Monday, June 27, 2011

Ooh Rah!!!

If it’s Sunday, it’s church.  We attended Mike and Shauna’s church in Rockport.  Following the worship service we had a pot luck dinner celebrating the graduation of a half dozen students – three from high school, two from college, and one graduate student.

Being that Mike and Shauna had set up / clean up duty, we arrived around nine o’clock and didn’t leave until close to two.  It was almost three by the time we returned home, so the rest of the afternoon was spent reading and napping (not necessarily in that order).  Mike and Shauna returned for the evening service while Judy and I played hooky and “stood” to home.

Did you see the article about the 77 year old retired Vietnam Vet Marine Chaplain in Ohio who is being taken to court for flying the American Flag in his front yard?  A representative from the Home Owners Association says he is in violation of the HOA’s rules and must remove it by Monday (that’s today) or the Association will take legal action.

Apparently flags can be flown if they are attached to the house, but it’s the 15 feet high flag pole that is in violation.  The HOA’s representative stated that they couldn’t allow “rouge home owners” doing their own thing within the association.  Someone has waaaaay tooooo much time on his hands.

Wouldn’t it be a whole lot simpler (and make more sense) to just amend the HOA rules to allow displaying the American Flag on a flag pole?  Then there would be “peace in the valley” all around.  Makes you wonder; “if brains were dynamite, would some people have enough of them to blow their noses?”

It’s the Barney Fife syndrome, give some people a little authority and they want to rule the world.  The Marine Vet had better be prepared to “Semper Fi” because the HOA rep may just take the bullet out of his pocket, put it into his legality gun, and pull the legal action trigger.  But I really don’t think that that old HOA snake, “Mr. Pots, has a pit to hiss in!”   So fly ‘em high, Major!  While the rest of us just salute the HOA rules with the “Fickle Finger Of Fate” award.  “Ooh Rah!!”

Well, the sun has risen and so must I.  It’s time to decide what play clothes to put on for today.  I think a nice walk and a day at the beach is in order.  Later this afternoon we’ll have a cookout; burgers on the grill – yum, yum.  Check in tomorrow to see how it all unfolds.

So, Take Care Until Next Time  - - - - - - - - 

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