A Journey

This day . February 3rd . Last year . 2020

I was getting mother out of her car & into her home.
 
After spending days in Life Care rehabilitation for her 2nd hip break, December 3rd 2019.

What a year this has been.  But we made it . No fan fare today.  But could not let this day pass without so much thankfulness that I got her home.  And thanks with prayers to God for her safety.
❤❤❤

Daddy’s Playground

 

Daddy’s Playground


An old green colored shed tops a makeshift

Work area that once was a housing unit

For my brothers’ cage of birds, snakes and such.

Now it is filled with various sized bolts;

Some of which even the Same size, may be

Totally difference for the need…

The aged fingers reach for yet another.

The area is covered with wheels, handles and motors.

The smell of gas and oil is sometimes nauseating.

But from sun-up to sun-down…with a few short breaks in between:

We can always find

Daddy

Tinkering with lawnmowers. . . edgers:

Sharpening blades

Unclogging fuel lines

Replacing wheels

All of which have yet a few good blades to cut.

The fingers work tediously long hours

While sitting on a stool

Comprised of an old bucket with a board on top

Finished product…

A labor of love and frustration thrown in;

Here and there…

They’re wheeled out to the road, curbside;

With a sign – for sale –

And the waiting begins.

But the aged fingers reach for yet another to

Conquer – with his loyal companion at his feet

His Dog…Sable…

Daddy begins the task that will yet continue

To fulfill his hours under the old green colored

Shed; searching fingers reaching to find the

Right tools and bolts to

Sharpen blades

Unclog fuel lines

Replace wheels

Sitting on the short stool…the bucket and board.

Until the setting sun brings a dinner call

From Mother:

We know where we can find Daddy

In his playground –

With wheels and blades of steel.

Remembering Daddy

Those pictures I said I might share of my daddy . Today he would have been 94 .

Such a loving, humble, kind person. A husband, a daddy, a friend,  a brother & a granddaddy.  He was a great man.

 

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HAPPINESS IS

Being 12 again, while watching the #BEATLES 50 years later.

An experience #flashback!

Birthdays & Being Thankful!

February 7, 2014
** The Day **
I Turned Another Year Older

While in the car headed out to meet with two friends for lunch at The Corner Bistro. It was a GREAT lunch, with the Friends who were also with me when the Over the HILL 40th Birthday rolled around .. 22 years ago.  { February 7th  }

Late Yesterday (Thursday) I received a birthday card from my cousin in NC… a Phone call last night from TWO Aunts .. who then both sang “Happy Birthday” to me …

Then an e-mail this morning {Friday} from a (special) cousin in NC who said something like this “that on this day God had created a beautiful baby . and to enjoy my day” (something like that) {so I think I did OK}.. and then the lunch … arrive home…

Came home, (after checking in on Mom and Dad) & another phone call from my aunt with wishes again…. went back to Mom & Dad’s … and cake … (daddy now sleeping) SO mom and I watched the opening of the Sochi 2014 Olympics … and that was wonderful to share with my mother. (the cake was good too) …

A couple more ‘messages’ from two cousins….

So turning my age – is not bad …

I look forward to what the year has in store for me, & when things get tough as they sometimes do, I’ll have friends who will listen, give support, give hope, share LOVE…

Today – My Birthday

Today

Two Girl Friends
We spent the lunch time this afternoon
22 years later from my  previous post.  { February 7th  }
when we were a bit younger….

February 7th

February 7th

Twenty-Two Years ago .. I was celebrating my 40th Birthday with friends…. and today, I will celebrate with two of those friends with an afternoon lunch.

Life has had its ups and downs, but that is what happens when life marches
on no matter what occurs and how hard we try and stop it or even wish the wheels could turn back.

But life, it is what we make it. I’ve done OK … not the best at times, but I’m proud of who I am as a person. And with that, that is the most important gift I can give myself… not just today, but any given day.

Be proud, Walk tall, Cry when needed, Laugh as often as you can, Love with your heart, Pray, Share the Joys and Sorrows…. GROW within ones self, so others can also grow with you.

Thankful. That I have this LIFE.

Meaning of the Flag Draped Coffin

Coffins draped in flags, Santa Monica Beach
Image by Eleventh Earl of Mar via Flickr

Originally posted May 1, 2009 @ 15:41

BUT getting a lot of response right now so
reposting with this date and updating.
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How many of you knew this?

