I could get my c-pap machine.  I slept less than 30 minutes so we do it again next week.  

I have been praying for a good home for your beagle.  

Music - classical is too calming while I am driving.  I need louder music for that.  I have Vera Lynn on my google play list of favorites.  I have everything from Puccini to Ed Sheeran to listen to in the car.  There are some really good new artists.  I love Glen Miller and Jimmy Dorsey.  Music needs to minister to my soul to be added to my lists.  

Summer heat has hit me harder this  year.  We are going to Baton Rouge for a funeral this weekend.  Driving on I-10 east is such a joy said no one ever.  That interstate is constantly being repaired from the area just west of the ship channel to New Orleans.  I am really praying for no glitches in our car a/c.  

Glad Wayne got to be in UK for D day celebration.  I love Churchill’s War Room.  I have spent a lot of time there will my grandson.  I walked him through the air raid shelter talking a mile a minute.  Poor kid is 25 now but he remembers me taking him to the Brandenburg Gate and preaching.  The stop he remembers the most was Auschwitz.  We covered a lot of Europe in 8 summers.  To tie this in to the music discussion - listen to Billy Joel’s song Leningrad while reading the lyrics.  Got to get back to chores.


07/19/19 01:17 AM #9661    

 

Bennie Schielack

Beau,

Scotty is not the only one reading your boring shstuff. We share a love of the great era's of music. A couple of albums you most likely never heard of, but trust me, you missed some great music, are . . . . . “Charge of the Light Brigade” by the Hollywood Bowl Symphony and one or more of the albums recorded by the Jack Daniels Distillery Band. 1812 always wakes me up, and Ghost Riders in the Sky boil my blood. Ravel's Bolero always reminds me of Bert Roth and Orchestra, and “10”. I enjoy all of the Big Band music. May favs from that period are the tunes one can ballroom dance to. Fortunately, even if my feet hurt, my knees hurt and my shoulders hurt, when I step out onto the dance floor, all of that pain vanishes, at least for a short while. Sometimes, I end up limping off the dance floor. Often, I limp onto the floor . . . . .

 

Also enjoy the swing music from the '40's because it brings to mind the greatest generation . . . . .I've enjoyed reading about the big war for many years, and still watch shows on TV about that period of our history.

 

Do you remember the little rocket ship shaped crystal radios? One had to pull the antenna out or push it back in to find a station? Even had to hook them to a pipe of some sort to get better reception.

 

I remember Houston Buffalo baseball games on the radio. I remember Highway Patrol, The Shadow, The Lone Ranger, Boston Blackie . . . . . I'm sure there are others, but I cannot remember what I had for lunch, so for sure I cannot remember all of the great radio dramas back in the good ol' days.

 

Do you remember Paul Berlin ? ? ? ? ? While I was going to U of H, he had a noonish time radio show and I always listened to him while traveling home each day. I remember a song called “Temptation” and if memory serves, it had only one word in the entire song. Paul is on KSEV 700 on Saturday nights from 6 til 8, I believe. A few weeks ago, I heard him, but it was a replay from some time ago. Still enjoy the music and his fantastic knowledge of music and the entertainment industry back in the day.

 

You might be feeling lonely in a crowd because, like so many other things we do and feel, (I never believed in this until the last few years), Gemini rules your life, as it does mine. Several years ago, I began to research the “sign” I was born under, and there are soooooo many comments that fit me to a “T”.Beau, Scotty is not the only one reading your boring shstuff. We share a love of the great era's of music. A couple of albums you most likely never heard of, but trust me, you missed some great music, are . . . . . “Charge of the Light Brigade” by the Hollywood Bowl Symphony and one or more of the albums recorded by the Jack Daniels Distillery Band. 1812 always wakes me up, and Ghost Riders in the Sky boil my blood. Ravel's Bolero always reminds me of Bert Roth and Orchestra, and “10”. I enjoy all of the Big Band music. May favs from that period are the tunes one can ballroom dance to. Fortunately, even if my feet hurt, my knees hurt and my shoulders hurt, when I step out onto the dance floor, all of that pain vanishes, at least for a short while. Sometimes, I end up limping off the dance floor. Often, I limp onto the floor . . . . .

 

Also enjoy the swing music from the '40's because it brings to mind the greatest generation . . . . .I've enjoyed reading about the big war for many years, and still watch shows on TV about that period of our history.

