Monday, June 3, 2013

Starting the Countdown

I hosted Shanghai Thursday but didn't win.  We are watching Tucker this week but even his sitting in my lap didn't bring me any luck.  My snacks were all from HEB since I just didn't have time to make things but they were well received.

Friday we had three generations for dinner - Ted's brother and wife, their son and his wife and their son's daughter and her husband.  They were visiting from Alabama.  We had a fun evening and I was glad we were able to have them over.

I was glad we had no social engagement for the weekend but when Terry brought us some Vidalia onions he suggested we join them for dinner at a local restaurant after church.  So we spent a second night visiting with them all.  Dinner was great but the company was even better.  It was raining Sunday morning and I felt bad they had to drive home in the rain.  Hopefully as they drove east they got out of it.  

I did laundry Sunday and used the time to catch up with an old friend by phone that I haven't seen in some time.  Our earliest camping experiences were with her and her family.  We had six kids between us from ages 3-12 when we hooked up and we had some great times.  But the kids are all grown.  The grandkids are graduating college, in the armed services, getting married and unfortunately her husband has passed on.  But she and I can talk like we just saw each other yesterday.  I am working on a way to see her on our way home from Virginia this year.

Alison is coming to fix my computer that is infected with malware.  According to the screen the Department of Justice has locked it down because of viewing child pornography!!  Really?  I have to buy a $450 Money Pak at Walmart or 7-11 for cash and enter the money order number for the computer to be released.  Yeah right!  And if I don't, criminal proceedings will start in 48 hours.  And if I try to unlock it myself my hard drive will lose all data.  Boy they covered all the bases.  My 48 hours are up and so far no knocks on the door.  I guess some poor schmuck who actually visits those sites and isn't too smart besides could fall for that. I was born at night but it wasn't last night.  If they accused me of visiting financial, travel or mother of the bride sites I may have had to give this more thought!

This would be even funnier if the things coming to light out of Washington weren't so scary.  I only hope someone sends a copy of this poem to remind those who are stomping on our rights that "might does not make right" and just because you can be a bully in a situation, you shouldn't.  I feel like we are becoming a Banana Republic.

First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Catholic.

Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.

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