Life in 2021 and an Interesting History Lesson!

Greetings to all! We are home from our getaway and do I have a story to tell! But first, I forgot to post a picture of the block for Santa Fe SAL! So here it is! I am using Elija’s Indigo fabric line by Betsy Chutchian for this project. The block is 12 inches square! Now for Block Number 2 (tomorrow – still catching up on emails so no sewing today!)

OK here we go on our trip to Durant OK and what an eye opener it was. We stayed in the Grand Hotel which is located in the middle of the 3 hotels. The one on the far right will open up in August! We left early Sunday morning, it is a 7 hour drive (with 3 quick stops) from the East of San Antonio, Texas to Durant OK. We were very blessed because the traffic through Dallas was very easy and no stopping because of backlog or wrecks (at least going North). I will say that the Hotel facilities and Casino was extremely clean and we had no worries about that. In fact there were not a lot of visitors Monday and Tuesday, but it was packed when we arrived on Sunday! The Valet Service, Housekeeping, Players Club personnel, and the Front Desk personnel were fantastic! Evidently, like all other businesses, they are hurting for Service help. In fact on Tuesday, they were having a job fair and offering $1,000.00 sign up bonus if you accepted a position with the Choctaws.

Who would have ever THOUGHT that our Government would pay people more money than they were making while working. The current people (?) in the Government has established a policy to just give out money like it was candy to entice people to NOT work! We saw the effects of it first hand. We applaud each and everyone of the young people who were college students and working at the facilities. They will be the leaders of tomorrow. Not the ones who chose to let the Government take care of them!

Here is a little history about President Andrew Jackson who was the benefactor of the establishment of the Democratic Party in 1828. I will share with you what happened to the Five Civilized Tribes based on President Jackson’s Indian Removal Act of 1829 below. I firmly believe that if the current Democrats remain unchecked, that bad things will continue to get worse – have you ever thought that maybe the Government could take your land or take your property and spread it around to others who are too lazy to work? Read on!

Clay is a member of the Choctaw Tribe and a 7th generation grandson of Chief MoShuLaTubbe one of the original Choctaw Chiefs. He is also a member of the First Families of the Twin Terrorities of Oklahoma. MoShuLaTubbe fought in the Creek War of 1813–14 and at the Battle of New Orleans with Andrew Jackson, who eventually became a traitor to him and his people when Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act of 1829. MoShuLaTubbe was a very influential Chief and one of three Choctaw Chiefs who signed the Dancing Rabbit Treaty. President Jackson broke the treaty with the Choctaws along with Cherokees, Creeks, Chickasaws, and Seminoles and (The Five Civilized Tribes) and sent them on the Trail of Tears where many of the Indians died. They forced them to leave on 26 December 1832 in the dead of winter. The total of deaths from each tribe were: Cherokee (4,000), Creek, Seminole (3,000 in Second Seminole War – 1835–1842), Chickasaw (3,500), Choctaw (2,500–6,000), Ponca (200)

OK enough history! We were scheduled to come home on Friday, BUT, on Tuesday while Clay took a nap, I decided to call our local County Commissioner and discuss some road issues. From that conversation I was advised that last Saturday evening, a Van dropped off a group of ILLEGAL ALIENS close to his daughter’s home. The ILLEGAL ALIENS came to her door and knocked. Scary! Then he advised me that in La Vernia area a van dropped off another group of ILLEGAL ALIENS. We live in a rural county and do not need this type of problem. San Antonio is having issues with home break in’s along with the Hill Country area and of course the Law cannot arrest them thanks to the current administration’s DOJ. Within the year we will all be in the same boat as they have now started to put the ILLEGAL ALIENS rights ahead of American Citizens.

Back to my story! When I was advised about the above news if I had been 10 years younger, I would have had our suitcases packed and on the road by 5PM heading home, but we waited until Wednesday morning. Our home is on 5 acres and we have our buildings alarmed ( getting things ready to add more alarms) but we needed to get home to prevent anyone coming on the property. I do not believe we will be taking anymore week long trips until President Trump is back in office – this country is not safe enough for us to travel other than a short day trip!

So now I can really whip out all my UFOs, quit complaining because we have not gone on a trip, etc! Never again because I do not like doing all that packing and unpacking anymore and not have the comforts of our home. OH how I miss our RV! We could go anywhere and only have to stop for fuel and I could cook my special food. But at our age, we must accept that we are past that phase. We had 16 wonderful years of traveling and now it is time for day trips and maybe someday more Quilt Shows to attend.

Have a wonderful week-end and happy stitching! Enjoy your home and stay vigilant as the ILLEGAL ALIENS will be coming your way too!

Hugs, Nanette

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17 Replies to “Life in 2021 and an Interesting History Lesson!”

  1. We had illegals hiding under the trucks and cars at our school, so when the students got out of their sport practice it was dark and they were attack for their vehicle. The illegals got away but the police were called and nobody lost their cars. Now the coach and teachers have to wait in the parking lot till everyone is gone. We live close to the Border.


  2. I tell you that the American public will only take so much of this disastrous and dangerous group of Swamp Creatures. Stay safe. Guess that their COVID did not wipe out enough so now they unleash the killers from everywhere. We are close to SA lovely Sanctuary City. 90 people found in a House in Houston today. Most with the Chinese Virus. Wonder how many Dems and Republicans have Buyers Remorse now.


  3. Good to hear you back safe from your trip! Love the Santa Fe block fabric. Thanks for the history, good to be reminded .. praying that history isn’t repeated.


    1. Good to be home Deb! Think I will be happy being here! There is so much more that I have on the family from 2000 when I did his genealogy! I guess I need to write a book on his and my Chopin family! But….there is more quilting to do! LOL

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  4. Glad you had a good getaway. We used to visit casinos and had some really good times but never won anything – lol!
    What a tragic time in our history was the Trail of Tears. Such a heartbreaking time. Your husband had a proud history. We grew up in northeastern Oklahoma and the Five Civilized Tribes were a major part of our Oklahoma history classes. If anybody should be asking for reparations it is the descendants of those whose lands we stole!
    Sorry you are having to deal with the illegal aliens – ugh! That is scary.


    1. Yes they stole a lot from the Choctaws. Can you imagine how the Chief felt after fighting with Jackson. We need to have punishment for the current Traitors of this Republic and the domestic terrorists that are burning down our cities. It is like the Wild West all over again.

      How are you doing with the feet? Hope you are back walking! Hugs


  5. Washington state. So scarey for our country. It is hard to concentrate on quilting.Well said. I will not be surprised if they (illegals) get clear up here to

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  6. What an interesting history your Clay has! Thanks for sharing about it. No I’m not a big traveler anymore so I empathize. Horrible to think of it being unsafe on your property and so many of those poor people are probably desperate which is dangerous. Our neighbours alerted us one evening that a black SUV was parked in our shared cul de sac which we can’t see from the house but they can. We waited a bit and walked out to look and whoever it was was gone. I’m sure it was innocent enough but I didn’t feel great thinking about the possibilities that’s for sure. Oh dear.

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    1. We are in a terrible mess with the change in the administration. They are not for Americans that is for sure.

      Yes I am going to throw in the sponge on long trips. We have a nice Best Western in town. Maybe we will do a one night getaway. LOL

      HUGS and stay vigilant.


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