All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.



Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!

2/24/2016

Sandoval Soft Soaping

The "moderate" Republican leadership is getting ready to sell America out in the Supreme Court.  The elites are either so stupid that they shouldn't be allowed out of a padded cell for fear of hurting themselves, or they believe the Republican base is.

Perhaps only nominee who could bypass GOP blockade
President Obama may have decided on a Supreme Court nominee who could break Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s pledge of “no action” until after the 2016 election: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.
“I don’t pick the justices, but I know if he were picked, I would support the man,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told reporters in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. “He’s a good person, has a great record, and has been a tremendously good governor in spite of having to deal with some very big problems there.”
The newspaper noted, however, that Sandoval does support the implementation of Obamacare and considers same-sex marriage a “settled issue.”
That settles it.  Harry Reid likes the guy.  Now we all know he is an unprincipled sell out that can only be trusted to screw America over every chance he gets.  This Sandoval is in favor of calling butt sex marriage and believes in Obama care.  Why does the republican party even let him claim to be a member?  This is what a RINO looks like.

Res ipsa loquitur people.  If Sandoval wasn't on board with the Radical Obama Agenda, B.O. would never consider him. 

This business about Sandoval being the only nominee who could pass the GOP blockade is a semi truck load of utter crap.  A genuine, outspoken opponent of the unethical behavior of the current court, or a dyed in the wool strict constructionist could be appointed.  Obummer is never going to nominate one of them.  That kind of Justice might seek to undo the injustice of the last eight years.

A word to the Republican base and anyone who loves America: Get ready to take it in the shorts, again.

BJW -- Computers


- How do trees get on the Internet?
      They log in.

 - What do computers like to eat?
      Chips.

 - What do you call a space magician?
     A flying saucerer.

 - What is a computer's first sign of old age?
      Loss of memory.

 - What does a baby computer call his father?
      Instead of Da-da it says "Da-ta."

- What is an astronaut's favorite key on the computer keyboard?
     The space bar.

- What happened when the computer fell on the floor?
      It slipped a disk.

 - How does a boy cell phone propose to his girlfriend?
      He gives her a ring, of course.

- Why was there a bug in the computer?
     It was looking for a byte to eat.

- What is a computer virus?
      A terminal illness.

 - How did the mouse get out of the Roman Cathedral?
      He clicked on an icon and opened a window.

 - What kind of doctor fixes broken websites?
      A URLologist.

- Have you heard about the Disney virus?
     It makes everything on your computer go Goofy.

 - What happened when a dragon breathed on several Macintosh computers?
      He wound up with baked Apples!

- Why did the chicken cross the Web?
      To get to the other site.

- Why did the computer go to a doctor?
     It thought it had a terminal illness

- Knock-knock!
     
Who's there?
     I-M.
     I-M, who?
     I-M on the computer, and I can't answer the door.
 

2/23/2016

Sci-Fi or Soap?

I like Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fiction.  Like it.  It's fun to read or watch as an entertainment option.  I've enjoyed the genre since I was a kid.  When I say enjoy, that's all.  Sci-Fi is one option among many. It has never been an all encompassing passion.  I certainly would never join a fan or professional group whose main purpose was a focus on the genre.

My first experience with Sci-Fi shows was the original Star Trek.   In the 70's the show was in syndication and available on TV as a Saturday re-run.  I thought Spock was cool.  I thought phasers were cool.  "Cool" was probably the extent of my vocabulary at the time. 

My next Sci-Fi experience was of course Star Wars, which I saw in the theater in Pinconning.  The theater is gone now but I still remember the movie.  It was awesome.  "Awesome" being much better than "cool" in my boyhood parlance. 

I've discovered that I can get my fill of Sci-Fi fair on demand on the internet.  That has led me to check out shows that I would never have watched otherwise.  Recently I worked my way though the entire Dark Angel series and I've been checking out the Magicians program that the Sci-Fi Channel is producing.

I'm seeing one long continuing theme in these programs, in a word, "relationships".  Is Max ever going to get busy with Eyes Only?  Season one they were falling uncomfortably in love.  Season two she is infected with a genetically modified virus that will kill him if they make physical contact.  Then the one time they figure out a temporary cure they, run off to save the transgenic mutant crisis de jure instead of, as Max put it, "having a quickie".

