CANCER / Eat your broccoli!
One year ago this week I returned home from Walter Reed after having part of my lung removed for cancer. Three more operations for more cancer elsewhere would follow through the end of September.
Have completed my one year checkup. No bad in sight. The Robin Williams suicide has made me reflect. In the middle of my chemo and radiation treatments I remember thinking that if an Angel appeared and said I could let go if I wish and move on: I would have. Cheerfully.
If the Angel were to visit me today: Kiss my ass. I ain’t going anywhere. Life is good. … but darkness can visit us all.
2CELLOS – Thunderstruck [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
22,659,249 people saw this video before I did. There is no specific reason that it took me so long either to view the video or to fall in love with it. I just prefer to make sure that something is not a fad before I join in … unless it has blinking light.
I worked at a Dairy Queen before I went into the Army. It was actually a very good job for learning. My boss was a coach at a local high school (but not my HS). He said that he opened the Dairy Queen in the mid-60s so young people would have a place to go.
Each year he would invite all the workers to his home at the beach, throw a lavish party and give everyone presents. That was pretty nice since he had about 40 people working for him, and most of us made minimum wage plus maybe 30-40 cents extra per hour if we had been there a year or so. Minimum wage in 1973 was $1.60/hour.
He got and deserved loyalty. That may seem silly when talking about a place that serves burgers and ice cream … but … it is what it is.
OK, yes I know: it is supposed to be k-i-s-s-i-n-g behind a tree. Instead they were on a small islet … a very small islet … in San Antonio’s River Walk when Kevin proposed to Kelsey. The obligatory tree was behind them.
They have been dating for some years now (3-4, probably not 5).
All the parents are happy. And from the looks of things so are Kevin Golden and Kelsey Highlands.
BTW – Kevin is my favorite youngest son.