Kenneth is a rural citizen of Hamilton, Ala., and has begun to observe life and certain things and people helping him to write about them.
you got it. Me again with one more holiday to tell you about and I am trying very hard to be of thankful mind and heart, but when you are a member of the "Over Forty and Down The Hill From Here," things change. Life changes. Oh, how it changes.
Oh, happy Thanksgiving to one and all and with my wall clock that says 11:43 p.m. CST, I just needed to get this hub published before sometime (hours from now) when I have digested more food than I deserve, because I am going to be 65 on the 27th of this very month and please do not misunderstand. I am not about to goad you about having to send me some birthday cash. That would be so low of one person to do to another. So I won't.
Part of me is happy, but I cannot share the correct percentage and while more of me is sad and the same principle applies, I am thankful to God, the maker and holder of life that He can seen it in His unlimited grace and wisdom to let me see the dawning of another Thanksgiving in America. I mean it. I am really happy to be drawing breath and walking on two feet.
Before I List The
things that I am sincerely thankful to have and manage, I shall attempt to share the "Things That I am Sincerely Not Thankful With, but I'm Getting By," just so the people who might be reading (this) hub at 11:50 p.m., CST and not accuse me of being arrogant and unfair.
- I am thankful for not yelling "Hurry up," to those long lines at my local post office. Now I am retired, so what's a half hour here and there? When I was younger and more healthy, I would let impatience get the best of me and I would let me feelings show and yes, I would apologize although that I did not use any vulgar words.
- I am thankful for the stray dogs that roam in packs in my neighborhood. My hometown's city budget is not fat enough to afford an Animal Control agent or person, so the dogs run until a do-gooder with more money and patience and take them home with them.
- I am grateful that I am not chained to an FM radio station where the only "hit" song is from Stevie Wonder or Dan. (You can figure out the word play.
- I am grateful for the physical challenges that are with me 24/7. But I am not one to get on the phone and talk about them to my neighbors and what few family that I have because they have heard it all, so I choose to save all of that valuable oxygen.
Right now, it is 11:55 p.m., CST., and I am still writing about my Thanksgiving that is still waiting outside on my lawn just so it can make a Rat Pack entrance like when the Sands and The Dunes were new and Las Vegas stood for gambling, expensive hookers and mean gangsters.
Not anymore. Today Las Vegas is controlled by some company who thinks that environmental consciousness is more proper than watching a great show by the Rockettes. In short, what has become of America? And why can't we all just shut our eyes and go back to when men were men and eating turkey and dressing were more important just one day of the year and more important than birthdays?
Happy Thanksgiving 2018 to one and all. Wow! What a show that is unfolding. Isn't that a hologram of Nat King Cole?
I miss him so much.
The Time Right Now
is 12:02 a.m., CST., and I did not try to jump out of the balcony window and try to pull one of those Warner Bros. cartoons with Daffy Duck and Porky Pig and try to beat the hotel dick because I didn't have the money. I was planning all along to publish my "List of Things and People That I am Thankful to Have," and I pray that you enjoy this piece. But by all means, read this hub time and time again. I won't take offense because I think that if you read this hub, your food that Aunt Martha had slaved to fix for you will digest smoother.
- I am thankful that I have a savior, Jesus Christ, the only begotten son of God John 3:16. Where would I be without The Messiah? In lots of trouble. I won't try and be a hypocrite. Without Him, I could not get forgiveness for sin that all of us commit.
- I am thankful for my wife, Pam, of 43 years and like Jesus, she loves me despise myself and my faults which happen to be many. I admit it. Pam and Jesus (what a nifty Country Music song title, eh?) have saw me through some trying times. I really am thankful for them--Pam and Jesus.
- I am thankful to be able to maintain a sense of creativity in order for me to write hubs for you to enjoy. My health concerns have made it so I cannot publish 50 hubs a day like in the old days, but I am trying.
- I am thankful that America is still a free nation--up to a certain extent. I still love Old Glory and the Bill of Rights, yes, sir. What would we be like without rights? Trouble. That rhymes with . . .oh, you know that one too well. (a nod to my favorite actor, Robert Preston).
- I am thankful too to be blessed with a bed to sleep in and now to hopefully not be upset with me living on a fixed income, but this year I was able to donate to The Jimmy Hale Mission in Birmingham, Ala., where in a few short hours, the lines will be full. Full of men and women who look defeated and many are. God bless the men and women who volunteer to serve the food tables at this establishment for they receive NO credit whatsoever . . .
well they received a firm pat on the back (from me) this year.
November 21, 2018__________________________________
© 2018 Kenneth Avery