Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day to everyone. We used to call it Decoration Day and Grandmother would pack a lunch (there were no drive-ins back then-imagine) and we would go to the cemetery and clean up the graves of our relatives and put flowers on them. While we had a picnic lunch at the lake on the way home, we would talk about those who had died and remember them.

This year in Oklahoma, the clean-up of the tornado continues this Memorial Day. Even though the weather is still full of storms and even though people have lost everything. Everyone I know is doing something to help.
What we can do without is the broadcasters from liberal television networks and other top liberals who come in and actually make fun of those of us (the majority here) who believe in God and thank Him for our blessings. I won't name any names (well, okay, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senator Barbara Boxer and more) but it makes my heart hurt to hear their snide remarks. Then they turn around and are amazed that the clean up is progressing in an orderly fashion and that people are not sitting around whining for government money...they are just putting their heads down and going forward. They are shocked that, unlike disasters in other places, there was no looting or violence. I am so proud to be an Oklahoman and to be part of the Bible believing "hicks" they are making fun of. Here in Oklahoma, we still say "hello" to strangers at the grocery store, still get to know our neighbors and still have a society that is strong and self-reliant.

Well, I'll get off my soapbox and go work. Maybe making fun of Oklahomans will make the liberal press and politicians feel better about themselves and help them maintain their smug feelings of superiority. Please don't write me and tell me that there were like-minded people in Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina. I know that. I just don't remember the press and elected officials giving them a hard time about it. Of course, those states still haven't gotten all of their promised federal aid. We will see what Oklahoma gets. Texas wildfires destroyed millions of acres of land and they got no help AT ALL. I don't want to think that this is because of the fact that Texas is a red state. No, the administration would not punish those with differing political views....unless it's the IRS. Okay, I'll stop. I'm just amazed at the tone of those who have our ear and our purse strings. I'd still rather live here. We will help each other. Bev


20 North Ora said...

Happy Memorial Day Bev!

Hope your toothache is better. I agree with everything you said. The one comment I loved was the teacher that said "I did something I am not allowed to do in public schools, I prayed and I prayed out loud".

Nuff said!


Jacqueline said...

We all need God in our lives, not just when disaster strikes. You have every reason to be proud of your fellow citizens. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Anonymous said...

God bless all of you that have lost so much and are working so hard. The devil can keep those that are making fun of you. My prayers go out to you and your fellow Oklahomans!

GO STARS! said...

I have to agree with you. We live in Texas and have seen the same thing in West, Texas where the fertilizer plant exploded. The media tries to talk to people and they just keep working and cleaning up. They help each other, donate food, clothing, shelter, etc. and don't look to the government to take care of them. Neighbors are there to help and take care of neighbors. God brings us hope and happiness even in times of trial.

Delcia R. said...

A loud AMEN to your comments and those posted.

Missy Shay said...

You are absolutely right about the politicians and newscasters, they are allowed to talk bad about God all they want, but no one is "allowed" to praise God.

Mary Jane said...

AMEN! Couldn't have said it any better.
From Utah

Penny from S.C. said...

You go girl! Thanks for standing up to this sort of "junk".