While the election did not go to suit me I am hoping for the best these next four years. What I want is for our country to be strong and provide an example of freedom for the world. I also want capitalism to flourish as we have growth all across the land with high employment for willing workers. I hope we work to reduce the national debt while having fair taxation for all citizens. I also want our borders to become secure and remain free from threats of terrorism. Lastly I hope the government encourages individual incentives and not let us become a socialist nation. Am I asking too much? I hope not.
Turkey Day is fast approaching. Grandmother and I have already been making preparations (Especially Grandmother). We be buying the turkey next week and it will be a big fellow. All the gang is planning to be here. It will be a fun time.
But it will also have a sad side, since we will not have Dad with us this year. He always enjoyed being here for Thanksgiving and getting some pictures he could put in his blog.
But we’ll have a new attendee this year, and that will be Atley James Rogers, the new son of Mandy and Alex.
Update on Dad’s House
I am in the final stages of settling Dad’s estate as the Executor. Also we have had an estate sale and the house has been readied for sale. It is now on the market. It very sad to go through this process. Sometimes I felt like I was destroying the things he loved. It had to be done. While many of the physical things have been moved, no one can destroy the memories of Dad and all the things he enjoyed in this life.
I hope your lamp burn bright in the dark hours
and never flicker in the winds of trial.
May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks
May your heart be as light as a song
May each day bring you bright
Happy hours that stay with you all the year long.
Joke of the Day
At a small zoo, visitors often ignored the many large signs that said, "Don't feed the animals!"
The zookeeper did not want to impose fines so he tried a different approach.
He posted signs saying, "Feed the animals for only twenty dollars!" and suddenly no one wanted to.
There were once two brothers called William and Wayne. Will was 12 years old and his little brother was 3.
The neighbors noticed they always went around together. If William went down to the ballpark, his little brother would toddle along behind him. And when Wayne went to playgroup, his older brother would come and sit there with all the toddlers.
One neighbor thought this was really strange, so one day he leaned over the fence and asked the boys' mother why they were so inseparable, even though they had nothing in common.
"Well," the mother replied, "Didn't you know? Where there's a Will there's a Wayne."