Archive for December, 2010

Nobody Gets A New Bike For Christmas Anymore

One of my Christmas traditions is walking out to the street on Christmas morning to see if there are any kids riding new bikes. I have to tell you, it’s been a while since I’ve seen any. It’s true there aren’t as many children on our street as there were 20 years ago, but there […]

December 30, 2010 · Harry · 3 Comments
Tags: ,  · Posted in: Christmas, Life

Photo Gallery

I’ve added a new feature to the blog, thanks to my webhost (Icdsoft).  I’ve added a photo gallery listed on the sidebar to the right. Mostly garden photos, but some other stuff too.

December 13, 2010 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: BlogStuff

Thoughts On Winter

Winter in Mississippi is different from winter further north.  The low tonight is forecast to be 18F.  It rarely gets that low – maybe two or three times a year – and honestly, we don’t know what to do about it.  After we’ve put the faucet covers on, we’re pretty much clueless.  When it gets […]

December 13, 2010 · Harry · One Comment
Tags:  · Posted in: Mississippi, Weather

Dear Children And Grandchildren

Yesterday President Obama and the Republicans worked out a deal on extending the Bush tax cuts from 2001.  They also threw in a “temporary” reduction in the payroll tax we pay for social security, dropping it by two percentage points.  So now we’ll pay even less in taxes, without giving up anything.  We’ve come to […]

December 7, 2010 · Harry · One Comment
Posted in: Politics


With Christmas approaching, the Methodist church turns to thoughts of Advent. For Methodists, the fourth Sunday before Christmas begins the church year. Advent is generally presented as a time of waiting and anticipation, symbolically representing the approach of the birth of Jesus. A former pastor offered a different interpretation – that of a period of […]

December 5, 2010 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Religion