Monday, November 26, 2012

Who would have thought ???

I arrived back home yesterday from a stay with family over Thanksgiving, I always drive back roads coming home due to the traffic on the interstate after the holiday. We stopped at a little road side stand in Georgia and bought some pecans and homemade jellies and jams

after our purchase Mrs Duke asked to use their bathroom and was pointed to these fine facilities outside, it was actually fairly upscale considering it had a "maw" and "paw" room. The little low area between the two is the hand sink.

Anyway it was good to be in our own bed again. I did turn on the TV for a few minuets and saw a commercial for a web site which was collecting funds to help victims from tropical storm Sandy, Who would have thought this would be possible, I mean I was truly shocked and disillusioned that government had failed so miserably that they had to resort to public begging on TV to help these poor people. What is really sad is these poor souls had such hope when they voted for 0bama he would not treat them like this, it is worse than Hurricane Katrina. I would send them some homemade jams but they would probably throw it away because it was not processed in a government approved facility.

16 comments:

  1. I agree with your last sentence. Very true. I like the outhouses. Where's my jelly?

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  2. The interstate that runs very near my place had a 25 mile backup on it. Thankfully we weren't stuck in it and very glad there isn't an exit right near.

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    1. Matt, living near an interstate is better if no exit is available close by. Big highways are nice at times but traffic jambs are also worse.

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  3. One set of my grandparents never had indoor plumbing so on visits it was always off to the outhouse. Wasn't too bad except at night with no lights and coyotes howling. Scary stuff when you are a little.

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    1. JMD, outhouses can be strange for kids not used to them, don't drop your toys in them.

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  4. I grew up with no indoor plumbing and my Dad wouldn't let me pay for it when I offered. It only sucked when it was 10 below and under.

    I see those 'send money' things all over the internet and on TV. No thanks, I'll give to trusted organizations instead, doesn't anyone ask how the money will be used anymore. Even the money I gave to the red cross for something years ago was admittedly mismanaged and not spent like it should have been. Can't trust anyone.

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    1. Max, there is a lot of overhead in most fund raisers, in this case they were obliviously spending a lot on TV ads. Thanks.

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  5. Agree with Max, probably 90 cents on the dollar will go to the fundraisers... sigh

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    1. Old NFO, that seems to be the case. Thanks.

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  6. You know that if it had been a GOP president in the white house instead of the ChicagoMessiah, the newswaves would be inundating us with the poor job that FEMA is doing. But since they are in the tank for Obungler, they hide the reports

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    1. MrG, ain't that the truth. Thanks.

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  7. I love taking back roads instead of highways to get to and from destinations. This gives you the opportunity to meet people along the route when making pit stops. It sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving with family.

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    1. Sandy. I agree, back roads are better you might get behind a tractor every once in a while but it is certainly less boring. Thanks.

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    2. Duke: stuck "behind a tractor"......aawwwwwwwwwwww.
      As a tractor driver that is what we think is a bummer----- having to always pull way the hell over to let city folk by who can't just pass normally and wave. [with all five fingers!]
      Just kidding.....kinda Ken in Colorado

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    3. Anon, It's really not that bad and it makes the drive more interesting. Thanks for letting us use the road once in a while.

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