Happy 19th Birthday Cassidy
Let’s start by addressing the self-quarantine situation we are dealing with. I realize this is an adjustment for a lot of people. I grew up on a cattle ranch with not many neighbors, so let me offer you some free tips.
This was already built in at the Wilker Ranch, or as us kids called it “The Wilker Prison Farm.” So a little poem to help you.
Don’t be a brat and sit and pout, Stay at home and don’t go out.
Don’t call a doctor or ask for a nurse, Remind yourself it could be worse.
Just tell yourself it won’t take long, Play some games or sing a song.
Wash your hands don’t touch your face, And enjoy your break from the crazy rat race.
Boredom: One of the games we played was “Car, Hide!” This is easy. Whenever you heard a car coming, you would duck behind the nearest cover until they went by. So simply change it to, “Person, Hide!” (Rule #1 You can’t use another person for cover.)
For some reason this has jumped to the top of the necessity list for many. I will let you in on a little secret. When you’re working on the ranch and you’re far from the house, you will find something to use for toilet paper. And you might be a redneck when you can immediately identify the leaves/items that work the best. My advice; Get creative.
Okay, now to this week’s topic. I would like to wish Cassidy a very Happy Nineteenth Birthday! It’s hard to believe that little girl riding in the back in her car seat is Nineteen today. I want her to know how proud we are of her and we know she is going to achieve great things in her life. I look back on all the fun things we did and the memories we made. I remember playing with Polly Pocket dolls, playing Hide-And-Seek, and riding bikes. These are memories I will keep and cherish always.
It would be easy for me to be discouraged in the middle of this situation because it has suspended the progress I am making with my business. But I understand there is nothing I can do to control that, so I will be grateful it’s Cassidy’s birthday and for my family. I will be grateful for the love and support I receive from all of you. I realize this is only temporary, and when life does get back to normal, I will try and remember to appreciate all the little things I took for granted. You know, like toilet paper. Please be safe and healthy, and Thanks for reading.
Next week: Happy Easter 2020
P.S. If you get really bored, you can call me, and I will tell you a Cassidy story. I’ve got a million of them.