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11th , 2008 Mother's Day
But one thing's for sure. Your Mother was there from inception to birth, and she will be there, right up to the point, when she will breathe her last breath. A Mother's love and devotion, can match no other. That maternal instinct, to nurture and protect her children, from all the evils in this world, is unparalleled. Your Mother would climb the highest mountain, swim the deepest sea, fight the fiercest foe, to protect her child.
And it's the same in the animal world too.
Ever seen a Mother Bear in the woods with young bear cubs? If you do...walk quietly and semi quickly away...and prepare yourself to do battle, and or, get your ass ripped up.
Our Mothers are the same.
They'd take on anyone and anything. I can remember my own Mom going after a swarm of bees that were attacking us when we were kids. She killed a bunch with her bare hands. My Mother was fearless, and we were more afraid of her, than my father. But as fearless as she was, she was equally as loving and kind a woman as you'd ever meet. It's true.
When you'd get sick. It was your Mom who stayed by your side and nursed you back. Just yesterday, as I was in the home I grew up in, cleaning the place out to get ready to sell, I remembered. I stood there in my parents empty bedroom and recalled laying in their large bed, sick with the Measles and Chicken Pox. It was the only time I ever slept in that room. When we got sick. Quarantined from the rest of the troops. My Mother would come in and check on me constantly.
It all came back to me yesterday in that empty house..
That home was full of life when we were young. The sounds of my three sisters and three brothers. My Mom took care of us all. Never complaining. Diligently working to help raise six kids. Cooking three meals a day. Every day. Including weekends. I was lucky.
surfing, my friends and I would be treated to the
You don't think your Mom would be worried sick if she really knew what we were doing out there in the dead of winter? Hell yea, she would. It's good that we are out of her sight. Your Mom would be worried sick every time a macking set landed on your head.
If she knew what we were doing. Surfing large winter waves in New England.
in war have been known to cry out for their mothers when facing death.
I've known a few who have. It's the most awful sound. A child crying out
for their mother. Yet it's embedded in our total make-up. Your Mom would
always come to get you.
for those of us who lost our mothers. Think of them today, and be thankful
for the time you did have together. These memories are all we have left,
and if you don't remember them, and talk about them, then they will truly
be lost. So my friends, Look to the heavens and smile
Global warming again?
Who knows. One thing's for sure, that freaking Military Junta in Burma are a bunch of assholes. Here we are, offering help and aid, and these clowns are refusing us, because we are Americans? Please. Give me a break. Those freaking loser boneheads are letting innocent people suffer and die over some political BS.
This country of ours, is still the most generous country in the world when it comes to disaster relief, and foreign aid. We always step up. And we risk it all to bring help. Why? Because America, and her citizens, are still a caring nation, who see beyond race and political views, and we are willing, and able, to bring help. No matter what the consequences. We want to help.
Why? Simply put, it's the right thing to do.
Imagine that? America risking it all, to help our fellow human beings, both here at home, and abroad. As a Nation, our Karma is good. I just hope those people get help soon so they can start to rebuild their lives.
So last week I reported somewhat on the ESA-NNE contest held in Montauk, LI, New York. Surprisingly, the surf was significant. Well, I really should not have been that surprised. After all, they had almost the same Winter/Fall as we have had. In other words...it was kicking.
the contest itself is always something to watch. I mentioned last week
that the caliber of talent and ability is always impressive in the Boys,
Junior Mens, and finally the Senior Mens Divisions. When in
fact, the caliber of surfing in most divisions is fun to watch.
The competitive side of surfing really has no age barriers.
Seriously, sitting there on the beach at Ditch Plains watching my friends out there surfing (And honestly? They were surfing really good) in the "Legends" division, it became apparent to me, that these guys will surf against each other, right up until the day they die.
And in some cases, beyond the grave.
For if the heaven exists, that they all want, there will be surf contests, and if there's surf contests in heaven, there will be these elders, competing against each other and having themselves a blast.
The only downside is, if you complain about the judging in heaven, you get sent to Purgatory.
Honestly, the contests are good for all ages. But mostly it's great for the kids. It's all about the kids in the ESA. That's what they promote. That and the family atmosphere. Plus they are strong proponents of environmental issues.
Speaking of which. The Cape Hatteras Surf Scene is safe for the time being. The ESA Championships will still be held there (Thank God). The thought of no surfing in Cape Hatteras would of been a tragedy. No question. And if you've ever surfed in Hatteras you know what I'm talking about.
no place like Hatteras on the East Coast. In fact, there's
no place like Hatteras anywhere.
help out Local Surfer Mike Keefe's Granddaughter and Jacko Keefe's
niece Bella by sponsoring this Fundraiser we would all be grateful.
She's one of those cute triplets that you see walking along the ocean.
Kally's the mom and she did a great piece check this out.
my friends...Surfing heals all wounds....
1950's Happy Mother's Day Mom!!
2008 West Coast Spring Pics from The Westies
This, my friends is a FREAKING A FRAME! Bastards.
2008 Parting Shot...Spring Fling!
You've heard of Spring Peepers right? The little Frogs that come out every