Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Thru the Valley of fat... lead astray by husband...

Forgive me for I have sinned...
I have walked the thin line between Christmas and New Years day.
But I have fell in the alley between, pulled in by my sinful husband..
and lead to the unspeakable of cheeseburgers, he has tempted me with his store bought candy (like we needed more)
Ah, but we will repent next week as we go in to the deep depth of limited food.
For nothing of sugar will reach our mouths.. No pasta, no potatoes, shall tempt out souls... Yea though the valley of sweetness will surely call our names, we shall walk no further. 
For our lettuce shall sustain us.
As well as our broccoli and cauliflower, shall hold us up out of the murky
valley of fat.  May water and black coffee aid us in our journey of the thin bodies we desire.  

And the King and I wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR.. may
2016 treat us all kinder..

Monday, December 21, 2015

This season, this hard

The season is hard when death knocks on the door
once again...  

We are pretty much on overload... A nephew in August.
A dear friend loses her son to a heart attack during
a day of hunting out of state...
A sister dies, (of ours), 2 days later...
And mother of my son in law Sunday early am....

So we are going to wish you all a Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year to all of you...  Be sure to hug your
family members... enjoy your time with them.. make
lots of memories, enjoy lots of laughter...  and be blessed
by our Lord...

May the year 2016, be kinder to all of us....

Be back hopefully on the 4th of January...  

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The more I watch the less I know....

I gave up on watching the debates... while rile
up the system, over some one who may not even
be around next year... Lot of them are like a firecracker..
the fuse is bound to burn out... and the fickle
public will forget who they are.. So why bother
now..  Easier on your heart as well.. after all
why get upset over them and their outlandish

But I digress... the more I watch the less
I know, about modern music.  Never been
a big fan of rap or  Iron metal Rock, I
think it is called..  And then there are the
different artist.  There is the arrogant
Keena West, I think his name is.. but
tell me.. do tell me .. what the heck is
THE WEEKEND....   No,  I am not talking
about Friday,  Saturday and Sunday.. But
a singer, who I think is male.. with the
most wicked hair do, I have ever seen.
I couldn't tell you if he is a good singer,
as his head is so distracting. I don't know
if his/her hair is pulled to side and wrapped
or what.. or is the head partly shaved? 

My attention span is bad, when it come
to the music of today.. For one reason is,
why do they scream when they are singing(?),
that question mark is for, is that singing?

I remember the day when the singer sang
a story.. some times sad, some times happy,
some times of love that is gone.. But you
could understand the words.

I guess I am just an old fuddle duddle...
Not with it. Remember I am from the
first Rock and Roll generation.. Elvis,
Lit Richard, Fats Domino and such.
And I  am sure it baffled my grandfather
as he was a fan of Lawrence Welk..
Ah, one, ah two... etc.   But I don't think
he was as baffled as I am at the way the

stars are not. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Boy, talk about bad timing...

As you all have seen in the past blog post, we lost one of
our family members....  She passed on Monday, December 7th.
So Pearl Harbor Day will have a more mourning day for us.

On Wednesday, in our mail... we got a letter from the local
funeral home... not the one we used.  Telling us of their
services...  talk about bad timing...  I am sure they didn't
know, as the obituary didn't come out until Wednesday
paper.   We know they had no way of knowing.. but it
sure does hit hard... and yet, you end up laughing... release
I guess...

We had something similar happen to us when the King's
mother passed away 14 years ago... it was an ad for
life insurance... about 3 months after she passed... by
that time I had gotten a sense of humor... And wrote
that I didn't think Mary would be interested in their
insurance, but they could contact her at the cemetery
and gave the plot number..and ask her.
Telling how she had passed 3 months prior.
Got the most apologetic letter back.    Then 5 years
later we got two different letters selling something..
My guess is someone sold her name to some companies.
Wrote to them and told them to remove her name as
she had passed away 5 years prior.   Nothing back
from them..

It where you want to say.. boy did you get the wrong

number... luckily we can laugh about it now. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas isn't fun any more...

