Reunited with Bob and Helen after 20 years. Good friends long ago. Still friends. I was best man at their wedding 30 years ago.
We hugged and talked. Talked endlessly during lunch at Louie’s Backyard. It was as if we had last seen each other the day before.
An emotional meeting for me.
They are on a Viking cruise. One day in Key West. Several in Cuba. Both anxious to see Cuba.
The three of us are anxious to see each other again. Before we move on to that place in the sky.
Hurried home following lunch to watch the Syracuse/Kansas game. Syracuse lost 76-60.
The game was fine the first 10 minutes for Syracuse. Then it was Kansas. Syracuse’s problem is the team is not seasoned. They have not played together enough. Syracuse generally moved the ball well. Could not shoot, however. The ball was not finding the basket.
I have not given up on the season. Never give up on a Syracuse basketball team and Jim Boeheim.
Missed the Christmas Parade. Thought I would. I was comfortable lying around the house.
Don’s Place made the playoffs. The playoffs yesterday. Only 3 Don’s Place players showed up. Need 4 to play. Several out of town. Arrangements made for a team that had not made the playoffs to move up and play.
Game plan for today is the Gardens and Handel’s Messiah. Two separate events, two different locations.
Parking a problem for Handel’s Messiah. I probably will miss the Gardens.
Handel’s Messiah has been performed for more than 30 years at the United Methodist Church on Eaton and Simonton. The Church’s Chancel Choir performs together with musicians who come in from the middle and lower Keys. They practice for three hours beginning at 2. The show begins at 7.
I have never attended this holiday musical event. It is time.
Irma was the first instance I had the opportunity to view FEMA in operation up close. Their performance left/leaves me absolutely impressed!
An example. It has been announced that FEMA is hiring local residents to assist with the Irma recovery. Jobs! Much needed. Many Irma victims still without work. Their places of employment not yet operating.
Pedophiles are society’s worst. Adults who prey on children.
Some get caught and are prosecuted. Then there are those like Alabama’s Moore who are never arrested.
A New Jersey Regional Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force exists. In a sting referred to as Operation Safety Net, the Task Force caught 79 of the predators last week. Deviates pursuing children as young as 4.
Included in those arrested were a police officer, postal worker, and teacher. The Task Force arrested at least one person in every county in New Jersey, as well as persons from outside New Jersey.
Justice performing at its best!
Slavery caused Lincoln to say in 1858 that “…..a house divided against itself cannot stand.” We are a house divided today. Never in all my years have I seen two sides so opposed.
Do not forget Irma and Me. Available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and KoboBooks. The only Irma book written.
Enjoy your Sunday!