Today was the baby shower and it was an interesting one. I havent been to many of them and I never had one for myself so I am never sure exactly how these things are supposed to play out. This one went well enough I suppose. The little candies and mints in the bags didnt seem like they were expected and no one really ate any or took them home. Someone had made a huge sit down dinner type of meal which I didnt know was going to be served. I thought it was normally a cookie and punch or that type of thing. Especially with a cake to serve. Mandy was very nice to me though and made sure I got seated and introduced me all around because I only knew about 3 people there. They did get a lot of diapers and wipes...LOTS! Some more clothes which they really already have enough of...and lots of baby wash and lotion. I got them a crib toy from Keyana that plays music and also a wall hanging that you put the hand and foot print in to it. Of course, I have also got them the crib and a bunch of bottles and heaven knows how many clothes, blankets and other things. Im glad she had a great time. Then as I was coming home I passed by the house where we first rented when we moved here to this town. There was a white funeral wreath on the door and cars everywhere! I was shocked to say the least. I liked the parents that we rented from but I had absolutely no use for their son. He was simply put...evil. Worse than any of our kids could ever hope to be. This stupid son who is only a few years younger than me, shot one of my dogs when Cory and Jamie were 5 and 7 (living at their house) because this dog would wait in the driveway every day for the boys to get off the school bus and then he would wag his tail and act all happy to see them and the kids and dog would meet up and run back to the house together. Well I guess Richard couldnt stand to see anything or anyone happy because the next day he was waiting out there for the dog to get out in the spot he always sat down in the driveway to wait for bus to come and sure enough...here comes the bus..the door opens and the dog stands up to wag his tail back and forth and just as soon as Jamie and Cory got off the bus to start down the driveway...This butthole...shoots that dog straight in the back with the gun facing towards not only my two kids but a busload of small children. Then he looked down to see if the dog was dead...he wasnt so shot him two more times. By this time Jamie and Cory were in tears and screaming. Tony happened to be home and he came racing out of the house with a loaded shotgun with one in the barrel. Tony told the only he didnt put him out of his miserable existence right then and there was that he had to much respect for his parents but he better believe that this wasnt going to be the last of things. We filed papers on him for shooting that dog in front of the kids that way and firing a guy towards a school bus. He was convicted of it and it was considered a felony because of the other felonies he has on his record. He is a habitual felon. Wont work. We get into court with him and he is back-talking the judge telling him exactly what he will and what wont do! This Judge was having none of it and I was glad. He flat asked me where I got my dog and I was honest, I got it at the pound but we loved him as much as if I bought him pure bread. Judge nods her head a minute and says you stupid scoundrel you, you are going to pay these fine people $750 for the loss of their pet. Also, for the next two years, you will be on probation for this and part of your probation fees is that you bring in a money order payable to these people in the amount of 4 weeks worth of food. Well ol Richard went to acting foolish in that courtroom. He started threatening people he really shouldnt have been threatenng especially loudly enough he was he was heard. So before we eft the courtroom, we were given respective protective orders, our was good for ten years but that has run out years ago and we have really not had much to do with him since who had hoped he had grown up and rode in different circles than either us or our our kids. Ha! So when I get ahold of my men folk they tell me that Richard has been shot to death by the son of the guy that used to rent him those ratty little mobile homes! God is good. Two of worst pieces of trash in this area have just hit hell. As one of those comic on the blue collar comedy tour says "God I didnt mean that" Richard is a dope dealing drug smuggling no good you know what. Fill in some adjectives. Never worked a day in his life. Kids out the ying yang. Im not talking pot. They are trying to say he was out checking his tree stands...lol. Yeah...at almost 11 pm. Nope...he was stealing pot out of a field.