Come on already!  First off the show is (supposedly) about super human transgenic soldiers that have escaped a secret government base.  Apparently they all moved to Seattle.  The most dramatic story James Cameron could come up with was if Max was going to show her B-cups to Logan Cale.  No wonder they didn't let him make a third season.

The Magicians is based on a series of books I never heard of or read.  From what I gather its supposed to be based on a storyline that's similar to a college age Hogwarts.  Since I never read Harry Potter, or the other books, I can't say.  I found the first episode on You Tube and watched it.  I thought it had potential so I've followed the first few weeks worth of shows via the internet.

Hillary Kelly has describe The Magicians as both:
"This is a hokey horror show about millennials, and that's a good thing."
and
"Harry Potter with cocaine and oral sex!"
Since Kelly gives off a "fan vibe", take both comments as positive from her POV.

Let me summarize what they've done with Season 1 so far.

There's a group of 20 somethings, who make up the main cast of characters.  Quentin Coldwater is the male lead character.  He is the most awesomest magician ever if he could just stay out of the mental hospital, and/or pissy self absorbed PMS like moods that he seems to be stuck in.  He gets into this supper cool magic school.  Julia Wicker is his long time friend.  She can do magic too, but she doesn't get into the school.  She is living with Quentin's best non-magic friend.  They are in true love.  That doesn't keep Julia from dropping her knickers for guys that will help her learn magic. 

Quentin's roommate at magic school is into doing some other chick at the school.  They kinda show them doing it.  Personally I've never done it with a women and let her keep her top on, but that's just me.  Eliot Waugh, is he gay and after Quentin's magic brooding booty, or is he after the girl he hangs with, or is it just a mixed up muddled world?  Either way look for a sex scene soon.

That brings us to Alice Quinn.  She's Quentin's friend.  Her wardrobe looks like it was designed specifically to cause the viewer to think of geeky yet semi-sexy school girl fantasies.  I know that's my first thought every time she is on screen.  Com'on already, short skits, thighs a little too thick, knitted sweeter a little to tight. I hear J Gilles start to sing when she shows up.  So I Googled Olivia Taylor Dudley (the actresses name) plus sex tape and while I didn't click any of the links to verify, found that there is more than one out there.

Because, its a show about magic. 

But, its not.  It's a show about relationships and sex.  Is Eliot a queer?  Is he Bi?  When are Quentin and Alice going to do it?  Is Julia going to break up with her non-magic boyfriend or just keep cheating on him to learn more spells?  This isn't what Sci-Fi should be about.  We already have a descriptive for these kinds of shows, Soap Opera.

Yeah I know, there was always speculation if Captain Kirk was going to bang the green alien.  Somehow they still managed to fly the Enterprise around the galaxy and do space stuff.  If someone wants to make a Soap Opera, fine.  Just stop trying to blend what could be good Sci-Fi stories with soft porn.  The stories suffer and lose entertainment value, and the sex isn't nearly as interesting as what's available just a few clicks away.

2/19/2016

My Pick

Obama is never going to nominate someone to the Supreme Court that would actually be good for the country.  He has already proven that.  The best we can hope for is the Republicans in the Senate will stone wall him and not confirm his appointment.

I've been seeing these kinds of political cartoons popping up. 


Ha! Ha!  Trump is such a rube he'd nominate Judge Judy if he was in charge.  Ha! Ha!  Judge Judy would still do a better job than anyone Obama would select.


That last one is more telling.  If the Republican's confirm Obama's pick we'll know the real motivation.  It will be proof positive that there is no discernible difference between the Republican elite and the Democrats.

GFF -- A Good Husband

Valentines Day was this last week.  I hope you had a good one.  This weeks GFF highlights a from Japan and his act of love.

After 30 years of marriage, Mrs. Kuroki suddenly encountered a problem with her eyes, which turned out to be a complication from diabetes causing her sight to fail just one week later.
Feeling her life was over, Mrs Kuroki was devastated at the prospect of not being able to go on the trip she and her husband had always dreamed about and didn't want to face a life of immobility.
As a result, she shut herself away from the world and began living a life of seclusion in her home. It pained her husband to see her normally cheerful expression become one of sadness, and he thought that if they could at least have a visitor or two each day, it would encourage his wife to come out of her shell.
One day, Mr Kuroki glanced upon a pink shibazakura flower in the garden and it occurred to him that the beauty of flowers can be experienced not only through sight, but through the sense of smell as well. If he were to create a garden filled with flowers, he thought, his wife could still enjoy their beauty, and people might also come to visit, which would bring a smile to her face again.
Check out the link and see what a bouquet for a blind women looks like.
 
