Sunday, July 26, 2009
The hot and muggies have descended upon us down here in Lower Slower (aka Sussex County, Delaware.) While there is enough bad news to go all around from the high unemployment rate, to folks who can't sell their homes, and the too many people without adequate health care, there is good news. It seems no matter how bad things get, some people will always find the good in life. They will always find the joy in just living and making others happy.
Previously, I posted a video of a young couple who took the non traditional route to making their entrance into the church for their wedding. No and, and I mean on one but the most absolute prude could fail to break into a face hurting big smiles when they see the pure joy in the bridesmaids and groomsmen as they boogie on down the aisle to Chris Brown's "Forever." Especially heartwarming is to see the beautiful bride make her sole entrance down the aisle to her waiting groom with a huge happy smile on her face. That is the way weddings are supposed to me, joyous events.
Recently my cousin Stevie Tipton took some time for himself to visit a bluegrass festival in Virginia. There he met blue grass star Jesse McReynolds, who is married to our cousin Joy (appropriate name) Tipton. He also met another blue grass star Rhonda Vincent. Check out the picture of Stevie and Rhonda. His smile says it all.
I've also included some pictures Stevie posted to his Facebook account of him celebrating his daughter's graduation. Now this is some dad.
Would that we all could embrace life like the young folks at that Minnesota wedding and my cousin Stevie Tipton. We are constantly bombarded with bad news that we're all going to do unless we do this or do that. Impeach Nancy Pelosi! Barack Obama isn't an American citizen. The sky will fall in if we have national health care. The terrorists are going to get us unless we keep pouring billions of dollars in that rat hole called Iraq.
When all is said and done, let us appreciate our best and brightest who are putting their lives on the line by protecting our freedoms to enjoy life. Don't listen to the naysayers and dooms days predictors. We are a wonderful country full of many people who know how to enjoy life. While we may not all agree politically, let us rejoice in that reality and be thankful that we are so fortunate.