Beautiful Photography ~ SNOW ~ no Mother & Child

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Jan. 3, 2013: A woman & her child on the bank of the Yenisei River outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia, where the temperature was minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit.  (© Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

Did this Reporter Nail it?

I did not write this but view some of the opinions – I saw this on FB

via Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children

This Reporter

This Reporter has (((NAILED IT))) This should go VIRAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BEST SUMMATION OF BARACK AND MICHELLE EVER!  Mychal Massie is a respected writer and talk show host in Los Angeles.  The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn’t like the Obama’s? Specifically I was asked: “I have to ask, why do you hate the Obama’s? It seems personal, not policy related. You even dissed (disrespect) their Christmas family picture.”

The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation. I’ve made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don’t like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state.

I don’t hate them per definition, but I condemn them because they are the worst kind of racialists, they are elitist Leninists with contempt for traditional America. They display disrespect for the sanctity of the office he holds, and for those who are willing to admit same, Michelle Obama‘s raw contempt for white America is transpicuous.  I don’t like them because they comport themselves as emperor and empress.

I expect, no I demand respect, for the Office of President and a love of our country and her citizenry from the leader entrusted with the governance of same. President and Mrs. Reagan displayed an unparalleled love for the country and her people.

The Reagan’s made Americans feel good about themselves and about what we could accomplish. Obama’s arrogance by appointing 32 leftist czars and constantly bypassing congress is impeachable. Eric Holder is probably the MOST incompetent and arrogant DOJ head to ever hold the job. Could you envision President Reagan instructing his Justice Department to act like jack-booted thugs?   Presidents are politicians and all politicians are known and pretty much expected to manipulate the truth, if not outright lie, but even using that low standard, the Obama’s have taken lies, dishonesty, deceit, mendacity, subterfuge and obfuscation to new depths. They are verbally abusive to the citizenry, and they display an animus for civility.   I do not like them, because they both display bigotry overtly, as in the case of Harvard Professor Louis Gates, when he accused the Cambridge Police of acting stupidly, and her code speak pursuant to not being able to be proud of America. I view that statement and that mindset as an insult to those who died to provide a country where a Kenyan, his illegal alien relatives, and his alleged progeny, could come and not only live freely, but rise to the highest, most powerful, position in the world.

Michelle Obama is free to hate and disparage whites because Americans of every description paid with their blood to ensure her right to do same.  I have a saying, that “the only reason a person hides things, is because they have something to hide.” No president in history has spent millions of dollars to keep his records and his past sealed.   And what the two of them have shared has been proved to be lies. He lied about when and how they met, he lied about his mother’s death and problems with insurance, Michelle lied to a crowd pursuant to nearly $500,000 bank stocks they inherited from his family. He has lied about his father’s military service, about the civil rights movement, ad nausea. He lied to the world about the Supreme Court in a State of the Union address. He berated and publicly insulted a sitting Congressman. He has surrounded himself with the most rabidly, radical, socialist academicians today.

He opposed rulings that protected women and children that even Planned Parenthood did not seek to support. He is openly hostile to business and aggressively hostile to Israel. His wife treats being the First Lady as her personal American Express Black Card (arguably the most prestigious credit card in the world). I condemn them because, as people are suffering, losing their homes, their jobs, their retirements, he and his family are arrogantly showing off their life of entitlement – as he goes about creating and fomenting class warfare.   I don’t like them, and I neither apologize nor retreat from my public condemnation of them and of his policies. We should condemn them for the disrespect they show our people, for his willful and unconstitutional actions pursuant to obeying the Constitutional parameters he is bound by, and his willful disregard for Congressional authority.   Dislike for them has nothing to do with the color of their skin; it has everything to do with their behavior, attitudes, and policies. And I have open scorn for their constantly playing the race card.   It is my intention to do all within my ability to ensure their reign is one term. I could go on, but let me conclude with this. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the media for refusing to investigate them, as they did President Bush and President Clinton, and for refusing to label them for what they truly are. There is no scenario known to man, whereby a white president and his wife could ignore laws, flaunt their position, and lord over the people, as these two are permitted out of fear for their color.   As I wrote in a syndicated column titled, “Nero In The White House” – “Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such dishonesty in a political leader. He is the most mendacious political figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his presidential predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequalled. Using Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood…

Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they have been witness to a congenital liar, a woman who has been ashamed of America her entire life, failed policies, intimidation, and a commonality hitherto not witnessed in political leaders. He and his wife view their life at our expense as an entitlement – while America’s people go homeless, hungry and unemployed.”

