Saturday, June 1, 2013

IS OBAMA'S TEAM A RERUN OF HOGAN'S HEROS? I Know Nothing!

Political   Political   Political   Political   Political   Political   Political   Political

YOUR PERSONAL GPS
You might find your life's destination better if you remember
IF YOU TELL THE TRUTH YOU DON'T HAVE TO REMEMBER ANYTHING
Mark Twain

WHO LIES FOR YOU WILL LIE TO YOU - Bosnian Proverb

I KNOW NOTHNG
Sgt. Schultz, of Hogan's Hero's, could be depended upon to have an answer
 ready for anY difficult question that came his way.

"I KNOW NOTHING"

Sound Familiar?


ATTACK IN LIBYA - 4 LIVES LOST?
GUNS GIVEN TO MEXICAN CRIMINALS - AMERICAN KILLED?
VIOLATING THE PRIVACY OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS?
JAMES ROSIN, FOX NEWS, PRIVACY VIOLATED?
ROSIN'S PARENTS PRIVACY VIOLATED?
IRS TARGETING CONSERVATIVE GROUPS?

"I KNOW NOTHING!"
FROM "FAST & FURIOUS" TO THE FOX NEWS SCANDAL
U. S. ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER HAS REPEATEDLY LIED!
HIS BIGGEST LIE OF ALL?


"I KNOW NOTHING!"



The lies continue right on down through the President's staff.

Adding insult to injury, after claiming to be pure, the IRS chief took the 5th






In 2007 I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, an attorney and  adviser to VP Dick Cheney, was disbarred, fined $250,000, sentenced to serve 30 months in prison, sentenced to 24 months of supervision after release from prison, and sentenced to perform 400 hours of community service.

His crime?  He was charged with making false statements to federal investigators in the CIA leak regarding  Valerie Plame Wilson.


President George W. Bush commuted the 30 months in prison but Mr. Libby had to suffer the other losses.





IF THESE CHICAGO-LIKE THUGS IN THE OBAMA AMINISTRATION

ARE NOT PROSECUTED FOR THEIR REPEATED LIES

AMERICA OWES LIBBY AN APOLOGY





EVIL FLOURISHES WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING!








GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR'S

GOD BLESS THE USA






Saturday, May 4, 2013

THE LAW OF CAUSE AND EFFECT: Up Close And Personal!

Wisdom   Wisdom   Wisdom   Wisdom   Wisdom   Wisdom   Wisdom

YOUR PERSONAL GPS
You might reach your life's destination better if you remember
PATIENCE AND PERSEVERANCE HAVE A MAGICAL  EFFECT BEFORE WHICH
DIFFICULTIES DISAPPEAR AND OBSTACLES VANISH - John Quincy Adams

CAUSE AND EFFECT ARE TWO SIDES OF ONE FACT - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Law of Cause and Effect is not personal, that's just the way it is.  The law states that you reap what you sow.  So ask yourself, what seeds are you planting in your garden of life?

Everything in your life is the effect of something you put in motion.  Whether it is good or bad, the events in your life are under your control.  No one else controls your life.  It's all you



SHALLOW MEN BELIEVE IN LUCK
STRONG MEN BELIEVE IN CAUSE AND EFFECT - Ralph Waldo Emerson

NO GREAT MAN EVER COMPLAINED OF WANT OF OPPORTUNITY
Ralph Waldo Emmerson

Kimberly and Walt
Today was a great day!  Like in days of yore, back when my daughter, Kimberly, was a little girl, I took her shopping for a new garment and took her to lunch.  The effect of that action, and others, have caused she and I to be very close.  At lunch she shared the evolving effects a dear friend of her's was going through from causes in her past, serious, emotional problems.  Kimberly so wished she could help, but the sad fact, she couldn't.


THE CAUSE IS HIDDEN BUT THE EFFECT IS VISIBLE TO ALL
William Hazlitt


Kimberly told me about her 11-year-old daughter, Lanie, (Rosebud), running track.  She is by far-and-away the smallest in her class--and on the track team.  Like a lot of small people, she is very fast and has been holding her own with older high school girls in the various dashes.  When Rosebud said she was going to commence running hurtles, her Mother explained how that just wouldn't work because of Rosebud's size.  Kimberly said she was stunned when she was told that not only did Rosebud run the hurtles, only 3 girls cleared all the hurtles and that she was one of the three.  Lanie decided she could do it, and did!


DELANIE ROSE PIERCE BOGGS WILL DO WELL IN LIFE! 

