Saturday, August 30, 2014

Amazing Antique Desk from Germany!!!

This Desk is ‘Princely Furniture’ of  ‘The Roentgens;’ it is a “Secretary Cabinet!!”

And to think the guy who made this over two hundred years ago, did it with hand tools alone….

The Roentgen’s Berlin Secretary Cabinet

Smart Phone Pictures . . . Scary

I think most of us know about this already . . . 
It’s “so old news”!!  But still to remind us to check our phones settings.

Hi Friends,
We're truly in the Brave New World

This is really scary, but gives a heads up to those who are taking photos.
The internet is everyone’s property. Be aware of it’s use.


A sign of the times to come and tech savvy inventions to health.
... a real eye opener !

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thomas Sowell GREAT Quotes For The American People To Ponder . . .

"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law,' because the law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."
Thomas Jefferson

January 2013


We have enjoyed the redneck jokes for years.

It's time to take a reflective look at the core beliefs of a culture that values home, family, country and God. If I had to stand before a dozen terrorists who threaten my life, I'd choose a half dozen or so rednecks to back me up. Tire irons, squirrel guns and grit -- that's what rednecks are made of ...................

You might be a redneck if:   It never occurred to you to be offended by the phrase, 'One nation, under God.'

You might be a redneck if:    You've never protested about seeing the 
Ten Commandments posted in public places. 

You might be a redneck if: You still say ' Christmas', instead of "Winter Festival".

You might be a redneck if:   You bow your head when someone prays.

You might be a redneck if:   You stand and place your hand over your heart when they play the National Anthem.

You might be a redneck if:   You treat our armed forces vetrans with great respect, and always have.

You might be a redneck if:   You've never burned an American flag, nor intend to.

You might be a redneck if:    You know what you believe and you aren't afraid to say so, no matter who is listening.

You might be a redneck if:   You respect your elders and raised your kids to do the same.  Some of you are so old you don't have elders to respect!!

You might be a redneck if:    You'd give your last dollar to a friend.

You might be a redneck if: You believe in God & Jesus and believe that others have the right to believe in whichever God they believe in, as long as their God does not tell them to kill anyone who does not believe the same as they do!!!!!!

If you got this email from me, it is because I believe that you, like me, have just enough Red Neck in you to have the same beliefs as those talked about in this email.

God Bless the USA !

Keep the fire burning, redneck friend.        


There is not only one Supreme Court ruling, but two declaring this a Christian Nation!

America's Christian History: The Untold Story

From the founding of the colonies to the declaration of the Supreme Court, America's heritage is built up on the principles of the Christian religion.  And yet the secularists are dismantling this foundation brick by brick, attempting to deny the very core of our national life.

You weigh the evidence. Consider the following facts which are being systematically erased from our nation's memory:

  • In 1892, the Supreme Court of the United States declared, "This is a Christian nation."
  • During the War for Independence, Congress resolved to import 20,000 volumes of the Bible because "the use of the Bible is so universal, and its importance so great."
  • The New England Confederation stated that the purpose of the colonies was "to advance the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ and to enjoy the liberties of the gospel in purity with peace."
  • Harvard College required that each student believe that "the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life."
  • John Adams wrote, "The Christian religion is...the Religion of Wisdom, Virtue, Equity, and humanity."
  • Engraved on the metal cap on the top of the Washington Monument are the words "Praise be to God."
Christianity is written on every page of America's amazing history. Gary DeMar presents well-documented facts which will change your perspective about what it means to be a Christian in America; the truth about America's Christian past as it relates to supreme court justices, and presidents; the Christian character of colonial charters, state constitutions, and the US Constitution; the Christian foundation of colleges, the Christian character of Washington, D.C.; the origin of Thanksgiving and so much more.

Three appendixes have been added to this new edition that further emphasize Christianity's positive influence on America, including "Deism and the Founding of America" and "Jesus Christ and the Founding of America." This is an indispensable book which is needed in a time when even "under God" is coming under fire.

A Marine's Story

To read more about this email forward -

Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, who was severely wounded by a thrown grenade in Afghanistan 2010.
His Story has been covered extensively in the Marine Corps Times.
It was Nov. 21, 2010, when Lance Cpls. Kyle Carpenter and Nick Eufrazio were rocked with a grenade blast that changed both of their lives.
Nineteen months later, Carpenter’s miraculous recovery continues. Profiled in a Marine Corps Times cover story

I wrote late last year, he has continued to heal slowly from life threatening injuries. The blast mangled his jaw, destroyed one of his eyes and most of his teeth and caused severe trauma to his right arm, which had severe tissue damage and more than 30 fractures.

Carpenter has been strikingly open about his recovery since, launching a Facebook page called Operation Kyle tracking his recovery.

Last night, Carpenter’s family announced on the page that he has been promoted to corporal. It comes after more than 30 surgeries, and 19 months after he was left barely clinging to life. It’s unclear where his rumored case for the Medal of Honor stands, but Marines who were nearby outside Marjah, Afghanistan, the day he was wounded maintain that Carpenter shielded Eufrazio from most of the grenade blast.

Eufrazio, meanwhile, is on his own slow road to recovery after suffering a traumatic brain injury. In a December feature in a Massachusetts newspaper, his family said the Marine had started to greet visitors by name in the hospital.

"If you choose not to decide ~ you still have made a choice"

February 2012

Worse than Wal-Mart ....

November 2012  

These are so bad, that I had to delete some of the them . . . doesn't get much worse than this!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

I Hope You Dance

To those I keep in touch with regularly - enjoy.  
To those who hear from me only on occasion - I think of you much more often than you know.  

The older we get and, especially when we have lost someone for one reason or another who is dear to us, particularly without warning, the more this is true.  So, 'dance' while you can.  

'I Hope You Dance... '

 This was written by an 83-year-old woman to her friend.
The last line says it all. 

Dear Bertha,

I'm reading more and dusting less. I'm sitting in the yard and admiring the view without fussing about the weeds in the  garden. I'm spending more time with my family and friends and less time working.

Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of experiences to savor, not to endure. I'm trying to recognize these moments now and cherish them.

I'm not "saving" anything; we use our good china and crystal for every special event such as losing a pound, getting the sink unstopped, or the first Amaryllis blossom.

I wear my good blazer to the market. My theory is if I look prosperous, I can shell out $28.49 for one small bag of groceries. I'm not saving my good perfume for special parties, but wearing it for clerks in the hardware store and tellers at the bank.

"Someday" and "one of these days" are losing their grip on my vocabulary. If it's worth seeing or hearing or doing, I want to see and hear and do it now

I'm not sure what others would've done had they known they wouldn't be here for the tomorrow that we all take for granted. I think they would have called family members and a few close friends. They might have called a few former friends to apologize and mend fences for past squabbles. I like to think they would have gone out for a Chinese dinner or for whatever their favorite food was.

I'm guessing; I'll never know.

It's those little things left undone that would make me angry if I knew my hours were limited. Angry because I hadn't written certain letters that I intended to write one of these days. Angry and sorry that I didn't tell my husband and parents often enough how much I truly love them. I'm trying very hard not to put off, hold back, or save anything that would add laughter and luster to our lives. And every morning when I open my eyes, tell myself that it is special.

Every day, every minute, every breath truly is a gift from God.

"People say true friends must always hold hands, but true friends don't need to hold hands because they know the other hand will always be there."

Life may not be the party we hoped for, 

but while we are here 

we might as well dance

April 2013


Three  people were able to walk on water...   
   There  was Jesus...   
    There  was Saint Peter   
 and  there was Pedro...   
   Pedro,  who the heck is Pedro?