Days 32,33 Rest Days


Today we left Wisconsin
and headed to Minneapolis where we will spend two days with MS patients
and then have a full day of rest. Tomorrow the heat index here will be 110F so we are a little leary of the work projects. Nonetheless the show must go on.
I will take a break from stories until Sunday when we head Northwest on our second half to the Pacific Coast.

Day 28 Flossie Steals a Tissue


I have heard it said that there are no atheists in foxholes.
I have been so fortunate that I have never been in a war and even more fortunate that my son may escape this experience too.
If I look at history I am often thankful that somehow both he and I seemed to have been by passed over by this reoccurrence that has plagued mankind.

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Day 26 Animal Talk


While laying against an olive tree on the island of Crete reading Dostoyevsky’s Brothers Karamazov
a young Greek lad and his pretty sister approached me with a goat being led by a short rope.
”Σας αρέσει η κατσίκα μου?” ( Do you like my goat?)
Not quite sure what the proper response was, being an Italian American of 18 years old and just passing through, but speaking some Greek, I hesitated…never a good idea to insult the locals.
”Ναί” (Yes).
And in a blink of the eye its throat was slit and it was dead…I nearly lost my breakfast on the spot…
”Καλά, έχουμε μια γιορτή απόψε και είσαι ο καλεσμένος μας!”
(Good , we are having a feast tonight and you are our guest).
My only thought was “ OMG!!! My answer killed the goat !!! ”

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