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Posted By Ed B

I was driving, listening to a charter school executive.
I was reminded of Lord of the Rings.
When all looked dire, an army rose up
where no one had reckoned from,
did not know the existence of.
What if we held out long enough to see
an army of home, private and charter schooled kids
rise up and enter the electorate?
Would that be enough reason to vote Anybody But Obama?


 
Posted By Ed B

What I think must be remembered is that the Republican Party is just that: a party.
A group of people whose interest lies in getting each other elected.
To what purpose, though?
It was originally abolition, although few blacks know that today.
So what is it's purpose, it's goal, it's vision?
To get each other elected and remain in power.
Market forces dictate that they respond to the electorate.
They are a brand.
We must make them want us, market themselves to us.
They are not conservatives.
They are just more conservative than the other brand.


 
Posted By Ed B

I had a wonderful Christmas.

Christmas Eve with one of my sons.

His wife prepared a wonderful banquet.

I didn't know she had it in her, but she does!
NIce time visiting them in their new home.

Phone call from another son who is "unavoidably detained" and couldn't attend, and I was glad to hear from him.

Christmas morning we woke to a call from our third son, who recently came back to port and his home for Christmas spent with his in-laws
We went to church and sang carols and had communion, and that afternoon we went to a dinner/gathering/feast provided by my sister's daughter.

My brother and his wife were there and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wonderful.

I hope yours was as well.


 
Posted By Ed B

Best Christmas Song You Haven't Heard:

 

 

 

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

 

I wish all of you a Merry Christmas (with a capital C!) and a prosperous New Year.

 


 
Posted By Ed B

I have a lot of fond memories of my sister.

She's always been about ten years older than me.
Some things never change.
As a child, she always treated me nice.

She made peanut butter cookies for/with me.
She took me out shopping (we rode the bus into Detroit to go to Hudson’s!), to the State Fair and places I don't remember.

She taught me how to get something out of my eye. She bought me Dr. Seuss books!
I don’t remember her ever treating me mean or dismissively.
Joan made it a point to get me out of our mom’s house as much as possible. She even took me on dates with her and Bob to the carnival or to get ice cream.
After her marriage to Bob, the two of them had me over to their house for the next 18 years for long periods of time summers, weekends...

Even after I got out of the service, I stayed with them for awhile.
I wish I could take back some of the grief I caused them then.

One of my fondest memories of Christmas time is when I must have been about 8 years old.

Joan and Bob had rented a flat near the ‘downtown’ area of Allen Park.
It was a cozy apartment, and there was a lot of love there.

I don’t know when Daylight Savings began in Michigan, but I remember sitting in their apartment looking out of the window on the street below, marveling that it was dark at 5:30 PM!

The street looked beautiful as it was lit up by all the Christmas displays and lights.

I remember that we were waiting for Bob to get home from work.

We’ll be seeing them at their daughter’s house on Christmas.
We’re all older now, but they are still in love.

And I still love them.


 


 
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