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Posted By Harolene

I have a few things on my mind today, it looks like the “bitmoji” I have posted saying, “What’s in Harolene’s mind?” showing a brain exploding with all sorts of odd bits and pieces, only the bits and pieces exploding in my brain tonight are not very funny and will probably cause some of you to delete me from your friend lists, so be it. I have not seen any news today because my day started with my going to the monthly women’s meeting at our church and from there to the grocery store, and several other errands I needed to run and then trying to set things in order so that I can start all over again in the morning, going to church for the Sunday services. I say that because I sat down and opened my computer and my Facebook page opened where I saw snippets about Hollywood boycotting until our new President resigns, and some statement Madonna made evidently about blowing up the White House. That, along with pictures of gangs of thugs causing destruction in our capitol city because they are not happy with how the election turned out just made me sick to my stomach. How does breaking windows and setting fires send any kind of good message? The message I get is that I am glad those people didn’t get their way! Is the leader they wanted in favor of that kind of action? I saw a post that said “Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat she didn’t destroy the bus.” I’m not done yet, I had seen a piece on the news about a dog attacking two young children, killing one, and I was already upset about why that happened when my trip to the grocery store made me think about it even more, let me tell you about it. I was pushing my cart with every ounce of strength I had, I was feeling lousy and just wanted to get home. I came upon two women talking and laughing in the aisle ahead of me and I was trapped because they were in front of me and it was too narrow where I was to turn around, but then I noticed that just ahead there was an open space where sodas were stacked where I could cut across and get out of the trap. I pushed ahead and couldn’t see what was on the floor because my cart was piled too high when one of the women looked at me with an angry look at yelled at me, “WATCH OUT FOR THE BABY WOULD YA?” I was startled and looked down, there was a tiny tot just barely walking, about one year old with blond curls, clutching a soda can in his chubby little hands. He came out of nowhere, the two women were certainly not watching over him; he was just roaming around by himself. I had very nearly run over him and if I had those two women would have probably pounced on me. It made me think of the news report I saw of a mother crying into the camera and saying her six-year old sons last words as he walked out the door to walk to the school bus stop were “I love you mom, I’ll see you after school.” Something about that rankled me, I am not putting any blame on her or on the two women in the grocery store but I do have a point. My siblings and I grew up with “strangled wrists” from our mother holding our hand so tightly it felt like the circulation was being cut off. If we had to get on a bus we were walked to the stop and she would wait until our ride came and saw us safely on before she walked away. Mostly we were taken to school and seen into class until we were old enough to be embarrassed. I did the same with my own two. Why would she have let that baby go out into the dark so early in the morning without walking with him? Could she have prevented the dog attack? Maybe she could have, she will never know. With him was a little five-year old girl who was also attacked and is in the hospital.

Posted By Harolene

Lastly, I may be the only person who feels this way but I could not care less if Hollywood goes on a strike, I don’t need them to entertain me, but wouldn’t that be like a person cutting off their own nose to spite their face? They don’t work they don’t get paid, and are they so smart and so clever with all their fancy cars and expensive clothes that they can keep up that life style if they boycott for very long?

I don’t have any answers and I don’t need to hear any arguments, I have a rule, if you are going to argue you have to get naked, it would be hard to argue while you are laughing so hard, right?

I believe we have the responsibility to watch and protect our children, our homes and our country. I feel we should respect our country and the flag it flies.

Again let me quote 2 Chronicles 7:14 which says, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Posted By Harolene

A few days ago as I was working in the kitchen putting away groceries and starting prep work for some things I am cooking tomorrow, my grandchildren put on a movie that made me stop and watch for a few moments, and for that few moments I was a sixth-grader wearing white and black saddle oxfords with bobby sox. I remember ironing sheets, stacks of my dad's handkerchiefs and my little sister's dresses while I watched "American Bandstand" every evening. I would do any chore that allowed me to stay in the room with the TV set and watch Dick Clark play the latest hits and watch the couples dance. Can you guess what movie was on? In case you can't, it was "Grease" and the scene I had to stop to watch was the dance in the gym, yes the one where they were doing the mid-fifties dances I recognized and I had to laugh when the three young guys "mooned" the camera! 

