Happy New Week all.
Back from busy day; friend's 'celebration' of her husband's life was lovely - she's a whizz with cameras, videos, etc, etc., and compiled a lovely video program that captured his life, interests, family, etc.. Lots of people turned out for a much-loved person. Two other friends and I were in charge of the lunch for the family after a memorial rock (from the part of the Sierras where he hiked every year for 70 straight years!!) was placed in the church's garden. The church group took over the post-service reception food. I'm not only tired but stuffed to the gills!
Lindybird: Interesting that our camellias are out tool love the daffs though - that's Springtime!
Hope all who have/are getting colds, etc., recover quickly.
Have a good Sunday!
Thanks ANNETTE for starting us off. What a lovely thought to place the rock in memory of friend's OH.
LYNETTE - My sympathy on the loss of your b-i-l.
HARELADY – Congratulations on the arrival of your “leveret”
OG – Dau postponed photo-visit as s-i-l has a chest cold. Meanwhile OH has delegated 3 boxes of his paper stuff for me to cull. A riffle through all did not reveal photos or even any trip paperwork. Some dates were back to 1993 < big sigh> He can’t make decisions to toss and sometimes doesn’t remember What-For.
LINDA – I have so many piles awaiting disposal – charity shop & electrical waste (both require me to deliver), hard rubbish (collected twice a year), but the biggest pile is paper & old magazines. Alas the recycling collection is only every 2 weeks. By next Friday I shall have disappeared beneath a mountain of paper & cardboard.
ANNETTE – I meant to add that memorials are what I often photograph. One may say “in memory of Joseph Bloggs”, so I post my pic with a short biography of Joseph, together with names of family, extracted from the newspapers online.
OG — Mostly I was photo-ing churches. Only recently have I diversified to old buildings, particularly those I like. I cannot get excited about modern glass & concrete boxes even though they will probably be heritage listed in centuries to come!
In reply to Annette in SoCal:
Annette: Yes, I'm very pleased with the results, but I'm highly skeptical that Putin is helping Bernie. Anonymous, unnamed "officials" just happened to leak this accusation a day before a crucial primary election--without any proof, evidence, or even a hint of explanation indicating what Russia is doing to "help" the Sanders' campaign. Bernie said that agents gave him a classified briefing a month ago about possible interference efforts by Russia or other countries, and "it was not clear what role they were going to play." So, why was this claim "leaked" the day before the Nevada caucus?The Democratic establishment and their media are again resurrecting this tired and ridiculous narrative that Bernie is a Russian asset. If the Dem establishment wants to argue about policy and platforms that's fine, but I have no patience with the relentless stream of unsubstantiated, sensationalistic, slanderous accusations against Bernie, his campaign, and his supporters (those mean Bernie Bros, Russian collusion, etc., etc.). If the Democrats are so worried about Russian interference, maybe they should have fixed the massive security vulnerabilities in the app that failed in the Iowa election. The DNC had the contract.This election isn't a reality TV show. Our people are dying because they can't afford healthcare. Our wages have been stagnant for 40 years. We have the worst concentration of wealth since the 1920s (right before the Great Depression). The 400 richest Americans now own more wealth than the bottom 60% of the entire population (150 million people). Every credible study shows that the majority of our workers are struggling paycheck to paycheck. Russian troll Tweets and Facebook ads are not our most pressing problem. Both political parties are so deeply mired in corruption that they only serve the interests of their wealthy donors, and our ordinary people have no real representation in government. I can tell you that here in the Rust Belt, our people are descending into desperation and despair, and if the Democratic establishment wants to win elections, they'd better address the suffering of our people.Sorry for the rant, but I suspect that Bernie Sanders is not going to be allowed to win this election.
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