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Posted on 10/28/2007 7:31:03 PM PDT by The Mayor
HALL OF FAME #19
THE WEEKEND THREAD
T.G.I.F. at the Finest
Every Thursday at the Finest
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mary Lewis, from the 407th Expeditionary Services Squadron, sorts donated clothing at Ali Air Base, Iraq, Oct. 17, 2007. The clothing, consisting of more than 50 bags of clothes, shoes and toys, was donated by a Lutheran church group in Minnesota and will be distributed by Airmen with the Office of Special Investigations to Iraqi families.
DoD photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Snyder, U.S. Air Force. (Released)
Thanks. It is fascinating to watch the eagle fly in time
to the music. It was a VERY lucky find!
Following an all-night search, the U.S. Coast Guard this morning rescued four adults and a 6-year-old who had been missing nine hours while adrift on a disabled boat in Galveston Bay.
The names of the five Houston-area residents pulled from the waterabout five miles southeast of Baytown have not been released. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Lamar Johnson said the five were in good condition, although they had run out of food and water and were unsure where they were.
Thanks! What a wonderful celebration. Beautiful slide show of the reuniting of loved ones. God Bless Our Heroes and their Families!
Dita, thanks so much. Those pictures, the music, the great welcoming in that film was so heartwarming and beautiful. I enjoyed every second of it and yes, the tissues were needed!
I wonder if grackles are what we call the commom black birds that accumulate in large groups. If they are the same I understand because when those black birds gather, there is usually about a dozen at a time and sorta fight each other for a place, etc. But if they are the same, I have never heard of grackles! Learn something new every day!!
This is how it's done in small town America. And it looks so much like my mother always told me about growing up in Nebraska. Even though that was way back early last century, patriotism was central to every celebration there, as natural as breathing. What a beautiful, heart-tugging sight.
Those are some blessed troops, to have a home town like that and every soldier should have that kind of all-out welcome. HOOAH!!
I like your Pledge, Mr. Mayor. Very nice.
One of my favorite-ever pics...:)
I love it, Dita. Absolutely gorgeous!
They have retro look electronic stoves & frig's ... wild & very expensive.. 5000+.If you check the site it is the Heartland brand.
They have a lot of NON electronic things (for the Amish & also people who have vacation home w/o power).. the treddle sewing machine was fun!.. Lots of appliances run by propane (which I guess is okay for Amish).. And the most outrageous collection of wood stoves I have ever seen. The have all you need to make your own kraut(well, you need to get your own cabbage).
The John Deere toys are out of this world.. they have a bell room.. all sorts of bells for calling the farmers in, putting on your horse, anything, Amazing collections of cookie cutters, hurricane lamps, lanterns, globe lamps, baskets, wood racks, pottery, enamel ware etc... If it is common & available readily elsewhere, it wont be here probably.
I got a couple "soy candles" which I had never heard of.. one is orange spice (smells like a cream sickle) ; and Mulberry, which I now have on here. The brand is Kristin. Also got some bottled "stove scents for wood stove, which I use in a lot of ways...don't have a wood stove here now. Got two bottles one is spice cake & the other Cirocq
Can put a drop in simmer pot or pan water on stove & it is a wonderful long lasting scent. Also put a few drop in water bottle, shake well & spray to refresh pot pourri
Been to the store maybe a dozen times over the years & each time discover a new section. This past time I discovered a "mark down section". Found a LOT I liked there but just got one book for half price called Everything You Need to Know Before You Call the Doctor which is a book after my own heart. I got a few other small things.
After that we went to a Fruit Farm that I like.. Lots of apples, cider, other fruit, Amish bakery & cheeses/candy etc. Took another few bags to car.
Last stop befoe dinner was at Clinton(yuk name) Ohio metro park area.. Dogs & we got more exercise.. the store was a killer on my back. Slow walking & standing for hours.. The couple mile hike was a quicker pace & felt good to be out. The color is beyond peak but was still gorgeous. We did our last stop for dinner at Macaroni Grill.