 

Do you remember the little rocket ship shaped crystal radios? One had to pull the antenna out or push it back in to find a station? Even had to hook them to a pipe of some sort to get better reception.

 

I remember Houston Buffalo baseball games on the radio. I remember Highway Patrol, The Shadow, The Lone Ranger, Boston Blackie . . . . . I'm sure there are others, but I cannot remember what I had for lunch, so for sure I cannot remember all of the great radio dramas back in the good ol' days.

 

Do you remember Paul Berlin ? ? ? ? ? While I was going to U of H, he had a noonish time radio show and I always listened to him while traveling home each day. I remember a song called “Temptation” and if memory serves, it had only one word in the entire song. Paul is on KSEV 700 on Saturday nights from 6 til 8, I believe. A few weeks ago, I heard him, but it was a replay from some time ago. Still enjoy the music and his fantastic knowledge of music and the entertainment industry back in the day.

 

You might be feeling lonely in a crowd because, like so many other things we do and feel, (I never believed in this until the last few years), Gemini rules your life, as it does mine. Several years ago, I began to research the “sign” I was born under, and there are soooooo many comments that fit me to a “T”.Beau, Scotty is not the only one reading your boring shstuff. We share a love of the great era's of music. A couple of albums you most likely never heard of, but trust me, you missed some great music, are . . . . . “Charge of the Light Brigade” by the Hollywood Bowl Symphony and one or more of the albums recorded by the Jack Daniels Distillery Band. 1812 always wakes me up, and Ghost Riders in the Sky boil my blood. Ravel's Bolero always reminds me of Bert Roth and Orchestra, and “10”. I enjoy all of the Big Band music. May favs from that period are the tunes one can ballroom dance to. Fortunately, even if my feet hurt, my knees hurt and my shoulders hurt, when I step out onto the dance floor, all of that pain vanishes, at least for a short while. Sometimes, I end up limping off the dance floor. Often, I limp onto the floor . . . . .

 

Also enjoy the swing music from the '40's because it brings to mind the greatest generation . . . . .I've enjoyed reading about the big war for many years, and still watch shows on TV about that period of our history.

 

Do you remember the little rocket ship shaped crystal radios? One had to pull the antenna out or push it back in to find a station? Even had to hook them to a pipe of some sort to get better reception.

 

I remember Houston Buffalo baseball games on the radio. I remember Highway Patrol, The Shadow, The Lone Ranger, Boston Blackie . . . . . I'm sure there are others, but I cannot remember what I had for lunch, so for sure I cannot remember all of the great radio dramas back in the good ol' days.

 

Do you remember Paul Berlin ? ? ? ? ? While I was going to U of H, he had a noonish time radio show and I always listened to him while traveling home each day. I remember a song called “Temptation” and if memory serves, it had only one word in the entire song. Paul is on KSEV 700 on Saturday nights from 6 til 8, I believe. A few weeks ago, I heard him, but it was a replay from some time ago. Still enjoy the music and his fantastic knowledge of music and the entertainment industry back in the day.

 

You might be feeling lonely in a crowd because, like so many other things we do and feel, (I never believed in this until the last few years), Gemini rules your life, as it does mine. Several years ago, I began to research the “sign” I was born under, and there are soooooo many comments that fit me to a “T”.Beau, Scotty is not the only one reading your boring shstuff. We share a love of the great era's of music. A couple of albums you most likely never heard of, but trust me, you missed some great music, are . . . . . “Charge of the Light Brigade” by the Hollywood Bowl Symphony and one or more of the albums recorded by the Jack Daniels Distillery Band. 1812 always wakes me up, and Ghost Riders in the Sky boil my blood. Ravel's Bolero always reminds me of Bert Roth and Orchestra, and “10”. I enjoy all of the Big Band music. May favs from that period are the tunes one can ballroom dance to. Fortunately, even if my feet hurt, my knees hurt and my shoulders hurt, when I step out onto the dance floor, all of that pain vanishes, at least for a short while. Sometimes, I end up limping off the dance floor. Often, I limp onto the floor . . . . .

 

Also enjoy the swing music from the '40's because it brings to mind the greatest generation . . . . .I've enjoyed reading about the big war for many years, and still watch shows on TV about that period of our history.

 

Do you remember the little rocket ship shaped crystal radios? One had to pull the antenna out or push it back in to find a station? Even had to hook them to a pipe of some sort to get better reception.

