Sunday, November 05, 2006


A burst of inspiration, a quick search on the world wide web and a few thoughts running through my head...
In the year 2003-
· The Nation had an estimated 2,153,464 burglaries in 2003, a slight (+0.1 percent) increase from the 2002 estimated figure. The rate of burglary in the United States was 740.5 burglary offenses per 100,000 inhabitants, a 0.9-percent decrease from 2002 data.
· Victims collectively lost an estimated $3.5 billion as a result of burglaries in 2003 with an average dollar loss of $1,626 per incident.
· An examination of the burglary data indicated that forcible entry accounted for 62.4 percent, unlawful entry comprised 31.2 percent, and attempted forcible entry made up 6.3 percent of all burglary offenses.
· Most burglaries (65.8 percent) occurred at residences; most residential burglaries (62.0 percent) occurred during the daytime.
In the year 2005 residential fires claimed 396,000 homes, injuring 13,825 people, killing 3,055 people and creating a direct dollar loss of $6,875 MILLION.
Not to mention the thousands of foreclosures each year.
By Edgar A . Guest
It takes a heap o' livin' in a house t' make it home,
A heap o' sun an' shadder, an' ye sometimes have t' roam
Afore ys really 'preciate the things ys lef' behind,
An' hunger fer 'em somehow with 'em allus on yer mind.
Home ain't a place that gold can buy or get up in a minute;
Afore it's home there's got t' be a heap o' livin' in it;
Within the walls there's got t' be some babies born, and then
Right there ye've got t' bring 'em up t' women good, an' men.
Who used t' love 'em long ago, an' trained 'em jes' t' run
The way they do, so's they would get the early mornin' sun;
Ye've got t' love each brick an' stone from cellar up t' dome
It takes a heap o' livin' in a house to make it home.
If you have a home- why wait to the 23rd?
Thanksgiving is the smile a conntent heart wears.


Just-us said...

i love that poem, it sounds like a pyle-pollock wrote it, - good solid homespun wisdom and comfort....speaking of, - how are they doing, heard anything? I haven't bugged them yet,, but think of them often

Anonymous said...

you shuwa have alot anumbe's in ya head. mom