Patriot Express News Letter Edition #17
Good morning all you happy Patriots. A blessed Saturday to you. Ms. Lucy and I wish you the best of weekends. Summer is winding down so get out and enjoy it before the beauty of autumn arrives. My favorite season of the year. Sweat shirts, jeans, and hiking boots... golden leaves and a mountain breeze. I digress. We hope you are healthy wherever you may be. Thank you for your continued support and time to read, email, text, and visit our website. The motivation is the belief we are helping one person at a time.
I was blessed to have the opportunity to visit and talk with at least 25 to 30 patriots this week in multiple states and events. The time is never enough. I hope you are also helping one person at a time equally. Even though the news changes, our focus and preparedness efforts should remain the same. Constant. We learn, prepare, communicate and share. Keep charging.
With that said... Let's get moving...
In House Laundry -
Just a few notes to pass along to everyone.
First, I want to say thanks for the emails of thoughts and kind words for Ms. Lucy. We appreciate your kind words and thoughts. Thank you. She is on the mend now.
Please continue your efforts to pick up new readers and pass along their email addresses my way. I will get them connected... one person at a time. A person can become a member of the website which will have the email address loaded and sent to me. I will then load them in to the email system to receive notifications and any alerts sent out. This is the easiest method.
Thanks for your emails and information shared to me. Just like you read the Patriot Express Newsletter, I enjoy and appreciate your messages and emails through the week. Your thoughts are important and hearing about things you are working on or concerns you may have with things going on. Keep the emails flowing and I will try and get back to you as soon as I possibly can. Normally within 24 hours.
I want to send a big Patriot welcome out to eleven new Patriot readers who joined the Patriot Express this week. A big Patriot welcome goes out to Huntsville, AL, Atlanta, GA, Raleigh, Charlotte and Easter N.C., Central, OK, and Dandridge, TN.. You know who you are. Welcome!!!
Thanks to our Patriot brothers and sisters who brought the new readers aboard. We have a few other new readers but I have not been able to determine a general location.
Okay, enough of that... Let's move ahead...
(The author and blog site are not responsible for your chuckles and laughs out loud while reading "Thoughts for the Week." Read at your own risk and remember, avoid fear porn and keep one foot grounded. Take what you want and leave the rest behind.) When life struggles seem to weigh you down and you feel you can't carry the load, look up. He will never give us more than we can handle.
Thoughts for the Week -
We had another blessed week in our home. It was another very busy week with lots of moving and shaking and I'm thankful for the help and support Ms. Lucy provided to keep me on schedule moving forward. Some days are so busy between work and keeping the Hope For Survival efforts moving forward, I don't know if I'm winding my behind or scratching my watch.
After sending out the Patriot Express News Letter #16 Saturday morning, I hopped in the Tundra and jetted four hours over to our home in East TN. Ms. Lucy stayed behind to rest and recover from the rough week she had last week. Plus it was a quick trip with a tight schedule to get certain things accomplished and then head back to northern Bama 24 hours later.
My ol pal Festus drove down from his location in the hills of Tennessee to our home in East TN to spend about 24 hours working on a few joint projects we have moving along. Late in the afternoon on Saturday, I had five of our Patriot brothers and a sister at the house having a great chat. We completed some work briefly in the blazing heat and then went inside to share some water and tea, and a good Patriot chat. I'm humbled to call these fine people my brothers and sisters and dear friends. It is always good to gather and hear what is on their minds. Politics. The state of the nation. Fishing. Camping. Faith. The 2020 election. Priorities in preparing....beans, brass, band-aides, and other stuff (if ya know what I mean). I enjoy throwing out a topic and then zipping the lips and listening. Amazing how much one can learn by listening. I do appreciate my friends time for coming to the house, their help in a project, and the time shared conversing. And of course the laughs provided by Jager. You are a one of a kind, sir. Bonding. Learning. Sharing. Building a stronger resilience to the Patriot beliefs. Another fine Patriot, T.C. dropped by for about an hour. It was great to see you as well. I look forward to trying some of your fine brisket by summers end. Thanks for your help in the project.
