November came around so fast we didn’t have time
to put up the decorations or prepare a post. Seems
like only last month it was April! Time to mention
a few things about the new month.
November is National Caregivers Month. They help
us when we’re sick, watch over loved ones, and
miss holidays at home. And they do so selfishly and
by choice. A big thank you to all caregivers.
It is also the month that some of choose to
exercise our right to vote. Seems sad that the
majority of eligible voters usually don’t. Those
of us who do often pick what appears as the lessor
of two evils.
Here in our little plot on the east coast of Iowa
we vote in the city election Tuesday to see who
will run the town for another two years. We’ll only
vote for three positions; the mayor, alderman-at-
large, and our ward alderman.
Construction makes it harder to get a few polling
places and several we talked to said they aren’t
even going to bother voting. We’ll be voting for
those we think will do best job for all of us, and
we urge you to vote.
Veteran’s Day is the 11th and there will probably
be speeches, parades, and get togethers across our
nation. Those who haven’t served have trouble
remembering just what Armed Forces Day, Veterans
Day, and Memorial Day are actually honoring. The
short and handy meme below will help.
Another event happening this month is Thanksgiving
and we await its arrival. The wife usually works
but we always manage something to celebrate the
occasion. Online rumors abound that the government
is going to rename the holiday.
We don’t care if our government comes up with a
replacement title, it will always be Thanksgiving
to us. Happy November! We hope you will enjoy it
as much as I know we will.
Comments are always welcome.