I’m slightly less than 6-Months away from being 68-Years Old (February 12, 1950). And yesterday, I HELPED Unload a Hay Wagon of about 300-Bales of Hay, Weighing on average 60-Pounds/Bale . . . and it was HOT in the Sun while doing it.
IT WASN’T EASY . . . & NEAR THE END – I WAS A SWEATY SLIGHTLY WOOZY MESS:
I AM TELLING YOU THIS . . . Because unlike Writing, Debating, & Politics, MAKING HAY, from Harrowing the Field in the Early Spring, to Seeding, Fertilizing, Cutting, Tedding, Raking, Baling, Stacking on the Wagons, Unloading the Wagons and Stacking in the Loft . . . IS A 100% REAL EXPERIENCE OF WORK & REWARD.
In My Case . . . The Reward was in the Doing. I was helping a Friend where we Board our Horses, who preferred I didn’t Help, because he thought I might have Collapsed and would have had a Heart Attack in the Process, I guess because I’m about 15-Years Older Than Him.
I THOUGHT OTHERWISE . . . I Was Right & I’ll Do It Again Next Year.
I think that most of us are TOO OFTEN Tuned-Out of Real Life . . . Consumed with the Make-Believe World of Entertainment with Reality TV, and Political Baloney, to take a step back and enjoy an Accomplishment that Requires Real Effort, which Produces Valuable and Useful SIMPLE Results.
AND WE’RE NEVER TOO OLD . . . To Do Something Useful.
TWO NIGHTS AGO . . . Anne, I – and two of our Friends (Same Horse Farm Friends) went out to eat at a small Hole-In-The Wall Restaurant, not far from where we live.
WE DON’T GO OUT THAT MUCH ANYMORE . . . Because the cost of eating out has more or less become PROHIBITIVE. And I don’t blame the Restaurants for their High Costs Charged for their Meals, because their Costs from Rent, Taxes, Light, Heat, Gas, Electricity, Insurance, Maintenance, Food Products and LABOR have Gone Through The Roof.
SO . . . when we do want to go out and Enjoy Good Restaurant Food, not Usually Fancy, and certainly NOT EXPENSIVE, we more often than not Favor Privately Owned Restaurants, where the Quality is Excellent, the Service is Personal, and the Costs are Reasonable.
THAT SAID . . . We know and Really like the Owners of this Terrific Restaurant in Alexandria Ontario, called COZY CORNER, where the Prices are Right, the serving sizes are MORE than Generous, the food is ALWAYS Delicious and the Owners & Staff Couldn’t be Nicer or more Accommodating if they tried.
Over Supper, I was speaking with the Owner of the Restaurant, who runs it while her Husband runs their Small Renovations Business. And I asked her if this was her First Restaurant, and if was worth the Effort, which it was . . . and then she told me an Interesting Story.
FOR ABOUT A DECADE . . . The Owner of this Restaurant (Denise) worked for the Ontario Government, more or less as a Contractor, providing Services (Meals, Cleaning, Baths – Etc) to Elderly People, who were well enough to live on their own, but needed some assistance.
BUT . . . As the LEFTIST Ontario Government, run by the Premier who Self Promoted as being a Proud Lesbian, as she Campaigned for office, SPENT the Province of Ontario into Fiscal Oblivion, which is rapidly running out of Money, so much so, that the Social Services Of Ontario Has Taken A Back Seat in Prominence.
SO . . . Instead Of Touching Government Salaries, Perks & Pensions, the Ontario Government, under the Proud Lesbian – Kathleen Wynn, began cutting the Services Provided to the Elderly, who DESPERATELY NEED the extra help, to the point, where INCONTINENT men and women, who REALLY NEED REGULAR BATHS, have been relegated to ONE BATH PER WEEK, so the LEFTIST Ontario Government COULD SAVE MONEY for their Public Sector Salaries, Perks & Pensions.
WHEN YOU’RE BUSY DOING SOMETHING REAL . . . LIKE MAKING HAY:
When you’re busy doing something like Making Hay or Unloading a Hay Wagon, which is pretty much Brainless Work, it gives you time to Think About Whatever . . .
