Friday, August 29, 2014


As a child growing up in the 1950's, I had a lot of freedoms, as the world was a much more innocent place back then.  I grew up playing along the banks and sandbars of the Mississippi River, climbing trees, exploring cliffs and caves, and walking the shoreline.  I spent entire days there, walking among the trees, enjoying the solitary quiet that nature offered.  I can still smell the sumac that grew everywhere, and taste the wild grapes that hung in glorious bunches. I walked in the water, but never more than ankle deep.

I loved the river.  Yet for all it's beauty, I knew it could--and would--take my life in a heartbeat, if I ventured too far out.  Currents and drop-offs were always there, just waiting.  I respected the river for it's power, and in turn it respected me and allowed me to play there safely.  

THIS is what is missing today--RESPECT.   Hardly anyone respects anyone or anything now, and I find it sad.  Life would be so much nicer and more peaceful if everyone would just show some respect for others. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


I decided to re-do this blog.  Cleaned it up, and I have disabled comments because I really doubt many people read these posts.  I really write to vent, not to entertain.  I don't believe my thoughts and words will be of importance to anyone.  So please understand, if you ARE reading, it's not that I don't care what you think--I just don't have the time or energy to keep up with comments.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Angry and Sad

Today, I am angry at what is happening in our country.  In all my years, I have only seen televised funerals for dignitaries, former presidents, and fallen police officers.  A televised funeral, to me, is a sign of respect for the deceased.
I have NO  RESPECT for the POS that was buried today.  May he rot in hell.
Our news channels have done everything they could possibly do to widen the racial divide in this country, and I do believe with this one, they have tipped the scales right off the stand.
I am not a racist.  I am a REALIST.  I see what is happening to our country.  I see bad, worthless people being exalted, while good, honest, law abiding people are punished, all because of the screaming and mayhem of a group of people acting outside the law themselves.  WHERE is the America I grew up in?  I can tell you, it is gone.

Saturday, August 23, 2014


I really didn't forget about this blog--I just was so busy, and never took the time to update--and you know how that goes, one day slides into the next and before you know it, another year of your life has passed.

I can't go back and update everything that happened.  Actually, I don't want to.  Life is not always sunshine and roses, many bad/sad things happened in this past year to me, my family, and my friends.  I don't want to look back, I want to look forward.  I will TRY to stay up to speed now!