The Gadsden flag was a slogan and symbol popularized during the American Revolution in a war against the British over the excessive taxation and control over the American colonies. Over the years it has remained a symbol against taxes and government control over the people.
In Oklahoma, and probably several other states as well, For an added $18.00 to the regular cost of your car tag; the tax of that vehicle by the state government, you can display that defiant slogan on your car. A lesson in Irony.
Saturday night, on May 10th at around 8pm, my sister Beth and I lost our mother Eleanor. She had been fighting cancer for the second time, this time it was too aggressive for her to overcome. I will miss her greatly and deeply saddened not to have had more time to say goodbye, but I am thankful her fight is over. I am thankful she knew she was loved. Rest in peace mom. I love you.
I really like this one, but I think the seller is wanting a bit more for it than it’s worth. Will see how the negotiation goes. I really like the location as well and it has convinced me to go with a home a few years older vs. new construction. I’ve been very picky about homes but this one I have liked most everything about it.
Update: I put an offer down and it was accepted. Pending everything going well, I will be in this house by the end of May.
Update: I am now a home owner! (June 13, 2014)
In the beginning, it was: Eat grains, protein and drink milk. They even made a pyramid chart to teach us this as kids. Since then, your grains are making you fat (I feel guilty buying bread now, even whole grain bread), the meat is too much and not grass fed and you are okay with slaughtering cows now? Also, your milk has too many hormones in it.
After three months of waiting, several setbacks on the arrival date and a few trips to Dallas to finalize the sale, The Park Place Mercedes dealership in Dallas made good on delivery by shipping my car to me free of charge to Oklahoma City. So there we have it, my first new car in over a decade after going most of a decade without using a car. I must say, I really love how the car feels too. More photos to come.
Bellagio view of the fountains and the strip in Las Vegas, NV. I’ve never been here and although it was a great trip for a birthday weekend, it’s like Times Square, you want to see it and experience it, and then you want to be done with it.
“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
Today was my father’s birthday. On the 1st was the eight year anniversary of his passing. Normally I’d say something every year on both days to remember him and July is pretty much a month of reflecting about my dad. The truth is, I just don’t want to feel down about this day anymore. Memories and missing someone is actually a positive thing; they are / were someone worth remembering. Remember the day and mark it with positive memories, not dwell on the loss. Celebrate a life that impacted yours and not spend that life in sorrow thinking about them.
Today was a good day, and my dad was surely thought of with a smile