The Ole Seagull

Memorial Day – Remember the “risk” that preserves our Nation

Posted in General,Opinion by The Ole Seagull on the May 29th, 2011

The purpose of the original Memorial Day was to honor those who died in the Civil War. Its purpose today has evolved into remembering and honoring all who have died in the service of our country. What better way is there to honor and remember them than to honor and remember their living comrades, those men and women who have and are currently honorably serving in America’s Armed Forces.

Plan fiddles “The Plood” while local officials and community leaders dance to the tune, tick tock, tick tock…

Posted in Branson,Government,Opinion by The Ole Seagull on the May 22nd, 2011

In terms of the ticking time bomb that hangs over the Branson area, not only in terms of those who will be directly impacted by any more “high water,” but by those businesses that are effected adversely, even by the perception of Branson being flooded, let’s hope that three years from now, the words written by the Ole Seagull in 2008 won’t still apply. In 2008 he wrote: (more…)

Branson is not and was not flooded

Posted in Branson,General by The Ole Seagull on the May 15th, 2011

Noah might have seen more rain quicker than the Branson area did Easter Weekend and into the first part of Easter Week, but the Ole Seagull hasn’t. If that rainfall wasn’t what some people refer to as an “Act of God” then nothing is. There wasn’t anything anyone on this earth could have done to prevent the comparatively minimal flooding that resulted in the low-lying areas below Table Rock Dam on Lake Taneycomo and its tributaries from that rain and the record releases of water from Table Rock Dam it caused, but “Branson” was never flooded.

Mothers, an example of God’s perfect love

Posted in Opinion by The Ole Seagull on the May 8th, 2011

How important are Mothers? Without them natural life as we know it could not even begin and the course of most people’s lives, after that beginning, is dramatically influenced by the person they call “Mom” or “Mother.” There are some, including the Ole Seagull, who believe that by the age of eight or earlier the mold of a person’s future has been cast and, to a very large extent, Mother’s form that mold.