 

I remember Houston Buffalo baseball games on the radio. I remember Highway Patrol, The Shadow, The Lone Ranger, Boston Blackie . . . . . I'm sure there are others, but I cannot remember what I had for lunch, so for sure I cannot remember all of the great radio dramas back in the good ol' days.

 

Do you remember Paul Berlin ? ? ? ? ? While I was going to U of H, he had a noonish time radio show and I always listened to him while traveling home each day. I remember a song called “Temptation” and if memory serves, it had only one word in the entire song. Paul is on KSEV 700 on Saturday nights from 6 til 8, I believe. A few weeks ago, I heard him, but it was a replay from some time ago. Still enjoy the music and his fantastic knowledge of music and the entertainment industry back in the day.

 

You might be feeling lonely in a crowd because, like so many other things we do and feel, (I never believed in this until the last few years), Gemini rules your life, as it does mine. Several years ago, I began to research the “sign” I was born under, and there are soooooo many comments that fit me to a “T”.Beau, Scotty is not the only one reading your boring shstuff. We share a love of the great era's of music. A couple of albums you most likely never heard of, but trust me, you missed some great music, are . . . . . “Charge of the Light Brigade” by the Hollywood Bowl Symphony and one or more of the albums recorded by the Jack Daniels Distillery Band. 1812 always wakes me up, and Ghost Riders in the Sky boil my blood. Ravel's Bolero always reminds me of Bert Roth and Orchestra, and “10”. I enjoy all of the Big Band music. May favs from that period are the tunes one can ballroom dance to. Fortunately, even if my feet hurt, my knees hurt and my shoulders hurt, when I step out onto the dance floor, all of that pain vanishes, at least for a short while. Sometimes, I end up limping off the dance floor. Often, I limp onto the floor . . . . .

 

Also enjoy the swing music from the '40's because it brings to mind the greatest generation . . . . .I've enjoyed reading about the big war for many years, and still watch shows on TV about that period of our history.

 

Do you remember the little rocket ship shaped crystal radios? One had to pull the antenna out or push it back in to find a station? Even had to hook them to a pipe of some sort to get better reception.

 

I remember Houston Buffalo baseball games on the radio. I remember Highway Patrol, The Shadow, The Lone Ranger, Boston Blackie . . . . . I'm sure there are others, but I cannot remember what I had for lunch, so for sure I cannot remember all of the great radio dramas back in the good ol' days.

 

Do you remember Paul Berlin ? ? ? ? ? While I was going to U of H, he had a noonish time radio show and I always listened to him while traveling home each day. I remember a song called “Temptation” and if memory serves, it had only one word in the entire song. Paul is on KSEV 700 on Saturday nights from 6 til 8, I believe. A few weeks ago, I heard him, but it was a replay from some time ago. Still enjoy the music and his fantastic knowledge of music and the entertainment industry back in the day.

 

You might be feeling lonely in a crowd because, like so many other things we do and feel, (I never believed in this until the last few years), Gemini rules your life, as it does mine. Several years ago, I began to research the “sign” I was born under, and there are soooooo many comments that fit me to a “T”.

 

The large font size is so I can read what I'm typing in my word processor, then transfer it to our page.  

 

Always praying for you, for reduction of your agony.  Thank you for sharing with us on here frequently.  You have a refreshing view on life . . . . . 


07/19/19 08:21 AM #9662    

 

Jimmie Lee Smith (Brawner)

My mother loved big band music from the 30s and 40s and collected vinyls of Glenn Miller, Dorseys, etc.  I have all of hers in the 10 albums she assembled through those years with her typewritten listing of each album.  They've been in a box in my closet since she passed in 2001 (to keep them from melting in any other storage areas).  I believe our parents' generation got such pleasure and reassurance from that music during the Depression, WWII.  They never seemed to get that same "pleasure" from the songs I listened to during my teen years - "turn that noise down, what are you listening to, anyway?  Now, all the rap music brings back those memories of my parents' words - "turn that noise down, what are you listening to, anyway?  What goes around comes around?????  


07/19/19 02:13 PM #9663    

 

Beau Wann, Jr.

     Hey Pat, sure hope you can find a GOOD solution to your pain and sleep problems.  It's the asthma meds and antihistimines and believe it or not TUNA FISH, that make me aggressive and I just hope someone crosses me.  If there is ever another conflict where they need viscious, send me with of the aformentioned items, I'll clean er up rat away.  Oh, that and a SAW and case of grenades.   That isnt my true nature at all!  How do I know?  Well they say if you get someone drunk, then whatever they display is their true self, like anger or  happy silly.  I fall under the happy silly category, and add sleepy to that. Thats at least 3 of the 7 dwarfs isnt it?

