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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Crazy Old Men!

Just wanted to spend a little time with you tonight before turning in early. As you have heard me say a hundred time’s 3:30am comes to dang early… tomorrow it is back to the good ole roll of Barney Fife at the Sheriff’s Dept.


Hope everyone has had a productive and joyous week. To me it flew by just like the rest of the April. I worked around the ranch the last two days and wanted to share some of that with you this evening.

The lady that owns this place has a relative of hers come out about once a month and service the equipment that I use mowing. He lives about two hours from here so usually stays a day or two when he comes to work. In no way is he like the young hunks that I show you from time to time that I need for ranch hands….hahaha….Roy’s wife died a few years ago and he enjoys coming to the ranch for a break from his normal routine. I am guessing he is around 69 years old. He is very nice and when he first started doing this he kept asking me out and I kept turning him down. Mainly because he is totally not my type and there is no attraction there. None what so ever! I am not totally cruel and on occasions’ we have gone to a local café for lunch but with the understanding that it is not a date. It was hardest thing explaining to him that I was not interested in dating him but I think it finally sunk in and we are just friends.

Yesterday when Roy showed up he brought a friend along with him by the name of Charles. Charles is a neighbor of Roy’s and loves to come here so he can fish. Well they got here about noon and I talked to them for a few minutes and then told them I had to get some mowing done.

I think that was the last normal meeting I had with those two all afternoon. If you have ever seen the crazy movie with Jack Lemon, Walter Mathhau and Ann Margaret then you can somewhat understand the kind of afternoon I had with these two idiots.

Every few minutes while I was mowing one of them would show up on the Mule or another tractor, either bringing me water or just stopping me to talk. Now the first two or three times within an hour I did not think too much about it. Lord knows I needed to mow so I would hurry them on their way and no sooner would one leave the other showed up. Finally after several hours of this nonsense Charles shows up for probably the sixth time and we are talking I am trying not to be mad and then here comes Roy in the farm truck. I thought geeze Marie this is too freaking much.

I have Roy on one side of my tractor and Charles on the other. I finally say look guys I give up! Do you two realize that thanks to you I have got very little mowing done? Of course this was funny to them. Ends up they are begging me to go have dinner with them at a nearby Mexican place. Realizing they were not going to leave me alone I quit and went and had dinner with the two nuts. Charles kept us both laughing through out the meal and then we came home and I tried to hide in the house but ended up down at the Gazebo and fishing for a little while….it was just a crazy day. Before I left them at the fishing hole I made them both promise not to bother me at all the rest of the night and tomorrow when I had to mow. It was like talking to two kids. I’m not kidding you it was just too darn funny.

Anyway thank goodness this morning I mowed with only two interruptions and then the nuts left at noon. Thank goodness they did so I could mow.

Isn’t it strange how funny people can act. I was thinking about that while I was mowing. If I had been attracted to either of them I hate to think that I would of acted as foolish as they did with me. hahaha

I have to say it was the strangest day of mowing in a very long time! Tonight I will pray that poor Roy meets a really nice sweet lady and they fall madly in love. He is ready for that in his life and deserves it.

The only time I think I acted that silly was over a Warden of mine. Funny thing his name was Roy too. When he put on his cowboy hat with his tight fitting jeans I swear every female for miles around knees would go weak…and his eyes oh boy what pretty eyes.

I guess it’s a good thing Roy was not Roy….lol

Also wanted to wish my older brother Billy, a very Happy Birthday today! He is 63 and I just can not believe it. wow It only seems like yesterday he and I were kids at home playing baseball or football. This is him the day before Easter with my Kaci and Bailey on my front porch swing. Boy they love their Uncle Billy!


This is my Bailey on the John Deere I mow with. He and Kaci named it John...lol

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! I will be dealing with Inmates instead of tractors but thats okay one day soon maybe I can retire and sit on the front porch swing...
Sweet Dreams,
Maggie

43 comments:

Julie Harward said...

