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A few days of fun

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Pterodactyl is a word I taught our 2-year-old granddaughter. She pulled one of my Son’s old Beanie Babies out and that is what it was so I said that. She seemed intregieged. So I practiced it a few times with her and she had it in no time. So when her Mom dropped her off yesterday I went and got it and asked her what it was and she pronounced it perfectly.

I was so proud of her and myself. There are a bazillion things I would like to teach her and share with her. I hope I’m one of those lucky grandparents that lives a long time till grandkids are of the age to have marriages and children themselves. What a wonderful gift that would be.

Nature is the king of color. Photo by Mike Hartley

I have come to the conclusion that we won’t be one country for quite some time now. The divisions are too deep and a lot of them are not rooted in fact or truth. I have friends on both sides of the political fence and I see no middle ground between them. And this is very unhealthy for our country and I’m not even referring to the pandemic and people’s response to it, but just the overall health of a divided country.

Only a few days before kids return to school here so my usual warning to those out driving in the mornings and afternoons. WATCH OUT FOR SCHOOL BUSES and KIDS RUNNING TO THEM. It takes all my strength not to turn around and chase some of the people that ignore a stopped school bus flashing red lights and beat them to a pulp. I mean how F’ing inconsiderate of a human being are you?

And don’t give me the excuse you were tired or didn’t see it or wasn’t paying attention. That’s bullshit and you know it. There are things in the world that make me almost insane and this is one of them.

Caution, school season again. Photo by Mike Hartley

OK, the last of the cars for a bit. I love old classics and this is certainly one of them.

I loved those old BF Goodrich tires. Went through a few sets. Photo by Mike Hartley

I see Mikey and Mel’s are having another event on Oct 2nd. I’ll have to motor down for that also.

The Boss 302. Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Only effort, keeps me from being successful at my next career. Trouble is I’m starting that career in retirement.
  • Meeting some old friends this morning. Will be good to see them. Even if it is on the computer.
  • It’s disappointing when you put so much effort and energy into something and get no respect or thanks for it. But such is life at times so I just roll with the punches.
  • I’m glad I looked up the spelling on pterodactyl because I certainly buchered it on my attemp. English isn’t my strong suit if you hadn’t noticed already.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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