A good story you can tell even your youngest child and they will know the
difference between a liberal Democrat and a conservative Republican.

I remember the time that Catherine, one of my daughter Shannon’s friends when she was little, told me that she wanted to be President one day. Both of her parents are liberal Democrats and were standing there with us and I asked Catherine, ‘If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?’

Catherine replied, ‘I would give houses to all the homeless people.’

‘Wow, what a worthy goal you have there, Catherine.’ I told her, ‘You don’t have to wait until you are President to do that, you can come over to my house and clean up all the dog poop in the back yard and I will pay you $5.  Then we can go over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $5 to use for a new house.’

Catherine, who was about 4, thought that over for a second, while her mom looked at me, and Catherine replied, ‘Why doesn’t the homeless guy come over and clean up the dog poop and you can pay him the $5.’

Welcome to the Republican Party, Catherine.

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Today – October 10, 2008

Well – 7 – seven weeks ago today is when Daddy had his open heart surgery!
The valve replacement and two by-passes.
How time flies!  At imes is seems so much longer – because he is doing so
well.  He is walking around – now driving  the car – and a couple of times
his truck!!

He is not one to keep down.  Mother has done a wonderful job in keeping
an eye on him.  Making sure that something he want to do is within his limit!
Mother is getting more rest now, and Daddy’s sleep at night is becoming better.

The one thing that henders him — eating!  he eats several times a day, and still
has to eat soft food because of his teeth!  They just do not work.  Two reasons
– one they were not made right in the first place — second he as lost a bit of
weight down to 140 from 149 – and not wearing they for a few weeks because
his mouth was sore.  But all-in-all — doing ok.

The Problem that I have is that Mother tells me of his despression (which I can tell-
whenhe is not himself) and have told Mother to tell him that epression goes along
with his recovery – and she says that shes never heard of that – so she will not tell
him.  I’ve told her that I have it on good authority that that is one of the (side) effects
that comes from the surgery – yet she refuses to tel him – because no one has told
her!  Yet I asked he – if I would lie to her about that – she said probably not –
but still!???l

I cannot mention it to Daddy because he does not want me to know that he’s been
depressed!  This is my frustration when I can tell he does not feel well – both
physically and emotionally …. There have been a couple of days when his face
almost did not look like him. 

Still so many emotions are tucked inside of me.  The fright that the surgery had to take
place in the first place.  The dealings during the hospital stay – being told by
Mother that they did not want me – nor need me for anything!  Making trips back
and forth to the store – taking them to the doctors .. yet I’m not needed or wanted –
but I will do want they want me to do.  I don’t think I’ve really let out a good cry
that everything is OK!

More News —-

On August 11th after three weeks & 3 days after heart surgery a very dear friend of
mine died.  I had spoken with him on Saturday and I got the call from TN on Wednesday
that on Monday he had died!  What a shock.   He was 57 – only one year older than me
who I have know for close to 35years! His surgery was on the 18th of August (in Tennessee)
where he lived … he went home on the 27th .. we spoke evey couple of days because I &
he knew each other…He needed the sleep and rest … so he would call when he woke
and wanted to talk.  I really miss him…how I would love to talk to him now about my
feelings  — he would always make me feel better.  He always called me His “little Sister”
and he was just like my big brother (as I’ve lost both of my brothers) ..We could & did
talk about everything.  I miss him.

—-then —-

Two adorable white kitens were left by their mother – yes I had been feeding them because
I knew they were/are strays – but I never guessed that she would to have apparently left
them here.  But Charlie (my cat) did start to take care of them – would play and look after them
if he saw them going toward the street – he went to get them!…so to keep things friendsly
so that I could get to them to get them a good home, so called one ‘little bit’ another ‘keyk’
–one I know now is a boy (so from ‘little bit’ to ‘little man’) the other still no idea!
Oh and both are white with black tone tales smugged ears … and the one ‘kayk’ has a black mark
over the left eye .. so all was going well —UNTIL the 21st of September – my cat Charlie
was in a horrible fight on top of my roof.
I do not know if i was anoher cat – or something else (coon) … becasue I could not see —
only hear the cries of my cat!  Horrible.  Trying to spray water from the hose on the roof
and not sure that any of it helped. When he finally came down – would not let me look at him
to see what was wrong, so the next morning was evident – his head and right ear. So for the
next two + weeks doctored his ear with peroxide .. and let him rest.  A few days later tried being
outside and he wanted back in!  With a few more days of tlc yesterday he was again playing
in the evening with the kittens then came back in for the night….so progress is slow but
working.  He will be OK!

So While….
all these things were going on back and forth not being able to keep much of anything straight
I’ve been working on My WebSite – New Beginnings -…which will now allow me to not
be on a ‘host’ that does not work properly – Bravenet that has a bad wrap with me – and all
the problem with Geocities  — so onward to Comcast !  with their PWP’g all the files ar safe
and generated via Frontpage.
So I hope it works!

— this week Monday and Tuesday.. new roof on this house.  All that banging…glad it’s
done.  They did a wonderful job.

Now I’m out of here!

Hope that all is well with each of you.