I AM THE MASTER OF MY FATE, I AM THE CAPTAIN OF MY SOUL - Invictus


Kimberly's son, Riley, seen on the right with his pastor at his recent Confirmation, received around $550 in gifts at the reception his parents hosted for him.  Knowing he would get cash gifts, his mother told him in advance that half of whatever he got had to go into his college fund.  After he went to the bank to cash his checks, he divided the proceeds into two piles, giving his Mother $300.  To her reply that that was more than half Riley replied "College is very important".  Then he divided the balance into two piles.  When asked, he said the one pile was his tithe with which he had asked his pastor to use to help a Confirmation youth-in-need next year.  Cause and Effect!

RILEY JAMES PIERCE BOGGS WILL DO WELL IN LIFE!

A MAN'S ACCOMPLISHMENT IN LIFE ARE THE CUMULATIVE
EFFECT TO HIS ATTENTION-TO-DETAIL - John Foster Dulles

Dad was so proud of me when I graduated from High School.  One brother dropped out in the 7th grade, the other in the 9th, my sister in the 10th.   I went to work as a Time Keeper, keeping time for about a hundred men on the night shift of a large factory.  In 1948 people's pay was figured out each day and turned into the payroll department.  "He makes his money pushing a pencil" my father bragged.  I HATED IT!  I saw myself running the factory, not "pushing a pencil".  After 6 weeks I quit and joined the Navy.  Later, after going to college on the GI Bill, I retired at age 60 a Vice President.

  CAUSE AND EFFECT

Excepting the two youngest,
everyone of my children and grandchildren are college graduates,
several with graduate degrees.

My children are professionals married to professionals.

The family has a doctor, pastors, nurses, authors, artists,
accountants, engineers, teachers and executive directors 

AT AGE 82, I AM STILL DOING WELL IN LIFE!

INSIST ON BEING YOURSELF; NEVER IMITATE - Ralph Waldo Emmerson

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR'S

GOD BLESS THE USA




Thursday, May 2, 2013

LAUGH LOUDER, LIVE LONGER: Start Now!

Humor   Humor   Humor   Humor   Humor   Humor   Humor   Humor   Humor

YOUR PERSONAL GPS
You might find your life's destination better if you remember
THAT  MONSTROUS ARGUMENTS WILL CRUMBLE  BEFORE LAUGHTER

A GOOD LAUGH AND A LONG SLEEP ARE THE BEST CURE
IN THE DOCTOR'S BOOK - Irish Proverb


SOMETIMES I LAUGH SO HARD THE TEARS RUN DOWN MY LEG


A MAN ISN'T POOR IF HE CAN STILL LAUGH - Raymond Hitchcock


A GOOD TIME TO LAUGH IS ANYTIME YOU CAN - Linda Ellerbee


SEVEN DAYS WITHOUT OUT LAUGHTER MAKES ONE WEAK


I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT A BIG LAUGH IS REALLY A BIG VOICE
FROM THE SOUL SAYING "AIN'T  IT THE TRUTH" - Quincy Jones


LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE, AND IT'S FREE



I'm home from the lake for a couple of days to pay my first-of the-month bills and have lunch with my lovely daughter, Kimberly.  The cable and my computer at the lake will be on line next weekend.  At that time I can write blogs on a regular basis.

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR'S

GOD BLESS THE USA

(Thanks Maude, good stuff)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

NOSTALGIA: Ah! Those Were The Days

Humor   Humor   Humor   Humor   Humor   Humor   Humor   Humor   Humor

YOUR PERSONAL GPS
You might find your life's destination better if you remember
NOSTALGIA WAS A LONGING, USUALLY SENTIMENTAL, OF SOME FORMER PLEASURE

SOME OF  YOU WON'T UNDERSTAND THIS BLOG
OTHERS IN YOUR FAMILY WILL, SHARE IT

CURB FEELERS
Can't expect a car to park itself, are you dreaming?




EMERGENCY BRAKE
Where's the sense of urgency in "parking brake"
What's a clutch, dimmer switch or starter?
Foot feed, what's that?
 
WHAT'A YA MEAN, HOP ON THE RUNNING BOARD?

FENDER SKIRT
Can't have a naked tire showing!



STORE BOUGHT - What else, and made in China!
I mean, people don't make their own clothes, do they?
SUPPER?
You mean "dinner"?  Naw, that's at noon!



RAT FINK - Don't be one!
IF YOU DON'T BEHAVE I'M GONNA GIVE YOU A SPOON OF CASTOR OIL!
Uh, what's castor oil?




GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR'S
GOD BLESS THE USA

Thanks, Dottie, another good one!











