Friday, September 30, 2011

FINDING MY BLOGGING MOJO: Exciting!


My son, Mark, recently purchased for the family Kindle library a book called "31 DAYS TO FINDING YOUR BLOGGING MOJO".  Although the plan is for me to read a day-at-a-time for 31 days, I've read the first 27 days in the last week.

IT IS SO EXCITING LEARNING NEW WAYS TO MAKE MY BLOG MORE MEANINGFUL TO YOU READERS!

Awaiting my wife's final push in packing the car for our two day drive to the beach, I don't have time to share all the goodies with you this morning.  I will share a bit, however.

Know your readers, the book said, and know other data that is available but so far, unused by me.  Encouraged by the book I ventured to check available information on my flog.  I Was Amazed!

There is information on "Page View By Countries".  Talk about being thrilled, look where in the world my blog is read:
United States
United Kingdom
Germany
Canada
Ukraine
Netherlands
Russia
Phillpines
Japan
France
India
Australia
Brazil
China
Poland
Spain
Lativia
Malaysia
Thailand

More, much more, to come my friends.  I have made arrangements with two of our beach guests to use their laptops to blog over the next three weeks.  I'LL SHARE THE GOOD TIMES AT THE BEACH WITH YOU.

I have already changed my blog layout.  When I get home, I've learned several ways to make my blog more interesting to you.

Until next time, my German friends, Oans, Zwoa, Drei, G'suffa!  Ya, Gemutilichkeit!


Remember, freedom isn't free!

God Bless you and yours!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

(Note:  Today, Iceland and Norway joined the countries where my blog is being read!)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A GOOD NAME; In The Eye Of the Beholder!

                 CATHOLIC COFFEE MORNING IN ROME

Four Catholic men and a Catholic
woman were having a coffee in St. Peter's
Square.

The first Catholic man tells his friends,
"My son is a priest.  When he walks into
a room, everyone calls him'Father'.

The second Catholic man chirps, "My
son is a Bishop.  When he walks into a
room people call him 'Your Grace'."

The third Catholic gent says, "My son is
a Cardinal.  When he enters a room
everyone bows their head and say
'Your Eminence'."

The fourth Catholic man says very
proudly, "My son is the Pope.  When he
walks into a room people call him
'Your Holiness'."

Since the lone Catholic woman was sipping
 her coffee in silence, the four men
give her a subtle, "Well....?"

She proudly replies,"I have a daughter,
SLIM, TALL, 38DDD BREASTS, 24"
WAIST AND 36" HIPS.

WHEN SHE WALKS INTO A ROOM
MEN CALL HER
BLESSED!
TRULY BLESSED!!!!!

(Thanks Maude)

God Bless you and yours!

NEW RECORDS ESTABLISHED: Sound The Trumpets!


This is my 33RD blog for the month, exceeding my previously monthly high of 21 blogs in March, 2010.  A NEW RECORD!  This is also the 116th blog for the year, exceeding the 112 blogs written in 2009.  ANOTHER NEW RECORD!

Is this a record breaking blog or what?

Of course, it is only the end of September, 9 months.  If I continue writing at the same rate I should end the year with over 150 blogs.  I have enjoyed such a great life for such a very long time!  I want to explain how, share opinions based on in depth experience, and lighten the attitudes with a funny or two.

I undertook a major writing obligation for this year.  I was into a real routine of writing four or more hours daily, starting right after breakfast.  I have been plagued with computer problems on my work computer, currently from a lightening strike, no less.  I have tried to keep the routine going by writing blogs on my available computer.
ROYAL GARDEN RESORT, GARDEN CITY, SC

Tomorrow my wife, Julie, and I depart for a two day journey to our beach side condo for a three week party with family and friends.  We've been enjoying life in this setting for the last 22 years.  When Julie retires year after next, we will probably live here in the winter time.
BEACH VIEW FROM OUR 16TH FLOOR BALCONY
Mark, my eldest son and blog mentor, suggested I bring my computer to the beach saying I should avoid putting my readers into withdrawal.  He is a good son, but he has forgot how we jam every thing, including the country sink, into our car.  There is hardly room for Julie and I to sit.  