I have said that Christmas is for kids.. and it is..
Nothing brings out the brightness and sparkle of
Christmas than thru the eyes of a child.

But as an adult, with no little ones in my life
local... Christmas pretty much sucks.  It is
just another day, with lots of commercial hype.
Buy this.. buy that...

It isn't just because this year Christmas has gotten
knocked out by tragedy in our family and also
our friend who lost a son 2 weeks ago.. We just
don't do well at this time of the year.

The King and I kind of ruin it for those who want
to do for us at Christmas time.. but when we have
needs, we go out and buy it.  So trying to figure out
how to surprise us with something..  it is hard.. even
with the King and I with each other.  Like this year.
During Black Friday, they had tablets on sale.. so
he told me to go get it.. he needed a tool.. go get it.

What we really like to do.. and maybe in 2016 we
can do it.. as he will be retired.. but go way from
Christmas.. go to the beach.. even if it is cold and
windy... it is still cool to see. and even bundled up

and walk it..   Maybe next year.. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Death Be Damned....

Death affects us differently.   And a lot of it depends on
how that person died.

Those who suffer greatly, like with cancer.. or such...
we get to the point where we can't take our love ones
painful ordeal, that we welcome death for them.  Even
though it tears our heart out that they are gone.  Yet we
get to say good bye to them and have closure. 

Then there are the sudden ones... the car accident or the
out of nowhere heart attack or such.  It is a rip of an
emotional band aid off of your mind.  No good byes. 
There are reasons, sometimes, that you can adjust to 
and understand...  even though it still tears your heart

And then there is suicide.  This time, a rip of your
heart out. Your mind going through it over and over.
The "If only"... the bottomless pit ... the useless pit, of
if only I had said...if only had done this, or if only I
could have been there.... the if only... is a deep,
helpless pit.  

Then comes the next phase of it.... the handling of
the affairs.  Finding out the information you need
to take care of their affairs.. as there is no warning,
there is no list to follow, there is no will, there is
no nothing... So you blindly, thru tears and anger,
go thru papers, try to find all the papers.  Going
down the funeral home and face reality of cost,
which you didn't save for.. but find the money
anyway.  Then going thru the rest of the person's
personal things...and decide how to get rid of them.
And you play the hurry up and wait came of the
legal system.  And you wonder, if life will ever
return to what you thought was normal again.

Depression.. we hear a lot about it in the news media.
Robin Williams and such.  You feel bad for the family.
The articles on depression, you read everyone if you
have a family member who suffers from it.  Trying
to understand it.  So you will know how to help.
Some times you can... some times it take others...
and some times the black hole of depression grabs
our love ones, and you lose the battle.  You both do.
Once again.. this death .. has no good byes.. if there
is.. it is one sided.  

We need better laws to address depression... we need
better approaches... we need help... Hopefully the program
and building in the town south of us.. will have some
of those for the others.   

Good bye, our smiley pixie girl.   

Monday, December 07, 2015

Very sad day.....

We have a death in our family.. so taking the rest of the week off..

R.I. P.     K.M.G.    may you be a peace finally

Pearl Harbor

The younger generation has read about this.
My generation lived part of it as we were
just small children.. I, personally was only
a year and half old.  My father worked
for the government.. as a torpedo assembler. 
So he did not go overseas.

But there were a lot of children's fathers that did
go over to fight the World War II fight. Some
never return.  Never getting to know their father's
just as it is happening now, as our young troops
are over in the Mid-East fighting or policing the

War is hell.  I know that was said a long time ago.
And this one, the WWII, was suppose to be the
last war.. We learn nothing. The world has seen
the pictures, video's, films of Pearl Harbor.. they
have seen the video's/film and pictures of the Japanese
cities that we bombed, yet each country signs up
for settling the differences by ammo.  The only
difference of the two wars, is the WWII bunch
valued life.  Yes, they killed each other, but bottom
line they valued life. The ones we have now, do not.
The only good human of other faiths or countries,
to these people, are a dead human.. no matter what
country they come from .

