The 4TH is upon us.
The 4TH is upon us.
I remember Mrs. Lilly. She used to come out to the house and help Moma out with the household stuff, cooking, cleaning and such. I didn't know it at the time but she was a cousin from a long way back up the tree. I used to be amazed at how she could wash dishes in steaming hot water and put it on the drain rack still smokin' hot. I used to take her squirrels and turtles and stuff from my hunting expeditions. She was a dear lady whom I deeply respected. I miss her now and then.
For those of you who wondered about the pies at Lea's in Lecompte, I can guarantee the ones that they sold in the late 60's and early 70's were definitely homemade. I delivered quite a few for Dee. (Dee was my grandmother on Moma's side) She made cherry and pecan pies especially. It hurt to deliver them because I was starving by the time I got home. Dee was about the best at apple and cherry pies. Aunt Cherry and Moma definitely took after their mother. I'm also glad my eldest got to meet her, though he was only two or three at the time. Got a couple of pictures at the nursing home with Bran and Dee. Another lady I miss dearly.
There are quite a few others that I haven't mentioned here, Aunt Jo, Aunt Al, Grandma. I will bring up some more memories as time goes on.
Sitting, eating, listening to BB King and Red Cloud. Dinnertime on a Friday Fixed weed eater, chain saw. Looking for missing paperwork. Just all kinda fun things. Debating whether to follow Grandma's rule or moving the 4th family picnic (Sunday) to the 3rd. Sometimes I think of following in my forefather's footsteps and rejecting the tyranny we have been facing for the past few decades. To me it is unconscionable for people to vote on their own raises, their own healthcare, their own benefits when the expense of that burden is not shared by them but placed on the ones who actually work for a living. The lack of character displayed in the vilifying of one who disagrees and then turning around and saying it is ok if they do it. Using hearsay as fact and demanding fact if directed at them. If you want names, just look at the names absent from the media now. I would like to urge all of a truly Christian mind in California to ensure you have a path out of that place and when the world starts shaking again, use it.
I usually say that when the thermometer gets below 60. Just the way I am. I'm not politically correct nor politically active. But I do make the trip to the polls and vote with the few live and many dead voters around here. It do get interesting sometimes. Specially when someone forgets a leg or an arm. But as long as the picture on the id isn't too faded, no worries. Of course, this doesn't make up for the dead beats who don't ever worry about voting. Back when Fast Eddie ran agin da Dukester there were quite a few people who voted on everything else but just could not pull a guvna lever. I understand that, I do. But still, vote for the crook, it's important.
I do support fully limiting terms of politicians. Judges, too. And school boards and police juries and all the other elected "officials". To me it is simple common sense.