LiveLoveBeHappy ~

Live.....Love.....Be Happy 
4 husbands... 

The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she had just gotten married for the fourth time. The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband's occupation. 

"He's a funeral director," she answered. 

"Interesting," the newsman thought. 

He then asked her if she wouldn't mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living. 

She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years. After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she had first married a banker when she was in her 20's, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40's, and a preacher when in her 60's, and now - in her 80's - a funeral director. 

The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers. 

(wait for it) 

She smiled and explained, "I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go."

just thought I'd share that email with you :)

~ eagle at Connor's Lake ~
 ~ he was way back there ... in that center tree in this picture ... I was surprised I was able to zoom him in ~

Not much going on today.  Yesterday was spent in the kitchen putting up some more pickles and today some more zucchini bread.  We didn't do anything special for our anniversary ~ seeing as how we just came off of a 'do nothing' weekend ~ which was nice for a change. 

~ queen of the prairie bloom in my garden ~

Today, I have a lawn that hasn't been mowed in a few weeks that is looking pretty shaggy and I suppose, since it isn't hot or raining I better get out there and tidy it up a bit.  Slim is working the day shift today so I know he won't be able to get at it ... and the weather man says chance of rain tomorrow.  

~ calla lily ~

I also want to make one more batch of zucchini bread.  Each year I try to make up 3 different kinds ~ zucchini with walnut and raisin, zucchini with chocolate chip and zucchini/pineapple bread.  I make six small loaves of each kind, then vacuum seal them for the freezer. They're so nice to have on hand for gift giving and eating throughout the LONG LONG LONGGGGGGGGGGG winter months ahead.  The big Slimmer likes them in his lunchbox for his morning coffee break too :)

~ tiger lily ~

I'm just like a big ol' squirrel ... harvesting and tucking it away for another day. 

Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. Too funny!! Its a ho-hum day here too. Need to get the sheets on the line, and make a few things for this weekend. Somewhere I missed you anniversary. Happy Anniversary. Ours is this week too!!!
    Enjoy these beautiful pre-fall days!!

  2. That was funny! And I loved the flowers - especially the queen of the prairie bloom - I had never seen one before. sandie

  3. Funny!~ loved laughin' this mornin'

    Also, loved the Family gathering. Any fireworks beat Flambeau Rama's~~~they didn't even have any this year, and what a pitiful display of a parade for a 60th Celebration of our towns 'day.' I miss the good ol parades of yesteryear.

    Loved also the ' Got You Babe '
    I remember the signs at your garden wedding. you started something.
    As for all the gardening, my get up and go, got up and went.

  4. VERY funny 80 year old. never saw a PRARIE BLOOM in my life. LOVE it. I think that zucchini/pineapple bread sounds DELICIOUS. Take care.

  5. hahahahahaah on the husbands, pays to prepare!!!
    Oh yeah, that is what you are doing 'preparing'. Zucchini Bread is a 'seldom' thing around here, but you sure make it sound good.
    Great pictures. Thanks. I have somehow messed up my blog, maybe too many pictures. Getting some - &! signs instead of pictures. Hopefully that will change by itself.
    It is good to do nothing much on a special day, that makes it SPECIAL!
    Love from New York.

  6. Had an elderly neighbor who had been married several times when she married our neighbor. He died in a few years and she was on the prowl again and always told us she wanted a man who could pick up his end of the board but she died single.

  7. Loved that story about the 80 year old getting married again. I'll be sure to tell my 91 year old Mom about her! Good One!!

    Love the Zuchinni bread! We have it from time to time here also.

    My brother Wil and I are walking a couple miles three times a week in prep for the AT with Jack. Gonna have some fun there.

    BTW the doc says I had no cancer show up on the last CTScan. I'm almost back to 100 normal. TNX for the prayers.