Thursday, April 22, 2010


and just in case:

One day I had lunch with some friends. Jim, a short, balding golfer type about 80 years old, came along with them---all in all, a pleasant bunch.

When the menus were presented, we ordered salads, sandwiches, and soups, except for Jim who said, "Ice Cream, please. Two scoops, chocolate.

I wasn't sure my ears heard right, and the others were aghast. "Along with heated apple pie," Jim added, completely unabashed.

We tried to act quite nonchalant, as if people did this all the time.. But when our orders were brought out, I didn't enjoy mine.

I couldn't take my eyes off Jim as his pie a-la-mode went down. The other guys couldn't believe it. They ate their lunches silently and grinned.

The next time I went out to eat, I called and invited Jim. I lunched on white meat tuna. He ordered a parfait.
I smiled. He asked if he amused me
I answered, "Yes, you do, but also you confuse me.

How come you order rich desserts, while I feel I must be sensible? He laughed and said "I'm tasting all that is Possible.

I try to eat the food I need, and do the things I should. But life's so short, my friend, I hate missing out on something good.

This year I realized how old I was. (He grinned) I haven't been this old before."
"So, before I die, I've got to try those things that for years I had ignored.
I haven't smelled all the flowers yet. There are too many trout streams I havent fished. There's more fudge sundaes to wolf down and kites to be flown overhead.

There are too many golf courses I havent played. I've not laughed at all the jokes. I've missed a lot of sporting events and potato chips and cokes. 

I want to wade again in water and feel ocean spray on my face. I want to sit in a country church once more and thank God for His grace.

I want peanut butter every day spread on my morning toast. I want un-timed long distance calls to the folks I love the most.

I haven't cried at all the movies yet, or walked in the morning rain. I need to feel wind on my face. I want to be in love again.

So, if I choose to have dessert, instead of having dinner, then should I die before night fall, I'd say I died a winner, because I missed out on nothing. I filled my heart's desire. I had that final
chocolate mousse before my life expired.."


  1. they sound really gud...


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    have a great day.

  2. I like his attitude. My daughter and I have gone to restaurants specifically to order dessert many times. You shouldn't fool yourself into thinking dining at restaurants is ever healthy, anyway.

  3. I feel the same way about pussy...

  4. cris-- Got it!

    I wonder what was up??? Glad you liked THE OLDIES!!!

    Thanks gal!



    As I ate my leftover Ribs for breakfast--what do you mean NOT Healthy! LOL

    Attitude is about 100% of Life yes?

    I'm Lovin' yo Blog! Your daughter could not be LOVED any more than that!!!!


    PS: I have you on Caller ID, (not) so I can ignore you with the best of them! LOL!!!!


    I knew I loved you--NO NO, NOT in THAT way--in a Hey did you see da Bears Game way!!! LOL!

    My man!


  5. My aunt - the one who died a short time ago - always ate dessert first when we went out to eat.

    Have a great trip!

  6. Jeannie,

    That is too cool...I don't think I've ever heard of that before-I'll bet she got some looks, and probably affected a lot of people without even knowing it!!!

    Good info Gal!
    I'll be safe and we'll see ya soon!


  7. I'd like to follow that advice, but if I started now, I might not make 80 and if I did, I'd be as big as a house with arteries that have more clogs than the Tennessee River system.

  8. Sage,

    LOL-- That's why since I had a triple at age 50- I figured I had 10-12 years to re-clog them, and they would have little tiny robots to go in and fix you by then!

    Real Health Conscious thinking yes??? But I figured Fat is the New White meat, and the Government is putting out Dis-information on Bacon, Ice Cream and Exercise!

    It could happen! I mean if they are Deep Fat frying OREOS at State Fairs---what is correct???

    Salmon is Heart Smart--Mercury in them will kill you--Farm raised Have PCB's from Farming Run off.

    Bring back the DDT and to hell with Soft Pigeon eggs! _The statues would be happy and we wouldn't have Bird Flu, Lyme disease or Much Life on the Planet!!

    Fire Ants-- Gone, Skeeters and Malaria--Gone! People--Going! So there is a trade off!

    Go Green---eat Green Lead Paint chips.... I mean what's a Southern Boy to believe!



  9. You will die someday. Don't die on a bed of regrets- you have a chance to live and enjoy every day, if you got your priorities straight.. your friend does!

  10. Beautiful, Juan, which is why I live every moment to the fullest! LIVE IN THE MOMENT...

    Enjoy your fishing trip and I hope they multiply for you like they did in the Bible and you can feed us all. I'll bring the 12 loaves. (Was it 12??)

    Anyway, LOVE this post and love you!!


  11. buffalodick-- You areas usual right on my Brother....No mire regrets here, and we talked about that a lot this weekend!

    Ily, LOL-- I wish they had multiplied. We didn't catch squat after that--the Trout and Redfish, had not moved in yet due to the colder weather--but I would do it again TOMORROW even if I knew we wouldn't catch any fish!


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