Wishes with a lot of wisdom

This is my wish for you for 2018. May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your cardiologist, your doctor, psychiatrist and the IRS. May your hair, your teeth, your facelift, your abs, and the cattle market not fall.

I can tell you for sure my abs will not fall. May your blood pressure, your cholesterol and your interest rate not rise. May you only eat beef for meat and may the cost of everything be cheaper. May you look in the mirror and to your surprise look better. May someone love you enough to forgive your faults and you be blind enough not to notice theirs.

May you remember to say I love you at least once a day to your spouse, your parents and your children, but not say I love you to your secretary or the other cowboy that is helping you gather cattle that day. May you stop to realize God’s love in the sunset, a flower, a baby’s smile and a newborn calf.

And may you never forget the words found in Proverbs, “A gloomy spirit rots the bones but a merry heart is like good medicine…” Just wishing all of us to have a great 2018 and be healthy, happy and prosperous and also remember how lucky we are to live in America. Please pray for moisture—rain would be nice but even snow is welcome now.

There was an older cowboy and he and his wife were both sitting together at the breakfast table. They have been married for a long time. The old cowboy said to his wife, “When I die I want you to sell all my stuff immediately.” She said, “Now why would you say something like that?” He said, “I figured a woman as fine as yourself would eventually remarry and I don’t want some other dumb butt using my stuff.”

She looked at him and said, “What makes you think I would marry another dumb butt?”

Kids are funny and as I was eating dinner today there were two small kids eating at the table beside me. There were two waitresses—one being about 20 and the other one about 50. The 4-year-old boy said to the two waitresses, “I think she is the prettiest” and pointed to the 20-year-old. The older waitress said, “So you think she is prettier than me?” The little boy said, “Yes, because she has braces.”

Editor’s note: Jerry Nine, Woodward, Oklahoma, is a lifetime cattleman who grew up on his family’s ranch near Slapout, Oklahoma.