We had a nice Thanksgiving Dinner at the 76 House last night. Our small extended family was there, my wife, youngest son, cousin and sister. Food and service was excellent.
The 76 House for those who may be curious is the house where Major Andre was held prisoner during the Revolution prior to his hanging for being a British spy.
The only thing that I didn't care for was the loud contemporary music. I would have preferred unamplified period music, but never-the-less it was a pleasant experience.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Yesterday was Veterans Day. Our family has represented the Armed forces through several generations. I'm proud of them all. My Grandfather Erbe was in the West Virginia National Guard, my Father and my Uncle both served in the Navy in World War Two, I served in the Coast Guard during the Cold War Era and my older son served in the Navy and is still in the reserves.
Funny thing is that it would have been an unbroken Navy line, except for the fact that when I enlisted, the Navy recruiter said his allotment had been filled. So I enlisted in the Coast Guard, which to this day I don't regret. My sea time was spent on the Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa. An ex Navy salvage tug that rode like a cork in the Atlantic.
This was the Christmas Card photo of her in 1967, when I was aboard.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
I performed my Constitutional right to vote yesterday November 5th and they all lost, which was expected. After all this is ultra liberal me-me-me entitlement New York State. I voted across the board for every Conservative candidate and will continue to do so until the day I die. I never used to be like that. I would actually vote for the person/issues.
However, with the horrible direction our country is going and the complete and utter disrespect of the Constitution, I have no choice but to try and put people in who respect our founding fathers and the principles upon which this nation was formed. Initially, I voted only in Presidential elections. Then about 20 years ago, I started voting in the midterm elections. Now I vote annually. All politics is local is a phrase I have heard often but can't remember where it came from. So I'll do what I can at my level. Hopefully others will see we are headed down the wrong road as well.