Meaning of the Flag Draped Coffin

I hope you take the time to read this … To understand what the flag draped coffin really means … Here is how to understand the flag that laid upon it and is surrendered to so many widows and widowers.

Do you know that at military funerals, the 21-gun salute stands for the sum of the numbers in the year 1776?

Have you ever noticed the honor guard pays meticulous attention to correctly folding the United States of America Flag 13 times? You probably thought it was to symbolize the original 13 colonies, but we learn something new every day!

The 1st fold of the flag is a symbol of life.

The 2nd fold is a symbol of the belief in eternal life.

The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing the ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of the country to attain peace throughout the world.

The 4th fold represents the weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance ..

The 5th fold is a tribute to the country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, ‘Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.’

The 6th fold is for where people’s hearts lie. It is with their heart that They pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States Of America , and the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

The 7th fold is a tribute to its Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that they protect their country and their flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of their republic.

The 8th fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.

The 9th fold is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers. For it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.

The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of their country since they were first born.

The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

The 12th fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in the Christians eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.

The 13th fold, or when the flag is completely folded, the stars are ! uppermost  reminding them of their nations motto, ‘In God We Trust.’

After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for them the rights, privileges and freedoms they enjoy today.

There are some traditions and ways of doing things that have deep meaning. In the future, you’ll see flags folded and now you will know why.

Share this with the children you love and all others who love what is referred to, the symbol of ‘ Liberty and Freedom.’

MAYBE THE SUPREME COURT SHOULD READ THIS EXPLANATION BEFORE THEY RENDER THEIR DECISION ON THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

FORWARD IT; MAYBE SOMEONE WITH THE NECESSARY POWER, OR POLITICAL AND FINANCIAL INFLUENCE, WILL GET IT TO THEM.

IN THE MEANTIME, MAY GOD PROTECT US ALWAYS.

ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

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Principal’s Office

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Modern Technology

Modern Technology

I was visiting my son and daughter-in-law last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper.
“This is the 21st century, old man” he said. “We don’t waste money on newspapers. Here, you can borrow my iPod.”
I can tell you, that fly never knew what hit it…

Dear Mr. OBAMA

Amazing how something with no vulgarity can be one of the most insulting and powerful messages to Obama!

One of the Best

 

 

NOT RACIST…NOT VIOLENT

…JUST NOT SILENT ANY MORE!

 

 

‘X Factor’ Recap: JOSH

The X Factor (Australia)
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Holy shit. Josh Krajcik just killed it on X-Fa...
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Josh Krajcik’s Performance May Have Won Him The Competition

 

Josh Krajcik

 

Josh Krajcik gave the best performance of the season on ‘The X Factor’ Nov. 22.(well tonight cannot be forgotten 12.14.2011).  He may have just become this year’s winner!

 

Josh Krajcik

 

Full Article Etc HERE

His Tweet Info is …

Twitter

Tweet – @thexfactorusa #DearJosh

Josh krajcik@joshkrajcik

While they are all great performers – may the BEST WIN!

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CONGRATULATIONS

to the Final Four & a Favorite

Chris Rene, Josh Krajcik,  Marcus Canty, Melanie Amaro,

& Rachel Crow

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Hats off to the Judges!

Simon CowellPaula AbdulNicole Scherzinger, & L.A. Reid

 

Practice Makes Perfect!

This is just one of those things that I’ve hated doing for all the years

(don’t go there) that I’ve been grown enough to do – yet the ‘art’

of doing this has always infurated me

to the point of just doing it quick and putting it in the closet.

Perhaps NOW with this I just might be able to perfect it!

For those who can’t stand the scrunching and bunching:

how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet.

See – now maybe I can fold those sheets – can you – or will

you be learning with me?

More Unique Things Can Be Found Here

Donations & Charities

Christmas is coming.  Think about these.
As you open your pockets for the next natural disaster, please keep these facts in mind:
· The American Red Cross
President and CEO Marsha J. Evans salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses
 
· The United Way
President Brian Gallagher receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.
 
· UNICEF
CEO Caryl M. Stern receives $1,200,000 per year (100k per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE . Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause.
GO “GREEN” INSTEAD AND PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE IT WILL DO SOME GOOD:
· The Salvation Army’s Commissioner
Todd Bassett receives a small salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization. 96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.
· The American Legion National
Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
 
· The Veterans of Foreign Wars
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
· The Disabled American Veterans
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
· The Military Order of Purple Hearts
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
· The Vietnam Veterans Association
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
Please share this with everyone you can.
Enjoy your Holiday!

