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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’ve never been much of a fan of short work weeks. Don’t get me wrong I like having the extra day of vacation as much as the next fellow, but it throws my entire work clock off, I think Monday is Tuesday, Tuesday is another Monday…you get the picture. It was a pretty uneventful weekend around the farm. Hannah mowed the yard, which was a nice treat for me, as it only left a few minutes of driving around on the mower doing the spots she missed and some trimming. She does a good job mowing, but knows one gear…fast! Which makes me wonder what it will be like when she starts driving. I’ve almost got the entire garden weeded. I had to replant some of the green beans that the rabbits got a hold of, and added a couple more tomato plants (including trying one out in one of those upside down hanging things) so now its just a battle between me and the weeds.

The kids and I drove to Rolland on Sunday to pick up the new kitty which has been named Dixie. She’s a fuzzy gray furball, and I’m happy to announce that she has now figured out that the litter in the box isn’t for eating. There is something to be said for having a kitten around the house. It is as if the entire world stops as there is a lot of holding of the kitten, finding a place for it to lay down, and making sure its every cry is answered.

I fell asleep in the easy chair last night, only to wake up thinking I was having a heart attack. My chest was heavy and warm….and then I opened my eyes and somehow she had climbed up the chair and decided my chest was indeed the best place to sleep.

But for me, the weekend was about Memorial Day. I spent a little time out and about the cemeteries this weekend, I enjoy going and seeing the names that bring back fond memories. The decorations and the flags adding to the visual impact of the day. I have noted that the number of plastic flowers seemed to be up this year. I wasn’t sure if that was a matter of the economy, or the fact that the spring has been so weird that most of our flowers haven’t bloomed yet. The Iris have just started and my peonies are still budding, so I know I’m not the only one out there whose flowers are just a tweak behind.

Finally this week, I completely missed the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. We had just pulled out of the yard to head north when it struck me. So I flipped through the channels of the radio just in time to hear Jim Neighbors sing “Back Home Again, In Indiana”. I sang along with him..loud…and yes, my kids think I’m starting to loose it.

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