…”May the Peace Of The Mornin’ Be Upon You All”…

Fresh refill on my Mug-O-Joe, the aroma waftin’ my way, comfortable in my swivel chair on The Deck, legs propped up on my fluffy pillow & stool (my Bride got for me), Ceilin’ Fan remote in arms reach (& turned on Low). Fish are bustin’ the surface catchin’ breakfast. Pete our resident Blue Heron walkin’ the seawall scoutin’ for his meal. Yeah, this is the RIGHT way to start my day, right here in the front row. Nothin’ to listen to but the sounds of Nature The Lord has provide me on “this day of Pentecost”. It’s a beautiful sermon, if ya just listen & let it sink in. Oh, Pete has company on the seawall, a White Heron. The/My American Flag, down by the lake, is hangin’ flat as there is NO breeze on the water this mornin’. “God Bless The Red, White, & Blue”! The ever changin’ reflection’s on the water are somewhat hypnotizin’, they seem to allow the sounds of the mornin’ to be better absorbed in my soul. Four Blue Birds are restin’ on the Power-lines runnin’ to the house. A lone Red Bird/Cardinal restin’ in the Large Oak down in the yard. So colorful they are. So vibrant! May the Peace Of The Mornin’ Be Upon You All…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

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…”dream of bein’ a Princess”…

I’m an American Male. Why oh why is there NOTHIN’ News Worthy on a major TV Channel or even Cable Network this mornin’?

{{{{{ What’s the BIG DEAL ? }}}}}…OK! OK! OK! The Royal Weddin’ is over & done with! Now let the fightin’ begin over furniture, colors of paint for the Mini Palace, how many maids (no that’s not racial) will she need, & who will be doin’ the cookin”? WHO CARES? Has Las Vegas started postin’ Odds as to “how long the Love Story will last”? As I told my Bride, as she was sippin’ her Mug-O-Joe, as she was watchin’em board the Royal Carriage “I truly wish someone in the crowd would have popped one of those horses, with a rock from a sling shot, on the butt & watched them tear off wildly thru the streets”. Now THAT would have been {{{{{ EXCITIN’ ! }}}}} & well worth the broadcast time, to ME. I truly do not understand the infatuation with it. Other than mostly all the women, & some men, of the world dream of bein’ a Princess. Yeah, well those odds are slim & none…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”It’s those innocent comments”…

Recently there have been several references about Squirrels on the internet. Many of’em show them tryin’ to rob the Bird Feeders. Others have’em walkin’ power lines, fences, etc. Then I, quite often, enjoy watchin’em from The Deck, as they scurry up & down the trees in the yard playin’ “Mornin’ Chase”, or so it seems.

Then there are the “dusty ole memories” of all those teenage years & silly comments about “Squirrels”! Yeah, you know what I’m talkin’ about…BUTT in today’s world “Squirrel” refers to the fact that someone gets easily distracted from what they’re doin’ or sayin’. Kinda like that dog in cartoons as a Squirrel catches it’s attention & off it goes tryin’ to catch it…

Then my mind turns to two (2) very brief, but to me very funny comments made “In Jest”, not once but twice, durin’ innocent  conversations between two different Young Ladies & Me years apart. The entire conversations, thru the years, have faded as they do. BUTT like many other things, those just can’t be un-heard & un-seen scenarios in MY mind, these always bring a chuckle to me & a smile to my face. The Young Ladies, felt the need to interject how they were feelin’ @ those particular mornin’s/moments in time as they said, with huge smiles each I must admit, glowin’ faces, & bubblin’ energy that they were “Bright Eyed & Bushy Tailed”! Who says “Lightenin’ Don’t Strike Twice”?

