Isn’t it amazing how the strangest things become a “thing?”
Take the phrases in the title for today. Hump Day. I suppose it started as praise for the workweek being half over. It no longer means that for us. When you’re retired you have six Saturdays and a Sunday.
And today’s date – May the 4th be with you. Yes, it’s because of the Star Wars franchise. My kids were big into the original movies back in the 70s. My daughter was a toddler when her brother Frankie received a Darth Vader figure. It was a big one, probably 24 – 30 inches tall. Becky called it “Baby Vader.” We still laugh about it.
Every time I hear the Star Wars music, I can’t help but remember Bill Murray on SNL singing along to it. His character was a lounge singer, a smarmy dude who thought he was God’s gift to not only women, but to music as well. I wonder what Baby Vader thought of this?
Once I divorced and started dating, I can tell you many guys were like Murray’s character, thinking they were God’s gift to women. What an experience. I imagine there are still some out there today. I hope I never have to find out. If something happens to the Babe, I’m going to the nunnery for sure. Seriously, I have more than enough to keep me very busy for a couple of lifetimes. And after having the great love of my life, nothing else could compare. I’m good. For eternity.
We are planning a Memorial Day Program for our VFW Post. What I’m investigating now is the different programs for Veterans families when there is a death while deployed, be it accidental, in combat, or otherwise. One area we do not seem to acknowledge in society is death by suicide. It happens. It’s part of the terrain for military families and their friends. Our society must accept this without judgment, gossip, speculation, or shunning. Truth be told, many of us may live with a Veteran who injured. It doesn’t show like a lost limb. It has a lasting effect, to be sure. More on this topic as the month progresses.
I need to get ready for Mom’s doctor visit today. Hope you all have a beautiful day. Make your own sunshine. We all have that power. Let’s use it for good. See you tomorrow.