Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Spring Is Popping Up Something New

Well two weeks ago I, Sweet William The Scot, had temperatures in the 60 degrees and all the wonderful flower buds started to open.  Then last week the temperature fell into teens and all the flowers were frosted and turned ugly brown like the magnolia tree above.  No beautiful magnolias, forsythia, white blossom trees all are brown and the daffodils are mush this year.
But instead of flowers popping out we have these signs popping up all over my community.
They say LOVE your neighbor.  No matter where you are from, we are glad you are our neighbor.
Your Black, Brown, Immigrant,
Disabled, Religously Different, LGBTQ, Fully Human Neighbor.
They are blooming like flowers.
Maybe because Lee got assaulted in December by a man who was against women's right to vote and women working, but we are feeling these signs more.
Maybe it is because of the hatred that has reared its ugly head with our last political election.
Ugly groups have risen and efforts are being made to speak out against them small like the signs and large like the Women's March on Washington and in other cities like my Nati City, a Sanctuary City.
We had a Ku Klux Klan sign left on our car.  Lee shredded the dam thing.
Last week us in America got to hear what cuts might be made in our government budget.
A lot of those cuts are aimed at the poor, weak and elderly.

We have a sign blooming in our yard!

And to be honest we don't LOVE all our neighbors but we tolerate (allow the existence, occurrence, or practice of something that one does not necessarily like or agree with) without interference
For Lee it is the woman who always yelled "Love You More" to her now ex husband or the woman who still has the Sarah Palin sign in her yard.  But hey whatever floats their boat.
Yep and for me it is that darn cat next door he gets on my nerves. 

But we are not having tweet storms in the night against anyone (if we have something to say we have the facts to back us up) nor kicking the crap out of them like what was done to Lee.  My Lee is having a hard time adjusting to all this hatred but I am helping her.
"See ya!"

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and aback again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot

22 comments :

  1. We like your hood. We are tired of that ugliness
    Lily & Edward

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  2. I think the signs are a great idea. With some positive vibes maybe somethings will change. I for one am very tired of hate your neighbor and family members also. Glad to see some hope springing up.
    Bentley

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  3. Hari OM
    Oh Wills, I gotta tell ya, this post, whilst carrying all the signs of hope and Love, had me in tears. A bit from the sadness of why it has become necessary for such 'blooms', but a lot from the Love which seeks to redress the imbalance. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  4. Nice to see nice signs around your neighborhood.

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  5. I'm with you... we don't love all neighbors but we respect each others... and if we can't go along we can go different ways...without hurting or insulting each other...I still turn into a bottle brush with anger when I remember the evil guy who attacked your Lee...

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  6. those are some nice signs to put around - seems the USA has gone a little crazy over the past few months

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  7. Gail and I like the sentiments on the signs, while feeling a little sad they people even feel the need to put them up. Sweet William, you have such an important role in supporting Lee after that horrid, horrid, horrid attack. Keep up the good work.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  8. When we see signs like that it restores our faith in people!

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  9. OMD OMD Sugar Billy and Miss Lee... WE LOVE BOTH of those Signs. They are WONDERFUL. WE would like to have EACH of them in OUR YARD... it would be a HONOR to have them.
    WE are SICK of the Nastyness. TIRED of the MEANness.
    We WISH that Everybuddy would live by the GOLDEN RULE... Do Onto Others, as you would have OTHERS Do Onto You.
    DOWN WITH HATE... UP WITH LOVE and RESPECT.

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  10. We too are so tired of the hate and all that is going on. WE love those signs but yes it is sad there is a need. We try to respect everyone
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  11. Those are such beautiful signs. Every neighborhood should have them. You live in a great neighborhood. When peace and love spreads across the land we will know where it started.

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  12. Those are great signs. You know all of Blogville loves you and Lee.

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  13. I agree with you, you don't have to love your neighbors but be tolerant and respectful of their beliefs. And if all else fails agree to disagree. Love you, SW and Lee!

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  14. We love those signs, too, though so sad that we even need them. Hopefully, we will all come through difficult time stronger and more unified. Hopefully ...

    I agree, we don't all have to be best friends, but we need to learn to get along and be peaceful and respectful of our differences.

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  15. OMD, I wants one!!!! You knows I loves you guys, and I am glads that you are helpin' your Lee...it is up to us doggies to gets the LOVE out! You needs any help, and I am there!!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  16. Those signs are a good thing. Pretty colors on the landscape to help heal the hurts of way too many peeps.
    Someday we won't be needing things like that if and when peeps get the idea in their head that yes we are all people, and we can live peaceable together even when we look or think along different terms. Something about 'Lets agree to disagree'.

    Have a nice rest of your week, and I hope nobody plays tricks on you SWTS, when its April Fool's Day.

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  17. So good dat dose signs is poppin' up... but sads dat there is a need fur 'em. Wish people could learn to live and let live and appreciamatate all da diffurrences we gots.. I means, if all peeps were just alike, how boring would dat be.
    Luv ya...
    Finley & Brinley

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  18. Wouldn't it be nice if there was nothing but love and peace in the world????

    Thank you for the POTP for my sissy, Holly. She is doing so much better since the surgery and even her liver is getting better. POTP sure is POWERFUL!

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  19. You nose LUFFS is by far the bestest emotion!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  20. OMD! We didn't know about Lee being assulted! That's horrible! I hope you are all feeling better. I love the signs.

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  21. What a lovely card we received from you! I bet that is Lee's handiwork on the front! Happy Easter to you, friends - Keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny, Wills!

    Edgar and his mum

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