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For those of you who may not know, Catholics have A LOT of Saints, over 10,000 of them. There are Saints for every conceivable thing; vocations, afflictions, Holidays, events, etc.

The Saint for May 15th is Saint Dymphna. She is the Patron Saint of Epilepsy, Insanity, the Mentaly Ill and all Neurological Diseases.

I thought it was poignant to post as there is a lot of talk on this platform about mental, spiritual and physical struggles. Especially with the latest WIW. So whenever you feel you need some help, ask Saint Dymphna to say a prayer for you. It can't hurt.

And if you are not a believer, that's okay too, please disregard.

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Every time I hear a politician start talking, the chorus of this song starts playing in my head.

"Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies." And now it's in your head, too. You're welcome.

Geary@Indiucky's post reminded me of something. You'll see why if you read further. This is another true story. Skip it if you're wearing your All Politics filter mask.

My parents were railway clerks. They each worked for the old Missouri Pacific for over 40 years. They met in the Kingsville Division office in 1929 and were married the Sunday before Black Monday. They always felt a little guilty about that, thinking that maybe they had caused the Great Depression.

Anyway, they travelled together and with the family all over the USA, always on trains. I went with them to Lafayette, Louisiana, my father's hometown, many times. To Chicago several times to see about my brother. To Austin, of course, to visit my rich Aunt Bina in hopes of an inheritance that never came. And to Houston to visit my Aunt Tine, who is a whole nother story. We also went up into Colorado once, but we were broke and didn't ski.

The trip of a lifetime, though, was from our South Texas border home to San ...

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