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Happy's Korner...Again

Story ID:7580
Written by:Charles Dishno (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Musings, Essays and Such
Location:Dillon Montana USA
Year:2011
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Happy’s Korner…Again

I haven’t posted a Happy’s Korner for a few months but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been happy. There are so many things to be happy about…All I have to do is look around and see more each day. Sure there are always things to be sad or gripe about but that only drags us down, so always look for the happy things in life.

I am happy that I can hear and have heard…
This morning when I drove my scooter out of the garage to go to coffee I heard a flock of Canadian Honkers flying low overhead heading South.

This reminded me of my hunting days with my Dad as we sat under the lee of a haystack eating Velveeta Cheese sandwiches and listening to the excited Honkers as they circled the grain fields to fuel up for their journey South. I am happy to say that a few of them didn’t make it and ended up on our dinner table.

I am happy to have heard my Pop sawing and felling big trees. The zip, zip,zip of his crosscut saw is a sound I will never forget and the smell coal oil that he used to lubricate the saw will live in my mind forever.

I am happy that Home Health came by this afternoon and gave Roz and I our flu shots. Is this a great country or what?

I am happy that fall is in the air and we have already had our first snow.

I am happy that I don’t have any dicidious trees to drop their leaves that I have to rake up. It was nice when we could burn the leaves and I am happy that I still remember the smell of burning leaves in October.

I am happy that all I have are 31 spruce trees ringing my house and all they drop are about a thousand cones.

I am happy that my wife, Roz, came into my bedroom at 6 am and said, “I love you, Chuckie. Have a great time at coffee.”

Our old cat Amy, died last week at 16 years. I am happy to have had her all these years to share her love with Roz and I and that she was in no pain and died peacefully and left us with many happy memories.

I am happy to live in a country like America, even with all her problems. She is still the greatest country in the world and will survive.

I am happy to have a loving God that looks after me.

I am happy to be able to post things like this on OurEcho without fear of insulting anyone.

God Bless you all…Chuck in Montana