I hate moving…

Well, the move is complete, but there is still so much to do! We are slowly but surely getting organized and finding things…. Haven’t found our speakers for our computers yet, but I’m sure they will turn up somewhere! Unfortunately things did not go as smoothly as I had hoped on the move, which is why I haven’t been back sooner.

I can’t wait to get my computer all hooked up and set up so I can sit and do some serious work. I’ve truly missed working on our family. Unfortunately, I don’t have some of the software I need here at work to be able to do what I need to complete Rebecca Ann Corel McGlothlin’s photo archive pages. Soon, I hope…

Mom (Connie), Michelle, and I are preparing for the Relay for Life on June 22. The following weekend we are all going to the Lake of the Ozarks with family friends. The next week will be the 4th of July! Hard to believe how fast time is moving, isn’t it??

Following the 4th, is something else that is important to me…

Watch Jericho!

Now is the time where Michelle will roll her eyes!!

This past fall, I became addicted to an awesome new television show, Jericho. It is set in a fictional town named Jericho, Kansas and is about a town surviving the aftereffects of a nuclear “attack” on the United States. The show was on Wednesday nights at 7PM central on CBS. It apparently did not do too well in this timeslot, so the show was canceled. This upset an enormous group of viewers, which led to what was known as a ‘Nuts’ campaign against CBS. More than 40 thousand pounds of peanuts were sent to CBS through one supplier alone! Yes, I know that is a bit strange, but there is meaning behind the message.

Some may recall that during WWII’s Battle of the Bulge General McAuliffe responded to Germany’s offer to surrender by saying “Nuts!” During the season finale, this story is told, and when Jericho is offered to surrender to a neighboring town wanting to take over their farms, the star responds with “Nuts!”

By the end of the day that CBS announced that Jericho was canceled (May 16), some of the fans thought of an idea to send nuts to CBS in protest. Within a week, an online supplier was found who helped with the cause. Oh yes, for anyone concerned about the misuse of so much food, CBS is donating the nuts to our troops overseas, homeless shelters, and the Bronx Zoo. On June 6, the president of CBS announced that Jericho would return during the next season and that the first season will be shown in reruns during the summer. The first episode can be seen on CBS on Friday, July 6th at 9PM eastern, between Numb3rs and Ghost Whisperer.

I enjoyed this show because it makes you think. It is something that is completely plausible in today’s world. There is no sex, no excessive language, and no graphic violence. Yes, there is a war, but I’ve seen much more graphic violence watching old ‘war’ movies. The true theme for the show is community, and how in times of crisis we can come together as a community. I have not seen a show showing Americans coming together to help each other in a very long time. This show even reminded me of the America I was brought up to believe in. Please do not misunderstand me, I love our country, and I always will, but there is no denying that many things have happened over the past ten years and that this country is not the same place it was 15 – 20 years ago.

OK, I’m done with my preaching. Hope to make it back soon with new genealogy pages and questions…. Remember, if you get an opportunity on a Friday night, please watch Jericho!

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