As I have shared previously, and already coordinated through Ms Jan, the host of Heritage Life Skills in Waynesville, N.C., I plan to offer a new series of classes in the 2020 HLS to be held the first weekend in May, a Preparedness 101, 102 and 103 type opportunity. This will be a basic, mid-level and advance level course. You should have 101 to do 102 and 102 for 103. The 102 is learning and setting up 103. The 103 will be 90% student involvement and participation. So, Festus and I finished our visit with others, had dinner, and put our brains together to continue work on the new classes and format. We finally called the evening at 2 AM and crashed. The sun shined bright and not long after we had some sausage and eggs we went back to work on the project around 8 am until about noon. We had our church service via podcast. Thanks to Festus for staying focused and keeping me from inserting terrorist attacks and F-35 airstrikes in to the scenarios. Just kidding. It was a productive 24 hours, we accomplished a great deal, weeded out some other issues, and I think we can pull this off. I'm approaching this effort for multiple reasons. 1. It is needed. 2. To get you, the paying participant, involved to test your skills and knowledge. 3. To get you, the participant communicating and sharing with other like-minded individuals. 4. To help others gain confidence in what you know and your abilities so you will hopefully feel you can now step out and help others. 5. It was requested by multiple Patriots who attended HLS. And, No. 6. Because of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
On a lighter note, did I tell you ol Festus brought a gallon sized freezer bag full of fresh blueberries from the his blueberry patch. Yum, yum. I knew he couldn't leave the blueberry patch behind. He carried it with him to our house. Festus, you're a good man and brother. We appreciate you and Ms. Festus generosity very much.
I had the great opportunity to visit our local Preparedness weekly gathering of Patriot brothers and sisters here in Huntsville, AL. What a happy group of people. I believe all in all I got to talk with at least twelve to fifteen of these fine folks. I wish we had more time but it is always good to see them and hear how they are doing. Even through their busy days and weeks they find time to gather and discuss world events and other local agenda items. It is always good to include things taking place in your local county and state. Remember, it all starts at home and your local community. This group has been headed by three fine gents who prepare and present the agenda weekly. Get this, they have been doing this around 11 years now without a break in action. Talk about dedication. 99.9% of the weekly meetings includes a prepared brief or guest speaker. This is a great opportunity to meet, share, and learn. Thank you, sirs, for your continued faith and dedication to share and help others.
I had a brief meeting with a Huntsville, AL Patriot that included a great discussion on the state of affairs on our local level and national level. One topic included our thoughts on what direction we believe the President will or won't go on supporting gun legislation based on his past comments and position. We briefly discussed Technocracy, AI and 5G and the negative impact it will have on our kids and grandkids in social and health respects. It is always good to see you and chat, sir.
Ms. Lucy and I shared dinner with four Huntsville Patriots we had not broken bread with for a while. Not because of desire to do so but availability of free time at the same time. It is always a learning experience with these folks because they are extremely prepared, smart, and highly capable of using naturals to survive from. I briefly mentioned them in my book as the team that purchased some land off the beaten path and built a sawmill and used timber from their property to build with. One of the Patriot brothers who has a brother who is a professional traveler through his work, just returned from the continent of Africa and shared the tenseness that was observed amongst professional Africans who are monitoring events transpiring in America. The eyes are on us here. How will we react or respond to events unfolding. One of the Patriot brothers was talking about the upcoming HamFest 2019 to be hosted here in Huntsville, AL Aug 17 and 18, 2019. It is believed to be one of the three largest in America of its type. https://hamfest.org/2019-event-flyer He is a Technician level ham operator and one who doesn't just have the license but is also an excellent operator. So our friend starts talking about snakeroot and how it will numb your mouth when chewed. This was learned from an Indian Chief. However don't swallow