Happy Labor day. It is one of those beautiful late summer days. Cerulean blue skies and fluffy white clouds. Not totally unlike that Fall day almost twenty years ago that we simply remember as 9/11. Our daughter was not even born yet and my son was only four years old. In some ways it seems like a lifetime ago, but for those of us of a certain age, it wasn’t. We lived in a different world then and we live in a different world now in this time of Covid19. As a touring musician and a small business owner it has become painfully clear that nothing is ever going back to ‘the way I was.’
That is going to have to be OK. I was not allowed to exist on this planet simply to try to live in the past. That’s not up to me.
The Fur Peace Ranch is closed this Labor Day as it is every year. Things are quiet for now although I’m thinking about firing up my noisy motorcycle in a bit and going for a ride. We have a camp coming up this weekend. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams will be here as well as Tom Feldmann. It will be nice to see them as well as our guests and to once again see our facility do what it was designed to do.
At 80 years old my perspective on things has changed considerably. Long term plans are becoming a mutable concept for me although they are still what they were for my wife and kids. That’s just a real time fact.
All that being said and thought about, it is a beautiful day here and I hope it is wherever you are. By the grace of G_d we missed the storms that hammered Louisiana and the Northeast and we have no fires here today like they do in California. I mourn the loss of life and quality of same in those places. We here in Southeast Ohio have been lucky this time around.
Happy Labor Day