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Monday, September 23, 2019

Political Speeches!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  As you'll remember from yesterday's post, Cam and I found an old caboose in the park in  the Land of Squirrels    the land of Lincoln  in Illinois.  For me, what with being a Prime Minister and all, it brought to mind the campaigning candidates did, delivering political speeches from the back of the caboose!  Like this:

That's the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Harry Truman in 1946.  Actually, we drove through the area where that photo was taken (Fulton, Missouri; click here for more info) on our way to Illinois!  Anyway ... taking my cue from them ...

"Citizens of Mascoutah, fellow Americans, as your----oh, wait!  What's this?"

I got distracted for a minute.  I thought I smelled a squirrel.  I got back to my speech and ...

"And as your Prime Minister, I promise to stare down every squirrel I ..."
"CAM!  What are you doing?  Weren't you listening?!?"

I mean come on!  I was giving a very important address!

"Maggie -- I smell another squirrel over here!!!"

Well, that was a call to action if I've ever heard one!  I jumped off the caboose and ran over to investigate!  I climbed up onto the train platform and had a look around:

"I see him, Cam!!!  I see him!!!"
"Stare at him, Maggie!  Stare at him hard!"
"I'm on it!!!"

My political speech was forgotten about (though I took up the issues later with Cam), then we did some more exploring in the park.  Cammie said if nothing else, it showed I follow up on my campaign promises.  She's really nice like that!

More to come!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. That was a great speech you were giving Maggie but we agree that chasing squirrels is better than talking about them.

  2. Actions speak louder than words! I think everyone is tired of politicians who just talk all the time. You have my vote!

  3. Ohhh what a fun trip you must have had with great R&R breaks
    Hugs Cecilia

  4. Very cool place to visit! We laughed because my our mom calls where we live the land of squirrels too!

    Kiki and Rosie

  5. It's so nice to have family support during a campaign!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  6. Trains, squirrels, family what more could anyone want. ��