LOL...that sure brings back those movies to my mind! Are you just a bit attracted to Charles? He didn't seem to bother you as much.LOL Good luck with all your work...I think you work too hard! Come say hi :D

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

No no let me set the record straight before I go to bed...not interested in Charles either...haha
Love
Maggie

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Maggie, wow what a day you had..like two little puppies in heat!!!.lol.I love both of the grumpy old men movies..we watch them at least once a year...I miss them..have a great rest of your week..and happy birthday to your big brother Billy..:)

sjmcdowell said...

Oh Maggie,

I swear you have to write a book when you retire....?? That was too funny about Roy and Charles. Never a dull moment huh?

Love you and chat with you soon!!

Susan

Ivanhoe said...

Hahahaha! I think Roy AND Charles have hots for you :)
Have a great weekend!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday, Billy!!

One piece of advice...Be CAREFUL what you pray for....hahahaha.

Blessings, andrea

NitWit1 said...

I'd bet either one of them would escort you wherever you wished. But then there is the Barney Fife thing...

However, I've had days like that. My long TO DO list stays long and the calls for my attention keep ringing and knocking at the door.

nanny said...

Sounds like quite a day.......they are hot on your trail....ha

Vicki said...

Oh Maggie, that's just way too funny for a Thursday...I can imagine them plotting together how to flirt with ya (o:

So now you can rest as you enjoy your time away from the tractor...ya right!

Have a fun weekend. I'll be away from the computer again for a couple of days, trying to catch up and I'm slow at that too

I need to come visit..

farmlady said...

I hope my husband outlives me.
Men are always looking for "friendship" in there old age. Guess they are lonely.

Deb said...

Oh Maggie...maybe you should give Charles a chance. I'm just sayin...

Garden of Egan said...

Oh, Maggie.........you heartbreaker!
For shame leadin' these two love-sick men on like that!!!!!!

joanne said...

how sweet to have to fine gentleman asking after your attention!! It is nice to feel desirable once in awhile away from the prison right..;p

Mimi Sue said...

Cute grandkids and happy birthday Billy! Mimi

Sares said...

Maggie you are too funny! It sounds like those boys were bored and using you to entertain themselves! Thanks for showing your mower, now I can imagine you slaving away, mowing your acres of grass. I think you are the Queen of Green Acres!

Jana said...

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bunny said...

They're just two lonely old guys trying to give one heck of a gal a little attention. Look on the bright side Maggie...You made their day.
Cute Rug Rats...Have a wonderful weekend.

tootles,
bunny

Sue said...

Sounds like you've still got it! And then some...

;)

Kissed by an Angel said...

Hi Maggie, I had it in mind to say exactly what Sue above said!! But it's true - you do still have it!! In bucket loads too by the sound of it!!! Yay for you!!! Happy birthday to Billy!!!
Have a great weekend.
Blessings
xxxx

Kelly said...

Happy birthday Billy!!!
Your family look so cute!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

You guys are way tooooo funny....I sure don't feel like I have anything this morning...hahaha
No these two were just acting silly or either they both lost their minds about the same time.
Love to all
Maggie

Kim said...

OMG What a HOOT! They sound adorable. Ya know, a couple of crazy old guys could come in handy around a ranch!

Arkansas Patti said...

How totally cute. Think it is nice they didn't get cranky with each other as they persued the prize. It would be tough to break up a friendship.

Debby said...

I can just picture you and the guys. How cute. You made their day, I'm sure. SOOOOO funny. Be safe at work.

Auntie Cake said...

Hi Maggie,
Too funny about the boys!!! Glad they left town so you could get your mowing done!

This afternoon I am off to Dallas. I am glad you are working as I would feel terrible knowing you drove 4 hours. I am happy that sometime we are going to persuade you to come up and visit us here. My mom and dad want to meet you. Not to mention the fun times you would have with Libbie and I. You would have loads of stories to tell when you get back!

