Everybody’s Happy But Me…


Sometimes I get the feeling that I am the only one in the world that doesn’t lead an “Ozzie & Harriet” life. I know I am dating myself with that phrase as it refers to Ozzie and Harriet Nelson which was a TV show eons ago. 🙂  They were America’s ideal fantasy couple in the 1950’s.

It seems my wife and I are constantly arguing about almost everything.  If I say up, she says down.  I have it seems more than my share of health maladies that plague me. Bad bones, a prostate the size of a watermelon (just kidding), a back that is as stiff as a board.  Why am I plagued with all this when everyone else is about great vacation, smiling families, and always going to parties with hundreds of friends.  At least that is how it is shown on Facebook. So many families just seem to be having Ozzie & Harriet lives if you believe their Facebook personas.

I guess the kids have moved on to other sites than Facebook but I’m pretty sure even those sites are about bragging how great your life is. The more virtual friends you have the more popular you are perceived. Even on Facebook, this old 70+-year-old is constantly getting “friend requests” from kids who I have no idea who they are. Somehow or another they ran across one of my RJsCorner posts and found another person to add to their list.   How sad is that? I think we all need to get out of the virtual world more often and cherish the real friends we have.

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