Hubby tells of snow in Utah where he has been working. Son's Scout troop went water skiing last weekend and if he was in town, husband would have gone with them. But instead he was in a place with snow. Contrasts.
I enjoyed a pleasant two hours in the salon Saturday. My stylist did her usual fine work and transformed me into a new woman. After that, I took son to a jewelry store to have his ring finger measured for his Senior class ring. We have reached that milestone, him being a Jr this year and all, so after we knew the proper size we came home to fill out the order form. I have been comiserating with other parents since then. It is amazing what this process has morphed into for today's high school student.
When I was in high school, back in ye olden days, we didn't have the priviledge of chosing what kind of ring we wanted to wear. I went to a Catholic girls school, so maybe it was different for us, but we were only to supply our ring size and that was all the ordering process required. We also were not allowed to order as early as they do now. We couldn't wear our rings until Jr year was officially over at the end of the school calendar year. Our rings were downright plain compared to today's. No stones or extras as options. At the top of the ring was the school emblem. On the side was the school name. On the opposite side was the graduating year. That's all folks.
And a word about today's prices - outrageous. After writing a check for the required down payment of $60.00, I supplied the company with my credit card info for the balance. Ah, good times.
On a serious note, the local news is all over the recent event of a cop shooting here in town. It ended in the death of the officer, the first police death in two years. The tragedy is compounded by the fact that the thug is an illegal alien from Mexico and had previously been deported from our country. He sneaked back over the border and was working for a landscaper. He was stopped for a traffic violation - driving 50 in a 30 mph area - and had no id, insurance verification, or registration. He also gave the officer a false name. So, he was handcuffed and put into the back seat of the police cruiser. Unfortunately, after the officer sat in his driver seat, the thug managed to get his hands in front of himself and pulled a gun from his waistband, apparently missed by the officer. He shot the officer 4 times in the head and back. The officer managed to call for help before losing consciousness. He was dead on arrival to the hospital.
The thug appeared in court yesterday. He has three, count them, three lawyers. Two lawyers are court appointed and one lawyer was sent by the Mexican government. Unbelievable.
It is time for every adult to contact their senator and demand the senator vote in favor of the Secure Fence Act. Now. I did this last week. It only takes a moment of time and they need to hear the message loud and clear.
Build the fence now.
This officer was in his early 30's and married to a police officer. His brother is an EMT. These are community oriented people, protecting us every day. Between him and his wife they have 5 children.
Houston is what is known as a Sanctuary City. The officers are not allowed to ask people if they are in our country legally. City policy ties their hands and allows the flood of people coming over the border to continue. I admit when the idea of a fence first surfaced, I was not on board. Over time, though, I see the wisdom. It is time to do it.