Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day

I hope everyone has a great weekend but please remember the reason for this day off. Many kids today don't know what it means except a three day weekend.

I took the boat out yesterday and had engine trouble. I left my depth finder at home and ran up on a sand bar and may have stripped a gear. Ouch. Now in my attempt to be positive, you might say I just lost that battle. There I was, drifting down the river and of course no one stops to help. (I picked a heck of a time to give up booze) I go to get my oars and guess what, they were at home too. I managed to get to the bank and walked the boat along until I got to a dock and then went up to ask for help. The man drove me back to the landing and I drove home and got my other boat and then took my BIL who has cancer with me and we towed the other one back home.

So where is the sunshine you might ask? Well while I was gone, the couple asked my wife to come up and sit on the porch. It turned out they were an older couple, in their upper 70's, had lost one son to leukemia, Had a daughter with mental problems and another son who moved away and were left there very lonely. My wife was the only visitor they had had in a long while and they really enjoyed the visit. My youngest son caught a nice fish off their dock too. This man was also a WW2 Veteran. So despite my boat troubles we met some really nice people and really made their day.

Blessed Memorial Day everyone.

Greg

8 comments:

Chels-Puddle Jumper said...

Boat problems are no fun! Especially when you are in the middle of the river and no one will help you! Glad you got everything taken care of, and your wife got to make some new friends. I'm sure they loved it!

Bardouble29 said...

bummer about your boat, glad you got to meet some great people.

Gardener Greg said...

It looks like this one is going to be expensive but the repairs are out of my league. I am going to have to take it in this time. :(

Queenie said...

Gosh! So nice that you turned the day around, and also made the couples day good. Nice folks like you Greg are hard to find, so take good care of yourself.

dawn said...

Well there is always something good that comes out of the murphy law days. They seem to follow me around also. Meeting the couple was your upturn and catching the fish should make it all because I know what lunatics my boys are fishing which by the way is there fav thing in the world

lettuce said...

hi greg, i've enjoyed browsing here and getting to know you a bit, i love meeting new people. didn't understand which post was lost/gone - what? which? why?

nice to meet you

CountryGirl said...

Wow, Greg this was an awsume post! I visit your garden blog often but this is the first time I have visited your general store (I thought I would find out what happended to your camera...) This is a cool blog, I like your stories!

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