Money & Women….


Money and women are the most sought after and the least known about of any two things we have. -May 20, 1934  Will Rogers

Oh Will you sage from the past!! But I guess the mystery of money and women even outdate you.  It has probably been going on since Adam and Eve. My mother abandoned my father, brother and me when I was about nine years old so I was never around women much during my formable years. Due to my timidity, something that I have definitely gotten over since then, women remained a mystery to me well into my adult life.  And since I grew up in a single parent household of a father/milk man money proved to be a mystery to me as well simply because we never had very much of it.

When I graduated from college in 1970 I gave up trying to understand women;  I had little time for dating in college due to having to work up to 50 hours a week while taking almost a full academic load. By this time I announced that I would remain a bachelor the rest of my life. But I did get a pretty good job right out of college making a little over $10,000 per year. That was a massive amount for me back then.  The first thing I did was to buy myself a muscle car (a 1970 Boss 302 Mustang) which I proceeded to wear out within three years. But, of course they didn’t make cars that well back then.

Of course over the years the raises continued to come and with them still no real understanding of money. and just when I had totally given up on women I met and fell in love with my soul mate of today.  She simply swept me off my feet. I couldn’t believe that someone so beautiful could ever fall in love with me.  Now after more than 25 years of marriage I must still admit that I still don’t “really” know much about women or for that fact money. Just when I get totally comfortable with my hubby she does something that is totally unexpected. (ha)

So, here I am an “official” senior citizen who sees much truth in the Will Rogers quote above. But, it does keep life interesting to have some things in my life that I will never really understand.

But what do I know…