I've never attempted to write anything like this before, and probably I'm wrong in writing this on this forum, but before I retire for the night I have to blow off some steam, and have no other place to do so but here. If the moderators wish to remove it or if the members feel that it's not something that should be brought up on this forum I can also understand and I apologize for expounding off with my feelings.
This evening after dinner my wife and I took a ride. We went 15 miles north of town and sat at watched approx 200 head of elk, cows, calves and bulls in velvet. On the return trip we saw a cow moose and her calf crossing the freeway. I mentioned to my wife how nice it is to live in Montana, and go for a ride and see no traffic and enjoy the wildlife.
We returned home, and poured a cup of coffee and turned on the TV to watch the news. Obviously the news was primarily about the oil spill. I looked at my wife and she was crying. I asked what was wrong and her answer was the oil spill and what it was doing to our country. I have no shame to admit I joined her in shedding tears. I'm sure that most have seen the television commercial where Chief Iron Eyes was sitting on a horse looking at trash in a field and tears were rolling down his cheeks. This is how we felt.
I'm 73 years old, and I love this country. I probably have way more Archie Bunker blood in my veins than I should, but I certainly wish I have been born 73 years sooner, and I'm really hoping that I don't have many more the way things are going. I know I'm glad that I'm not starting a new family today.
I apologize for voicing my feelings, just had to get it off my chest, thanks for letting me vent.