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Consider this quote from Abe Lincoln

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."



Random thoughts never get old so let’s get right to it…

  1. I’d much rather we not change the old saying “April showers bring May flowers” to “April wind blows the trashcans down the street”.

  2. There comes a point where leaving the house at five a.m. and returning at 10 p.m. starts to wear on a fellow. That point was about two weeks ago.

  3. Obviously from news around the area we need to develop some kind of bumpers on the roads similar to the ones that pop up out of the gutters at the bowling alley.

  4. In the you read it here so why not try it area…I read in this paper a week ago that drinking a soda was akin to taking 11 tablespoons of sugar and swishing them around your mouth. In the interest of science I decided to try it. Was not horrible, but wouldn’t recommend it because at some point you look like the little cart you use to put down lawn fertilizer.

  5. I’m pretty irritated with the resident opossum that has been living under my porch. I hadn’t paid much attention to it until it sublet its space to a hobo skunk.

  6. Graduation is only a month and a half away. I’m excited and a little sad at the same time. To think that the oldest has managed to survive all the way through school without major incident is amazing to me. I’m not quite sure how I’ll do with the letting go and sending her off to college though.

  7. For those that know about my love of trains you will appreciate this. At times I stumble across treasures out in the countryside and recently on a trip in southwestern Iowa I came across what appeared to be a hay shed until I looked a little closer. It was about forty feet long and had a rounded top similar to an old passenger coach. I right away noticed the ladders on the side and what was clearly a mark on one end noting that it has been on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad. What made it unique was the lack of any doors except on one end. It took a little searching and asking some friends who came up with what the history of this shed truly was. During World War II the railroad built boxes to place on flat cars to haul parts to the B-26 bombers to the assembly plants located in the Omaha and Lincoln areas. These “Bomber Boxes” are few and far between and only four are known to remain so stumbling across one was very exciting.

  8. I haven’t mowed the lawn yet, but I do have my garden tilled although nothing is planted in it. Maybe I’ll be able to grow something other than weeds this year.

  9. Finally this week… the Iowa FFA Leadership Conference begins early next week in Ames. I’ll be up to my eyeballs in hand shaking and visiting with people about being a part of the Alumni. It is always exciting to be a part of what the young people are doing to improve themselves and work towards a new era in Agriculture. Giving back is always a good thing. See you next week…remember, we’re all in this together.