ON THE BACK BURNER

February 14

I'm not particularly proud of this, but the truth is that I don't watch TV that has much merit. Cook shows, how to shows, Hallmark shows , where the guy is rich and handsome and the girl beautiful. I do watch Sixty Minutes. Sunday dinner revolves around this one. Oh,yes..sports. But I did watch a few minutes of a more serious program while I was getting ready for bed. A woman was being asked to testify against her abusive ,violent husband and she was reluctant to do this. Her reason? She would be admitting that she chose this man to spend the rest of her life with and to father her children. It wasn't fear, or the fact that she had no place to go, it was that it was her judgement that was being out there for the world to see. I went to sleep thinking of this. How strong a person has to be to break away from this abusive situation. I know that there are agencies and shelters for situations like this. I hope that the agencies will still be funded and that shelters will be there for the victims of abuse.The people needing this are stronger than they realize and they need our support, and their privacy.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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