And as I was doing it, I was thinking about the Elderly Ontario Canadians who have Contributed Much to my Country in their Expertise, Labor and Taxes, whose Reward because of LEFTIST Politics & Policies, is to Finish Their Lives in the Smell of their Own Unwashed Body Fluids . . . Which Made Me Extremely Sad & Very Angry.
DENISE COULDN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE . . . In Spite of her Pleas to do what should have been done to Help the Elderly, she found herself doing far more than the Government would Pay for, AT HER OWN TIME & ON HER OWN DIME.
SO DENISE LEFT HER SOCIAL CONTRACTOR’S JOB . . . because, LIKE ALL NORMAL PEOPLE, she too has a Family to Raise and Provide For – and she cannot become a Single-Handed Benevolence Society.
THIS ANECDOTE IS ABOUT SOUTH EASTERN ONTARIO . . . BUT IT COULD BE ANYWHERE:
As A Matter Of Fact . . . What you just read, isn’t just about Ontario Canada, it’s happening EVERYWHERE, throughout Canada and the United States of America, where our Elderly and LESS PRIVILEGED, who gave us the Greatest Countries Ever . . . Are Being Tossed Aside Like Yesterday’s News.
AND WHO ARE THE CULPRITS WHO COULDN’T GIVE A RAT’S ASS?
I WRITE ABOUT THESE BAD ACTORS . . . In Virtually all my Editorials, who are part of the LEFT, who care More about Their Own Sorry Asses, than they do about Anyone and Everyone else.
These are the LEFTIST One World Government ANTI-PATRIOTS, who are MORE WORRIED about how much YOU KEEP FROM WHAT YOU PERSONALLY EARN, than what they can do with their own money to help those in need.
EVERY POLL & EVERY STATISTIC I’VE EVER SEEN OR READ POINTS TO THIS TRUTH:
When it comes to Personal Financial Generosity . . . Conservatives are MILES & MILES Ahead of Liberals and the LEFT.
When it comes to Volunteerism, Conservatives are amongst the FIRST to put Themselves Forward to be there . . . When Being There REALLY Counts.
TWO PERFECT EXAMPLES:
The Extreme Floods in Conservative Texas . . . where this Conservative BLOG, through its very Generous Readers, Raised slightly MORE THAN $5000 to send to Austin Pets Alive, which I assure you from Email Communications I’ve enjoyed with Austin Pets Alive, they couldn’t be MORE Grateful.
When the Streets of Houston became Rivers, and People REALLY Needed Saving, it was the REDNECK NAVY of Conservative Americans, who didn’t need some LEFTIST Bureaucrat to Form A Committee, to tell them what had to be done.
AND THEN THERE WAS IRMA IN FLORIDA . . . Where in Liberal Areas, there was Screaming, Accusations, Fights over Gas & Water, and the Flood Looting Discounters . . . much like there were in New Orleans during Katrina.
I GET TIRED OF ALL THE BS & MUCH OF THE CRITICISM – WHO WOULDN’T?
But . . . As I Spoke with Denise from the Small Restaurant, and Thought Gratefully of the Gratitude we received from Austin Pets Alive, and their Personal Invitation for Anne and I to Visit them when we get back to Austin Texas in November, and I Thought in Wonder at the REDNECK NAVY . . .
. . . It All Reinforced My Belief . . . In The Meaning Of The Famous Words Of The Ancient Babylonian Jewish Sage – HILLEL, From Before The Birth Of CHRIST.
IF NOT ME – WHO? IF NOT NOW – WHEN? AND IF NOT HERE- WHERE?
When I see so much GOOD, in a world where it seems that every “Man & Woman” is in it for himself or Herself, it gives me GREAT APPROBATION to do what I do Best – TO ADVOCATE, to Raise Awareness, to Expose the Phonies & the Carpet Baggers, To Help Where I Can, to Make People Think, to Make People Aware that they (we) are not Alone, and to OFFER HOPE, where HOPE is in very Short Supply and High Demand.
