Monday, December 22, 2008

No Scrooge here!

Our Mardi Gras krewe is called the Krewe des Ambassadeurs and as the name indicates, we try to be good ambassadors in our community. Our main project is the local homeless shelter, which right now houses two families that include 4 children. The email went out last night that the person from the krewe who makes this her project needed money. She is trying to get something for everyone there and provide a nice meal. I bought a nice spiral ham and took her a check. To me, this is what Christmas is all about...helping others. I would much rather buy for them than my family and friends, who don't need anything. I also think my family and friends would agree with me. We also have a youth ranch here for boys who don't have a home. Another of our krewe members was heading up the drive to buy some clothes and shoes for each of these kids. He needed $10,000. I don't know if he got it all. I donated enough to buy for one boy all the things they hoped to give them. When I went to give my check to the homeless shelter chairperson, the other chairperson was in there donating as well. This is a very giving community.

I'm an Anti-government gunslinger!

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You are an Anti-government Gunslinger, also known as a libertarian conservative. You believe in smaller government, states’ rights, gun rights, and that, as Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”
Yep..this pretty much nails it!