Things That Make You Go Hmm…

Today I flew to Kansas City to meet with Janeil, Global Orphan Project, and Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.  We had a great afternoon of sharing dreams and visions for the Mole! I got to see a few friends and Grant & Natasha stopped by!


Now I thought that was the most exciting thing that happened today……UNTIL……I began my journey back to KY!! What I’m about to tell you might seem like a fabrication. But I solemnly promise to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth!!!

While today was a GREAT day of dreaming –  I was left somewhat speechless on the plane ride from Kansas City to Atlanta. It’s a 2 hour flight!

In order to fully appreciate the story I must paint the picture for you.

I’m sitting in 24A. After sitting for a few minutes I had the pleasure of meeting Virginia and Myrtle. These two ladies had to be at least 80 years old. They couldn’t have weighed more than 100lbs each. Myrtle sits in 24B and Virginia sits in 24c. I knew I was going to like these ladies from the moment I saw them.

Neither of the ladies could lift their bags and put them in the overhead. Another gentleman behind them had to help. AND Virginia has a black metal cane!!

Myrtle had a black mini skirt, 3 inch high black boots, & a sequence red sweater. Virginia was also wearing a black LEATHER mini skirt, a leopard print sweater, and black boots that went all the way up to her knees.

We made some small chit-chat as we waited for the plane to take off. Myrtle used to be a cocktail waitress in Florida. Now she works as a cashier at the local Walmart. Virginia runs the bingo pallor  5 nights a week!

I of course told them about my missionary work and my slew of kids. So up in the air we go a good 30 minutes and they haven’t stopped talking from the time they sat down. I got to listen to the following conversation about their New Year’s Resolutions!!

Virginia: This year I’m really going to set a goal –  something that I know I can accomplish.

Myrtle: Yes me too. I was thinking about telling Ernie that we really need to lay off the liquor. You know we spend so much money at the bars and we really should start putting some money back.

Virginia: I thought you were going to do something that you knew you could keep! Are you really ready to give up the whiskey? I’ll believe that when I see it.

Myrtle: Girl don’t I know it! You’re right!t But you know I’m not getting any younger. I really need to start saving. Inflation is so high now. It’s not like it used to be when you could be a beer for a nickel. You never know when Ernie’s going to kick the bucket. He’s not doing too well. I should put some money back for that. You know his liver isn’t worth two cents anymore.

Virginia: Well he’s got insurance right? 

Myrtle: Oh yes. We’ve had that for years.

Virginia: Sounds like your New Year’s Resolution should be to find a way to get rid of Ernie! Then you could live it up at the bar all you wanted! You know he only slows you down!

Myrtle: Well I never thought about that. Hmm….I don’t know if I could even figure out how to do that. Hmm… 

Virginia: Well it’s something to think about. You know Billy has been waiting this marriage out for 30 years!

Myrtle: Hmm….

And just like that Myrtle leaned back in her seat and began to think for the remaining hour!!!

There was another lady across from us that heard the conversation. As the two ladies went ahead I told my neighbor if you’re in baggage claim and you see Ernie – you better warn him that Myrtle is up to no good!!

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