 
 

2/17/2016

BJW -- Cops

While on patrol, I arrested a burglar who’d injured himself running from a home. He told me he’d broken in and unhooked the phone before searching for valuables. But he’d panicked when he heard a woman’s voice. I entered the house and heard the same voice: “If you’d like to make a call, please hang up and try your call again.”


Seen on a marquee outside the Clinton Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in Dannemora, New York: The Dannemora fire department reminds you it’s fire prevention week. Practice your escape plan.”


I had just pulled over someone for driving under the influence when another car pulled up behind us. I stopped what I was doing and ventured back to see if the driver needed assistance.

“No, I don’t need any help,” he said, reeking of booze. Then, pointing to the flashing cherry top on the roof of my cruiser, he continued, “I just stopped for the red light.”


What do you call a clairvoyant midget who escaped from prison?

A small medium at large.

2/16/2016

Was Scalia Wacked?

I was upset to learn that Justice Scalia died this weekend.  My first thought was that this is simply awful.  Obama will get to make one more long-lasting damaging decision that will be nearly impossible to reverse after he leaves office.  It seemed like a tremendous blow to the good guys.

It never entered my mind to suspect foul play.  It's Monday morning as I'm writing this, so I suspect that there will be more developments in the story between now and Tuesday when this gets posted.  We may never know what the truth of the matter is.    The media committed to a natural causes narrative from the start.  This seems normal, after all the man was 79 years old. 

Nobody is surprised when a guy that old dies in his sleep, because, its normal.  Then the story comes out that he was found with a  pillow over his head.  Was he suffocated or does he sometimes cover his head when he sleeps?  We don't know.  So then the questions start:  What about a toxicology report?  Was there bruising on the face and head?  Why isn't an autopsy scheduled?

I'm going to take a crack at the last question first.  It's 9:00 am EST on Monday morning when that question first gets consideration in the media.  That means its still 8:00 am in Texas and the coroner hasn't had his second cup of coffee yet.  Over the weekend Scalia's remains were found, the authorities notified, the body picked up and sent to the funeral home.  With me so far?  That's what normally happens when a 79 year old man is found dead in his bed with no apparent evidence of foul play.

That's it.  This isn't NCIS or some crime drama on TV.  You don't have all the reports and investigation done in 20 minutes or less.  Since Scalia was a major public figure you can bet the sheriff, the police chief, etc. all got the call that he died.  They all asked the same question of the first responders and morgue monkey that picked up the body.  That question was, "what do you think?".  Which was answered, "79 year old male, dead in bed, a brief clinical description of the state of the corpse" and that was that.  Business as usual till Monday morning when they open the office at 9:00.

It's now Monday morning and the chief job of the media is to sell attention.  The biggest story of the weekend is the death of a Supreme Court Justice.  "Was he wacked?" is a great question.  It impels foul play without slandering anyone.  It generates attention by titillating our fears and suspicions.

Just last week the president received a defeat on his climate change agenda in the Supreme Court.  He told the public not to worry about the court.  He was going to do what he wanted anyway.  If you are on the Right, this looks like a smoking gun.

If you are on the left you down play the situation and stick to the narrative.  That's what the play book says.  That is SOP.

Is there a conspiracy?  The right is afraid there is.  They also know that this is the most unlawful administration in American history with no regards for any law or due process.  So a handful on the fringes will pipe in with this or that bit of evidence.  Nothing will be conclusive.

Is there a conspiracy?  The left knows it's entirely possible and their side is the beneficiary, so they will serve their interest by covering up and sticking to the narrative.  Nothing will be conclusive.

Some try to tell me
Thoughts they cannot defend,
Just what you want to be
You will be in the end,

Beauty I'd always missed
With these eyes before,
Just what the truth is
I can't say anymore.
 
 
If Scalia was a regular guy with no ties to politics or national policy, no one would question how his death and remains were handled in Texas.  But he isn't a regular guy and it was amateur hour over the weekend.  The questions have been asked.  We won't have entirely satisfactory answers.  Now whatever is done will be too little and too late.



2/15/2016

“DasShouldStopEmFromFloppin”

This made me laugh.

