Food For Kids

Taking Food From Kids The states that won’t offer the extra food aid this summer are: Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont and Wyoming. The Biden administration will provide summer grocery money to 21 million kids who depend on getting school lunches during the year and will… Continue reading Food For Kids

The Poor Rich

On January 1, 2022 Washington’s capital gains tax became law. It taxed capital gains of individuals at 7%. Not all capital gains, just those over $250,000.  There are 7,710,000 million people living in Washington. About 3700 Washington  state residents paid this tax. Most of us don’t have capital gains and only 3,700 have more than… Continue reading The Poor Rich

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Smile

Did yoy smile when you saw this picture? I did. Quite a gathering. They seem to be sitting quietly and gazing at the photographer. How someone got them all together is a mystery. I would have liked to have that much control with my kids when I taught. Anyway, the picture made me smile. I… Continue reading Smile

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Better Times

This flag stands for freedom. Let’s not lose it. January 22, 2024 In the past few weeks inflation declined and you can see the results in the grocery stores and at the gas pump. Prices are going down. An immediate result is Bidens approval rating is improving, up 12% according to the latest poles. The… Continue reading Better Times

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Thanks Friends

When I was sick I should have been here. Nothing Like Friends 1/21/2024 When we Started on our cruise we had a sitter for our cat Marley. We can’t board him as he stops eating, get constipated and ends up in the vets, costing us many dollars. On a short trip, 7 to 10 days,… Continue reading Thanks Friends

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No More Trump

No Picture of Trump 1/20/2024 You look at the papers and magazines, the internet and the news feeds, or any way we communicate, and you see Trump. What has he done to receive this kind of national coverage? Nothing!!! He rants late at night about how unfair everything is. He proclaims that the president of… Continue reading No More Trump

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Starting Over

Starting Again 1/19/24 41 days on a 700 foot long cruise ship, Oct 6th to Nov 16th. From Fort Lauderdale to Antarctica to Buenos Aries and back to Seattle, with many stops in between to visit South American cities and countries. Ten days on board with an infection and antibiotics. Two weeks at home to… Continue reading Starting Over

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We Rate Dogs

If you haven’t gotten a 2024 desk calendar yet, here is one you really need to consider. I got it last year as a Christmas present and enjoyed starting every day with a great dog with something witty to say. So, I have it again and can once again start my day with a smile.… Continue reading We Rate Dogs

WhatHappened

As far as I know our statue is still standing and liberty is still rampant in the United States. Although some seem to use their liberty to trash, threaten and take other people’s liberty away. The Donald seems to be much closer to the edge of becoming totally incoherent and maniacal. Just today we found… Continue reading WhatHappened

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Around South America

As we sailed down the west coast of South America we stopped at many ports. Manta, Lima, Santiago, Isla Robinson Crusoe, Ushuaia, Montevideo and Buenos Aires, to name a few. We often got off the Zaandam an took a guided tour of area. The small mountain in the background is a temple. There were several… Continue reading Around South America

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