Well, I could only look’em in the eyes (yes their EYES) & say “I’ll bet you are” (I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity)! It took a moment, a lonnnng moment, to sink in with them both. BUTT suddenly they both seemed to realize just what they had said or inferred to. Then, separately of course as they happened years apart, they started to turn many “Shades Of RED” as they tried to explain what they “did or didn’t mean” with their comments. I just stood there, both times, the entire times, lettin’ them talk, as I just kept “smilin’ & enjoyin’ the moment”…It’s those innocent comments that sometimes just really make our day. Ya know?…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”Life in each Pasture is just different”…

Today was my Haircut Day. It’s pretty much a given every 4 weeks I go see “Ole Hair-cuttin’  Mary” who has been cuttin’ my hair for the last 25 to 30 years. Needless to say we get along great & it’s always an adventure to get to converse & catch up with her as we share life’s adventures between cuttin’ dates. Got an early start to make a large circle & accomplish several tasks & be home back about lunch time. First off I got the oil changed in Ole Big Red. With now over 3000,260 miles on him I got to treat him right. next I hit my favorite Biscuit Eatery & grabbed a couple of Sausage & Egg biscuits for the road. I love travelin’ the back roads when I out & about. Ya just never know what ya might see! And today was NO LET DOWN! I was toolin’ along, choking down ole biscuit #2 & chasin’ it with the remains of my 3rd Mug-O-Joe. Out of my peripheral vision, in this small pasture I catch a Big Ole Healthy Bull, if you get my drift? There were also I think about five (5) Cows & one (1) very New Lookin’ Little Calf.

Now I don’t know what it was that told me to stop & watch the activity that was about to unfold, but I’m glad it did. Right place, right time, hell I don’t know? I was ahead of schedule for my upcomin’ shearin’ so I pulled over, in a shady spot, to finish my breakfast. Well things began to happen!

Now get yer minds out of the gutter! You’re sittin’ there thinkin’ that Ole Big Bull was goin’ to get amorous with one of his gals there ain’t cha? Nope! Far from it! This ain’t “Pasture Porno” folks! The Little Ole Calf decided it was meal time. So he was really on the heels of the Ole Mama Cow. He’d get that little ole head down in position to latch on to a Teet/Breast/Utter (you name it) & Ole Mama Cow wasn’t havin’ it. She’d would kick him in the head, as though to chase him off. Now, it wasn’t hard to tell who the Calf belong to as that Ole Cow was totin’ a FULL BAG! That Little Ole Calf would stumble around & make another attempt only to receive the same shun from Ole Mama Cow! About the third time the Calf tried here comes the Ole Big Bull & brushes the Calf aside. Now, I wasn’t raised around a farm or around cattle. But the next few moments were really entertain’ from my perspective. This is where I wonder if you “Awhburn Folk” have ever seen or encountered the followin’ down around your Ole Cow College? No, I don’t mean personally, well I hope not anyway…

That Ole Big Bull nudged that Cow & she stood perfectly still. He lowered his head, cocked it to one side, slide out {{{{{ THE LONGEST TONGUE }}}}} ya’ve ever seen on an animal. Hell, I was impressed! Now again, damn-it, get yer minds out of the gutter here. I’m not sure what yer thinkin’, but it ain’t that! OK! Almost in the blink of an eye that Ole Big Bull, with that tongue extended snatched aholt to a Teet/Breast/Utter & began to jerk away at it, as I was expectin’ that Little Ole Calf to do, had Mama let him. But she stood there rather stoic, as though she was enjoyin’ it! I don’t know how long it actually lasted, but that Big Ole Bull got his fill & lumbered off. Maybe he just needed to wash that ole grassy taste out of his mouth, I don’t know…Then Ole Mama Cow let that Little Ole Calf come in to nurse. I guess “Life in each Pasture is just different”. Folks, ya just can’t make these things up. I was now runnin’ late for my sheerin’ so I was off to “Ole Hair-cuttin’ Mary’s” as fast as I could without fear of gettin’ pulled over. I hate to be late for an appointment but today it was well worth the entertainment value…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”in THEIR best interest”…

