America The Right Way-Staying Vigilant – May 11 , 2019 – May 12 , 2019 Remember 9/11 Weekend -Edition

And the craziness continues. Since Hillary has not endorsed any of the multiple candidates there is a possibility she is thinking of running again. Oh boy. This could be entertaining. 🙂

Off for chicken bbq.

The Immoralists: the Case of Brian Simms

Reflections on Mother’s Day

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21 Responses to America The Right Way-Staying Vigilant – May 11 , 2019 – May 12 , 2019 Remember 9/11 Weekend -Edition

  1. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone Happy Mother’s Day.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Happy Mother’s Day!

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Raven…glad to hear there’s a backlash to the Kate Smith affair…Babe Ruth…yes, where will it all stop? It should never have begun, this nonsense.

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      You know, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day, for that matter, can be problematical for some of us. Long before the term “snowflakes” became familiar some of us had “issues” of one kind or another with these particular days. I know I did…there was always a bit of sadness connected to Mother’s Day, especially as my boys grew and I realized with a new perspective all that a Mother could give…or not. Some never knew their Mother or Father at all. And many were never mothers or fathers themselves.

      But we recognized the significance of the day in a way that overcame our own personal stories.

      I hope these two days don’t fall victim to the “snowflake” age of hypersensitivity.

    • edinva says:

      Good morning all!! Blessed Mother’s Day to all … I know how difficult it is for those whose mothers have passed or those who are now estranged from their families, or those who, for whatever reason, never became mothers. I feel blessed that tonight I will be celebrating at a dinner with all three of my “kids,” my son in law who calls me ‘Mom,’ and 2 beautiful granddaughters. Tomorrow my one son returns to Brussels, but at least I know he’ll be back for Christmas this year.

  2. edinva says:

    Greetings, all
    The big event of the week in our household was Wednesday’s Requiem Mass for DH. It was truly amazing and uplifting, and I have felt nothing but thankfulness and joy ever since. Maybe a moment of sadness here and there, but mostly overwhelming joy. Msgr. Pope (whose writings are frequently posted @ FR) gave the most brilliant homily. He not only “nailed” Larry, making it incredibly personal, but managed to direct people to think about the purpose of our lives, i.e.,living to please God, concluding that if we are indeed faithful, the day we die should be the happiest day of our lives. And I do believe it was for Larry, thus the joy… he was ready to meet his Maker.

    Everyone in this church’s choir is an amazing singer, but we were blessed with the best of the best. One guest said the cantor’s singing felt like it had her being lifted physically out of her seat. It really is amazing. It’s the voice I was supposed to get. Alas. And, the con-celebrant of the Mass is a younger priest who, as a college student, had interned for Larry when he was working on Panama Canal litigation. He came up from Charlottesville to assist Msgr. Pope, making it even more special. We delayed the interment until December, hopefully New Year’s Eve morning, which would have been our 39th wedding anniversary. Wednesday was the one year anniversary of Larry’s “crossing the Tiber.”

    The coming week an old PTA buddy is driving up from Staunton VA to whisk me back with her to the Great Valley of Virginia for a long weekend. Very sweet of her … it’s a good 3.5 hours drive each way (I will take Amtrak home on Sunday). She got us tickets for the local, highly acclaimed, Shakespearean theatre to see “A Comedy of Errors” and I’m not too sure what else is on the agenda, but my friend is a professional artist, so I imagine something related to art will be featured. It will just be good to get away and enjoy a change of venue for a few days. I just love that part of the world, so even doing nothing would be wonderful. Tonight I am at my favorite place in the whole wide world .. at my daughter’s, babysitting!!

    After that long weekend, I will return to the White House, and am looking forward to that as part of my new “normal.” That will be just in time for the ’20 election to heat up …but as a WH volunteer we can’t get into that unless we volunteer separately at the campaign office … not allowed to get partisan as a WH volunteer (that’s literally grounds for being walked off the campus!), so I may also volunteer at the campaign office. Why not ??

    Hope you all are enjoying Spring … it’s eluding many parts of he country, hopefully not any of yours.

  3. lysie says:

    Good morning everyone.

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