Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Youforgot something

Hey, Adena,

It was nice to have you and Joe here in Milwaukee. Grandma and I are still  picking up toys.

Did you know that you forgot something, that you left something here when you went home? No? Well, we found it, but I don't know if we can save it for you. Besides, I don't think you'd want it back. Actually, we wonder if you left it on pupose.

What was it? Well, it was so tiny you probably never realized what you did with it. After all, viruses can float around in the air.

Papa loves you.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dear Adena,
 I don't know which is more fun, seeing how fast ou are growing (hair) or hearing you talk on the telephone. I am looking forward to seeing you and those guys you hang out with this weekend. Let me know if there is something you want to do when you get here.

Papa loves you.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Dear Squeaky,
It was, as usual, a joy to have you here for the past several days. You continue to be the mellow one who laughs easily, and it is great to watch you grow. I am especially impressed by your ability to speak fluid Klingon and wish I could understand it.

We finally have put all your dirty diaper bags into the garbage bags in the garage. Now we have to find out why the tires on Grandma's and Papa's cars are dissolving.

See you next week.

Papa loves you.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Dear Sqeuaky,
I cannot tell you how wonderful it was when last Sunday, on father's day, you suddenly appeared in my room. In you came with that wonderful little smile on your face and, instantly, it was a wonderful day for me. Thanks for coming up to Milwaukee for the day. Perhaps next time you could leave your mom at home.

Papa loves you.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Dear Squeaky,
You are upstairs and asleep in with your mom. I am waiting for you to wake up and to see what amazing new things you do today. You are growing so fast and dong new things every day. It is truly amazing. I hope I can keep coming up with new noises to amuse you but, sooner or later, we will have to move on and discuss Shakespeare. Meanwhile, enjoy your childhood.

Papa loves you.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dear Squeaky,
Hard to believe, but you are one year old, walking and eating pickles.
Grandma and I enjoyed your recent visit. It is wonderful to watch you grow, take your first steps and say your first word (what ever it was). Just keep that nice smile and calm demeanor and you will one day be a fantastic young woman.

Papa loves you.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dear Adena,
It was great having you here for a few days. The way you are walking and talking (we just have to figure out which language) is great. Your easy manner and smiles light up the entire house. I know grandma was just as happy to see you.
Even Bubbie enjoyed your time here. Just remember:

Papa loves you.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Dear Squeaky,
What fun to be at your first birthday party and to watch you mess up the cake and open presents. I was really excited to see you walk.

You are a lucky girl. There was lots of family there, all whom love you and will help you grow in life. Papa wishes you good health and many many years of rich life.

Papa loves you.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dear Joseph and Adena,
Papa grew up in a time that was very different than now (when ever you read this). I saw our country, USA, grow and flourish and become great. If they are still teaching history (and doing so truthfully), you will learn that this country started as an experiment in freedom and capitalism. The founding fathers, at the risk of their lives, wrote a constitution and broke free of the King of England. And it worked for us. We developed the best of everything, and our people lived good lives. We became the envy of every nation in the world. Those who hated us were either jealous or under governments that I describe below.

We are a democracy, or at least a republic, that elects officials who we can kick out of office if we do not like what they do. There have always been those, however, who do not agree with this way of governing. There are those who feel that everyone should have the same things, no matter how little they might contribute to the country. This means that if you lived in such a country and worked hard to earn a living, the government would take some of what you made and give it to someone who might be lazy and had not earned anything. It is called taxes, a way of redistributing wealth.

These same people feel that the elite (they decide who is elite) knows what is best for us all. They believe that they should run things. In doing so, they collect almost all the earnings and wastefully spend it on programs for the people. We call the people who think this way socialists and communists. Two things you will want to know about them: 1, They feel they know what is best for us and will use any means to get their way, and 2, they will not be subjected to the same programs as the common people. Even now, as I write this, congress does not have the same medical program as the rest of us.

As I write this, a man who refuses to show us his birth certificate (we are not sure where he was born and if he is even allowed to run for the office), has a radical background, has never run anything or produced anything, who as a senator usually voted "present" to avoid taking a stand and who now has surrounded himself with Czars (a communist dictator) who were all had radical and/or suspicious legal backgrounds. More over, as it turns out, he has lied about everything he promised, especially to have open government (as his minions have done everything behind closed doors. They even refused to let the minority part participate. Unheard of). They have already passed budgets that will bankrupt the country. Now, this week, they have passed a bill which none of them could have read (it is thousands of pages long) and are set up to take over the health care system, one of the best that ever existed.

I suspect that when you read this health care will already be rationed. I suspect that you will have lost many of the freedoms we enjoy today, but you will not know it because you have grown up with it. What I want to say is that I am sorry, so very sorry because, you see, this way of governing has never, ever succeeded. It has lead to poverty of the masses, misery, loss of all freedoms and dictatorships.

I write this with great sadness. Today, I have looked into the abyss.

Please remember,

Papa loves you both.