A SPACIOUS PENTHOUSE SUITE, THERE IS A GREAT KITCHEN  
An important part of the good life is eating.  As important as eating, to Julie and I, is getting to cook for loved ones.  In addition to a month's supply of food, mostly from our own shelves, we take our own cookware.  In addition to waffle irons, drink blenders and  my large, electric griddle, I take my iron skillets, including my very large, fish frying skillet.  NO ROOM FOR COMPUTERS, NO WAY!  


While I do not have a laptop computer, one or more of my guests each week will have theirs.  I wrote my first blog on Mark's computer.  I'll do my best to share the fun and games with you as often as possible.

Over the years, we have stayed for the entire month.  This year, due to Julie taking family leave when I had my surgery, she cannot take off an entire month.  I'll be home blogging again in three weeks.  Til then, keep checking.  I'll write when I can.

I appreciate each of my readers.

God Bless you and yours.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

LADIES NIGHT: Enjoy Girls!

MEN - AS SEEN BY WOMEN

Joe sets up his friend to go on a blind date with a friend of his.  "What do I do if she is ugly" said Mike, "I'll be stuck with her all night."

"Don't worry", Joe says, "just go up to her door and meet her first.  If you like what you see then everything will go as planned.  If you don't, just shout Aaaaaauuuggghhh! and fake an asthma attack.  That'll give you an excuse to cancel the date right there and then."

So, that night Mike knocks on the girls door and when she comes out he is awe-struck at how beautiful and sexy she is.  He's about to speak when the girl suddenly shouts:

"Aaaaaauuuggghhh!"  

After several exciting dates, Jim invited Tina over to his home for a home-cooked dinner.  When she sat down at the table, she noticed that the dishes were the dirtiest she had ever seen in her life.

"Have these dishes been washed?" Tina asked, running her finger over the grit and grime.

Jum replied, "They're as clean as soap and water could get them."

Tina felt apprehensive, but started eating.  It really was delicious, and she said so, despite the dirty dishes.

When dinner was over, Jim took the dishes outside, whistled and yelled for his dogs, Here Soap!  Here Water!"

DESSERT?

Have a lovely day, ladies!

God Bless you and yours.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

HOMEWARD BOUND: The Incredible Journey

HOMEWARD BOUND
It Can Be An Incredible Journey



Do you recall this great movie from 1993?  Disney hit a homerun with this great, family feature.  There were so many lessons in life that can be learned from the antics of these three characters.

Shadow: I thought you were gonna stay, pup?
Chance:  Yeah, but I thought I should come along, in  
               case you two needed protection!
Sassy:    My hero!  Guess I'm gonna have to stare at
               YOUR butt the whole way!

Lesson:  Only the lead dog gets a great view.  Sassy realizes what the rest of the crew looks at.  You have a choice.  Lead!

Sassy:   You woke me up from a very deep catnap!
Chance: What's the matter, Sassy?  Get up on the
              wrong side of the litter box?

Lesson:  You know you should make and carry out plans to enjoy the good life.  How long ya gonna snooze in the litter box?

LIFE CAN BE AN EXCITING RIDE
Wha Cha Waiting On, Huh?
   

Chance:  I can do better!  Just give me a second chance!
Shadow: That was your second chance, Chance!
Chance:  Then, give me a third chance!

Lesson:  You're using up your chances in life!  Why not start to enjoy life to the full today?  Plan long term and act!

Sassy:  (seeing Chance eating her food)  Hey, now,   
             "stop" it, that's "mine"!
Chance: Yeah well, you snooze, you lose!

Lesson:  Use it or lose it, it is really that simple!  Do you really want to lose out on life?  You snooze, you lose!

Sassy:  Thanks, precious! 
Chance: You're welcome, cupcake!

Lesson:  It ain't yer mudder, nor yer fadder, but it's you my friend, who will determine what you do in life.  It ain't what all you got but whacha yer do with whacha got.  IF YOU DO ANYTHING TO ENJOY LIFE MORE, YOU WILL THANK ME!  Yer welcome!
MARK AND GREYDON AT A BALL GAME
Take a youngster to a game, fishing or a hike, you'll both have fun.
God Bless  you and yours

GOD BLESS AMERICA

WAX ON WAX OFF: Therapeutic!

Remember in the "KARATA KID", wax on wax off?  That was my day today.  I put two coats of wax on the Lincoln Town Car in preparation to our drive to Myrtle Beach this coming Friday.  Mr. Miyagi was right, it was very therapeudic!

