When Double Becomes Single…continued

Sharon held her breath before telling Jeff the latest arrangements or rather a version of what’s going on. “Since it’s impossible to continue working the company with just me alone, your brother and his wife offered to help out with Corrine doing measurements and Jeff can develop business in New Jersey while I continue with our old customers in this area.”

Jeff turned into a storm cloud and said,”I knew it, the minute I turned my back he jumped in to see if he can become a partner  but don’t let him because he’s a snake so beware and watch the company checkbook and after a while notice he’s written a check for an item that has nothing to do  with business. Did you get the insurance money?

“Yes I did and it’s safe with an investment company and the man next door saved me from a bad fall and now he’s plowing the driveway.”

“Mom, beware of new men in your life and remember you don’t really know anyone” Their connection broke and Inge walked in to ask if everything was okay. He reached for his wife and said, “Just hold me tight because Mom has my brother in the business and now a guy next door is making eyes at her and right now I’m too tired to think; it’s like having a teenager to watch over.” “We will have to persuade her to move in with us before she gets in trouble, all she heard was the gentle snore of sleep from her troubled husband.”

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Bear Mountain_upstate NY

Author Charmaine Gordon

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My kids and best pals came for a short visit from their home in Copenhagen and they had a plan. They surprised this mom with a glorious bunch of hours loving the beauty of mountains, oak trees plus so many more trees everywhere. A cornucopia of nature, breathtaking everywhere we went. Topped off with a special dining room and delicious food.

As for this happy mom, a day to remember. Come back soon, my treasures. Times a wastin’ GungaDin.

Bear Mountain_upstate NY

Having a perfect day with son Paul and daughter Eva.DSC_4088.JPG

My kids and best pals came for a short visit from their home in Copenhagen and they had a plan. They surprised this mom with a glorious bunch of hours loving the beauty of mountains, oak trees plus so many more trees everywhere. A cornucopia of nature, breathtaking everywhere we went. Topped off with a special dining room and delicious food.

As for this happy mom, a day to remember. Come back soon, my treasures. Times a wastin’ GungaDin.

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When Double Becomes Single…continued

Last week Fred didn’t know how to measure and Sharon said: “learn to measure or else I’ll sell my business.

Sharon’s body felt limp like a Raggedy Ann doll with so much to accomplish. Her dear son so far away with a business to run, a wife and young children to care for. As for me, she thought, I only have me and I don’t even drive at night. Her inner self-said, “So do it, you ninny, you’re fifty-six, old enough.”

She decided to look in the mirror; self-assessment, skin good inherited from mother, maybe go for facials every month, walk on the treadmill, ride the bike to nowhere and by spring she’d be stronger. Barry’s still gone but there’s nothing to be done about that.

Just when she’d given up on Fred, he knocked on the door, Corrine by his side. “I should have a key, Mother, what if something happened to you…She stopped him from rattling on; she said, “I have an emergency for help ever since the hip replacement surgery and there’s always 911; come in, the dogs are in the yard.

“Mom, Corrine took shop in school and my idea is that Corrine becomes part of the company and she’ll be the measuring guy and you and I will see, uh, clients.

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When Double Becomes Single…continued

Last week Fred didn’t know how to measure and Sharon said: “learn to measure or else I’ll sell my business.

Sharon’s body felt limp like a Raggedy Ann doll with so much to accomplish. Her dear son so far away with a business to run, a wife and young children to care for. As for me, she thought, I only have me;  and I don’t even drive at night. Her inner self-said, “So do it, you ninny, you’re fifty-six, old enough.”

She decided to look in the mirror; self-assessment, skin good inherited from mother, maybe go for facials every month, walk on the treadmill, ride the bike to nowhere and by spring she’d be stronger. Barry’s still gone but there’s nothing to be done about that.

Just when she’d given up on Fred, he knocked on the door, Corrine by his side. “I should have a key, Mother, what if something happened to you…She stopped him from rattling on; she said, “I have an emergency for help ever since the hip replacement surgery and there’s always 911; come in, the dogs are in the yard.

“Mom, Corrine took shop in school and my idea is that Corrine becomes part of the company and she’ll be the measuring guy and you and I will see, uh, clients.

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When Double Becomes Single…continued

Last week Sharon told son Fred he better get his children to the funeral or she would take all of them off the will.

Fred showed up all smiles and Sharon said, “The business isn’t complicated; you measure the space carefully then show the client cabinet samples and deliver on time because we don’t install. Bright-eyed Fred said, “Show me a ruler and I’ll get started, but when Sharon brought out several different sized rulers, Fred backed off and said, “Whoa, I’ve never seen devices like these, I pictured regular 12-inch rulers.” Sharon said, “If we are to be partners, you better learn fast.” Fred whined, “Uh, maybe you can hire a guy to measure.” “Fred, go to the local hardware store, meet the manager and tell him you need to learn right away otherwise we have no business because I’ll have to close up.”

“And live on the insurance money?”

A vein throbbed in her forehead; Sharon knew aspirin and ice would help as soon as her son left. “Any money I have is my business so you learn the simple task of measuring and then we can move on; right now I must lie down.

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Sharon returned from arranging funeral plans to find her older son and his wife at her door. She said, “Where are the kids; I thought  you all would stay overnight or longer.”

“Uh, James is in the middle of SAT’s and Lori is studying for midterms.” Astonished, she looked from her son to his wife; “Their grandfather dies and they can’t get away to say goodbye?” She turned her back in disgust; are you coming in because it’s too cold to leave the door open?” “Uh, no Mother, we checked into a motel a mile away because Corrine isn’t fond of the dogs.”

Sharon hurried to let the pups in knowing they gave more affection than she’d had from her own son and then the pups enjoyed a romp around the floor with her until she cried since she’d never driven the car at night alone and never had the training to be on her own. “Be strong dammit; stand up for yourself; just try it!” She hurried to call Fred and said, “You get my grandchildren here no later than tomorrow morning or they are out of the will and so are you.” She hung up and spoke to her deceased husband: Barry, brats aren’t going to treat us this way, my sweetheart; no way, no how.

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