Wednesday, January 28, 2009


See Doe cook. See Doe clean. See Doe put up with Bob. See Bob aggravate Doe. See Lughead Larry and Bob tell Doe all kinds of tall tales. See gullible Doe believe them. See Doe laugh at herself when she finds out that she has been duped. See Bob admire Doe.
See Doe and Bob go on a cruise. See Doe afraid of sinking ship. See Bob snapping pictures of Doe’s vulnerability. Sometimes Bob can be an ass.

See Doe and Bob get married. See Bob happier than he’s been in years. See Doe, she makes Bob happy. See Bob’s family happy to have Doe in their lives.

See Doe have a birthday. See how young Doe looks. She looks much too young for Bob. See how happy that makes Bob.

I have to tell you that Doe is a saint that is if Bathtist had saints. She has come into our family and put up with all of our tall tales and pranks. She has put up with being drug from one side of the country to the other to visit kinfolk and fits right in. Doe is another one of those people in my life who has never met a stranger. Maybe it’s from her days as a telephone operator or maybe she has always been that way. She hangs in there and does it all with style and grace. Most importantly she does it with a sense of humor, which in my family is a requirement.
Remember when she and daddy went on their cruise? Read about it here. He took pictures of her sleeping in her life jacket then distributed them via email to the rest of the family. Was she mad? Did she beat him with her shoe? Nope she laughed and went on with life. When Lughead Larry and daddy took her to the Bass Pro Shop and told her that Mount Baldy, which you can see from Rancho Cucamonga, was covered in snow in the middle of July. She bought their story hook line and sinker. Oh and about that hook line and sinker. They also told her that the fish in the giant fish tank at the Bass Pro Shop were battery operated and that they had to change the batteries every other day. Do you see what she puts up with?

You see why I am proud to call this woman, this saint among saints, my other mother.

See everybody wishing Doe a Happy Birthday.


terri said...

Doe does seem like a deer. You are lucky that she found her way into your lives. I am cracking up at the battery operated fish though! This catholic officially proclaims Doe to be a saint.

Happy Birthday, Doe!

Queen Goob said...

Look at your daddy in that first picture - he sure does love her!

BUT.....I'm new to your forum so I may have missed the pictures posted of Doe sleeping in her life jacket. I don't know about the rest of your readers but I wouldn't mind seeing those photos myself!


Cher said...

Poor, deer Doe, happy birthday! I'd sing it to you but, and believe me when I say this, it's better this way!

The Texas Woman

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to Doe! She does sound like a woman in love.

Lucy said...

What a cute blog. Thanks for letting me read it.

blogismycopilot said...

A beautiful tribute to a woman who is clearly beautiful inside and out. (and why do I love her name so much?)

Rising Rainbow said...

There is an award for you at my blog. I couldn't resist. I so appreciated your Walk of Shame story.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Happy Birthday Doe. Gladys, Doe sounds wonderful and all of you are lucky to have each other!