This weekend belongs to the women. Marches yesterday and today world wide.
The women marching assertive. Don’t tread on me the message. Things are going to change.
I did not pick up on pussy hats last year. Did this year because a lady friend told me the other day she had to get a pussy hat. A pink one, hopefully with two ears. Knitted.
The knitting came into play while planning for the first march last year. Women knit! More than you think. I had another lady friend several years ago who owned a small knitting store on one of the less busy streets in Key West. The store was a gold mine. Especially when a cruise ship was in.
I googled pussy hats this morning. Featured was also a baseball cap. The wording on the cap: This Woman Grabs Back. Shades of Trump’s ill gotten words.
Pink because it is the female color. It speaks for itself re femininity and women’s rights.
Many women are attired in black this year. To voice their support for me too and opposition to sexual harassment.
Spent yesterday in bed. Still sore all over. Bruising becoming more evident by day. Slept on and off during the day. Was awake all night because of it. Thank God for television and old movies!
Bed today, also. The new adjustable bed helps me select the most comfortable/painless position.
Words that reflecte what we were as a country for one hundred years are becoming meaningless. I refer to the Statue of Liberty…..Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.
There are those who only want the well educated to arrive at our shores. Those that can be of immediate value. My grandparents and mother were poor uneducated southern Italians. Not doctors, lawyers, scientists, etc. Hard working laborers.
My mother at 13 worked 14 hours a day in a shoe factory in New York City. The men dug the sewer lines, prepared the streets for trolley car tracks, dug ditches, etc.
Their descendants became the doctors, lawyers and Indian chiefs!
If only the intelligentsia are admitted, who is going to do the low paying dirty work?
The political bickering is bitter. Each side pointing the finger. Being an elected official has lost its luster. Congress for example is a battlefield. Corruption exists. Job satisfaction lacking. A job well done not part of the mix.
The unqualified will be elected. It is already happening. Nothing will get done.
Supposed to be warm today. Seventy five degrees. Good! I hate the cold.
My afternoon will be enjoyable. Watching two pro football games from bed.
When Bill Clinton was President he recognized how government had developed. He snidely remarked one time that “the purpose of government is to rein in the rights of the people.”
This weekend belongs to the ladies. Two separate quotes by former Presidents re women. Presidents of the modern era. The quotes reflect the nature of the men.
Richard Nixon…..”I’m not for women, frankly, in any job. I don’t want any of them around. Thank God we don’t have any in the cabinet.”
Ronald Reagan…..”If it wasn’t for women, us men would still be walking around in skin suits carrying clubs.”
Enjoy your Sunday!