A Wonderful Father’s Day!

Yesterday was a fabulous and fascinating Father’s Day!  It possessed the trifecta of the components of my perfect day…Mary Jane and Aaron and Jonathon!  When those three musketeers are with me I have need of nothing!  

IMG_4996We enjoyed a Mexican Feast from Don Sol!  Then we settled back for a scary Kevin Bacon movie.  It was a prime example of a quality movie that did not receive glowing reviews…

IMG_0146I can think of nothing that has inspired me more than my family.  Since I was 20 years old my life has been revolved around them!  Whenever obstacles were in my life path…they were my reason for surmounting the high hurdles.  Aaron and Jonathon bring MJ and I…constant joy!  We still see each other, almost, daily…and we value our sons counsel and opinions.  We are planning on traveling to Maine in September if the pandemic allows…

IMG_1205I heard on the radio today that we are in the midst of a very active pandemic.  Florida is becoming the new hot spot in the nation for cases of Covid-19  with many states in the South and west of the United States exhibiting concerning spikes in illness.  For a while I was pleased to see that there were more people wearing face masks and practicing the 6 feet rule of social distancing when I did the grocery shopping…that is no longer the case.  The majority of people in our section of Illinois are no longer wearing masks…and seem unconcerned regarding social distancing.  Many speak of a fear of the second wave of the Coronavirus…I am still afraid of the first wave…which we are in the midst of!  Simply because our 2020 pandemic has lasted a few months…does not signify that we get off for good behavior!  We Americans did not believe that the plague or the pandemic would come to us…after all we have been raised to believe that we are the greatest country on the face of the earth!  The audacity of a third world virus interfering with our first world lifestyle…  But it has…and it is just getting started…

I heard a scientist and health professional speak of a growing movement to not believe science and to make light of its assertions.  Our president said, last evening at a rally in Oklahoma, that the United States is testing to much for COVID-19…and that is the reason that we have so many cases…  If that is the case…do pregnancy tests cause pregnancy?

I heard my friend, Rick, say the other day that he had been excited regarding his attendance at a Rolling Stones concert in St. Louis, Missouri…as well as the Doobie Brothers, on another date, but that both had been canceled due to the pandemic.  He felt confident that they had done the right thing by canceling the performances!  I identified with my friend,  as MJ and I as well as Ron and Ira Kaye had tickets to a John Fogerty concert in St. Louis this summer…and it was canceled…  Indeed businesses have to open up, at least in some manner, to facilitate the livelihood of so many Americans…but none of us wants to be the first test case…for a virus that can snuff out our life…like a candle in the wind!

I am the proud owner of a new Swiss Army knife that Aaron gave me for Father’s Day.  It is a ‘Boss’ knife.  The case of the cutting instrument is made of walnut.  Jonathon gave me two vinyl LP’s…one of the recently departed…John Prine, and the other the new release of Norah Jones…two of my all time favorites!


We Baby Boomers are rebels and we wear our freak flags proudly!  But we were also taught that education is vital to our success and our continued understanding of a complex and every morphing world!  ‘Science is the intellectual and particular activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.’   Dictionary


3 responses

  1. Happy belated Father’s Day BJ! I am so glad you had the warmth of your family and dog! I heard that speech (or a snippet of it in our daily news on TV) and all I can say is unfortunately POTUS is an odd ball! Sigh. Take care and stay safe.

    1. Thank you, my friend! I hope that you are well? 🌞

      1. Hi BJ, I am doing ok. Working hard for my job and staying sane haha! Stay safe!

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