Today is 2013. We’ve made it another year.
The giant ball we call earth is still doing its job in spite of speculation we would all be gone by now because the Mayan calendar ended. We’re still here and thriving.
I’ve been looking through 2012 files, identifying some of the stories that garnered attention during the year, and thought I’d take one final look back. What I have found are some interesting quotes.
We had a presidential election, and with it came limitless fodder for entertainment. There were a lot of things said to make us smile and nod. One such comment came from presidential candidate from Georgia Herman Cain, when he said “Stupid people are ruining America.”
Speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, said “Responsible leaders should not bet the security of their countries on the belief that the world’s most dangerous regimes won’t use the world’s most dangerous weapons.” And at the U.S. Congress this year he said, “Israel will always be pro-American. My friends, you don’t have to — you don’t need to do nation building in Israel. We’re already built. You don’t need to export democracy to Israel. We’ve already got it. And you don’t need to send American troops to Israel. We defend ourselves.”
I like to watch the cable series “Army Wives” on one of the Lifetime channels. Recently I’ve been watching reruns. Since the shows are reruns, they technically are not 2012 quotes, but I heard them in 2012, so I think they qualify.
Claudia Joy Holden, played by Kim Delaney, is married to the general over the entire post featured on the show. “I know you don’t have children,” she said to another general’s wife. “But you should really watch those wildlife documentaries about what happens when you try to come between a mother and her child. It doesn’t end well.”
What a classy way to tell someone not to mess with her children.
In another episode, she was talking about being an Army wife. “I am proud to stand beside a man whose integrity shines like a diamond in the dust,” she said. “And I am proud to call myself an Army wife.”
But my very favorite quote of 2012 comes from my 3-year-old grandson during his and his mother’s tug of war over potty training. As he sat atop the porcelain bowl, it’s as if the light finally came on. “It’s working mommy. It’s really working!”
And with that, we wish you a Happy New Year!
Happy birthday Tuesday to Dale Zint of Calera; Maxine Dykes, Pauline Kyler, Clara Thomas, Tom Watt, Alvin Dunlap and Betty Marr all of Sherman; Tina Neff and Rolanda Bryant all of Denison; Ted Coffey of Whitewright; and Elizabeth Nichols Jones of Howe.