Friday, October 29, 2010

Election Day

Election Day is coming up on Tuesday and we all have
a lot at stake. Rain or shine, sleet or hail, we need do our
patriotic duty and show up at the polls and vote.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Secretariat and the USA

Wow! What a movie! What a horse!

Yesterday Stan (my husband) and I saw the movie Secretariat. I couldn’t wait to see the movie, and It occurred to me that the USA is a lot like Secretariat. Now I know it is rather odd to compare a country to a horse--but it works, and here’s how.

In 1776, right off the dime (thanks to our forefathers) we stood above the rest. After all, we had a strong constitution and we were track smart, knowing how to navigate those pesky turns and cagey jockeys, and royal know-it-alls. Yes, we kept on moving out of the starting gate, knowing that with a little maneuvering, and conserving our reserve we were going to be in the winner’s circle again and again-- a triple crown champion, envied by the world, instead of being ruled by the crown.

Like Secretariat, the USA is still moving in greatness, so let’s keep it that way and as citizens of our wonderful county vote our hearts and minds on November 2. Remember, throughout our land many races will be wire-to-wire and we would rather win by a nose than finish second.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Traveling on the I-5

A couple of weeks ago Stan (my husband) and I were on Interstate 5 on the section from Los Angeles to just south of Sacramento on the way to San Francisco. To say that this is a boring drive is an understatement.

Do you remember all the lush greenery of the crops that were growing there for all the grocery produce markets in the US and beyond? These fields are brown and desolate now, unfortunately, due to lack of water.

I don’t know about you, but Stan & I love Central California and enjoy the restaurants there. Their veggies and meat dishes are just a little bit tastier than elsewhere because these food products are grown in Central California and the big rigs get them to the chefs without delay. Let’s hope that the water starts to flow again and these farms located near the I-5 are back in business soon.

We play WannaBtruckers Board Game while away the time on the b-o-r-i-n-g parts of the I-5 (not all parts are boring, of course). The long haulers with all their bells and whistles with the stripes, flames, logos, contrasting colors whiz by. If I’m driving, Stan can move my pawn, and vice versa when he drives.

Marc, one of our grandsons, learned to count with this game, and we play it on the freeways in Los Angeles, too. It keeps him interested, when he is not playing one of his electronic games. We like it because we all can play it together--it is a family game.

I would love to hear your interstate stories.

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