Sunday, August 05, 2012

Rene's Bluebells 2012

I wanted to post these special memorial Bluebells that Thankful and I planted in my garden several years ago in memory of her darling brother Rene, because today I am headed to a memorial service for my friend Peter who died this week.  He too was a darling man, sweet and kind and much missed. 
May the souls of all we love rest in peace and ever bring wisdom to our hearts about what matters. ♥

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  1. Looks like *everyone* is first this fine August morning.

    Lovely tribute all around, listener!

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  2. My cousin on facebook, a teaparty wannabe, is screaming this morning that facebook is editing (and deleting) her posts. And wants to know where her First Amendment Rights are. I suggested ineptitude rather than evil, and she's having none of it. I also pointed out that FARights don't apply to private venues. . . . Silence since. She prolly thinks I'm a damned Commie. Which is fair: he grandmother, my mother's sister, always thought my mom and dad were Commies. Something about the water in Orange County, CA?

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    1. If Facebook is editing and deleting files, for whatever reason, that is another reason to be glad I'm not on Facebook.

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    2. I don't think they are, Bill. Her problem is stuff disappears, either for good, or comes back later. SHE assumes they're reading it, and either passing it or not. Since EVERYONE I know on facebook has similar problems even with innocuous stuff, I seriously doubt they're paying any money to anyone to "edit" any of their 900+ million users. . . .

      Lotsa reasons howsumevah for not using them, lol! I waste more time waiting for their VERY junky pages to load than all other surfing I do, put together. Hufpo's another one, but I usually just skip them, since they're a digest, nearly everything they post will show up elsewhere, soon or late.

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    3. Anybody with a teaparty mentality has some sort of deep need to be a victim, or at least to be seen as one. I've noticed that in many of them, the hostility coupled with paranoia is pretty scary. I avoid them all as I would avoid petting a rabid dog. They seem to be impervious to reason and logic. Have some of those in my family, avoid them like the plague. My greatest fear is that there are enough stupid people in this country to put that idiot Romney in office. "He has nice hair" - too bad there's nothing at all under it.

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    4. Puddle, my condolences on having a Tea Party wannabe cousin.

      Do you know, I have been accused of being a Socialist simply on the strength of my having studied Russian. There's no accounting for the thought process, or lack thereof, of some people.

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    5. Susan, you have t he most marvelous knack of saying exactly what I'd like to say but can't manage to. You've hit it right on the nose, the combination of victim mentality and hostility, belligerence even, is exactly the hallmark of the Tea Party types. Yes, terribly scary. Also scary, how can there be so many stupid, gullible people? Where did they all come from?

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    6. Thanks Cat. I think they are largely the result of the erosion of American education over the last few decades. No more social studies, now no cursive writing being taught. How are they supposed to sign stuff? Printing?? Won't *that* look dumb. They won't be able to *read* anything written in cursive either. Seems like the Powers That Be have us in a race to the bottom. The less intelligent the masses, the fewer questions, the easier to control. Glad I'm old. Feel really sorry for my grandkids's future.

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    7. You're welcome, Susan.

      Yes, it is scary. Sometimes I'm glad not to have children and grandchildren. That way, I don't have a personal stake(sp?) in the future and its headlong rush to the bottom.

      "Where are we going? And why are we in this hand basket?" Indeed, that's the question.

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  3. Volcanic eruption devastated London"

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/aug/05/medieval-volcano-disaster-london-graves

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    1. Thanks for that link, Alan. Very interesting read, and archeology is an interest of mine.

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    2. Phew! For just a moment, I thought this was current news.

      Yes, thanks, Alan. I too have a lifelong interest in Archaeology as well, of course, in Medieval England.. Must remember to read this at my leisure tomorrow.

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  4. Got a frightfully late start today. Woke up about 11:00, which I don't feel too bad about seeing as it's Sunday. But then I was so drained I couldn't actually get up for about another hour and a half. Donno why. Didn't sleep well, but no worse than usual. Just one of t hose things, I guess. Then had to hang about waiting for Patty, as per usual. This time though she claimed she would have been on time if it hadn't been for Peter. I had to laugh. When we finally got there, a most pleasant afternoon/evening ensued. Glad I went, only I'm kind'a pooped now.

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  5. In the Good News Department: Emma Kitty had a very good day today, perky and with very little wheezing. Sis recognizes that this is a temporary situation. Still, every good day is a blessing. Please continue to send prayers, good vibes, Light and the like. It really helps and is much appreciated.

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  6. Currently reading Cleopatra by H. Rider Haggard and will probably finish it tonight. Very interesting take, especially on Charmion. The first person narrator is very learned but at the same time hopelessly naive in the ways of the world, especially anything to do with women. So he makes mistakes any normal seventeen-year-old boy would know better than to make. And he is also an unreliable narrator. Almost finished, as I say, and I'm not sure he ever really grew up or learned from his mistakes. I just want to shake him! Still, the book itself is fascinating. For those who like historical novels, with a little bit of magic and the supernatural mixed in, I recommend it.

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