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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."



Let's see what we can make of this week, so sit back and take a minute for a few random thoughts...

  1. The random snap of cold is enough to remind us that we are in for a long winter. As I sit here writing on Monday morning the weather experts are telling us to be prepared for snow, sleet and ice yet this week. As I told my brother yesterday, "look at it this way. Only 7 more months till camping season starts".

  2. I've been digging through old photos this week. Posting things to Facebook from my high school days and digging up old memories. Came across a picture of the old Robinson estate in Dexter. This beautiful Victorian would be remodeled in the 1940s to become the Dexter Hospital, and then later demolished. I wish I knew more about the Robinson family and what role they played in the early days of Dexter.

  3. It's interesting to post those old pictures from high school. The halls and classrooms of the old Redfield building bringing back many memories. I think perhaps I know how the alumni felt in 1976 when the Dexter building came down.

  4. If you haven't started Christmas shopping it's not too late. I was in Wal Mart last week and it seems that the season has already started for many. I wonder if this years economic down turn will remind many of just what the true spirit of Christmas is?

  5. I am still working on the corn furnace. I know and yes it is cold in the house. It has taken some time to get answers about the chimney and the latest cold snap is spurring me onto getting it finished. The nice part of all of this, is having to make trips to the hardware store in Earlham for parts. I always seem to find something there that I need.

  6. Thank goodness the election is over. I figure that the campaigning for 2012 should start sometime next week.

  7. Finally this week, I wanted to take just a moment to thank the men and women of our armed forces. For all who have served, let me stand quietly at attention and salute each and every one of you for your dedication and sacrifice for the call of duty. Ninety-seven years ago in towns large and small the word went out that the hostilities in Europe had ceased. The war to end all wars had come to a close, and peace blanketed the earth. It is on the anniversary of this day that we all should take the time to honor those who have served defending not only this nation, but the freedom of people across the globe. For those of you, who answered the call, we are indebted to you and shall never forget the sacrifice you and your departed brothers made, in order that we may now enjoy the freedoms granted by our creator.

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