Hello again! What a week! I have been glued to the TV and the phone talking to friends about the Presidential election. I wake up to the news, watch or listen depending if I am in the car or pickup truck and go to bed with the news. I have not watched anything else for months. It will be good to get back to other things.
With a background in history and government, and career as a history and government teacher and then 27 years in Washington, DC, government is a passion of mine. Since I was a boy I have met leaders from all over the world. Studying in America, Europe and the Middle East I gained an even bigger view of the world. Having many relatives and ancestors in government and politics over several centuries also gives a slightly different perspective.
Wow! What a shocker of an election! I think everyone thought Clinton was going to win. I know I did. Never in my lifetime have the Democrats lost so many states in the Rust belt. States in the north that are usually always Democratic. Just goes to show you change is always possible. Never take anyone for granted.
I am somewhat shocked over all the student demonstrating that is now going on in some eight or so large cities in America. It seems a little late to me. Where were they a couple of weeks ago?
Well, here we go now rebuilding America in a new way. I hope it works.
Peach Blossom, my big house, is now in the best shape it has probably been in 25 or 30 years. It looks good and feels good. Next week we will begin decorating for Christmas. Seven large Christmas trees, 15 rooms to decorate, 30 boxes of decorations and a big open house in early December. This year we hope to decorate a little more outside. Should be fun.
Congratulations to our new state representative. May he do a good job for the three counties he now represents.
Thanks to all who have sent cards. I am feeling well and am gaining strength. I have lost 108 lbs now and in new thinner cloths. My goal is 150 lbs. All for now.
Good night Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.
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