Eight months into an 18 month recovery from a total replacement of my left hip, I'm still trying to get back into shape from the year of immobility with the bad hip.  I spent a very enjoyable, but physically challenging, afternoon waxing the car.

I did have help. Donna, our "Gal Friday", who does all things with gusto and a smile, washed and waxed the lower parts of the car.  I still have problems bending over.  Julie had already cleaned the upholstery and carpet.  As I put on the second coat of wax, Donna put a shine on all the windows and and dash.  Looks great, smells great too!

Julie gave me a liquid wax and a spray finish wax for the job.  I didn't care for that at all.  It was easy to put on but nearly impossible to buff out all the streaks.  I spent an hour at least, just on the hood.  Still could see some streaking.  When Julie came home we went to Kmart and bought a can of hard Turtle Wax.

When the sun gets up tomorrow morning, I'll finish the job with at least two more coats of hard wax.  Here's hoping it doesn't rain.  Today was a perfect, clear, cool day.  If it is nasty, I'll just wax the car in the garage.  Won't be as enjoyable, but it will work.

There is just something about a motor trip in a beautiful, luxury automobile.  Our Lincoln Town Car fits the bill.  It will provide transportation for us and our guests for three weeks of fun and games at the beach.  It will be loaded down going to and coming from the beach.

MY SPECIAL BLESSING FOR TODAY?



GAS PRICES ARE FALLING! 


WHY DO I THINK THIS BLOG IS OF EVEN REMOTE INTEREST TO YOU READERS?

Over and beyond a belief that at least some of you are interested in my day-to-day life, probably the prime reason is because I have an experience few, if any, of you have had.  I have lived for 80 years!  And, I haven't just existed for 80 years, I have lived!

St. John 10:10 tells us that Jesus came that we might enjoy life to the full.  I try hard not to let his coming be in vain.

I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO KEEP ON KEEPING ON!  LIFE, IF YOU WILL LET IT, JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER.

Whether it is a month in a beach front pent house suite with family or friends for a month long party or a Romantic Dinner for a few friends, LIFE IS EXCITING AT AGE 80!  The secret?  It is not money!!!  It is planning long term and putting your plans into action.  WHAT I DO ANYONE CAN DO.  

LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FULL!

Take time out to smell the roses in life!


God Bless you and yours

GOD BLESS AMERICA


(Follow up:  Beautiful day, put on two more coats of wax, took 7 hours)

Monday, September 26, 2011

THE BLOGS HAVE BEEN SO SERIOUS! Here's a Change of Pace!

GOLF PANTIES 

The Swede's wife steps up to the tee and, 
as she bends over to place her ball, 
a gust of wind blows her skirt up and reveals
her lack of underwear.

"Good God, woman!  Why aren't you wearing any
skivvies?", Ole demanded.
"Well" she said, "you don't give me enough
 houskeeping money to afford any."

The Swede immediately reaches into his pocket
and says, "For the sake of decency, here
is 50.  Go and buy yourself some underwear."

Next, the Irishman's wife bends over to set her
ball on the tee.  Her skirt also blows up 
to show that she, too, is wearning no undies.

"Blessed Virgin Mary, woman!  You've
 no knickers.  Why not?"

She replies, "I can't afford any on
the money you give me."

Patrick reaches into his pocket and says, "for the
sake of decency, here's 20.  Go and
buy yourself some underwear"!

Lastly, the Scotsman's wife bends over.  The
wind also takes her skirt over her head
to reveal that she, too, is naked under it.

"Sweet mudder of Jaysus, Aggie!  Where ta friggin
 hell are yer drawers?"
She too explains, "you dinna give me enough
 money ta affarrd any."

The Scotsman reaches into his pocket and says,
 "Well, fer the love 'o decency,
here's a comb...tidy yerself up a bit."

Two Mexican detectives were investigating the
murder of Juan Gonzales.
"How was he killed?" asked one detective.
"With a golf gun" the other detective replied.
"A golf gun, what's a golf gun?"
"I don't know but it sure
made a hole in Juan."

I know, and I agree,
Golfs a silly game!

God bless  you and yours.
  

TAXES, THEY'RE EVERYWHERE: I Hate Them With A Passion!

