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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 scream, you scream, we all scream for …hey, what’s with all the screaming? Calm down folks, it’s here for your reading pleasure and without further delay feast your eyes on this weeks random thoughts.

  1. I turned 42 this past weekend. Interesting that I made it to this age as there was a time not long ago when I thought if I lived to be 30 I’d be really old.

  2. Is anyone sick of the political posturing as I am? Here’s my problem. We have President Obama who made everyone feel dandy and gives a good speech, but really lacks the ability to make one feel like any real work is going to get done. Then we have the Republicans who are falling all over themselves trying to decide who should get the nomination. I’m not sure there is a real winner in the group to be quite honest although if the economy stays the way it is, I don’t think there will be much the president can do to earn another term.

  3. On my “did he really say that” meter…Recently GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry recently came under fire after some one dug up the dirt on the Perry families Texas “hunting camp”. It wasn’t that the Perry family was wealthy enough to own a hunting camp…oh no…the issue was the one African-American candidate in the race who took exception to the hunting camp’s former name which contained a racial slur. I don’t like that word…I never had and every time I hear it, I’m bothered with it, however before Mr. Cain jumps up and down perhaps he should be just as vehement in his disgust and be just as vocal about the number of black men who use that term.

  4. Apple Crisp-thanks Grams. The ice cream really wasn’t necessary as it didn’t last that long.

  5. I’ve spent the last week “cranking trucks” at a local farmers co-op. Yes, I’m tired and sore and have inhaled enough dust to start feeling like a clod. It’s great work though and such a joy to be outside with my thoughts.

  6. Speaking of the harvest. Two thoughts. General public…calm down, slow down and give the guys working to get the crops in just a little break. Farmers and truckers…calm down, slow down and give the guys working the elevators just a little break.

  7. The leaves won’t last long with the recent wind and we sure could use a little rain don’t you think?

  8. Have you ever been poor? Have you ever worried about how to come up with the money to pay your bills? Or have gas to make it to work? Or just to buy groceries? If you have you will understand, if you haven’t, then let me tell you just how important every donation to a local food pantry is. It doesn’t have to be a huge donation, anything will help, and yet, your donation, may just be the one thing that helps a family survive a week. We all have so very much, let’s give back this harvest season.

  9. Speaking of giving. Men- listen up. It occurred to me this week as I met a new co-worker that we men aren’t really living up to our end of the deal sometimes. Do you remember growing up and having that best friend, or perhaps someone older who pushed you to be better, and helped you become a good man? I saw that right away in my coworker; the kind of man that would make you better and wished I was more of that kind of man. We ALL can be mentors to someone…and we should be, why don’t we start today?

  10. It is scary dry out. My poor tomatoes are starting to give up from the lack of water and fire dangers are high so please be careful.

  11. Finally this week, I hope you all have a great week, and if you find a pillow of blue bonnets you might just find me there.

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