An old blog I posted a many years back on our former site popped up on Facebook. It was from a different era. I followed the link to reminisce, which was a dead end, as all traces of my posts have been removed (of course.) We did have some extreme fun in our day, there..... I quickly scanned the current dialog on the website. It was so negative, doom and gloom, political bashing, Racine hating, and sadly, extremely depressing.
I know our numbers are down, which is okay. We no longer experience the Racine fray that once came looking. I never wanted fame; in fact, much of the looky-loo with no comments or input was rather disconcerting. We've also lost a few good friends to the good earth, and I still miss them dearly and daily. What we have is solid. We've built friendships that have weathered the storms. We have a place to go for comfort, for laughs, for companionship. We have long time ties that bond and I am thankful for that.
Here’s the big boy/girl we saw on our walk this morning. He or she let me get right up to him/her. The amusing part is there is a sign about a hundred yards away saying “Gopher Tortoise Crossing.” It was just munching away on the grass.