My wife and I and our Girl Friday, Donna, made a trip to the lakeside retreat today to get items needed for our month at the beach.  We stopped in Belleville, Ohio to buy gas at 3.279 a gallon, the lowest price we saw today.  At the gas station I was dismayed to see this sign.

Now, I do not plan to buy any cigarettes or beer but what business is it of the government to determine the lowest price that I can be charged for them?



The car was pretty low on gas and Julie filled it up.  The cost was $50.93 and the receipt showed "no tax".  What a farce!  Buried in the $3.279 per gallon is an 18.4 cents per gallon Federal tax and a 26 cents per gallon Ohio tax.


Do you know how to jump start the economy?  Remove the taxes on gasoline.  I assure you that a $0.50 a gallon savings would mostly be spent in retail sales somewhere, creating demand and jobs.

I shouldn't even touch President Obama shutting down our oil production while encouraging, and providing funds, to our South American neighbor's oil production.  Want to see jobs growth, free up American oil production.
Having cleaned the lakeside kitchen for the end of season, we didn't cook our dinner, instead stopping at the good, old Cracker Barrel.  Let the record show that, while the girls ate roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy, I had a turkey/cranberry salad.  (Yes, I go to the doctor soon and must watch the weight and sugar). Dinner cost us $34.74.  Well, dinner cost us $31.25 and the state penalized us $1.25 retail tax and $2.20 state and local tax.

I paid $4.34 tax on my recent monthly natural gas bill. I also paid taxes on all my other utilities.  I just received my tax bill on the lake property.  Although I do not have it at my finger tips, the taxes on the beach condo for a month will be about $120.  Their will be a 
 hefty tax on the motel we stay in coming and going.

THE FACT IS, FOLKS, THATS HOW THEY TAX US--COMING AND GOING!  

The national poverty rate is 15.1%, up from 11.3% in 2000.  The ten poorest states are NC, AL, KY, SC, MT, LA, WV, TN, AR, AND MS.  AR, MT, AND NC, in addition to the 18.4 cpg Federal tax, have $0.21.5, $0.27.75 and $0.26.6 cpg state tax on gasoline.

Adding insult to injury, AR, NC, TN, AND WV tax groceries 1.5%, 2.0%, 5.5% and 3.0%. 

Lower income families must user a higher percentage of their income for food making a tax on food even more harmful to the poor. 

UNLESS, OF COURSE, YOU ARE PAYING FOR YOUR FOOD WITH FOOD STAMPS.

Federal law prohibits states from imposing sales tax on items purchased with food stamps, including soft drinks which are normally subject to Ohio sales tax.

WE MUST GET CONTROL OF THIS TAX AND SPEND GOVERNMENT, AND I'M NOT "JUST" TALKING ABOUT THE UPCOMING ELECTION!

Hopefully the Tea Parties are a start for a smaller government.   

God Bless You and Yours!  God Bless the USA.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A MEMBER OF A GREAT FAMILY: Thankfully!

Although I hold the dubious honor of being the oldest member, I am a member of a great family.

 I AM SO THANKFUL!

THE WALT PIERCE FAMILY - APRIL 2011
I know, without the slightest doubt, that, should push come to shove, that each member of this marvelous family has my back.  They in turn know they can depend upon me to cover their back.  Thats just the way it is.  Its the way it should be.

WE ARE FAMILY!

A friend of mine, now long deceased, once gave me a definition of a friend.  Ralph said, "A friend is someone who, when you get in jail, will put a second mortgage on their home to go your bail and never ask if you are guilty".  I like that!  We are family, right, wrong or otherwise.  Period!

My last blog, now deleted, was pure idiocy.

A faithful reader sent information to me that really sounded good.  Forgetting that dependable rule that "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is", I immediatedly used the information in a new blog.  My son, Todd, had my back and pointed out the problem with the blog.

As a person who has made better than a very good living in accounting and managerial decisions, I acknowledged to Todd that I was embarrassed for the "egg on my face" and deleted the blog.

We all make mistakes, huh?  Some make more than a few.

Check out the mistakes made by our fearless leader.  The difference between us?  I acknowledge my ignorance and am embarrassed.

