This is Nancy Cripe, Merle's daughter. He has been away from blogging after he fell in October and has been slowly recovering. He thinks he should have been up a bit quicker, and hasn't felt like blogging.
If you have any topics you would like him to address you can comment below and when he is feeling better he respond with his usual candor.
Since 2004 he has posted over 3,300 blogs which you can revisit and find in the upper left had corner "Search Bar"of any blog.
He might very well be the oldest living political blogger in the State of Illinois...maybe even the United States. We would love to hear of any other 93 year old bloggers out there.
Thank you to my Cousin Norma P in New Mexico for her cards, calls and who also noticed the absence of blogs. Norma your concern, care and interest is appreciated by Dad.
He hopes to be back in the blogger's chair soon.
Happy New Year to All!
Merle and Nancy