Saturday, February 9, 2013

Mixed day

Yesterdays trip to Zapata ended up being a mixed day emotionally. When I reached the outskirts of town I dialed up my friend Roger to meet me for lunch as per the plan. His wife Donna answered the phone to let me know they had not returned from Padre Island as Roger had taken sick and had been admitted to the hospital in Brownsville. This put a damper on the day for sure. I did go over to Four Seasons park and had the opportunity to see a lot of old friends and share a lot of nice warm hugs.  Then I did go to the Gomer and Patsy Show. They really do a terrific job of entertaining a crowd. 

Gary and Patsy sing a few numbers.

Then Gomer showed up and really entertained.

We also saw Elvis, but he wouldn't hold still long enough to get a good picture. Several other characters visited including Barney Fife from Mayberry and Mr. Haney from Petticoat Junction. They sure put on a good show.

Then it was time to make the 100 mile drive back to the Valley and arrived just after dark. Today there are now plans as I will be monitoring my friends recovery and making myself available for a trip to Brownsville if needed.

Driving a 200 mile round trip to be entertained is another way to enjoy the good life.

21 comments:

  1. Hope you have good news from Brownsville today. You're going to drive yourself to drink if you keep on driving yourself like this, John.

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  2. So sorry to hear about your friend. Please keep us posted on his progress.

    Glad you got to see a good show. Good way to enjoy the good life.

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    1. Will do.
      If you get a chance to see the Gomer and Patsy show, take it.

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  4. Oh so sorry to hear about your friend. Prayers and hugs. The show must go on...its the good life thing.

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    1. Dealing with the bad is still part of the good life.

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  5. So sorry to hear about your friend. Praying everything will turn out well. Glad you at least got to enjoy a good show. Sound like a fun one.

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  6. You're going to entertain yourself to exhaustion with this pace. It almost seems like you have a, (to quote VP Biden) the three letter word: "J-O-B-S". ;c)

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    1. Think I could qualify for 99 weeks of non-jobs pay?

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  7. Sorry about your friend. That's never good news. We only like good news.

    We saw Elvis yesterday too. He sure gets around. Doesn't he?

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    1. He's everywhere even though he's left the planet.

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  8. Sure hope your friend is doing much better. Prayers are being said for him. Be sure to let us know how he's doing. Sounds like you had a pretty good show.

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    1. Thanks for the prayers, I'll get an update tomorrow. We see a lot of good entertainment down here.

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    2. I sure hope your friend recovers soon. So much illness going around at this time.

      You sure have been getting around since you bought that PT Cruiser.

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  9. Sorry about your friend Roger, I hope he'll be ok.

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