Retired Irish curmudgeon and part-time pirate. Currently hiding out in Ecuador
When I turned 65, I was still living in the U.S. and as if by magic, right after my birthday, I started receiving all sorts of snail mail about cremation, cemetery plots, funeral insurance, and even cryogenics! I thought somebody must know something I don’t…
Now, 10 years later, and living in another country, the wife and I still get calls from one of the local cemeteries trying to sell us a joint plot or crypts. I tell ‘em to call back in 20 years when I’m 95 and the wife’s 80 and we’ll think about it!
My last pet pal, a 90lb. APBT, who thought he was a lap dog, was hearing impaired from birth. He’d happily and calmly watch the fireworks with me.
He’d have adjusted perfectly to where I now live. The neighbors here don’t need an excuse to set off fireworks – birthdays, anniversaries, … whatever. Sometimes, just for the hell of it! Maybe that’s why most of the dogs here aren’t bothered by the noise.
And happily gathering together to infect their relatives, neighbors, and fellow countrymen with the Coronavirus.
Of all the bikes I’ve owned and driven in my life, my 1957 Harley Davidson Panhead FHL was my favorite and the most fun. I got it in 1962 through a motorcycle cop I knew. Took that bike cross-county twice without any breakdowns or repairs! Those were the days when Harley produced a good motorcycle!
“…and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;"
As some go out with a bang and others with a wimper.
“Mission lister, I’m not as think as you drunk I am. I’ve only had tee martwonis and a scottle of botch … and levertheness, I’ve got all day sober to Monday up on!”
Tsk, tsk… I never knew you were such a scofflaw, Affie!
Please note that as I write, you have 2 Likes and 40 comments to the contrary of what you posted and 0 agreements. Does that tell you something about your narrow-mindedness?
The good, honest, decent, and moderate Republicans who put country and service above self-interest have either long ago fled the GOP under their own free will, or been driven out by the Alt-right and Trumpist sects who have taken over what used to be the Republican Party.