A few folks have noticed a lack of posts the last couple of days. No, I have not become disillusioned, tired of politics, and I am not sick. Thanks for the emails. I actually took a couple of days off to attend a family reunion in Wheeling, West Virginia, my Dad’s hometown. Honestly, I had no intention of neglecting this blog. I took my laptop and was ready to blog about the numerous events and happenings in Virginia and Nationally while I was away. But a funny thing happened. I was way too busy with my family to have any time to sleep, let alone blog. More on that later.
As I returned to Richmond yesterday, traffic saw to it that I had ample time to reflect on the extended weekend with my family. When we were 40 or 50 miles north of D.C., I remembered that the rest areas in Virginia were closed, so I pulled off at an exit for a final pit stop before reaching home. Although I had ample gas to make it all the way, I decided to top off in Maryland, since I had to stop anyway. I suppose the lost tax revenue from my purchases might have helped Virginia in the current budget crisis, but if Governor Kaine and Jody Wagner had done their jobs, and we could have kept the rest areas open, I would not have stopped until we were in Virginia.
All the thoughts of reunions, family and closed rest areas reminded me of something my late father used to say to describe his impoverished childhood in Wheeling, West Virginia. He said they were so poor they didn’t have a pot to pi$$ in.
I guess Kaine and Wagner, in a strange way, are reminding me of Dad’s humble childhood.
Virginians truly no longer have a pot to pi$$ in.
Thanks, Timmy and Jody.