Plenty Of Time

“The house never seems tidy anymore,” Harry complained to his weary but smiling wife, Connie. “I hate all this clutter. The kids’ things are everywhere.” “I never have time to clean the shop like I used to,” Patrick the neighborhood barber lamented. Two or three of his regulars looked up from their magazines and smiled. “Am I ever going to get a minute to catch up?” One of the guys held out a cup of coffee to him, and he …

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6 comments on “Plenty Of Time

  1. Rick McClemens on said:

    Very touching story.
    Am getting to that situation myself, dog, kids & retirement.
    In some ways looking forward to it, but other ways dreading it.
    At least we all have our health and no disasters.

  2. Gloria De La Cruz-Sandoval on said:

    Ron:
    Heartfelt. I agree; If but just for today – I will.
    -g-

  3. Karen L Johnston on said:

    Thanks for the reminder. It couldn’t have come at a better time. I look forward to this reflection every Friday! It is the best thing in my in box.

  4. Dan Downey on said:

    Thanks Ron, We miss our four grown sons. I did a great deal of traveling for our business and I missed out on a lot of things. At the time I thought it was the right thing to do – providing for the family. The real question is what did I provide? Dan D.

  5. Billy Moore on said:

    Great article Ron. My daughter is 23 and my son starts high school today. The time flies by. We better enjoy all of the commotion and plan for when it is gone.

  6. Tom "Mr. Fun" on said:

    Well done Ron! Reading the article reminds me of the sign in the neighborhood bar, “Free Beer Tomorrow”. Looking ahead you miss what is right in front of you. When the kids were young my wife cross stitched a very pertinent saying: “Cleaning the house while children are growing is like shoveling snow while it is still snowing!” Wouldn’t trade those years and experiences, trials and tribulations…

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