 

Memory Lane

Memory Lane

 

Memories we will make

of moments we share

of happy times

and sorrow shared.

 

Memory Lane

We all have one:

Take change of this life

and make it a good one.

 

With lots to share

of love we hold…

sorrow we bare…

while growing old.

These memories we build

and share you see…

BUILD that love

for all to see.

 

They’ll think back;

long after we’re gone,

of the good times we had,

not in sorrow…

but SONG!

 

Take hold of this thought:

Down Memory Lane -­

Share all you can to help

someone else;

Build a Memory Lane.

 

Copyright^*^*Deborah Register

 

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE

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I did not write this

 – got in e-mail –

but nothing surprises me!

At the very least

it should make you LAUGH!!!

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The Obama Justice Dept. has filed another lawsuit against a state trying to deal with illegal immigration. The state is South Carolina.

Joining Obama in the lawsuit are the following countries: Mexico, Honduras, Uruguay, Argentina, The Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador.

INCREDIBLE. INSTEAD OF APOLOGIZING TO SC FOR NOT ENFORCING THE IMMIGRATION LAWS, OBAMA IS SIDING WITH FOREIGN COUNTRIES AGAINST CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES.

WHAT COUNTRY DOES THIS IDIOT THINK HE’S THE PRESIDENT OF?

Today is World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day

SENIOR BANKING

 

Shown below, is an actual letter that was sent to a bank by an 86 year old woman. The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the New York Times.

Dear Sir:

I am writing to thank you for bouncing my check with which I endeavored to pay my plumber last month.

By my calculations, three nanoseconds must have elapsed between his presenting the check and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honor it.

I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my entire pension, an arrangement which, I admit, has been in place for only eight years.

You are to be commended for seizing that brief window of opportunity, and also for debiting my account $30 by way of penalty for the inconvenience caused to your bank.

My thankfulness springs from the manner in which this incident has caused me to rethink my errant financial ways. I noticed that whereas I personally answer your telephone calls and letters, but when I try to contact you, I am confronted by the impersonal, overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity which your bank has become.

From now on, I, like you, choose only to deal with a flesh-and-blood person.

My mortgage and loan repayments will therefore and hereafter no longer be automatic, but will arrive at your bank, by check, addressed personally and confidentially to an employee at your bank whom you must nominate.

Be aware that it is an OFFENSE under the Postal Act for any other person to open such an envelope.

Please find attached an Application Contact which I require your chosen employee to complete.

I am sorry it runs to eight pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her as your bank knows about me, there is no alternative.

Please note that all copies of his or her medical history must be countersigned by a Notary Public, and the mandatory details of his/her financial situation (income, debts, assets and liabilities) must be accompanied by documented proof.

In due course, at MY convenience, I will issue your employee with a PIN number which he/she must quote in dealings with me.

I regret that it cannot be shorter than 28 digits but, again, I have modeled it on the number of button presses required of me to access my account balance on your phone bank service.

As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Let me level the playing field even further. When you call me, press buttons as follows:

IMMEDIATELY AFTER DIALLING, PRESS THE STAR (*) BUTTON FOR ENGLISH

#1. To make an appointment to see me

#2. To query a missing payment.

# 3. To transfer the call to my living room in case I am there.

#4 To transfer the call to my bedroom in case I am sleeping

#5. To transfer the call to my toilet in case I am attending to nature.

#6. To transfer the call to my mobile phone if I am not at home.

#7. To leave a message on my computer, a password to access my computer is required.

Password will be communicated to you at a later date to that Authorized Contact mentioned earlier.

#8. To return to the main menu and to listen to options 1 through 7.

#9. To make a general complaint or inquiry. The contact will then be put on hold, pending the attention of my automated answering service.

#10. This is a second reminder to press* for English.

While this may, on occasion, involve a lengthy wait, uplifting music will play for the duration of the call.

Regrettably, but again following your example, I must also levy an establishment fee to cover the setting up of this new arrangement.

May I wish you a happy, if ever so slightly less prosperous New Year?

Your Humble Client

And remember: Don’t make old People mad. We don’t like being old in the first place, so it doesn’t take much to piss us off.

 

God’s Sense of Humor

 

While creating wives, God promised men that good

and obedient wives would be found in all corners of

the world.

 

And then He made the earth round.

 

Some things just don’t need….

