I thik this is an '82 Citroen.
I thik this is an '82 Citroen.
From my small seat, here in Florida I see the world around me, no problem; life is good. But looking at the WORLD around me from the internet and I say OUCH. I am one of about 334 million people (333,738,930 as of Tuesday, November 30, 2021) here in the USA, This dude cannot fix a major thing here.
In this great country we have ‘Gay people’, black people, and diverse folks from around the world. All have an agenda. I do understand it. I tell my wife if I was a black man I would probably have been militant. That view is from being raised in a segregated world. I accepted it as proper or normal. It was not RIGHT to expect black people to give their seat to a white peron in a bus. It was not RIGHT that at black person could not drink from the same water fountain as a white person. BUT I, and millions accepted it as the right way to do things. I never had the experience of attending school with kids of color. I thought that was normal also.
Like you, I pick my friends from the ones who also would pick me. I have friends and family who are completely opposite of me in Religion, politics and ideas of the future, but we can have dinner laugh, joke and even poke fun at each other. Folks that is the USA, I LOVE IT! I do not plan to hate or dislike someone just because they think different from me.
Are there personalities that rub you the wrong way? There are some that sure turn me off. I talk too much and it is usually around someone I cannot understand what they are saying (HEARING HERE, NOT A DISLIKE). I enjoy people with whom you can have a conversation. We met a man on our walks back home who would STOP us to TALK. (We like to smile and wave). It wasn’t long until we knew HE wanted to TALK, not converse. We deviated our walk because of it.
EGOs, most of us have an ego whether we admit it or not. We should think highly of ourselves. We have strong beliefs and that is normal methinks. BUT, but when an individual has an EGO that is larger than the WORLD and their way IS THE ONLY WAY, it turns me OFF, friend, mayor or any politician.
PS: We have Missouri friends who visited Florida during segregation and one of the boys (Robert I think) tried the 'colored fountain', expecting flavored or colored water.
That had to be a heartbreak to lose your treasured stamp collection along with the trust you had in those unscrupulous renters. I have had a few of those tough life learning lessons.
I sat in high school class with one of the people that was involved in that heist. I never even knew he was a trouble maker at the time. Anyway, I do not have a collection of anything. I have tried, but never got around to a display of them and so I would get rid of whatever it was. Im gonna say, I do collect sand dollars. I have a glass dish on my mantle that I put them in but If they get gone, it will not bother me as I can always just get more. Haha.
From Sunny Gtown
How sad your collection was stolen. You definitely had a good one going. But who knew you had a thief in the house. My husband collected stamps and I passed them on to one of my sons. Maybe some day they'll be worth something to my grandchildren, even if only a fond memory of their grandfather.
Love and hugs from northern Ohio where it is cold, but sunny.
Oh Jack! I think we all long to rub shoulders with the rich and famous … but this is taking things a bit too far. :) I've never known any serious stamp collectors, but admire their/your passion. You must have felt sick at heart!
I don't think I consciously collect things. Yet, I've discovered I can't resist olden stuffed bears at estate sales. That, and if I'm somewhere having a remarkable time, I'll probably buy a coffee cup. That way, weeks (and years!) later while enjoying my morning coffee I can remember that day.
Hope yours and Sherry's is super!