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January 15, 2020

These big rains we’re having in January have me a bit uneasy, for this is the way 2019 began. Look what the rivers did to us last year with multiple inch rains starting at the beginning of the year. We just don’t need another awful year like last year, water-wise. No cotton on either Smithland or Silverside, the first time since 1973, the year of the Great Flood, that we haven’t had any cotton. Not a good year for us.
I don’t know much that went on last week, for the rainy, gloomy weather kept me inside, and grumbling. It’s January, for goodness sake, and certainly not my first one; but I just feel so out of sorts this time of year, every year. I did get my office cleaned out, mostly, boxing up 40 plus years of pictures and newspaper articles to store in big boxes upstairs. Someday, they will provide a bit of history for anyone interested in going through all of it. Now, I have to return to the office and clean out the filing cabinet and get it ready for 2020.
The filing cabinet is not such a big deal anymore, since Buster is not here and farming the land. Any farmer can tell you that it takes a lot of room to keep all those invoices and forms and important papers. I have storage boxes upstairs with all the records from Buster’s last years of farming, and the time limit has expired on about a decade of them. Just more stuff to haul downstairs and put in the burning pile, while I take up last year’s papers to replace a box removed.
While I am housebound, I am determined to clean out a few closets, too, and the cabinets in the laundry room. I have quilt fabrics stored in those cabinets that are older than my grandchildren, and some of those pieces can definitely join the old farm papers from upstairs in a bonfire in the back yard. At least I don’t have to worry about a burning ban now. Just pile it up and strike the lighter, the perfect disposal method. I won’t disturb the neighbors, either.
Last week’s article was rather cathartic, for I don’t even want to think about d’rats today. Not that my disdain has lessened, oh, my no. I just feel a bit hopeless sometimes when I listen to the news and hear that there are people in this country that actually support Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Pocahontas, Bernie Sanders, etc. People will actually vote for the old communists, AKA d’rats, who want nothing more than to see our country become third rate. These voters have no understanding of history or economics or common sense, or they’d be embarrassed to be associated with these old fools. And I do not use fools lightly, either.
Here’s some of their ideas: shut down coal mines and coal powered plants; stop drilling for and using petroleum products; take over every aspect of society so that we are told what to eat, what to drink, what to wear, what to believe, what to drive, how far we can drive; free medicare for everyone, free college tuition, a reduced military……….just crazy, irrational policies. If they ever get in power again, America-We the People-will be destroyed.
So glad I didn’t have to fuss about d’rats this week.
Thinking of these subversive people led me to searching for a quote I had somewhere that perfectly summed up the situation. Luckily, I found it and will now share with Booster readers:
“...A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive Treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”
Marcos Tullius Cicero, Roman Statesman, Philosopher, Orator, 106-43 B.C.
Please keep this quote in mind when listening to Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Nadler, Comey, Clinton, etc.,etc., as they rage against every word uttered and every action taken by the most successful president in decades, Donald Trump.
KAG 2020