Went with my friend Patty (since HS) and family friend FReeper Wheelbarrow .. Bill. He at 82 had a great day & fun keeping up with us. Might post a few pix later.
from my friend Ken from Oklahoma (well he was my brother’s friend first).. good message
There was a Chemistry professor in a large college that had some Exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt.
The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country’s government and install a new communist government.
In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked, “Do you know how to catch wild pigs?”
The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said this was no joke. “You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, who are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat, you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.
Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.
The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening to America . The government keeps pushing us toward Communism/socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc. (promises of universal “free” heath care) While we continually lose our freedoms — just a little at a time.
One should always remember “There is no such thing as a free lunch!” Also, “You can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.
Also, if you see that all of this wonderful government “help” is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America . If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life then you will probably delete this email, but God help you when the gate slams shut!
Sounds like a terrific day! I just looked at the on line store. Neat items. The fruit farm sounds fun too. Good eats. :) Look forward to seeing your pictures!
Dolly, I love to hear your stories! I have never got to visit Lehman’s but we did get their catalogs for years. My husband loved them. I saw the stoves you described and they were the most fantastic looking things ever. (with fantastic prices!)
We could sit for hours and look at their catalogs. Sometimes we raced to see who could get it in our hands first.
Every now and then, I will get a mailing from them. We ordered a few ‘small things’ but never anything big, even though we would like to! I can’t imagine seeing it in person. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time and ate at some interesting places. I don’t know how Wheelbarrow kept up. I am not sure I could. Give us some pictures when you can!
A few words about your “political statement”. I agree with the article in every way. I was taught I had to work for everything I had. There were very hard times now and then but we managed to always tough it out. That is why our generation is so strong and have our beliefs.
I was taught that I needed insurance and the only way I could have it was to buy it. Our parents taught us there was no free lunch. If they were alive today, they wouldn’t believe what has happened in this country. Every politician is promising to give more, more, more. Especially Hillary! And there are thousands standing with their hands out waiting!
When I grocery shop, I compare my grocery basket with those who are on food stamps. They buy three times what I buy. They will have the finest roasts, finest steaks, snacks running out their yahoo, and looks like every frozen item the store sells! I am not against fat.....but they are usually huge.
My son, being in the computer business, says the folks living on the give away government checks buy everything the cable system has to offer, including the Showtimes, HBO’s, etc. They get the best of everything! Now I realize there are a few who might absolutely have to have it but that is a minority group. Well, I have bashed enough! Guess many others feel the same way I do!
October 30, 2007
2 Timothy 4:1-8
The time of my departure is at hand. 2 Timothy 4:6
Pauls word departure in 2 Timothy 4:6 is freighted with significance. It means "loosing" or "unmooring." Its a word he uses again when he sighs, "I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ" (Phil. 1:23).
Departure is a nautical term that suggests "shipping out"weighing anchor, slipping the lines that tether us to this world and getting underway. Its a marvelous metaphor for dying.
For believers in Christ, death is not an end but a beginning. It means leaving this old world behind and getting to a better place, completing the purpose for which we were made. Its a time for joy and excitement and a hearty "Bon Voyage!"
All voyages, however, are fraught with uncertainty, especially those that pass through waters never sailed before. We dont fear death so much as we do the passage. Who knows what dangers lie ahead?
But the journey is not uncharted. One has taken it before us, and He has returned to bring us safely through. Although we pass through the valley of the shadow of death, God is with us all the way (Ps. 23:4). His hands are on the helm as He guides us to the heavenly haven He has prepared for us (John 14:1-3).
What a glass of wine!! Your pictures are great, Dolly! Wheelbarrow could out walk me probably! He is a sweet looking gentleman.
Your lesson touched me today. An elderly lady from church (she is 85) received word that her 58 year old daughter, who lives in Amsterdam, had an aneurysm and died before they could get her to the hospital. I just called her and told her that I loved her and that my heart was breaking and I couldn’t imagine what she was feeling. She was crying of course. Told her I would be over around noon. Think I will take some KFC and a cake.
So speaking of departure, none of us know the moment! Her daughter was a Christian....Thank you, Mr. Mayor!