Saturday, May 8, 2010

I Voted

I finished reading all seven essays for the E-One Fire Engine give-away. As I predicted, all of the finalist's entries presented valid reasons why their department should receive the new fire engine. In the end, I voted on emotion, as I love New Mexico and I thought it noble that the department I voted for was nominated by a neighboring department.

I voted for the Poverty Creek VFD written by Winston-Chloride VFD. Rural New Mexico, like much of rural America is a place where self sufficiency is not only desirable, it is a necessity. Poverty Creek is pretty much on their own and can surly use a legitimate pumper. Plus, I love the desert and mountains of the American Southwest. Sometimes, ya just gotta vote with the heart. Stop by the above link and read the stories, then vote. If ya trust old Schmoe, click on the Poverty Creek link and vote for them.

Speaking of heart, happy day to all you moms out there. PeeDee, Gia, Mrs. B,  Maxwelton and Hallie B. who I know are moms and also to The Observer and to AnnT. who might or might not be moms, but I want you to have a happy day regardless.

Also to The Saint I Am Married to for being such a good mom to our boys and to my mom, who I love, even though she drives me nuts sometimes. And to you Auntie Flo-Bee if you stumble onto this.

Have a great mothers Day to everybody else - call your mom!

Thanks for reading,

Poverty Creek VFD written by Winston-Chloride VFD


  1. Dear Captain Schmoe,
    Happy Mother's Day to The Saint.

    And thank you for the well wishes. I'm a step-mom.

    I hope Poverty Creek gets a new fire engine!
    Thank you,
    Ann T.

  2. Ambulance Volunteer in NEPAMay 9, 2010 at 8:46 AM

    I read all 7 essays yesterday and like you, Capt Schmoe, voted for the Poverty Creek VFD. I'm sure that the Winston-Chloride VFD could also make good use of a new engine, but their captain knows that Poverty Creek is hurting even more than they are. Good Luck to all finalists, and Happy Mother's Day wherever you are, Mom! I miss you...

  3. Capt Schmoe:
    I too would cast my vote for the Poverty Creek VFD. I've never been a firefighter, but well enough acquainted with FFs that there is a competitiveness between departments at times. For one dept to nominate another, well, that was a winner to me. (Yes, there was a second entry like that, but you do have to pick one.)

    Whoever wins will be worthy, I do know that.

    The Observer

    Happy MOM's DAY to all the moms in your life!

  4. Thanks for the Moms Day wishes Capt. My kid texted me at 3am (hmmm, means she was out wreaking havoc on OK City) and I got a call too once she dragged her butt outta bed at noon! WOW!! She remembered!! She must be growing up. lol

    Hope The Saints day was fabulous as well.