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If I Had a Nickel for Every Blunder I Made… (standard:humor, 900 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jul 19 2020Views/Reads: 216/132Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It is not my mistakes but how I deal with them that makes all the difference in the world.

I am not very agile when it comes to finances. Do not get me wrong, I
know how to spend money; it is just that I do not know how to save 
money. Somewhere I lost my little piggy bank. 

One of my father's favorite quotes was, "A penny saved is a penny
earned." It never made sense to me, but my father knew how to save 
money. On the other side, he was not very agile when it came to 
spending money especially on me. 

My whole life has never been focused on making money. For me, the
outdoor was busier than the indoor with money. I must confess my wife 
and I have struggled throughout our life on the financial side. On the 
relational side, we have done wonderfully; at least that is my 

I know some marriages seem to be based upon finances, even though they
will not admit it. Their finances determine how successful they really 
are in their mind. 

That has not been the case with us. When the Gracious Mistress of the
Parsonage and I married almost half a century ago, it had nothing to do 
with how much money we had. We both were working at the time, and 
together we could go out for dinner once a month. That seemed to be a 
very important time even though expensive. 

The focus of our life together was not on how much money we can make and
save. Our life's focus had to do with our relationship, one with 
another, and with God. We were a spiritual couple and tried to serve 
God as faithfully as we could. 

The other night the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I enjoyed a
quiet evening together drinking coffee and talking about this and that, 
more about that than this. 

Then we started to play her favorite game: Do You Remember? 

If statistics are correct, she remembers more than I do. 

When she poses a Do You Remember question, I can never remember. Several
times, I had some remembrance but never enough to qualify as an answer. 

When I pose a Do You Remember question, she remembers it to the very
last detail. Details that I do not remember. 

I have concluded and do not let this get around, but I think her
remembering things is a complete hoax. I think she is making up things 
that she says she remembers just to trick me. My problem is, I cannot 
prove it. 

Her one trick question is, “Do you remember when we first met?” 

I have yet to get this question right. Every time she asked, it is
always a different answer. If I challenge the answer, I look bad. Of 
course, I look bad as it is with questions like this. 

When we ran out of energy for this game, we just sat there and watched a
little TV. 

When the next segment of commercials came, she said something rather

"If we had a nickel," she said, looking at me, "for every mistake you
made, we would be millionaires." 

Then she continued, “Do you remember the first mistake you ever made?” 

Of course, I could think of several mistakes I made, one being getting
involved with this kind of a game. However, for the life of me, I could 
never think of the first mistake I have ever made. 

For example, did I make that first mistake before I met her or after I
met her? 

I was tempted to say that my first mistake was getting involved in silly

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