Thursday, April 25, 2013

COUNTRY MUSIC: From Hee Haw to Jug Bands, People Love It!

The Good Life   The Good Life   The Good Life   The Good Life   The Good Life

YOUR PERSONAL GPS
You might find your life's destination better if you remember
COUNTRY MUSIC IS THE PEOPLE'S MUSIC.  IT JUST SPEAKS ABOUT 
REAL LIFE AND ABOUT TRUTH AND IT TELLS THINGS HOW THEY REALLY ARE
Faith Hill

TRUE COUNTRY MUSIC IS HONESTY, SINCERITY AND
REAL LIFE TO THE HILT - Garth Brooks

DOLLY PARTON
We could say that people who eat grits, listen to country music, follow stock-car racing, support corporal punishment in the schools, hunt 'possum, go to a Baptist Church and prefer bourbon to scotch are likely to be Southerners -  John Shelton Reed

TRUE AMERICANS, ALL!



COUNTRY MUSIC IS 3 CHORDS AND THE TRUTH - Harland Howard


The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee was the Mother Church of country music.  A weekly country music stage concert, the Grand Ole Opry, has presented the biggest stars in that genre since 1925.  I visited this original location of the home of country music in 1959 with good friends, Jeral and Pebble Davis.





COUNTRY MUSIC IS SO RELATED TO GOSPEL - Dionne Warwick


Along with Grandpa Jones and String Bean, Grand Ole Orpy and the Old Tyme Jug Band, Opry stars of the 50's, such as The Carter Family, Charley Pride, and Lulu Belle and Scotty are what I think of as music.  

I sang such iconic songs as "The Bald Headed End of a Broom", "The Crawdad Song", and "Old Blue" to my children's amusement when they were young.

  On a trip, my singing was a sure way to get the radio turned on.  Un Huh!  That ain't changed much!  "How Many Biscuits Can You Eat This Morning?"

COUNTRY MUSIC IS STILL YOUR GRANDPA'S MUSIC
BUT IT'S ALSO YOUR DAUGHTER'S MUSIC - Shania Twain

"Hee Haw" was an American television variety show featuring country music and humor from fictional, rural "Kornfield County".  Co-hosted by Buck Owens and Roy Clark, the show was well known for it's voluptuous, scantily-clad women in sterotypical farmer's daughter's outfits.  Hee Haw was not limited to a rural audience but was successful in all major markets.  People liked Hee Haw.

THERE IS A GREAT ENTHUSIASM FOR COUNTRY MUSIC ALL OVER THE WORLD
Willie Nelson

"I've seen country music go up town, as they say, and I'm proud I was there when it happened" - Loretta Lynn

Go uptown, it did!  Even the "Muppets" had a jug band.  In 1979 Kermit, Miss piggy and Fozzle were joined in "Emmit Otter's Jug Band" with John Denver.  A huge hit, this Christmas program can still be enjoyed over the Christmas Holidays.




THE SOGGY BOTTOM BUNCH, JUG BAND, SINGERS & DANCERS


Just as rowdy entertainment, I put together a Jug Band for a "Welcome Spring" party.  A banjo, washtub bass, tambourine, washboard, juice harp, harmonica, kazoo, spoons, jug and whistle made up the instruments played by musicians-so-called.  We did have some great singers who carried the party.  We added a "Virginia Reel" and it was all a real big hit!  

Unfortunately, the pastor from the Dalton, Ohio United Methodist Church was present and invited the band to play the following Sunday at an old time church service she was having.  We accepted.    For the "farce" at the party, we had only practiced a couple times.  At the party it didn't matter.  Before a quiet audience at the church, it was a disaster, and that's putting it kindly.  We didn't start together, we didn't play or sing together and we didn't end together.  The congregation raved!  We were a big hit!

The band members wanted to continue so we started to practice every Monday.  Adding enough foolishness, like waving big red bloomers to songs like "She'll be Coming 'Round the Mountain", and hamming it up a lot, we did a lot of shows, which amazingly, people really enjoyed.  We had more invitations than we wanted.  It got to be work!

A television production crew came to a hoedown where we were playing, singing, dancing, and doing hog calling, and made two television shows which they said would show between 40 and 90 times.  I saw the show on TV 20 times.  They sold DVDs of our shows for $25.  We discontinued the band when my left hip went bad and lifting the equipment and the banjo became more than I could handle.  

PEOPLE LIKE COUNTRY MUSIC, EVEN BAD COUNTRY MUSIC!



