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Psalm 90:10, "The length of our days is seventy years—or eighty if we are strong....
Three Score and Ten the Introduction,|
Well here we go, After 50 years I am going to take another attempt at writing. The first time was the Palmer writers correspondence school in 1969. The writing will be not a book that will be written with the idea of being published, But will be a writing of thoughts unencumbered by possible publishing and monetary gain. This writing will be a hybrid of Journal and Reminisce. It is important to me that the writings are my true thoughts at the time, not influenced by any factor. The writing will try to explain how a 70 year old white, male USA citizen now relates to today's world. Is every oldest generation lost in their own world, that they aged into? What do I see, and feel as I age farther. I know I am not normal as in what this world today would consider normal. But I hope I am in the ball park writing the thoughts of a 70 year old. I hope for you to learn to know who I am, As I search for Who I am at 70+ This work will carry on until I am no longer able to think or write. This will be done on a nearly daily writing interwoven with a life's reminiscing. This writing has been in the planning for 10 plus years. and I have now made it to this starting point. This writing is dedicated to My Wife The Kitten, My family, My grand children, Lukas, Levi, Luis, Lydia and Sonora Pearl. I thank you God that you have allowed me to have your Three Score and Ten Time.
|Hello Grands and All Others
Three Score and Now Twelve + Day 217 3-22-23
I have now made it through 73 winters here in Wisconsin. The winters in Wisconsin can be harsh and long especially in the north woods, but the winter does pass every year. Then what is left of the year is more to my liking. In my opinion there is not a better place to live in the USA then Wisconsin for many reasons, Not all weather related. So now that we are officially in Spring I again have dreams and aspirations for the coming outdoor season. I will prune the garden back some this year. I will put the Internet Sales site mostly on hold. Then I will concentrate on catching fish. Since I have not ice fished this year we are getting low on fish to eat. I go along with buying some salmon at the grocery. The wife will be make salmon for dinner today. But I really like our own caught fish, and our grown herbs, vegetables and potatoes. There is a lot of satisfaction in providing for your own main meal. It is a satisfaction that I am sure not many come to know in today's world.
The "Last Cast", My grandfather and father were all fishermen and I have always wondered about their last cast. I always say the hardest cast to make is the last one. Did they realize it was there last cast? Did they savor it and drag it out, Did it catch a fish, were they happy and contented? Were they satisfied their life's work and results. I pray that the "Last Cast" was all positive for them. I am sure they did not know it was the "Last Cast" And that I suspect that makes it easier. As for me this fishing season I will always be thing at the end of a fishing trip, Is this the Last Cast. As I age the Last Cast is getting closer. The "Last Cast" will be the hardest to make. I am planning more fishing season ahead, but it is not in my hands. But I will delay the Last Cast as long as I can. But I hope I am aware of it being the Last Cast and I am at peace with that. Grandsons I pray for you many many future casts. But you to will one day run up against your Last Cast. Tight Lines Guys, Love Grandpa
|Three Score and Now Twelve + Day 212 3-17-23
I have now gotten the 2022 household accounting done. I should now go in and make the projections for 2023. But the way things are I am going to put some of it off for now until I can make better educated guesses. The other good news is the income tax filing is done and accepted for the year. That is always a good thing to have finished. I use a on line filing service that makes it less of a problem.
Yesterday we went to the VFW for corned beef and cabbage one of my favorite things to eat, and it was good. We went over about 2:30 and it was not busy. They were between rushes. I have never been a fan of eating in restaurants. I never seem to feel well after eating out. The wife made French onion soup for today and tomorrow. She makes great soups. We still have a lot of onions from the garden to use.
