Monday, May 29, 2017


I wrote this for Memorial Day

a few years ago but I think it is

relevant every day.

This means even more to me now that I am

volunteering at the VA Center here. 

Memorial Day is here once more,

We fly the flags above our door,

We plant our flowers that mark the grave,

Of every soldier that was so brave,

They fought for freedom for everyone,

Many lives snuffed out by a sniper's gun.

We proudly march in our little bands,

As daybreak filters across our lands,

But I wonder if we can truly see,

What cost it was to make us free.

Confederate soldiers fought the Yanks,

Some brothers fought brothers in those ranks,

To free the downtrodden that were lost,

To free all men at any cost.

My father was a medic in World War One,

A war not talked about by anyone,

Some men lost limbs and some were gassed,

Some were picked up by comrades, others 


World War II! How tragic indeed,

People standing by watching others bleed.

Souls thrown to the winds with no remorse,

Foreign government standing on their own 


Vietnam was not a war they said,

Then how come so many soldiers ended up 


No heroes welcome for them in sight,

They slunk home in the dead of night.

Should I go on-with Korea & Desert Storm?

Iran? Afghanistan? Are you getting warm?

Do you feel the pain you see in their face?

Does it make you squirm in your warm, safe 


I've just one more thing I'd like to say,

It's about celebrating Memorial Day,

Look around and everything you see,

Was paid out in blood so that we are free.

Put your hand on your heart,

For the blue, white and red,

Raise your eyes to the flag,

Say a prayer for the dead.

Because of a soldier I can have my say,

So ~God Bless you this Memorial Day~

And To All Our Soldiers-

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

BRING HIM HOME-A Memorial Day Tribute -

This is one of the most beautiful tributes
I have ever heard
for our servicemen/women
that so valiantly guard our safety.

~A parent's prayer for a son
that is away serving his country~

If you have a moment to listen to this
you will not be disappointed.

God bless all those men and women
that protect my family, friends and loved ones.

Blessings- I hope you have a wonderful
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Friday, May 26, 2017

WHAT'S THAT SMELL? AdNonsense/Funny on Friday

Ma! Ma!
Come quick~
You know those three big
boxes of those
foil wrapped
chocolate bottles
full of rum?
Yes! Those! The ones you had
hidden on the shelf in
your closet!
BillyBob found them
and ate them all in
one sitting..
and now I can't wake him up..
and besides that..
What's that sour smell in here?
Good Housekeeping Ad-Jason Witten-NFL Cowboys-VIcks Nyquil ad
To the Advertiser-If you would like your ad removed please notify me

Have a wonderful Friday,
my friends.
I am still packing my life up in boxes!
See you on Memorial Day!
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Friday, May 19, 2017

THE TIP -AdNonsense/Funny On Friday

Another one of my 
'weird takes'
on a perfectly normal ad-

I dunno, Elizabeth,
I was just reaching for the
rest of my change
and BANG!
That gal put that cleaver down
so fast I was lucky not
to lose my whole hand!
Well, at least it seems to
have quit bleeding now~
Country Living Ad-Oscar Meyer
To the Advertiser-If you would like your ad removed from here please notify me.

Have a wonderful Friday and 
Blessed Weekend!
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Sunday, May 14, 2017


I wrote this a few years ago
and after I published it,
 I got several emails
from women that 
find some sadness in
Mother's Day.

We must remember that not everyone
had a wonderful mother and that 
there are those of us that desperately
wanted a child and that has not happened-
and there are those that have lost
children to Heaven--
a loss beyond understanding......

Please think kindly about others that 
do not find much happiness in this day.

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Mother's Day
(written as if our mother is still with us)

Some of us have been blessed 
with wonderful Mothers.
Some of us have Mothers 
that are not quite so admirable.

Some of us have Mothers 
that praise us and adore us,
Some of us have Mothers 
that never say a kind word.

Some of us have Mothers
 that love us unconditionally.
Some of us have Mothers
 that love us only
if we meet all her expectations.