Sad as we look back at Pearl Harbor, and then the
end of the war in 1945... that it was not the end of
all wars.

To all those who fought the World War II, and there
are a few still around.. more than you think... to all of
you.. Thank you for your service.  My generation still

remembers the price you paid. 

Thursday, December 03, 2015

What is wrong with God's model?

We have had in the past, clone sheep. I think
even a baby in England.. That has to be at
least 20 years ago... haven't heard how all
that turn out.. From what I understand the
baby is still alive and well (who must be
a teen or young 20's by now) but have not
hear about anymore of them.  Neither child
or sheep wise.

The other thing of great protest is Monsanto's
insistent of doing gene changing of our food.
There are about 30 countries who have banned
it. Hawaii has banned it.. Why in heaven's name
the rest of our country has not, blows my mind.
I know when they tried to at least have it marked
so we customers could make a choice, there was
a great push out of state interest to put it down
and it did not pass. Some times voters are crazy.
I don't understand the want of this program.
It is like us neutering all males. How not having
a seed or plant with seeds not be able to have
them used again... is beyond me. What happens
when every USA plant does not reseed?  Then
I guess we will have to look at the countries
who were smart enough to ban GMO.  The
fact that the government is behind or protecting
GMO, really baffles me.  It isn't just the idea
of no reseeding... but it is coming to light that
there are health issues to it.

But that isn't enough for those who like this. Changing
of God's plan... now we have interest and studies of
Gene editing... So the scientist can do some editing
to get rid of a bad health gene out of children.  And
of course, then they will go further trying to get the
perfect child.  This is a very dangerous idea in my
book..   To me God has perfected everything he
has created.  Yes, there are flaws.. but those flaws
are part of life.   I suppose there are those who
want the perfect life.. in every form, but I am not
one of them.. Life is humbling.. something I see as
a good trait.

In my humble opinion... God's model has been doing
just fine for over thousands and thousands of years.

Why mess with it. 

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

The Lists.... checking them twice of more

The count down.....

Just 23 more days to Christmas....

Are you making list.. I am.. a list
of those I already sent Christmas cards
to.. so I don't send doubles...
A list of baskets that I am making up
and what to put in each one.
A list of what books go to which child.
A list of the different food I still need
to make for those baskets.
A list of who do I need to get a gift for yet.

So much to do and so little time.. as this
is the time of the year.. December,  that
flies by us, faster than the rest of the year.

On January 2, 2016, we can breathe a
sign of relief and endure the rest of the


Tuesday, December 01, 2015

The Kindness Season

Here we are.. the 1st of December. Heading
into the holidays, called Christmas and New
Years Eve.. and New Years day.

Most people get the "Christmas spirit"
which is where everyone is nice to everyone.
At least they try to be.

So what is it about Christmas that makes
people think they should be nice to people,
but not the rest of the year.  Why are they
even nice during this holiday season?  Is
it because Jesus was born?  Because Jesus
is with us year around.. so why not be nice
year around.. after all, this is the "Christian"
thing to do..

Which brings me to the politically correct
question.. are Jewish people, Muslins, and
etc.  nicer during December?

Personally, if you are going to be nice to
people, it should be year around and have

nothing to do with religious reasons. 

Monday, November 30, 2015 many are there?

According to one of the sites I found, as there
aren't a lot of them.. on homeless, these are the
numbers.. but these are for the end of  2014

overall homeless... over 578,000+ of them 
families is over 67,000
177,000  are shelterless.. meaning nothing..
400+000 are sheltered in warm shelters, or
maybe a car, or old trailer with no hook ups.
Individuals... 362, 000+

this is the shameful numbers...
unaccompanied children and youth... 45,000+
Veterans.... 49,000+

The numbers are hard to pin down. Because there
is no census taken on them every 10 years like there is
for those who are housed.   so the numbers come from
warming shelters,  food lines, in churches.. which is hard
to account for as there are many who are low on funds
but have homes.. that go there as well.   I don't know if
any of these can get any kind of help from the Health
and Welfare Dept. because I think you have to have
an address to apply.  Those who are homeless can't
even afford post office boxes. 

