Granddaughters Hannah (27), Rita (23), Joy (21), and Amelia (25)
I had a dickens of a time uploading the photo above of my four granddaughters. I won’t provide you with the details. Let’s just liken my experience of copying a photo from Facebook to my personal laptop to wandering in underbrush until you finally stumble onto a path or roadway. Efforts that once seemed effortless are now anything but. No, it’s not me its the software or hardware or something else.
Sadly, I fear I’m becoming one of those old fuddy-duddies who hates change. Yes, I know we face change much of the time because evil people are constantly trying to break into our systems and destroy them. Lets just say my computers, systems and file-keeping are more convoluted than Hillary’s.
David continues to progress. He lost his Hydrocodone or whatever he’s taking, so now he’s taking Tylenol and complaining about pain. I remind him that I could not take any of the opiates and Tylenol was all I had. Megan, his PT scolded him when he walked into the clinic Monday because he was using a cane. “WHERE’S YOUR WALKER,” she said. He was upset when he came home. I remind him of his goal…getting back on the tennis court.
I’d say something about politics, but I use Facebook vent on this topic, so I won’t. Suffice it to say, David, most of my family, and several friends lean conservative. I have several left-leaning friends, including a couple of teachers, but they are more issues oriented than party affiliated (i.e., support teacher’s unions).
Issues are where it’s at for me also. It comes down to this, how I vote in the next presidential election will probably depend on who I am most irritated with. For me, it’s not about who do you like, but whose policies do you dislike the least.
For example, I’m irritated with the Republicans because they managed to take wolves off the Endangered Species Act. I wrote my Democrat Senator to complain and he said it was a ‘States Rights’ issue. Grrr. This means several western states are engaged in the wholesale slaughter of wolves. Wolves are critical for the environment, as any fool should know. For example, because the wolves in Yellowstone have been eating the moose, the vegetation has returned and the birds and other small animals are thriving.
In the past, I have often voted and donated to the Democrat Party (mainly because they support environmental issues I care about). However, I recently received a questionnaire with several items “of concern.” Nothing on the questionnaire appealed to me, mostly because the questions were a series of “straw men” i.e., false statements about Republicans. I don’t know why the questions were so stupid, except, whoever compiled the questionnaire must think people who vote Democrat are ignorant. ( I’m sure the Republican Party can produce an equally offensive questionnaire.)
Daughter Connie informs me many of the youngsters she knows like Bernie Sanders. Meanwhile, oldest granddaughter Hannah recently had to practice some tough love with some Sanders supporters.
Hannah’s “I’m a Socialist” illegal alien boyfriend (from England), her girlfriend Jess from college who has a four-year nurse’s degree, and Jess’ boyfriend, sponged off Hannah for two months. Hannah was the only employed occupant of the apartment she rents from her boss.
After two months, Hannah finally asked the trio to leave, which took much courage because she is like her mom and grandma, and puts up with bad behavior for far too long. Enough is enough already.
The problem with many youngsters who call themselves socialists….they really don’t understand there is no free lunch. The last thing the three told Hannah before they left VA was they were hitchhiking to Oregon, to become street people. Good luck Oregon.