Thursday, June 02, 2011

Thursday Thirteen

Today is my husband's birthday, so in his honor, I am going to offer up 13 terrific things about him. If you're a new reader, we've been married for 27 years.

1. He's a very hard worker. He has three jobs - he is a battalion chief with the fire department, he installs septic tanks and does backhoe work, and he runs a farm.

2. He loves me regardless of what I do. I am not very wild and crazy anyway, but I can be moody. He is very understanding.

3. He has a great laugh. He finds laughter in so many things - antics on the farm, stuff on TV, my personal twisted sense of humor. He's a great fan of Monty Python and can repeat almost word-for-word the dialogue from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

4. He loves to watch NASCAR races and always has. He rooted for Bill Elliot for many years. Now he doesn't seem to have a favorite and mostly roots against certain people, like Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

5. He has a motorcycle that he calls a "crotch rocket" which he enjoys riding when the weather is warm.

6. He likes to deer hunt and is very happy when he is out in the woods hoping to bag his big buck.

7. He can run any piece of machinery there is, I think. He fixes them, too. His hands are always dirty and marked with grease.

8. He loves to mow the yard. He is always satisfied when our "estate" is mowed and trimmed.

9. He has spent his entire life here on the farm and his roots are deep and long.

10. His family always comes first.

11. Learning new things is not out of the question for him. I've gotten him sort of up to speed on computer and he is even doing a little of his bookkeeping work these days.

12. He joined the fire department 28 years ago and rose up through the ranks to become chief. I can't tell you how proud I am of him for being so successful.

13. He's a good and great guy in all areas. I am so very lucky to have him! Happy Birthday, baby!

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 193rd time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. Hi, I am a new visitor who dropped in from the news from the Hill blog. And, also live in VA on the eastern shore, moved here from NJ. Nice birthday tribute to your husband and Best wishes to him. My husband also favors equipment, especially his J Deere tractor, loves to fix things, and was also a firefighter (capt in NJ dept before retiring). I'll be having a look around your blog and invite you to visit ours too. On a personal note: I was a former reporter/photograher (still takeing photos), always battling weight, enjoy working in our yard and gardens - our "estate" is an old Victorian on 3/4 acre.

  2. Wow! That's a lot of lists!

    Happy Birthday to your hubby! It's great to see the love you have for him through your words! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Happy Birthday to your husband, Anita! It's clear that you both love each other very much...and that's wonderful to see.

  4. What a treasure! And anyone who likes Monty Python is alright with me. #5 is funny!

  5. Wow- 193! Happy Birthday to hubby :)

  6. Seems to me that's more than three jobs. Wish him a happy birthday for me.

  7. Best wishes for your husband, Anita!

  8. Happy birthday to your husband! Sounds like a great guy.

  9. Happy birthday to James! What a lovely tribute to him.

  10. This is a great list! Especially like #3, but they are all a fitting tribute. And the photos are wonderful.

  11. Great Read Sis!!! I'm glad you guys are still clicking along. Of course as your brother, I know James treat you just like one of his prized tractors. He knows it's easier and cheaper to fix things than it is to go out and get a new one!! ;)

    Love ya!!


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