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,