Sunday, March 18, 2007

The strongest man I know

I read an entry at Confessions of a Pioneer Housewife yesterday entitled "He's the strongest man I know".

It took me back a few years.

See, when I married Cliff in 1966, he was the strongest man I'd ever met.  He worked at a butcher shop from 1969 on, for several years.  He lifted half-beefs from one rail to another, because he was the only one there who was strong enough to do it.  I wonder why he had so much back trouble later on?   I could tell other stories, but I don't see that it's necessary.  Trust me on this.

When friends came to visit on weekends, there were always arm-wrestling contests:  Cliff won every time, except for that one time when he felt it would hurt somebody's pride.  So he winked at me, and then let that guy win.

After seeing what my husband went through last April with his open heart surgery, I'm still convinced he's the strongest man I ever knew.  Good luck Ree, but your Marlboro Man doesn't have a chance.

7 comments:

lanurseprn said...

It's been almost a whole year since his surgery?? Wow time sure goes fast!!  Seems like it was just maybe 3 months ago.
<shaking head>
Pam

plieck30 said...

my husband was strong too. He could hold a long handled axe in one hand with the axe part facing him and let it down slowly to his nose without chopping his nose in half. The company he worked for would send him out to deliver large heavy ice cream cabinets alone. Paula

csandhollow said...

This year has gone by so fast! I think we all think our man is the strongest we know.

tendernoggle said...

Well, I agree with Celeste...we all think our men are strong!!!lol Danny was one of the strongest men I have ever known....he too could woop anyone in arm wrestling....God bless you and Cliff!
love ya,
carlene

marainey1 said...

It's good you have such a 'strong' man around.  You are blessed.  'On Ya' - ma

geocachelinda66 said...

Its nice to hear women sigh over their men still!  Linda

randlprysock said...

This is a wonderful entry!  I am always feeling the same way about my husband too!!  And that is serious business to go through open heart surgery!!  I simply adore my husband too and it's good to see that love is still abounding for you too!  Hugs,
Lisa