Monday, January 20, 2020

Book Recommendation

I just finished the book you see here.  It's been around awhile so you may have already read it.  It's a fictionalized account of a true story set in the 1930s south.  It's about an adoption scheme that tore children away from their families so they could be adopted.  Local police & other powerful people were involved so no enforcement was taken for many years.  Read the book to find out what it's all about.  It's extremely well written. 


Monday, January 13, 2020

Back to the world

Since Dec. 26th we have been at our condo in FL.  We got home yesterday evening.  With the exception of some chilly weather now and then the weather was generally beautiful.  Some of the time was spent with our daughter and her family and the rest of the time with friends who are just arriving so we were able to keep busy.

Usually we fly JetBlue to and from FT Myers but due to JetBlue scheduling changes we chose to fly Southwest.  In case you don't know it, Southwest has a different boarding procedure than the other airlines.  Instead of selecting your seats when you book your ticket, you're assigned a group letter (A, B or C) and a number.  When it comes time to board you need to go up when your group is called and then you need to find your place in line according to the number you've been assigned.  If you check in early (24 hours) you can pay extra to get into a group that boards sooner than later.  Otherwise you're going to end up in a middle seat at the back of the plane between two fat people who like to talk! 

Needless to say, we opted for the pay extra and get better choices approach. But that seems wrong to me.  That increased the overall amount of our ticket enough to make it even more expensive to fly. On top of that the seats are narrow and the 'snacks' you're served are laughable.  

Fortunately JetBlue apparently got the message and tweaked their schedule so we can return to flying them.  Their snacks suck just as much but no one flies for snacks.  At least we don't.  Put peanut butter and crackers in your carry-on bag or whatever you like and the heck with what the airline gives you. 

So here we are, back in CT for the rest of the winter.  As the grand kids get older and less and less interested in hanging with old people, we'll probably extend our stays down there but we'll see how that goes.  We're still at the point where we can tolerate winters and Sandi still has a couple of years to work, albeit a reduced schedule.  But after that, who knows?

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year

The picture you see here is the last sunset of 2019 as seen from Naples, Fl.  Here's wishing you a happy, healthy 2020 and my sincere hope the coming year sees us begin to free ourselves from the grip of hatred, intolerance and hostility that we've been experiencing for the past 3 years.