Car Sharing - I notice with interest that Liberty Insurance now allow for car sharing within their private insurance document as follows: CAR SHARING You can accept paym...
3 days ago
Regular readers of this blog know about my special relationship with an extraordinarily beautiful woman named Alissa (a/k/a/ "Wiskers", "Lady Hawke"). I started driving a cab on Maui in late January or early February (memory is a bit vague) of 2002. I made a pick-up at the Grand Wailea Resort one February evening. Two very beautiful girls from Minnesota. Alissa was just 17 and Chrissie was 18. For some strange reason, our personalities "clicked". I made them promise to keep me informed as to their location on the island in case they needed assistance. It was just my "grandpa" complex worried about two young innocents. Over the ensuing years Alissa, and all her family, became very close friends of mine. The last time I saw her/them was in March of 2008, just before I moved back to California for health reasons.
|Alissa, Me, Chrissie|
Chrissie and I saw each other again, with Alissa, after the two of them graduated from high school in 2002. They have both earned their University degrees since and their world experiences have grown.
|Alissa and Me|
This year the company that Chrissie works for was flying her to the Bay Area for their annual Christmas party. She could bring a companion and so she asked Alissa to be her guest. Alissa knew I lived somewhere in northern California, so she called me and asked me how far I was from Palo Alto. I told her that it was approximately 100 driving miles away. DUH! Only 2 hours. She decided right then that she was coming to see me.
|Chrissie and Me|
Many phone calls and text messages later, we all met at a restaurant at 1:00 PM this past Saturday and spent a few hours together.
Talk about overwhelming JOY!
Realistically I know that each Christmas is a milestone for me and the odds are less than 50/50 that I'll be around for the next one.
I am not asking for sympathy nor trying to sound morose. I am very much a realist and to have both these beautiful ladies deem it necessary to go out of their way to see me once more is more special to me than anything since the birth of my son.
Chrissie, thank you for being my friend.
Alissa, my darling, you are the one true love of my life. Watching you mature into a very sophisticated woman is a joy beyond compare. Your vivacious spirit has always invigorated my life. Becoming friends with your family (Ron, Susan, Leah, Pete, Nora & Hank [at least in spirit]) was beyond my dreams.
Wiskers, you are on my mind and in my heart 24/7/365. As I said Saturday, if we must part ways before we can meet again, "No Regrets". We will each have a part of the other to keep and share with others through out eternity. I will always watch over you.
|1955 Chevrolet Bel Air|
"I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20.00."
"Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $2,000.00 will only buy a used one."
"If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous."
"Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?"
"If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, Nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."
"When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage."
"I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems every new movie has either HELL or DAMN in it."
"I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas."
"Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President."
"I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now."
"It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet."
"It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work."
"I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business."
"Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to congress."
"The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on."
"There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend,
It costs nearly $15.00 a night to stay in a hotel."
"No one can afford to be sick anymore. At $35.00 a day in the hospital, it's too rich for my blood."
"If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a haircut, forget it.""Let's all be careful out there!"
Those who fail to learn history correctly--
Why they are simply doomed.