They are all near and dear friends and I wouldn't trade one of them for anything on earth. They have encouraged me to write, something I very much enjoyed doing in my long-ago youth, and so I am writing. These exceptional people make me laugh, give me comfort when I cry, appreciate my (to some) unnatural attachment to Sam the Wonder Cat.
It isn't just that we share basic values (yes, Paul, even you), but we "get" each other's humor and point of view instantly.
We're facing a very bumpy time frame over the next year. It sure is good to know we have each others' backs! If they wish, the miserably dishonest Left (who assume that everyone is as corrupt as they) may make snide remarks about a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, but those people going to the tea parties aren't part of any conspiracy. They are Americans, each and every one, who are standing up for what they believe is right. So to them also, these lovely roses are given. God Bless America. And God Bless AMERICANS!