Search hhtp://obamashlamadama.com/flake.html  and click on "Obama the Flake".  Note, if you click on this address it will not work, you must use it in a "search".  Don't know why, thats the way it is.

In a firey summons to an important voting block, the Congressional Black Caucus, President Obama told blacks to "quit crying and fight"!  He be da MAN! 

Oh, Yes!  I should mention that this is our fearless leader without a teleprompter.  Un Huh!

May an angel from on high watch out for you and yours.

God Bless!

Friday, September 23, 2011

IS THIS A GREAT COUNTRY OR WHAT? Whats On Your Menu For Tonight?

IS THIS A GREAT COUNTRY OR WHAT?

This grocery receipt from Angeli's County Market was found in their parking lot.  Paid for with a "Food Stamp Tender" were eight lobsters, two porterhouse steaks and five 24-can cases of Mountain Dew.
THEY ATE LOBSTER, YOU PAID THE BILL!!!
WHAT'S ON YOUR DINNER TABLE TONIGHT?  

My lovely wife, Julie, brought home two bowl's of Chipotle chicken and salad.  Cost?  About $11.00 and I assure you she paid cash, which she earned working a stressful job.  Last night it was green beans and a salad from my own garden.

Last year food stamps cost tax paying Americans $68 Billion.  Retired for 20 years, I am still a taxpayer.  I do not begrudge one "needy" family a single food stamp.  The problem being, our country has developed a culture of "we're needy - take care of us" citizens.

FOOD STAMPS ARE A $68 BILLION BUSINESS
One Out Of Three In Alabama Gets Food Stamps
Frequently I pass a minority neighborhood.  They are not "bad" people.  When I was recovering from a ruptured disc a few years ago and struggled by their homes on the way to the therapy pool, they were very solicitious of my condition.  It has been years
now, but they still inquire of my health from time-to-time.

I know the community is made up of single parent families.  Although I see some of them going to work, I'd bet that the vast majority of them are on welfare and getting food stamps.  Yet, there are always several new, like in brand new, cars parked at their homes.  I noticed another new one this week.
FOOD STAMPS UP 70% IN LAST FOUR YEARS

Mind  you, it is not just minorities on government dole.  Over the years I have known many, including distant family members, doing the same thing, high school drop outs, single moms, welfare and food stamps.

When my oldest brother needed a power scooter, he did not get one because of the cost.  He and his wife had worked all their lives, had insurance, owned their home, owned rental property and a small business.

Henry always resented that his two nieces who rarely, if ever worked, did not go to school, received welfare and food stamps all their lives AND full medical coverage, and each had a free power scooter.  Overweight in the extreme, they had regular home care, including meals and cleaning, in their government assisted-living condo, I might add.

NO, IT IS NOT JUST MINORITIES!

Somehow, our country must get back to having the citizens being responsible for their own welfare.  We must stop rewarding under achievement.  Drop out of school, have a child out of wedlock, expect to live a life equal to your lack of achievement.

IT IS MUCH MORE THAN JUST FRAUD!
Fraud exists.  There are people using food stamps to buy lobster and steaks but the problem is not just fraud or misuse.  The government, Obama or otherwise, does not have control--it has just became known that $40.3 million had been paid to deceased individuals, even though their deaths were recorded by the social security agency. 

I THINK WE NEED A COMPLETE CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT LEADERS, LEADERS WHO WILL LEAD, WHO WILL STAND UP FOR THE CONSTITUTION.


THIS BLOG IS SORT OF WANDERING, I KNOW!


Please be reminded that "change" is needed.  REAL CHANGE!  When the question is asked "What happens to the young man who becomes terrible ill, after deciding not to buy insurance, we need leaders who can say, "he is a charity case".

When potential leaders smirk about border defense and cut deals for illegal aliens, we need to hold them accountable.  We need to look beyond charisma or smooth talk.  

WE AMERICANS FACE A VERY IMPORTANT DECISION IN THE MONTHS TO COME.


At the very least, do your best to be well informed and not just misled by a biased media.
  
And, no small thing, HOPE FOR THE BEST BUT PREPARE FOR THE WORSE.  Be prepared! 



There is a lot I don't know but I know for sure, our country cannot continue on the same path and not pay the price for it's foolishness.


May God bless you and yours!

God Bless the USA

PLAN NOW TO VOTE IN 2012!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

HEADLINE NEWS: Pierce Crowned!