I CANNOT MOVE MOUNTAINS . . . But I can to some Degree Level the Playing Field, and where I can . . . I DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
AND AS I KEEP WRITING ON THE 15TH OF EVERY MONTH – I CAN’T DO IT ALONE:
I WILL CONTINUE TO BE YOUR ADVOCATE . . . Whether you can or Won’t Financially Support This BLOG . . . Because to me, In-Spite of the Work, the Slings and the Arrows . . .
I’M MAKING A DIFFERENCE – WHICH MAKES IT ALL WORTH IT.
SO – AS ALWAYS ON 15TH OF EVERY MONTH . . . Even though Today is the 16th, If you think that what I Write, Say, & Do has MERIT & VALUE, and if you can Support this BLOG FINANCIALLY – It would as ALWAYS be very much Appreciated.
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Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov
My God, Howard!!! Another message that is so close to the truth – it is incredible!!! You are correct – don’t blame the politicians – the blame lies squarely on the shoulders of the idiotic, uninformed, selfish voters who can only think of themselves and how they can get the MOST out of government. You got it – the “TAKERS” – the ones who can only think of which govt. will benefit them the most. Their children & grand-children will have to pay the country’s future debt – they don’t care!!!
We need the spirit of cincinnatus back in our governing representatives.
On the LEFT, it’s so blatantly obvious and yet the majority can’t (won’t) see it. I missed the opportunity to comment on your concerns about Trump. While I share them, I am not yet ready to condemn him for empty promises. What I am seeing is showing me that I had misjudged the people who I originally thought had the courage to support the President, including, Kelly, Mattie, McMaster, Sessions, etc. They are all proving to be swamp creatures. Whatever outcome I think Trump did what he could.
Now that Wynn has put Ontario into the pot business, a toke a day will keep the grim reaper away.
Your article touches on something I have always believed: The “evil” capitalistic society has produced more charity and giving than ever before in the world. For two reasons: You have to have enough for yourself to freely want to give to others. And, people who have pulled themselves up can see that others can also, and want to show them how.
And sharing gives such a wonderful feeling!
Howard, You share a birthday with Abraham Lincoln.
Thanks Howard for raising over $5K for “Pets Alive”! No wonder we “relate”- you’re AquariusI’m Gemini (both “air signs”), so don’t try to “fence us in” or “control” us! Hard work or exercise is good for the soul and body, but many today don’t want to do any work at all! Why does it take a “national disaster” to bring folks together? Perhaps to “Make America Great Again” people must realize they aren’t on this earth just for themselves, they are here “for the sake of others” (Jewish belief).
Howard, what you Write, Say, & Do has MERIT & VALUE; therefore, I am happy to make a contribution. We need your voice in this crazy world.
A BIG thank you to both you and Anne for having VOLUNTEERED to raise funds for AUSTIN PETS ALIVE for the PETS’ SAFETY. Ironically, one of our radio talk-show hosts mentioned how Volunteerism is not as “common”, as it once was.In order to volunteer, one has to be a GIVING person and these days, we have more of a GIMME-GIMME society.Your EDITORIALS give COURAGE to many individuals, so JUST KEEP WRITING!They are an “TOOL” which people can use to EXPRESS their CONSERVATIVE VIEWS! GO HOWARD GO! AMEN!
As I read this, I immediately thought of myself and thousands of other like me who serve their communities as volunteer firefighters. We do one of the most unpleasant and dangerous of all jobs strictly because we want to. Like the vast majority of our colleagues, I am at almost a complete loss to words when asked to explain why I do this.
At the ripe age of 71, I am too old to do anywhere near as much as I once did, but after 49 years, I still try to do my part.
It was in the papers, on TV and on the Internet, the Christian charities and faith based organizations did more for the victims of Irma and Harvey that FEMA. The Red Cross was caught in another fraud and scandal. When will we learn? they were proven corrupt during WWII. Don’t give them a dime. I give to the Salvation Army. the Major makes $45,000/yr. Red Cross President makes $400,000/year.
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