2019 August 07 Wednesday in Cutty’s, Grimes, Iowa
Morning on the lake.
I seldom repost things from other sites. However, this was too spot-on for me to not share.
My dear God, you know I am growing oldKeep me from becoming too talkative, from repeating all my jokes and anecdotes, and particularly keep from falling into the tiresome habit of expressing an opinion on every subject.Release me from craving to straighten out everyone’s affairs.Keep my mind free from recital of endless details.
Give me wings to get to the point.Give me the grace, dear God, to listen to others as they describe their aches and pains.Help me end the boredom with patience and keep my lips sealed, for my own aches and pains are increasing in number and intensity, and the pleasure of discussing them as becoming sweeter as the years go by.
Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I might be mistaken.
Keep me reasonably sweet. I don’t wish to be a saint (saints are so hard to live with), but a sour person is the work of the devil.
Make me thoughtful, but not moody, helpful, but not pushy, independent, yet able to accept with graciousness favours others wish to bestow on me.
Free me of the notion that simply because I have lived a long time, I am wiser than those who haven’t lived so long. I am older, but not necessarily wiser!If I don’t approve of some of the changes that have taken place in recent years, give me the wisdom to keep my mouth shut.
God, please know that when the end comes, I would like to have a friend or two left.
Good crowd today. It is bingo Wednesday which draws a crowd.
Duane joined us for Fast Track today. Duane makes these game boards and sells them while making a very small profit.
As I mentioned, today is bingo day, we stayed so that Ella could play Bingo. I read and even napped a little on the couch, waiting for the bingo games to be over.
Village Inn was or next stop. For years now we and friends have gathered at Village Inn for Pie Rush Wednesdays. With any purchase (even a cup of coffee) you received a free slice out any of the double crusted fruit pies.
That has changed. Now you must purchase an entree to receive a free slice of double crusted fruit pie. Our group of friends gathered at Village Inn but we all decided to order just a slice of pie which was cheaper than ordering an entree to get a free slice of pie.
One week ago we made a pact to not go to Wal-Mart for at least a week. It had been 8 days without a Wal-Mart purchase. To celebrate this milestone, we spent a round $80 at Wal-Mart today.
About 6:30 this evening Ella went to Cutty’s adult center to play Mexican Train dominoes.
God bless and g’nite
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