Michelle Obama, official White House portrait.

** I for one NEVER thought it appropriate for a First Lady to be Sleevless! **

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Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Day in the New Year

2013

This time last night we were on the verge of a NEW YEAR here in the USA, while other parts of the world had already begun their New Year with much hope and tons of aspirations full of all the joys and excitements with laughter, family, friends, & certainly fireworks of somesort!
Today was probably filled with the traditions of doing their shopping – eating – or whatever IF anything at all.

Here Mom, Dad & I ate Greens and Black-Eyed Peas! – a Southern thing in the south of the USA!

At least that was after the events of this morning …

*** I am certain it is not what this young 18-20 year old male thought would happen to him. !!! ***

WRECK ~~~ Just outside my house.  A little more and he could jhave hit my BIG oak tree or My HOUSE ~~~ so he ended uup hitting one of my palm trees ?!? and ripping off one of his tires … flattened another,  two windows smashed and the passenger side … BAD! .. and the driver side as well as the passenger side .. tore up on the running boards .. and underneath.

THANKFUL that the Young man was not hurt. … at least he said not … but EMT’s did check him out … but he was sooooooooo scared.  As you know, I told him that no one knows his body like he does and anything feels ‘off’ to go to ER… because it cpould come later.

I am just so GLAD that it was not worse … and I know he was glad I stopped yelling at him.

I know for fact – (yes I know – I’m not police … did not see – but I heard & I know this street and how the YOUNG drive it) that he was … as we say ‘flying’…….

I just hope it taught him a valuable lesson and that others might have learned from it too!

I will keep him in my thoughts.

OH ~~~ he also was worried because he only had ID – Not Drivers License … It was his
AUNTS SUV ~ and she stated she had No Insurance. …. So it could have been so much worse.

Now the pictures will show a little – but I’ll tell you ~ It scared the Whits out of ME!!!~~~

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This is my HOUSE!

The next few months / days have to be better – RIGHT!

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Make your New Year a Safe & Happy one ~ 2013~!!!

Kijivu ~ Cradling a Miracle

 

Kijivu holds her newborn baby at Prague Zoo, where the staff is celebrating this rare birth of a Western lowland gorilla in captivity. The new arrival comes after one of the most tragic events in the zoo’s history.

 

Cradling a miracle

 

Dec. 31, 2012: Kijivu, a female Western lowland gorilla, holds her newborn baby at Prague Zoo on Dec. 27 in Prague, Czech Republic. The baby gorilla was born on Dec. 22, just months after Kijivu’s second child, Tatu, died after accidentally hanging himself with a climbing rope. Zoo director Miroslav Bobek called the death the most tragic event at the zoo since flooding in 2002 killed more than 100 animals. (© Frantisek Vlcek/isifa/MAFRA/Getty Images)

 

YEAR of the SNAKE

 

Year of the Snake

 

 

Dec. 28. 2012: A zookeeper in Manila, Philippines, is not fearful of Burmese pythons that wrap themselves around his body during a celebration to mark the Chinese Zodiac‘s upcoming Year of the Snake. (© Rouelle Umali/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

 

 

Out with the OLD ~ In with the NEW

Happy New Year to all of the WordPress Families

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013

Not so fast

Not so fast

 

Dec. 26, 2012: This blue heron had been looking for food in a quiet marsh when it bit off more than it could chew with a feisty snake. The snake tightly wrapped its body around the heron’s beak before the bird had the chance to bite. After 15 minutes, the heron changed technique & started to bang the snake on the ground. The reptile’s grip began to wane & the heron gulped it down. (© Peter Brannon/Caters)

SCOTCH ~ Some light laugh………..

           On the first day of school, the children brought gifts for their teacher.

