Back when I was in high school, there was only one style of class ring available for sale for the boys, and a smaller version available for the girls. You had your choice of stone color, period. One side had the name and an emblem representing your school, and the year you were graduating, and the other side had your initials. The rings were really expensive, and chunky. Most of the kids that went to college ended up putting their rings away in jewelry boxes. Nowadays there are many different styles available to choose from that are much more attractive. I think that if those styles had been available back when I was in high school, more of the rings would still be worn, and not just taking up space in a jewelry box!
As a Valentines Day gift I have received the watch that I can keep with me for the rest of my life. I have wanted to have this style of watch since I was a child. This will be a gift I will remember for the rest of my life.
My wonderful wife bought me this fantastic Citizen Eco-Drive Watch for a Valentines Day gift, and like I said this is a great watch that I have wanted since I was knee high to a grasshopper as my late Grandfather used to say. They have been making Citizen watches for over eighty five years and they have been top notch watches the whole time. I remember as a youth my Dad had a Citizen watch that he still carries to this day. and that is a tough watch that a working man can carry for over forty years. I had hoped to inherit that watch some day, but I will take the new Citizen Eco-Drive Watch that my wife got me for Christmas and carry it for many years to come.
Some early presents are much better than waiting for the date to arrive and I class this Valentines Day gift as one of the best gifts I have ever received.
Last night was very cold and tonight is going to be even colder. I think it only going to get into the mid twenties today, way too cold for this southern boy. I am about ready to load up the truck and head south. I think a beach and boat drinks have my name all over them right now.
It looks to be cold all the way down to Miami – maybe I should wait for it to warm up a bit before I head south. How much longer is it until spring? Phil the Official Groundhog said, six more weeks of winter, way too long for me!
The good thing about living in this area is that we have plenty of heat and clear roads most of the time. Winter only lasts about 4 months, from November to February. When we get snow or ice, the state’s highway department does an excellent job of sending out sand trucks and snow plows to make sure everyone can drive safely to work or school. We hardly ever have to close school due to bad weather.
This year has been cold but not so bad with snow and ice. We are lucky in that, but I worry that the lack of precipitation will be a problem later this year with a higher chance of problems from a drought. We need a certain amount of snow to keep the ground water levels high. So, although I am anxious for spring and warmer weather, I hope we have a couple good days of snow this month, to help keep Mother Nature in balance.
No matter where you live in the U.S., January means winter.
In the northern states it means the snow is on the ground and not melting any time soon.
In the southern states it means the ground is brown, the water is gray and the sky is gray. Everything looks like a black and white photograph.
The fortunate ones don’t have to work in the bitter cold and they get to go home to warm homes with loved ones waiting to greet them.
The rest of us just try to get through the day and wait out the winter. Spring will come as soon as the groundhog allows.
My wife has asked me what my New Year’s resolutions are going to be. I don’t have any, do you? I haven’t made any resolutions in years. I don’t mean to sound vain and imply that I am so perfect that I can’t improve. … I’m saying that I’ve never been able to keep a New Year’s resolution, so why bother with the facade of making them knowing full well that I won’t have the willpower to keep them? I just keep on doing the best that I can, being the best I can be. I don’t think it is fair for anyone to expect more of me than that!