Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Scampy Going Out

9:30am - Last nite at bedtime, I posted in my little note pad, "Take Scampy out on a trip!"

Putting something down in writing seems to be a way to get it done.

Who knows where we are going? We have not decided. But wherever we go, we will be out and about. And that's a very good thing!

Zaida comes to America
In Yiddish, "Zaida" means grandfather.  In 1912, several months before my Mother was born, my Zaida left where he lived in what was known as Kishinev, Russia. He left his family behind until he earned enough the following year to bring them also to America.

Zaida made his way thru Romania, Hungary and Poland. Then thru Germany to the port at Bremen. Then by ship to America. Then to Cleveland where our relatives lived.

Why did Zaida leave Russia for America? Because being Jewish in Russia was a dangerous thing to be. The Russian government persecuted Jews. Gathered Jews up from all over Russia and moved them to what was known as, "The Pale of Settlement" [Link]

If my Zaida had not made the decision to move his family to America, there is little doubt that 25+ years later, I would have been caught up in the nazi murdering of Jews.

[L-R] My Mother, Zaida, Uncle Harry
Baubi [Grandmother]. Uncle Joe

Why I am writing about Zaida now
All over the World, hatred of and persecution of Jewish people is happening. With increasing frequency.

During the time of the nazis, what nazis were doing to the Jews was not responded to. That ignoring of the threat to Jewish people cannot happen again.

Jews are the victims here. Not the cause of the hatred and persecution against them.

From where does this hatred and persecution of Jews come? You don't know?

1pm - Yucca Valley
Scampy and the team headed out from Lone Wolf towards the Town of Lucerne Valley.

At Lucerne Valley, are cross roads. To the right is Big Bear. Straight ahead is Yucca Valley. We decided to go towards Yucca Valley. Big Bear is up in the mountains. It's cold there.

3pm - Arrived Yucca Valley
Scampy is Afternoon Camped at the WalMart in the Town of Yucca Valley. Some Campbell's Clam Chowder was warmed up for lunch.



  1. First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me

  2. Scary times now. At first I felt ok. I am a pretty conservitve guy. But now I am very concerned. Things are not going well in our government from my point of view. Here and abroad. There is a huge war going on in Mousel and the govenment is all tied up in discussions about bathrooms....

    1. Hi Jack,

      You are right to be concerned. I saw some of it when I visited Bethlehem in 2008.

      Bethlehem was mostly had a Christian population when I visited there in 1998. Now, thru intimidation by the Palestinians, the Christian families that lived here have fled.

      Bethlehem is a ghost town now.

      Click [Here] to view my Blog on the day that I visited Bethlehem in 2008.



  3. I truly don't know or understand where this hatred comes from...it does not make sense.

    1. Hi Pete,

      It does not make sense. But, hatred does not have to make any sense.

      Have you viewed the movie: "Schindler's List?" The horrific scenes, some showing Jewish children hiding in the pit of a toilet. Wallowing in human excrement. What sense would hunt children like that?



  4. You're right the intense hatred of the Jews doesn't make sense. I am not a religious person however I am beginning to view the Bible as providing some possible answers in regard to this hatred. The Bible says the Jews are Gods chosen people and that they will be persecuted (Hated). I don't know the answers but possibly this intense hatred has a spiritual origin from the opposite of God (some may call Saten). Let's keep our eyes open as the bible predicts that it will get worse before it gets better.

  5. Perhaps jealousy is involved in the word hate. In my observation, most Jews are hard working, intelligent, talented and believers in education. They promote strong family and individual ways of life, and I speak as a Christian. Just saying..

  6. Let common sense dictate your actions and rely on it to "see the future" and protect yourselves..

    Be prepare, don't think you can't move from ANY hostile area to a place where it's safer.

    NEVER reside in a dangerous area because it's a "deal" and something you can easily afford.