The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

November 5, 2012

Live long enough and things you never dreamed of will happen

RICHMOND — I was just thinking the other day, again, about what it is like to be old. We experience things we never dreamed would ever happen to us. Something like this has happened to all of us at one time or another.

A lady, past middle-age had been to a meeting in the dining room of a large hotel. As she was leaving, she gave herself a TSA pat down. She was searching for her car keys. They were not in her pockets and a quick search of the meeting room revealed nothing. She then realized she must have left them in the car. She frantically ran for the parking garage. As she did she remembered her husband’s admonition never to leave keys in the ignition. Her theory was, that is the best place to leave them so they won’t be lost. His theory is, the car will be stolen.

She burst into the garage and quickly concluded, his theory was right, the car was no where to be found. She immediately called the police, told them her location, that she had left her keys in the car and that it had been stolen.

She then made a much more difficult call, she called her husband. “Honey,” she always called him “”Honey” at times such as this, “I left my keys in the car and it has been stolen.”

There was a period of silence, she actually thought the call had been dropped, but then she heard his voice. He barked, “I dropped you off!” Now it was her time to be silent. She was very embarrassed but said, “Well, come and get me.” He replied, “I will, as soon as I can convince this policeman I have not stolen your car.”

A VERY IMPORTANT PERSONAL WORD — When this edition of the Richmond Register is delivered to your home, or you purchase a copy in a store or from a vending machine, it will be Election Day. I’m sure most of you are, like I am, glad the electioneering is over. We’ve been bombarded with all sorts of campaign advertisements that have been the most unkind and accusative I can ever remember. It will certainly be good to have those behind us.

Citizens of the United States have the privilege of electing those who will govern us. That is not only a privilege, but I believe it is a responsibility. We should not just decide, my vote won’t matter, so I won’t bother to vote. Permit me to urge you, if you have not already done so, please put this paper down, go to your polling place and vote. Opinion Polls should never decide elections.

Trivia answer

The first U.S. President to use the phrase “This nation under God,” was Abraham Lincoln.  It was a part of his “Gettysburg Address.”

Trivia question

What historic southern city has often been referred to as the “Holy  City” because of the many church spires on the city skyline?

Thought for the day

We are told we should learn something new every day. Unfortunately, many of us are at the age where it will be new again tomorrow.

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