Good Day All! How was your week and all,your Tricks and Treats? We had a blast hanging out with the grandkids that evening and watching them get excited with the haul of candy they collected. Our daughters have this thing with the kids that they get to keep five pieces of candy and then the rest gets turned over to the “Switch Witch” who inturn brings them little gifts that don’t cost a dentist appointment. Great idea, right?
The top story for today is all about The Happiest Place on Earth. That’s right Disneyland. I went to Disneyland when I was seven-years-old. As a kid it was fantastic. I didn’t go again till I met Patti and we took the kids and grandkids there for a family vacation. I was 57 at the time and it was 50 years later (are you checking my math?).
We went and for me I can’t today'ssay it wasn’t the way I remembered it and it sure wasn’t the Happiest Place on Earth for the few days. I don’t mean it wasn’t fun watching the kids and grandkids having a ball on the rides and seeing all the characters, but for me it was rough after having hip surgery. We even rented a motorized chair on the second day since I knew I couldn’t make it. All in all, it was fun though.
But, the Happiest Place on Earth is not making the City of Anaheim happy right now. Seems that Disneyland makes a great deal of money (could’ve of fooled me) and their not paying a tidy sum to the City for all the tax incentives and other financial dealings they have had in the past. The City is miffed to say the least.
There’s more to this story, and it’s all in our first article in today’s newsletter. So we’ll let you get into that one and the rest of them. They include haulideas of where to retire, psychology as first aid for disaster relief, some advice from a TED Talk, and the first floating energy windmill farm.
Enjoy your Sunday and see you next Sunday.
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Mark & Patti