I can’t decide if I have a bad cold with fever or bad allergies and hot flashes. Whatever I have, I am tired of it. That’s right – I’m sick and tired of it. Being sick does not make me a happy camper. I didn’t blog yesterday because I just seemed so blah. Instead, I went over to Kris’ Journal and unloaded my thoughts on her. Fortunately, she is a good egg and let me rant. Kris has very noble ideas about Geronimo and the plight of the Indians. Me, well, I feel about the Indians the way I feel about most people who live off the government and don’t pay taxes. Do I really feel strongly about this or am I just in a bad mood?
After reading the Wiki article (and following the footnotes as well as reading some local articles), I think the whole think is a hoax – college kid stuff. I think a lawsuit against Yale and the federal government is a bit ridiculous. Their lawsuit also names President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Army Secretary Pete Geren as defendants. Now that makes this big news – the poor Indian against big government. The not-so-important side of this story, but of local importance, is that the Apache Tribe here in OK doesn’t want the bones removed from Ft Sill. They believe that Geronimo was buried here, and here he should stay. The NM Apaches want the remains from Ft. Sill, too. If you understand that, then you understand that this is not about the poor Indian vs. big government. It is about a dispute between tribes. So which descendants of Geronimo should we side with? Does that seem all that newsworthy now?
My 32 wedding anniversary is coming up on Saturday. Toby has been talking about taking me some place special. He has several ideas, but no final destination. We have thought about going to OK City, having lunch at Lake Hefner and going to a Red Hawks game. Then we would spend the night and go to the Prix de West Art Show at the Cowboy Hall of Fame on Friday. Another possible trip would be to meander up to Eureka Springs, which is a honeymoon spot and art community with a possible canoe trip thrown in. Then a third possibility is to go to Lubbock to see Toby's mom, pick her up and head to Ruidosa and the horse races. All three possible trips would be fun, although that last one would not be so romantic as practical. A fourth possibility is that we stay home due to lack of direction. We will all just have to wait and see.