SHARING THE WORLD: A BIRTHDAY AND COLLEGE! – Marilyn Armstrong

Share Your World 5-20-19

Is it better to suspect something (bad or hurtful) and not know or to have your worst fears confirmed by sure knowledge? 

I’m happy in my ignorance on a personal level. I don’t want to know who is gossiping or talking behind my back. If I know more, I might have to do something about it and I prefer not to do anything about it. Gossips and backbiters always get taken down eventually. It always catches up with them.

I also think that people who confess their sins and destroy a relationship are selfish. Whose ends are they serving? Sometimes, please — shut up.

My son turned 50!

Politically and for most other things, I want accurate information.

What makes you laugh aloud? Crack up? Laugh until your sides split? When was the last time you had a great big belly laugh?

Things that are funny. “A Mighty Wind,” anything made by the Monty Python group. Marx brothers. And my friends.

Do you suppose Noah had woodpeckers in the ark? If he did, where did he keep them? Apologies to the Darwinians in the crowd…this is merely for fun, okay? 

Presumably, there were two of everything and woodpeckers are part of everything.

Here’s the cake to prove it! What a great cake!

Why is “Charlie” short for “Charles when they are the same number of letters?

It’s a nickname. Now short would be calling Garry “Gar” or me “Mar.” Or Jeff for Jeffrey, Gene for Eugene. I like nicknames better.

What happened in your world this past week that made you feel thankful, joyful or grateful? 

Congratulations Kaitlin.

My granddaughter is finally starting college. Joy to the world!

Congratulations Owen!

And my son turned 50 (ouch on MY side … it’s hard to pretend to be young when your kid turns 50!).

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

26 thoughts on “SHARING THE WORLD: A BIRTHDAY AND COLLEGE! – Marilyn Armstrong”

    1. I wouldn’t be so sure!!!! Oh, Marilyn just said what I was going to say: Do you think you MIGHT WANT to…. – My 2nd husband also married me at over 30 and when we got married I said that we might have to ‘celebrate’ our Silver Wedding in wheelchairs…. now we are fast approaching that event (OK, in less than 4 yrs but still) and I’m already having a think about HOW to do it….

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  1. I remember my mum telling me I should colour my hair when I started showing some grey in my late thirties. It made her feel old to have a grey-haired daughter. Good thing she can’t see me now!

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  2. Congrats to that milestone. I greatly admire than incredible cake…. and a huge HURRAH to your granddaughter. I KNOW how much you worried as to whether she would find her ways to shape her future. (although, admittedly, it is quite difficult to think of a future in your country right now)

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    1. Our current catastrophe won’t last forever because nothing lasts forever. And, she’s taking nursing, which is what she always wanted to do. She has to find a part of it that doesn’t require she run all the time. She has two club feet and while she’s had 9 surgeries, she still has a lot of problems.

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      1. I didn’t know about her poor feet; that changes everything, of course, doesn’t it?! I wish her an understanding team of teachers/bosses and for herself much stamina and courage.

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  3. You never know when the youth is actually going to go. My mother was told for years there’s no way she could have a son as old as I was (At whatever time she was asked), because she really looked about 10 years younger than what she was. Then she had a stroke a few years ago and she suddenly could easily pass for my grandmother. I don’t feel like a youngster anymore, but I still feel young, and hopefully will when I turn 50, and 60, and….

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    1. At 50, I was still getting carded. But I got sick and had a lot of surgery and that aged me almost overnight from looking young, to looking older than Garry who IS older than me. By 5 years. My son is beginning to feel his years, too. Bac back and all that. But he is active and that helps keep him from losing the use of his back. Excercise helps a lot.

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  4. Short forms for Charles are also Chaz and Chuck. Charlie is more of the endearment of Charles. Our older son is Charles a la “Charles Martel” in history.
    Leslie

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    1. Garry has always been Garry or “Gar” and I’ve always been Marilyn or “Mar.” When Garry was working, he was also nick-named “Kaching” because he knew how to get the most out of his work. Some of us don’t seem to have nicknames. I always wanted one, though.

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