Some school know of some of the children. Who don't
have homes, so live in Mom's car or old broke down
camp trailer.. so don't have addresses. Some schools
are trying to compensate for it, as usually you can't
go to a school district if you can't prove you live in
that district. 

So the above information is just an estimate based
on some areas. So does anyone know just how
many there are?   And if you foolishly think there is
not homeless in your town.. you are a fool.

There are bum jungles that over the years, police have
emptied, only to have them reappear or moved to another

Most of us use to think of the homeless as drunken bums.. or
drugged out bums... male as well as female. But the
picture has changed over the years.  As there are families.
There are even themselves and with one
parent.  They are there because the parents lost their job.
so couldn't afford to pay rent anymore.  Some of the housing
got out priced as the economy raised, and the low income
housing was replaced by very expensive houses or condo's.
The owner goes where the money is.  Trailer parks are
replaced by fancy homes and apartments. Old hotels have
been remodeled or replaced.. All leaving the barely
renting,with no where to go.

Children like the Veterans, have had trouble adjusting to life,
to the point where the families can't handle it anymore. So
they are told to leave.. but to where?  So we have Veterans
who need help health wise as well as homes.  Both of them
feeling so alone.. hiding where they can to keep warm. Some
of them begging for food and drink.

THESE ARE ALL AMERICANS...  and they are being beat,
 harassed, or just left to sit and regress into themselves.
There is a program that is trying to help the Veterans in SOME areas.
But there is a lot more to be done. A LOT..

So how can we as a nation, slide these people to the side.. Americans
being push to the side... no program that gives them housing, food,
health care, education, nation wide... how can we do this? Push
them to the side and let strangers, foreigners ... refugees come to
our country and pay for their housing, their health programs, their education?  How do we do that?  Doesn't charity start at home?

And  on the edge is thousands, maybe even a million more homes
tittering on the edge... just 3 lost  paycheck from homelessness.

So MR. PRESIDENT.. don't give me this shame thing about how
we don't want to help women and children refugees, and where is
our heart?     Shame on you and all the past Presidents who haven't
fully addressed the homeless.. writing them off as old drunken
men and women who don't want help.   

Maybe the media should show us the people who are homeless. Like
they do for the refugees.  Maybe one of their famous reporters should
do a story on them, from state to state or town to town....
There was a small 10 minute one, on one of the news shows,  on kids
in one school district that was trying to do something about the kids who were homeless and going to their schools.  Keeping them in the school
district system, but didn't see anything about how they were going to
help the one family they did show, who lived in a camper type vehicle.
They didn't show the mother..  I can understand why, ... wanting to
keep some of the dignity knowing she has swallowed a lot of her pride
to even have the kids taped.

No, AMERICAN HOMELESS FIRST.. then refugees, Governors,

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thankful for this day of Thanksgiving...


Where ever you are.. 
we are wishing you a day of

joy with friends and family.. 
hopefully full of laughter.   

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thankful for 3

Tomorrow is the big turkey day... and hopefully
everyone has somewhere to go to eat.. Some
chose to eat at home with their spouses.. some
choose to go to a restaurant. 

Most of us have the big table full of food. With family
around.. small and large families.  Ours is small
compared to a lot of years..  We will be 6.. one time
we were up to 17.. and we have a small house..

So for today... I am thankful for the town I live in.
In this day and age, there is so much going on.
So many in fear of their area.. and who come into
their neighborhoods. 
We are lucky in this little tiny town of 600+. We
were at 400 for many years..  But there is homes
being built.  But still we are a very low crime area.
So far.. 
We have great neighbors on all sides and down the
road from us.  We all look out for each other, yet
let each of us live our lives without snooping. Helping
when we can. 

