"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Calvin and Hobbs New Mexico

was where the farm gang headed this morning. We went to Hobbs, New Mexico because First was graduating from the Southern New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy.

The photos are a bit out of order. 
Second, First, First's to be brother-in-law, Fourth, and First's sweetie.

The happy couple!
The academy was 22 very long weeks.  Well for the sweethearts, this
was a long, long time. 

Many people came to support the three new deputies.  This is 
pretty amazing as it was nearly 4 hours each way to the academy.
My best guess was that about 22 people went from our county in
support of these fine young men.  In the center is our county sheriff.

First introduced the Color Guard and gave a history of Law
Enforcement officers. 

A close up of Bill pinning First badge on him.

Pretty great moment for a former officer to pin the badge on his son.

The day was really wonderful and we traveled in two cars with First's in-laws
that went also to support him.  I am so happy that his new family is so good to him.

In addition, we met the family of one of the other deputies.  This was very neat, as 
the mom of the other deputy is stationed at Wright Patterson in Ohio!!

For the two missing farm goofs(the newest Mr. and Mrs.)...they were taking finals
and the great news is that they passed all their finals! Woohoo.


ProudHillbilly said...

Congratulations to First!

Susan said...

So proud for your son and for you as his parents!!!

Humble wife said...

Thank you Proud and Susan!