Then I thought of a book that we all had to study in school, "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. It begins with a line that I have heard quoted and misquoted a lot of times; "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," and then continues, "it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…" If you think about it that sounds like it was lifted straight out of the book of Ecclesiastes, doesn't it? The "Preacher" says there is a time for everything and then goes on to make quite a list, and for some reason as I read it tonight I began to cry. Yes times seemed more simple when I was young and the elections didn’t seem to be so dirty, of course when you are young maybe you don’t notice so much dung being served on silver platters to people who are too blind to realize what they are being asked to digest, I hope our country really can unify now and get over all the angst! Our age of innocence and the golden era of Camelot came to an end with a bullet shot from a rifle from a book depository ripping through the throat and head of our President, then more assassinations, Bobby Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, the Viet Nam War, the “deep throat” scandal that two young Washington reporters unearthed and the list goes on and on.  Verse 11 of chapter 3 says, “ He has made everything beautiful in its time.” So we ask, “Where is the beauty in times like those?”  The second part of that verse says “He has put eternity in their hearts…” and I say to that, Yes He has because we have faith and hope that there is a better day coming and I know for a fact there is life after life, yes I know what I just said. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Every night when I say prayers I ask that the angels stand with drawn swords around the perimeter of our property to keep anyone or anything that would bring us harm away and then I ask God to give me sweet dreams and let me wake feeling refreshed and whole again. “To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven…”  


Posted By Harolene

Yes, there was a time when my mother put me to bed and said prayers with me, it was always, “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, if I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take”, and then she told me to call her if I needed her and she would be right there. When I was a little girl the part that says, “If I should die before I wake” always made me afraid that I was going to die, I’m not afraid of that any more. 

I have had the best of times and I have experienced the worst of times but through it all I know that God is in control and I look forward to the eternity that He has placed within my heart.  So if you are reading this as I post it tonight I say to you “Sweet dreams sweetheart, nite nite. ”

Posted By Harolene

I heard the commercial and wanted to cry because of the memories that flooded my thoughts. My son was born on February 6 and when it was nearing his first birthday the Greatest Show on Earth, which always comes to Atlanta in February, came to town. We got tickets and celebrated his birthday watching the colorful parade of people and animals at the now defunct Omni, that started the birthday tradition that lasted until his twelfth. Remembering seeing his green eyes sparkle at all the sights, the smell of popcorn and cotton candy, the colorful costumes and yes, the elephants almost overwhelmed me! The last year we went I got tickets right down on the front row, the seats closest to where the parade of elephants came in. I admit it was more scary than exciting that year and he never wanted to go again, whether he felt sorry for the animals or felt it was childish I’m not sure and won’t speculate but I have to admit it made me sad. They are now making their final tour and will give several performances here in this area, I will not be going, neither will the little boy who is now a “man full-growed” and we will celebrate his birthday in a quieter and less colorful way this year.

*Ringling Bros. World's Greatest Shows was a circus founded in Baraboo, WisconsinUnited States in 1884 by five of the seven Ringling brothers, and this year, 2017, the final curtain will come down.

I would say the past few months we have probably been watching a circus of sorts, right? The political three-ring circus has had clowns, actors, magicians, a few animals (if you count the way some of the humans have acted) and tomorrow is the day the new President is sworn in and we will see how it all goes! I pray that our country will unite and give this new leadership a chance to succeed!

I hope we will choose to be dignified and not act like clowns or animals, but keep the instructions God gave to King Solomon in 2nd Chronicles 7:14 God appeared to Solomon that very night and said, “I accept your prayer; yes, I have chosen this place as a temple for sacrifice, a house of worship. If I ever shut off the supply of rain from the skies or order the locusts to eat the crops or send a plague on my people, and my people, my God-defined people, respond by humbling themselves, praying, seeking my presence, and turning their backs on their wicked lives, I’ll be there ready for you: I’ll listen from heaven, forgive their sins, and restore their land to health.

*Copied from an article about the Greatest Show on Earth on