Natalie is home now with hospice care. Her *boyfriend of 60 years, 6 children, 6 sons & daughters in-laws, and 17 grandchildren will all surround her in the coming days and shower her with much love. We will not take one single moment for granted.
*(This is what she calls him. They really are married. Pinky swear. Fiddledaddy wanted me to clarify because his mother would be horrified if anyone thought she was living with a man for 60 years without the benefit of marriage…)
In the midst of all that has happened this week, I came across the following on my high school girlfriend’s Facebook page. It’s a southern thing. We’re from Texas after all. And it made me laugh. I needed that. In case you do too, enjoy:
HOW TO INSTALL A SOUTHERN HOME SECURITY SYSTEM
1. Go to Goodwill and buy a pair of size 14 – 16 men’s work boots.
2. Place them on your front porch, along with a copy of Guns & Ammo magazine.
3. Put four giant dog dishes next to the boots and magazines.
4. Leave a note on your door that reads:
Me and Marcel, Donnie Ray and Jimmy Earl went for more ammo and beer. Be back in an hour.
Don’t mess with the pit bulls. They got the mailman this morning and messed him up bad.
I don’t think Killer took part, but it was hard to tell from all the blood. Anyway, I locked all four of ’em in the house. Better wait outside. Be right back.
Have a wonderful and blessed weekend, my friends.