True Then, True Now

“Liberty is traditional and conservative; it remembers its legends and its heroes. 

But tyranny is always young and seemingly innocent, and asks us to forget the past”

–G. K. Chesterton

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Being a grandparent will complete you.

You’ll become a complete pushover, completely smitten with love for your grandchild.

It is by far the best job I’ve ever had.


Sporting her “Barbara Bush” look with her pearls. She loves those sunglasses!

And in just a few weeks Adeline will have a little brother!

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If You Know Someone Who Died From COVID, Please Read This.

For those of you who know someone who died from COVID-19, FEMA has established a fund to reimburse those that paid for the funeral services.  There are some restrictions, but if you have a loved one or friend that died from COVID after January20, 2020, you need to look into this and share it  with people who also need to know about it.

This is huge and our firms are getting  the word out to the impacted  families we served, but also want to make others aware of this opportunity.

Nothing can bring the dead back to life, but the reimbursement can ease some of the financial pain.

Below, please see our Flyer announcement.   You can also see all the FEMA links on our website,  Palmetto Cremation Society




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Sunrise, Sunset

My Spring Break only lasted about 24 hours this year.

I got to watch a beautiful sunset, followed by a stunning sunrise on Easter Sunday morning.

That was enough.

Living on Edisto Time.

The sun sets across the South Edisto River

Approximately 12 hours later and around 60 degrees to the East, the sun rises on Easter Sunday morning.

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Progress Or Regression?

On this day, April 7, 1927, the image and voice of then Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover was transmitted from Washington DC to New York City.

This was the first successful long-distance demonstration of the television.

I recall growing up outside New York City in the 1960s.  We had one black and white television (no remote controls) in the house. We had channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13. If I recall, they signed on the air around 7am and signed off around midnight. We had to manipulate the “rabbit ears” antenna to get good reception.

Today, we have hundreds, if not thousands of channels, 24 hours a day, even streaming on our devices. The problem is that the vast majority of programming is trash and/or propaganda.

It sucks our brains from our heads.

Read a book.  Listen to some good music.

Hell, subscribe to Harden’s Twenty-five Blogs Guaranteed To Make You Smarter

Just turn the dam TV off.


The grumpy old man.


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In Closing

The inventor of the treadmill died at the age of 54

The inventor of gymnastics died at 57

The world bodybuilding champion died at 41

The best footballer in the world died at 60

But. . .

The inventor of KFC died at 94

The inventor of Nutella died at 88

The cigarette maker Winston died at 102

The inventor of opium died at 116. . .  in an earthquake.

The inventor of Hennessy died at 98

How did doctors come to the conclusion that exercise prolongs life?

The rabbit is always jumping but it lives for around two years and the turtle that doesn’t exercise at all can live over 200 years.

In closing . . . rest, chill, eat, drink, and enjoy what time you have.

Life is short and dead is for a very long time.

Enjoy life while you can.

note: I did not engage an independent fact-checker to test my claims.


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While we wait for Easter to arrive, I recall a picture that I took ten years ago on Holy Saturday.

If you wait long enough, good things will come to you.

This photo was taken through a sliding glass door with my old, Olympus camera.  I don’t recall the settings, but I lucked out being able to get the resolution I did. (look at the feathers). This photo was lifted and “borrowed” by many and I occasionally see it pop up somewhere on the Intertunnel.

Back to today. . .

We wait.

Have patience.



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It Is Finished & What Were They Thinking?

I was looking for a simple image to post to acknowledge and observe Good Friday.

Of the dozens I encountered, I found this one appropriate:

Some of the ads I saw were perplexing.  I just can’t get my arms around the disconnect of the two ads below, one two years old and the other current.

What do bunnies and eggs have to do with Good Friday? (yes, I know, Easter eggs and Easter bunnies, but even that is secularization)

“In celebration of Good Friday”….really?

Can someone help me make sense of these?


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Simple And Simply Beautiful

The blogging community is full of people who are great storytellers.   Some stories are long and some, like the one below, are very short.

Colleen Brown is the talent over at The Chatter Blog. With pen in hand, she creates a new journey each day for her readers.

Check this out:  And ….Again

A daily dose of smiles.


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Happy Pesach

On this occasion of Passover, I wish all my Jewish family, friends, and co-workers, past and present,  that all your problems come to an end and you rejoice in moments of happiness with the culture and tradition.

Wishing you a rich and bountiful Passover filled with gifts and blessings from your loved ones.




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