Take care, have a wonderful weekend. Hopefully none of my team will escape and end up visiting you!
Kate

Sissy said...

Restless or needy men act this way around a good looking woman. Maybe you should disguise as an ugly woman and they'll leave you alone!
I often laugh at their antics; rather I used to. Ha, age solved my problem by making me very ugly and stopped the attention in its tracks. And maybe it was my attitude toward them. Nevertheless, problem solved. Thank God the 95 year old gave me up as hopeless have hanky panky with him!

Cherrie said...

Lol I loved this story! Have a great weekend even though you are working!

Delena said...

What a great post. Enjoyed it throughly.

Mumsy said...

Sweet Maggie you are such a hoot, you make me laugh so hard. You may have to get you a stick when those guys come so you can mow. Lol

I needed a good laugh and figured if I came to visit you I would get one. Sure enough you did not let me down.

Two of my kidos are not doing so well right now so I have not been online much. When things get better and slow down around here then I will get back to blogging and visiting more. Hugs!

cindy said...

So funny, too cute. At least you know you "still have it".

TAke care-

GWENDOLYN said...

How fun! I have to say it has been a long time since a man acted a fool over me... but then I have been married to the one who won for over 20 years now.
Blessings
Gwen

PEA said...

Having watched Grumpy Old Men a dozen times, I can just picture the way Roy and Charles were acting that day! hehe It's funny enough watching young men try to impress a woman but when it's two old men, well, it just seems that much funnier, doesn't it! lol Hey, at least you know you've still got it:-)

Happy Birthday to your brother, what a sweet picture of him and the kids. xoxo

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

You gals are too sweet but no I am afraid I don't still have it...not sure if I ever did. hahahaha
It was just two ole guys acting silly or bored to death..one of the other. What made it so crazy is I am not lying when I say I would mow two short strips and look up and there was one of them...I would have to go to all the trouble of stopping everything so I could hear him and then finally he would drive off and I would start up and no sooner I got started the other one was there. It went on for over an hour and I finally just gave up...hahaha
It was one of those times when your thinking what in the heck is going on.
As always you are best for leaving me comments.
They are funnier than the story...lol
Love to all
Maggie

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...
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Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Oh, Maggie, this story just made me smile and laugh out loud! Thanks, I needed that today!!

Cozy Little House said...

I enjoyed hearing about your mowing/non-mowing day with your two friends! Men can't stand being ignored, can they? Me, I love solitude. I hope you get to retire and sit on the porch real soon.
Brenda

My Grama's Soul said...

Friend.....your post cracked me up!!! You actually made mowing the lawn sound like a blast!!

Blessings,

Jo

Tracy said...

Hey Maggie
That's a bunch of fun for a day of mowing...you must have some yard to tackle if you use a John Deer.
Cute post,very much enjoyed!!!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, Maggie...you made me giggle with this one! So wonderful that you can see such humor in the situation! I love you for it! You related this so well! You have a fabulous sense of timing and a wonderful wit! Loved it! Happy Birthday to your Brother as well! Have a great week! Love, Janine XO

Libbie said...

Oh my! I would have loved to have been a little mouse looking on today (except then you probably would have run over me with the mower:) But I would have loved to see the guys chasing you! I smiled through the whole post!!!

I LOVE the pic of Billy & the kids! The colors are gorfeous in it! Happy Birthday Billy! I didn't even know we had a brother! No actually I remember him :) Glad you had an interesting weekend! Sure beats a boring one! :) Take Care Maggie!

Sissy said...

Wondering why I can't get your latest (after this one) post up. Blogger telling me your blog doesn't exist. I know better.

cindy said...
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Nezzy said...

Here's sendin' bro Billy a big old Ozarks...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

I just had to roll laughin' readin' your experience with the two fella's this weekend. What a hoot.

God bless ya and have a beautiful day 'Barnie'!!! Heeeheehehe.........