Some of us have Mothers
 that smile readily.
Some of us have Mothers 
that never find much to smile about.

Some of us have Mothers that~
whatever we do~ 
it is more than they hoped for.
Some of us have Mothers 
no matter WHAT we do-
it is never enough.

Some of us have Mothers 
that had a charmed childhood.
Some of us have Mothers 
that were raised in pain & shame.

Some of us have Mothers 
that need us & 
want us in their lives.
Some of us have Mothers 
that are needy
 and we seldom see them.

Some of us have Mothers 
that complete our lives.
Some of us have Mothers that
leave us aching, wanting and empty.

Some of us have Mothers 
that stand
on this side of the Great Beyond.
Some of us have Mothers 
that have passed
 over this earthly barrier.

Some of us will emulate our Mother.
Some of us will vow to never be
anything like our Mother.

Some of us are happy and fulfilled,
no matter what kind of Mother we had.
Some of us will never be happy
even if we were nurtured 
by an amazing Mother.

Today I am blessed to be a Mother.
My daughters are blessed 
to be Mothers, too.
Today I vow that I will be
the best mother (and grandmother) 
I can be.

Today I vow that I will love
as deeply as I can 
those that share my life.

Today I know that I am blessed indeed~
Today I hope that you find blessings
in your own life-
and love your Mother-
even if it is just because she gave you life.

~Happy Mother's Day from Me to You~

I just spent the weekend with my sweet
Mindy and her family and will be driving
home today.  
I will catch up with all of you tonight.
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Friday, May 12, 2017


You've heard of
Laser Tag?
That is much too
tame for
this family~

Okay-It's your turn,
On Your Mark..
Get Set..
Good Housekeeping ad-Nintendo
To the advertiser: If you would like your graphic removed please notify me.

Thanks to all of you that read
these silly things and comment-
a special thanks to you that
tell me I am warped!

is now visiting her daughter
so I will be scarce here for
a day or two.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017


First of all,
thank you all so much for 
humoring me and playing along
with this little
The results are in and tallied.
I will show each table and list the people
below that chose that table.
I was asked to remove
one of the tables 
(weirdly enough-even though it was sourced out)

I moved anyone that had picked that 
table to another table...
LOL- sorry 'bout that -
hope you like your tablemates!

Here we go:
Table #1
Flower Boxes On A Plank Table

This turned out to be a large wedding:
Here are the guests:
Tina, Cheryl, Cindy, Patty, Nancy, Kim,
LV, Patti, Ellen, Lisa, Connie, Fran, Julie,
Richella, Amy, Sugar, Nonnie, Cecilia,
Bonnie, Ellen, Mary, Debbie Ray, Billie Jo,
Lorrie, Kris, Karen, Katie M,
 ADAM (yeah- a guy),
and two surprise guests with the same name-
Anonymous & Anonymous
and LIZ-(I forgot to add her name--duh)!


This was a smaller, more intimate wedding.
Your table mates are:
Jettie, Karen, Sandy, Patty, Diane, 

Table #3
Ashes Of Roses 

This was also a small, intimate wedding
and attending are:
Linda, Denise, Ann,Renee & Donna W.

Table #4
Flowers With Floral Cloth
This is a table of sweet ladies I know and love:
Neadeen, Marydon, Rose, Nancy & Cathy
and KAY G (some idiot I forgot her)

Next up:#5
Hydrangea-A Wedding At Home
You will be seated with one of the only other men
that played along:
imageRon Carrier is sitting with Jenn, Susie, Arlene, Karen, Celeste, Beemie, & Krishna
Poor Ron!  I know a couple of those gals
and I KNOW that at least one of them 
Susie will act up.
Ron won't mind because he loves
and after a few drinks he will put
spike someone's Susie's ginger ale.

caused a big stir!
Y'all love those lanterns and a lot of
you crashed this wedding whether you were
invited or not.
Rose Lanterns
Well, shove over and make room for:
Debbie H, Donna, Sheri, Vee, 
Mildred, Sandie, Linda,
Nancy, Judy,  Kathy, Katie, 
Robbin, Louise, Josephine,
Martha Ellen, Karen Ann, 
Debra, Debbie, Sissie & AnnMarie.

