Another fine mess… my 900th post!

My first post was on a Olympia SM7 from 1961.  I had heard an Olympia portable was used by Stan Laurel, which was all the recommendation I needed.  Checking my typed pages I learned that it was not until September 2012 that I confirmed this information.  Back then I did not even number my posts (only after I passed 250 and  felt it would be helpful to keep track).

Along the way I discovered a website called Letters from Stan where they collected letters that Stan Laurel typed… in 2012 the number of letters was 1,184 today it is 1,620.  Mr. Laurel died Feb 23, 1965 and the last letter they show is from Feb 20, 1965.  Laurel & Hardy always brought a smile to my face.

1961 Olympia SM7

Peace be still… Presidental remarks & love of Country

President Trump said today:

We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.

When we open our hearts to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.

President Obama shook the hand of President Trump after these words were spoken, and I believe he said “good job”

President Trump swore on the Lincoln bible… a president who said: “With malice to none and charity for all.

I’ve written many Presidents, below is a reply I received today Jan 20.


The dream lingers…

I still hear that “Freedom’s bell” where all are equal and we march together strong and tall up that mountain of goodness and light.

I still see unity; love of character and peaceful disagreement as the way forward.

I still think its true: “We cannot walk alone” I still dream that dream…

Soft sounds still rebounds… “Free at last…” and I see a rainbow of smiling faces hand in hand and I awake…

1956 Underwood

Lets support the handshake… the President & President Elect want us to!

I watched the President and President Elect sit down and speak of unity and doing good.  This should have meant that supporters of both would follow that lead and build bridges.  Instead one group wants one man to speak out against protesters and another group wants the other to speak out against those who celebrate by negative statements toward minorities.   Another objects to picking a Chief of Staff who might get along with congress to well and should pick someone who will be less friendly (and hints of “or else”.

This is not building a bridge toward understand and hope.  A star said positive things (think O) and is called a “sell out”.  It is hard to see the good in others or to find a common ground when actions that move toward unity are “spit on”.

The experts should stop saying why someone lost and explain how everyone can win if we give “understanding” a chance.

1934 Bar-lett
1934 Bar-lett

Ignore my thoughts… nothing will happen.  I will still believe in this country regardless.  Without hate or malice… I just seek understanding and I hope that is okay!