Hey y’all and Happy Memorial Day Weekend to everyone. I wanted to drop in and let you know that ATS LIVE will be airing a rerun Monday evening. I’ll really miss being with y’all, but it’s the right choice. Monday will find me here in Lake Providence with friends and family. We’ll grill, eat, play, and swap stories but only after we’ve joined the community for our town’s traditional Memorial Day service. It’s held at noon on the lake bank across from the Byerley House Convention Center and it’s always a special time to stop and pay our respects to those who have given everything for the freedom we enjoy. If you are anywhere close, you’re welcome to join us.
If you can’t make it, please be diligent not to take your liberty for granted. Even if your town doesn’t have a Memorial Day service, you can have your own right there in the backyard with your loved ones by stopping to honor the fallen. Pomp and circumstance have their place but they are clouds without rain if there’s no sincerity.
Let your little ones hear you offer a prayer for those whose memories remain painful despite the passage of time, for families aching with fresh grief, and for the future of this great nation. I am an unabashed patriot who loves my country. I contend that America is still the home of the brave and the land of the free, as evidenced by the ongoing sacrifices of men and women who are putting themselves in harm’s way even as I type these words and you read them. Let’s hold her up to the only One who can heal her divide and ensure her future. God Bless America.
And now, let’s chat…
As longtime listeners know, I don’t understand people who like to go nekkid around other people. And yes, I do know that sounds prudish. So be it. I simply don’t get the appeal of the reveal, which is why I was so intrigued with recent evidence that seems to suggest more people are siding with me than the breezy bunch.
Apparently, as another long hot summer is gearing up, so are the concerns of the nekkid people—and this time it has nothing do with keeping enough sunblock on hand and everything to do with this recent headline: “Aging Nudists Struggle to Attract New Club Members.”
I wanted to think my work in this field had moved people to straighten up and keep their clothes on, but further reading proved I can’t take an ounce of credit for it. The problem lies with the declining age of the average nudist.
I watched an interview in which one mature nudist holding a strategically placed towel lamented that if they couldn’t find a way to recruit younger members to their club they were going to have to close their doors. The poor guy looked plum sad about it. Despite our difference of opinions, I was this close to a “bless his heart” moment when the serious face reporter added that indeed the sagging population of nudists was a world-wide problem. Now, don’t even act like that’s not funny. I’ll call you out right here.
Look, far be it from me to rescue the Nekkid Industry, but if y’all are listening, I think I know why you’re not attracting young people to your cause. They got no place to put their smart phones. Hey, don’t shoot the messenger! In the interest of full disclosure, I’m never very far from my own smart phone. But, then, I have pockets and I intend to keep ‘em. So, there you go.
Bottom line? Y’all can go on and on about the freeing benefits of letting it all hang out, but the fact remains— young people are gonna need an app for that.