Don’t you love September. Listen to Willy Nelson sing September Song while you are reading this.
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Amazon special deals are now available. Their coffee maker makes a nice gift for coffee drinkers. Refurbished Kindle Fire products are a bargain. There are also games and other products. It is your chance to save some dough.
September birth stones are available at Amazon at good prices. I particularly like the Swarovski Crystal Elements Eternal Love Heart Pendant Necklace 18″ September Birthstone Sapphire. I have given to my September birthday grandchildren and they love it. It is beautiful.
Why not treat yourself today? You certainly deserve it.
This is the time of the year to buy camping gear. The stores are giving it away. And you don’t need to give the gift today. You can wait for a birthday or Christmas for example.
I see tents at Big Five Sporting Goods for sale at low prices. I get flyer, a page in the newspaper, every Sunday listing the goodies. Not just Tents
but camp stoves, camp lanterns, sleeping bags, shelters, sun shades, you name it.
So get him that fly rod he has wanted (or did she want the fly rod?) Put it under the Christmas tree. How about that hunting rifle? Perhaps a spotting scope
My dad was a rancher / farmer who left the agricultural world when in his early twenties. After that, it was politics serving in public office for most of his life. But, he always worked outside when he could. He was a writer and he always did that out in the garage. That is why I write. It looked fun to a kid.
Dad is gone so I won’t be buying him a gift for Father’s day, just my eternal love.
So, are you going to give your dad a tie for Father’s Day? Can’t you be more original and not so chintzy? Hmmm!
What are his hobbies? How about a new fishing pole or tennis racket?
How about a computer or car jack?
Does he need a winter coat? Think ahead.
You only have one dad, or do you. Whatever the circumstances, think beyond the tie.
This is the time of the year that we select a Mother’s Day Gift. Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 11, 2014.
I would guess that many of you have seen the television show How I Met Your Mother. Do you have a history in your family of various couples met?
My maternal grandmother was born in South Wales. One day a young man showed up at her door who she could remember from years before. He was a Utah minor and he had lost his wife. She married him and moved to Utah soon to lose him in a mine explosion. She married again to another minor taking our two children, but not her first husband’s children, with her. He died when my mother was 14 years old. Because of the hard times her stepbrother, my step uncle, join the Army so that he could send his mother $30 each month for her to take care of his four sisters. My and my step aunt Grace had left for the circus where she worked in a bear act and slid down the wire by her teeth.While my uncle Dave was fighting a in world war one in Europe, my mother and her sister Rose worked in a boarding house to support their mother and two younger sisters.
My mother met my father, who had just left his homestead in Delta Utah, and a dance in Salt Lake City. Both thinking that the other was from the same locality and has where the church was that sponsored the dance.They found each other after one year of searching. Throughout their 66 years of marriage they always celebrated the day they first met. There pic is at the top of the page.
My father’s parents met when my grandmother took care of my grandfather in Porterville, Utah after he had been seriously injured while quarrying granite for the Salt Lake City Temple. She cared for him for two years but she was too young to marry when he left. So we went back eight years later and married her. They went by horse and buggy to Manti,Utah to be married in the Manti Utah Temple.
I met my wife, Pat, who is now suffering from dementia and has a full-time caregiver when I got home from Korea in 1952. My friend, Larry Haywood, who died a couple of years ago, had moved to a new home with his parents. I first saw my wife to be playing football with her three little brothers on the front lawn. Our local church leader had decided that we recover we veterans returning home were a big nuisance and that we needed to get married. So he had my brother-in-law put on a presentation of the Pirates of Penzance. I was a pirate and also a Keystone cop while my wife was one of the orphan damsels.
Over the years, I wrote a number of poems for my wife on Mother’s Day:
by John Taylor Jones
For Mother’s Day
Saturday, May 8, 1999
Adam said, Eve my dear, You’ve eaten the forbidden fruit. She looked at him and answered back, Yes, I’m getting the boot.
