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Saturday Evening Post: Lowering and Raising

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It’s time for some flags to be LOWERED–and some flags to be RAISED.

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Yesterday afternoon, after the Supreme Court announcement, in an impromptu celebration in Johnson Square here in Savannah:

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First couple who married in Chatham County (Savannah):

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Of course, we do not all agree, but hopefully we can all respect.

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May Love and Joy be your Portion this night …

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… because really, it’s all about Love.

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Simply Love.

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Five things I got for Christmas that I wasn’t expecting:

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1.  A great new cadre of friends who meet each Wednesday at 12:12 pm in a different Savannah Historic District square … to express gratitude!

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2.  A new puppy!  Okay, maybe “technically” grandsons Daniel and Gabriel got Spyro (named after the Skylanders game character) for THEIR Christmas present.  But after keeping him for three days (of five) while D and G and their parents have flown to Miami to frolic in the sun …

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… I am FULLY CONVINCED that Spyro loves me best.  Seriously!  And, really, the boys are so young, they’ll get over the heartbreak pretty soon, don’t you think?

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Spyro and I worked on our official portrait for a little while yesterday afternoon.  We have narrowed it down to four:

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Donald Neal Saye and Spyro Neal Bosch

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What do you think?

3.  A lot of Fake Snow

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(I’m not sure why I look SO crazed in that pic.  Like I’m on a fake snow high or something.)

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(This obsession with “snow” got started when friends Donnie and Kinzie …

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… Christmas-ing way up in Yankeeland Urbana, IL, had the nerve to say there really IS such a thing as snow, which is frozen and white and falls from the sky to make Christmases White.  Well, D and K, not in Savannah, it don’t!)

4.  Yet another new cadre of friends who meet each Friday evening in my new Washington Square neighborhood/ward.

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I’ll take more pics soon and share.  The gathering is called “Fancy Friday” because there used to be a fancy-ish dress code.

5.  Joy for no reason.  Other than it’s the holidays and a time to BE HAPPY.  BE.  BE  BE.

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Five things I didn’t get for Christmas that I was either expecting or wanting to receive:

1.  Some sort of an apology or reconciling statement from Duck Dynasty and patriarch Phil Robertson after his hateful and divisive diatribe about gays and blacks.  Instead, A & E reinstates him, while Walmart, with Paula Deen wares no longer available, continues to hawk a prejudiced ranter’s trade in a season of love, all in the name of free speech.  (Of course, we all know this is about the dollar, not equality or acceptance or love.)

2.  Speaking of the dollar, that big ole more-than-half-a-billion-dollar lottery winning recently.  If I had won … Is A & E for sale?

3.  Real snow.  (IF there is such a thing.)

4.  Liposuction.

5.  Everything on My Grown-Up Christmas List:

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So here’s my lifelong wish
My grown up Christmas list
Not for myself
But for a world in need

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
Every man would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end
This is my grown up Christmas list

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May all our Holidays and Everydays be Filled with Healthy Joy!

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Follow-Up on “A Father’s Love for His Son” Post

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A couple of weeks ago I published a somewhat controversial post entitled “A Father’s Love for His Son” about a Methodist minister who conducted a wedding for his son … his gay son.  And found himself in big trouble with his church and denomination for his actions.

Read the original post here.

Below are son Tim and dad, the Rev. Frank Schaefer.

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The ruling for his actions came out this week:  Guilty on two counts but only suspended … unless he breaks the rules again, and then he will be defrocked.

Read the CNN story here.

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