12-24-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Christmas Eve” Around 1979-ish on Christmas Eve at my parents’ house we had a family get together. I remember this one especially because all of us were there on my mother’s side of the family. After the normal hanging out and catching up, everyone went to bed except for me and my Uncle Jack. My Uncle Jack, has always been bigger than life to me. He is a Vietnam veteran and was in the Green Berets Special Forces MACV-SOG Combat Control North I believe it was called. Anyway, that night we sat at the dining room table and talked till the wee-hours of the morning. Stories I would never repeat, however stories I will never forget to be sure!...well now it’s Christmas morning and the family began to wake up and start the day. It’s at this time a realized what a looser I was and I hadn’t bought gifts for everyone so I snuck to my room and did what I try to do best…I wrote a song about the family: “Well its Christmas morning, I just got up. Together with my family and friends, once is not enough. Flying in from North Carolina driving from Pa. bringing gifts of memories and love, to share with us today…and you know where all in love, and nothing can change the way we feel. Every time I think of you you’d never know…oh oh I love ya still. Well its Christmas morning Nathan’s got a train, Tracy runs to see what it is, Nathan lets her play. Krista grown so big now I fine young lady she is, she must have a thousand boyfriends among her ten thousand friends… and you know where all in love, and nothing can change the way we feel. Every time I think of you you’d never know…oh oh I love ya still………………………………………………………….anyway, there’s like ten more verses to the song but you get the idea…the moral of the story is (at least I think it is)…there’s times, especially when you think you have nothing to share…that if you reach deep down…we all have plenty to share…Merry Christmas everyone…plain and simple.
12-23-14-My Morning Thoughts: Ok…born in Washington Pa and grew up in Cleveland, my two favorite pro football teams are the Steelers and Browns. I went to Euclid High school and our number one rivalry was Saint Joe’s, my kids went to Saint Joe’s high school so I cheered for Euclid and Saint Joe’s. One of my Aunts lived in Michigan so my mother would buy me Michigan and Ohio State hats in those early years…something is definitely wrong with my choice of favorite teams! If you were looking at this from the outside and you were like a psychiatrist or something you may say I’m a little nutz! If you were looking at this from the inside you would be sure that I was!!!...now normally the question comes up of whom do you cheer for when they play each other. Browns vs Steelers, whoever has the best chance for the playoffs. Euclid vs St Joe’s, St Joe’s all the way when our children went there. Ohio State vs Michigan, I have always been a Buckeye fan first! OH….IO!!!!!...man its strenuous just going over this again…LOL…plain and simple.
12-22-14-My Morning Thoughts: Can you guess what week it is???????...I think we know…its try to figure out what to get my wife week!...just kidding a little…got any ideas?... it’s ok she’s rarely reading my posts cause she has to deal with me all the time anyway!....ha-ha…plain and simple.
12-19-14-My Morning Thoughts: “The Lights” There are around 75 homes on my street…besides my house; six others have Christmas lights this year. Do you think there making a statement or just don’t celebrate Christmas. I like the lights and if there wasn’t a holiday that had a reason for hanging lights on my house…I would make up a reason!...I like it!...have a wonderful weekend everyone!...plain and simple.
12-18-14-My Morning Thoughts: TBT There are very few times in a man’s life that he feels ‘completely’ satisfied of his accomplishments. There are tons of accomplishments when you think about it but the biggies are far and few between. I wonder what my big accomplishments would be if someone else was reviewing my life’s experiences? Would they pick the same ones as me? Would we be totally out of sync? Would I be reminded of what I’ve forgot? I don’t know, but I am so very grateful for what I have…plain and simple.
12-17-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Wednesday” What does hump really mean? Do we really have to climb over some hump somewhere? It’s hard enough just to get to work everyday and now I have to get over this hump somehow…”Hump Day”…that’s a weird name for Wednesday…well here’s anticipating your day of humping moves smoothly everyone…plain and simple.
12-16-14-My Morning Thoughts: How many people do you think we meet in our lives? I’m thinking it’s in the thousands easily give-er-take. Did you ever try and just remember their names and count them? I’m guessing you would be so surprised if you just sat down and started counting! Before you know it a hundred turns into a thousand and you probably can keep going from there! All I know is that if ya had a party and everyone you ever met returned the RSVP with a yes, that would be one hell of a party to be sure!...and BTW, I like parties…have a great day…plain and simple.
12-11-14-My Morning Thoughts: Did You See That…or did you miss it? Some of us spend way too much time looking to the future that we see right past the present…breath people, take it all in, we are not everlasting we are just on loan…trust me on this one and enjoy the day…plain and simple.
12-10-14-My Morning Thoughts: If your around my age when you were a toddler and you stuck metal toys in the outlet you probably got your hand slapped…when you’re 7 years old and drop the f-bomb in front of your mother and your father you probably got your butt slapped or soap for dinner…when your 12 and you talk back to your teacher you most likely got some detentions…when your 15 and got caught drinking you most likely got suspended from sports and grounded forever, well it seemed like forever…when your 17 and the police pull you over for speeding, you stop, do what they say, and get a ticket…and when you get home you get driving privileges taken away…when your 19 years old and get into a very loud heated argument with your father and say things you never should have said and it just breaks your heart that you said them…damn!…………………Appreciating later, that everything you got caught doing wrong you were punished for back then…nevertheless, eventually learning the lessons of right and wrong, respect for authority, knowing limits, and hopefully realizing that the learning never really truly ends if you’re lucky!…well that’s pretty darn special to me if you fell into any of these categories because at some point, the realization that those that love us, took the time to raise us and that should always be remembered…plain and simple.
12-04-14-My Morning Thoughts: When you’re lucky enough to grow old (and it is luck) and start counting things that you’ve done at least hundreds of times…and then you get even older and you count things you’ve done at least thousands of times…and then you get to the point that it really doesn’t matter how many times cause you can’t count that high anymore anyway…now that’s living baby!...have a wonderful day all…plain and simple.