In Between the Lines

Post #152

We were standing in a line, it was a short line, for we were early.  In fact we were the first ones there.  My wife and I and Bob, who walked in just steps before us.  There was a small display of flowers in the corner.  My wife and Bob, were busily talking when I noticed I was standing between two 8X10 picture frames.

The frame on the left table was a certificate for 40 years of service, the frame on the right table was a picture of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels presenting the certificate.  I thought about where I was standing, in between two pieces of paper.

At home I looked at the stuff I had on my wall, certificates from work, certificates from hobbies, pictures of family members, pictures from high school, etc..  I began thinking, what does all this stuff  matter?  No one other than me or maybe my wife has any interest in this stuff.  Certainly my children nor grandchildren won’t.

I thought about a  Steve Goodman song, “In between the lines“, the only thing important here on this side, two pieces of paper. (I’ve included the URL. since I couldn’t make this link work)

When you are your age, you’re invincible, when you my age, everything is relative.


About tgriggs17

Son, Husband, Father, Retired, CPA, enjoy freshwater fishing, dotes over the grandchildren, enjoys friends.
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