Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
This morning John boy and Tommy came up with the title for my autobiography. Here it is....
I DON'T HAVE MY EARS ON... and
SOMETIMES I THINK WELL...AND THEN AGAIN I JUST DON'T KNOW.
I have had a significant hearing loss in the last few years and my friends and family are constantly making fun of me! I thought you were not supposed to do things like that...politically incorrect or some such! Anyway, my family is the worst. Probably because they are with me more than friends. They told me yesterday that the operative word in this family in recent years has been "what?" I remember when my Daddy did that and how irritating it was. Sometimes I wouldn't answer and it turned out he had heard me after all!
Finally, I did break down and get hearing aids. They truly are a miracle, but if I am in a crowd or there is a lot of outside interference, I still have trouble. If I get up in the morning and forget to put my "ears" on and the guys start talking I say...."wait, I don't have my ears on!"
Years ago, my older sister Millie taught school. She went to be with the Lord in her early 40's. We still quote things she used to say. She was a wonderful big sister. (She was 10 years older than I.) One day she came home after visiting some of the parents of her children. She said that while she was visiting in one home, the Mother said "Sometimes I think..well...and then again, I just don't know." That saying has stuck and we say it often in our family.
Where am I going with this blog? I honestly don't know! I just thought the stories were cute. You say "WHAT?" I say...."go put your ears on!" You sigh and say "sometimes I think...well...and then again, I just don't know!"