Future Letter From a Socialist to President Trump
In just under four years, you have irrevocably changed this country for the worse. You said you would be hard on immigration and you lied. You let more people in from Western Europe, Canada, and Australia than any other president. While opening the floodgates to the Aryan barbarians, you shut the doors on those who really needed to be here—most notably, Mexicans and refugees. This lead to the death of thousands of Syrians in their home country, not to mention the slaughter of possibly millions of people all over Africa and the Middle East. Angela Merkel picked up the slack and it appears to have driven Germany into a civil war. When asked to atone for these sins you asked the chancellor, “What’s the German word for brassiere?” and added, “DasShouldStopEmFromFloppin.” This is likely the most ridiculous thing said by any president in history. My wife and I are very well educated, by the way, and we are both familiar with many European words. The German word for brassiere is likely something remarkably similar as English has its roots in German.
The article is a good, light hearted read.

The part I quoted above reflects one of the main objections about Trump I've heard from my social circle.  They think he is going to be uncouth.  That's their objection in a nutshell, style over substance.

My greatest fear about a Trump presidency is that he wouldn't do all the things outlined in Mr. McInnes's piece.  Then again I've always marched to a different drummer.

Personal Relationship

I'm sick of the phrase, "personal relationship with Jesus Christ".  In its common usage it is redundant and nonsensical at the same time.

First, all relationships are a personal affair.  Every relationship involves at least one party.  That's kind of the definition of "relationship".  The party of the first part has interaction with the party of the second part.  If a human is involved that relationship is unique to that "person". 

Second, everyone on the planet has a relationship with Jesus Christ.  You can believe in Him.  You can even talk to Him.  If you read the New Testament, He will even speak to you.  If you deny that there is anything special about the person Jesus of Nazareth, you still have a relationship.  It's one of skepticism or denial, but its still a relationship.

"My personal relationship with Jesus Christ" is a meaningless bunch of verbiage.   There are four basic kinds of personal relationships you can have with Jesus: 1. Believe in Him, 2. Uncertain or doubt his authenticity, 3. Deny Him, 4. Obey and worship Him as God.  Those are the four choices.  That's it.

When I hear the sometimes gushing phrase; "My personal relationship with Jesus Christ", its normally followed by utter nonsense.  What the speaker wants to talk about is their feelings about Christ.  That might have its place.  I don't know.  Normally what ensues is an emotionally charged bit of navel gazing through the lens of  Sunday School. 

Not much is communicated about Christ, beyond some emotional impressions the speaker may have.  The whole conversation would be further along if they just said, "I feel good about Jesus".  The believers could say "amen" and the non-believing could say, "that's nice".  Everyone could go about their business with minimal interruption.

"I follow Jesus", is a much more meaningful phrase.  If that was followed up with another statement about either the blessings or difficulties of doing that, then a genuine conversation might ensure.  That would require the speaker to have something to talk about that was deeper than their feelings or impressions.  Doing that might be hard.  It might even require an actual working personal relationship with Jesus.

Let's replace "personal relationship with Jesus Christ" and all its variants, with "Yay Jesus" and be done with it.

2/12/2016

GFF--Winning at Basketball

An Astounding Act of High School Sportsmanship
A special needs student from a Texas high school scored a basket in the final game of the season after a player from the opposing team gave up the ball.
Mitchell Marcus, a teenage student at Coronado High School in El Paso, Texas, is the team manager for the Coronado Thunderbirds and an avid basketball fan. During the last game of the season on Feb. 12, Marcus, who has a "developmental disability," was given the chance to play, according to Fox local affiliate KFOX 14 in El Paso. With 90 seconds left, Coach Peter Morales put Marcus into the game.
"Mitchell's a great shot," his mother Amy told KFOX. "He took his first shot and missed. It hit the rim. You just hear the whole crowd sighing. It went out of bounds and Franklin got it. We all knew that he wasn't going to have his chance."
Then, Jonathon Montanez, a senior at Franklin High School and a member of the opposing team, down by 10 points, tossed Marcus the ball. "Since we were down and there was only 13 seconds left, might as well give Mitchell his last shot," Montanez told KFOX.
Marcus finally scored, and the crowd went wild.
I know this story is focused on Mitchel Marcus.  That's cool.  Just a quick note to Jonathon Montanez: You won that game. Not the game out on the floor.  You won the big game.  Keep doing what you are doing and you will win at life.

Mayor of the Week

Hotels, concert venues, and upscale restaurants are common places to find valet services.  In some cities the parking is next to impossible to deal with.  The valet provides an essential service for customers.  If you were in charge of a business, what would induce you to provide valet services?

