The Eye Of The Needle, one of the Ten Commandments is honor thy father and mother. I have read that was written in Biblical times to mean to care for your father and mother in old age, not just through your life.
Dad was easy to honor as everyone who knew him loved him. He was the kind of man you wanted to do anything for because he gave so much and asked for little. Mom, not so easy. Mom is very independent but never learned to ask you to do anything for her without feeling like you are being used a little.
Do you take care of your parents in old age or are they pretty independent? LuAnn and I have both lost our fathers but we still have our mothers. We try to honor and care for them and they don't ask for much. We are approaching the age when we will need care ourselves so it is a good question for today.
LuAnn told me this morning that I can say things others dare not say. I never thought about that much but I admit as I get older I do speak what is on my mind, especially if I think it is something I need to make clear or something that needs to be said. I get tired of following the leader over the cliff and strong leadership is so hard to find. I do try to listen more and watch what I say but I just find more opportunity to say something the other person never thought of!
I posted my empty chair on Facebook. I think my neighbors are avoiding the issue of the empty chair on the political sign on our farm. "That crazy old coot has done it again." Actually LuAnn put me up to it or at least gave me the idea after Clint Eastwood made his remark at the Republican Convention. It was just too good not to do something with.
We are blessed with 2 more days of good weather before another rain. I hope to finish some more broken tile today. No combines were running yesterday as the sun never came out after the tenth or so most received but I bet they will all be running again today. The sun is bright before 10 AM right now.
The wheat is really looking good and I noticed yesterday all of my radish sown with it is in the 2 leaf stage. I hope it gets big enough before the next freeze that it can live until around Christmas. Then it will have done its job for my wheat.
We have two of the best days left coming to our area today and tomorrow.
Make it a good one.