“open mike” Sunday

In Remembrance

Today is Decoration Day, the traditional day when neighbors gathered to cleanup the community cemetery, decorate the graves with fresh cut flowers and remember the dead

It has been a rough year, both here on the Trail and in real life. Six hundred thousand of our fellow Americans have died from the pandemic. I’ve lost 5 neighbors to various ailments that get most of us in the end, heart attacks strokes, cancer. Three of them were what I called my usual six suspects. The ones who showed up at every meeting, event and were the core of everything we have done. And of course our losses here on the Trail.

Tomorrow is for the war heroes but today is for the common folk. For the mothers, fathers, family, friends and neighbors.

It is an “open mike” so if you have a favorite song, poem please post them.

I will get the ball rolling first with my Mother-in-law’s favorite song followed by one of Sherry’s (aka, Mrs Jack)

Close Encounters

UFO’s They are back. Only they are now called UAPs (unidentified aerial phenomena), What next the return of Big Foot?

From a WaPo article.

The shift — from kooky conspiracy theory to object of congressional inquiry — has accelerated in recent years, fueled by the revival of a Pentagon unit to investigate the sightings.

And in the next six weeks, a report is due that is required to make public everything the government knows about UFOs.

The report, which will be released sometime in June, was mandated by an obscure provision in last year’s $2.3 trillion appropriations bill and requires the director of national intelligence to work with the secretary of defense on a “detailed analysis of unidentified aerial phenomena data and intelligence” gathered by the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force and the FBI.

And on 60 Minutes last Sunday