Facebook

A Retrospective

in Jim Class

In my 73 years some of life’s lessons were difficult for me to accept and take to heart. Many have been subtle and not obvious at the time, but have worked their way into my subconscious. A few of these life’s lessons have had a well placed and planted proverbial foot to garner my attention. Some of the more prominent wake up calls are as follows; My eye sight is now failing somewhat and it has caused me to see things more clearly. As for my hearing, well, it has failed in my one ear and that has taught me to listen more closely to others Surgery of my lower back has facilitated working smarter not harder. The spring in my step, yea, you guessed it, has sprung. That which has slowed me down, but has never stopped me. The ‘Golden Years’ do suck a little, but there are a few things, just a few mind you, that have worked out pretty darn good. Now, looking back , low the many years, to my...

It’s For The Birds

in Jim Class

Destructive little devils they be !  Well, maybe not so little, but they did cause me great consternation. I had just completed bull-floating the concrete of a large driveway, when a curious band of Guinea Foul came a scratching. Not too much damage until I screamed and yelled at them….,then they really dug in their nails when scattering. I once had a large German Shepherd jumping and jiving and spinning in the middle of a fresh pour while the property owner stood there laughing. Yes, great fun—— NOT. Then there was the time when I had finished painting my 63 model car with Enamel # 444 color. The paint had been curing for about six hours, when I backed out of the garage to remove the tape and paper. I stepped from the car, turned to walk away, when a Seagull dropped a load, Kerplunk, right square in the middle of the trunk panel. I grabbed the water hose and...

Apparitions And Such

in Jim Class

I believe it was in the year of our Lord 1947. The County Health Board personnel had just nailed up the pink quarantine placard onto the front door. During this place and time, Scarlet Fever was prevalent in and around Canton Ohio. Being the only one within our neighborhood to be afflicted with this malady, I was really feeling sorry for myself.  I was told to stay in a darkened room and to do nothing but stay in bed. To me, that was the same as waiting for the Hang-man to pay a visit. The incarceration of which had befallen me was to last but for only 30 days. For me, the duration of my entombment seemed to extend into years. The only respite offered me was my frequent trips to the bathroom and the more than welcomed visits of my friends through the glass of my bedroom. With 1,377 miles between Canton and Denver, it made communication betwixt Dad and us difficult.  Dad was working in...

Cedar Fence 101

in Jim Class

“Jim Class” is a feature that airs within The HomeFix Show. Written by original charter show listener Jim Forrer from Caldwell Idaho, Jim shares his observations, life experiences  and lessons learned in life. Joe Prin reads these at various times in most of the HomeFix Shows. Here is the original written text. You’re sitting there quietly drinking your first cup of coffee of the day when your wife hits with her new project request.  “ I think I want a nice wood privacy fence in the back yard. What do you think?” You think to yourself ‘Oh boy, here we go again, another Martha Stewart idea.’  But, you say,”Now, how much is this going to cost me?”  She says that she doesn’t know, but she called a guy and he’s going to be here in an hour or so to give a bid.  Great, just great! Enter the fence man. This guy looks as if he is on his last leg. He is a sun-beaten grizzled old...

Just Walk Away

in Jim Class

“Jim Class” is a feature that airs within The HomeFix Show. Written by original charter show listener Jim Forrer from Caldwell Idaho, Jim shares his observations, life experiences  and lessons learned in life. Joe Prin reads these at various times in most of the HomeFix Shows. Here is the original written text. On rare occasions. when called upon to bid a prospective job, I would rather forget about it and just walk away. This particular instance happened when attempting to follow through with a lead and for a local lumber yard. A lady called asking to have a chain-link fence placed on the back property line of her yard. She said that she was not getting along with one of her neighbors and to solve any forthcoming troubles, she wanted the fence erected immediately. That same day, I received a phone call from a very distressed and irate lady. This lady said that she was...

Pack Mentality

in Jim Class, Radio Show

“Jim Class” is a feature that airs within The HomeFix Show. Written by original charter show listener Jim Forrer from Caldwell Idaho, Jim shares his observations, life experiences, and lessons learned in life. Joe Prin reads these at various times in most of the HomeFix Shows. Here is the original written text. Comradery and empathy is the dominant trait of our canine pack. As with any dogs within a family setting, they take  on the same behaviors of their benefactors. Our pack consists of three dogs and two ‘ole timey’ humans. The first of our present caninus pack is Guinness our Doberman. He was two years old when I picked him up, he jumped into the truck cab, snuggled up against my leg and went to sleep all the way home. Guinness  has been that close to me ever since. He has been with us now for seven years. When we made his rescue adoption, he had many, many medical...

Designed & Maintained by Uptime Web Consulting