Monday 20 May 2024

Off to Smiths Falls

After my haircut in Carleton Place  we made it to Smiths Falls, where they have repainted the Gay Pride crosswalk. It was advocated for by Trinity United Church. They must have touched it up for Gay Pride month, which is June. It was created in 2023, and a week later it was defaced by some one with hate in his heart. They have him on video, but he wore a disguise, not having the confidence of his convictions! 

I do not understand how people get away with being homophobic in 2024. One couple, whose lawn sign was stolen from their home in Kemptville, replaced it and said, 
To whomever removed the Pride sign from our lawn overnight, we woke up even gayer than when we went to bed,” Scott Godwin posted. “I’m so gay today I can barely keep my feet on the ground and I’ve kissed my boyfriend like six times already this morning,” the post continued. 

We drove by May 16th, around 4 p.m. I read in the news:

Smiths Falls police arrest man for hate-motivated mischief, assault after incident at pride flag crosswalk

They arrested the offender who spit on a Smiths Falls employee repainting the flag. 

I was quite impressed by this well-dressed man cruising through town! 

It was time for dinner, by this point. We cracked the windows on the car, hoped my new plants would be fine in the hot car, and sat on the patio. The music was too loud, and the group behind us was loud to hear one another. But we were outdoors. WHAT THE HECK!

On the way home...  his third flag was Every Child Matters. I wonder what they do to gas mileage?

Apparently, 'gun rights are human rights!'  This is what it is like in this county. They want freedom to do whatever they want. You just have to laugh at such ignorance. Imagine living in Ukraine, Gaza or Haiti, to name but a few.

We were happy to arrive home. I have plants to plant! The swallowtails are back, happy the lilacs are blooming. It was 27 ℃ and I planted up a storm Saturday.

🛫 Our son, Jesse, and his wife, Stacie, are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary, which happens to occur on both their birthdays, May 19th. They call it their BIRTHIVERSARY! They were to attend a concert closer to home, but a work thing in Boston got in his way. New plan, they flew to California to a concert where the band was playing. I think Nana is child minding!

🛬 I watched their flight on Flight Radar.


Anvilcloud said...

We have one of those crosswalks right by the market.

RedPat said...

It sounds like you had a fine day out.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Idiots with guns - just what we need.

Hena Tayeb said...

Looks like you had a great time out.
People have freakin lost their minds..
How nice that your son and his wife were able to get a way.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Glad your Swallowtails are back, such magnificent butterflies!

Nancy J said...

Happy Anniversary, Jesse and Stacie, and Flight Radar, what a bonus for us to see where planes are as they travel. My turn is coming up in July!!! But most of Josh's flight is at night.!!!

Elephant's Child said...

Love the pride crossing - and that it is refurbished. Your weather has warmed up drmaatically. We are going for a top of 14.

Cloudia said...

Disheartening to see that even in wonderful Canada, the idiots are empowered and on the March. Hopefully they are turning off more people. They don't seem like a growing contingent but a shrinking one. Nevertheless, I pray for the democracies. Aloha friend

Divers and Sundry said...

Determined ignorance, fear, anger... There's so much of it. I'm glad I don't live that way. Tennessee is deep red, and even though Memphis is blue we don't have any say at all at the state level 😢

It sounds like y'all had a nice outing.