Americans! Russians!


I was thinking as I was drinking my morning cup of coffee, (Yes, I only think when I drink coffee).

I was thinking about friends. Friends in America and new friends in Russia.

The Friends I had in America, are gone! They are too busy to stop long enough to say Hi! That is America. If you are not standing right in front of their nose, they forget you are alive. Oh, They stop to watch TV, drink beer, eat BBQ, surf the Internet, and go to Football games. But they don’t take time to write emails, smell the roses, look at the sky, hug their kid and about a thousand other things. In America the job and push of everyday life is first! I have come to discover that life is not, Job, Football, Apple Pie and Chevrolet. I have discovered that life is not, 16 hour work days, take work home, miss your kids recital and never kiss your Family! I realize that not all Americans fall into this category. But I know as fact, that the Middle Class of America falls into this category.

I was the classic Middle Class American!!!!

Now the friend in Russia, will call everyday, will give all their food to you (when you visit), will not put his job over friendship or family, buys flowers for any occasion, has one kid and spoils that kid to no end and might work 16 hours in one week. In Russia they think life is, Tea time, break time, discussion time, walking time, chatting time and coming up with a good excuse not to work time! The Russian takes time for what they want to do, not what the world thinks they should do!

It dawned on me today: The American worries about what people think about them, The Russian could care less what people think about them!


A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is a true Russian Sweet Pea of a girl and she puts up with this bear of a guy and keeps him in line. Thank God for my Sweet Pea and Russia.