 

The supermarket manager’s daughter brought the teacher a basket of assorted fruit.

 

The florist’s son brought the teacher a bouquet of flowers.   

 

The candy-store owner’s daughter gave the teacher a pretty box of candy.  

 

Then the liquor-store owner’s son brought up a big, heavy box. The teacher lifted it up and noticed that it was leaking a little bit..She touched a drop of the liquid with her finger and tasted it.  

 

“Is it wine?” she guessed.       

 

“No,” the boy replied. She tasted another drop and   asked, “Champagne?”

 

“No,” said the little boy………….”It’s a puppy!”

Talk about forgetful~?~!

I know they say with age memory can go and yes – I’m there and have been for awhile… but what is really bad is forgetting when you log into your blog site on WP it has a different theme.??

Oh ~ that’s right I did mention before that I might change it – but to forget it!?  Yes I’ve lost a little more today than what I would like to admit.

I suppose shopping for a new car (as mine is 16+ years old) will do that to you.

But I think … and I say that lightly – that I might have found one I like.  Not NEW mind you ~ but a newer one that I will feel will take care of things if I might need to do to take care of my Mom & Dad…. (with the little things of mine in there too) … Some of you might know that I have terminal cancer – but within the last 3 years my Dad now has cancer also ..(and in 2008 he had open heart).. was fine until this last year when things have begun to be a little harder for him… and I want to be prepared in the event he will need assistance walking or actually using a wheel chair.  His legs are getting the better of him now … and might have come to the conclusion that he ‘just might’ need a ‘wheelchair’~! But we will cross that bridge if and when we (Mom & I) need too.  There is just the Three (3) of us here… as I lost (Mom & Dad – Sons) both brothers & the rest of Dad’s family has passed & Mom’s in another state.

Of course there are some cousins – Nephews & Neices … but they have their own family to attend to.

So back to the car … my current car is 1996 Mercury Sable ~ I am the second owner with about 56,000 miles – original~! The one I’ve got my   EYES  on is a Toyota Highlander – the Sport 2008 …. looks like Champage color ..but the dealers call it Gold … either way … very nice!

Now if I can get them to take a little bit more down in price after all it is ToyotaThon~So wish me luck … oh … Dad is buying it as a gift and will not have anything else to say about it … but still I will watch $ cost.

Mother is so very tired taking care of Daddy & Daddy is frustrated that he cannot do the things he has always done. Such a very active man … all his life.  Dad is 87 & Mom is 84 … So blessed to still have them in my life.

Dad’s Cancer is Melemona (skin) which went into the Lymph nodes on the left last September.

My Cancer is Multiple Myeloma — mine is Back … but I’m ok.

Mother is the strength that keeps us together … she just needs to breathe and rest.

Maybe with two of her sisters coming mid month – that will help.

So be blessed with those who are around you & in your life.

I’m so very thankful.

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 This is the one with my EyE on it!

WHO CARES ????

English: The Forgetful Professor
English: The Forgetful Professor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
As I was lying in bed pondering the problems of the world,
I rapidly realized that I don’t really give a rat’s hiney. It’s the tortoise life for me!
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1.. If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.
2.. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, and is fat.
3.. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.
4.. A tortoise doesn’t run and does nothing, yet it lives for 450 years.
And you tell me to exercise?? I don’t think so.
I’m retired. Go around me.
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GOD grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked,
the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.
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Now that I’m older here’s what I’ve discovered:
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1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.
2. My wild oats have turned into prunes and all-bran.
3. I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart.
4. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.
5. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.
6. If all is not lost, where is it?
7. It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.
8. Some days, you’re the dog; some days you’re the hydrant.
9. I wish the buck stopped here; I sure could use a few.
10. Kids in the back seat cause accidents.
11. Accidents in the back seat cause kids.
12. It’s hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere.
13. The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you’re in the bathroom.
14. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he’d have put them on my knees.
15. When I’m finally holding all the cards, why does everyone want to play chess?
16. It’s not hard to meet expenses . . . they’re everywhere.
17. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
18. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter … I go somewhere to get something, and then wonder what I’m hereafter.
19. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.
20. DID I SEND THESE TO YOU BEFORE……….??????