   
GOD BLESS  YOU AND YOUR'S

GOD BLESS THE USA

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

SIGNS OF THE TIMES: Read And Beware In My Kitchen!

The Good Life   The Good Life   The Good Life   The Good Life   The Good Life

YOUR PERSONAL GPSou remember
FOR ME THE KITCHEN IS THE MOST SPECIAL ROOM IN THE HOUSE.
IT'S A PLACE FOR ADVENTURE, NOT DRUDGERY, BUT DISCOVERY, SHARING 
AND  SHOWING OFF WITH FRIENDS, TRYNG NEW IDEAS - Ted Allen

I LIKE TO HAVE FRIENDS IN THE KITCHEN AND 
MAKE A BIG MESS AND USE EVERY POT IN THE KITCHEN - Ted Allen

COUNTRY WELCOME
"I'm just a country boy, a corn bread loving country boy, 
I raise cain on a Saturday but I go to church on Sunday"

That old song pretty much describes me and if you want to visit  me, a big, country welcome to you!

THERE IS ONLY ONE THING MORE EXASPERATING THAN A WIFE WHO CAN COOK BUT WON'T, A WIFE WHO CAN'T BUT WILL - Robert Frost

One thing upon which you may depend, if I'm in the kitchen there will be no shortage of hot air!

IT WAS NOT NECESSARY 
TO SAY 
AMEN!

With hanging baskets, iron skillets and railroad lanterns, my kitchen looks like one from my childhood, very homey with a little bit of Alice-in-wonderland.

BEST WAY TO GET RID OF KITCHEN ODORS, EAT OUT - Phyllis Diller 

MY HOME WAS CLEAN LAST WEEK
SORRY YOU MISSED IT

One of the children has a sign from their childhood kitchen that said "Clean enough to be Healthy, Dirty enough to be Happy".  That pretty much states my thoughts for a happy home.


IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT, GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN
Harry S. Truman


DANCE
As if no one's watching

SING
As if no one were listening

LIVE
Every day as if it were you last

An Irish Proverb

JULIA CHILD WASN'T AFRAID TO HAVE FUN.
SHE MADE FANTASTIC FOOD BUT KNEW HOW TO HAVE A GOOD TIME
AND NOT TO BE TOO STUCK UP ABOUT THE KITCHEN SPACE
Nadia Glosic

GRANDMA'S KITCHEN
Tasters welcome
Everything made with love and
an extra spoon of sugar

It is Julie's kitchen!  But, while she is thinking about the ingredients, I can have the food on the table.  That being said, her's will always taste better.


SEX IS GOOD, BUT NOT AS GOOD AS FRESH SWEET CORN
Garrison Keillor

Friendship multiplies our joy
and divides our sorrow

This beautiful needle work was stitched, framed and gifted to us by our friend, Connie Brown.  How true it is and how very thankful I am for friends.  I am most thankful that you are my friend.  May my blogs multiply your joy and divide your sorrow.

IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT THE WAR ON DRUGS,
SIT DOWN AT YOUR KITCHEN TABLE AND TALK TO YOUR KIDS
Barry McCaffrey


THANKS FOR VISITING MY KITCHEN
You'all come back, now!


GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR'S

GOD BLESS THE USA

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

THE MONARCHY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM: Long Live The Queen!

Wisdom   Wisdom   Wisdom   Wisdom   Wisdom   Wisdom   Wisdom

YOUR PERSONAL GPS
You might find your  life's destination better if you remember
2 CHRON 7:14 IF MY PEOPLE, WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME,
WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE
AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN
AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND

ROMANS 13:1 LET EVERYONE BE SUBJECT TO THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES


The royal family of England goes back to King Egbert, 802-839.  King James VI was first to rule over England, Scotland and Ireland in 1603.  Queen Elizabeth I was the first queen to rule over England and Scotland as Great Britain.  The present monarch of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II, became queen on February 6, 1962.  During her reign America has had eleven presidents.

Barrack Obama
1961 - 
George W. Bush
1946 - 
  
William F. Clinton
1946 -

Ronald W. Reagan
1911 - 2004

Jimmy Carter
1924 - 
Richard Nixon
1913 - 1994


Gerald Ford
1913 - 2006

John F. Kennedy
1917 - 1963





Dwight D. Eisenhower 1890 - 1969








Harry S. Truman 1884 - 1972







If you can remember all these presidents,
YOU'RE NO SPRING CHICKEN

Me?
Sure, I remember all of them--and more, too!
I'm older than dirt, un huh!

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR'S
GOD BLESS THE USA
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

(Thanks, Dottie, I know you don't recall them all)