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Sure glad we pay the preacher better in Alva than they do west of us


December 6, 2020

Buffalo had 13+ inches of snow. I liked our storm lots better. The only downside for me is the salvage is a quagmire for the crusher guys. They are doing a great job, but if they don’t hurry I may need to put them on my Christmas list.

Not related to the crushing, I am having a rash of thefts at the salvage. It may be a sign of tougher times ahead. I usually just consider theft as a cost of doing business. The same people that steal from me would think nothing of shoplifting at Alva’s Market or taking some of your stuff. Generally, I just blow it off, thinking how lucky I am to have so much that people think I need to share, but lately it has started to bother me. I don’t know what I will/need to do about it, but one of my Christmas wishes are .44 magnums from Santa.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We didn’t do anything special, but had good food. The Methodist/Alva’s Market dinner was topnotch. Thank you so much to all that created this treat, and those that handed the meals out. The only bummer was for Cleo. She got her pie snarfed down before I opened mine. She got apple, and Justin and I got her favorite, pecan. I tried to give her mine, but she said the apple was pretty good. We had nontraditional ham and beans w/fried taters for supper. It was kind of cool not to have to figure out which leftovers to heat up. Then granddaughter Jennifer brought us her thanksgiving dinner for Friday's meal. Grandma trained her well in the cooking department. Thanks, to all that fed me last weekend.

I finally decided that most people look unnatural wearing a mask. Nurses and doctors look natural in masks because of their given professions. I did come to realize that one other group looks natural in a mask, lawyers! Here’s an idea: The vaccine should be tested on the politicians first. If they survive, the vaccine is safe' if they don't then the country is safe!

Food for thought, minorities, we need to show more sympathy for these people. They travel miles in the heat. They risk their lives crossing a border. They don't get paid enough wages. They do jobs that others won't do or are afraid to do. They live in crowded conditions among a people who speak a different language. They rarely see their families, and they face adversity all day, every day. I'm not talking about illegal Mexicans, I'm talking about our troops!

Doesn't it seem strange that so many are willing to lavish all kinds of social benefits on illegals, but don't support our troops? Wouldn't it be great if we took the $360,000,000,000 (that's billion) we spend on illegals every year, and spend it on our troops? A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for any amount, up to and including their life.

This describes my cats: Hunt? Me? Catch my own food? I don't even know where canned tuna lives. Sadly, I resemble this: I would like to think I will die a heroic death. It's more likely I'll trip over a cat and choke on a spoonful of Jello.

I have lost several friends this last week. Condolences to all the families that lost loved ones this holiday season. Let’s all be safe out there, mask up, wash hands often, and God bless.


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