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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Another this and that

So today is the annual BBQ.  I'm looking forward to seeing all the friends.  Our little group is shrinking -- people move away, couples split up, people die... I just want to hug everyone close, cherish this time.

The family I talked about, the couple who lost their daughter...I found out what happened.  She was severely disabled, spent her entire adult life in a nursing home.  She wasn't expected to live nearly as long as she did.  Still heartbreaking, though. 

Haven't seen much of my own kids lately.   Jen's been spending a lot of time with her boyfriend, they tend to hang at his house.    Becca, of course, has her own apartment, and even when she's home, she spends a lot of time with David-who-is-not-her-boyfriend (but we all know better).  I'm glad they've got busy lives.  But I miss them.

Drew is counting the days until retirement, looking forward to the several celebrations that honor the retirees.  The next few weeks will be busy!

June 7, the last "Super Tuesday" of primary season, is little more than a week away.  I am so sick of the whining and ranting of Bernie Sanders, the false hope he's giving his followers that he could actually win the nomination.  I want it to be done already, so we can all turn our attention to defeating Trump in the general election. 

I am, however, looking forward to the Clinton-Trump debates.  The debates won't happen until the fall.  In the meantime, we've got to get through two conventions in July, see who becomes the VP pick of each candidate.  But the debates ....Some of the Berniebots insist that Clinton is scared of debating Trump, that she'll crumble under the pressure.   Those children do not remember First Lady Hillary Clinton's speech on Women's Rights in China.  Nor do they remember the debate against Rick Lazio when she ran for Senate the first time around.    Yeah, I lived in Congressman Lazio's district, thought he was a bit of a bubblehead even before he decided to run for the Senate.  When he literally got in Hillary's face -- walking across the stage to her podium, aggressively waving his arms, wagging his finger at her -- that's when he not only lost the debate, but the election itself.  Can't wait to see what Trump tries.  She's much more experienced at debate now...

But for the moment...let's just relax and enjoy this beautiful summer weather.  Cherish the moment.

In the end, all we have left are memories. Bits and pieces of the time we've spent together. No matter how long the time was. It'll never seem like enough... -- Maud Berben

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