And even though there is a few things in this state,
that drive us all nuts..  it is still a good state. Even with
others coming here and trying to change us to what
they left.. we still are good state.... a beautiful state.
God is surely in the plan, as you look around the
state.. I am sure there are many states with such
beauty,  But we seem to be a little more laid back.
And up here in the Northern end of the state this
surely is true.

And I am thankful to be a citizen of the United States
of America.  Even with all our warts, we still are a
country that comes together when the tough gets
going.  And I wouldn't want to live in any other.   

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thankful for .... day 2

Today, my thankfulness is for Friends.. I am not talking
about acquaintances.  Acquaintances are worthy to, but
not quite as much as a FRIEND.. 
Acquaintance, is some one you know thru work, or
volunteering, church, any varies ways, of getting to
know people.  You might have lunch with them, but
actually down deep they don't know you.. They know
the top layer.

A FRIEND.. knows you pretty much in and out. They
care enough to call from time to time.. and ask how
you are and truly they want to know.  They are there
to help, be it help with the house work so the two of
you can go somewhere...  They are there when it is
rough, even if they really don't do anything. Some one
to talk to. Thru the bumps of life.  You will hear from
them more when things are rough than when things
are good.  Because they know you need them. Where
as, when things are good, .. they know you are busy and
so are they.   But they are the ones who you don't see
for weeks, months or even years, yet when you sit down
with a cup of coffee in hand, it was like you were talking
to them yesterday. Friend last forever... usually.
I have one from 6th grade.. Alice... I have one when I was
pregnant with my youngest who is 45. That is Pat.
I have two from when I was raising my kids.. that
would be Cherie and Maureen.  I have a gal pal of
10 years, that would be Lorraine.  And then there
is one who we talk on the phone, meet at least once
a year for lunch and email and Facebook. And every
time we talk or have lunch, it is so enjoyable.. as
she is so interesting, does great things and has the
heart of gold and wants to see other succeed. and
that would be Mari...

All of these FRIENDS,  make me what I am.. I am
a better person because of all of these women. And
I hope I am someone they are proud to call Friend
as well. And then if you are really lucky.. you have
a child who you can call Friend as well... this is true
of me as well. I have a daughter who also has a daughter
who is her best friend.

And when you lose one of these friends.. it is like
losing part of you.   One of which I had, was my
husband, Marv.

So if you have a child, or a husband or wife who is
your best friend.. you are so very lucky... And you
don't have to have a lot of friends to be complete.
But have a lot of acquaintances, who think the world
of you, and you of them, also completes your world.  

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thankful for....

As we head into the week of Thanksgiving..
We start to think about what we are grateful
for.. Sometimes around the Thanksgiving table
there are words of thankfulness for these days.

Something we should do every day, not just
once a year.  Especially in these days and times.

So I am going to try to start each day this week,
with what I am thankful for... All it takes is a few
seconds.. and then say it aloud if you can..
While I do say it each morning.. I thank God for
giving me another day.. which at my age is a
big thing.

So for today.. I am most of all things.. thankful
for my family..  I am thankful that my family is
all safe and healthy.  Which is in my nightly prayer.
I am thankful that all my children, and grand children
are doing well.. That all of them and my great grand
children are well.  And a little prayer along with it..
That their lives continue to be safe and healthy even
after my passing..  Which is a big thankfulness and
prayer considering the way the world is going.  I
never take any of this for granted.  It is a great blessing
in my book of life.

I will also add.. I hope and pray that this is true of
your family as well.  

So I am thankful for today.. for my whole family. For
our love of each other, For our respect of each other.
As I look on in wonderment.

What are you thankful for........for today?  


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bring in the refugees? What about our homeless?

In the paper and every other media.. there are
stories about the coming refugees..
Ever since the Paris massacre,
people are having second thoughts..

My own is .. how can we bring in more people
when we can't take care of our own..
We have thousands if not millions of homeless
people..   People living in alleys in boxes,
people sleeping in parks if they aren't run off.
People sleeping in their cars...doorways in cities. 

These people are men, women and CHILDREN.
There was in the news about a school in the
south that is trying to find a way to keep track
of their students.. as they have no addresses.

