Thursday, October 06, 2016

Jack’s Winning Words 10/6/16
“Twilight again…No matter how perfect the day is, it always has to end.”  (Stephenie Meyer)  The song, “The End of a Perfect Day,” closes with the thought that a perfect day is one where we’ve made a new friend.  How does a perfect day end for you?  One of my all-time favorite TV shows was “Twilight Zone.”  Each episode seemed to have a thought-provoking ending.  Was there something thought-provoking for you as yesterday ended?    ;-)  Jack

FROM TRIHARDER:  I came home to a beautiful dusk followed by a partly cloudy sky occasionally secluding a picturesque crescent moon. About an hour later, I left home for a short drive, top down, and rain drops started hitting my windshield.====JACK:  One of my favorite songs...."Raindrops keep fallin' on my head  But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red  Crying's not for me
Cause I ain't gonna stop the rain by complaining  Because I'm free  Nothing's bothering me."
====TH:  From Butch Cassidy.====JACK:  I think that his "convertible" was a bicycle.

FROM BLAZING OAKS:  I have a picture of Pooh and Piglet walking down a wooded path, on my kitchen wall, in which Pooh is asking, "What day is it, Piglet?" And piglet squeaks, "It's today. Pooh!"  "My FAVORITE day", exclaims Pooh. Thankful for TODAY, perfect or not!  My very full day ended yesterday, by catching the final innings of the Giants-Met play-off game, with the exciting win by Giants in the 9th inning...Now we know who the CUBS will face on Friday!  Hopefully THAT day will have a happy ending for Cub fans, but who knows?!====JACK:  At least it won't be a one-game playoff.  Talk about highs and lows...if the Cubs win or the Cubs lose.  I know sons fans in heaven who will be on the edge of their seats.====OAKS:  HA! My mother will be one of them! She was a die-hard Cub fan; rarely missed a game, and knew all the players and stats.  On her 80th birthday we had Harry Caray greet her from Wrigley Field.  She almost missed it...a couple of seconds later, she sat up straight, and asked, "Did Harry just say Happy Birthday to Ruth  Blaser on her 80th!  We assured her that he had! :-)====JACK:  Harry interviewed my mom in the booth on her 90th.  Ron Santo said, "She doesn't look 90, does she?"  Harry responded, "She doesn't look 18, either."  I think that she was buried with her Cubs cap.

FROM TAMPA SHIRL:  Yes, and it Is the hurricane which has and will affect so many lives. ====JACK:  I can remember watching the movie, Hurricane, and being frightened by the fury of it.  I can't imagine what it must be like to actually be in one.

FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY:  I loved "Twilight Zone".  I loved the unusual thought process of the writers.  It was a different program but I also loved the endings!====JACK:  One of my favorite episodes was called, "The Eye of the Beholder."  A young woman lying in a hospital bed, her head wrapped in bandages, awaits the outcome of a surgical procedure performed by the State in a last-ditch attempt to make her look "normal."====JUDY:  I liked the one where an old man had a watch that stopped time.  A thief stole it and the story was him stopping time when he wanted.  It was a very interesting story.

FROM SBP IN FLORIDA:  Absolutely! The potential for life threatening situations and structural damages paramount! Prayer and more prayer are the basics for coping and survival.====JACK:  Some disasters come unexpectedly, but modern forecasting and TV gives some time for preparation, but it's a disaster, just the same.

FROM NRFC IN NAPER:  I REMEMBER UNCLE WALTER SINGING "WHEN YOU COME TO THE END OF A PERFECT DAY.====JACK:  That song was written by Carrie Jacobs-Bond and became extremely much so, that Carrie said she grew tired of hearing it.  She also wrote, "I Love You Truly."  Did your husband ever sing that song to you?

1 comment:

SBP said...

Absolutely! The potential for life threatening situations and structural damages paramount! Prayer and more prayer are the basics for coping and survival.