Hallo all. Have a wonderful week.
Annette: Thanks very much. You got in two minutes before I did. LOL I had just typed that I was starting the new thread, and I realized that you'd done it. I was late tonight, because I had to walk up to our little general store to get some food. State road construction has all three of my major highways closed, so I haven't been able to get to a supermarket. The country roads around here are very rough, narrow, and busy with huge harvest equipment right now. Also, there's a big risk of hitting a deer if I take the farm roads. I did advise the Highway Department that I didn't appreciate being unable to travel north or south, and possibly they may want to put more thought into their planning and show more respect for us hillbillies in the future. I didn't turn the air blue, but it took great restraint!!! LOL
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Remember: What dad really wants is a nap. Really. (Dave Barry)
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. (Charles Wadsworth)
A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
In reply to Clare:
Clare: I live in the poorer, very rural, backwoods part of the county. So, the state's politicians think of us as powerless hillbillies, and they don't care if we can't get to supermarkets, hospitals, or doctor's appointments. I'll wear the term hillbilly proudly, because the government's classism profoundly angers me. I'd drive the backwoods farm roads to get groceries, but I'm scared of hitting a deer or a coyote.
We haven't been the "Land of the Free" for a long time.
Hope you're okay, Clare.
Morning all: Diane: Did you ever read Hillybilly Elegy by J.D.Vance? He's a graduate of Yale Law School who grew up in poverty in rural Kentucky. It was published in 2016. I liked it. Clare: Diane lives in 'fly-over country' which is generally assumed to be ignored by most politicians (Diane, correct me if I'm being too simplistic) who see their power/money bases as being on the 'elitist' East and West Coasts. Arizona contingent (all three) arriving tomorrow for four days - stuff to do here. Grandson and partner will come down from Arroyo Grande for the day, so a full house. Have been trying to whittle down various bits and bobs for a trip to the charity shop (some of which are old gifts from family). Hmmmm...
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