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Forecasters predict that we’ll have two more weeks of this glorious weather; this is very happy news.
I just enjoyed a mini Coke. This took me back to my childhood, when Dad and I would walk to Eastcote, our local high street. We both got a treat in Woolworths. We’d sit on the bar stools at the counter; Dad would get warmed cashew nuts, and I would have a 7-Up in the green bottle. Those were my happy days.
My Ron had a large hematoma after his surgery which caused blood loss. He has already been given 6-8 pints this past week; apparently it continues to bleed, and this makes the pain worse. He will stay at Russell Medical for his physical therapy, which is slow going. He will appreciate being included in your prayers.
This past week I had my kidney check-up with Dr. Carter in Opelika. I am terrible with directions, made several wrong turns, going all over Auburn and through the college; luckily I got gasoline for 25 cents less than local in Opelika.
On the way home I stopped at a Dollar General in Dadeville for greeting cards, ending up waiting behind a couple of unmanageable gals smoking their “E” puffer cigarette thing in the store and having to put back the junk items they didn’t have enough food stamps to purchase. The manager donated chocolate milk to them. The largest one, four times my weight and a quarter of my age, threatened, “I’ll put you in the hospital.” The fellow driving them around looked like a hippie from the 60s, and he tied the hatch back down while I pulled off. It was frightening that young folks would behave in such a way, no manners or self pride. Next time I will shop when back in the safety of Alexander City.
What a shock it was to hear our vice president say to the good people of South Korea that the U.S. has a strong ongoing alliance with North Korea, the communists. Personally I see why she lost so many elections on her own and don’t know how she could have been a lawyer; she doesn’t show that education. Then with the disaster in Florida, she said that “people of color” should be the first to get help with money, food, etc. She is so racist and married to a white man; all seems very strange to me. Thank goodness that us living in the South and other places as normal Americans get along and want to help anyone and everyone involved in such a crisis situation of losing everything equally.
It was exciting to learn about all of the groups involved in providing help throughout the state of Florida, the Carolinas and other places hit by torrential rains, the hurricane Ian itself and so much flooding. The Fox News channel donated $1 million to the Red Cross to help those suffering after this awful storm. The Cajun Navy, Samaritan’s Purse, The Red Cross, and many groups from around the U.S., as well as some individuals there to help; also Elon Musk has provided funds and equipment.
Just think of all the food items that had to be thrown away as the folks have no power to keep it safe to eat.
I have friends in North Fort Myers. They were on vacation to see grandkids; more than likely they will come back home to rubble. So many have no power, but the good thing is that electric companies from Alabama and other places are there in order to help get the power back on. Green energy will not help at all; anyway power comes from fossil fuels, coal, etc.
The president is to visit Puerto Rico and later Florida to see the damage and possibly decide how much federal money to provide. Let’s hope he doesn’t go down there and start in on his Green New Deal and climate change; these items have nothing to do with, or help, those that had everything they own and their homes washed away. He needs to sign a drastic “Major Disaster” emergency bill to help Florida with some extra funds that are much needed.
People in charge in the Florida communities are asking for prayers, and if you are able, to donate to the not-for-profit organizations like The Red Cross that are in the locations to help those in dire need.
Some gifts are big; others are small. Gifts from the heart are the best gifts of all.
Until next week, keep smiling; smiles are the same in any language.
Remember, if you have news to share or a celebration, just send me a short email to Smanorlady@gmail.com. I will be happy to share with the readers.