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Dear Dad

Oct 8, 2020 | 0 comments

Dear Dad

Wow! It has been 8 years since you’ve been gone.

I still am having a hard time believing it since Michelle reminded me a few days ago.

Anyway, have had it in my mind to write this to you/for you.

Things have been a bit crazy since you and I last talked, which I will go to my grave believing that it was you talking to me at the absolute lowest moment of my life, telling me that it was time to get my S#%t together and “fix” things.

Anyway, I’ve been sober since that day, March 13 2014 and things have been getting better.

My family has worked through our problems and have come out stronger than ever.

That being said, let me tell you how crazy it has been since you’ve been gone…..

In 2016, not only did Donald Trump get elected president, but the CUBS WON THE WORLD SERIES!

Two things that most people thought would never happen.

Anyway, Trump got elected, then he got impeached. Supposedly he was colluding with the Russians even though that was never proven.

Nothing is about right or wrong anymore, it is about democrat or republican. EVERYTHING!

I’m doing my best to keep my political views to myself, or at least between only my inner circle of family and friends, but it has been hard. I type up response after response to all these posts on Facebook and Twitter, and then hit the delete key 140 times to make it go away.

I am sure that I am not the only one.

Did I mention that the CUBS WON THE WORLD SERIES?!

Currently, the world is in the middle of a pandemic, Covid-19 Coronavirus. Been a lot of people getting sick and dying. Democrats are blaming Trump, saying his response has not been good. But how do you respond to a virus that NO ONE has ever seen before and there is no known cure?

But instead of our Government coming together, they just keep getting further and further apart, while those of us in the middle just keep trying to do the best we can to get through.

All four of us have tested positive at one time or another, but we all “recovered”. The kids never really got any symptoms, but I felt like I had the flu and Michelle got really bad. Bad enough that I had to take her to the ER because she was having trouble breathing. Scary stuff.

The government basically shut down the country and our economy, which was very strong, tanked. Again, more political crap! Never mind that small businesses have had to close, or that suicide rates and drug addiction are skyrocketing. But don’t worry, congress just voted to keep the government funded until December, so at least they’ll keep getting paid!

All of the sports are playing again, but with no fans which really makes no sense to me, but I guess they have to get their TV money somehow.

Been a lot of “peaceful protests” all over the country, which are really just a media term. I call them riots. They are burning down the cities and no one seems to be doing anything about it. It is all racially motivated, they are calling to defund the cops, yet when something happens to one of them, first thing they do is call the cops. Explain that one to me!!

Now we are getting ready for the next presidential election, Trump vs Joe Biden. Democrats are already saying that if Trump wins, that there will be 4 more years of “peaceful protests”. All I know is that Trump has taken up residence in all of their heads, because they don’t talk about issues, they just talk about how bad of a man Trump is.

It’s crazy. I remember reading one of Trump’s books, and in it he said that one of his life goals was to have his name on the tip of everybody’s tongue, be it good or bad, and he has definitely succeeded in doing that!!

Personally I like what he is trying to accomplish, I just don’t always like the way he goes about it.

Anyway, did I mention that the CUBS WON THE WORLD SERIES?!

And believe it or not, both the Cubs and the White Sox look like they are going to be in the playoffs this year…..and no one will be there to see it.

Go figure!

Miss you Dad!

Love, Mark