Thursday, November 2, 2017

2 Nov 17 - 0621 EDT - blog - Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).


"Family ties are almost as important as Heavenly ties."

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 1,950,000 results (0.92 seconds). 

No results found for "Family ties are almost as important as Heavenly ties."


**YESTERDAY. Let's make this short and sweet. Published my main blog about 

scammers and 2 collections of 10 tweets. I drove everyone to Ryan's 

appointment with his neurologist, to Rittman, 10 miles north of here to see a 

lawyer, back to Orrville to Goodwill, to Buehler's Fresh Foods for some grocery 

items and to Rite Aid for a prescription medication.  

Oh, I forgot. There is a saying about the town of Rittman. West Virginia teaches

the 3 Rs, Reading and the Road to Rittman, meaning all of the hillbilly's migrate 

north to Rittman. Being born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and 

just maybe about 20 miles east of the West Virginia line means to me that I'm a 

hillbilly too, but I'm different because I don't live in Rittman along with those 

same hillbilly's that have the same hillbilly characteristics as me. 

Looks like I'm long and sweet instead of short and sweet. 

**TODAY. I got up about 3:09 AM 11/2/2017 EDT this morning, the time now

being 4:40 AM 11/2/2017 EDT. I probably got to sleep last night about 8:30 PM,

so I got about 6 and 1/2 hours sleep, good enough for me for the rest of the day. 

The weather forecast calls for high and low temperatures of 65°and 50° with

scattered showers, relative humidity at 78% and winds at 17 miles per hour. 

My Acurite Weather Gauge displays a present temperature of 53°, a barometric

pressure of 29.89 and a quarter moon tonight. 

I still need time to spread the remainder of the Weed and Feed and burn the 

plants and weeds at the burn pit before winter sets in, but the once dried plants 

and weeds are now wet because of the last few days of on and off rain.


***Google's search page: "Day of the Dead, 2017."   

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

"Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular 

the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other 

places, especially the United States. 

Observed by: Mexico, and regions with large Hispanic populations.

Significance: Prayer and remembrance of friends and family members who have 


Related to: All Saints' Day.

Begins: October 31.

Ends: November 2.

Celebrations: Creation of altars to remember the dead, traditional day of the 

dead's food."

Having lived 3/4 of a century on this earth and my observations of human 

behavior, has led me to know that the Hispanics have the best sense of family. 

Not the blacks, us pale faces and/or native American Indians can compare to 

the Hispanics close family ties. I have met only 2 Hispanics that have suffered

the heartbreak of separation, both at 2 different Walmart's in Las Vegas. 

I have not met enough Asians to make a comparison, but I believe that they 

believe that keeping the family together is always important.

I believe that family is important. For an example, I was typing through 

Facebook the other day to my niece's young daughter, Sweet Adeline, telling her

that her parents were taking care of her now, but when they grow older and 

needed help, she should help them at home and not place them in a nursing 


I've told this same thing to many children in the presense of their parents and I

always get the same answer to my question, "your parents are taking care of you

now, will you help them when they get older and need some help and not 

place them in a nursing home?" The same answer is always yes. 

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