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Surviving 2018

Art Fettig's Monday Morning Memo
January 8, 2018
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In This Issue
o Surviving 2018
o Say Something Good
o Points to Ponder
o A Little Humor
o Quote
o To Subscribe

Surviving 2018
New YearI ran into a lady at Walmart's I hadn't seen for a while and she said to me, "What do you think, Art, do you think we will survive 2018?"  Now is that a nice thing to say to a guy who is 88 years old?  She wasn't much over fifty I'd guess, and so I knew she was leading somewhere else.  Turns out she had been listening to the wrong TV stations and reading about nuclear wars and terrorists in the U.S. and fires in California and horrible weather predictions and reading Trump Tweets. I guess any of the above might get a person to ask that question.  Will we survive 2018?  Well, I for one am counting on it.  In fact, I'm looking forward to it. In fact, I just bought some green bananas the other day.  I hope you counting on it too. 

I was born in 1929 in July and just two months later the stock market crashed, banks failed all over this country and and I have felt obliged to cheer people up ever since then. Just to get the record straight, I did not cause the stock market crash.

I can't remember the last time that people in this country needed cheering up so badly.  Have you noticed how nasty people have become in this country?  Talk about bad mouthing, I have never heard so much bad mouthing, criticizing, gloom and doom B.S. in all my life.  On those alleged "news" stations they no longer have a commentator or a news person with a guest. They've got a rabid posse.  Or a seething jury. Or a pissin' contest. They do. 

I'm thinking about installing a huge screen in front of my TV Set.  I will have to get out of my trusty Lazy Boy recliner and stand there peeking around that blank screen to see my TV.  Sort of a test to see if my laziness or my stupidity is the strongest.  I just might cancel all of my disgusting 24 hour news channels.

Do any of you think we will survive 2018?  I'd love to hear your comments.  Please leave your comments on my Blog by Clicking Here.

Say Something Good

 When it gets down to just six above zero at night and you have to go out and bay at the full moon, that old Russian fur hat you toted all the way from Michigan almost eighteen years ago is truly a blessing. I've developed a whole new respect for hoodies and warm gloves too. (Later Report. We are snowed in. Five different accidents just on the road to Hardees. BEWARE OF NORTH CAROLINA DRIVERS ON ICE. We are as snug as a bug in a rug in our  home here, stocked up with lots of good food and counting our blessings.  I'm checking out weather reports in the Caribbean.

May God Bless us with a warmer America and bring us world peace.

Points to Ponder
The secret of concentration is the secret of self-discovery. You reach inside yourself to discover your personal resources, and what it takes to match them to the challenge. Arnold Palmer

A Little Humor
It was so cold over New  Years week end that a lot of people had to burn their Al Gore Global Warming books in their fireplaces just to keep from freezing.

Quote
It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. Muhammad Ali

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