It was sad that Mother Nature decided to bring in big winds, chilly temperatures and just plain ugly weather for trick-or-treaters last night. I saw a few kiddies going house to house; but I am sure there were several who didn’t make it out for fear of coming down sick later.
Now that the haunted hours are over, I guess the next thing in line on the calendar is the big voting days. All I see on commercials are ads for politicians. I get a kick out of the ads; as at the end you hear, that the politician doing the advertising states that he/she approves of the commercial.
Approves? Since when do we need approval to say little white lies? Since when do we need approval to go way out of our way to find the black, clumpy dirt about other candidates that are running?
Wouldn’t it be fitting to set all the ugly on a couch on the back porch and join together as one country and look for the good in our candidates? We could look at their long-term activities. We could place the good and the bad on a weighted scale and see which one comes out the strongest.
Politics isn’t about who will stick to their guns and do what is best for the people and by the people as a union. Politics is more about sticking the gun up someone’s behind and coming out on top with the smoke still rolling from the gun.
How dare we criticize our politicians when we are blind-sighted by commercials and gun fire during campaigns. If only we could put a pair of ear muffs on and listen only to our instincts and add a little heart and logic in our voting. Our country may turn out a little bit better.
The next day we have approaching after voting is Turkey day, Thanksgiving. A time to stuff our guts, over spend on groceries, lay back in the lounge chair and sleep off the overload of calories.
It is a time to see long-lost family members, catch up on gossip, put our dressy clothes on. It is also a sad time for the lonely. The ones whose spouses are in nursing homes or worse yet, have passed on.
Divorces, moving to different areas all of a sudden ring loud and clear that change has occurred. Some will go to churches or designated areas where they will get one hot meal this year.
Others still, will stand around barrels of hot fires and talk about the good old days and maybe even wish things were different. This year when we are thinking about what menu to put together; when we are saving back those extra dollars to purchase the food, put a little extra in for your neighbor, or shut-in down the street. Let’s have a true Thanksgiving feeling inside and out this year with everyone.
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