Saturday, November 29, 2008


We are helping our younger daughter redo the room for the baby so I don't have a lot of time. On top of that, Roger went to hook the trailer to the truck and found that our radio/CD player had been stolen. So, we filed a police report. We are probably lucky that that is all they got. Just in our little surrounding community, there has been a rash of theft.

I don't buy into that it is poor people/bad economy bit at all. It is thieves and nothing but thieves. We grew up about as poor as you can be but we never thought about stealing for a living. People work harder at that kind of stuff than they would if they just got out and got a job.

We (a nephew and I) caught someone in our neighbor's garden once when I was a teen, and I was too young and stupid to look around before I let him go. He said he just had to use the bathroom. After he left I found boxes where stuff was gathered out in the garden. He could do that and at the same time have one of those big 16 oz beers in his hands...if you can buy beer you can buy food. If it comes to that, I don't know of a soul that I grew up around, if you wanted a mess of beans, corn etc from the garden, they would have given you one. All you had to do was ask.


don said...

A fine looking barn/house? Looks like it might be a barn converted into a house. I liked you comment on thievery.

Barb said...

Good morning Rose, have fun doing the room for the baby ~ I am sure it will be just grand for that little one!

As for the statement about stealing I say *amen*, just stealing from another is NOT AN OPTION in my opinion. If a person honestly needs help, most would help if asked! We are a caring country!

TSannie said...

There will always be unsavory humans around. Sorry to hear about your theft problems.

Happy baby rooming. What a neat thing to do.

Neal said...

I firmly believe most of the stealing is related to drugs. The druggies have to get their fix and they'll steal anything to get that next fix. Drugs are going to be the downfall of this country.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I agree with Neal that a lot of stealing nowadays has to do with drugs. A radio can be easily sold for cash.

Carletta said...

Love the pic Rose!
There's been some stealing here in our rural area - happens this time every year.
I still know lots of people who would give you something if you really needed it and just asked.