My wife said to me –
” You have to get on face book – all your friends keep asking
about you”! circa 2011 or 2012!
So – I joined and made lots of old and new friends –
And then – about three years ago – it happened!
She asked me what I thought –
She wanted to march in protest
#metoo Women’s rights The women’s march in DC.
ONE MILLION WOMEN and she wanted to represent
herself and her daughters!
I have always encouraged her to stand up –
We do not always agree on the same things
but we agree to disagree.
I have always believed in equal rights for women.
She went three years ago – I watched it all on TV.
Some of the things she saw and heard upset her.
Mostly she was proud she made a statement
and I was so proud of her – she would talk to me
she would tell me what was happening
And it was all good until she posted on face book.
The question –
I thought “REALLY” !
But – since we were friends –
we talked it over
and she explained to him!
She did it for her self worth – her daughters and to protest
the new amoral administration.
She did it for the inequality and looking down to
she had to see and hear in her work life.
The unequal pay – and yes being harassed.
“He did not see any of that in his life – nor his wife did either” he returned.
About a year ago – I BECAME INVOLVED –
she had asked me not too-
over the previous years.
I answered – and it was a long answer –
but also based in facts.
She hugged me and said ” I wish I could think like that”!
“It was perfect – you did it the right way” !
There never was a reply – but during other conversations
I sensed he was not happy with my answer.
Then – a few months ago – it got worse-
and I could see from that on face book
it was as though it reflected the way the White house
also was responding more and more every day.
They were the same – more and more ugly.
One post came through – we were coming back from something
And Sherry had been following the little girl from Sweden
Her heritage –
and she marveled at the strength of her and her message on climate change
( If you think it not happening – then I can sell you the Brooklyn Bridge)
It was so nasty as she read it – to the extent she should be shot and burried
She was mentally wrong in the head to put it in mild terms
he used something else –
She was reading this and then she said
” I do not want you to read this ” and she deleted it!
She made it so that he could not see her posts .
And asked me not to get involved.
When I posted what I thought to be a funny comparrison
I post funny – good and thought provoking quotes –
pictures and jokes every day –
to make people smile and have good thoughts.
I very rarely do Politics
And I keep it clean.
But – out of the blue he attacked the post – my friends and me.
He was doing to us what is being done every day from the White house
almost as if he were given the go ahead to do whatever he wanted!
But – in my life – I can see a BULLY when I see and read one.
And – it is not going to happen on my own face book page.
I answered him for myself and my friends-
In no uncertain terms
we could remain friends but this was going to stop.
He did not like it and came back in a unflattering
That was it – I replied and told him I wished him a healthy long life
and May the peace of the Lord go with him
But he was done on my site – and then I blocked him.
I had many messages –
both private and on the site
Applauding me for standing up –
not bowing before a BULLY
and also stating facts –
not groveling in the dirt
I see a lot of posts that simply are not true
The disinformation is real
they post without fact checking
sharing really ugly and slandering posts.
I would hope in this new year that it would get better
But as long as it comes from the top
it will – I am afraid become worse.
Today is my putting my mind at ease
as it has bothered me
I do not take it lightly those 55 years of friendship
But I also have faith – love and compassion
I answer to my faith – family and country
Thank you for being my sounding board today
and thank you for reading
WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY