well old bean.
here’s the deal.
you are just the BEST!
from the very first post on the peanut
have made me feel
welcomed and appreciated and even loved
most of the time here i have even felt pretty darned cool!
we’ve laughed and we’ve cried and we’ve fought many causes!
judging from some of the weird titles in past posts
i think i must have written just about every thing under the sun.
i’ve often used the peanut as a soap box and you know it.
but all in fairness and good cause.
just look at the change in sea world now!
they’re no longer making those magnificent whales do circus tricks.
and they’re not having any more after the current captives die.
no more huge whales kept from their beloved oceans . . .
forced to live in the confines of a bath tub space at sea world.
a huge corporation brought to its knees and made to do the
RIGHT thing for a CAPTIVE animal that had no voice.
YOU did that! yes you did.
because you helped spread the word.
we hurt them in their pocket book with our voices and our boycotts.
we hurt their bottom line. and that’s what it takes.
there is power when people pull together for good.
and saving whales is a good thing.
TAKE THAT !!!
you stupid animal abusers
and you stupid politicians
and you stupid mean thoughtless people everywhere!
we stand UNITED here at the peanut
for a better world full of love and kindness and peace.
AND . . .
we also know the secret of surviving it all old bean
here’s the reminder of the great secret.
feel free to share it.
we have shared it here for sure!
some might say ad infinitum ad nauseam
and btw . . .
don’t think i haven’t noticed
you have NEVER put me down here
not just for all my LOL’s
but not even
for my constant DOTS and lack of CAPS . . .
nay not even once!
we’ll try to live with this secret that’s coming up old bean
even if it’s sometimes through our own terrible tears
and that secret is
laughter truly IS medicine.
it’s good for our very souls. not to mention our physical health.
even the scientists know it now. there’s apparently clinical proof.
and snoopy knows it best of all.
they could have just asked him!
in thanking you i can’t help but mention
most important of all really . . .
you have endured my WORDINESS!
good grief charlie brown
alas and alack and as it were.
there has NEVER been a frugality of WORDS here.
and you’ve slogged through them all!
but it’s like this old bean.
i’m finding that i’m at the end of my words here now.
it has been so much fun. it has.
but . . .
just not so much for me anymore.
i find more and more lately . . .
i’ve often been tempted to start PREACHING!
about this and that and everything!
a real bossy streak.
and that’s not my idea of a cool blog.
like . . . who died an made me an authority ?
i’m retiring the peanut.
i’ll keep it up for awhile yet
til my subscription or whatever you call it has run out.
because i’ll want to visit it myself again from time to time.
a lot of those past post titles intrigue me
because i’ve forgotten what i wrote about in them!
and after all . . .
my bob is here
and so are jacob and blake and their mom and dad
and my beloved marine.
my little family.
there are stories of young love and early married adventures
that make me laugh right out loud again.
and it’s rather nice to have that memory book here.
even though i lost all the pictures that time so that some of the posts
have a little X in the box where a picture would have been . . .
all the words are still there.
the peanut owner is now going to just enjoy
ALL of your own blogs.
my friends. of which there are now so many!
i’ve been honored to be in your group!
i’ll be visiting your blogs and others
no doubt . . .
i’ll keep leaving overlong comments on each of your posts!
hey. it just is what it is.
this is where i came in isn’t it?
my dearest captain giving me the peanut because i commented on
HIS OWN BLOG so dang much!!!
i love you. all of you.
those who’ve commented and those who never have.
and you’re ALWAYS welcome here!
whether i’m in current residence or not.
and i’ll lovingly and gratefully publish them
but i won’t be replying this time to any
of the wonderful comments you always leave here.
i want this to be a happy beginning for me!
and talking of endings . . . even happy ones . . . always makes me cry
see ya in the trenches old bean!