     I dont take any of the aforementioned items except some good sippin whiskey.  My lungs have to really be in dire straits for me to start my nebulizer albuterol treatments, or lufalillin (sp), and I never ever take antihistimines anymore, and eat tuna sparingly, only when I open a can for my pups do I take a fork full.  I give tuna to the dogs, because it's suppose to be good for their system. I also give em a tin of 89 cent sardines, good for their coats. 

     Pat, looks like your prayers came true for a home for Isabella, yup, she's found one...US !  We couldnt get rid of her now even if we wanted to, which we dont.  She and the other two pups play till they drop. At night and/or when we are gone, we tell her to "kennel up", or "nite nite", and she gets in her kennel and goes to sleep. Stole my heart she did,  Well, you know me, biggest heart in the whirld.     Sorry you have to drive I-10 east.  I dont even like to drive to the end of my driveway let alone I-10.

     Hey Bennie, I listen and like all the tunes you mentioned. I like Bolero only because of Bo Derrick, otherwise it's boring. Reminds me of the "grandcanyon suite" and donkees or camels plodding across the desert.       One of the only tunes I dont have that I dearly love is the 1812 overture. I've heard it by lots of orchestras, and the one I like that comes to mind actually has real cannon fire in it.  I've seen it performed on PBS before, but dont remember who was performing it. Doesnt really  matter

       Glad your still dancing. I only dance when I drop a cigar ash down the front of meself or one of the cats start using me for a scratching post, or standing in an aint bed, now that one will give you some moves mah frien !  

    I'm also NOT a believer in the zodiac stuff.  Makes for good reading I suppose, but Just because I was born under  the so called "twin sign" has nothing to do with having depression, or being a pairofnormal schizophreniacs.  And one can overcome such afflictions if one wants to, armed with a little knowledge and some intestinal fortitude, so say the soothsayer!  Just because one disagrees with another, is not a rebuke, so please dont take it as such.  I love to discuss everything whether I'm for or agin it,  or believe  in it or dont, makes for great thought.

      My exwife lived and breathed zodiac signs.  Waste of time and energy for me.  Besides it goes against Holy scripture to try predict the future, or so say Holy scripture.  If that's true, there were sure a lot of prophets in the bible eh what !   Isaiah is my all time favorite!  

     Jimmie Lee, there are turntables out there that will allow you to play your LPs and convert them to CDs, and there is other equipment and or programs that will allow you to put them on your computer.  I've converted lots of my LPs to CDs then uploaded them to my computer. I've also uploaded bought CDs to my system and then I make a copy and save the original as the master copy and put it away.  

    Drove my "open air"  89 jeep into town this mornin.  Damn thing almost beat me to death on our road. Once out on the highway, it was ok, but man gives new meaning to "bumpy road".  I believe John Denver had a song out, "Bumpy road, take me home to a place I belong....bumpy road...." or woids to that effect.  Everytime I go down our road, the tune "40 miles of bad road" comes to mind. Dont recollect who put that particular tune out, or what it sounds like,  but I remember the title.

     Ok, all yall pay attention now yaheah ! ! !   Coming back from the sawbones in College Station, I stopped at a grocery store in Hempstead called Arlans. It use to be Harlans, but sold to Arlans.  Imagine just having to drop the H.  I smell a conspiracy here, but will get to that later on.  Anyway, I was looking for McCormicks "Smokehouse Pepper" which they have discontinued much to everyones dismay. I thought just maybe a small town store might just have some, but alas and alack, not the case.

     As I was shoppink around, the produce guy came around and held out a bunch of white grapes for me to sample one so I did.  OH MY GOODNESS OMG OMG OMG..... Heaven in a little round grape! ! !   They are called "COTTON CANDY GRAPES",  and taste just like cotton candy I kid you not.  These came from Nogalse, Arizona, and only come out once a year.  HEB and Krogers dont have them to my knowledge, and other than Arlans dont know of any other store that carries them.  This Arlans is No 21, so there must be at least 20 other Arlans somewhere.

    We freeze them and just eat one or two at a time. They are so refreshing frozen.  Diane also read that cherries are good as an anti-inflamatory remedy.  We freeze those as well and just eat one or two at a time.  Even if they dont work, no harm no foul, they have fiber and are good for you, and taste good to boot.  We've pretty much gone to  mostly all natural food when possible.  Lots O broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, squash etc. Good thing we like all the aforementioned eh !