Why we are Proud

From the Darkness of the Day

 

Memories will continue but as the World continues

to grow with each passing year WE continue

to NEVER Forget the events of that Day

The DEATH of those whose lives were cut too short.

This year the Tenth YEAR
We as a Poeple of the Worlds
 World of Nations who were stunned that day
brought the darkness into the light
turning the Darkest Day on American Soil
into the Bright Hope of the future that lies ahead.
 
From this day forward it is my hope that as we continue to
Remember from Year to Year
as we’ve stated
We Will Never Forget
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To now remember not those lives lost
but to turn and remember the lives that
WERE SAVED!
There is WHITE Hope
as the White Dove with the sign of peace
to continue with the WHITE to overtake the darkness
that shattered our lives and our world that day
September 11, 2001
 
Today I wore my White Shirt as the
symbol I created (WhiteShirts) to bring the
Life back into the hearts and mind of those who
we not only lost as a person
but a person who we shared
laughter, love, joy, fear, death, birth, work, freedom, play,
together as one unit or a family of freinds and family
We all lost whether we were connected or not
Because of that day we are now forever connected in the Darkness
that we need to turn to the light of white beauty day
Would the loved ones really want us to stop and dwell on the darkness
or build futures brighter than they could have imagined
I hope tht those who lost loved ones know just how
much the World as a Whole Unit
felt your pain that day and the days that would come
May all those who have gone continue to rest in peace
but may you savor the joys of life share with them in your hearts
 
 
 
This is my last 10 year remberance wearing the
WHITE SHIRT for all of your loved ones.

(yes it is White!)

^*^ From this Day ^*^

 

 – This might say it all –

Why we remember

September 11, 2001

Why we will Never Forget

September 11, 2011

 
Ten Years Later

we the people

still carry the grief & share the tears

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* White Shirts * 9-11-2001-2011

This is my WhiteShirt for Today 9-9-2011

Which one will be one of yours for Today?

#WhiteShirts 

September 11,2001- September 11, 2011

TEN YEARS * #LOVE 

http://bit.ly/nWHxHh

Get Records Together

IF you ever looked at anyones records – or the name you
are sending these things to – you just might find ….

THAT I ALREADY HAVE A POLICY WITH YOU!!!!!!!

Get the S#@# Straight & stop wasting $ with paper products
that don’t need to be sent IF YOU had done your work!

Get ALL Your Records Together!!!!!!!

 

^^*^^ This is reference to all those we (I) recieve like the one yesterday

from Physicians Life Insurance Co  ^^*^^ but don’t forget the other ones

that do the SameThing!  ^*^  AARP  ^*^  AAA  ^*^ Xfinity ^*^ AT&T  ^*^

who else could we list!? Many I’m sure – especially when you’ve told

someone that You don’t want it – already have it – or any other thing you

might have told them!

 Why don’t they practice the ‘going green’ a little more – maybe I don’t

like the electronic info stuff – but all this paper is so useless and wasteful!

*****There should be a ‘do not write’ letter!*****

WHITE SHIRTS

 

 the 9-11 Event that everyone can do!

 Remembering September 11, 2001

Ten Years Later

 

 

 http://bit.ly/nWHxHh 

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This is A Way to Remember September 11th – 10 Years

 

 

September 11, 2011 – When America and the American way was Attacked!

The Twin Towers, The Field, The Pentagon

With the Memorial years in the making – lets show our way of celebrating their lives for us. 

What would be nice to do for the upcoming (just around the corner) for the Ten (10) Years that changed all of our lives in some way or another …. It is something that I will never forget … and I know that there are so many more that will not forget either.  AND that does not include any of the family members and their friends of those lost. 

That was a Day of BLACK! September 11, 2001

I would like to start something … to show that all of those within the Social Media and beyond come together to let the families know we will NEVER Forget.

Everyone has a T- shirt or Shirt — THAT is WHITE!

Let’s turn the Day of BLACK into the DAY OF WHITE….

EVERYONE wear WHITE SHIRTS on September 11, 2011 …. the TEN Years We Have Not Forgotten & Will Never Forget!

Wear them the days of
September 9th … 10th & 11th …

Friday is a WORK DAY – so maybe the OFFICE you work will
do something!

Saturday is usually a FUN DAY – Family & Friends Plans!

Sunday is the Day it turned BLACK and WE WILL turn it WHITE!


Friday – Saturday – Sunday the days to start healing

Can we start this going around and see where it ends.

