Good morning and again don't you just love these cool mornings? I do. It is so nice to sit in your pj's and just enjoy your coffee. I always read my devotions and have my coffee. I love My Jesus Calling
This past Sunday in our SS lesson we talked about judging people by the way they looked, dressed etc, and it made me think of a special man in my life. I wanted to share this with you.Several years ago Curtis' job took us into a rather rural area to live. It was a very small community and I didn't know anyone.I had come from being active in school, church, and PTA, lunch with friends,you know the routine, to nothing. NOTHING. Well there was an old empty building across the road from the post office and it had an old broken down car seat in front. This old(in his 70's-80's) gentleman was always sitting on it. I told my kids, who were all elementary school age, not to have anything to do with him,(I am so sorry for that now) however they assured me he was harmless, just the town drunk. I was still leary. Well to make a long story short, somehow and I swear I don't remember how it started, I got acquainted with Charlie. I often sat on that old car seat talking to him. He was brilliant. Literally knew the history of the area and was always eager to share. Told me which books to get and read, shared lots of info. Well one morning when I went to get the mail, the postmaster told me that several people had commented that I needed to stop sitting with Charlie. It didn't "look right." I swear this is true. I have to say, I was furious, then cooled off but continued to visit with my friend. Someone in his family lived across the road from us and he was over there a lot. One day my family was visiting and my grandfather(who loved his soaps)lol had the TV on rather loud. As usual on a soap opera someone was arguing loudly. We heard this hard knock at our door. When I went it was Charlie. "Who is quarreling at you,?" he asked. I explained it was my TV. He turned and walked off the porch and with an expeletive, said," ***********nobody better not be quarreling at you". We enjoyed this for years to come. He had to walk about 3 miles to get his beer. I am not sorry to say that on his SS check day, I would just "happen" to be going to the same store he would be walking to and would give him a ride. He was going to get it and this way I knew he was safe. We only lived there about 3 years. When we moved he came to tell me good bye and he cried. It broke my heart. BTW no one else cried when I moved.lol I will always treasure my friend ship with Charlie and I never have nor will judge anyone by the way they look. I learned more than history from him.
I have told you the house is off the market in 2 weeks. I have never liked the arrangement of my furniture for showings. Saturday I put it all back the way I like it It feels like home now. Even Dasko seems happier.lol
This is where I wanted the bench to go in the beginning. I am much happier now.lol Is there a "Charlie" in your life? Someone who taught you about life, in a good way?
It was so nice having you walk with me down memory lane again and come Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: Doug came down and he is going to take some trees out for me. I will have new pictures to show. It will be after the leaves fall, but this place needs to be cleaned up. We are going to take the trailer out too. Changes are coming.
PSS: Lindsay is blogging up a storm. Please check out her blog and encourage her, if you will. It is on my side bar.The Jenkins Journey
PSSS: Please and I know you are, continue praying for all of those who need our prayers right now.