Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Gaggle of Canadian Geese

How many Canadian geese make a gaggle? I don't have the slightest idea, but this morning I met up with a bunch of them in an area near my home where new condos are being built. After squawking at me, they turned and scurried toward a pond. They aren't my favorite of the geese family as they have an attitude and leave messy calling cards, but they made an interesting picture on an otherwise ordinary morning.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Remember 9-11-2001

Many of us can remember where we were and what we were doing when important events occurred. 9-11-2001 is a perfect example.

I was just pulling into the parking lot of the post office when I heard an announcement on the radio that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. Maybe it was a hunch that something momentous had happened, but whatever it was, I dropped my plans for the day, turned the car around, and went home and turned on the TV. Along with the rest of the country, I watched as the nightmare played out over the next few days. In spite of a feeling of helplessness and anger at what had happened, there was also a renewed sense of pride in our country and the way we dealt with the events and our grief.

Those of us who have lived a good many years have witnessed other events that have changed the world, but none as quickly or as completely as 9-11. It is hard to believe it has been eight years.

In memory of the approximately 3,000 people who perished, let’s take a few minutes to reflect of what happened, how it changed us and our world and pray it never happens again.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Only For The Gourmand!

For those who prefer fine cuisine, now being served at Hardee's, corner of the Lloyd Expressway and Bell Road, Newburgh, Indiana 2 September 2009. What's next? Spam souffle?