British Columbia, Canada
Karen, I want to tell you about a very sweet lady I know so grab a smoke and get comfy.
This is about a neighbour lady that was a pillar of this community and she volunteered, never swore, or raised her voice, and donated tons of great baking for charity functions.
She had her hysterectomy in January 2007, and that July she and Brad would be celebrating their 25th Anniversary. She told everyone she was hoping for a trip to Hawaii as she had always dreamed of going there, and lord knows she had given him enough hints for months. Well, instead he surprised her with a brand new stainless steel fridge, stove, and a dishwasher and on his card it said, "To my darling wife who has given me years of wonderful meals, here's to 25 more years!" Okay...
The next weekend while he was a work she held a garage sale, I think ya'll call them tag sales? She opened the garage door, and offered for sale all of his tools. This included his brand new big, noisy saw thing, (which I wasn't sorry to hear go,) and sold them all, including the shelves they sat on. She also sold her old stove and fridge in that sale. When he got home he pulled into the garage which was now missing his workshop tools, and instead found a big banner saying, "ALOHA BABY!" Hanging from it was a card, and it said, "To my darling husband - good luck finding yourself a new cook and bottle washer, hope she likes the new appliances!"
She bought herself a ticket to Hawaii, and left him that day! This is a true story. She has never come back either.
I guess you shouldn't mess with a women not on HRT replacement!