I will never see the actual memorial but it would be wonderful to see thos white shirts

showing the WORLD we did NOT Forget … Remember there were not just Americans

who were lost that day … It was a day that the AMERICAN peopel came together

and we can do this again in a positive way!

Wear White to show the LOVE we have & the LOVE we all lost that Day! 

**has been posted here** The nell walton Daily ▸ http://paper.li/nellwal/2011/09/02

Excitement! Dancing with the Stars

I for one am really excited about one of the ‘Dancers’ … among others … but I find this ‘actor‘ so very talented and if you watch All My Children – You too know this talented actor!

Actor on ABC’s “All My Children,” Iraq war veteran, and motivational speaker J.R. Martinez aka “Soap’s Real-Life Hero” is one of the celebrity stars who will compete on Season 13 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Find all the Line up for this DWTS  Season 13 above… among the line-up … Nancy Grace,  Ron Artest, Carson Kressley, and  Chaz Bono.

**IRENE** Tracking Hurricanes

** This is a site that I do NOT remember how I found it – but I have found it to be the best I’ve seen and love it.   (better than local!)

If you click on the center of the map … it will enlarge.

I hope you find it useful and may all in Irene’s path stay safe.

I have family in both NC & VA and friends from the social networks all over I’m sure so my thoughts are with all those in the path.  When Irene started it was headed within a direct path of us – Jacksonville, Florida!

This is the link  http://www.stormpulse.com/

Also there is anopther TD #10 right behind – but last look may head up north away from the USA!  

Notorious B.C. gangster

dead in mass shooting outside casino

 

One of British Columbia’s most notorious gangsters is dead after he was shot during a brazen daylight attack outside a casino.

Jonathan Bacon and five other victims were rushed to Kelowna General Hospital around 3 p.m. Sunday after at least one gunman opened fire on a vehicle in the parking lot of the Delta Grand Hotel in Kelowna, B.C.

One of the injured men is Larry Amero, a full-patch Hell’s Angels member…”

Read more

Mother bear kills cub and then itself

The Chinese media has reported on an extraordinary account of a mother bear saving her cub from a life of torture by strangling it and then killing itself.

The bears were kept in a farm located in a remote area in the North-West of China. The bears on the farm had their gall bladders milked daily for ‘bear bile,’ which is used as a remedy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

It was reported that the bears are kept in tiny cages known as ‘crush cages’, as the bears have no room to manoeuvre and are literally crushed.

The bile is harvested by making a permanent hole or fistula in the bears’ abdomen and gall bladder.

As the hole is never closed, the animals are suspect to various infections and diseases including tumours, cancers and death from peritonitis.

The bears are fitted with an iron vest, as they often try to kill themselves by hitting their stomach as they are unable to bear the pain.

A person who was on the farm in place of a friend witnessed the procedures and told Reminbao.com that they were inhumane.

The witness also claimed that a mother bear broke out its cage when it heard its cub howl in fear before a worker punctured its stomach to milk the bile.

The workers ran away in fear when they saw the mother bear rushing to its cub’s side.

Unable to free the cub from its restraints, the mother hugged the cub and eventually strangled it.

It then dropped the cub and ran head-first into a wall, killing itself.

Many TCM practitioners have denounced the use of bear bile in their treatment as there are cheaper herbs and synthetics that can be used in its place.

Bear bile is traditionally used to remove ‘heat’ from the body as well as treat high fever, liver ailments and sore eyes.

MORE on this story & Pictures can be found     HERE

Myanmar Fishermen

 Photo of the DAY

Find more Here

 

Take comfort from this photo that parallels…

 

Reminds me of Psalm 91:4

 

He will cover you with his feathers.

He will shelter you
with his wings.

His faithful promises are your armor and protection. 
  
 The photographer caught this special moment,

what a privilege to see.

Marinated Mozzarella

*** Saw this & it looks so easy & delicious just wanted to

share with those of you who love to Eat! ***

 

Marinated Mozzarella
Marinated blocks of fresh mozzarella in an Mediterranean-inspired mixture of olive oil and seasonings, then top with tangy sun-dried tomatoes and fresh rosemary. Since it needs to marinate for 8-24 hours before serving, this appetizer is a great make-ahead choice.