Spamming

WordPress ~ I’m really getting tired of getting more spam in my file comments

than I am comments.

What is going on with the “Only secure content is displayed.  What’s the risk?”

Bar at the bottom of my screen and continues no matter what I do to correct it.

 

IF anyone has suggestions please feel free to let me know … and the ‘status bar’ flickers…..

 

I just might change my THEME for a while and see it that has anything to do with it!

 

In the meantime – enjoy my next post about…

 

WHO CARES!

 

HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY~!

 

Principal’s Office

Principal's Office

Butterfly Weekend

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Johns Hopkins Update

Johns Hopkins Update

John Hopkins Update Friday

This HAS to be of interest to everyone…

FINALLY!!! News from the medical world that makes sense!!!

Johns Hopkins Update This is an extremely good article. Everyone should read it.   AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY (‘TRY’, BEING THE KEY WORD) TO ELIMINATE CANCER,JOHNS HOPKINS ISFINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY .

Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins:

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.

3. When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies,changing diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.   An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.   *CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.

b. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat, like chicken. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

c. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including be an sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)..

Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.   A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.   Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

1. No plastic containers in micro.

2. No water bottles in freezer.

3. No plastic wrap in microwave..

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don’t freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn’t bad but you don’t know what is in the paper. It’s just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.

Please share this with your whole email list……………………. Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

This is an article that should be sent to anyone important in your life…

Pit bull puppy

Pit bull puppy

Pit bull puppy survives being dragged behind truck for a mile

They named him “Trooper” for his determination, but the 5-month-old pit bull that survived being dragged by a truck down a Missouri highway for more than a mile is more like a miracle. Two weeks after surgery to close wounds that exposed bones, Trooper is eating and drinking normally and walking on his own, and Humane Society of Missouri personnel are cautiously optimistic that a badly injured leg may be saved. The trucker, unaware that the puppy had been tethered to his bumper, was obviously distraught once he was flagged down, and now a $5,000 reward has been offered for information that would lead to an arrest. [Source]

Digital Art ~ Fractal Explorer

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Digital Art which I made with Fractal Program ~ Fractal Explorer !

Art to start your Friday

Have a great Friday & Weekend.

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Susan Luckey

Susan Luckey

Susan Luckey dies:

Cause of death revealed, ashes to be in ‘decorative box’

Actress, singer, and dancer, Susan Luckey, died at the age of 74 last Thursday, Huffington Post reports Dec. 5. Luckey’s daughter, Shayna Reynolds, confirmed that her cause of death was from “old age.” Her mother didn’t suffer an illness or anything life-threatening.

Susan Luckey was best known for her role in the 1962 musical, “The Music Man.” She portrayed Mayor Shin’s daughter, Zaneeta.

There won’t be a funeral held for Luckey. She wished to be cremated and have her ashes placed in a “decorative box” and laid to rest next to other deceased family members.

Luckey was a talent many remember and was also in the hit 1956 “Carousel.” She also performed extensively in theater.

 

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Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane Will Be ‘Simpsons’ Guest-Voice Next Season

<> on April 5, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — Seth MacFarlane may already have three hit animated television shows, one hit raunchy comedy movie and the coveted Oscars hosting job for next year, but the comedian is adding another notch on his resume: guest voicing on “The Simpsons.”

“Family Guy” creator MacFarlane will appear in the season premiere of the 25th season of “The Simpsons” in 2013, Fox Television, home to both shows, said on Friday.

MacFarlane will play a married man who pursues matriarch Marge Simpson after the two meet on a website and form a bond over their love of a “Downton Abbey-esque” show called “Upton Rectory,” show producer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly.

The episode will be titled “Dangers on a Train.”

MacFarlane’s guest spot is a crossover for the actor, writer and director, who was inspired by “The Simpsons” when creating “Family Guy,” an animated comedy following the dysfunctional Griffin family headed by dim-witted patriarch Peter, who bears similarities to Homer Simpson.

Both shows air on Fox, and the news comes after MacFarlane featured Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer Simpson, in a recent “Family Guy” episode.