we will have a couple of colder days today and tomorrow, The hopefully some spring type weather. I will be working on Internet lists now until it is outdoor work season. I hope I am able to do what needs to be done outside. Have Blessed Days, God walks with you
|and Now Twelve + Day 208 3-13-23
Hello Grands and All Others
I am some what down today, I have no good reason to be down. But it happens. I have gotten the household accounting done for 2022. The weather is getting better and spring is getting close. The family is all health and close to one another. The wife is happy and health, And that is a real good. The bills are thing paid and there is food in the house. And most important The spirit of God is present in this house. So why do I feel down today? Could it be this computer is driving me nuts, it does what it wants to do not what I ask it to do. It was not that way a few years ago. It is another example of the "Know It Alls" fixing something that is not broke until it is broke. Leave my computer alone. Or am I now getting down due to my eyes. They are not getting better, if anything they are getting worse. The appointment with the retina specialist is on the 28th of this month. Maybe I will get some real information then the cause and if there is anything to be done. But I am not confident of that. Or is it the loss of our Little Dog, I greatly miss the Little Dog. He was a up lifter. Or could it be the next task at hand, Filing yearly income tax. That is always fun.
No, Right now I need something To write about on this blog. I feel you must be getting tired of reading my daily goings on. But I do not led a very exciting life style and I am a very private and introverted person. I do not want to get into controversial subjects. I want to do the opposite of that. I can say I am an opinioned conservative. There are other places to voice opinion on culture and politics. i want this to be a stress free zone.
I have had much Accomplishment and success in life that I was blessed with. There would be much to write about but I find it difficult to do. Looking back is hard to do. I would rather look forward, But to what. My options for possible activities is closing in on me. I guess I look at writing about the past as giving up on the future. I am not ready to do that quite yet. When I am ready It will start as "In the beginning"
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|Score and Now Twelve + Day 202 3-03-23
Hello Grands and All Others
Grandma drove me down today to get a hair cut. It went well. Yesterday we went to Sussex to deliver some paper items for consignment to an auction. Your I need to start the liquidation process. The process gives me purpose during this winter season. I am now working on our 2022 end of year bookkeeping. I try to know what we spend our money on during the year. It is a insightful endeavor. Next I will do our 2022 income tax filing. I now use a internet program that makes things easier. I want to be done before outside work starts. But now all things are difficult. I need to stay busy or I will get overly depressed due to my eyes. I can only read a book with difficulty. It is the worst when it gets dark outside. I am wearing polarized sunglasses for glare. We are going to turn down a flea market that we normally would do. It is a very demanding flea market and I do not think I am up to doing it. On a bright note we have flowers blooming outside, Winter Aconite. So spring is going to come. I wish I had planted more of them, Maybe next fall. This week we have a lot of errands to do. then Sunday evening is the spring ahead time changes. We are going to do 15 minutes over four days to hopefully make the adjustment easier. I don't need another stroke like happened at the last time change. I don't like or want or accept change easily. It is my personality type. I will write again soon, Stay Blessed, Grandpa
|Score and Now Twelve + Day 198. 3-03-23
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I missed the month of February to write. It was the same old story of putting it off and doing something else. This winter has been difficult. The weather has been decent for a Wisconsin winter. but I am still struggling with my eyes. We cancelled a eye appoitment with retina specialist due to an ice storm. We resceduled for later this month. It sounds like a genetic problem that will be hard to do something about. I am Wearing flip up polorized sunglasses that help some in some light conditions.
On February 14, we put our Little Dog Biscuit down. He had a liver problem that was not curable and progressing. We did not want to see him suffer a bad end. I am finding it difficult to write about. We miss him greatly. He was such a good dog. As a Cairn Terrier he cared for everyone. I hope to get another dog someday. A dog was good for the wife and me as we age.
I did get my Internet sales booth inventory reorganised as was needed. But sales have been terrible. I am now doing year 2022 bookeeping and then IRS taxes. I ordered a tree and raspberry plants for spring planting so there is optimism for a spring. I have been getting things ready for this seasons flea markets. They are a lot of work, so we will make some adjustments to scedule. We will continue to do them as long as we can. They are a good activity for us. A bright spot was seeing you grand kids a few times this winter, watching you always makes things better. And remember Sonora Pearl you owe us a college tour this spring.
I refuse to change my world. I will do as I have done as long as it is physically and mentally possibe. The grim reaper, [not capitalized on purpose] will need to run hard to catch me. and if he catches me he will still have a fight.
That is all for now. I will write again sooner this time, I hope you all have a Blessed Day
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