There has been a lot of talk about the recent brawl at the Cottonwood, Arizona WalMart, where a family living in a vehicle attacked a store employee and then police officers who responded to the store’s calls for help. By the time it was over, a policeman had been shot, one of the suspects was dead and several other people, including officers, were injured.
Several internet threads are saying this is what happens when RVers turn a WalMart into a campground and that the practice should be banned nationwide for public safety. There are a couple of things wrong with this premise. First of all, we live in a dangerous world and violence can happen anywhere at any time. Second, these were not RVers, they were maggots existing on the fringe of society. They did not have an RV, from what I have been able to learn. According to this article on the AZ Central website, the seven members of the family involved were living in a Chevrolet Suburban and had been staying at the store for several days before the incident happened.
It’s getting hot here in the Valley of the Sun. Temperatures have been in the mid-90s for the last couple of days and the basement air conditioner in our Winnebago sure has been getting a workout. And it’s going to get worse before very much longer. People always say, “But it’s a dry heat.” Yeah, it’s hot inside an oven too, but I don’t think I’d find it comfortable.
I spent all day Friday writing and knocked out a little over 4,000 words in my current book. While I was busy with that, Miss Terry worked her way through a mountain of paperwork that seems to grow exponentially overnight. She finally finished the last of it just in time to make delicious pork tenderloin sandwiches for dinner. Yesterday we spent some time visiting with her parents, then stopped at the grocery on our way home. About 4:30 we met Greg and Jan White at Terry’s favorite Mexican restaurant in this area, Los Gringos Locos. The food was delicious, as always, and the company was fun, too. We only have a week left to spend with Greg and Jan before they take off in search of new adventures. We’ll be here until mid-April, then we’ll go up to our old hometown of Show Low in the White Mountains to spend some time with our daughter Tiffany and those two sweet little granddaughters of ours. We’re really looking forward to that!
Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for an audiobook of Chesapeake 1880 by my friend Ken Rossignol, a tale of life in the Chesapeake Bay region as the industrial revolution changed the world forever. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn this evening.
Thought For The Day – Exercising would be much more rewarding if calories screamed while you burned them.