Driving County Roads

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Future funny story

The Norwegian farmers who toil on the Hanson farm got finished planting corn early this morning. (Perhaps one of the later finish dates in the modern era. More on that another time.) To make a long story short, the bachelor farmer who lives in the second house on the farm got locked out of his house and it was 2:30 am.

Wise folks always have a plan in place to cover these kinds of situations. Our plan is two sets of keys for locks and (of course) the stand by set of keys is always kept in an off site location. When senior citizens are routed out of bed at 2:30 am. the old gray matter takes awhile to get in gear.

"Okay, what is the plan? Clear the cobwebs and recall the off site location! Get dressed, get the flashlights, search high and low. Bingo! Found the keys! Oh no, remember we did have to change the lock! Oh no, the key is for former lock! Go back, look again. Look in every possible place! Bingo! we find the key. All is well - except getting back to sleep."

Lying in bed, trying to get back to sleep at 3 am. I thank God in his infinite wisdom that he made women unable to have babies at my age. He really knew what he was doing!

Not a total loss. I got another chapter finished in Carl Sandberg's biography of Abraham Lincoln. P.S. Right now, there is some talk about what it takes to be President and who is qualified and who is not. There is no argument that Lincoln was one of our greatest presidents. His qualifications? He was an attorney and he served in Illinois legislature, and two years in U.S. House of Representative before being elected President. end

5 Comments:

At Thursday, July 14, 2011 7:09:00 PM, Anonymous Richard Z said...

You wrote: There is no argument that Lincoln was one of our greatest presidents. His qualifications? He was an attorney and he served in Illinois legislature, and two years in U.S. House of Representative before being elected President. end

I don't see any comparison between Lincoln and our current President. Greatness will escape this president.

 
At Friday, July 15, 2011 6:06:00 AM, Blogger Judy D. Hanson said...

You are making a large leap. I never indicated that I was writing about our current president. I was writing about discussions of the qualifications needed to be president. This subject came up because there are many folks who are interested in running for president at this time.

 
At Friday, July 15, 2011 8:49:00 AM, Anonymous Richard Z said...

Ah, but is it not true that our current President is an attorney, served in the Illinois legislature, and two years in U.S. House before being elected President. I do not think it is any leap at all. Your subtlety does not go without recognition. Greatness will escape this president.

 
At Saturday, July 16, 2011 6:13:00 AM, Blogger Judy D. Hanson said...

Subtlety was not part of my intention. The question or discussion of qualifications for president is for those who are running for office. The current office holder's qualifications are a moot point since the voters have already made that decision.

 
At Sunday, July 17, 2011 5:09:00 PM, Anonymous Richard Z said...

Thank you. Sorry for reading more into your words about 'qualifications' than were intended. I did not get the notion you were speaking about qualifications. The only real qualification one needs to become President of the US is to be 35 years of age and born in the US, whether or not the parents were here legally. And based upon the latter I believe one day the US will have a President who was born here of illegal immigrant parents. It is just a matter of time. The Constitution permits it. Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution says: No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.

 

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