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This is from another e-mail: Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc�-ra-cy) – a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers. This will perhaps upset a few people however, I suggest you read it over a few times and think of what it says. I am not against those who truly need help but I find it difficult to be forced to support those who will not help themselves. Now, I’m off my soap box for this week.
Christmas Eve found me roasting, cleaning, decorating, etc. Christmas Day was Mass at St. Leo’s in the beautifully decorated church, prepared to welcome the Christ Child. Then it was time to hurry home and do more cooking, etc. Sixteen family and friends then showed up for dinner and visiting afterwards. I must admit that I took a few shortcuts when preparing the meal, canned yams, etc. I also heard a couple more tales of my sons’ activities when they were young that I wasn’t privy to back then. Makes me wonder how they grew into manhood. The youngest great grandson wandered around the room asking if there were any more presents to unwrap, just as he did a year ago. Little ones are so precious.
Dana Wagner stopped by one day for a visit and I had a nice telephone visit with Doris Haynes. I never did finish getting all the Christmas cards out in the mail. Ron sent me his annual Christmas “book” telling about the past year. Several pages long – too long to include in this column – and I sent it on to many via the Internet. It is about living in Alaska and includes every one of his hunts as well as the fishing escapades. Hopefully Reanna will remember all of these events and the multitude of photos should help her recall all the fun times as she ages.
Apparently the festivities of Christmas wore out many, especially those who did the cleaning and cooking, planning, and package wrapping. Of course, this usually means the women! I did get Randy to carve the ham as the turkey was already carved. Most everyone likes to be in a neat and comfortable setting but far too many don’t give much thought as to how this occurs. That is so whether it is a home, a business or a church. Perhaps you might take a moment to thank those who do the work, whether it is for love of God, love of home or to make you comfortable wherever you are.
When you receive this column it will be hours before the New Year of 2012. Traditionally people make resolutions for changes in behaviors, etc. but it seems I never follow through with those. My prayers are for everyone to be safe, to have good health, happiness, and prosperity; also for world peace, and for this nation to continue to survive with a Constitutional government, which has served us well for generations. May God bless you and keep you safe in his hands. May 2012 be a year of fulfilled hopes.