cherohala-skyway-east-tennesseeWe are having a early spring and have had no real winter. I live in East Tn. Worry the summer will be unbearable. Last summer was really hot.

oMaple syrup producers in New York State started tapping their trees two months before they normally do.  NY Times, March 3, 2017

Is March still coming in like a lion where you live? Where do you live, and how is the weather you’ve been experiencing? We’ve had some 65-70 degree days in February here in Philly. I wonder how much of a lamb-like March finish to expect! Please click here and tell us what it’s like in your neighborhood.

Of course, every aspect of your life is interesting to the rest of us ElderChicks and friends. So, always feel free to share anything else that’s on your mind!

blackandwhitefamilyI’m sorry, I believe that few will want to hear my voice but hear goes. My memory is different than most , I guess. So I want to go a bit backward to a time when there was respect for the home. Not all were perfect to be sure but society respected women who loved their husbands and the family. Women dressed like women, raised little girls who learned how to do most things while wearing skirts and dresses. Women cared about proper manners and respected their elders, would salute the flag and read the Bible and would teach it to their children. Husbands treated their women like the godly lady she was. They treated each other with care and respect. I had a home like that once — my mom stayed home drove us to school, cooked all our meals, made our clothes. She loved our father,  even if she had a problem with him, and I’m sure she did since he was human. She never embarrassed him in public. Her children grew up to respect all authority and was respected in the community. An America that supported the Bible and was one nation under one God.. We had few social problems that were discussed openly because were were taught to work together privately to solve them, because the Bible taught us not to talk of things done in secret. I felt safe in that world, the home I lived in and I respected my parents. I had many troubles because of my own failures, my lack of wanting to study, but not my lack of parents. Later in life I found out from teachers and pastors how I could be a grownup and put away childish things in my past. Why is the darkness and what we were taught as sin, that part of us that wants to do wrong by what we see , think, or do that displeases God, why is it praised in my world today? Could it be that we the people have turned away from the One True God?

protestsignI wake up every day hoping this was a nightmare. I’ve been calling, emailing, and Facebooking all kinds of politicians. I marched with the people of Philadelphia on January 21. My favorite sign was carried by a woman about my age that said “I thought I wouldn’t have to picket this sh*t again!” I know just how she felt. I am disappointed in this gang of thugs that have taken over our country. But I am also disappointed in the Democrats for their disorganization and shortsightedness that allowed this to happen. So I will continue to urge everyone I know to VOTE in every single election to change this country from the bottom up! And in between I’ll meditate, exercise, spend time with my family and loved ones and finally clean out my house!