So Sad to See

So sad today to read of the closure of this wonderful place! We shared many happy meals there with family and friends. A totally unique and amazing experience.

We wish the owners all the best for whatever the future holds for them, and say “Thanks for the memories”

Goodbye to the Cuckoo Restaurant

Memories and Fun

Until you grow older, and then you realise that all the fun times, and the not so fun times, were making memories to last a lifetime.

Things come and go. Possessions are lost, broken, destroyed, but memories are in our hearts forever whether dimly recalled, or vivid and alive as yesterday.

And in the end, we will all be but a memory in someone’s mind and heart. Let us strive to make that memory a worthy one!

Let that memory, though painful for a season, at last be recalled with a smile and the warmth of our love remembered, and held dear by those we leave behind. We leave nothing behind but the memories of love, of times shared, fun, laughter, as well as tears. For all those moments, brief and passing, that in the end, recalled through the mist of tears, then later with the pain of loss less sharp, with a smile and a single tear, form the memory of those gone on.

The teaching, the guidance, the wisdom passed from one to another, poignantly recalled in times of need. The whisper of a poem oft quoted, the refrain of a song, by a well loved voice now still. A photo, beginning to fade with time, but recalled as if just yesterday. A scent of roses freshly cut, bringing with it a rush of memories, tears unbidden on burning cheeks.

While memories still cause tears, no matter how long the time, what abides is the wonderful, deep, assurance of love. The blessed hope of heaven. Love holds near, even as death takes us apart.

Saturday Smiles

CHUCKLE OF THE DAY: Charley, a new retiree-greeter at Wal-Mart, just couldn’t seem to get to work on time. Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean-shaven, sharp-minded and a real credit to the company and obviously demonstrating their “Older Person Friendly” policies.

One day the boss called him into the office for a talk. “Charley, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang-up job when you finally get here, but your being late so often is quite bothersome.”

“Yes sir, I know, and I am working on it.”

“Well good, you are a team player. That’s what I like to hear.”

“Yes sir, I understand your concern and I’ll try harder.”

Seeming puzzled, the manager went on to comment, “It’s odd though, you coming in late. I know you’re retired from the Armed Forces. What did they say to you there if you showed up in the morning so late and so often?”

The old man looked down at the floor, then smiled.

He chuckled quietly, then said with a grin, “They usually saluted and said, “Good morning General, can I get your coffee sir?”

😂😂😂 (via Reddit)