I was raised under a rock. Never tasted Pizza nor did I see one until I was 16. I thought the only spaghetti was made by Chef-Bor-RDEE in a can. I was 17 before I EVER heard the word gesundheit. When I did I had no idea why it was said, or what it meant. Around our house if you sneezed you said, sorry or excuse me. We didn’t speak German.. They sure didn’t teach it in school at Burlington, Albemarle , Valdese nor Belmont. But I have learned and now I can say ‘Bless you’, at a sneeze.
So when I see on the news that a high school senior with good grades and reputation (in Tennessee no less), is suspended from class for saying, “Bless you” when her class mate sneezed, I wonder WHAT? now that isn’t politically correct?
So on my upset list is the reinforcement that money/position talks. You may remember last year in Texas a teen was drunk and ran down and killed 4 people, I believe. His lawyer used for the kids defense the word ‘Affluenzza’, the results on children born to rich parents, no controls and given the feeling of entitlement. Anyway the kid was sentenced to 10 years probation.(4 deaths)
Today a lady in Texas, guilty of one death by vehicle will be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison, you see, her parents had no ‘position’ and were not rich. We all know this is a fact, but it still chaffs.
My heart hurt also this week, my mind said, “This is the lowest humans can stoop.” That was when the two adults took the Amish kids from their road side stand and sexually molested them & planned to make them slaves.
I have stopped at several Amish stands. Those kids are always such a joy, and exude happiness; and to think that now, there may be a ‘FEAR’ that says, ‘NOT SAFE”. It hurt me.
Lighter: Oh, but now I am scared. A new report from the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia suggests that if the guests number more than 150 at your marriage, the happier and longer your marriage will last. (They know that in 5 yrs?)
Oh crap, are we in trouble. We have only made it 57 years so far, I hope Sherry doesn’t read that, we had less than 20 including the Justice of the Peace and his wife!
(We wondered what this was, it is in an industrial park)
We made it to Colonial Beach, Virginia. I did not get lost once and the tolls were ONLY about $50.00!
(Key Bridge toll $12)
I’m not complaining really, I don’t like paying tolls, but I did get in the correct lanes and we made it safe. We also got the chance at Baltimore to cross the Frances Scott Key bridge. Built near where he was inspired to write our national anthem. Neat.
(Above is the bridge coming into Virginia $18 toll)
But Virginia is where we are now.
Sister Shirl and her hubby Jim lived in Bel Air, Maryland for awhile, so I yelled “hello to Shirl’s friends” as we passed thru.
This must be another ‘50’s Merc. I see a nice ‘53/’54 Xhevy behind.