I find it amazing how quotes from well over 100 years ago are relevant today.
We have some gaping wounds that need bound up with staples, stitches or Band-Aids. I unfortunately see a lot of malice but little charity and little binding up of our wounds. Instead as if we are taking a sledge hammer or wrecking ball to our country.
Praying we can start to bind up the nation’s wounds soon, very soon.
With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.
The last major house repair Joe did was install a Frigidaire Gallery series dishwasher in 2007 during either late summer or early fall. It was a workhorse. It held up to whatever we put it through.
Until last November when it finally gave up the ghost. It would still run but not fill with water. I thought “Great, just in time for cold and flu season.” Then the pandemic hit, so colds and flu became the least of my concerns.
I could not swing a new dishwasher so I started saving up for it. I almost bought one but decided car insurance and the house payment were more important.
Then I got my stimulus check and headed for the local appliance store during their Memorial Day sale. I started looking at the Gallery series again but got a deal on this Bosch Ascent as it was a closeout. My only requirement was it had to be white to match my other appliances. Also, my kitchen is the size of a postage stamp so no dark colors to make the kitchen look smaller.
It was finally installed last Friday and I have done numerous loads. Most everything in the kitchen it is getting run through the dishwasher to be thoroughly cleaned and sterilized. It’s so quiet I have to put my hand on it to make sure it has a pulse (starts-up). It does make a little bit of noise when running but nothing that would wake the dead.
I feel so much better now that dishes are not being left in the dish drainer to air dry or that I am having to hand dry.
It’s amazing what things excite you in life. Whoever thought I would get this excited over a dishwasher?
For today’s Historical Weekend Wisdom I’ve selected a poem by Samuel Adams, one of our founding fathers. He was elected to the Massachusetts General Assembly in 1765 where he served as clerk for years and was the first to propose a Continental Congress. He is one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He was not know for his ability as a brewer.
The Divine Source of Liberty
All temporal power is of God, And the magistratal, His institution, laud, To but advance creaturely happiness aubaud: Let us then affirm the Source of Liberty.
Ever agreeable to the nature and will, Of the Supreme and Guardian of all yet still Employed for our rights and freedom’s thrill: Thus proves the only Source of Liberty.
Though our civil joy is surely expressed Through hearth, and home, and church manifest, Yet this too shall be a nation’s true test: To acknowledge the divine Source of Liberty.
Samuel Adams – Founding Father and Cousin to We The People’s 2nd President, John Adams (poem from Discover Poetry)