Sherrie! Married to our eldest son Chris, Sherrie is a devoted homemaker who works tirelessly on behalf of her family. She and Chris recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary and the two of them remind us of ourselves as they dote on and spoil their first grand child, the one we call our little bundle of Madelyn Joy. She is 18 months old now and I know it's time for me to drop the bundle metaphor. But I like it so much. The other evening after sharing a meal together, it was time for Madelyn Joy and her parents to go home. But Madi was not wanting to leave her Maw Maw and Paw Paw. She was reaching for them both. See what I mean? Exactly the way her mom, our Tiffany, used to be with us. And, Sherrie and Chris were not upset at all in her affection shown towards them. It is a wonderful thing to experience and I'm thankful they are able to enjoy it. May God bless you on your Birthday. Love, mom and dad, aka mimi and poppy.
A top of the middle of the week morning to one and all on this Wednesday, July 27, 2011. That new hit show that is taking the nation by storm is really hot right now. It has a little of something for everyone. Drama, comedy, and each time you watch it ends with a cliff hanger scene. They just don't write them like that anymore. What program am I talking about? It's that one you see each night starring President Obama versus the Republicans. About the only insult I haven't heard is the one about how their mom's wear combat boots. What's that you say? You prefer to be watching your radio while listening to a 1940's episode of 'Our Miss Brooks'. (In passing, the photos do show folks looking at the radio while they were listening to their favorite program. Hello?) That 'tune it all out' sentiment, my friend, is for the most part the choice of most Americans because our collective ability to stomach the electioneering charades coming out of Washington, DC, has pretty much been maxed out. For me personally, I wouldn't mind seeing them all run out of town. Through the proper process, of course, that being the will of the people at the ballot box. (Even though that process too is pretty much messed up.) What I see each night in this continuing series is cronyism and corruption being served up from all sides. Sorry. But the voting blocks and special interests are sadly the primary targets for these shenanigans, not the collective good of America. I vote for none of the above and sign my name: DISGUSTED! But, that's only my opinion, and thank God we can still voice our opinion here in this country.