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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Last night I heard a cacophony of police and fire engine sirens screaming down Route One.  Route One or Coastal Highway borders our property via a small cornfield.  One, two, three, four, five, six ............. flashing light, more sirens ......what was going on? I've heard and seen police cars speeding down Route One before in pursuit of a vehicle exceeding the speed limit. Occasionally a fire engine would race down Route One enroute to a fire, but never all this activity. What could it be? This morning I check my NextDoor app to find out what was going on.  Oh, okay. President-Elect Biden arriving at his summer beach house in Rehoboth Beach, which is only about five miles from Casa Tipton-Kelly.  Yes folks, for at least the next four years Bill and I will be near the center of the universe, where the most powerful man in the world summers. Bye bye Mar-a-Lago.

Trump Pardons Flynn

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The most corrupt president in U. S. history just pardoned Michael Flynn, his first national security advisor who pleaded guilty twice to lying to the FBI.  You all remember Flynn, the disgraced former general who lead the chant "Lock her up!" against Hillary Clinton at the 2016 Trump campaign rallies. This pardon was expected but still disgusting to hear. Of course this is the first of many pardons of criminals that Trump will do before he leaves office January 20th. I guess in a way you could say this is Trump's form of conceding the presidential election to Joe Biden. Yesterday 2,157 people died from the COVID virus. One person every 40 second. Another 170000 people were infected. U. S. hospitalization for COVID-19surpassed 87000 on Tuesday, an all time high. Since the global pandemic began, the U. S. has over 260,000 deaths and 12.6 million infections, the most in the world. And what is Donald Trump's priority? Pardoning a traitorous criminal like Michael Flynn, wh

Birthday and Thanksgiving Thoughts In The Pandemic

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  Thanksgiving Day here at Casa Tipton-Kelly is going to be like every other Thanksgiving pandemic or not. In years past I always work Thanksgiving Day at the hotel. This year is no exception.  We did have a good number of reservations at the hotel for this year's Thanksgiving celebration, but after Delaware governor John Carney's new COVID restrictions, most of those guests cancelled their reservations. Thus this year will be a quiet Thanksgiving here in southern Delaware, the summer home of the Joe Biden, President-Elect of the United States. Last week I entered my 80th year of life. Yes, I am now 79 years old. One of my younger brothers sent me a birthday card asking reminding me that next year I will be 80 years old.   "How did THAT happen?" he asked. Yes, how did that happen? Folks, I never expected to reach 60 years of age, let alone 80 years of age.  I have a lot to be thankful for, especially reaching my advanced age in relatively good health. Walking upstair

Italian Pasta Salad

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Ron's Italian Pasta Salad   Hey! A recipe posting! I know it's been awhile since I posted one of my favorite recipes, way overdue. This recipe for pasta salad is one of my absolute favorites. This is one of those recipes that my stomach says "More! More!"  I could literally eat the whole container.  So without further ado here is my version of Italian Pasta salad: Ingredients 1 box (12 oz) tricolor rotini pasta 1 cup chopped cucumber (peeled and seeded, about 1 cucumber 1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes 1/4 cup finely diced red onion 12 to 1 cup Italian salad dressing Instructions: Cook pasta according to box instructions. Remember to salt your pasta water with 1-2 teaspoons of sale. When pasta is done, drain it and run cold water over it so the noodles can cool Combine the cooked and cooled pasta, cucumber, tomatoes and red onion. Pour Italian dressing over it and stir together (start with 12 cup Italian dressing and go from there. I put about 34 cup dressing on

Good Morning Folks!

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  Patience Ron, patience! I just spent a couple of hours trying to figure out how to do a new post on the new Blogger format.  Oh my God, what is it with all these upgrades that make life more difficult? After I couldn't find the button for "new post" I went to YouTube for directions on how to post on the new Blogger format. Of course I got a You Tube video of a Middle Eastern man speaking in a foreign language which was of NO help.  I suspect he was Indian because there was a lot of tongue activity in his language (tongue getting in the way of his words). Then I decided to take the advice of my longtime blogger friend Ur-Spo and go to WordPress. I created a "Retired In Delaware.blog" title. That worked. But I can't figure out how to get a choice of format. Folks, my brain is just too worn out to figure out how to get a new format. So here I am back to Blogger. I finally figured out how to get where I can make a new post. Doing a little research this morning

New Blogger Format

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  So what do you think? Yes, a new Blogger format.  I've been dragged kicking and screaming into this new Blogger format. Well, maybe it's time. I've been blogging with Blogger (Google) since 2005. Over that period of time I have spilled out my guts, said inappropriate things, pissed off people, ranted about everything from politics, friends, family and work and now I'm ranting about being forced in this new format.   Well, maybe it's not so bad. It is a lot cleaner. Like a house you've lived in a long time, over time you accumulate things. My blog format had accumulated a LOT of things, including all those older pictures of me when I was young and vibrant, not the old man I am now.  Perhaps it was time to clean up my blog. I've often admired my blogger friends who had Word Press blogs. They looked so clean. I have a blog on Word Press but I never took the time to learn the in's and out's of it. A bit complicated to say the least. I'm used to Blo

The Countdown

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  The election is over.  Trump isn't conceding. Anyone surprised? The congressional Republicans continue to enable Trump. Anyone surprised?   Yesterday had the highest number of corona virus cases in the United States yet.  Yes, Biden won the presidency but we are still in great danger in this country because Trump is refusing to cooperate in the transition to the Biden presidency.  Joe Biden will be president January 20th. Trump will leave the White House. Either dragged out by the Secret Service or just not come back from his grifter family holiday stay at Mar-a-Lago. Either way, he won't be back in the White House. There's talk that Trump may run again for president in 2024.  Go for it Trump. Trump had over seventy-million fools he conned into voting for him. That's seventy-million suckers and losers who will continue to contribute MONEY to him, which after all is what is Trump is about. But nothing changes the fact that Trump is the LOSER.