Dear Readers….

Thank you for stopping by. Readers are the reason for all this stuff. The whole point is to offer things, possibly information, maybe a bit of entertainment or just whatever to or for anyone who might be interested in a line of thought or even some everyday living in this given little place on earth (or some recollections of a couple of other places).

There is much around to discuss, from the autumn-like weather that has happened hereabouts and the holiday today to the Aviation Trail news that has arrived but has yet to be read. Things are happening at the old folks’ home, too, and the world beyond.  (The world beyond can’t get too much space as that tends to become editorializing.)

The situation in this little part of the world has improved some, but with a whole slew of newish and revamped equipment it’s slow going. Learning to use new things (or even adjusted things) take a while. Be assured, it’s being worked on….  Unfortunately, some medical concerns also came into the picture to make things even slower.

Personal stuff has interfered with ordinary essay offerings.  Not only was there a need to head for the hospital emergency room recently (and home care nursing and the like is still in play — indeed, still being organized) ordinary services like food have been disrupted for reasons like people quitting and the holiday.  The medical may take time.

May your week be good.

 

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Testing, Testing

If this works, we may be back in some action here soon.

Net result, however, can’t be determined for a good while.

The best to everyone over the holiday and beyond, of course.

Not only Dayton’s county fair over the Labor Day holiday be gone this year, but also a neat mention of it.  (Sigh)

Montgomery County Fair – End Of An Era

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Since food’s essential to life, by definition agricultural “fairs” are important events.  Improvements resulting from those competitions are meaningful.  Fairs, however, aren’t big everywhere.  Possibly the best place for such would be mid-sized cities surrounded by rural areas.  Regionally, a farmer doesn’t have much market if a whole area’s rural. 

It made sense to set fairgrounds near towns.  In time some places, such as Dayton, Ohio, towns grew around fair sites until the fairgrounds were almost in the downtown area, an ever-present concrete reminder of life’s fundamentals.  It was easy to go to the fair, and it was a big fair bringing some people from more distant areas to the competitions. 

For some, for many decades, Labor Day weekend was a county fair time in Dayton (Montgomery county).  And, it was also the second competition for some after a more localized one where they lived.  After 165 years the land will have some other uses, like education and medicine, and the fair will be at the outskirts of town again, a loss to city folks. 

The last fair near downtown was held already, although the holiday is nearly two months away.  And those people going downtown to the fair for decades will be gone as well soon enough.  Once that happens it will decidedly be the end of that era in that area, a world of the past beyond even the memories of the people.  Maybe it will be a better time. 

Cemeteries and books have many old tales. School 

July 4, 2017 – Independence Day, 2017

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“Someone” noticed that over time there was or seemed to be repeated developments of natural order activity in worldly existence.  He/she counted up the number of sun rises (sun sets) to point “x” where it all started over.  He/she/they called it a year or some such thing.  And, the sun risings were days with number identity.  July 4 exists annually. 

July 4 means nothing special to millions of people.  It is just a day, maybe very cold, maybe very hot.  It does have meaning for some, especially North Americans in the United States as it’s the day the nation began.  Maybe all wasn’t good with that.  Maybe all isn’t good now.  But, few would ask for a better country to call home and a place to be. 

Many people, often young men, have died with the intent of insuring that the nation continued to exist.  More will be likely to die at some time ahead with the same idea.  That should be especially recalled on all national holidays.  A little remembering at other times as well is within reason but the holidays are meant to bring such things to mind. 

July 4th is properly called “Independence Day,” but a good many people (including business advertising) just say July 4th all of the time.  That is good enough.  Everyone knows what is meant.  There are other nations with “Independence Day” in their histories, but they are not the same in many cases.  Those may have interest in more proper wordings. 

A wonderful Fourth of July to all U.S. folks!Birthday cake 

Memorial Day … And ATI

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In a week it’s Memorial Day.  The point is to remember the people who died defending the nation.  Presumably none did that because they really couldn’t find anything else to do had they really tried.  Family, friends, unknowns and even enemies benefited.  It’s only fitting that there’s a pause annually (at least) to recall and honor what they did. 

By extension others, too, are often remembered.  Perhaps a person never wore a uniform and only supported a community with a few minor things, but that, too, is of value to the common good.  It really isn’t disrespectful to also recall briefly all who have died who have somehow made a positive contribution to the rest of humanity even if a little. 

Anyone who ever lived with the air force nearby and easily overhead knows the sense of safety that surely exists on a battlefield if an air power is there.  So, perhaps it is a fitting time for adding just a note to remember the Wright Brothers who found the means for there to be air power; it exists for good in different branches of the military. 

The little bicycle shop in western Dayton (like the one in Michigan) is there and maintained for all to appreciate at some time that extra-ordinary simplicity from which flight developed.  The whole notion is still awe-inspiring if one really thinks about it.  The whole “trail” has value to an individual trying to put things into some perspective. 

A peaceful and happy Memorial Day to all.Coffee cup 

What’s So Special About A Resurrection?

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Perhaps not everywhere in the world, but certainly in many places the plant kingdom has its own form of resurrection, namely when the trees and such seem to come back to life a few months after appearing to have died in autumn.  It’s a regular happening.  Scientific explanations exist now, but it’s doubtful they existed in early prehistoric times. 

More important, perhaps, is the fact that the life gathers itself up and lays low until the world around is more life supporting.  (That’s today’s explanation.)  If plants have that power, and some animals have a similar power (as with hibernation) commonly, human resurrection is not a stretch for an imagination by a lot, although apparently rare. 

Apart from that, why couldn’t God (at least some aspect of God) take on human form?  (That is probably the most valid argument for there to have been a miraculous resurrection, which is the basis of the “Christian High Holiday” that is being commemorated this coming Sunday.)  There is no sound reason an almighty God could not take on a human form. 

If there were actual followers, the spirit of Jesus Christ meaning ideas and attitudes was not dead even if an actual resurrection didn’t happen.  So, even if one does not have the associated Christian beliefs of Easter, it really does some good to get in the spirit of the holiday, at least in the fun stuff like Easter bunny and colored egg items. 

May everyone have a marvelous Easter!Bunny 

High Time Of Changes … (Ides Of March)

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Winter’s drifting into Spring (unless one’s somewhere like New Zealand where it’s the reverse).  Clock’s hands should have been shoved ahead an hour (unless one’s someplace not concerned about other people’s hours).  Dietary adjustment has fallen into place for some millions of people at least temporarily (unless one’s a nonbeliever).  Change it is. 

Perhaps the weather had something to do with the events in ancient Rome that gave us the “Ides of March” warning.  It was a bit unusual in the area underfoot in that winter has snow, but there really wasn’t any worth mention.  It would have been much if all the rain had been snow.  Although it was warmish, people seemed to act as if it were bad out. 

These days one could “beware the Ides of March” because of the clock changing business.  That should be about when it really kicks into play for everyday life.  And, thus comes disoriented people a little disorganized about what’s what today, especially if the mind is on what’s to be eaten for lunch, which is now an hour later than it was last week. 

The trees in front of the place underfoot were topped with white blossoms creating a different atmosphere, which does look lovely while saying “winter’s gone”; but, the changes that are man-made at this time are enough to overshadow at least in part the only “legitimate” (natural world) change taking place.  So, how to get rid of the unnatural ones? 

Some things are hopeless.Coffee cup