He said to her, Eve my dear, I like your skin and hair, And I get a little tingle When with those eyes you stare.
She said to him, I’ll miss you so When Father kicks me out. Now don’t you ever think of me; Never give a pout.
He answered back with some regret, I’ll dearly miss you too, If I didn’t have a lot more ribs I’m sure with you I’d go.
That’s right, she said, You do have ribs a plenty more to spare, But won’t you miss this little rib? Won’t you miss my stare?
She stared at him, he looked away, Then rubbed his perfect tummy, You know, he said, I have a pain, I’m really getting hungry.
She bid him come and sat him down, And put his lunch before him. He ate the fruit and felt real good, “I’m going with you, honey!”
There are many songs about Mother Here is a video of one I like:
Select a Mother’s Day Gift at Amazon. Fast delivery, best price, and best selection too. And it is not too late to order.
Saint Patrick is said to have driven the snakes out of Ireland.
My wife was born on St. Patrick’s Day except it was after midnight so she was born on 18 March. I believe also that is the day that my parents first met. I think it was a St. Patrick’s Day dance. They celebrated that day all their married lives.
St. Patrick’s Day is the day we have corned beef and cabbage. There’s also a big parade in New York. It’s a great day for guzzling beer for some.
Some folks like to have a party on Saint Patrick’s Day.why not? All it takes are a few decorations some hats and a few whistles.
Valentine’s Day money-saving tips: Break up on February 13th, get back together on the 15th. In place of bubble bath, use lavender-scented dish-washing liquid.
You won’t get away with that but my friend at the end of the Great Depression did exactly that and the girls all knew it. He always broke up to avoid gifting and then made up after the crisis was over. Now it’s:
A Valentine gift for him.
A Valentine gift for her.
We just get over Christmas, emptying our purses, and it is time to spend again. But we really don’t think that way do we. We just think of those we love, now it is special time, and we buy them a Valentine gift. I always buy my daughter a gift because she is our only daughter. Forget the boys! LOL!
I usually buy my daughter a necklace or flowers or a basket her family can nibble out of. A gift doesn’t have to be expensive unless you are going to propose marriage on Valentine Day. Then you will need an engagement ring.
When I was a kid we had to give a valentine to every kid in class. Then when we got home, we erased the names and put them on the doorsteps on our friends. We would knock on the door and then run for absolutely no reason at all.
We use to give those 8.5″ by 11″ one-sheet cards with a humorous but sometime vulgar message. What great fun! I tried to find some of those on the net but could not. I did find a few jokes:
“Valentine’s Day: the holiday that reminds you that if you don’t have a special someone, you’re alone.”
“February is a month of months, and there is one special day: Valentine’s Day on the 14th. I know it’s still a ways off, but I just can’t wait. Janice, if you’re watching, will you make me the happiest man in the world and get out of my apartment?”
“It goes Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day. Is that fair to anyone who’s alone? These are all days you gotta be with someone. And if you didn’t get around to killing yourself at Christmas or New Year’s, boom! There’s Valentine’s Day. I think there should be one more after Valentine’s Day just called, ‘Who could love you?'”
“The jewelry stores say, ‘Tell your wife you love her with a diamond,’ while wives tell you they love you with, ‘Ok, but just because it’s Valentine’s Day.'”
Valentine’s Day money-saving tips:
Break up on February 13th, get back together on the 15th.
In place of bubble bath, use lavender-scented dish-washing liquid.
Dean Martin: Everybody….
I think everybody loves someone even if in secret. That was a great thing in grade school. You could put a lovely valentine that you took out of last year’s box, and erased the name, and send it to that cute girls with the big green eyes without your name on it. You, the secret lover.
Almost any gift imaginable is good for men.
Golf shoes, a hunting rifle, skis, a new jacket, other clothing, a watch, you name it. But for a woman or girl., it had better be romantic like flowers, candy, clothing or jewelry. OK, she needs a new Maytag kitchen appliance.