MacFarlane, 39, also created and voices characters for animated comedies “American Dad” and “The Cleveland Show,” and he had a box-office hit with R-rated comedy “Ted” this past summer.

He will be hosting the Oscars in February.

 

Milwaukee Goodwill

artwork bought

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE |
Associated Press

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Associated Press/Morry Gash – In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 photo, Karen
Mallet stands in front of her Alexander Calder print in her Shorewood, Wis.,
home. Mallet bought the print for $12.34 at a Goodwill …more thrift store in Milwaukee. It
turned out to be a lithograph by the American artist Alexander Calder worth
$9,000. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — “Red Nose” just meant a reindeer named Rudolph to Karen Mallet until she bought a print by that name for $12.34 at a Goodwill store in Milwaukee. It turned out to be a lithograph by American artist Alexander Calder worth $9,000.

Mallet’s good fortune is at least the fourth time in six months that valuable art has turned up at Goodwill, where bargain-hunters search for hidden treasure among the coffee cups, jewelry, lamps and other household cast-offs.

Last month, a Salvador Dali sketch found at a Goodwill shop in Tacoma, Wash., sold for $21,000. Last summer, a North Carolina woman pocketed more than $27,000 for a painting she bought for $9.99 at Goodwill. And last spring, a dusty jug donated in Buffalo, N.Y., was discovered to be a thousands-of-years-old American Indian artifact — it was returned to its tribe instead of being offered for sale.

When told of the Milwaukee woman’s find, a Goodwill spokeswoman said workers at its 2,700 stores try to spot valuables and auction them on the organization’s online auction site to net more money for the charitable group. But things slip through the cracks and the workers aren’t art experts.

“That’s kind of part of shopping at Goodwill — the thrill of the hunt,” said Cheryl Lightholder, communications manager for Goodwill in southeastern Wisconsin. “You never know what you’re going to find.”

Mallet, a media relations specialist for Georgetown University and others, didn’t even like “Red Nose” when she first spotted it during one of her frequent Goodwill shopping trips in May.

“The big find that day was this great set of steel knives, in a block, for $18.99” by Wolfgang Puck, she said.

But the graphic black-and-white picture was striking. In low-browed terms, it might be described as an abstract image of an ape with a hangover, with spiral swirls for eyes like the ones in cartoons when someone gets punched. A large red nose is the only color.

Then she saw the Calder signature.

“I thought, I don’t know if it’s real or not but it’s $12.99. I’ve wasted more on worse things,” she said. A discount for using her Goodwill loyalty card brought the price down to $12.34.

Once home, she searched the Internet and found similar lithographs by Calder, who died in 1976 and is widely known for his mobiles and abstract sculptures at airports, office towers and other public places. Mallet’s piece was No. 55 of 75 lithographs and was made in 1969.

Jacob Fine Art Inc., in suburban Chicago, recently set its replacement value at $9,000.

“This happens very frequently — you can’t imagine,” the company’s owner, Jane Jacob, said of treasures found at thrift stores. “They don’t know what they have. They’re just not set up to understand art history.”

Lauren Lawson-Zilai, a spokeswoman for Goodwill Industries International Inc. in Rockville, Md., gave these examples of art that Goodwill staff spotted and sold through the auction site:

— In 2009, a painting by Utah artist Maynard Dixon donated in Santa Rosa, Calif., sold for $70,001.

— In 2008, a Baltimore-area Goodwill store netted $40,600 from a Parisian street scene painted by Impressionist Edouard-Leon Cortes.

— In 2006, a Frank Weston Benson oil painting donated anonymously in Portland, Ore., brought in $165,002 — Goodwill’s top haul so far.

Mallet has no immediate plans to sell her “Red Nose.”

“It grew on me,” she said. “Now I love it.”

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Online:

Goodwill auction site: http://www.shopgoodwill.com

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Marilynn Marchione can be followed at http://twitter.com/MMarchioneAP

Sunday Fun Day

Suday fun day

A man in Scotland casts off his fishing line.

Can you think of a better way to spend your day?

Dec. 2, 2012: A man casts his fishing line from Inversnaid Pier in Loch Lomond, Scotland. (© Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Hope you had a wonderful Sunday!