    I'm also approaching the "pain" thing from another angle, been pretty much doing it all along, plus, from what Scotty said. Once he gets going, and moving about, the pain dissapates somewhat.  So now, instead of just depositing my carcass in a heap somewhere, feeling sorry for myself, (I really dont do that, but sounds reasonable) I go outside and bench press the tractor, or push one of the containers around.  Nah, really I just get out and start doing stuff, totin and fetchin, diggin, plowin, mowin, weedeatin, you know, doing stuff! !!

    Ok, time to deplane boss.   Keep the sun at your six and "ride boldly ride"..
Your frien and resident nut job, Cephus Krazius Maximus T Magillicutius...  


07/19/19 07:01 PM #9664    

 

Beau Wann, Jr.

     It's me again Margaret ! ! !   Can we talk?   I wouldnt want anyone to know about this so keep it quiet.  It's no secret I'm blessed with depression, however, and aint there always a however, Today, I've been in an "euphoric" state, all day ! ! ! !     For those of you that suffer from "depression", know that generally isnt how it works.  The state of "euphoria" comes on, and lasts for a few minutes, you feel so wonderful like you could take on the whirld,   then youre plunged into the depths of hell, at least that is how I've experienced it over the course of three quarters century. 

     I'm not really euphoric now, but I feel probably like a normal person does. How cool is that.  The one good thing about "depression" and the "euphoric" feeling today, is I attack the pain instead of the other way around.  I defy pain, at least how I'm feeling today.  We still have tonight and the morning to battle through, but I will fight that battle when it rears it's ugly head.

    Just thought I'd relate that to youse youtes, especially those that suffer from the dreaded D woid. Thjere is hope!   Depression can be conquored without drugs, sometimes, you just have to "endeavor to persevere".   Those folks that do not suffer from the D word, have no idea what I'm talking about.  It is crazy for sure!    It does help me to "bare my soul" here on the forum, thank you Jackie! ! !

     Just g ot in from mowing the hill, took me 1 and one half hours with my "Bad Boy" mower. If I use the tractor and 5 ft shredder, it takes all day and then some.   Believe it or not, we still have the odd bluebonnet and indian paint brush blooming. We had em last year till Septemeber and then they started showing up in January and Feb, early for sure.

     The zero gravity  pit is just sitting there, waiting for the people to start work on it again. No progress, just excuses.  Cannot wait to plunge into the icy waters of the mountain pool of the Chalps.  When it's finished, we will have an after prom pool party, like we did some 55 years ago, yeah, that's the ticket.  Dont think I'll go to Galveston though like last time. 

    I know that there  are others that have suffered from PMR, one said they hurt so bad they were crippled for 2 months.  And where my sawbones had me on 40mg of prednisone a day, they were on 75mg, now that's bad.  I think they are still on a small dose everyday and will have to be forever.  I was hoping my PMR could be solved by a nice steaming hot box of Shipley Glazed donuts, yeah, that's the ticket.  As many of those as I've had in my lifetime, to now not having any in a year or so....

    Also lets not forget Charlie Burkart who is convalescing in a care facility. Teddy went to see him last week.  I'd like to go see him soon, but need permission from my sawbones.  Ok, Diane says we  can go see him.  I love Charlie like the brother I never had. What a good man he is.  We've had some good times together at Fudds and down at the Astro hall and George R brown.   Add a little extra care and love for Charlie when you say your prayers tonight.

    Ok, time to feed the critters, they're gnawing on my legs.  Keep the sun at your six and "ride boldly ride"...
Your frien and resident Wackynaut...I wanted to be an astronaut, but stood in the wrong line...Cephus Sigmund Rocket man Floyd...  


07/19/19 10:17 PM #9665    

 

Teddie Jordan

 Cephus, so sorry to hear that your pain is high again. I have been there and know how it hurts and disables. I am so glad to hear that you are now going to a Rheumatologist. There is a significant  chance that he or she knows more about treating the condition than you and I do. But then again we know more about sacking groceries! That’s who treated my initial bout w PMR in ‘02. The initial weaning off of steroids lasted me about 7 years before it came back again. That time I reacted sooner and went through another cycle of starting with a much smaller high dose then weaning off of steroids over about 6 months. It turned out that I did fine on a very tiny maintenance dose, 1.25 mg, but every  time I would try zero the pain would return.