We have Vets who are homeless as well...How
can that be?  These men and women stood up for
this country, yet their illnesses leave them home
less.  Being jobless, leaves them homeless.

People who got zapped during our economy
and lost their homes.. and jobs.... are homeless.
Ask the government in Hawaii, about their
homeless problem..

So I have to ask you.. how can we push our
own citizens to the side?  How can we say, I
am sorry, we haven't helped you.. but  we
are bring in 10,000 + people from another
country, that by the way, hate us.  How can
we do that?

Some people are trying to make this about
religion.. it isn't about religion.. it is about
where do we get the money to take care
of these new dependants?  We can't even
take care of our own.

When the Vietnamese came in, we gave them
housing.. money for food, cars, and college
scholarships... Free and clear.. no student loan
like the Americans and some of them Vietnam be paid back.  We have done the same
for Haiti, and I am not sure about the 1955
Hungarians who came here in the thousands.
Why can't we take care of our own?

The other thing that bothers me is... in the beginning
they should show children.. walking.. with mothers
and some with both parents.. that was the first couple
of days.
Now you see 99% men.. some of them very outwardly
angry men...  Are these too, coming to our shores?

But the bottom line for me is .. take care of our own,
FIRST. When we no longer have homeless in our country.
When every child has a roof over his head, and food
for his body, and an education.. THEN we might think
about bringing in new dependants. Only then.. Other
wise we are just slapping the homeless Americans
across the face and telling they don't matter.

SHAME ON US!!!!!..


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Delayed by storm....

We had a storm come in last night. The winds were
heavy in some places.. we got up to 30 mph at one
time..   But other areas had in the 50's and some even
almost 70..   Now where I come from.. (the East Coast)
that is what we call a hurricane.

There is no school in our area, as there are so many
without electric.  We lost ours for about 4 and half hours.
We got it back for 2 minutes.. just long enough for me to
set all the clocks and as I was heading back to bed..everything
went black again.   Surprising how quiet everything is.

But we regain electric at 11:30pm.. and this time I waited
10 minutes before I set all the clocks again.. Blinking
clocks drive me crazy..   and the King depends on them
for getting up in the morning..  Well, not so much
depends on them, but when he wakes up for a bit, he
can see how much more time he has before he gets up at
2:30am.  He has an battery alarm clock, but he wakes
before it goes off..  Which I am grateful for, as he has a
Sponge Bob alarm clock from the days of his passion of
Sponge Bob with our grandson.  So being woke at 2:30 am
to "Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Sponge Bob, Sponge Bob, Sponge Bob Square Pants!"

This morning he got up and went to work, only  to find
out that the school is closed.. so he stayed long enough
to tell the drivers that didn't get the message... that there
is no school, so go home and back to bed.  Bus drivers
come in about 5 to 5:30am.. to head out.  And the King
was home by 6:00am.. and asleep in the chair as I got up
at 7. I was woke at 5:15am by the school district auto call
that calls the house as well as his cell phone, but went back
to sleep.

Today is clean up day.. and Avista is working hard to get

everybody back up on line, with their electricity. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The draft...

Does anyone remember why they stopped the draft?
I know it wasn't a very popular program. 
Not everyone got drafted from what I remembered.
You had to sign up for the draft after you reach the
age of 18.  That was males only, but for the life of
me, I don't know why women weren't drafted as

Then you only went in, if your number/name came
up in the lottery of picks.  So not every one went.
There was deferments for those in college and or
married with children.  And you remained on the
list from 18 to 25, if I recall right.  I don't recall
the draft being for the Air Force, Marines or even
the Coast Guard.  It was for  the Army.  Don't know
why that is so.

But sometimes as I see the younger generation, I
wonder if stopping the draft was such a bad idea.
The Army made men out of boys.  And as we see
a lot of young men who don't get good jobs, end
up in a lot of trouble.  So maybe we wouldn't
have so many guys in jail or prison, if the draft
was still available.   I know there was a time when
judges would have young men volunteer to join
up, .... it was either that or go to jail.. And 99%
chose the Army.  Maybe if it came back, they
could lower the age to 17, if you dropped out of
high school.