MUST SEE PHOTO (S)

A holiday tradition

Who says snowmen have to be made of snow? The good people of Albuquerque, NM, chose a different material for their holiday snowman.

Nov. 29, 2012: Manny Romero attaches an arm to a 13-foot-tall tumbleweed snowman in Albuquerque, NM, on Nov. 27. The Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority builds a tumbleweed snowman every year to be placed along the freeway for the holiday season. (© Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal/Zuma Press)

MORE PHOTOS TO SEE BELOW

Nov. 28, 2012: A man was arrested for DUI after crashing a truck into a bridge in Beaverton, Ore. (© Beaverton Police/Rex Features)

Nov. 27, 2012: Rey Grego, a trucker dressed as Santa, joined hundreds of motorcyclists at Wilson Stadium in Albuquerque, N.M., on Nov. 25 for the annual toy run. The caravan of bikers then made its way through the streets collecting toys. (© Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal/Zuma Press)

Nov. 27, 2012: Thousands of Khom Loy paper lanterns rise into the night sky during the Loy Krathong Buddhist festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on Nov. 24. An ancient tradition in northern Thailand, launching paper lanterns symbolizes letting go of your troubles & bad luck. Tourists & locals alike flock to the festival every year. (© Paul Brown/Rex Features)

Nov. 26, 2012: Antti Rahko from Florida stands next to his self-made ‘Finnjet’ during preparations for the Essen Motor Show in Essen, Germany. (© Marius Becker/DPA/Zuma Press)

Nov. 23, 2012: Dozens of Santas ring their bells while marching through Midtown Manhattan during the Volunteers of America‘s 110th Annual Sidewalk Santa Parade. (© Adrees Latif/Reuters)

Nov. 21, 2012: A parade float honors the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Mass., on Nov. 17. Though some of the nation’s biggest retailers announced plans to start Black Friday sales early, several New England states still adhere to Colonial-era blue laws that prohibit retailers from opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day. (© Charlie Mahoney/The New York Times/Redux)

Nov. 21, 2012: Water pours from river outlet tubes during an experimental high-flow release from the Glen Canyon Dam in Page, Ariz. (© Bob Strong/Reuters)

Nov. 20, 2012: Claire Robertson of the Scottish Ballet’s Nutcracker portrays the Good Snow Flake inside a life-size snow globe in Glasgow, Scotland. (© Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Nov. 20, 2012: A man feeds a sparrow in the garden of El Prado Museum in Madrid on Nov. 16. (© Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)

Nov. 19, 2012: This tarsier leaps through the air with only one thing on its mind—dinner, which in this case is a grasshopper, in Tangkoko National Park in Indonesia. (© Juergen Freund/Caters News)

My Little Girl

This MY dog … was dumped when a puppy @ 4-5 weeks…
I put her in my top jacket pocket … That was in
February 6 + years ago.

If you had to be me …

IF ~ you were me or having to do something for me ~

Would you make this site MY Domain?

Would you change the Theme – or layout with what I post? ~ What would it be?

DIY: Lightbulb Vase

Cute – Neat idea.

Ellen Pipal

I am always looking for a way to incorporate flowers into my house, and this is a unique and chic way to do it!

http://blog.freepeople.com/2011/07/wednes-diy-home-decor-the-light-bulb-vase/

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Evee’s First Video

An AWWWE Moment….

evblossom

“We take for granted so many things in life; Not truly appreciating what’s in front of our eyes.  But from the moment I saw that jet black hair and that olive skin color, I knew there was no better honor than being your mother.” – Teesha Ross

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAHnLAo-WLE&feature=youtu.be

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Music from the UK/Scotland – Susan Boyle

Love Susan and her stunning voice.

World Music - the Music Journey

Susan Boyle, born in 1961, is a Scottish pop singer with a great voice, who became popular in the age of 48, when she was singing in the TV show Britains Got Talent.

Listen to her singing “Hallelujah”:

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Petra's photographs

© Petra Stridfeldt

Many layers of wallpaper. When I walk into an old house I’m always curious about the people who have lived there, if they were happy and so on.

