Friday, June 4, 2010

How Do I Love Thee?

Now, let's see. Where was I? Oh, I was telling stories, sharing memories of Pete & I. Leaving a legacy for my children, and hopefully amusing the masses at the same time. Don't let the title fool you. I'm not going anywhere near Shakespeare, after all, this IS Caneyhead.

No, instead, I am going to share a picture that Pete snapped for me the other day, with all of you. You see, Pete & I are oil and water. Salt & pepper. So very many differences between us. Yet, like my references, we share an underlying common thread or two. As oil & water are both liquids. As salt & pepper are both spices. We are both basically old fashioned. Both have a wild side. Both can be very devoted. Both can be very stubborn. Both very intelligent.

But, boy, can we contrast! I try to see every angle of every issue. Pete cuts straight through the middle. I was always early every where. Pete was always last minute or late. I tend to see the glass half full, he often sees it half empty. The things I like to plan out first, he does spontaneously. The things he will try to plan or script ahead of time, I'd rather let unfold naturally. I usually don't worry until something happens....he'll be quietly worrying at the first sign of trouble. He can accept people for what they are better than I, but I can be politely sociable with folks he'd just as soon not look at. When I get mad, I want to tell you why and if you don't listen I'll get louder and holler to try to make you hear me. If he gets mad, he says little usually, distances himself from you and sulks.

So, here we are proving I suppose that opposites attract. As a young married couple, one of our neighbors had seen us behaving as lovebirds and feuding with one another. He was clearing out and going through many items for a garage sale and ran across a picture someone had made and framed. Lloyd brought it over and gave it to Pete & I. Never has anything or anyone summed us up so perfectly as this picture. It has hung in our bedroom ever since he gave it to us. Many times I had tried to share it here....only to have it come out blurry. And I had tried to get some artsy, graphic people to recreate it for me. But finally, the other day, Pete took a notion to take it down off the wall and photograph it with the new Nikon CoolpixNikon Coolpix L22 12.0 MP Digital Camera with 3.6x Optical Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Red-primary) camera. It came out great and now I want to finally share it with you all......and leave this explanation for it for our children for all time.

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