No, I didn't get knocked in the head by an irate reader!  I don't doubt but what my blog subjects from time-to-time may give them such a thought.

I keep track of the happenings in my home town, Point Pleasant, WV, by reading the e-edition of a local newspaper, "The Point Pleasant Register".  I read the news, obits and the game results of the Point Pleasant Big Blacks, my old high school football team.

POINT PLEASANT WV, "LAND THAT I LOVE"
The first headline in today's edition?

PIERCE CROWNED 2011 MISS MOTHMAN FESTIVAL QUEEN.
THE MOTHMAN
Point Pleasant is the location of the supposed appearance of the moth-like creature that inspired the movie and tv series.  It is a big deal in Point Pleasant where there are even mothman statuary and a mothman park.  It is a money maker, desperately needed in this area of perpetual poverty.  The festival celebrates the event.

THE MOTHMAN FESTIVAL QUEEN AND HER COURT
The Queen, Haley Pierce, is the small girl in white, in the middle

A total of 100 contestants competed over the weekend in the Fourth Annual Miss Mothman Festival Pagents.  The two day pageant crowned Haley Pierce the Queen of the Festival.

I deeply regret that I do not know Haley well, haven't seen her since she was a little girl.  She is the daughter of my grand nephew, Jamie Pierce.  A child's character is formed in the first years of their life.  Jamie's character was formed by my Mother, who daily kept him for his mother until Jamie was about three.  It shows.  Today Jamie Pierce is a good man.

It is good to know that the Pierce good looks have been successfully passed down from mine to four more generations.

I KNOW, I KNOW!  BUT IT'S MY BLOG AND I GET TO TELL IT MY WAY, SO THERE!

Uh, the good looks may have skipped a generation with Hallie's grandfather, Jim Pierce.  He is too ornery to be good looking, at least thats the way I see it.  Thats why he has been my favorite nephew since his birth on the 4th of July, in 1945 I think.

Although we are truly "Going down the valley, one by one" I love my family, all of them.

God bless you and yours. 

MUSIC; What Happened To It?

Music has always been a source of pleasure for me.  Although I am a terrible singer, I know so many songs.  When I get bored driving, I'll commence to sing.  I know how bad I am as my wife turns on the radio.  Or, maybe, she'll ask, "Are you sleepy, I'll talk to you".

THAT'S CODE FOR "STOP SINGING"!

It seems that today's music does not get too loud unless your ears starts bleeding.  The lyrics are repetitive, indistinct, insensitive, and brutally disrespectful.  The songs are about crude sex, partying and the mistreatment of others.  They trigger anxiety, doom and gloom.  The words "unintelligible negativity" comes to mind.

GANSTA RAP
The Picture On The Album Tells The Story
 In a 1940 wartime movie, "The Long Voyage Home" there was a song which was called "The Harbor Lights".  With words and music by Hugh Williams and Jimmy Kennedy, this British tune would remain high on the American charts for 25 years.
 "The Harbor Lights" was recorded ten times in 1950 and five of those recordings would make Billboards Top Ten.  Ten years later, in 1960, The Platters version made it to Number eight!

To enjoy Marty Robbins version of "The Harbor Lights", do a search on youtube/The Harbor Lights/Marty Robbins


The top song when I graduated from high school in 1948 was "I'm looking over a four-leaf clover" by Art Mooney.  When I got out of the Navy in 1952 Nat King Cole's "Unforgettable" truly became unforgettable.  In 1957, when my first child was born, the late, great Patsy Cline recorded her hit "Walking after Midnight".

WHAT DID ALL THESE SONGS HAVE IN COMMON? 

You could understand the words, the song told a story and the music was melodious.

Think all the songs of my day were "slow and boring"?  You need to listen to the big, swing bands cranking out "In The Mood".  Can such music still be made today?  Absolutely!  Do a search on youtube - sing sing sing / swing girls ep8 to hear some Japanese youngsters "get'n down".

NOW THAT, MY FRIENDS, IS WHAT I CALL SWINGING!

To hear Tex Beneke, Glen Miller and other big, time swing bands, do a search on youtube.com/watch?V+bR3K5uB-wMA.  Check out the Glen Miller version of "In The Mood" and you will see another sight you rarely see today, COUPLES dancing.  I'd love to hold each of you lovely ladies close, as we dance to "The Harbor Lights".


