Saying for the Day: Real Freedom is costly.
First of all the usual Monday business.
We draw today for two cute teapot tea bag holders.
Now you too can have a place to put that messy teabag.
Each name drawn will get one tea bag holder.
Enough of business/
Today is the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States.
Five years ago everything changed.
We suddenly were not in a safe nation with all the terror out there somewhere.
Out there was now here.
Since then little has happened to make us feel more secure.
So today is a day to ask questions about the reality of life.
Ask yourself how much freedom you want to give up to feel safe.
Ask yourself what is the meaning , if any, of 9/11.
Ask yourself why are we at war in Iraq.
Ask yourself what kind of religion drives a person to blow himself up in the name of God and in order to kill others.
Ask yourself if we can change things in the November elections.
I suspect that we will come up with different answers.
We still have the right to do that.
We are still free.
Because of 9/11 the link today will take you to a blog remembering one of those who died then.
Please do not put Dr. John in the comment today. It would be in bad taste.
We will go back to the silly stuff tomorrow.
We are free to do that.
News from Pigeon Falls– the little town in my backyard where the trains still run and bullet proof rabbits hop through– Pigeon Falls is almost shut down today. The town council voted to make this a day of remembrance of 9/11. This afternoon the names of all those who died will be read by the three local clergy from the bandstand at the center of town. All the flags are being flown at half mast. It is a solemn day that will be long remembered .
Today's Link: Shelli's Sentiments - do not put Dr. John in the comment. Check your JCPOINTS HERE.
The names drawn this morning are Catch, and Annette Burkette
Betty had to serve at a funeral today. I played some computer games and watched some of the memorial services on tv. Now I need a breathing treatment.