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Sunday, October 24, 2021

A birthday, friends and surgery

 Cullman,  AL

The other day as I was feeding the ducks and Biscuit I saw what I thought was a stick sitting on our porch railing.  Son in a gun...... it has legs.   I don't remember ever seeing a Walking Stick before.

Today is our son's 50th birthday.    He and Lois invited us over for lunch a couple of weeks ago to celebrate.   They fried FIVE pounds of shrimp for the four of us.   Thank goodness it was enough.

Here is Lennie and Lois.

Earlier this month Len and I attended a Tribute to Lee Greenwood in nearby Huntsville, AL.  What a show.   MCs were Mike Huckabee and Paula Deen.   And so many acts...... Oak Ridge Boys, Gatlin Brothers, Big and Rich, T Graham Brown, Crystal Gayle to name just a few.  So many, many acts.

As we sat in the nosebleed section the pictures are not good so I'll only bore you with two.

   Oak Ridge Boys:

Lee Greenwood:

Enjoying it with us was our friend Wendy.

We are still busy with Boondockers Welcome.   Our 69th guest arrives later today.

Our first guests last October were Bonnie and Earl.  They just celebrated their first anniversary as fulltime RVers.

We've kept in touch through the year.    A few weeks ago they were traveling through this area and asked to reserve a spot for a couple of days.  Their timing coordinated with when Leonard was due to enter the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham for a full shoulder replacement.   I asked if they wanted to stay a couple of extra days.   They checked their calendar and said they could come in on Friday the 15th and stay til Friday the 22th.  PERFECT.

This couple was such a help.  God Sent for sure.   Earl replaced a broken window in our shop.  He checked and aired all the tires in our car.  Bonnie cooked every dinner while here.   When we were gone they fed the ducks and saw that Biscuit was fed and kept company with them and their sweet dog Princess.   We could not have asked for better care.  We will be in eternal debt to these good people.

Len entered the hospital on Monday, October 18 .  They inserted a heart catheter which was kept in throughout the surgery.    He was operated on Tuesday, October 19.   I stayed both nights with him.  The first night I hardly slept, being in a recliner.  The 2nd night I zonked out.   Of course being in a hospital he was constantly being  awaken.    Had to check all the tubes, etc. you know.

He was released early evening on Wednesday.  We arrived home to a very happy dog and a meal waiting to be heated.   

Leonard is in a lot of pain.  The meds must work as he mostly sleeps.  He tried sleeping in the bed but found the recliner is more comfortable.   I just don't get it.   If the recliner is more comfortable why did he sleep in the bed in the hospital and I had to sleep in the recliner.

Until next time.


  1. Haha, I always tell George that...if you're so comfortable sleeping in the recliner stay there! Prayers for fast healing!

  2. Great timing for the extra help during trying times.
    Patients always sleep well in the Hospital. The meds help.
    Wishing Len a quick full recovery.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  3. Wonderful friends, I know it was a huge help to you. Glad Len has that surgery over with. Sorry he has lots of pain though.