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  • January 1, 2018: Clay County Fair RV Park

    Posted on January 1st, 2018 cwmoore No comments

    Monday dawned with the sound of rain on the roof and then wind and then high wind. I stayed up for a couple of hours after 0430 hrs but eventually went back to sleep and woke up at 0859 by the clock.  It was still raining and the temperature is 37° per the local weather. The forcast is for night time freezing temperatures all week.  I can see the sheets of light rain and mist flowing by the RV drivers screen.

     

     

     

     

     

    Finished the audio book of “Killing of Lincoln”.  This was well worth listening to or reading. There are unanswered questions.

     

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  • December 31: Clay County Fair RV Park

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    Sunday:  We arrived at First Assembly a little ahead of time to a half full parking lot.  Wow, we thought, people must be arriving all at once.  We went inside and picked out a seat in the right, center aisle about half way back as has become our custom. To make a long story short, the seats never did fill up and the crowd was sparse by FA standards.  The message was on “The Gospel according to Abraham” by Sr Pastor Bill Register.  This is one of his old messages that had been dusted off.  Since we did not remember hearing it before it was new and fresh.  The message centered around Galatians 3:8 and Hebrews 11:3-9?.

    After,  we went to the Publix that is near the church and restocked our larder with $77 worth of food.  Their prices were a little high on some items and lower on others.  You have to watch closely. As the clerk was ringing up the items I spotted a $7.50 go by so at the end I ask here to confirm the price on the large olives – yep, it was $7.50 so we said we did not want that.  Later, SAM went to the shelf and sure enough the price was correct but in the wrong spot.

    The sun was out in the morning but became overcast and then became sunny again and then overcast after a few hours.  The weatherman promises to have a week of below freezing temperatures – yuck.  Indiana is to have below zero temperatures.  In the evening we went to the Elks to a wedding dance to which we were invited.  It was fun and SAM dance a lot and me some.  At the dance we found out that Handlebar Nick had died on this boat.  This is one of the first people we had met after we bought Inspiration II. We sold him our old, heavy hard bottom dingy for $50 and he was happy to have it.

    We arrived back at the RV about 11PM and ushered in the new year and I went to sleep right away and that finished the day of New Years Eve.

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  • December 30: Clay County Fair RV Park

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    We spent the day running around Flemming Island, talking on the radio, lounging around and listening to barking dogs.  After several abortive trips we finally found just the right eye lags for the TV mount.  Now I think it is secure so we do not have to demount it when starting a move.  We will see on the next move.

    We are now using the route 315 to 17 to Flemming Island and it takes 15 minutes less by avoiding Green Cove Springs stop lights.  I stopped in GCS at the library where they have us on file. The new library card was $1 so it was a bargain.  The first audio book I checked out was “Killing of Lincoln”.  It is sort of a recap of the last days of the Confederacy and how Grant/Lincoln allowed very generous surrender terms by not even taking Lee’s sword and telling confederacy  troops to just go home.  We shall see if the utopian surrender of Lincoln was justified.  Now comes 8 more cd’s of 8 hours length within a known outcome.

    All this reminds me of the aggressive conservative nature of homo sapiens.  I have the view that higher thinking man does not have a conservative nature but an experimental, exploitative posture of positive disposition.  the conservative mans is basically afraid of everything and wants to cautions us to control too much experimental nature.

    Nobility was an effort to subvert the masses by knowledge intimidation.  When education creeped upon the scene,  nobility no longer had a monopoly over knowledge. Yet, we revere the institution and this even more proves my point.  It all boils down to knowledge.  Those without it hate those that have it.  The knowledge balance of power has shifted so now Facebook and Twitter allow those with no knowledge but disagreeable disposition to shout down the more positive moderate elements of human nature. We are poorer for the experience of most internet media.

     

     

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