"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
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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Unusual Day

Saturdays usually have a fairly basic routine and instead of a day off, it is a day to complete the previous weeks projects. Today will be a bit unusual, as I am headed to the big city(well for New Mexico) and Bill and the kids have an activity here local.

All pens and needed weekend chores were completed Thursday and Friday so I am planning my getaway. I am off to make a purchase that I will reveal in an upcoming post.

Funny story to share before I depart, we all have been writing back and forth to our son in Basic Training. He has made only two phone calls so this rather fading method of interaction has become huge in our home. Each evening Bill brings home the letters that we receive and we all gather around and listen as he reads of our oldest experiences. Last night one of the letters was addressed to our second son, and so Bill handed it to Second (as he is known here). Second quickly opened the letter and instead of pulling out the note from his brother he instead pulled out a folded up piece of paper and began to laugh.

His laugh was infectious so we asked him why he was laughing. Instead of answering he showed us the front of the paper...it was a tic-tac-toe game, and two moves had been played!! How neat is that? To actively include his older brother in a game from home made me smile! Paper games on drives have always been big in our family, and it seems that no matter where in the world we travel-even in separate vehicles that tradition carries on!
Have a great day!