Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Peace Vigil # 44, November 20, 2007

The weather was very cooperative today. The forecast for the next seven days is snow flurries, snow showers and colder temperatures. Today was cloudy with a large mass of dark clouds to the East. But no rain or snow. The temperature was dropping as we stood there. It was not breezy when we started at 4:30 p.m., and about 44 degrees. By 5:30 p.m., it was down to 35 degrees and a fresh wind off the lake.

We had six people show up and stand on the corner. One older gentleman, Al, who had started with us way back last january, came by today. I hadn't seen him in a while. He reported that he had a mild stroke and was recovering. He wasn't aware that we were still doing the Peace Vigil.

Many horn honks and waves. Peace signs were flashed and thumbs up signs were seen. No one saw anyone give us the finger or thumbs down. But then again, it was nearly dark when we started the vigil, and dark as night when we finished. I will work on some sort of lighting. I'm thinking of the battery powered peace sign necklaces. Those will go nicely with the decorated holiday tree that the Post Office has set up on the corner, right behind us.

I haven't had anyone comment in a while here. I guess I know that I have support for our efforts. Must not be any new readers.

Peace to All.


fjb said...

It's clouding over here now too, and we've had really cold whether for the last week, so I can understand how chilly it must have been. Kudos to you and everyone else.

Coffee Messiah said...

Peace to you and yours Bro!

Hill said...

Joe, I was thinking of you yesterday.

For some reason, out of the blue, I remembered something I had forgotten so long ago.

My 2nd cousin, 23 at the time, had married her love, a dude from the Bronx. She was a North Texas girl, through & through.

Anyway, the night before he was to ship off to Nam, he spent the entire night outside, camping in those wide open plains of North Texas.

She understood. There was no jealousy on her part.

She understood.


landsker said...
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landsker said...

Peace comes through resistance to war, and I really do think peace will soon arrive in America .
When it comes, as it has to Europe, there will be unemployment in the arms and munitions factories, and falling profits for the owners of such factories Young people, instead of becoming soldiers will have to seek more constructive work.
The sweet price of peace!
(edited and re-posted for spelling error.)