Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My Favorite Football Team


Good Morning

Last night I went to a visitation of a neighbor who lived across the road from us when we bought our home here on Elm Street in the mid 1970's. Jim Fred Mills and his wife Martha Mills had a big family and our neighborhood was filled with children in those days.
Martha past away and I visited with her a bit last night. I will go to her funeral today and visit and listen.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Good Afternoon

It has been a week since I was here at this blog. I write every day but it is over at the District one Kentucky NARFE website.
Mom is making a pizza for early dinner 4 PM.
I have been pasting and editing photo to place on a Website, FaceBook and Blogger.


Monday, October 21, 2013

Good Morning

I have to go out and clean the van up a little.
I awoke sore but after a warm shower my body feels good. We have one of the nicest showers in Western Kentucky. I am not a water miser, I am a pond builder, swimming pool builder and a mulcher. Anything that holds water near the planet is good in my mind. So a stingy toilet and shower are not in my vocabulary.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hearing a Buzz

Good Evening,
I was sitting in my birthday chair and reworking one of my web pages and noticed a buzzing that I was hearing coming from Mom's Smart Phone. The first time I heard the sound I took the phone to mom and she saw that her sister had called about 10 minutes ago. After I took the smart phone to mom I heard the sound again and knew for sure that mom's chair was vibrating, I told her and she said it was not plugged in.
Later as we were watching I heard the sound so I listened intently and I finally found out that I was wheezing. I have been listening to music all night. Mom and I spent the morning working on NARFE stuff..

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Good Morning

 We have weather "the weather has changed" changing sniffles. How is that possible?
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When did I changed from a "the ever present mind " to the busy bee. I find that labor hurts my back but busy computer stuff is pleasant. Walking "I walked my entire life" just hurts me after a bit. My legs heat up and my feet get cold. Nice? Old age has me avoiding any physical labor. And it is not that I do not like it, it is hard to bonce on a mower or push one. Bending over to lift is OK until tomorrow,"I never know?" Some days are like heaven on earth, "I know my heaven is here in the moment".
So I avoid anything that hurts me tomorrow, but that is not the way of the planet. But I do speak on these blogs but making a motion as in waving my mouth. Life should be more than entertaining my mind with thinking that what I say should help the aged.
Such jagged exposure to the English language. It is a confusing look at a mind in motion.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Team Mitch and Alison Grimes

Team Mitch and Alison Grimes

I wrote a letter to our Senator and his opponent about the upcoming election for United States Senate seat in Kentucky, inviting both of them to speak at our Retired Federal Employee Fall Round Up in Western Kentucky. I normally write in a crude and blunt way and my wife looked at the letter and immediately edited them to keep the emotions down and be a least cordial in my invitation.
Here is a copy of the letter my wife re-edited to be as least tactful. There are two documents one for each candidate that we were writing.
The purpose of this post is to generate publicity for Active and Retired Federal Employees and our cause to help Retired and Active Federal Employees who are being used as Scapegoats these last few days.


I did tell them both that there would be plenty of publicity. Alison did call back and wanted to know what time to attend the meeting but also said that they would try to get us on a scheduled trip to Western Kentucky. I did answer the phone and I am not too professional on the phone or just speaking in public, so I might have sent the wrong signal. But hay! I am a tax payer that represents a lot of retired Federal Employees.
Mitch never bothered to call us back ((mano a mano) Federal Employee to Federal Employee).
October 10, 2013: The Republican Party has shut down the government over Obama Cares. I seem to remember the quote from Mitch, " 'The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one term president,' says the Senate Republican leader."
He may have not been the spice these last few days but he certainly set the sauce cooking on the stove in October of 2010.
Anyway I was being nice by asking him to speak to us here in Western Kentucky. I would be very nice to him if he has planned to show up at our meeting. A lot of the folks here is Western Kentucky who are attending the Fall Round Up are very conservative Republicans.

