Monday, June 23, 2008

New Baby Girl Kitty

She's 8 weeks old and all mine! Rescued from Second Chance Strays. All black, 6 toes on her front feet. (Related to THE Hemingway cats.)
She was in a litter that was scheduled to be destroyed... save one if you can.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Just a thought...

The full moon is upon us, as anyone working with the public is well aware, and it occurs to me that it is time to propose something I have been contemplating for years. An additional amendment to our Constitution.

My amendment would read as follows.:

Between the ages of 18 and 21 years of age, every US Citizen MUST work, full time, a minimum of one complete fourth quarter plus the month of January in a retail setting. This can be any facility that said employee has daily contact with the public. Customer service duties are a requirement.

Additionally, anyone moving into the country who did not fulfill this obligation during the afore mentioned ages, will be required to meet this same criteria immediately upon arrival. No other licenses or permits will be issued until this requirement is met.

Upon completion of the work requirement a test will be administered. A passing grade will be required to obtain an official card. This card must be carried at all times and presented to any retail employee who asks to see it.

Should the card holder be rude, act mean or stupid, the employee is required by law to punch the card. Three punches and the card will be suspended and the holder must work another retail quarter immediately. IF the card holder does not comply they will be banned from any retail operation until such time the suspension has been lifted.

Punishment for anyone not abiding by this law will be sentenced to working as the sole employee in a Wal-Mart complaint department for as long as the courts deem necessary for complete rehabilitation.

Feel free to add suggestions.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Stranger than Fiction

Last weekend my daughter, Mrs. McD, and I attended a wedding in LA. Naturally, we managed to work in some shopping and site seeing. One of the locations on the drive by list was the famous Scientology Celebrity Center.

It sits on it's own block and is indeed a lovely building. Nicely landscaped. Heavily guarded.

As we drove slowly by, I took photos. On three occasions we stopped the car so I could quickly jump out and snap away.

The one posted below was taken as we drove past. It is unedited in any way, I swear!

Do you see what I see???
Now, about those aliens ~

Thursday, June 05, 2008

June 6, 1968...

...was my high school graduation day. The whirlwind week was working up to the moment I would finally be free after 18 years!

The day before had been disturbing at best... another attempted assassination. I went to bed praying he'd be alright. Mother woke me with the devastating news. He was gone.

My first thought was of his family... all those children and another on the way. Then, the impact on the country... he was our hope, our salvation. No one else could stop the war and bring peace. At least, not in my mind.

His campaign posters covered my bedroom walls. Buttons, bumper stickers, pins, I had it all. Obsessed with his campaign and his election. Not being old enough to vote was frustrating but it didn't matter, he was not only going to be the candidate but the President! I was sure. I could feel it. With one shot my dreams were shattered. My world went cold. The dream now a nightmare. Nothing would ever be the same again. The light had been snuffed out. Reality.

The day of the funeral I wrote a note of sympathy to Ethel. A few weeks later a reply arrived in the mail.

Forty years have passed. Hard to believe. The event still saddens my heart. I miss his smile, his heart, his mind, his ideals.