Then, it occured to me that a lot of things become less topical, if not less important, when in the Christmas Season. There is plenty of time to write about Form Base Codes after January 1.
I went to my great grandson's birthday party yesterday. What a hoot!! We had a party complete with cousins, uncles, school chums, and grandmas and grandpas. We went to a place that was called an Arcade. What a place!! In the old days we used to call them pin ball machines.........but "My" how times have changed. Pin ball machines ain't like what they used to be.
Not only was I watching our party, I was also watching other parties in our midst. The place was filled with 30-ish moms and dads, and their 6-ish and 7-ish kids playing pin ball machines, eating cake, yelling, running, opening presents, and hugging family and friends. The activity of the whole Arcade resembled a fire ant mound after you hit it with a stick. Absent the fire ant bites, It was a good place to be.
Watching the kids with their families and friends caused me to revisit a thought I have held for a long time. Kids grow into adults. Overwhelmingly, the adult behavior is molded during their early years. Kids don't have a matured and seasoned brain. They remember and react to emotions experienced during their youth. I feel relatively comfortable that all the kids I watched at Saturday's party will grow into well adjusted adults. There will be very rare exceptions.
What about the kids that don't ever have parties? What about kids whose parents ignore them, or worse yet, abuse them? Where do they go to experience love and learn how develop character and integrety? It's not a matter of having enough money to have a party, or buy expensive gifts. It is a matter of experiencing love. I think if you're a child and receiving love, coming from anyone close to you, your chances of growing into a responsible adult and creating your own loving family is very good, indeed.
I worried about the all the kids that weren't at our party. Would they ever have their own party? Would there never be a party? If I were King of the World, I would see to it that all abusers of children would never see the sunshine ever again. I would be their worst nightmare. The children are at our mercy. I have absolutely no mercy for the merciless.
The above is far more important than Form Base Codes or Rowlett 2020.
I have to go into the people garage tomorrow morning. I will have my fuel pump and ductwork checked out and repaired. When I get my bill paid I will be allowed to leave, but there may not be much time or energy to wish all a Merry Christmas. My writing will probably be curtailed until after the first of the year.
So........Merry Christmas to all. I wish you all a great holiday week. Hug the kids, kiss the grandkids, hug all your friends and neighbors. All that "stuff" is seen by the kids, and its good for them.
Thanks for reading the blog. Stay well. Godspeed.