And I encourage y’all to go see Charles. I went about mid afternoon on a weekday and as I expected he and his roommate were both sound asleep taking their afternoon naps. After sitting there watching him sleep for about 20 minutes and thinking about all of the good times with him and Lynn and Fran through the years, he started waking up and opened his eyes, He looked around and did a double take and said, Theodore, what in the Hell are you doing here?? We then started  catching up and eventually a nurse came in and said that happy hour in the recreation room would start in 15 minutes and we could all enjoy coffee and cookies and the singing of old songs. That sounded good to us so we went down and found a couple of seats. One lady passéd out a list of the songs with the words, but we soon figured out we didn’t need help because they were familiar like old friends. 

We really had a good visit and I would encourage all whom to want to go visit an old friend to do so. You, and that friend will will both be glad you did!


07/20/19 09:36 AM #9666    

 

Beau Wann, Jr.

     Hey TJ,"  come to the front, TJ, come to the front, I need all sackers, stockers and checkers up front, all sackers stockers and checkers..."   I sure do remember those days, bout the best days of my life methinks.  Dont know why, guess it was just the feeling of "family" at the store.  I donno, it was something though!

    Diane told me about your bout with PMR, and sounds more severe than mine, although I dont know how much more severe it can get.  But guess what, I'm not hurting near as much today as yesterday and the day before, but the day is still young, but I'll take what I can get for sure!  If anything just cuts it by half, I'm home free and will feel blessed for sure.

    Also, are you ready for this?   I still feel like what a normal person probably feels like mentally.  WOW, havent had one of these days in a long time.  I think it's just mental.....well duh! ! !  I never said I was a rocket surgeon now did I !    It's probably those indolphins swimming around inside my head, yeah, that's the ticket, got them rascals stirred up. Wonder what did it, some of that good Kaintuck sippin whiskey? .  Well, if dolphins are good for the oceans, and they are, then stands to reason that they would be good inside your head. Small ones, not the everyday 500 pound ones.  Anyway, that's what I'm going with for real and true.

    Me and the pups and the kitties watched a pretty sunrise this morning, hazy, but nice nonetheless.  Thought I caught a wiff of ol Stinky La Pew from somewhere down in the valley.  I know Izzy did, she was running around nose to the ground and baying and sounding like she was talking to herself, so excited, on the trail of a wascally wabbit.  I'd a thought she and dixie belle would a been worn out from all their frog and grasshopper chasing last night. They did that till I put them to bed after midnight.  They fell asleep right away.  Oh to be young again...NAH! ! !  I wouldnt want to go through all that again in this day and age.

     Hold on whilst I get another cuppa joe...Ok, I'm back.  Member how I was saying the pain wasnt as bad?  Spoke too soon!  Just this brief moment of sitting and then getting up and sitting again stirred it up. Well hells bells, whatcha gonna do, call ghost busters?   Maybe I'll just run in place all day long, yeah, that's the ticket.
"Look martha that ol boy is dancin like he's got cooties, call 911.  I dont know the number, so look it up..." or woids to that defect.

    Hang on, dogs are going nuts barking at something, hope it's not ol stinky la pew....nah, just two other dogs down in the valley running down the road.  Brought the kids in to settle em down.  time for some bacon!

     Cleaning out our pantry, getting rid of the high carb high sugar stuff, so far got three barrel bags full for the food pantry.   Kept some can goods, just in case of an emergency.  Never use to read the labels before, but now I can go to sleep reading labels.

     I would love some cornbread, but Jiffy mix has too many carbs and sugar. Going to peruse my cookbooks and see if I can find a from scratch cornbread recipe.  I'm sure I have one somewhere round here!  I thought I'd keep some soups, but those have lots of carbs and sugars and sodium, then I got to thinking , we make our own soup, chicken, sausage and or beef, and add all natural veggies to them, so problem solved.

   I'm just ramblin, guess I'll shuter down for now, but not to worry "I'll be back", howd you like my Terminator impression?  Pretty good huh!  Yeah, I'm quite the talented chap eh waht!  

     OH NO, THE DOGS ARE RUNNING NUTS, AND KNOWCKETD KEYBOARD AND MOUSE ON THE FLOOR WITH THEIR WAGGING BUTTS/......whew, for a moment there I thought all the aforementioned was lost.  Ok, singing off...Keep the sun at your six and "ride boldly ride"...
Your frien and resident Wackynaut, Allan Badillion Traherne Cephus R Psycho...


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