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While you start your week …

It is a short week after all …

Found this on Pinterest – which I love.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Bold and Beautiful

Yes ~ Bold & Beautiful.

Morningjoy's Weblog

 

 

Off the path again,

twisting, turning, bending

I pick my way through greenery dense

With twisted vine, banana leaf, and palm

 

Iridescent flies of dragon and butter

Seek some illusive prize, so I follow

Then,  peeking through jungle bars

I startle at a thunder-clap of color

 

Here stands a  cluster of lobster claws

Baskets of lipstick with handles of emerald and cobalt

Bracts of steel closeting petite white blooms

Bearing nectar-rich treasure reserved for dainty wings

 

My heart claps in gratitude for this one

So bold and beautiful

Designed  as one more consummation

Of celestial purpose and grace

 

 

 

 

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Picture day 204 – Just a ragged leaf

Simple things to please…

Petra's photographs

© Petra Stridfeldt

Not much to say about this one except that I need to get out and shoot some new pics 😉

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“Vice” – Spray Paint on Canvas

Stunning work.

Ray Ferrer - Emotion on Canvas

This piece of mine titled “Vice”  Hand cut stencils and spray paint.  Enjoy!

Want to see more stuff check out my Facebook page.  I post lots there!  

 

Spray Paint on Canvas

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Picture day 202 – “A knob on a fence”

Love the photo!

Petra's photographs

© Petra Stridfeldt

Someone guessed that it was a a knob on a fence on yesterday’s blogpost and that is correct… it  was probably not that difficult to figure out, I will try something more difficult next time I publish a close-up 😉

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Green, Green & More Green!

JUST READ!

Zeebra Designs & Destinations

Journey with me to Nicaragua for WordPress’s Weekly Photo Challenge of GREEN.   The following images were taken on a drive from the Managua airport to the petite area of Limon, where I stayed at Casa Rosada for one month in November of 2010.  The landscape, lush green from a lengthy rainy season, provided numerous photo ops along the way.

Enjoy the images, which helps illustrate that Latin America is not as dangerous as many are led to believe!

Z

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November to Remember 2012 *** MY OPINION … which I am still entitled to!

THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO SOMEONE ELSE’S POST ABOUT WHINING….

which Richard Brandson had made on

GOOGLE +

OVER THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON NOVERMBER 6TH 2012 ELECTION

LAST NIGHT BETWEEN THE REPUBLICAN

MITT ROMNEY

AND THE (CURRENT/PAST) NOW AGAIN BARACK OBAMA

November to remember

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Richard Branson 8:22 AM  –  Public

Four more years to build consensus in America and get the country really moving again on a united front http://virg.in/po

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You whine when you have no health care OR your parents are left to die because of their age.  YOU whine when you can find no job.  You whine when your children cannot get a good education.  You whine when the house you or your parents or your children can no longer live there.  You whine when you do not have enough food to eat.  You whine when you have no gas to drive anywhere – let alone to the doctor or ER … YOU whine  when more AMERICANS are killed and “he” leaves to go to any state and not address the issue but continues to lie about it.  YOU WHINE …. when you realize what a mistakeall of you have made when it comes to dicisions being made for YOU…that you have no mind of your own… but maybe that is part of the problem now.
November ELECTIONS happens every four year……………..
It will be another longggggggggg for years.
REMEMBER I AM STILL ENTITLED TO MY OPOINION FOR NOW.!!!

