I must tell you that I am not sure if anyone came to the corner this week. I wasn't there. I was out of town with family and Mrs. Spadoman was with me. Pat the Elder, who told us that she'd see us there, called and left a message telling us it was too cold and she wouldn't risk trying to stand outside in such weather. So, I don't know if anyone was out this week and will put zero down for our numbers for week number 50 unless I find out otherwise.
It was cold. minus 10 degrees wind chill. The war rages on so far this new year. I know it's early in the year, but it is s till a war. I know I spent a large part of the day on January first, talking about the war with people. I was at an open house and the past years political struggles and the war were first and foremost on peoples minds.
At any rate, I will continue to stand on the corner on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. in Ashland, Wisconsin. It will be the corner of Chapple Avenue and Main street, in front of the Post Office. I wear my Vietnam Veteran cap and carry an American flag on a nine foot pole. When I got home last night, I saw the flagpole was moved and placed in another position on the back porch. Maybe someone came and used the flags and signs and there were people physically standing out on Tuesday, New Years Day. If so, fine. If not, well, we missed a week. I know many of us still feel the same about the war. That didn't change. We will continue next week on January 8, 2008 and count that as week number 51.
In the meantime, peace to all in the universe.