Ingredients
3 (8-oz.) blocks mozzarella cheese
1 (8.5-oz.) jar sun-dried tomatoes, drained and halved
1/2 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Garnish: flat-leaf parsley sprigs or fresh rosemary stems

Preparation
1. Cut blocks of cheese into 1-inch cubes. Arrange cheese cubes and tomato halves in an 8-inch square baking dish.
 2. Whisk together 1/2 cup olive oil, chopped parsley, and next 6 ingredients; pour evenly over cheese cubes. Cover and chill at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours. Transfer mixture to a serving plate. Garnish with fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs, or spear tomato halves and cheese cubes with short rosemary stems, if desired. Drizzle with marinade, if desired.
 

from
Southern Living
OCTOBER 2007

Link to More……
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/marinated-mozzarella-10000001665328/

ENJOY!

GOOD IDEA!! WHO DO WE CONTACT?

Roosevelt Signs The Social Security Act: Presi...
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*** Instead of threatening to withhold Social Security and Disability checks
of people who really need the money….

Lets hold the paycheck’s and benefits of all House & Senate members,the
President and all their staffs, then see how fast it is resolved!!!!!

If you agree resend this & keep it going..they should get the
message!!!!!!!!! If you disagree, just punch DELETE…. ***

 

First Receipant
The FIRST to receive the Check!

Materialistic Lawyer

Lexus GS 300
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A very successful attorney parked his brand new Lexus in front of his office, ready to show it off to his colleagues. As he was getting out, a truck came along too closely and completely tore off the driver’s door.

Fortunately, a cop in a police car was close enough to see the accident and pulled up behind the Lexus with his lights flashing.

Before the cop had a chance to ask any questions, the attorney started screaming hysterically about how his Lexus, which he had just purchased the day before, was completely ruined and would never be the same, no matter how any car body shop tried to make it new again.

After the lawyer finally wound down from his rant, the cop shook his head in disbelief. “I can’t believe how materialistic you lawyers are,” he said. “You are so focused on your possessions that you neglect the most import ant things in life.”

“How can you say such a thing?” asked the lawyer.

The cop replied, “Don’t you even realize that your left arm is missing? It was severed when the truck hit you!”

“OH, MY GOD!!!” screamed the lawyer.

(keep reading)

“My Rolex !!!!”

Why write a blog? Top Ten (via Hobbling Around)

 

Found this interesting read & I think you will tooooo!

Looks like she is NEW to WP – so a warm welcome to her!

10. You tried out for “America’s Got Talent” and didn’t make the cut. 9. You are too fat to leave the house. 8. The kids think you are “working” when you write. 7. You are a conspiracy theorist and don’t trust people who are “real”. 6. You are too boring in person. 5. Life offers too many stupid people and situations to ignore. 4. You want to be able to look back some day and say “see, I told you so” 3. You have too much time to sit around and do … Read More

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Texting For Seniors

thought the following listing was appropriate….after all; the kids have all their little codes…like BFF, LOL, etc. So here are some codes for seniors:
 
ATD – At the Doctor’s
 
BFF – Best Friends Funeral
 
BTW – Bring the Wheelchair
 
BYOT – Bring Your Own Teeth
 
CBM – Covered by Medicare
 
CUATSC – See You at the SeniorCenter
 
DWI – Driving While Incontinent
 
FWBB – Friend with Beta Blockers
 
FWIW – Forgot Where I Was
 
FYI – Found Your Insulin
 
GGPBL – Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low
 
GHA – Got Heartburn Again
 
HGBM – Had Good Bowel Movement
 
IMHO – Is My Hearing-Aid On?
 
LMDO – Laughing My Dentures Out
 
LOL – Living on Lipitor
 
LWO – Lawrence Welk‘s On
 
OMMR – On My Massage Recliner
 
OMSG – Oh My! Sorry, Gas
 
ROFL…CGU – Rolling on the Floor Laughing…Can’t get Up!
 
TTYL – Talk to You Louder
 
WAITT – Who Am I Talking To?
 
WTFA – Wet the Furniture Again
 
WTP – Where’s the Prunes
 
WWNO -WalkerWheels Need Oil
 
HTH – Hope these help!
 
GGLKI – Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking in
 
 

The World’s Most Outrageous Yachts

Now this is JUST  – ONE – that was shown of 12….

