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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."



I’m not sure which is worse, confusing ones nights and days or being so busy that you really lose track of what day of the week it actually is. Because it has been one of those weeks how about you and I share a few random thoughts to get us through?

  1. I’m looking for a photo of the White Pole Bus Line that ran from Stuart to Des Moines…maybe I had already mentioned this before, but I’m still looking.

  2. It’s been a few years since I was in a truck during the day, but I’ve been back at it lately and now remember just how much I enjoy listening to the Cubs on the radio, even when they don’t win.

  3. Prom season is enough to make anyone crazy, especially if you are the father of a teenage daughter. When I was a young man holding that little pink blanket covered child, I never imagined what a big thing Prom would be. In some ways it is as scary as I thought it might be, but in others, it really isn’t as bad as it could be. Maybe it is the way you raise a child that makes a difference on how worried you are when they get older.

  4. Not to throw a huge wrench into anyone’s summer plans but you might just want to check the start date for the school in your area. Parents who can’t wait for kids to go back to school will rejoice while any young person who loves the State Fair will be unpleasantly surprised.

  5. I enjoyed attending the West Central Valley FFA banquet on Saturday night. It is always good to see young people in action and there was great community support behind them. I think next year will be an exciting and rewarding year for them.

  6. In case you haven’t heard P-48 north of Dexter will be closed most of the summer. This is the road that runs straight north of town at the Drew’s Chocolate corner. Oh sure a new road to drive on will be nice, but I’m guessing an entire summer of dodging road closed signs and pilot cars on my way to and from home will probably make me extra crabby.

  7. Note to those of you regular readers…Mother’s Day is this Sunday…call your mom…and take her some flowers.

  8. Have you made it through an entire week without losing power? For some reasons Thursday nights seem to be an issue around here. I understand that some people are beginning to think there are revolutionary squirrels behind this.

  9. I’m not sure the movie Farmland will be shown much after this week, but if you happen to see it advertised anywhere around be sure to take time to go see it. Powerful and honest story of agriculture.

  10. Finally this week, I’ve been engrossed nightly trying to watch the canonization of Pope John Paul II that I recorded on the DVR. It is interesting although I’m thinking that I should have probably not shut off the English captions since I’m not quite fluent in my Latin at this point. I think what draws me to it, was my memory of just how much he cared about young people. Even as a young Methodist at the time when he began attending World Youth Day that impressed me.

See you next week. Remember, we’re all in this together.