General Updates

General Updates

This week’s story is about some general observations I have made over the last few weeks. They are not in any particular order and a good example of how things play out in my head. Now, I know that sounds a little frightening, but it will be a good exercise in following the musing and rants that attack all men the older they get. I am simply preparing you for future stories, so the proper response from you at this time should be “Thank You.” “You’re Welcome!”

The fatalities of common sense continue to grow in the face of the Covid 19 Apocalypse. A campground in the mountains is closed due to the Coronavirus. No I understand the need for social distancing in town, but if you are camping with someone that can’t keep six feet away from you in the mountains, you seriously need to discuss boundary issues with them or get new friends.

Every day when I log on to the internet, there are the daily headlines informing us of the latest breaking news of the day. The other day, ABC news had a big headline stating: “US unemployment rate skyrockets to 14.7%, the worst since the Great Depression!” Now I understand the headline needs to grab the readers’ attention, but is anyone seriously surprised by this? If so, let me explain it the way Booger McFarland (NFL’s version of Captain Obvious) would. “You see, when you don’t allow people to go to work they are going to be unemployed. The more unemployed people you have, the higher the unemployment numbers are going to be.”

Last Sunday night, I got a text from a young lady who wants to do her senior project on the Foundation. Her Mom is a good friend of Kristi and knew about the Foundation from Teton Cancer Institute. This young lady will be the fourth girl to have the Foundation as their senior project. I am completely honored and humbled by this. We have talked a couple of times and we are trying to decide how to make her senior project successful and beneficial. I am really looking forward to working with her on her project.

I ran into an old friend the other day I hadn’t seen for a while. We were catching up and he asked me how the Foundation was doing. I told him about some of the things we had done, and things we are currently doing to help. He lives out in Monteview and told me about a family out there that is dealing with cancer. The Mom is in her mid-thirties, has four children and is currently undergoing cancer treatment. He told me they have reached out to help them as well as the entire community. I told him the Foundation would be glad to help and asked him to send me their contact information so I could call. He sent me the information and I called and talked to the husband. I told him I was sorry to hear about their situation and told him I wanted to help. I told him about the Foundation and how it was an honor for me to be able to use the generosity of our community to help families in need. “We’re really not doing that bad and don’t want to seem like a charity case. But we would appreciate any help you wanted to give us,” He said. “My view of this is simple. I am helping you now because I can. Sometime in the future, someone else will need some help, and you will do it because you can,” I replied.

The point I am trying to make with these general updates, (And I know some of you were wondering if I had one) is this. I can always find things that I don’t agree with or that doesn’t make any sense. I can also find the positive and uplifting side of life. It is up to me to choose which ones I devote the most time to. I appreciate all your support and encouragement. It helps and guides me to make the right decisions. Thanks for reading

Next week: A Special 

P.S. Maybe next week we can discuss the correct procedure on arranging and storing your garden tools. Once again, “You’re Welcome!”