And last, but not least-
White On White Intent
I will say this is the one that was the 
With all the interest in 
White and Cream 
I thought this grand reception would be
flooded with guests.
I guess I was wrong--
but a few of you 
picked this very beautiful venue:
Kathy S, Diane & Susan
You all can have two entrees!!!

Thanks again for playing along-
It is so much fun to see 
who thinks along the same lines
and loves the same things.

I love, too, that there are a couple of guys 
that weigh in-
that adds to the fun.

IF I missed anyone's name that voted
for a table please forgive me and
you can leave me a nasty note
in the comments.

I will be driving to my daughter's house
to stay for a few days---and---
I will try to check in from there.
If I don't get a chance to do that,
 I will be home
late Sunday/Mother's Day.

Have a wonderful rest of the week.
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Friday, May 5, 2017

TICK TOCK-WATCH THE CLOCK! Funny on Friday- AdNonsense

(My own take on old ads)

Marsha Muscella
Clark Clockson.

They had been together
for almost 2 years
and he still found
it important
to spend Friday
nights downtown
with his
Pink Squirrels
Bubba Dollar's Bar & Grille.

Marsha had warned him
that the next time
he stayed out past
midnight she was
going to clean
his clock for him.

Finally, somewhere
just before 4AM,
she heard his key in
the lock..and heard
him shssshing and
giggling with whomever
he had brought home

She thought it fitting
to greet him at the door
with a sweet
little game of

You are going to have
a face that would
stop a clock when
Marsha is through
with you.
To the advertiser~please notify me if you would like your image removed.

Thanks to all of you 
that have pointed that out to me!!!

Happy Friday!
Hope you got your smile on here!
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017


First of all,
I want to thank ALL of you
that left me comments and opinions
on opening my
Etsy Shop.

I had it all planned out-
header made, items listed, etc. 
Isn't this a cute banner?
I have had it on hold for over a year
as MyHero's health wavered.
Every time I would get ready to 
something would happen;
there would be a setback.

So, I thought that might be God's way
of saying,
"Don't do it!"
However, being the stubborn person
I am-and the eternal optimist-
I thought maybe I 

So, I turned to my good friends,
and blogging buddies, to get 

Many of you left comments on my blog
and I so appreciate that you did that.
Several of you emailed me directly
to tell me your stories and experiences.
After reading all the comments,
and taking everything to heart,
I came to the decision that this is 
for me.

I had over 100 listings and have been 
paying the fees for over a year,
but yesterday,
I pulled the plug and closed the shop
before it ever opened.  

I have decided to donate all the 
'household goods' 
to a charitable organization here
that does not sell anything.
They use it to help young and/or single mothers
get on their feet and 
furnish an apartment to help them
 succeed in life.

Some things I will take to an antique dealer
and some of the things--
that don't fall into either category above--
maybe-just maybe-
I will offer on my blog

So- there you have it-
Thank you all for your opinions and input.

Thanks especially to 
and to my friend, Donna, that no longer blogs.
They were both so helpful in the past 
as I was struggling with setup and help with 
learning the Etsy ropes.
I really appreciate the help they gave me.

Good luck to all of you that have
Etsy shops.
Maybe this will help someone else 
make the decision
that Etsy isn't for them after they read
all the comments I got on my blog (here)
or give them the courage to close a 
shop that is causing them stress.
On the other hand,
it may encourage someone to move forward
and open a shop of their own.

At least now I can start packing things up
knowing I don't have to 
I can clean out the bins and boxes of STUFF
and maybe I will find some 
of the things I do not need.

Maybe I will get my butt out in the
YARD and do a little SPRUCE UP.
Or maybe I can encourage 
MyHero to get off his butt
and do a little clean up.
Remember this?
Yeah--he's skinnier now so it
should be even easier for him...
Right?  Right!

Heck, I might even deep clean the house...
maybe not........

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