Friday, November 24, 2017

POSTMORTEM


Yesterday was THANKSGIVING DAY. It started well for me, thank God. Lots of pleasant correspondence with friends old and new, and my few remaining family members as well.  

No Big Dinner for me yesterday. I was at home by myself, but I am grateful to have many wonderful memories from years past, enough money to live comfortably, a very nice house that is a lifelong dream come true, and two charming kittycats –– Winner and Mr. Pussy –– to share it with.

I am thankful to be alive at age 76, and to be able to walk, talk, think, write and play the piano tolerably well. My eyesight is pretty well shot, but I still see well enough to get around, and to apprecate the beauty in my surroundings, thank God. 

The state of our blessed country bothers the hell out of me, but I'm still very grateful to have been born at a time when there was still so much to celebrate, love, enjoy and take pride in about being an American.

I hope every one of you had a wonderful day yesterday, and continue to remain well, free from harm, free from sadness, bitterness, resentment, discontent and full of optimism, affection, determination, and bright hopes for the future.

Love and best wishes to all,

FreeThinke


24 comments:

  1. I remember the days when no part of the Thanksgiving meal went to waste... even the bones. We are no longer that frugal and waste avoiding people. We've grown "fat" from an abundance of prosperity. But perhaps that not an entirely bad thing. ;)

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    1. My mother dutifully made turkey soup every year from the carcass, and every year my father and I would walk into the kitchen holding our noses and say, "Phew! What's that? It stinks to high heaven in here."

      We ate it, of course, but made sure mother knew we didn't like it. (:-c

      AWFUL STUFF!

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    2. Instead of eating it, your father should have given your mother a good thrashing. A woman needs to know her place.

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    3. You obviouslly never knew my mother.

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  2. Mr Pussy is a cool name. I'm jealous.

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    1. You wouldn't even begin to understand if I told you how he got the name, but I'm glad you like it, even if you DON'T get it. ;-)

      Hey, Anthony! I'm surprised they let YOU –– all people –– anywhere NEAR a computer in JAIL.

      What did they give you for dinner on Thanksgiving –– TURKEY GRUEL?

      };^)>

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    2. A mean butch haircut dyke watches over my every key stroke at the computer center.

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    3. I don't doubt it for a minute.

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  3. Yeah, when I was growing up the leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner sometimes lasted for 2 or 3 days. The good ole days.

    A little OT. Born in 1952 I have clear memories of better times. Better in IMO anyway.

    I found myself mulling over wether JFK in 1961 was actually more of an economic and fiscal conservative than DJT IS in 2017.

    Haven't made up my mind yet so the jury is still out. 😉

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    1. Fiscal conservatism is dead. That banner was dropped and trampled long ago.

      Ronald Reagan was not a fiscal conservative--check the record.

      The Bill Clinton Presidency-Newt Gingrich Congress was the last gasp of Fiscal Conservatism.

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    2. You are undoubtedly correct, SilverFiddle, but I don't believe we should ever give up hope that The Worm Can Turn yet Again.

      'TRis often said "The Arc of History Bends Leftward." That may be true, but I don't believe it means what the leftists want us t BELIEVE it means. From my meager understandng of the long sweep of historic events, human beings, –– most of whom are natural-born FOLLOWERS and STUPID as a PILE of BRICKS ––, natrally gravitate toward TYRANNY.

      Mos of us prefer the false sense of SECURITY provided by a PRISON-LIKE atmosphere than the TERRIFYING PROSPECT of being faced with UNLIMITED CHOICES and the possibility of FAILURE.

      Or don't you agree?

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    3. Terms like left and right have been abused to the point of almost uselessness, but in a traditional sense of the words, societies do become more liberal as they become more prosperous and advanced.

      Liberalism opens society up to new ideas and fuels further growth, but it eventually leads to decay, rot and downfall.

      Such is the circle of life.

      * Total conservatism is stifling tyranny.
      * Total liberalism is anarchy

      What we have here in America today are progressive tyrannists barely being held at bay by a gang of people who call themselves Republicans, although no one can figure out what that name means or what their agenda is.

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    4. Whatever happens to be TRUE will never die, Silver.

      Truth is God, and God is eternal –– the only constant.

      I believe this:

      By their FRUITS ye shall know them.

      I agree that titles, names, terminology, etc. mean nothing.

      A skunk by any other name still stinks to high heaven. ];^}>

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    5. Yes, indeed, SilverFiddle. Keeping things in a proper state of balance in an environent always in flux ever has been, –– and never will be –– easy.

      I'm afraid that incessant INSTABILITY is what GOD intends for us, His Children, since He blest –– or is it cursed? –– us with Free Will.

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  4. I've got to now name a future cat Pussy Galore.

    Nothing goes to waste here. Dog, Cats, Raccoons for the rest.

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    1. Make sure it's not a feminist kitty cat. 😉

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    2. Only SKUNKS (commonly known as woodpussies) and POLECATS (members of the weasel family) quality in that area.

      The proper name for a feminist is HELLCAT.

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    3. From your response I assume your views on feminism runs parallel to my own.

      My better half of 32 years personifies feminism for me. And she never was and is not now a prude.

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    4. D-O__N-O-T__ F-E-E-D__T-H-E__ T-R-O-L-L-S

      P______E______R______I______O______D______!

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    5. Hey, Kid!

      I you do that, then you've got to get a big, tough , handsome TOM named JAMES BOND. };^)>

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  7. ______ As It Is Plenty ______


    As it is, plenty;

    As it’s admitted

    The children happy

    And the car, the car

    That goes so far

    And the wife devoted:

    To this as it is,

    To the work and the banks

    Let his thinning hair

    And his hauteur

    Give thanks, give thanks.

    All that was thought

    As like as not, is not

    When nothing was enough

    But love, but love

    And the rough future

    Of an intransigent nature

    And the betraying smile,

    Betraying, but a smile:

    That that is not, is not;

    Forget, forget.

    Let him not cease to praise

    Then his spacious days;

    Yes, and the success

    Let him bless, let him bless:

    Let him see in this

    The profits larger

    And the sins venal,

    Lest he see as it is

    The loss as major

    And final, final.


    ~ W. H. Auden (1907-1973) - On This Island (1936)

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