Old age gives one similarities to Rice Krispies cereal

The Betterhalf has indicated to me in the past year I seemed to be more frequently starting the day as a grouch. I tried to explain to her in case she hasn’t noticed when my body moves after a night’s rest, I feel I should be a Rice Krispies’ representative. That is because the first thing she would hear is the sound of my sore knees echoing, “Snap, crackle and pop”.
Well, maybe I do complain to her more than I should. In an apologetic moment I recalled to her the story of a wife and her hard-to-please husband, noting that her husband certainly was more of a grouch than me.
One day the wife was determined to please him. “Darling,” she asked when getting up, “what would you like to have for breakfast?”
“Coffee and toast, grits and sausage, and two eggs -- one scrambled and one fried,” he replied
She worked hard, and soon had his breakfast on the table and called him to eat. She stood aside, expecting him to make some comment about how nice the breakfast looked, but all he said after a quick glance was, “Well, I’ll be darned if you didn’t scramble the wrong egg!”
Honestly, the Betterhalf and I get along pretty good. I am fortunate she has put with me all these years. I am trying to improve my attitude and remember what one person reminded me. “Don’t get your knickers in knots” over your sore knee complaints.
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I dislike the majority of info that comes over the internet, but here’s an article that drew a smile.
“Once in a while we just have to stand back in awe of our government.
The Food Stamp Program administered by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever -- 46 million people now receive food stamps.
Meanwhile the National Parks Service administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks to “Please Do Not Feed the Animals.”
Their stated reason for the policy is because “the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.”
Thus ends today’s lesson in irony.”
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On a serious note, we may be critical of the U.S. food stamp program, but we are fortunate to live in country that has the resources so our citizens are not facing the famine that currently exists in Africa.
RL Furse  is publisher emeritus of the News-Register

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