Octopus - One of Twelve Yachts

Octopus

 

Microsoft-cofounder Paul Allen’s 414-foot, blue-and-white megayacht, built for $200 million (and with an estimated annual operating budget of $20 million), is seriously tricked out. The behemoth is equipped with a recording studio, jet-ski dock, full-size basketball court, seven boats, a 63-foot tender, room for a crew of 60, two helipads (each with its own helicopter), and two submarines—one remote-control operated for studying the ocean’s floor, the other with the capacity to sleep eight guests and spend up to two weeks underwater.

(Photo: Kevin Perkins/Newscom)

 

 Find more … [ here http://onforb.es/qo8kXF  ] Forbes

 

THE GERMAN ARTISTS ARE AT IT AGAIN…

 

THE GERMAN ARTISTS ARE AT IT AGAIN
Here are 7 pictures of European trucks whose trailers are decorated to look like the sides are missing and the products they are hauling are painted on the sides and back. The first one is of a bottle of beer and looks so real, like it is coming out the side of the trailer..

The second is of canvas tote bag.

The third is of Pepsi cases and they are all stacked on the ceiling, and the bottom of the trailer is empty.

The fourth is of another truck with the windshield facing the back and there has been a driver painted in the driver’s seat looking back over his shoulder to appear like he is driving backwards. (Now this one is just plain scary, even when the German reads ‘On the wrong way?’)

The fifth one is of an aquarium with fish swimming in it.


The sixth one is of a bookshelf with books lined up in it and a post-it-note with an advertisement on it, probably for the company that sells the books.


The last one is for Pringles-Hot & Spicy. The ‘inside’ of the trailer has the appearance of having been through a fire.


Chinese Proverb:
‘When someone shares something of value with you, and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.

Inner Peace

 

Inner Peace

 

If you can start the day without caffeine,

If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,

If you can resist complaining and boring people

with your troubles,

If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,

If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to

give you any time,

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,

If you can conquer tension without medical help,

If you can relax without alcohol,

If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

 

…Then You Are Probably………

 

The Family Dog!

 

Public Housing…Not HERE

 

The problem with public housing is that the residents are not the owners. The people that live in the house did not earn the house, but were loaned the property from the true owners, the taxpayers. Because of this, the residents do not have the “pride of ownership” that comes with the hard work necessary. In fact, the opposite happens and the residents resent their benefactors because the very house is a constant reminder that they themselves did not earn the right to live in the house. They do not appreciate the value of the property and see no need to maintain or respect it in any way.

The result is the same whether you are talking about a studio apartment or a magnificent mansion full of priceless antiques. If the people who live there do not feel they earned the privilege, they will make this known through their actions..

The picture below illustrates the point.

 
 

 

The Resolute Desk was built from the timbers of the HMS Resolute
and was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes.
It is considered a national treasure and an icon of the presidency.

Mr. Obama, you are not in a hut in Kenya, or public housing in Chicago . With all due respect, get your damn feet off our desk!!  

 
 

Annual Physical

 
 
 
 

After the eighty-three-year-old lady finished her annual physical
examination, the doctor said,

“You are in fine shape for your age, Mrs. Mallory, but tell me, do you
still have intercourse?”

“Just a minute, I’ll have to ask my husband,” she said..

She stepped out into the crowded reception room and yelled out loud:

“Henry, do we still have intercourse?” And there was a hush!

You could hear a pin drop.

Henry answered impatiently, “If I told you once, Irma, I told

you a hundred times… What we have is…….

Blue Cross!!”

Justice for Caylee Marie Anthony

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Created by National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

We Might find Hope!!!!

 The ‘latest’ post at this moment is from

 “Lou Ken D”

 
Double Jeopardy does not apply if they file federal charges against her for violating the civil rights of her child. She can receive a life sentence if convicted. Anyone who waits a month to report their child missing has violated their civil rights!! Everyone needs to contact the feds, state atty and atty general in FL and get them to prosecute the crap out of her that way!!!!. Contact Lawson Lamar, State Atty Florida.NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
Lawson Lamar, State Attorney
415 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32801
(407) 836-2400

 
 
 
 
This is not a picture of any greiving Mother who has won her case or not….
 
Cindy Anthony (Mother)  & George Anthony (Father) 
along with Lee Anthony (Brother)
showed more greiving than Caylee’s own Mother – Casey!
 

Gotta love older people!

 

A man was sunbathing naked at the beach.
For the sake of civility, and to keep it from
getting  sunburned, he had a hat over his private parts.
A woman walks past and says, snickering,
“If you were a gentleman you’d lift your hat.”
He raised an eyebrow and replied,
“If you were better looking it would lift itself.”