By Richard Mabey Jr.
It is time to say farewell to February. It’s been a rough month for me. I am still in deep mourning for the loss of my Mom. Life is so tough at times. I’m at that stage where people are telling me that I should be over my Mom’s loss by now. Sadly, even people in my church are telling me this.
Today was a tough day for me. I think I saw my Mom in every nook and cranny in my home today. My Mom lived with me. We lived in one of these big gated communities in Central Florida. I think that moving to Florida was the single biggest mistake that I ever made in my entire life.
I used to work as a Gate Guard. If you have read my older blogs, you’re no doubt aware of that. But as Happy Land (the fictional name of the gated community that I live in) has grown and grown in size, it seems that the people living here and visiting here have just gotten, well, they have just gotten plain meaner.
My sister, Patti, and I went to the little grocery store in Wildwood today. I’ll call the store, Grocery World, so I don’t get sued. I asked the Produce Manager, David, if he needed helpers for the produce department. David told me that now that the snowbirds are all going home, the store isn’t hiring right now.
For tonight’s blog, I posted a photo of my Mom with Donald Duck. It was taken at Disney World. It was a magical moment. This photo was taken during the Summer of 1994. It was such a wonderful time. We used to fly down from New Jersey to Disney World for about a week. We had a lot of fun. They were good times. I miss those good times very much.
I once had a fantastic job, working in the International Public Relations Department of a huge conglomerate phone company. I’m sure you can guess which one I worked at. I’ll call it Amalgamated Consolidated. They were good times. The money was rolling in and I really did think that it was never gonna end. But alas, I got old. I’m now 66. And, I am starting to feel old.
Well, I’ll sign off for tonight. Tomorrow is Sunday. I go to Sunday School and church on Sunday mornings. I have to leave my house at about 8:30 in the morning, so I have to get up early tomorrow morning.
Well, as dear old Roy Rogers would say as he ended his old TV show, happy trails to you!