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Some gotta win, some gotta lose…

Guffaw’s got the blues…

I try not to let the state of the World the Nation my life get to me.  I try not to be self-centered.  I do realize that there’s very little I can do regarding the state of either the World or the Nation.  I’ve let my opinions be known, and I voted.  I’ve spoken out on this blog.  In many places on the globe these things are not allowed, and subject to sever penalties.

But, I can do something about my attitude!  I’m approaching a landmark anniversary in my life (if you reckon in Base 10); I’ve no partner to share it with; no money – on disability (which is both a description of lack of funds and physical ability).

I’ve a number of chronic conditions, and seem to acquire more every day.  I owe medical bills.

I drive a 13 year old car, when I can afford gasoline.

And last Summer, because my disability income is 60% lower than my previous meager income,  I lost my home.  (“We lived in a hallway!”  “We dreamed of living in a hallway-we lived in a cardboard box!” – Monty Python)  Fortunately, a good friend offered me a place to stay.

Two weeks ago, my sister had a minor stroke.  (If there is such a thing).  She’s back to work, and coping, but it does get one’s attention.

But all is not lost.

Re: this upcoming calendar mark – My new neighbor and EX-wife (and friend) contacted me, and asked if she could put a little celebration together in my honor!


I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, “If you have friends, you have everything!”  You know, like the end of that Christmas movie…

Time to remove my head from it’s regular inverted resting place and get moving.

Thanks for listening.


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


8 thoughts on “Some gotta win, some gotta lose…

  1. It’s not a comfortable place to be in; we’ve been in similar straights. But, as you have found out, it’s a VERY poor man who has no friends at all. You’re richer than you thought!

    Posted by Rev. Paul | November 12, 2012, 8:10 am
  2. Well said Sir. And when life hands us lemons, we DO need to make and share the lemonade! 🙂 And early Happy Birthday!

    Posted by Old NFO | November 12, 2012, 12:07 pm
  3. Is it your birthday? Enjoy the celebration, whatever it is for. You have many people that care about you, don’t forget that.

    Posted by brigid2 | November 12, 2012, 4:58 pm
  4. Friday night we’re celebrating Guffaw’s 60th birthday. We’ll be at the Red Devil in Tempe at Mill and Southern at 7:00. Please join us if you can or just wish Guffaw a happy birthday.

    Posted by Mary | November 14, 2012, 7:12 pm

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