Oh, if it was not true, it could be funny! Having re-learned German over the past few months I now master enough to watch news about the European Union and how the news of the world is portrayed in countries other than America. Since the re-emerging of war in Iraq I was unable to watch the news on my PC, news was blocked. This of course made me wonder and I stay tuned in to see see if this will change. Well, today, June 24, it did and I was able to listen to the debates of the Bundestag. I understand much of it, a few words I am not familiar with but did pretty good for the most part. It appears Europe is so much like US politics, it was funny. A Speaker from the Green Party, ANTON HOFREITER appears to have the better understanding of the going’s on in the world when it comes to Fracking, Climate Changes, caring for the old and poor and helping refugees from Syria and neighboring countries. Immigration, infrastructure, education and jobs were also on the agenda. I am beginning to think all politicians are rude and self serving. Texting, talking, whispering to one another and just leaving the room while I am beginning to think the predictions we made for 2014 are mostly correct, and it is as good as it gets……
June was a continuation of May and just as controversial and bi-polar as the past few months, so I think I want to talk about some events, places and people which lifted our spirits.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of Slavery. The Emancipation became official Jan 1st, 1863. It took till June 19th, 1865 for the Union Soldiers to land in Galveston and start to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation.
This day has been celebrated through out the years. In the 50’s and 60’s Marches were added in honor of a multitude of causes effecting minority and poor people’s issues. In the 1980’s it became a holiday. Speakers, networking, sharing of food and community issues, music and dance is on the agenda for the day. The attached picture is an opening shot from my show and was created for my show by a friend in Colorado.
With the emerging of our Facebook community this year, those of us unable to physically attend the festivities shared poems, pictures and greetings through electronic means. We were somewhat surprised to find a decline in participation of the younger generation and the lack of education in reference to this enormous event of Juneteenth. Some of us have decided to make an extra effort for next year to add to our circle of online participants.
The first Crop Circles have appeared and promise a great new season with wonderful formations and messages. Here is a post from my FB page.
We had a report yesterday (the 21st June) of a small formation close to the Popham Airfield in Hampshire off of the A303 road. . We used to fly fixed winged aircraft from this airfield many years ago to photograph the crop circles. So once again we shot up to the airfield to take a flight over this new formation. The formation is in young wheat, and is about 120ft in diameter. The sharpness and good construction, and neatness of this event are obvious. We normally get formation on the summer solstice, but they are normally in the ancient landscape of Wiltshire. Again the circlemakers are choosing to put down formations outside of the Wiltshire area. At the moment anyway.
Please support our efforts to record the crop circles in the UK.
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There was no lack of the unusual. My friend Linda Eckert sent me the following:
Lilian; Just wanted to show you these photos.. Was taking pics to put on Sherwin Williams to pick out trim color for the barge boards! Some say that looks like a nun in the window.
There was no lack of the unusual. My friend Linda Eckert sent me the following: Lilian; Just wanted to show you these photos.. Was taking pics to put on Sherwin Williams to pick out trim color for the barge boards! Some say that looks like a nun in the window.
The SKOKOMISH Nation held an Event : Paddle for Cancer
I, along with some family members, was invited to the fundraiser and we had a wonderful day of celebrating cancer survivors. I was more than a little shocked to find out just how many of the tribal members, per capita, were afflicted by this terrible disease. I was grateful to be able to share the unity, songs and prayers with my grandchildren. The food was unbelievable and prepared with so much love. I was gifted a necklace and a blanket.
We marvel at the canoes and their occupants. The weather was perfect and it brought me a bit closer to understanding the original people of my elected home, Washington State. The day ended so quickly and as requested we left Mother Earth in a better way than we found it. AND we are wearing our T-Shirts to commemorate the day.
I remembered I had a picture of a Mural a local artist painted on one of the buildings damaged by the 2001 Nisqually Earthquake. It no longer exists; it was removed during the repairs of the building.
Speaking of paintings….Summer has finally arrived and it was time to wash my dwelling.
My place is so old BUT it is said that the sealer on my paintings will preserve the pictures for 300 years!
Two miles from my house is a Shell Station where I have done business for the past 12 years….Religiously. I purchased an Item which broke a few days later. I took it back for an exchange or refund. The owner decided I must “PROVE” it came from their shop and refused to accommodate me. I talked to her about loyalty and what the principle of cooperation is. She totally missed the point and will have to live without my WON. It is so sad when people’s behavior is so unacceptable. The world was a challenging place for much of the population….even at that some of us found joy in the midst of the challenges we encounter in the month of June. As I left the establishment a young Lady smiled and said to me: “It will get better, after all today is June 22nd…No Panty Day!”
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