last nights's sunset
We are asked that question fairly often. Other than it is hard for bill collectors to find you, It is a hard question to answer. Our pat answer is, we just enjoy it. I ask Sherry why she likes chocolate so much. It is always the same answer: “Because it is sooooo good, and I feel better after eating it.”
You have unique things happen. Once we were somewhere in Illinois I think. Sherry was in one of those, “I would sure like to have something chocolate”, moods. “Anything, there is a McDonalds, pull in.”
Inside she ordered a cone of chocolate soft serve. These are practically the exact words of the young girl behind the counter, “I’m sorry, we only have vanilla, but you do know there is no difference in the taste of vanilla and chocolate, just one is brown.” See what I mean, My girl did not smack the little girl, she just smiled and said thank you, and we left. The girl isn’t old enough to know what choc-o-holic means.
We drove through Wayne, Michigan. That is the home of a huge Ford assembly plant. There were a lot of new cars out there, but the car transporters weren’t all near full. Visiting Detroit is like it must be to go visit a rich uncle, who is no longer rich, but on food stamps.
It hurts me to see a once bustling metropolis decaying. I think the unemployment is 14% and buildings that were once associated with the auto industry are closed and some boarded up. I am reminded that we were once number one in the world, no one could come close to touching us in the auto industry.
We were innovative and forward looking, now countries that were devastated in 1945, have in 60 years taken over the industry. I am reminded of the fable, the hare and the tortoise, when you are a mile ahead in a race NO ONE should beat you! I could say the same in the economy!
There is beauty in the Detroit area, farmland and huge modern buildings and everythng inbetween.
Thanks for reading the log.
We are the only country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed without eating, elderly going without needed meds, and mentally ill without treatment - yet we have a benefit for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations, ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents, clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies. Imagine if we gave ourselves the same support that we give other countries. I truly feel bad for them, Sherry and I donated and also helped pay the way of a laborer to go help, but I wonder If Americans care about America .. Maybe when that crisis is over………… what do you say? WE can...............!!!!