Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Another Beautiful Day, A Rough Time For Marshall and A Present For Linda

DeBary, FL.

60 deg. clear, no wind.

Forecast = Partly sunny in the morning...then mostly cloudy with isolated afternoon showers. Highs around 80. Southwest winds 15 mph becoming northwest late in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.

It was another beautiful day here in DeBary yesterday, but Jim didn't spend much time outside because for the last couple days, the mosquitoes have been just really bad. Even though there has been a little breeze, they've still been out and biting anyone who is outside. : (

Jim did spend about an hour and a half talking to Marshall, (the man who lives in the park model behind me). Just one year ago today, he lost his wife due to sickness, and he was needing someone to talk to. Today and this whole Holiday season is probably going to be very rough for him.

Jim says that he remembers when it happened and it was a very sad time in this park.

On a brighter note, Jim gave Linda a present yesterday.

You see, when Jim and Linda got married back in 1985, neither one of them had any money. In fact, Jim likes to tell everyone that he married Linda for her money.

She had $12.95 in the bank. ; ) 

Anyway, there was no money for an engagement ring and all these years, Lind has worn just a wedding band. Well, they talked about getting her a ring but Linda said that she didn't want Jim to spend the money for a ring, so yesterday, Jim gave Linda his mother's diamond ring that he had since she passed.

Wow!!! Talk about happy!!!! Linda cried and cried and I thought Jim was going to have to get out a mop!!  ; ) 

Later on, when Laura stopped by for a few minutes to bring Jim and Linda's mail, Linda couldn't wait to show her the ring.  : )

Yep!! I think Linda really likes her present!!!  : )

Did you remember that it was on this date in 1941 that Pearl Harbor, located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu was attacked by nearly 200 Japanese warplanes? The attack resulted in the U.S. entering into World War II.

1 comment:

  1. That's so romantic! I had a tear come to my eye too.


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