OLDIES?

Not in my heart!

(Thanks Dottie)

God Bless You and Yours.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I SEEN MY DUTY: And, I Done It!

Really and truly, I try to be very selective of which, of the many blog suggestions I receive, that I feel I should share with my readers.

  AS THIS SUGGESTION DEALS WITH NATIONAL SECURITY, I feel it is my duty to share.

WALK NAKED IN AMERICA DAY 2011

Don't forget to mark your calendars.
As you may already know, it is a sin for a Muslim male
to see any woman other than his wife
naked and if he
does, he must commit suicide.

So, next Saturday at 1 PM Eastern Time, all American
women are asked to walk out of their
house completely naked to help weed
out any neighborhood terrorist.

Circling your block for one hour is
recommended for this anti-terrorist effort.

All patriotic men are to position themselves
in lawn chairs in front of their houses to
demostrate their support
for the women and to prove that they
are not Muslim terrorist sympathizers.

Since Islam also does not approve of alcohol,
a cold 6-pack at your side is
further proof of your patriotism.

The American government appreciates your
efforts to root out terriorists
and applauds your participation in
this anti-terrorist activity.

God Bless America!

P.S.
If you don't share this with at least 1 person, you're
a terrorist-sympathizing, lily-livered
coward and are possibly
aiding and abetting terrorists.


Monday, September 19, 2011

THREE YEARS OF WRITING BLOGS: How Am I Doing?


WALT WRITING FIRST BLOG
Outer Banks, NC 9-21-08
 My son, Mark, reminded me that I have now been writing blogs for three years.  While the guest of he and his wife, Mary Kay, at an Outer Banks, NC beach house, Mark taught me to write blogs.
WEBBER'S WATCH
Site of First Blog


 Naturally a big wind bag, uh, story teller, writing blogs has become a new form of sounding off.  Love it!

BARBERTON, OHIO IS BUILT AROUND BEAUTIFUL LAKE ANNA
My Home Is One Block From This View
 My question is, "How am I doing"?  Of course, my family and friends would reply favorable.  Can they do less?  Not really!  How am I doing in comparison to my peers?  Yes, but who are my peers?  How does my blog compare to those of my fellow Barberton citizens.  That would be one peer measurement, huh? 

Barberton has a population of 26,533; 12,380 female and 14,153 males.  The median age is 37.2, somewhat older than the state average of 36.2 years but well below my 80 years.  It is known as the "MAGIC CITY" because it seemingly just sprung up overnight, and it's color is purple.

BARBERTON HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR ATHLETES
"GO MAGICS"
 THERE ARE 146 PEOPLE WHO WRITE BLOGS IN BARBERTON, 59 female, 74 male, 3 couples and 10 organizations.  The first Barbertonian wrote a blog in August 2004.

     YEAR     BLOGS STARTED
      2004              14
      2005              14
      2006                9
      2007              14
      2008              23
      2009              33 
      2010              21
      2011 ytd        18 
      TOTAL........ 146

     BLOG PROFILE REVIEWS
     Ranking Reviews Since
     Average      77     Aug '04    
        #4          703     Oct  '08
        #3          820     Dec '05
        #2        1,211    Sep '05
        #1        1,406    Sep '08 Walt

     WALT'S BLOGS    
     Year     Blogs 
     2008      51 (4 Months)
     2009    112     
     2010      93
     2011    105 (9 Months)


MARK - A GREAT TEACHER

IT MIGHT BE NOTED MARK GOT 1,000 REVIEWS ON HIS BLOG IN ONE DAY LAST WEEK!!!



So, what in the world do you find to blog about?  Here are the subjects of my blogs year-to-date 2011.
     Family & Friends ............... 25
     Events ................................  4
     Personal Phylosophy ..........30  
     Opinion .............................. 24
     Funnies .............................. 22
Fairly well rounded, huh?  i really didn't plan it that way.

SURE, AND NOW, VERBALLY, OR IN WRITING, I THINK I CAN LAY CLAIM TO BEING THE BIGGEST "BLOW HARD", UR, STORY TELLER IN ALL THE CITY.

UN HUH!!!!

May God bless you and yours.