Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #164
Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #164. Thanks for stopping by to spend a few minutes with us. As we go towards Memorial Day, please be safe wherever you are and whatever you do. The roads will be full of travelers and that means lots of law enforcement as well to help keep you safe. If you are tired or get tired pull over to a safe place. We need you all back safe and happy after the holidays. I do believe we will be at home this weekend after a grueling month of travel and work. More to come in June.
It was another busy and crazy week for Ms. Lucy and me as we spent last Thursday through Sunday in Waynesville, NC at Heritage Life Skills, then I departed for Huntsville, AL on Monday morning and back to East TN on Tuesday and Ms. Lucy headed to WV to spend time with family visiting from South Africa. Needless to say, a weekend at home will be nice for a change. I'm sure we will burn some dogs and burgers and probably spend time with some HFS family close by to us.
As we celebrate Memorial Day, please take a moment to give respect and remembrance to the ladies and men who died in the line of duty, and mostly on foreign soil. They didn't get to say goodbye or say that last, I love you to family. They died for the freedoms you and I enjoy each and every day. Many of these heroes never got to see the birth or hold their child and many families never got to bury their loved one. Say a special prayer for the families who will remember their loved one this Memorial Day. Always remember, the freedom we enjoy each day is not free. Someone paid the ultimate price at some location around the world. God bless their souls and protect their families. I can tell you this, if you have ever witnessed death on the battlefield, you will never hear TAPS the same.
I always listen to this historical moment each Memorial Day.
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Let’s move along and get to some thoughts...
Thoughts for the week - Relax. Pull up a chair and let me share some thoughts with you about my amazing week. If you see a typo or lost comma, forgive me but I'm focused more on telling you the truth.
Let's play the game of "imagine." You can apply the "you" to either a male or female.- It is an autumn day and the skies are gloomy with light showers and some occasional thunder. Life is passing day by day and you go about your life doing all the things you normally do. Everyone in your household goes about their daily functions as normal, headed in different directions with work and school (if applicable). You drive your route to work, as you always do, thinking about the day ahead and things you must work on for your boss. Everyone arrives to their destinations to start another day. The day is cloudy with random showers. Another dull autumn day is apparent as the hours tick by minute by minute.
Shortly before lunch hour, the power goes out and the emergency generator kicks in to bring the lights and computers back online. You then hear a loud crash sound from your window. You turn to look towards then window when you notice several cars wrecked at the intersection in front of your company location. It appeared several cars entered the four-way crossing together. Why would this be? Traffic was at a standstill, but it was likely because of the multiple car wreck. Hmmm, the power failure included the traffic lights. No emergency vehicles arrived on scene yet.
As you head to the break room to grab your lunch from the refrigerator, you look at your watch and notice the time is behind the time on the wall clock. You take your lunch to a table and begin to lay out your food. Keeping with your normal routine, you take out your cell phone to check messages while eating. Your phone is turned off which is odd. You attempt to turn the phone on but it won't power up. Another oddity but it doesn't register yet. You continue eating and then return to work.
A coworker passes your desk commenting how they went out for lunch but their car wouldn't start so they didn't get lunch. They attempted to call their spouse to let them know about the dead car but their phone wouldn't work either. You look at your watch again and see the time was still frozen at the time you previously found in the break room. You think the situation through in your head and then comment to your coworker how your watch was stopped, your cell phone was dead, your coworkers car was dead, and no traffic was moving on the street in front of your building. You go back to the window again and notice several people on the street looking at their phone but no one was talking. Things are now seeming odd.
After several hours your computer goes dead and the lights in the office work area goes dark. You get up and walk to the window and notice the wreck from earlier remains in the intersection and everything remains stopped. No police, no wreckers, no traffic lights, nothing. You decide to pack it up and head to your car to start your 30-minute drive home. You need to stop at the store to buy some fresh vegetable for your planned evening family meal. The trees are showing signs of the seasonal change which means the evening sun will turn dark sooner. You hope to finish work and get your shopping done quickly so you can arrive home before dark.
You arrive to your car and hit the keychain remote to unlock the door and you don't hear a beep and the door remains locked. You insert the key in the door and it unlocks. You sigh a breath of relief. You place your phone on the car charger but still get no results. What is going on, you think to yourself. You insert your key to the ignition and nothing. You try again and get nothing. You think to yourself, is it a coincidence your watch is stopped, your phone is dead, and now your car won't start.....just like your coworkers car earlier. You go back in your work building and stop at the nearest phone to call your husband to report the dead car. You stop at the lobby phone and find it dead as are the other phones you pick and attempt to dial from. Nothing. What on earth is going on, you think to yourself.
You return to your car to gather your personal items and decide to walk a few blocks to catch a neighbor at her workplace and hopefully catch a ride home. The trip to the store will have to wait at this point. You have bigger issue to resolve. You look for your umbrella or a rain parka to help keep you dry, however you find nothing. Then you remember you left them in your husband vehicle from the weekend. You have a momentary mental flash to a conversation a friend shared a while back about the need for having an extra bag in your car with a change of clothes, comfortable shoe, weather gear, and other items. You blew it off because your friend tended to talk about crazy things that could happen. You laugh and think maybe you should have listened. It will be a miserable walk in the rain and elevated shoes. You begin your walk at a fast pace that quickly slows due to pained feet from your shoes.