Years can fly by with kids

They say the older you get the faster time goes and, yes, I am getting older by the minute. My last two kids at home are a senior and a junior in high school.

Our school has each parent write a letter at the start of the school year if he or she has a senior. And then the senior opens the letter on graduation day. I think this is excellent cause too many times a parent doesn’t stop to say the things he probably should along the way. In the pre-adoption classes you take in order to adopt they stress the one thing that will give a child more hang ups in life than anything else is to not feel loved. I sometimes wonder why I was so lucky to grow up in a family where we knew we were loved when some never know that feeling. I’m sure there were several times when my dad would like to have reconsidered the thought of me entering their life but we all survived.

We received another inch of rain making us think we had moved to a different area. One rancher bought a ranch close to home and made a statement how nice and green this country looked. I hate to be negative but this rancher might be in for a big surprise next year. I hope not.

And there are always people wanting to tell you they expect a bad winter since we are getting this much moisture now. Some people just can’t stand it if everything is good.

This last week or so feels like fall. If any of you have ever developed a taste for chocolate covered grasshoppers, I have the best crop of them I have ever had.

Did you know that 9 out of 10 husbands say their wives are always right? And the 10th one has not been seen since that survey.

My kids’ babysitter sent me a joke that says with age comes skill and it is called multitasking. She said, “I can laugh, cough, sneeze and pee all at the same time.” Thank God I’m not as old as she is.

Men of few words are usually married to women with many of them.

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