My Grief Challenges

Thankful For What ? December 7, 2013

A few months ago, one of my precious friends had encouraged me to try and find one day in a week, to find something to be thankful for. Start small and work up from there.
Well, okay, for me, for many years, one of the things I thank God for, on a regular basis, is giving someone the idea of the  indoor plumbing system. I try to be careful of how I talk about things on that subject line, so I hope this doesn’t set folks, too much, on edge. I, very much, have disliked the previous ways of relieving. Like t.p. in one hand and a shovel in the other, or that little building with the deep, dark, stinky hole, orrr, that fancy bowl and pitcher, on the floor, next to the bed.

Some say don’t repeat thankfuls, but…….. more than once a day, I and my bladder are thankful for the little private rooms that are not a far walk.

There will be a serious thankful post to follow, sometime. As I looked at the length of each of the thankfuls—together, they were too long. I decided to split them up.

Those who know me, know I am not good at making funny remarks. Don’t even give me a joke to say or read-I ruin them. Also, unlike my cousins and brother R, I cannot do puns.
While dwelling on the topic of being thankful, God made my mind remember this little writing, which will appear a few lines down from here. So…….. just a little detour for today.
I haven’t read this writing in quite sometime. I was not even sure anyone would know about it. But, Yes !!! Dogpile had no trouble searching and finding this read. I was thrilled !!! I decided to do an out-loud read-as if practicing for one of my speeches, in days gone by. As I was busting gut with jovial exhalations, the dogs started barking, wildly. They were jumping up at me, with worry, in their barks . They must have been wondering, what in the world was wrong with (their owner)(me)Mom. I finally settled down.
The reason this little read gets me, I tend to not use a lot of words others do. I use bladder schedule or bladder relief rather than the words most of you would use. If this is too confusing, on My About Page-post, at the bottom, has my email.
Suffice it to say, ALL bathroom things are very private, for me—don’t dare walk in on me even if I am just brushing my teeth, let alone anything else !!! It is just a me thing.   Yes, I have already realized there may come a time when I might need help, with some of these physical issues.

I truly  hope, I have not offended anyone, or made anyone feel bad because of the difficulties they have.

Thanks to the following site for providing this read.
http://jokes.christiansunite.com/Old_Folks/Where_is_the_BC.shtml

Where is the BC

A rather old fashioned lady was planning a couple of weeks vacation in Florida. She also was quite delicate and elegant with her language. She wrote a letter to a particular campground and asked for reservations. She wanted to make sure the campground was fully equipped but didn’t know quite how to ask about the “toilet” facilities. She just couldn’t bring herself to write the word “toilet” in her letter.

After much deliberation, she finally came up with the old fashioned term “Bathroom Commode,” but when she wrote that down, she still thought she was being too forward. So she started all over again; rewrote the entire letter and referred to the “Bathroom Commode” simply as the “B.C.”. Does the campground have its own “B.C.?” is what she actually wrote.

Well, the campground owner wasn’t old fashioned at all, and when he got the letter, he couldn’t figure out what the lady was talking about. That “B.C.” really stumped him.

After worrying about it for several days, he showed the letter to other campers, but they couldn’t figure out what the lady meant either. The campground owner finally came to the conclusion that the lady was and must be asking about the location of the local Baptist Church.

So he sat down and wrote the following reply:

“Dear Madam:

I regret very much the delay in answering your letter, but I now take pleasure of informing in that the “B.C.” is located nine miles north of the camp site and is capable of seating 250 people at one time. I admit it is quite a distance way if you are in the habit of going regularly but no doubt you will be pleased to know that a great number of people take their lunches along, and make a day of it….. They usually arrive early and stay late.

The last time my wife and I went was six years ago, and it was so crowded we had to stand up the whole time we were there. It may interest you to know that right now, there is a supper planned to raise money to buy more seats…..They plan to hold the supper in the middle of the B.C., so everyone can watch and talk about this great event…..

I would like to say it pains me very much, not to be able to go more regularly, but it is surely not for lack of desire on my part….As we grow older, it seems to be more and more of an effort, particularly in cold weather….. If you decide to come down to the campground, perhaps I could go with you the first time you go…sit with you…and introduce you to all the other folks….. This is really a very friendly community…..

Oh Wow !!! It just dawned on me, maybe there are others, out there, who use different words other than the ones, usually, used for bodily function stuff.

Here’s hoping all you folks will think of your special thankful/fors.
Bye, for now, K

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