On one hand it's a nice perk for VIP's and potential business partners visiting your location.  On the other hand, having a handful of guys running around in the parking lot provides a measure of security without having to pay for armed or unarmed security personal.  People in the parking lot parking cars provides a upscale impression and an extra set of eyes.

I'm sure those two potential benefits were part of General Motors decision making process when they decided to have a contractor provide valet services at their tech center in Warren MI.  While 12 Mile and Vandyke isn't the worst neighborhood in south east Michigan, it isn't too far away from them either.

Meet Didarul Sarder.  I don't know much about Mr. Sarder.  He's in his 30's, married, has a job supervising some guys who park cars at the GM Tech center in Warren.  One other thing we know about Sarder, he passed a criminal background check, mandatory firearm safety training and registered a handgun with the state of Michigan.  See in Michigan, like most communist countries, you have to get a special permit from the police to own a handgun.

Mr. Sarder is an upstanding citizen who can hop through all the hoops to get and carry a handgun legally in Detroit.  Which if I was in his shoes is what I would do too.  He's got a job parking cars.  He has an obligation to look out for the safety of his betters and the security of their property.  So he carries a gun at work.

This week Sarder used his gun at work.  In his own words:
"The lady kept saying 'I'm dying, someone help' and it was just natural reaction," says Sarder. "I just see this lady getting stabbed. I only had like half a second to think and I unholstered my firearm and pointed it at her to drop the knife."
Like most gun owners Sarder didn't actually shoot his gun, just having it was enough to protect the victim of an attempted murder.  How did GM react to having the life of one of it's employee's saved?  Did they give him a new car or truck to say "thanks"?  How about a raise or a bonus?  Did the guys in the shop at least pass the hat to give him a couple extra bucks?  Hell no!  They said thank you by throwing him off the property and firing him.

Here is how that went down:
Police and Warren’s mayor, Jim Fouts, said Sarder should be praised as a hero “for his quick action and quick thinking,” but the bosses at General Motors didn’t see it that way.
“He said, ‘You shouldn’t have had a firearm here. After this is done he needs to be escorted off the property. He’s not welcome back here.’ I was really bummed out,” Sarder told the Fox affiliate. “I got a little emotional. I would do it all over again if I could save this woman’s life over a job. I can get another job.”
Warren's mayor, Jim Fouts stepped up and did some good on Facebook of all places.
I would like to commend Didarul Sarder who probably saved a 52 year old woman from being murdered by quick action. Outside the GM Tech Center this morning he observed a 52 year old female repeatedly being stabbed with a kitchen knife in her back, neck, and abdomen. His quick action using a licensed hand gun on the attacker undoubtedly saved this woman's life. Had he not legally exercised his second amendment rights this woman would probably not be with us today.
That's not all.  It seems that in very short order Didarul  Sarder had his job back.  The details about how that happened are a little unclear.  As of now GM's official position on the matter can be summed up as, "Who us?...we never fired him and we don't know anything about it, we think he's still employed with the vendor".

Apparently that's the best they can do.  It's also a far cry form, "Mr. Sarder is a great guy and he and his gun are welcome here anytime".

Kudos to Mayor Jim Fouts and the folks at the Free Press, and all the local news stations that ran the story saying that they fired him.  GM probably would have let the decision to throw Didarul out stand if it hadn't been for the potential bad press.

There has to be a better way of handling this kind of incident.  Utilizing a review policy where the person involved is given time off with pay while the incident is written up and investigated is a reasonable response.  GM is well within its rights to wait for the police report in this kind of situation.  They could have said that they wanted to investigate and gather all the facts before doing anything.  That would have been responsible and prudent.  Instead they have a policy and some middle management flunky enforced it without thinking.

2/10/2016

America United

I was wondering how things were going to shake out in New Hampshire, and now we know.  Trump for the Republicans and Sanders for the Democrats.  This has led me to the conclusion that the American voting public is more united in their collective view of politics than any other time in recent history.

That last sentence comes off odd, doesn't it? 

On one hand we have Sanders who has the most ironic campaign slogan of my lifetime.  "Feel the Bern", should be, if we are honest, "Snooze with Sanders".  The man's agenda is the same tired old socialism that American has been bogged down under for the last 83 years.  