A PATRIOT: Noun, a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.
Patriots were those colonists of the Thirteen Colonies who rebelled against British control during the American Revolution and in July 1776 declared the United States of America an independent nation. Their rebellion was based on the political philosophy of republicanism, as expressed by spokesmen such as Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Thomas Paine. They were opposed by the Loyalists who instead supported continued British rule…Wikipedia

A Politician: A politician is a person active in party politics, or a person holding or seeking office in government. In democratic countries, politicians seek positions within a government through elections or appointment. In non-democratic countries, they employ other means of reaching power through appointment, bribery, revolutions and intrigues…Wikipedia

A Career Politician: Very Similar to His/Her Cousin as described above. They’re “Low Lifes” from either party (but it seems as thought the “DemocRATS” have the upper hand in this field @ this time in History). Career Politicians, how ever, have much more of a focus centered on Their Personal Gain in Position & (most importantly) Financial Gain. This is reflective by comparin’ their Entry Level Positions & Financials to their Exit Levels. Check’em out! The VAST Majority WILL prove this out…BG>

Politicians & Especially Career Politicians are staunchly against Patriots enterin’ their chosen career fields. Patriots are not afraid to do what they say they will do. Politicians & Career Politicians Do not/Will not! Just look at this scenario currently playin’ out in our country RIGHT NOW!

Democrats ▸ Hillary (The Loser) Clinton. Lincoln Chafee . Lawrence Lessig. Martin O’Malley. Bernie Sanders. Jim Webb.
Republicans ▸ Jeb (“Cry Baby”) Bush. Ben Carson. Chris Christie. Ted (“Lying Ted”) Cruz. Carly Fiorina. Jim Gilmore. Lindsey Graham. Mike Huckabee. Bobby Jindal. John Kasich. George Pataki. Rand Paul. Rick Perry. Marco (“Little Marco”)Rubio. Rick Santorum. Scott Walker, (& oh yeah The Patriot) Donald Trump.

I guess I don’t need to, but I choose too, REMIND you that “The UNDERDOG WON”! 99.9% of the Political Gurus, Experts, News Annalists, Main Stream Media (MSM) Syndicates (& I mean Syndicates) had already hand picked The Winner…WHO turned out to be “THE LOOSER”! Now, all of the Career Politician Losers seem to be gatherin’ on all sides to take down The Winner/The Patriot/The President Of The United States (POTIS) before he can bring an end, “Drain The Swamp”!, to their Chokin’ Grasp on our Great Nation & their “Cash Cows”. There’s also a horrible side effect that has seemed to follow that election & the issues it has spawned. I refer to it as “SSDS” (Sudden Suicide Death Syndrome)! An Ole Game Show Host used to ask a question, of his participants, in order to win the Game, “Do You Know The Count & Amount”? It’s scary to think about, isn’t it? The Game isn’t over yet…

It’s sad that in our country, today, the vast majority of the Career Politicians are more Socialist than anything else. They are doing their best to give away all that has been Fought for, Bled for, & Died for through the many Generations of our Forefathers & all the way up to Current Military Men & Women Of These United States (well except for California). The “wolf is at the door”! I {{{{{ SALUTE ! }}}}} these Brave Warriors, for THEY truly knew/know the Cost Of Freedom!

“The “wolf at the door” refers to any danger or predator that seeks to ravage the inhabitants within, ranging from starvation and poverty to physical death. when the wolf is at the door you are starving, the outside is coming in and your security is gone. If a hungry wolf is at your door, you are in serious trouble”…unknown

Career Politicians…NO! I cannot put my trust in THEIR best interest, because their best interest is NOT MINE! “God Bless America”!…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”Remember The Alamo”…

I hope all of you that are, or are plannin’ on, celebratin’ “Cinco De Mayo” enjoy this day. It means so much to The Country Of Mexico. They SHOULD be celebratin’ it, THERE!..
As for me, I have NO TIES to Mexico. I have received some Flack & Differin’ Opinions from mine. But I respect their opinion as I would hope they would respect mine. Though some are questionable. Nuff said…

