Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday Letters, October 30 edition

















Dear Vermont Country Store,
Once upon a time, I loved my red rubber boots with the spooly button.  (Momma called them, 'rubbers.') 

Sadly, I presumed they went the way of the dinosaur.
...Until I found this on your Facebook page!
Are they available in 8-1/2B?



Dear Major Insurance Company,

Thank you for weighing in on the necessity of DH's scan.  
Unlike his oncologist, you decided that it wasn't necessary.  

I note you're a physician yourself ... yes, your signature line contains some pretty impressive credentials.  

But! Like one comedian posed, "Ever wonder where those medical students who graduate in the the bottom half of their class wind up?" 

Just my opinion, but I'm guessing they go to work for major insurance companies.   



Dear hubby,  

Normally, I'm so concerned annoyed by your not wearing your seat-belt, not using your turn signals ...
that I forget to acknowledge your sweet side. 

Yes, you know how I desperately dislike filling my own gas tank.

(... so much so, I'm inclined to put it off until the last-possible minute.)   

Having overheard warnings of an impending storm  -- knowing I'd be in a position to have to fill up before heading home -- you called, offering to come over (31 miles one way!) and take my car to the station before the storm hit.

Of course I didn't say 'yes', but your sentiments felt pretty darn nice!



Dear Mr. God,

I never considered you posting on Facebook ... 
(Then again, why not?) 
I think this looks like something you'd like us all to keep in mind.





Halloween hugs from Phoenix!

Myra







30 comments:

  1. Haha! Love your seasonal post today. Awe, that precious Tom of yours....that's love...better than roses delivered. Did you get the rain? We did but not hail, etc. like Cottonwood did. That graphic is too funny; yes, we are but specs. A great reminder!

    Love ya! Have a great weekend.
    Mary

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    1. You're right ... better than roses!
      Thankfully, we missed the better part of that storm; hasn't this weather been wonky of late?
      Love ya, too!

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  2. Amen to Saleslady! I look forward to you creativity put into words. Like the little snarky note to the Ins. co. well deserved! I do like the FB entry reminding us just how small we are..

    That Tom ain't a bad sort, methinks.

    Love to you both from Florida!

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    1. Thanks for appreciating my 'snarky' side, Jack!
      We love y'all right back!

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  3. Can the oncologist/you guys appeal the denial from the insurance? Sadly, I think this is the new trend with insurance these days and will only get worse. What a gem Tom is to offer to come and fill up your car for you :) He is definitely a keeper!!!!!

    When I was going through a bad time with anxiety and life situations a few years back almost daily I draw in my prayer journal a little dot with a big circle around it. It would help me remember how small I was and how big God was :)

    Happy weekend!!!! Heading down your way again tomorrow for a house inspection and looking at other houses :)

    betty

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    1. Yes, I think Dr. Lee's office may appeal. Crossing fingers! Unfortunately, the insurance company is holding all the marbles right now.
      Good luck on the house hunt!

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  4. I'm so fed up with the insurance debacle in this country. Shameful is the word.

    Daily I'm reminded of my smallness in this great big world. I think it's best we keep it that way.

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    1. 'Shameful' is such a perfect description.
      When brought to our knees, there's no recourse but to give it over to God.

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  5. I am so annoyed with the insurance situation in this country. Don't get me started. My health insurance payment is more than my mortgage for pete's sake.

    You have the best husband ever!!

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    1. I know, right?!?
      Thanks for hatin' on the insurance companies right alongside me! :)

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  6. I love the boots ! And I can relate to the insurance company too! You are blessed to have a dear sweet hubby. The good Lord is everywhere so I'm not surprised you found Him on Facebook! Happy Halloween!

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    1. Aw, thank you. I'm pretty blessed, yes ... and to have Bloggy friends like you who leave the sweetest comments.

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  7. Wow! I'm impressed that Hubby would offer to drive over 30 miles one way to fill your gas tank before the storm - - he's a better man than me.

    Insurance co. physicians - - I've always loathed the arrogance of doctors and the fact that they are very often placed on a higher level than God.

    God on Facebook? No way. Satan, maybe....but not God.

    I haven't seen those rubber rain boots since I was in grade school. That was back when Taft was president.....By the way, I like the Vermont Country Store.

    Cute Halloween photo!

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad someone else recognizes those little red boots! Now, if I could find a replica of my yellow rain slicker with the hinges/buckles (instead of buttons).

      For the most part, I agree with your assessment of doctors' egos. Thankfully, right now we've a couple whose feet are solidly on the ground.

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  8. Those boots are adorable, I want a pair! Why doesn't he want to wear his seat belt? I wouldn't drive with him if he didn't wear it. That was however very sweet of him to offer to fill your tank. Happy Halloween!

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    1. In all fairness, DH does wear his belt while on the freeway. I've tried (and tried) explaining he could still be ejected in a slow-speed collision ... to no avail. Maybe it will take him being fined by an alert policeman? LOL!

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  9. Maybe I should write more letters. Just reading yours sure made me feel a whole lot better... :)

    Your hubby is so thoughtful and those boots were really cute boots. I hope you're having a lovely weekend.

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    1. Aw, thank you! I'd love you to join Paula and me in Friday Letters. It was her idea, after all (Smidgens, Snippets and Bits).
      Best in the coming week!

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  10. Loved your letters!! My mom used to call them 'rubbers' too and we would howl with laughter.And I agree about insurance companys. Many of the doctors I worked with would complain about the insurance companies trying to practice medicine. But, on the other hand, I know so many of them that order needless medical tests as well. (Not yours though). Richard always made sure my car was full of gas. If I needed gas I parked out front. If not, the car went into the garage! Thanks for the shout out too!!

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  11. Thanks, Paula! I suppose it's best to let the doctor decide what he thinks is best; whether its worth filing an objection, and let it go at that. (I want guarantees -- but buying our own imaging machine is rather implausible.)

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  13. Hello, sweet friend, I was just admiring the beautiful Indian vase you sent us...thinking and wondering about how things are going with you. I hope all is well.
    Come see me soon...I have missed you.
    xo bj

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  14. Thank you, BJ! Sure and I still read your posts, but I've been remiss leaving comments. Thanks for the gentle 'poke'!

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  15. I really love reading these letters. You have such a knack with writing and making us laugh, cry and smile! Always good to visit you here. Enjoy your Sunday,

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  16. I'ma liking the letters. I'm having some issues and need a scan, but the jury is still out on whether it will get approved or not. If not, maybe I'll light em up with a letter :)

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    1. I'm sorry to learn you're having issues, Rick. Sending good thoughts (your) scan will be fast-tracked! (If not, you can try public shaming in your next column?)

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  17. Hi Myra, thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Nice to meet you! Anne is such a loving person, did you know that she and I met at age 15 as penpals? Yes, we did..she was also my maid of honor at my wedding 38 years go..we go way, way back and I love her dearly..I will bookmark your blog, take care
    Barb

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    1. Thank you, Barb. Any friend of Anne's is a friend of mine!

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