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Get out

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Get out, it’s a great idea. Think about it. When I think of the words “get out” my first thought is of Friday’s where my wife and I sometimes have a chance to get out on a Friday afternoon together. Next would be the chance to get out and see friends and family. And of course the infrequent time to get out and grab a few frames. When I get out, to see my parents resting place, it always feels good in a way. Sometimes, OK rarely I get out and exercise which is a very good thing. Even when I have to get out, to cut the grass its a good day because it’s usually sunny when I do that. One thing I love to hear is when someone utters the phase, “what time do you want to get out to the beach today.”

Get Out
Photo by Mike Hartley

I love it when my friends say to me after a hard week of work that one plans to get out and play a round of golf. And the other has to get out to the gym and a haircut. And of course when our conversation lands on the next event where we usually gather and someone says sternly to the group “you all better be able to get out for it.” And there is no better day than when we all get out to fish together on the Bay or off the Florida coast.

And even this time of year we have to get out the decorations. And you can bet I’m going to hear the words “get out” when I’m wandering around the kitchen on Thanksgiving looking at the food being prepared and cooked till I get caught trying to grab an early sample when “get out” echo’s off the walls several times. And just think at the end of the holiday season your faced with how that dead tree in your living room will get out.

But to me there is one special time when get out means a lot to me. And that is when I’ve been in the hospital or back and forth for treatments. When I get out it feels like a fresh start and opportunity.

So to a good friend who is having some surgery today. I wish you a successful procedure and that you get out asap because I intend to teach you how to fish the next time we get out on the water.


Random Thoughts

My friends and son have the greatest dogs. I love them so.

The best coke of the day is the first one. Well, there is the taste of one coming off a hot day at the beach that is pretty good.

Bacon, need I say more?

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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