It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Monday, April 30, 2012


has rolled around again.  It is still raining here and is quite miserable out.  I know this because I had to run errands this morning and it poured down on me.  It is 57 degrees right now and is to get warmer for the next several days.

The funeral for the young man who was killed in Afghanistan was held this morning.   I felt so sorry for the family and all involved as it was pouring down rain at the time.

This was the second young man from the same school here in Pekin that was killed in Afghanistan in the last 6 months.  I agree with a comment Joe made on my last post.  I think the polititians should talk more about what is going to happen to get us out of there.  I personally cannot understand why we have to bail out every country all around the world when we have many homeless and hungry here at home.  Just sayin’.  I think charity should begin at home.

That is my rant for today and it isn’t even Wednesday which we long ago declared our official rant day.

I just talked to my brother in O’Fallon a few minutes ago.  They had baseball sized hail there on Saturday.  Not something I want to see.  Quarter size is about the biggest I have seen.

Have a great week.  Stay safe and be happy!!



  1. I agree with you on your rant Beth. you go girl!
    It's cool here too and was supposed to rain. Well we had a little thru the night - but that's all. We are so very dry around this area. Poor farmers.

  2. Hi Beth,

    Hope your weather clears. We're so late with everything again this year - 3 years in a row!!

    What I wish is that our 'Vacationer and Chief' would either let our military get the job done, or order them out - no warning, no handing over with flags being exchanged - let them fight to win, or get out now! (Guess that's an audit I hear coming now!)

    And, all of the countries that want us out, I say, 'Great, come on home guys, or and by the way, check book is now closed!' We all feel terrible about the loss of our soldiers.

    Thanks for popping by my blog too!

    Have a great week!

  3. I wouldn't mind a storm that produced quarter sized quarters 'cept for all the pain and damage it would cause.

    1. LOL!! Thanks Bro, you cheered me up!

  4. Sad day. :(
    I can't even imagine baseball sized hail!! I've probably only seen about quarter sized hail and that looked darn huge to me!
    Have a great week. :)

  5. Wow, that is some BIG hail. Must have done some major damage!!

  6. 80 degrees and sunny here today which meant afternoon thunderstorms but I got the lawn mowed and the rain will just wash the mulched grass deeper into the turf.

    Couldn't agree more about our government dumping money into a bottomless pit overseas while we have kids with no health care, as well as hungry and homeless here.

  7. Hi Beth

    Still raining here too and last night we had a thunder storm, the weather seems very unusual in many places at the moment.

    Hope you have a good week - Hugs Nita.

  8. I totally agree with you. I love that our church does more here locally then over seas. I do agree there are many in need. But isn't it like the old saying to heal yourself before healing others?

  9. So sad and so sorry for the families. It really is a shame. We lost 2 in this area this week also. Your rant is right on Beth. Enough already!

  10. send some of that rain to north east Alabama Beth, we are in desperate need of it... have a good day... hugs


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