Sunday, December 22, 2013

Yesterday Terry and I celebrated our 46th Anniversary!  Four more years and it will be the big 5 0!  My how time has flown!  Like a very wonderful lady told me sometime back-‘there are good years and there are bad years, but as the years go by and you look back they are all wonderful years.’

So true!  So very true.

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Our house is growing icicles–we have been that cold here.  Warm up a tad, melt a little, cool down –bam! Icicles!

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For our honeymoon we went to Monte Visa, Colorado…not because it was this special romantic place, because there was the potential of a job opportunity there.

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Terry was working at Holly Sugar and Coors Elevator when we got married.  Mr. McCart told Terry there was going to a job opening at Monte Vista in January.  Since Terry was on his long change-over at Holly and McCart gave Terry three days off we decided to drive to Monte Vista and see if we liked the country, what the housing situation was like, and if we could live there.

What I remember the most about Monte Visa was how cold it was…the icicles were from roof to ground and thick as my arm.  Cold was an understatement.  We had purchased a trailer house so we looked into the cost of parking it and other things.  That night we stayed at a motel whose windows looked right into the drive in theater…the rooms were complete with a speaker to the movie.  Of course it was winter so no movie that night. 🙂

The next morning our car didn’t want to start…it was just way too cold.  Gradually we got the car going and headed home.  On the way back we decided to take our chances at home. In the end it worked out perfectly…Terry and I purchased a farm, he got a great job with the local power company as a lineman and I picked up work here and there until the kids started coming.  Then I didn’t work until they were all in school.

My Mother was a great one for trying to ‘control’ outcomes and create positive experiences.  A couple of years before she died she started saying: “Everything works out for the best, if you will just let it”.  One day, not long before she left this earth she told me that she knew that the major thing she was supposed to learn in this life was to –work toward the good, then leave it alone.  “It will work out for the best, if you just let it.”

Looking back on that up and down time of getting established, finding work, paying bills and just plain living, she was so right…It did work out for the best.

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Sometimes things get a little wonky (like this icicle) but who cares!  46 years and counting! That’s really cool in and of itself.

Your friend on a Western Colorado farm,

Linda