What a way to begin the day. I took son to school, as usual, and on the way there an observant fellow motorist in the next lane alerted me to the fact I had a very low rear tire. Nice guy. Told me a two different stop lights to make sure I knew what he was miming to me through the window! So, I stopped at an auto service shop on the way back home and sure enough, a nail was in the tire. The mechanic took it out and checked the other tires and made sure they were all at the right air level. The best part? No new tire had to be purchased and the mechanic didn't charge me anything. Sweet!
So, tonight we will hear the President's plan to curb illegal immigration. I'm quite skeptical but I'll keep an open mind. Something has to be done. I'm discouraged to hear Vincente Fox, president of Mexico, and his bragging of the phone call he placed to President Bush yesterday. He claims Bush reassured him that he was not going to "militarize" the border. Fox needs to butt out and fix his own country instead of meddling in our security issues. The single biggest source of income to Mexico is the money sent home by illegals and legal immigrants from our country. The single biggest source. Think about that for a moment. It boggles my mind.
And, President Bush better not break out into Spanish in his speech!
Last week I watched a documentary on PBS called "Homecoming - The Forgotten World of America's Orphanages". It was the story of 15 men and women who grew up in public and private institutions and they were averaging in their mid 70's in age now. The point I came away with is that the larger orphanages that were operating in the days of my parents worked for the children. It wasn't perfect, to be sure, and some felt a lack of warm feelings from the adult supervisors. There wasn't much time to do hugs and kisses with so many children to care for and nurture at any given time. I couldn't help but think maybe orphanages should make a comeback and put an end to the Foster Care Program. The foster parent system is broken and so many children are moved from place to place consistently, especially during the formative years when the children are most vulnerable. I don't mean government run orphanage but private facilities run by trained and loving people with the children's best interests in mind.
Just a thought I had while the show was on.
Also tonight is the season finale of "Grey's Anatomy". It's a two hour episode and I'm excited. The writing is so good on that show and it is consistent.
I finally wrote my book review last night and hope to get it up on "Dew on the Kudzu" later today. I haven't done one is so long I hope it is readable!
"True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else." - Clarence Darrow