"I saw this elderly gentleman dining by himself, with an old picture of a lady in front of him. I though maybe I could brighten his day by talking to him.
As I had assumed, she was his wife. But I didn’t expect such an interesting story. They met when they were both 17. They dated briefly, then lost contact when he went to war and her family moved. But he said he thought about her the entire war. After his return, he decided to look for her. He searched for her for 10 years and never dated anyone. People told him he was crazy, to which he replied “I am. Crazy in love”. On a trip to California, he went to a barber shop. He told the barber how he had been searching for a girl for ten years. The barber went to his phone and called his daughter in. It was her! She had also been searching for him and never dated either.
He proposed immediately and they were married for 55 years before her death 5 years ago. He still celebrates her birthday and their anniversary. He takes her picture with him everywhere and kisses her goodnight.
Some inspiring things he said;
"I was a very rich man. Not with money, but with love"
"I never had a single argument with my wife, but we had lots of debates"
"People are like candles. At any moment a breeze can blow it out, so enjoy the light while you have it."
"Tell your wife that you love her everyday. And be sure to ask her, have I told you that I love you lately?"
Be sure to talk to the elderly. Especially strangers. You may think that you will brighten their day, but you may be surprised that they can actually brighten yours.”
today i was helping ryan unwrap our undamaged eggs and i handed the one covered in yolk from The Victim to mr sacks so he could judge whether it was whole or not and he wiped his hands on my sweater so i stood up and gave him a hug and wiped my hands on his shirt and his jeans aND THEN HE CHASED ME AROUND THE COURTYARD WITH EGG YOLK
Mini Caramel Apples
A couple of tips:
- Let the caramel cool before dipping the apples—it needs to thicken so it doesn’t slide off the apples.
- The apples should be room temperature and if there’s any peel left, the waxy skin should be scratched off.
- Don’t store in the fridge as the caramel will drip off once returned to room temperature.
-Some people like hot dogs
-Some people like hamburgers
-Some people get both (Bisexuals)
-Some people get both, and a salad (Pansexuals)
-Some people don’t really like meat BUT YOU HAVE NATHAN’S HOT DOGS OH MY GOD NVM GIMME (Demisexuals)
-Some people are there for the conversation (Asexuals)
-Some people show up uninvited to the barbecue and wonder why they aren’t offered any food (assholes)