This past January, as the whole of mankind wondered if this indeed would be the end of the world as we know it, and being part of said mankind, I pondered as well. And this is what I came up with, and now I think it is safe to say that we’ve made it. So here in retrospect, was what I was thinking at the time. So it is with great relief and expectation, that I extend to all of you wishes for a Happy New Year, 2013. Yes to you, and to all of the Maya, wherever they may be!


We ain't supposed to be here..




What lies in wait

for us this year,

is there more hope,

than there is fear?

Is there more laughter

than there are tears,

and, is this really,

the last of years?


Are the portends false

or are they true,

could this be the year,

this earth is through?

I fear this not

for I ask of you,

where went the Mayans,

if they knew?



Jack Downing

Jan. 2012



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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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7 Responses to 2012

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Happy 2013 to you, my friend! I hope your holidays were merry and bright and that 2013 brings good health and much happiness to you and those you love!

  2. Sally says:

    There will always be laughter and merriment surrounding you as that’s what you spread everywhere you go. That’s what I think I like best about you. (and your level head) Have a great new years with the Mrs. and your daughter and son on law…you all deserve it..

  3. Sally says:

    I meant son in law >>>>>duh!

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