Friday, August 10, 2012
Chris, Mel, Tim and I were visiting New York City. We were there to see the sights and just have a good time. Mel had all the plans mapped out and he was telling us the itinerary for the day. I was thinking how great Mel was at doing this type thing. He was confident and we all knew he had everything in order for the day. We would go at a leisurely pace, yet we would make good use of our time. The four of us were talking about our plans for the day and we were very excited.
When I woke up, I felt so sad. I lay in bed a few moments to reflect on this dream. I wondered if this was a good dream or a bad one. The more I thought about it, I knew it was good. Even though I was sad, the fact that I remembered my sweet brother-in-law in this manner reminded me of how much he still means to me and how much I miss him. I still find it hard to believe I will not see him again on this earth. He was one of my brothers.
Mel, I miss you. We all do. I hope you know this. I think you do.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Happy New Year to all people named Barr (except Roseanne).
In my journey to locate the Fountain of Youth, I tripped over my own feet, fell down and almost broke a hip. An old lady was nearby and she helped me up. She kindly dusted off my pink chenille bathrobe and plucked 3 grey hairs from my head. When my eyeballs stopped spinning and then refocused, I was astounded to see that the old lady was none other than Maxine. She invited me to the local Dairy Queen for a hot cup of coffee laced with a little Geritol. "Peggy" she said "let me tell you how it is, sweetie". Of course I was ready to listen. She proceeded to tell me what I think I already know.
You are getting old if you can answer yes to the following:
Do you find yourself visiting the SSA website more than once a month?
Do you search out news articles concerning any Medicare changes?
Do you look up your meager investment account online once a day, check your balance, yell out "Oh s_ _ t" and then have to wipe the spittle off the monitor?
Do you still think the World Wide Web was invented by Spiderman?
Do your eyes tear up with joy when you watch Shirley Temple reruns, especially when she sings "The Good Ship Lollipop"?
Do you tuck a little hankie in your shirt sleeve so it will be handy at all times?
Are you now convinced that the creaking sound you hear each morning when you get out of bed is not the bed springs, but your bones realigning?
And finally, are you now accepting the fact that the cashiers at the stores are giving you senior citizen discounts because they have 20/20 vision?
Ok, Maxine, I get it. I'm getting old. And yes, I will vote for you if you decide to run for president. Next time we get together I want you to tell me more about your proposed "9-9-yes I'm 99" plan.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
One of the best gifts my sister ever gave me was a wonderful brother-in-law. From the very beginning he fit so smoothly into the Barr family. He was a good natured guy and always seemed to have a positive attitude. I was always comfortable with him, whether we were having a conversation or just sitting quietly watching TV. Never pretentious, never putting on airs, not ever boastful or arrogant, he was a good man that I respected. And, oh, that sense of humor. I will miss him greatly. But I do have all the special memories of this man, memories that I will call up often in my mind. And I will smile.
Mel, back in 1971 you bravely agreed to join the Barr family. A risky decision! I'm so glad you did. You knew it would be fun. And it was. You're the best.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
I hope the new year brings only the best to all our family and friends!
Monday, December 20, 2010
I want to tell you how much I love you and appreciate our relationship.
You, who are my daughter and my son.
You, who are my sister and my brothers.
You, who are the spouses of all of these.
My grandson, who is not happy with Santa but he loves Christmas.
And all the extended family.
And especially you, my spouse, the one true love of my life.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I think walking in these shoes would be similar to walking on stilts - which I CAN do! Or walking in ballet shoes - I used to have a pair! I'm thinking of a new outfit for the Colorado reunion next year - maybe you haven't seen the last of this footwear marvel.