The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

Winning drawing from MCMS art contest: The Best of Miller, Texas
  Congratulations Mikey Vines

November 10, 2014

It would seem that we have become a society that marks the passing of time by the big five holidays our government considers worthy of time off for the masses--New Year's Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Card companies, like Hallmark, have added some of the lesser holidays to the list--Valentine's Day, Easter, Mothers' Day, Fathers' Day. Yet some of the most deserving holidays are ignored. No, I am not going to rant like I did about Columbus Day, but I do think that it is noteworthy that our stores are currently filled the all the accouterments of Thanksgiving and the first rush of the Christmas blitz because these two holidays generate dollars in the store's cash registers--the bottom line rules in a capitalist society while the holiday celebrating the men and women who serve in the armed services is largely ignored. This intrepid blogger went on a search for Veteran’s Day card to send to a special veteran, and surprise! there is not a single card on the shelves that commemorates the service of our veterans. So, I will say to all the veteran’s out there:

Thank you for putting your lives on the line everyday.
I challenge all Millerites to set your clocks, so that tomorrow on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we can take a moment to stop and say a prayer of gratitude for these brave men and women. If you don’t know the significance of 11 11 11, look it up.

Now, to other less important but infinitely more titillating tidbits of gossip. Lots of action these past few weeks, but sadly not much progress to report. The phobias seemed to have passed. BND Numero Uno has been seen out and about with GND #3 on several occasions, but never as a couple. Although, there was the little tête à tête in the hallway of the Double D that seemed awful “friendly” if you know what I mean. GND #5 is still riding side saddle with the Risen One, much to the disgust of BND El Segundo, who is often seen propping up the bar at the Double D pretending to sip the suds. Bar flies find him irresistible, I mean the real bar flies, the ones humans swat with a flyswatter. The other kind--the cute, single, and available human variety--have long since given up on catching his attention. Love is a messy business, and it will be interesting to see where this leads. Brother against brother, or a peaceful family reunion.

What did one barfly say to the other?
No worries, bro.  I'll be your wingman.

Meanwhile, this crazy weather has everyone’s sinuses in an uproar. With flu season just around the corner, don’t forget to drop by Doc Nichol’s clinic for a flu shot. This everyready blogger got one yesterday. Feel a little under the weather today, but a little under the weather for a day or two is better than a full blown case of the flu. Nuff said.

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