Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us to all of you!
I’m so glad the cooler temperatures of Autumn have invaded our little town. We did experience mid 70’s this weekend but by the evening the cool breezes took over and my descent into crazy hot town was ebbing.
The colors have begun to change. It’s absolutely glorious!
We did the Scarecrow Festival and there were some super cool ones.
Halloween is this week and I feel sad the month is almost over. I love October so much. We will barrel into the “holiday” season with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. So much all at once. The good part is spending time with family 🙂
Okay, if you have Prime Video and the time to watch something. Watch the Paul Lynde Halloween Special. It was camp, very 70’s and a riot! Happy Almost Halloween!
October is indeed here and now. Unfortunately so is Climate Change an the nastiness of a 92 degree day 😦 I look forward to Autumn so much and to still be having Summer Temperatures is no bueno!
I’ve already begun watching my Halloween movies/shows. Hocus Pocus is on the docket for tomorrow night. It’s much different watching the specials now because we’ve unplugged as they call it. No more cable so unless it’s on local TV or DVD or Prime or Netflix I don’t watch it. Now you see why we unplugged. A bunch of other choices for viewing the boob-tube, lol.
So much to watch and not enough time, lol. It’s all good though because the weather chicka tells me that the big cool down is on its way and I’m thrilled. No more AC!!! Wahoo!!!
October is the best month Ever!!!
So the President who dodged the draft over and over wants a military parade to show the world our military prowess. Why do all of these pathetic men need to show force as though it’s patriotic. What makes this pPresident particularly stupid is he dodged the draft during the Vietnam war. He came out publicly and sad he never agreed with the Vietnam war. Now he wants to show his manciples (my new made up word for his man+disciples). And now he wants it with more tanks.
This fiasco is going to cost American’s about or more than his golf outings since becoming President. If you don’t like being compared to Hitler all of the time then STOP acting like Hitler all of the time. People in cages without due process, hanging out with and praising other despots and attacking the press and anyone one who doesn’t worship you particularly. These are all ideals held by Hitler for Hitler. His people blindly worshiped him and looked the other way when he ruined the country and the world.
When will Americans wake up. Let’s face it he’s a big disappointment. Seriously though, was the G20 Summit the best day for “Take your daughter to work day”? She made America look like they thought they were at the Mensa Conference for INBREEDS!
Because of his fragile ego, Trump’s staff had the USS John McCain moved because just the name upset his fragile ego. How much did that cost American Taxpayers?!?
This parade isn’t about American Patriotism but what Donald Trump wants the world to see. He wants them to quake in there boots once the behold the spectacle of military glory on Pennsylvania Avenue. We are living in the age of the Twitter President. The look at me, look at me, view the world has of the USA. In the 2020 election, we need to think less Reality TV show President and more who will do OUR business. This is OUR Country. This is BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE America. It’s time to stand up and say BS to the billionaires who tell you that the rich will share and trickle down their profits to you. They will NEVER share their wealth, not ever. They try to screw each other out of their wealth why would you think they would share with you. Stop believing the lies of the rich.
We don’t need to have a parade of tanks going down Pennsylvania Avenue (that will destroy the road by the way) to make us feel Pride in America. We need a real leader to look up too. A leader who we are not ashamed of or embarrassed to represent WE THE PEOPLE. We need a first family who doesn’t see a profit model in every Executive decision. It would be nice not to have to pay for grown children to conduct private business on THE PEOPLE’S dime.
Imagine a better America than the one being run by a family of white trash rich people.
Another Thanksgiving done.
The Food was incredible as usual and the company wonderful.
Spending time with family is always a good think. The only down side
was my RA acting up. The pain was almost unbearable but I shuffled on
and had fun.
Now on to Christmas. Yikes! Less than a month to go and I’m already
freaking out, lol.
I hang out with the Gnomes, Edgar and Poe to keep me calm.
Last night my favorite Teenager came over to help hand out candy. We had two whole Trick-or-Treaters this year. Last year we had only one, lol.
This is me and the Mrs. in our 2018 Halloween picture. It was kind of cool last night so she stayed inside.
Now that Halloween is over I’m moving on to Autumnal Bliss. They leaves should be at peak by next week. These trees look mostly peak but I think one more week. So I will have to make extra effort to get out and take my picture of Autumn in the next several days 🙂
War is awful. It is important to remember those who fought and died for our rights. That’s why we vote! Many Men and Women died to protect the foundation of our Freedoms.
Our Town hosts the Memorial Day Parade and Dedication.
I remember all of my family who fought and came home. I remember Staff Sgt. Larry Pierce who fought in Vietnam and didn’t survive. I remember Maj. Michael O’Donnell who fought in Vietnam in 1970 and who didn’t survive. Major O’Donnell did eventually come home in 2001 when his remains were repatriated to the United States. Major O’Donnell left behind these words…
If you are able,
save them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say
you loved them,
though you may
or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in that time
when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes
you left behind.
Major Michael Davis O’Donnell
1 January 1970
Dak To, Vietnam
REMEMBER them always in your heart!