Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Deep Thoughts For Today

    It's been quite awhile since I last posted. We have been working on our property since Covid had us at home anyway. A few acres of trees are now down & fencing is going back in. That tornado sure did a number on us, but we are finally starting to see the end of the work after a year.
   The events that are happening now are very upsetting. It's amazing how quickly things have gotten out of hand.
   My take on this, just a redneck Missouri Woman who has seen a bit in her 63 years. George Floyd was no angel & certainly in no way deserves to have his name said in the same sentence as Dr. King. He was a thug. Did he deserve to die like he did, no. Is the officer guilty of murder, probably. Do you show your grief by looting & destroying, good Lord no.
   As a lifelong student of history I can tell you that it is messy, sometimes evil & often very sad, but we learn from the past & go on. We don't erase it or try to. I had family on both sides of the Civil War. My southern family were not slave owners, just poor folks who wanted to be left alone. To them & many other southern families it was about that.
   We cannot forget the Holocaust. Hilter was evil & what he did was beyond cruel. It is another one of the things we move past & learn from. The American Indians did not deserve what happened to them, but again, we learn & move on. How do our children learn if we sugar coat our history. They don't. We want them to learn how to do better & they will not if we destroy history, good, bad or ugly. This is getting out of hand & needs to stop.
   As a parent of a 10 year old I will do everything in my power to teach her about every historical event that I know or learn about. She will use that information to go out in the world & hopefully become a caring & understanding member of our planet. All children should get that chance.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

It's Been A Long Winter

   It's been a really long winter for me this year. I came down sick with the flu as soon as I returned from Savannah in Oct & could not shake it. By Dec I had pneumonia that about did me in. I am still not 100%, but  I am finally back among the living. I got both the flu & pneumonia shots & have never been sicker in my life.
   We are still waiting on getting our property cleaned up from the tornado that hit us last April. Our neighbors are also working slow. Two houses have been torn down, one being rebuilt, two, as well as ours repaired & one eyesore still partly standing that we have no idea when it will be torn down. A couple of our acres are destroyed with trees either down or close to it. There is still tin & assorted debris hanging from them. It is overwhelming. With so much to do we are at the mercy of people who do this sort of work. The waiting is driving us crazy. We need to get this done before spring when it gets so thick that it's impossible to get it done. Jim & I did cut & stack some last week for firewood, but then got the truck stuck in the yard & had to pull it out with the tractor. We're in slushy season. Just enough snow & rain to make everywhere muddy.
   One thing I have been doing the last couple of weeks is getting my medical supplies in order. I have plastic containers for each category, wound care, cough/cold, daily use, stomach, ect., all within reach & easily found. Hopefully, if one of us needs something we will be able to grab whatever bucket is needed & be able to take care of most situations.