Wednesday, February 17, 2016


OR ROADS OR TRAILS; or whatever appeals to you. You do know what uncharted waters are. This is someplace no one has ever been.  Waters, or land or even space, that has yet to be explored.  So, today I am stepping into uncharted waters, or trails or somewhere. Actually, these places are really charted, as others have been there before me, but for me, having not been there, this is uncharted territory.  So, whereof do I speak? or write?  Well, this blog, in a way. When I started this blog a few years ago, I said I would not delve into personal things. Like my life. But I would make this a view from the ditch bank on my uneducated opinion of things going on around me. Got the most part, I have stuck to that dictum. I have made a couple of ventures into the personal on a limited scale, but today, I am going to get really personal, at least for me. It may never happen again. So here goes.  The uncharted territory.
55 years ago my wife and I got married. We were young, but we got married any way.  We have survived that 55 years in classic fashion, I guess.  Even though others have been getting married and raising families for eons, this was uncharted territory for my wife and I. We had to make our own way as we went along.  So what has this 55 years brought?  Well, it has been a bed of roses for the most part. But before you think I gloss over any thing, please remember that roses have thorns, and to actually lie in a bed of roses is going to cause you to get stuck with a thorn. So, yes, we have had our ups and downs. We have had good days and bad.  We have survived thick and thin, mostly thin, I sometimes think. Now, in the sunset years of our life here on the third rock from the sun, we still have each other to rely on as we make decisions that affect what we do on a daily basis. We have 7 children, 28 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. No more children, probably no more grandchildren and who knows how many great grandchildren may come of this. We have survived job stability and job layoffs. We are now retired and just going along the golden years.  You all know what the golden years are. That is when we have the years and the Doctors are getting the gold.
Being members of the LDS Church, we have been sealed by one having Priesthood authority for eternity. So, this 55 years will continue for who knows how much longer here on the earth and will continue on forever side by side through the eternities.  This is just a learning stage.  Here's looking forward to those years.   

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