…”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>

…”Illegal Immigrants are Invading our Country”…

I am confused about one of the most important issues that’s facin’ our Country today. I really can’t grasp the reactions of people concernin’ this most important issue…Our Southern Border…

{{{{{ BORDER ! }}}}}…Definition: “a line separating two political or geographical areas, especially countries”.

A single word. {{{{{ BORDER ! }}}}} that has so many divided against one another. We use, mostly, an open Border around our Country. In some areas we have NO structure at all to control entry. So people just come & go as they choose. Some are Desirable & many are Undesirables. But we just can’t seem to control’em. Some areas have natural barriers such as Rivers. At times those may just slow those entries down but NOT control’em. Some areas have, maybe, just a Barbed Wire Fence. Those have more of a tendency to keep some wildlife or domesticated animals contained. But people climb over or under’em or just cut them down & enter as they please. In recent years we have gone so far as to put up larger barriers, in selected areas, that slowed the flow until people decided to Climb them. Why our Government hasn’t {{{{{ ELECTRIFIED ! }}}}} them still amazes me. We have even tried to re-enforce our Southern Border with Manpower, our Border Patrol personnel, limited in scope as to what they can do, to prevent Illegal entry & Electronic Surveillance to assist, that gets damaged or taken down by Undesirables.

As I think about this I wonder why people are so opposed to “A Border Wall”. Think about this for a moment. Now, direct your thoughts to say “YOUR HOME”! Whether you live in a House, an Apartment, a Trailer, a Tent, a Make-Shift Lean To, a Yurt, a Cave, a Tree House, or any other abode YOU call HOME. Don’t YOU, in a manner of speakin’, consider “the outer barriers” of your abode as “A Border”? Do you not decide who does or does not cross that Barrier/Border & enter into your protected space? Why?… Do you have Locks on your entrances? Do you use them? Why?… I would think to keep unwanted people out & to protect what you perceive to be yours! Do you have a fence around your abode, yard, farm, or acreage with gates at certain locations to control entry? If not, do you ever wish you did? Why?… Is it/Would it be to keep protected what you happen to have within it or to keep others from enterin’ your space & take or abuse what is yours? Do you feel the urge to protect yourself, your family, or your animals? Why?…Maybe because those that pass through your property just abuse it & move on. Maybe they are movin’ Illegal substances across you property & bringin’ with them undesirables, undocumented (un-vetted) Illegals not to mention all of the illness & diseases they bring with them. Then possibly other undesirables want to engage them for those Illegal substances or even Human Traffickin’. If you had exhausted many/all other options would you not choose a taller Border device/Border Wall to keep you & yours safe? Yet maintain an area for entrance & exit to control those who do pass through your property…Now think of it on a much larger scale. Do we not need to do the same for our Country? I am one of those that think we do. Illegal Immigrants are Invading our Country unchecked!…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”restin’ & rehabbin’ “…

I crashed @ 830 p.m. last night after our long drive home from Ohio. We spent a week up there assistin’ my Sister-in-law clear out my Mother-in-laws home as she is goin’ to be relocatin’ in the Ft. Worth area. I seemed to sleep in two (2) hour intervals. I just kept wakin’ up… Finally @ 4:00 a.m. I got up & got on the sofa under two blankets, & I NOT a blanket user. My bride got up about 6:30 a.m. & found me where I was restin’. When “Ole Nurse Linda” noticed the two (2) blankets she knew it wasn’t good. So she took my temperature . {{{{{ NO NOT ANALLY ! }}}}}. Great way to start the day 101.8 degree fever. This ruined my plans for the day. As the mornin’ progressed “Ole Nurse Linda” started callin’ the Dr.’s. She wanted to get me checked for The Flu. At 8:30 a.m. I got two Shots. A Steroid & an Antibiotic. The good news was it wasn’t “The Flu”! Just an “Upper Responsibility Infection”. So I started cancelin’ my plans as it’s gonna be a day spent in the Recliner restin’ & rehabbin’…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>

…”What does it mean? Interestin’ “…

Have you ever found yourself just sittin &  watchin’ the swirls of steam, & aroma, slowly escape from your mornin’ Mug-O-Joe? It’s somewhat hypnotizin’. As I watch mine my eyes try to separate the various different independent swirls as they climb upwards & blend into one just at the point that they disappear into the room around me, never to be seen again. Where do they go? But durin’ this same time my mind wandered back & I see “my Papa” sittin’ there with his Mornin’-Joe, as he re-reads his paper from the night before, doin’ the same thing. It’s strange how somethin’ so insignificant can reach so far back into the recesses of our minds & relate to a similar situation 60 (+/-) years ago. I can almost smell his “Joe”! You just never know what memories you have locked away in those annals of your memory until that little bell go {{{Ding-aling, Ding-aling ! }}}. Then {{{{ Bam ! }}}} there it is & yet so vivid & yet it’s just a singular “Flash in Time”. Is there a deep meanin’ hidden there? What does it mean? Interestin’…My “Mug-O-Joe” is runnin’ low so I need to get me a refill…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>