Posts Tagged ‘McDonalds’

50+134 What does a Library and McDonald’s have in common?

Both are used for me to use wifi Internet so that I can write my blogs and upload my photos.

Inside the public Library in North Fort Myers Florida with my netbook

Outside view of the same Library

I have been having a blast in Florida, I am doing a lot more than I had ever done in any previous trips, but the best for me has been meeting the people along the way.

Spent a lot of late night hours writing on Word pad on the netbook and then uploading the content to my blog when wifi was available. My parents are still on Dial-up so this is how it works.

Great deals on clothing down here I am now a Bealls Outlet One Card member and every Monday I get an addition 15% off as a Gasp! Seniors Discount…. 50+ qualifies for that in that store.

Though in my parents housing community I am still 5 years away from being able to own a home there.

Also found the Tanger Outlet Mall which is down by Fort Myers Beach and it has a Crocs outlet store. I never imagined that their were that many style those shoes.


50+78 1977 the CN Tower, Glenda and the Palm Reader

Was reminded yesterday of this story when the subject of a Palm Reader came up with a friend.

It was 1977 when I was 17 and I was working for a furniture company in Downsview Ontario building Teak Furniture and at that time I has not yet had a car so I was using public transportation to commute from my parents home in Mississauga which by a combination of buses and a subway took about two hours each way.

And since I did not have a car lunch on most days was the nieghbourhood McDonalds and that is where I met this lovely girl Glenda who worked the counter at the burger joint. and even if the line was longer I made sure to wait to be served by her, she would remember me because at the time I was a big fan of the Big Mac and always asked for some extra of the special sauce to dip my fries into.

After a month or so of this I worked up the courage to ask Glenda to go out with me. and she said yes. I had suggested that we could go to downtown to go up the CN Tower which up til this year was the worlds tallest free standing building at 1100 feet.

As it was just opened the previous year neither of us had been up the tower.

Elevators take you up and are mounted on the outside of the tower so the view is just spectacular, and at the top is an observation deck and a rotating restaurant.

Glenda really enjoyed herself at the tower and as you can see I wore my favorite suit for the date, I think it looked good back then but not something that would go over too well now.

Do not ask me what that statue was I was standing in-front of but it must of been art back then.

After the tower we were walking around downtown and passed in front of a palm reading business, Glenda thought that would be cool to do, so I took her in. Glenda was a girl from Newfoundland (Eastern Canada), very fun loving and outgoing.

Glenda wanted to know about her love life and after reading her palm the palm reader,… bless her heart (look up that phrase if you do not know what it means) told Glenda that her present relationship was not the right one for her and that she should go back to an old flame and that they would get married and be very happy.

That was very nice of the Palm Reader to say considering that I paid for the session! Well after that she broke it off with me and went back with an old boyfriend and I am pretty sure they ended up getting married since Glenda was a big believer in palm reading, astrology and such.