Monday, October 7, 2013

My Old Dell Computer Got Zapped

I did most of my website edits on my old Dell laptop. Last week during the storm sometime that laptop got zapped by a voltage spike. The CPU works but the screen monitor is just black. I took the laptop into Allison's bedroom where mom's old computer is and I used her monitor on my Dell laptop and the machine works fine.
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I am fine this morning but I had tingling in my legs all night. Mom has a back problem from getting run over at Walmart. Her back has been bothering her all week.
Walmart in the Year of Our Lord 2009
My wife is a tough woman.
She looks fifty and worked very hard all her life.
This past year she was at work going back to the break room at Walmart (where she worked) when a 13 year old boy ran out of the video section of the store and ran over my wife.
Do you remember that back then you could not see over the aisles at Walmart and that the young man who was running in the store had no clue that my wife was going to the break room.
Well my wife got hurt and Walmart took her to the hospital and after waiting four hours checked her out.
Well it turns out that the clinic where she went was not capable of finding a problem with my wife's pain so she was sent to a specialist.
He asked workers comp for the funds to check out my wife and they refused to do that each time the doctor asked (four times).
My wife did not do any better as time went by and our doctor was asked to send her back to work.
She is now working in pain at Walmart. She refuses to to take any pain pills because she knows that Walmart will certainly pay the hospital for a drug test for her.
You know if she fails a drug test then Walmart can remove her from her job.
Something is wrong with the system Walmart uses as a formula to help their employees. They will pay for a drug test to fire an employee but will not pay for a procedure to help her get well.
Did I mention that this was the 2009th year after our lord.
What ever happened to, "Honor thy Mother and Thy Father."
I still shop at Walmart this is just a message to help them improve their employee policies when folks get hurt within their walls.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Team Mitch and Alison Grimes

Team Mitch and Alison Grimes

I wrote a letter to our Senator and his opponent about the upcoming election for United States Senate seat in Kentucky, inviting both of them to speak at our Retired Federal Employee Fall Round Up in Western Kentucky. I normally write in a crude and blunt way and my wife looked at the letter and immediately edited them to keep the emotions down and be a least cordial in my invitation.
Here is a copy of the letter my wife re-edited to be as least tactful. There are two documents one for each candidate that we were writing.
The purpose of this post is to generate publicity for Active and Retired Federal Employees and our cause to help Retired and Active Federal Employees who are being used as Scapegoats these last few days.


I did tell them both that there would be plenty of publicity. Alison did call back and wanted to know what time to attend the meeting but also said that they would try to get us on a scheduled trip to Western Kentucky. I did answer the phone and I am not too professional on the phone or just speaking in public, so I might have sent the wrong signal. But hay! I am a tax payer that represents a lot of retired Federal Employees.
Mitch never bothered to call us back ((mano a mano) Federal Employee to Federal Employee).
October 10, 2013: The Republican Party has shut down the government over Obama Cares. I seem to remember the quote from Mitch, " 'The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one term president,' says the Senate Republican leader."
He may have not been the spice these last few days but he certainly set the sauce cooking on the stove in October of 2010.
Anyway I was being nice by asking him to speak to us here in Western Kentucky. I would be very nice to him if he has planned to show up at our meeting. A lot of the folks here is Western Kentucky who are attending the Fall Round Up are very conservative Republicans.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Written October 2003

Laurel is a driving force that wants human beings to do things right.
She expects that from others.
She proofreads, she inspects and she scours the earth.
We both grew up in the fifties and we both suffered at the hands of prejudice.
I was self-coconscious about my teeth and looks.
Laurel suffered from a difference in looks; her look was not what was considered normal.
She stood up and fought, I cowered behind shyness.
We were both hard working athletes and we enjoyed that part of our lives.
We grew up thousands of miles apart and only the revolutions of the fifties and sixties brought us together.
So we look at the earth differently than our parents of the fifties.
We blended the perfections of the fifties with the sense of humanity of the sixties.
I learned about perfection from several good sources, but deep in my heart was the loving feeling given to me by my grandmother.
She was the gentle creature and I loved her deeply.
When I met Laurel I realized that people could live differently and be right.
How could I with my opened mind condemn her freedom and her thoughts?
I had to see the world through her eyes.
So we have blended our selves into of marriage of love, ideas and humanity toward others and ourselves.
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We are the light; this is in our minds and in the sun.
We are the source of that light.
Our community (the universe) is also the darkness and the light.
What we are seeking we are.
Each of us has a different view of the light and the darkness.
As does the universe, the heavens.
We view the light, we see the light, and we absorb the light mentally and physically.
The tree drops the seed and so does being drop the seed, thus continuing the view of light and darkness.
Some folks have bright children.
Peace is in the light and the darkness.