Maybe if we had the draft back and have the deferment
be .... in college, married with 2 or more children... or
a good paying job, and living on your own.  After all
in the Army, there was a lot of vocations that were
trained there to chose from.  So they got a profession
while serving.

Monday, November 16, 2015

The times are changing...

You have to be hid under a rock, not to know what
went on this weekend in Paris...

The word is 129 died...and much more wounded.
And of the 8 terrorist, 6 are dead, and 1 is caught
and one is on the run...out of France, and they were
thisclose to getting that they had him stopped
and for some reason didn't get it and let him pass.

The reports are up and down, what is truth and what is
rumors..  But are they telling us that only 8 terrorist
brought on all this mayhem?  Surely there had to be
more.. or was it the element of surprise got them as
far as it did?  Luckily the police were faster...

These days.. fighting, terrorist, wars are all different
from what we are use to.. 
Indians and Calvary.. leathers and blue suits and cowboy
Civil war.. union blue and rebel grey...
WW I and WW II it was the uniform differences.
Same with Korean war (it was not a policing...they
shot each other.. that is war)
Vietnam was a little different.. but still the uniforms.
But now?  they only thing that seems to be the same
all the countries are  in their uniforms. Ours, France,
Germany and etc. and the MidEastern's look like every
one else in their country. So our allies and the rest can't
tell who is who.. but they sure know who we are.

Then you take the renegades terrorist.. They look like
any other MidEasterner.. So is it a terrorist, or is it the
local doctor or welder or what ever?  

And when they come to the other countries.. every
Midwesterner is suspicious.  They must know what
it felt like to be Japanese during WWII..  With the
exception that they aren't rounded up and put in camps.

I hate to see what is coming.. where next?  are we next?
Will it be something like Paris.. or bigger like the Super
bowl..  scares me to even think about it..  We might
cuss the HOMELAND SECURITY.. but so far, they
have kept us safe.  So far..  

Thursday, November 12, 2015

More things I won't be able to do...

I have written before how electronic are starting
to baffle me..  That the smart phones are so
way far smarter than I am.
Computers are starting to run away from me as
well.  Movie cameras have left me in the dust.

All of these are disconcerting for me.. but
it has come to me, there is one more.. that I
have not thought about.  That is cars.
The new and improved, no key cars are going
so much into computer that I have realized
that I will never be able to have a new car.
Not that I can afford one...but even if I won
one free and clear...  I would have to take
driving lessons all over.  I would know how
to drive it down the road.  I just wouldn't
know how to start it up.

With that comes the realization, that not
only would I not be able to buy a new car...
but I would not be able to lease/rent a car.
Unless they have an older one. But in the
future.. I would be lost.

I wish the high schools would have night
school for those of my age.  To have different
computerize classes..  One for the Windows 10
and then one for smart phones... and now add
new cars systems as well.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Today sadden me..

Today is Veteran's Day... and some places will honor
those who have served and are still serving...

But it sadden me because the students are in school today.
The banks are closed, the post office is closed.. so tell me
why is it the students are in school?  Hopefully the
school are having an assembly for a program.. honoring
local veterans.  Hopefully they understand from the time
of World War I, World War II, Korean war (no I don't call
it a police action, when they are shooting at each other...
and then there is the Vietnam War...and I don't know what
they call this we are doing now.. it is war.. but not like the
war of years ago, where you go after each other, shooting
it out.. this war is so much different...  And our soldier,
our troops, need to be honored... by all.  And because they
have gone ... our youth who volunteered.. who were not
drafted... have stepped up for you and I. THANK YOU..

So to all of you who have served... and to all of you who
are serving now... We thank you for your service.. and we
are sorry that you have to be put in such a position. We can
only hope that some day.. people will stop hating others..
But in the meantime.. THANK YOU.. ALL OF YOU..