Saturday, December 4, 2010

Seasons Greetings

WWII Rations

Ho Ho Ho, This should be the season of joy and celebration for those who still believe that X should never replace the name of Jesus.

This old codger is searching his soul to try and find a reason to celebrate other than a quiet moment in prayer to be thankful for what has been provided me.

Having seen some dark days in these past 70+ years and somehow surviving I can't help but wonder if this great country is headed back down the road of despair. We have borrowed our way into poverty and sold our soul to our enemies of the past. I can't say that one political party is totally to blame, we didn't get this way in a short eighteen months. History will have to be told to future generations and the blame game will go on forever.

When folks ask me what do you want for Christmas I have a list that begins with "Peace Be With You", lets all meet as Americans and do away with the "D" or the "R" thing and find a way to get back the simple things like pay as you go, love your neighbor, speak with tongue instead of fingers, believe in the rule handed down on a tablet of stone called "Ten Commandments".

No one knows for certain what tomorrow will bring but the darkest days seem to be ahead of us. The country is full of wealthy people who have no compassion for the less fortunate. Some old folks like myself live in what is known as Mobile Homes but referred to as trailer trash. Its not that we wouldn't like to live in a two story big house but we just might have worked all our life and done the best we could and proud that we don't have a mortgage. Life once was peaceful in a little place to call our own even though we had to rent the dirt it sits on. Wealthy corporation came and bought the land and now want to raise rents 100% with no regard for the elderly of those who already do without food or meds to pay the rent for a piece of dirt.

There may not be fancy presents under my tree but I still want to wish a joyous and happy holiday season to all and please remember the reason for the season!


  1. As Jessie used to say, "Amen, brother Ben!" From someone who doesn't celebrate Christmas, it is so disheartening to see people so completely wrapped up in the commercialism and materialism that has taken over the holiday. Whatever happened to being happy with something as simple as an orange like Laura Ingalls Wilder was back in her days in the Little House on the Prairie? Give a kid an orange today and he's likely to take you out behind the barn and shoot you!

  2. Let's hear it for the almighty dollar if you ask me. That's what it's all about. I loved the read on this and you are so right. It's not what you have, where you live, how you live, it's that you are with family and friends and love and cherish them and be happy for them and yourself. That's all that really matters in the long run. The rest can sit and rot for all I care LOL If I don't hear from you before Christmas, Happy Holidays to you and your family :)

  3. I am so grateful for family thats all I have ever wanted for any holiday. Life is what you make it and the huge hype of opening a present isnt as special as spending cherished moments with the ones you love. Everyday is christmas when it spend it like that. love you dad............all I want for christmas is you DADDY