Don't most events in our lives happen by chance? I hope to share with you the chance observations and experiences of my travels. And I offer a chance for you to comment as well. Add to that my fond affection for my late cat, Chance, who was afflicted with feline leukemia and died of cancer, and you will see why "chance" has a special meaning in my life. By chance, the adventure continues and can be shared...
Today was an exciting day. For the second year, we headed to Doylestown for the Women's March and rally, sponsored by Rise Up Doylestown. The group is a nonpartisan, grassroots collective that promotes social, racial, reproductive and environmental justice. The rally featured inspiring speeches by local activists, women who recently have been elected to local office and several students. If you were lucky enough to be there, you know how moving their speeches were, along with the singing, chanting and marching. The mood was electric, there were all sorts of signs being held high, and all ages were represented. And it certainly was not confined to women participating in the event! Since we were not able to make it to Philadelphia or DC, it was great to once again participate in Doylestown and have our "batteries" recharged. The past year has been more than a small challenge. I can't begin to count the number of phone calls I've made to my senators and representative, not to mention letters and emails. I've attended other local events and have tried to spread the message that we must be actively engaged, speaking out whenever possible and encouraging others to do the same.
We cannot sit silently by and let Trump and his cohorts destroy our country. So stand up and speak out! Together we rise! Here are some photos from today's event.
I was lucky enough to get to the 102nd Pennsylvania State Farm Show on Wednesday. I hope that many of you will also get there -- as it runs through Saturday in Harrisburg. There are plenty of animals on display, as well as myriad aspects of agriculture, family living and other facets of this important state industry and way of life.
And of course there is the food! Potato doughnuts, honey ice cream, magnificent milk shakes -- the list goes on and on. Just be sure to buy your food in the food court, where state-produced yummies are offered.
Here are a few photos from our day at the Farm Show. Try to go -- and if you can't get there, don't miss the great coverage on PCN TV. You'll miss out on the food and that first-hand experience, but they do a great job of covering so much of this great show.