Thursday, June 24, 2010

"Cuz" Joins the Marines and Writes Home

Dear Ma and Pa,

I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled.

I was restless at first because you get to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m. But I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing.

Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there's warm water.

Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food, plus yours, holds you until noon when you get fed again. It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much.

We go on 'route marches,' which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it's not my place to tell him different. A 'route march' is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.

The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The Captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They don't bother you none.

This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I don't know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don't move, and it ain't shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don't even load your own cartridges They come in boxes.

Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It ain't like fighting with that ole bull at home. I'm about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake .. I only beat him once.. He joined up the same time as me, but I'm only 5'6' and 130 pounds and he's 6'8' and near 300 pounds dry.

Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.

Your loving daughter,

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

'Wal-Mart Moms' Turn on the Democrats

'Wal-Mart Moms' Turn on the Democrats

Well, down on the farm we don't do much Wal-Mart 'cause you have to get all gussied-up and such to go there.  But we understand why the W-M Moms don't be much liking the democrats as they's always takin' away and givin' back less, and callin' it a real deal they're agivin' ya.  Nope, we know pigs when we see 'em.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lightning bugs

I'm just sayin', lightning bugs was fun when I was a kid 'cause they couldn't really do you no harm like bees and wasps and spidery things.  We used to chase them lightning bugs all over the place and put 'em in Ball jars with holes in the lid.  Made a pretty nice lantern whilst the bugs was a'lightin'.  Seems to me, the bugs and Fourth of July fireworks was at their best about the same time each year.

Now politicians tend to act a lot like them lightning bugs.  They like to glow a lot around our patriotic holidays.  They puts on quite a show, but there's no real substance to 'em.  The main difference 'tween them and the lightning bugs is the bugs can't do you no harm.  I'm just sayin'...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Decoration Day

Took flowers to the cemetary a few days ago to honor those that gave everything for their country, and those that stood by them in their efforts.  Down at the farm we kinda get misty-eyed over our veterans, especially those that gave it all.  So Decoration Day, that some youngsters now call Memorial Day, is pretty special to us.  Most folks, I reckon, view it as a freebie day from work.  That's OK.  Maybe someday when they're no longer free it will have meaning to them too.

We on the farm go back a ways on America's wars.  One great grandfather was an immigrant from Germany, and in his youth he enlisted twice in the Army of the Potomac.  He was wounded twice, which is why he enlisted twice having been let go the first time on account of his serious wounds.  He recovered well enough to chase Morgan across Kentucky a ways.  Great uncle Harry died from his experience in WWI whilst great uncle Edward Christian survived it.

My pop followed Patton into France and got a grenade blast to his arm which nearly ended his life just after I was born.  They gave him a Purple Heart and Bronze Star; I never heard him speak of those, but my mother showed them to me.  Uncle Joe flew in the Pacific and Uncle Bob guarded German POWs at Camp Perry.  Uncle Bud was several years in Korea, a craphole on Earth if there ever was one.  Me?  Well, yeah, I got the call and went off to Vietnam.  Like my uncles, I was lucky too, as we all came back to the farm.

Now all the sacrifice seemed worth it to us.  You see, we were fighting for an America that stood for Freedom and Liberty, and the chance for every man and woman to create a life they earned and strived for in this great land.  Would we do it all again?  Well, that's a hard one, but I can tell ya one thing -  not for the America that fella Obama is trying to create.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


I'm just sayin', I was raised a country boy and we always had ducks on the farm.  Funny them ducks, to watch and play with.  If we had stale bread we would take it and get it soggy in water, toss it to the ducks and watch them snap it up, quackin' like crazy for more.  Now the downside of ducks is that they is quite prolific in creating lawn fertilizer, if you catch my drift.

Well, as a lad I never wore shoes on the farm in the summer, even if I was lucky enough to have some that year.  An occasional honey bee would take note of this and end its life on one of my toes.  Bad as that sounds, there's nothing much worse than stepping on warm duck doody and having it squish up between bare toes.  It's kinda the same feeling I get now when a democrater guvmint person says they're gonna help me out, which normally means they're helping themselves.  I'm just sayin'...


I'm just sayin', I was raised a country boy and about this time of the year is when the skeeters get to sucking the blood out of ya and leavin' ugly welts behind.  Now nasty as that is it ain't half as bad as the democrats doin' the same all year 'round.

I'm just sayin', I was raised a country boy...

I'm just sayin', I was raised a country boy with pretty much nothing but what we absolutely needed.  All of my relatives down at our little farm worked pretty hard at whatever jobs they could and never really made much money.  We were honest and didn't really think it was right to take from others what they didn't want to give.  Guess we was pretty poor, but I never knew that.

Now, today, it seems that everybody figures it different from then.  Them democrats take a lot of what I earn and give it to others what don't earn.  When they is not doing that, they seem bent on invitin' in foreigners that don't much mind takin' what ain't theirs to begin with.  On top of all that this Obama feller just seems a little too stupid to me, and he sure is making enemies of our long time friends.  One thing is for sure, I don't think he's heard of the Constitution or elsewise don't know how to read it.  He may have some sort of proof he is an actual American, but he sure don't act like it.  Kinda like he's ashamed to be acknowleged as one, except, of course to get its benefits.  A little too cocky and crowing a bit too much if you ask me.  Well, that makes him like too many folks today.

Pretty sure I need to be invitin' 'em down to the farm and see how it is we do the other chickens that be gettin' too cocky.  Here, chick, chick...

I'm just sayin', I was wondering why...

I was wondering why I was getting an email about voting Democrat until I read it. I thought I would share this with my conservative friends. You may have already seen this.....

Pick Your Reason

When your friends can't explain why they voted for Democrats, give them this list. They can then pick a reason.

10. I voted Democrat because I believe oil companies' profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn't.

9. I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.

8. I voted Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it but Conservatives.

7. I voted Democrat because I'm way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.

6. I voted Democrat because I believe that people who can't tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don't start driving a Prius.

5. I voted Democrat because I'm not concerned about the slaughter of millions of babies through abortion so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.

4. I voted Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits.

3. I voted Democrat because I believe that business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the democrats see fit.

2. I voted Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.

1. I voted Democrat because my head is so firmly planted up my butt it's unlikely that I'll ever have another point of view.

I'm just sayin', if George W. Bush had...

If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a TelePrompTer installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan's holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia , would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the nonexistent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had stated that there were 57 states in the United States , would you have said that he is clueless.

If George W. Bush would have flown all the way to Denmark to make a five minute speech about how the Olympics would benefit him walking out his front door in Texas , would you have thought he was a self important, conceited, egotistical jerk.

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to "Cinco de Cuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had misspelled the word "advice" would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoes as proof of what a dunce he is?

If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he's a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush's administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans , would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had created the position of 32 Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America , would you have approved.

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can't think of anything? Don't worry. He's done all this in less than two years so you'll have more than two years to come up with an answer.