Wednesday and as far as my computer points out to me, my last journal was on the 7th or the 8th, in which I refrained from sending out any news clips. So, today, my Journal will be all news clips. Not only does this help you stay up with unique and often unreported world events, I also keep my own collection. Oh, yes...we had some snow last night, but it is already melting and I am hearing thunder over the mountains. Either that or its a North Korean weapons test.
Moose Pass is under clear skies, but can't risk typing anymore. Computer is toast. bye, BILL
Once daylight appeared, I've been able to welcome a foggy morning. Fog comes up from the lake and can be very thick at times and fill the entire valley. By noon or 2 p.m. the fog has burned off and a fantastic day awaits us. The new growth of "pussy willows" have appeared and we have several willow trees in the yard. Mona and I have planted various baby fruit trees and some of them are actually growing. We lost the yards large cherry tree to a big wind storm, sure was a mighty pretty tree.
The juices were running early & the presses busy before 4 a.m. this morning, but the world was showing a busy day with an ample helping of hatred, bitterness and slavery, dipping of warfare, and platters served of terrorism and political foul mouthing and idiocy. News shows anti-Semitism being yanked back an forth between English and American Universities, political parties stepping in for added insult and our beloved Constitution being used as a muddied floor mat, with the splotches of dried blood on it totally ignored.
What a beautiful Sunday morning, great day for church. I worked on my journal research for several hours and then realized it was time for worship team practice- still Jan on lead and me on congas, but God gets it done. We're still praying for additional musicians. Our drummer and bass player went off to school, but don't worry, no one is foolish enough to give me a microphone for back-up vocals. I can even drive off the bear with the Ballad of the Green Beret or some other stirring number.
Woke up to fresh snow and 22 degrees, but it quickly warmed up and the snowfall ceased and now 4-5 inches of fresh fluff is melting. But trees are covered and the yard is picture perfect. Unfortunately, I do not have one of those phone/cameras. I we did the journal would be filled with photos of Alaska wildlife and this also includes my grandchildren.
Last night was supposed to be a busy evening with various relatives and friends coming by, but the weather and road-shape conditions interfered.
Another quiet day in the homestead, critters all asleep on the living room furniture in their attempt to locate one of the sunbeams shinning thru. Today, temperature held at 24 degrees and crystal clear skies at 8 a.m. I awakened at 3:30 a.m. but just refused to get up and finally able to drop off. As for today's rating in Alaskan beauty, I'd place Moose Pass at a possible 7.2.
Wow! Little Irene (sorry, I forgot the middle name already and didn't have a writing pad when my son, James, called last night) Casselman was born to James & Becca Casselman. Mom and baby doing fine, though the dad is a bit worn out from the ordeal. No one seems to remember what the husband and new father goes through when these events occur, especially when its a daughter.
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