For those of you who graduated from public school, America has been a socialist nation since FDR implemented Eugene V. Deb's socialist platform in the 1930's.  Rumor has it that Sanders worked on Deb's campaign as a staffer.  Which is why his idea's are so fresh and exciting and as vibrant as the centurion club in the county convalescent home.

If Bernie Sanders was a Republican the media would be bombarding us with questions about his senility and his ability to stay awake at Whitehouse staff briefings.  Shockingly Democrats who are some of the most style over substance voters are flocking to this man.

It's true that the only other choice on tap for the Democrats is Hillary.  Frankly Clinton should be a no brainer for them.  Don't pay any attention to the Hillary for Prison signs.  Those are put up by Republicans.  Democrats have never insisted on moral virtue from their candidates.  They certainly have never held a Clinton responsible for sin.  Hillary in 2016 should be the crowning achievement of the Democratic party.  She would be the first women president.  She is also the most establishment candidate running.

Trump is a polarizing anomaly for republicans.  The middle class love him.  The elites hate him.  He does well with independents and nominal democrats.  Yet everything we hear about the man is negative.  What's puzzling isn't the anti Trump position the media has taken.  They would do that to whomever was leading in the Republican polls. 

The odd thing about the Trump campaign is the amount of resistance it received early on from the Republican establishment.  The Country Club wing of the Republican Party has been anti-Trump since before Bush part III announced he would run.  With the party leadership and the media against him, Trump should be floundering.  He's not.  He is thriving in the polls and with primary voters alike.

Sanders and Trump represent opposing political and philosophical positions.  Neither one is a first choice (or second or third) as far as their respective parties leadership is concerned.  That is why the Dem's keep floating the Joe (Brain so Slow) Biden candidacy as a trial balloon.  That's also why we are hearing rumors of Republican donor's supporting Hillary if Bush doesn't get in.

Sanders and Trump are both outsiders.  They don't have the backing of their respective leaderships.  They are saying things that their constituents are eager to hear, and no one in an establishment roll agrees with either one of them.

I find this encouraging.  American's on the left and the right are voicing and voting against business as usual in DC.  American's are waking up to the fact that backroom deals and political pay offs are what's wrong with our country.  Let's hope this is the beginning of a new trend in our country.

BJW V-Day is Coming

It is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when they were younger When you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some are oversensitive, and there’s nothing worse than an oversensitive woman.

My name is Don. Let me relate how I handled the situation with my wife, Carol. When I retired a few years ago, it became necessary for Carol to get a full-time job, along with her part-time job, both for extra income and for the health benefits that we needed. Shortly after she started working, I noticed she was beginning to show her age. I usually get home from the golf club about the same time she gets home from work

Although she knows how hungry I am, she almost always says she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts dinner. I don’t yell at her. Instead, I tell her to take her time and just wake me when she gets dinner on the table. I generally have lunch each day in the Men’s Grill at the Golf Club, so eating out is not an option in the evening. I’m ready for some home-cooked grub when I hit that door. She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished eating. But now it’s not unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after dinner.

I do what I can by diplomatically reminding her several times each evening that they won’t clean themselves. I know she really appreciates this, as it does seem to motivate her to get them done before she goes to bed..

Another symptom of aging is complaining, I think. For example, she will say that it is difficult for her to find time to pay the monthly bills during her lunch hour. But, boys, we take ’em for better or worse, so I just smile and offer encouragement. I tell her to stretch it out over two, or even three days. That way, she won’t have to rush so much. I also remind her that missing lunch completely now and then wouldn’t hurt her any (if you know what I mean). I like to think tact is one of my strong points..

When doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more rest periods… She had to take a break when she was only half-finished mowing the front lawn. I try not to make a scene. I’m a fair man.. I tell her to fix herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a while. And, as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me, too. .

I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support Carol. I’m not saying that showing this much patience & consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older. However, guys, even if you just use a little more tact and less criticism of your aging wife because of this article, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile. After all, we are put on this earth to help each other.

EDITOR’S NOTE:
Don died suddenly on January 31 of a perforated rectum. The police report says he was found with a Calloway extra-long 50-inch Big Bertha Driver II golf club jammed up his rear end, with barely 5 inches of grip showing, and a sledge hammer laying nearby. His wife Carol Anne was arrested and charged with murder.. The all-woman jury took only 10 minutes to find her Not Guilty, accepting her defense that Ron, somehow without looking, accidentally sat down on his golf club..