MY DISAPPOINTMENT with THIS ELECTION

THIS IS WHAT I’VE POSTED WITH COMMENTS VIA VARIOUS CONVERSATIONS
ON GOOGLE+ WITH THE
Regarding the  Presdiental Race on November 6th,2012
with the Current President Barack Obama
and the Challenger Governer Mitt Romney
**** Why does no one understand and take into account that 4 Americans
were killed and the Current President still is lying about it. Why he covers up
his birth place.  WHY did he go to Nevada the day after they were KILLED?
They were American Citizens – protecting America – which we no longer have
control over – the Government and this Prestident will do … and Health Care
controlled by others (government) NOT You the people! How many times have we
got to listen to this ‘man’ be onb TV and talk?  One thing is for sure …. There is
ONE truth he will always tell ~ the lie is will tell the American Public over and over
again…. This Great land of American .. Just went down the drain~!
Everything our (ALL) of pur forefathers fought to make us a Great Nation…will no
longer be.  I wish that America had woken up and realized what BAD shape we are
in ~ and it will ONLY get worse!
THIS IS my opinion…. but why go campaigning?  Why spend all that money IF
it is decided by electorial votes and NOT how the People VOTE!****
 Now on to my comments…………without all the States in.
MITT – do NOT conside …. Wait until ALL the votes are counted – tomorrow …. or a week …. DO NOT~!
YOU shoud be a MAN and wait until ALL the votes are counted!  I forgot …YOU don’t know how!
YOU shoud be a MAN and wait until ALL thje votes are counted!  I forgot …YOU don’t know how!
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OH I soooooooooooo agree..   I hope that MITT does not conside BUT waits until ALL the votes have been counted …. LIKE TOMORROW!
Bad call for any ONE to make the call for “O” when NOT all of Florida has yet to come in~! If all of the STATES have not yet counted all 100% of the vote … then WHY vote at all if the people voting does not count … but the state electrol vote … HOW stupit….along with so many stupid people  in this the USA … which had a chance to rebuid – but now will only worsen.  Why NOT vote ONE day .. Count the NEXT  SECOND day … and Announce the THIRD day????  With so many counties still out …. ie 68% is NOT 100% of those voted …. Who is dishonest NOW!
PS .. IF THIS man is re-elected … we are in for HELL — all over again//////hate to think that there are that many people that do not understand the termoil we are in.
I could not agree MORE!!!
The networks call this one ( like another ) toooooooooo soon.
What happened to the American Votes!???
WHY DO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EVEN GET POUT AN VOTE WHEN SOMEONE ELSE IS GOING TO DECIDE WHO WILL WIN??? WHY SO MUCH CAMPAIGNING .. ALLLLLLL THAT MONEY ….. THE $ THAT THE PRESIDENT SPENT WAS NOT HIS … BUT OURS … WHERE DID HE GET THE $ .. WE WILLHAVE TO PAY FOR IT .. MITT HAD HIS MONEY & RAISED MONEY…
WHAT A SHOTTY RUN FOR PRESIDENT & NOT LET THE PEOPLE SPEAK .. THEIR VOICE.  DO YOU NOT THINK THAT SOME ‘D’ ARE TIRED OF WHAT ‘O’ HAS DONE AND CHANGED THEIR VOTE FOR THE ‘R’ … IF YOU THINK NOT … YOU ARE MISTAKEN.

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WHAT HAPPENED TO DEMORACY?  NOT REPULICAN OR DEMOCAT BUT VOICES OF THE PEOPLE

NEVER ~ Talk about Rude…

12:35 pm +/-
ALTER HOME
Fine Furniture Consignment
14185 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL

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Happened September 25, 2012

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Never have I been talked to so rudely. Because
I was taking pictures !!! Of things I was interested in along with tag that
shows $ & sometimes maker & size … was told they were uncomfortable
with me taking pics of PRICE!  Told him that I always did with any other shop /
consignment I went to. (my memory is bad ) especially when one is looking for
several pieces & to see pics when get home one can visualize if it will work
. RIGHT!  I TOLD him that I always did …he then said it was a first time for
everything. & it was HIS store & wanted me out … did mot want me to
continue looking …. wanted ~ pointing his finger ~ to get out!
I asked
please for a restroom … he said there was none (i knew there was) asked again
~again he said No!’ Get out.  (Before I forget .. see I told you my memory was
bad .. also told Jim I had taken many pics there before & showed him.a pic I
had_) ..so now back to the bathroom…. I asked PLEASE SIR …I’ve just S#^% in
my pants.  I have cancer, & sometimes this happens … especially over the
last few MONTHS that my cancer is back. So I left the store telling him &
showing him there were two pictures I wanted … said no ….so you BET his
loss.  I had to make the drive back home without making any other stops
necessary.  That was a Very Long 30 minute drive to get back home.
Go there
NO WAY!
Before I had & would have recommended ~ but after that MaN did
that to me NeVeR will again.