I'm a pagan...I'm a liberal..I live in West, Texas..

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

ONCE HE WAS LOST..AND NOW HE'S BEEN FOUND

Ha!...When I was married to Jack the dearly departed 3 and final husband..he used to call me 'fucking Colombo'...because he would hide his pills, booze, etc. and I would find them and flush or throw them out.'...He would be convinced he had found the perfect hiding place and I would walk into the garage ...look around...tap my cheek with my finger and go..it's up there on the top of the garage door on the left...and there it would be...He'd freak out..'how the fuck did you know?'

...I'd just smile and go flush his black beauties down the toilet. To me.? It was simple..Jack was 6' 1 inches tall and I just figured out where the highest place would be if he stood flat footed and put something up in a hurry(running from me)and everything else in the garage was lower than that..so elementary my dear Watson..elementary...Oh the left side?....that was the farthest from the door. Why am I telling you this?...Because I have a great friend here on my blog and Internet and he dropped out of sight.and I fucking found him...Most of you know NitWit...Steve...My buddy..my bestest buddy on line..He is one of the first friends I made on line...him, Babs, Sooner, Tex, Billy, Nancy, Kevin..But I love Steve the most....he and I have the same sense of weird humor..I loved his family by proxy..His wife and granddaughter were the recipients of my Lime Green Baby Phats and the black converse sneakers. I have grown to love his family by his posts about them.. I knew he had been feeling badly, but he didn't complain..just a casual mentioning...A few years ago when he was talking about how his hands split and were dry and cracking and very painful..I sent him a small tub of Teets Balm...It's a balm that you put on cows udders to keep them smooth and soft from the elements..It made the farmers hands so soft that it now is being sold for peoples ..So I sent some to Steve..He said he had a hell of a time explaining why he was getting teets balm from some french guy in Texas.(Jacque)...after explaining, I'm not sure his wife really understood, but I won them over by sending the baby phats and the converse shoes..Anyhow..I had his address, I had a phone number I got off the net but it was disconnected..So I didn it the old fashioned way..Called 1-411 and had AT&T find his number for me...I called today and asked for Mr. D. and got to speak to the son.. and Steve is in the hospital where he has been very very ill..Had part of his intestines removed...They tried to take his lap top up there so he could get in touch with us..but no reception..He's supposed to be coming home soon. I will call back and talk to Mrs. Steve and get the hospital address so I can send him dirty get well cards..Oh..the best part?..When I told his son I was Jackie Denney from West, Texas I said you don't know me but I know you and I'm a friend on your fathers and he said are you yellowdoggranny?...My reputation proceeds me...So..for all you guys who are buddies of ole NitWits'...email me and I'll send you his home address and we can start sending him get well cards...
I have to admit I was really afraid to ask his son how he was for fear he was going to say he croaked ...Thank you Goddess...Now will start doubling up on the candles and prayers..We all need our Nitwit back...

25 comments:

monkey bear said...

I love happy finders keepers stories and friends like you both are keepers so glad...

texlahoma said...

I'm glad you tracked him down, and that he's hanging in there. He was at the old original bloggin' place huh?

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

he was the 3rd person that ever commented on my blog..sooner was the first then babs and then nitwit..
I just got off the phone talking to rose his wife..she's soooo sweet..was crying and she's scared..they at first told her he was going to die..he got a bad infection and he's lost a lot of weight and wants to come home..think they are moving him to a different room soon..any one..and all...email me and i'll send the address so you can send cards..

Intense Guy said...

I don't really know nitwit - but I'll send him a dirty card if it will help him feel better. Any friend of yours is prolly someone I'd like. :)

Please send me his addy.

rosemary said...

don't know this fine man...but he has got to be a jewel if he is your friend. Hope he is feeling better.

billy pilgrim said...

well done sherlock!

i hope mr wit gets back on his feet real soon.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You're a true friend to an old pal, Columbo. Nice to hear his/your story.

Lakota said...

ohhhh noooo! Not my Mr. Wit!!!! Oh please email me the address Jackie - i'll send him a card and a note and lots and lots of love!

jan said...

Where do I get one of these dirty get well cards you all speak of?

Heidi said...

I hope your friend gets better soon! What a great story about how you found him again.

buddha_girl said...

Hooray for Nitwit! I have no doubt that he's been sick if they had to remove part of his intestines. As long as they're even CONSIDERING releasing him, he's definitely on the mend! I know of this crappy lower intestinal surgery hell! He's a great guy and will be back soon with you behind him!

He's lucky to have you there, Jac! I love you!

Rox said...

It's comforting to know that if I ever go AWOL, that Derwood will get a call from the Yellowdog and all will be right with the world! Big hugs to Nitwit (I think I recall seeing his comments...) and I hope he's home soon.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I want all of you to know..that if you go missing...i'll hunt you down and let you know i miss you and you cant hide from the colombo from west, texas

sageweb said...

Hoping the best for him. That was a great post by the way. I love the stories of you chasing Husband 3 around ..I had such a vivid picture of it.

Wendy said...

send it on I will send him a card or 3...I will just add him to my collection of people who get monthly cards from yours truly.

You know that you are a saint right?

Elizabeth said...

Everyone in my family knows who you are! You are famous all over, honey. Good to know you're checking up on us all. Hope sending Nit Wit and his family wishes for recovery for them. I know how hard that kind of experience is for everyone involved!

monkey bear said...

What a great idea send me his address via e-mail and you'll have some adventure trying to find me but it's worth the disappearnce of moi..... I'll send him one of our photography cards hurry....Hugs

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Cool.
I wanna know WTF's happened to Sooner.
His rants delight me so!!

Rocky (Racquel) said...

OMG - send Nit some lurve from the Shark Tank for me will ya?

Jacq, what the hell would we do without you???

Sling said...

Nice detective work there doll!
I've seen NitWit around bloggertown,and glad to know he's on the mend.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I'm sending his address along to most of you...even if you dont know him, a get well card from a lot of people would be cool...and surely will make him feel loved and that can help him mend faster..
if you didn't get it ..let me know and i'll send it to you..js
hmmm..saint yellowdog...
does have a ring to it.

Intense Guy said...

Nope.. no Saint.. once a Goddess always a Goddess...

Hey, I wonder how long that Miller Lite truck is going to be parked in front of the West Hardware Co.? Maybe they figure out they'd get free advertising?

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

i know the driver ..really..and knowing him like i do?..he's probably in the truck drinking his delivery up..oh no..wait..he's a BUD LIGHT guy..really..

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

YdG:
U remember "red ranchero girl"/ aka Normy? Like, WTF ever happened 2 her!?
She's never OL anymore.
-ted

Josh said...

Oh no, I didn't know he was that sick. I hate to hear that, hope he feels better soon.