Fence Post of Faith February/March 2011

February is always a short month and with the 20+ inches of snow dump on the Midwest from Iowa to Oklahoma I was busy, and speaking of Oklahoma it is official Renea and Lee Bob are moving to Checotah, Oklahoma. Barrelbash’s will run the same but from a different state and I wish her well. I admire Renea for following her heart, and for those who have not met her yet or for the new places she is having Barrelbash’s you’re in for a treat. Take it from me they are good people no matter where they live.

Renea’s, lineup for March is a busy one: March 11-13, Buckeye, Arizona, March 18-20, Hutchinson, Kansas, and my favorite March 25-27, Columbia, Missouri, I will be doing Cowboy Church there again.

With all that said, did everyone have a nice Valentine Day? I noticed Renea posted a picture of Lee Bob on her face book page as her Valentine since 1992, and I said to myself that’s nice. This life God gave us was meant to be shared. I was married 30 years last year and I don’t think I give my wife Kelli enough credit. We have had our differences but I can’t think of anyone I would rather spend the rest of my life with.  And since she will be 50 years old this year I thought it would be appropriate to talk about women over 50 in this edition of Fence Post of Faith. She is going to kill me for telling her age, so I know I will need some spiritual guidance to get me out of this corner I’m backing myself into.

  So I went to Ephesians 5:28, it says: “Men ought to love their wives just as they love their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself. No one ever hates his own body. Instead, he feeds it and takes care of it, just as Christ does the church; for we are members of his body.”

And for those who would disagree that is ok too, but this life is to be shared whether it’s with a husband, a favorite horse or dog, it’s still an expression of God’s love. I want to leave you on a humorous note. In case you missed it on 60 minutes this is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 50:

“As I grow in age, I value women over 50 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:
A woman over 50 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, ‘What are you thinking?’ She doesn’t care what you think. If a woman over 50 doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it’s usually more interesting.”

Women over 50 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it. Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be un-appreciated.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess you sins to a woman over 50. Once you get a past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 50 is far sexier then her younger counterpart. Older women are forthright and honest…they’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one. You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over 50 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 50, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize.

For all those men who say, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? Here’s an update for you. Now-a-days, 80% of women are against marriage. Why? “Because women realize it’s not worth an entire pig just to get a little sausage!”

Andy Rooney is a really smart guy!
Adios Jeff Metcalf