I don’t Celebrate Mexican Wars:

The Battle of the Alamo

In December 1835, in the early stages of Texas’ war for independence from Mexico, a group of Texan (or Texian) volunteers led by George Collinsworth and Benjamin Milam overwhelmed the Mexican garrison at the Alamo and captured the fort, seizing control of San Antonio. By mid-February 1836, Colonel James Bowie and Lieutenant Colonel William B. Travis had taken command of Texan forces in San Antonio. Though Sam Houston, the newly appointed commander-in-chief of the Texan forces, argued that San Antonio should be abandoned due to insufficient troop numbers, the Alamo’s defenders–led by Bowie and Travis–dug in nonetheless, prepared to defend the fort to the last. These defenders, who despite later reinforcements never numbered more than 200, included Davy Crockett, the famous frontiersman and former congressman from Tennessee, who had arrived in early February.

On February 23, a Mexican force comprising somewhere between 1,800 and 6,000 men (according to various estimates) and commanded by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna began a siege of the fort. The Texans held out for 13 days, but on the morning of March 6 Mexican forces broke through a breach in the outer wall of the courtyard and overpowered them. Santa Anna ordered his men to take no prisoners, and only a small handful of the Texans were spared. One of these was Susannah Dickinson, the wife of Captain Almaron Dickinson (who was killed) and her infant daughter Angelina. Santa Anna sent them to Houston’s camp in Gonzalez with a warning that a similar fate awaited the rest of the Texans if they continued their revolt. The Mexican forces also suffered heavy casualties in the Battle of the Alamo, losing between 600 and 1,600 men.

From March to May, Mexican forces once again occupied the Alamo. For the Texans, the Battle of the Alamo became a symbol of heroic resistance and a rallying cry in their struggle for independence. On April 21, 1836, Sam Houston and some 800 Texans defeated Santa Anna’s Mexican force of 1,500 men at San Jacinto (near the site of present-day Houston), shouting “Remember the Alamo!” as they attacked. The victory ensured the success of Texan independence: Santa Anna, who had been taken prisoner, came to terms with Houston to end the war. In May, Mexican troops in San Antonio were ordered to withdraw, and to demolish the Alamo’s fortifications as they went.

In 1845, the United States annexed Texas. For many years afterward, the U.S. Army quartered troops and stored supplies at the Alamo. In 1883, the state of Texas purchased the Alamo, later acquiring property rights to all the surrounding grounds. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, a women’s organization including descendants of the earliest Texan residents, has managed the Alamo since 1905. Today, more than 2.5 million people a year visit the 4.2-acre site, which includes some original structures dating back to the mission period. History…

#2) Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s difficult victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. Wikipedia…
To me it’s kind of like celebratin our loss at The Alamo. “Remember The Alamo”! I don’t celebrate THAT Mexican War either. Just one man’s opinion…“Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”Truly a beautiful sight”…

This mornin’ finds my Bride & I sittin’ here in the Livinin’/Great room. Both of us nestled into our recliners, sippin’ on our Mugs-O-Joe, with our laptops in our laps while readin’ articles of interest, to us as individuals, then hackin’ away on the key boards with responses that we feel the urge to share. All the while we have the Mornin’ News on one of the Local Stations, outta “The Ham”, lettin’ us know what all the “Crazies of The World” did over night. Suddenly, for no real reason, I catch myself lookin’ out one of the windows, across the room, & thinkin’ it was just a few of weeks ago there were no leafs there. Now the trees are all decked out in their New Greenery. There’s a Dogwood Tree right in the middle of where I’m lookin’ with One (1) Lone White Bloom left on it. How pretty it looks among the sea of varyin’ Brownish-Grey tree trunks mixed with the many shades of Green leaves surroundin’ it & all movin’ so gently in the light mornin’ breeze as it moves through them all. Truly a beautiful sight. Yeah…God painted this view for me to admire & enjoy in this moment…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>