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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 been busy cleaning house the past few days. It is amazing what one finds when cleaning. Between things I’ve thought were lost and things I wish really were lost it has been an interesting time. Unfortunately all the dust that got kicked up has given me one dinger of a head cold, so in honor of things found and pounding headaches how about we zip through the week with a few random thoughts.

  1. Perhaps the most fun find of the weekend was stumbling across the little booklets they handed out at my Jr. and Sr. Prom. That seems like centuries ago sometimes, but I did smile thinking about my first real date and a pretty young lady in a pink dress.

  2. The garden has enjoyed the cooler weather, as has my electric bill. I can remember nice weather for Fair time before, but it has been a long time since I’ve enjoyed the lower 80s with such gusto!

  3. It is not a good time to be a politician. Between the finger pointing going on in Washington and candidates getting dressed down at the Fair the mood of this country is getting kind of ugly. I blasted the President a few weeks ago and was watching during the stock markets wild ride the last week as he stood up and blasted Congress telling them that the time for partisanship was over and it was time to see change. I can’t help but wonder if we’ve gotten a fellow in the White House who can make a pretty good speech but is starting to lack in the leadership department. It would seem to me, we need a little more than finger pointing at this point.

  4. Then again, just to be fair and honest, the Republican Party really hasn’t put anyone on the platform yet that makes me think that the current President won’t get reelected.

  5. Closer to home there are new sidewalks going in near the school which will make it nice for the kids to get to school in the mornings. Are there many kids actually walking to school anymore?

  6. Grandma’s 80th birthday is right around the corner and the big party is planned for Saturday the 20th at the Methodist Church in Dexter. I’ve not been on the planning committee for this event but I’m hoping there is cake.

  7. School starts this week, remember to slow down and watch for kids who won’t be watching for you.

  8. I don’t know as I’ve ever seen so many crop dusters used until this year. I do enjoy living in the country but it’s a little scary when your napping and they go screaming across the top of the house.

  9. You can tell fall is approaching as the hummingbirds have been hitting the feeder hard this week. Most of the Summer I’ve just had one or two little green fellows, but this last week I’ve seen all sorts of different varieties jockeying for space at the feeder. And since it doesn’t cost much more than a packet of Kool-Aid to make it is cheap entertainment for me.

  10. Kevin the fish died this week. He had been a little lethargic earlier in the week so I cleaned his tank and he seemed to snap back but then a couple days later I found he had gone to the big aquarium in the sky. Max has suggested naming the next fish “Bob”.

  11. Finally this week, this thought has been stuck to my desk this week and is something I’ve been working on. For those of you taking the opportunity to “be still” now and then it’s another thing to add. “What if the only thing you could have tomorrow were the things you thanked God for today?” Certainly an interesting thought and something we all need to work a little harder on isn’t it?

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