Wednesday, October 26, 2005------------------------------------------------------------------------
I am just not much in the mood to blog. We lost another Marine from my son's battalion on Oct. 23rd. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Lance Cpl. Jonathan R. Spears who was only 21 and from Molino, FL. I will be doing a tribute to him soon.
Eric is doing okay as far as I know. No news from him since the call a couple of weeks ago. And as always, no news is good news for us.
Here's a little item that touched me earlier today. Its one of those emails that gets passed around but its so true in my eyes.
Today, we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend. Mr.. Common Sense.
Mr.. Sense had been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm and that life isn't always fair.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not kids, are in charge).
His health began to rapidly deteriorate when well intentioned but over-bearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a six-year old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate, teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Mr.. Sense's mental state declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student, but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Finally, Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense finally gave up the ghost after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a bit in her lap and was rewarded with a huge financial settlement.
Mr.. Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility, and his son Reason.
He is survived by two stepbrothers, My Rights and Ima Whiner.
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you remember him; pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.
Sometimes I truly wonder if anyone notices Common Sense is gone? It makes my heart ache for the world :(
Semper Fi and God Bless you all.