Thursday, November 23, 2017

President Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, 
Secretary of State

they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth. By the President: Abraham Lincoln 

Amen. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone, and remember to at least say "Thank You"

Monday, November 20, 2017

Giving Thanks


"Who does not thank for little will not thank for much."
Estonian
Proverb


Begin each day before you even get out of bed by saying,'Thank you, God".


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Traditions

This time of the year is rich in traditions of the nation, the communities, the families, and even in individuals. I know that growing up Wallace my family certainly had certain traditions carved out from the culture of the area, financial status of the time, social groups, and combinations of ideas of my parents. Being somewhat of a person who thrives on tradition, ok, I love traditions and look forward to each Holiday Season.

So, how do some traditions get started? Here is an example.

A daughter was watching her mom prepare the turkey for their Thanksgiving dinner. The daughter noticed that her mom had cut one of the turkey’s legs off before placing it in the oven…when the daughter examined the turkey leg, it seemingly looked normal. This was something that her mom did every year, and always puzzled the daughter…so this time the daughter asked her mom, “why do you always cut off the turkey leg? is there something wrong with it?”  The mom responded, “Actually, I’m not sure…it was something that my mother always did, and I guess it just stuck with me. Why don’t you ask grandma later tonight”. So that is what the daughter did. When her grandma arrived later that evening she asked her, “Grandma, why do you cut off the turkey leg before placing it in the oven?”, but she got the exact same answer, the grandma did not know why and told her she should ask her great grandma once she got here. So when her great-grandmother arrived she asked her, ”great grandma? why do you cut the turkey leg off of the turkey before placing it in the oven? Both mom and grandma do it too, but they don’t know why…”, the great-grandmother chuckled and said, “honey, I cut it off because our oven was too small to fit the entire turkey inside”.

Now, that is another way traditions get started. This is an old story, first told in Jewish traditions, but very applicable to all walks of life.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Making Wallace Great Again-MWGA

It looks like our dear hometown has a new mayor, Lynn Morgenson. Congratulations and as you are a Wallace native I am sure that you will see the need to make Wallace great again. Please, Lynn, let's pursue less antique/2nd hand stores and pursue some real industry. Maybe we can entice some real stores to come here, like a small Dollar Tree. It is possible to keep the charm and have industry at the same time.Tourism is fine, but there is something so inherently wrong with selling our past for the amusement of Mr. and Mrs. Tourist. Our past should be sacred, and should not be for sale

Yes, together we can make Wallace great again.

My blog is not to be taken seriously. I love my hometown, but I still dream that it will return to the days of glory and be the same as when I was growing up Wallace

MWGA

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Come on Home

So many of my old Wallace friends talk, talk, talk, about how great Wallace is, but none of them seem to want to move back here.Come on gentleman and ladies, housing is cheap, skiing is great, and there is room for you all to come home.



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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Blogging Blues and The Twitter Trap

Wow, I have not written anything worth writing for a long time.I am not quite sure what is wrong, but my passion for writing seems to be on an extended vacation. I think that part of the problem was that I fell into the Twitter Trap. Yes, the fatal Twitter Trap is a devious creation to shortchange our ability to construct an entire sentence or thought. I am glad to announce that I deactivated my Twitter account. I am hopeful that I can now return to the world of blogging and once again construct complete sentences. Maybe.

I think anyone who is famous is a moron if they're on Twitter. It's just stupid. George Clooney
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Saturday Wisdom

Pres. Trump, I am a supporter, but remember:"A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger." Proverbs 15:1 KJV