Thursday, November 22, 2012
Okay a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving this isn't
Vista — A 68-year-old man pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to murdering his wife after police found her severed head in a freezer and her body parts cooking on the stove at their Oceanside home.
Okay so there's a slap in the face for your holiday greetings. Knew I could get your attention. What's to be thankful for this year? Not much. There's been no work and if something isn't done soon the future doesn't look too bright either. Sorry but I don't have an advanced engineering degree and a starting nurses' aid doesn't make enough to pay the gas to get there. Those are the bulk of the positions that have been listed for the last six months here collecting dust.
What to be thankful for? I guess a roof overhead and some food is about all. There is the fact that we're not getting bombed or worry much when we step out our doors. Most of the bills are paid at the moment with what little savings are left. But over all the last three or four years sure have been crappy for anybody tied to the construction trades.
So you can now return to the holiday parades and football games. Uncinch your belt buckles and head for that overeaters haze of half sleep. Leave the crowds to their foolish task of sidewalk camping. You'll catch them on the 11 o'clock news anyway with mayhem and merriment.
Now exactly what wine goes with a 76 year old female spouse well boiled?