The Number 10

There is a lot to be found in the number 10.


In the number 10, there are 3 continents, 14 countries , 6 international trips

In the number 10, you can find the Eiffel tower, a giant rock named Uluru, a flat tire paid for in pounds, two pear-apples in a paper bag–ready to go, little bits of icebergs, a lunch on the side of a mountain, and a stack of bones.

In the number 10 is the beach, as well as long drives, and little notes.

In the number 10 hides people in closets, around corners, especially when you’re not looking.

In the number 10 are shells for your dashboard.

In the number 10, the knuckle on  the index finger of your right hand always pops just right

In the number 10, there are tag-teamed pies, handmade pastas, and banana pancakes.

In the number 10 is 203.

In the number 10, there is a duck, named Puddles.

In the number 10, we like to chase cows.

In the number 10, “Bonjour!” means, “I’m sorry, I don’t speak French.”

In the number 10, everything begins at 11:42 pm.

In the number 10, everyone likes the color green.

In the number 10, Papa John’s pizza is delivered, Top Ramen is made for you, and the bread here, is really good.

In the number 10, there is grading to be done.

In the number 10, Mexico makes for a long 6 weeks.

In the number 10, when the power shuts off, the weather lightning lights your way home and is your entertainment.

In the number 10, the hills are covered in snow and begged to be walked on.

In the number 10, Friday nights after work are the best for painting.

In the number 10, tickling feet is allowable for only a limited duration.

In the number 10, long car rides are always made short by the conversation.

In the number 10, you don’t play checkers fair.

In the number 10, you should always be prepared to be asked what you’re thinking.

In the number 10, there are crab traps to be pulled and clams to be found with your toes.

In the number 10, a cup of coffee (or 2) are waiting for you.

In the number 10, football is the main event.

In the number 10, it is pretty rare that any gift is opened on the day that it should be.

In the number 10, there are now 3 families.

In the number 10, you never love the most, but there is a good chance, you’ll do so the mostest.

In the number 10, even numbers are preferred.

In the number 10, you’ll find your way to July 23rd.

In the number 10, lives the little town of Cottage Grove.

In the number 10, if you look hard enough, are diced red peppers.

In the number 10, some of us are good guessers, even with 9 months to go.

In the number 10, the best place to rest your hand is on a tummy, there’s a good chance it will get kicked.

In the number 10, 1 + 1 will always equals 4.

In the number 10, our favorite letters are O and P.

In the number 10  is you and me.

In the number 10 are all the years that have cradle my whole life.

 Jess & Chris

Jessica, thank you for starting my life for me, 10 years ago today.




About Wellsy

Chris is a twenty-something Special Education teacher and Football coach in a little town south of Eugene, Oregon. Chris happily lives with his beautiful wife and his terribly uncoordinated Grate Dane named Moose. Chris has been known to travel, like reading, wanting more time to writing, be in the outdoors more, and generally not befoul the world.

Posted on September 28, 2011, in jess and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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