Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Will You Remember Me

Rosanne Cash, born May 24, 1955, in Memphis, Tennessee, she has three younger sisters. Her father is the famous country singer Johnny Cash. Rosanne wrote this song for her step-mom June Carter Cash (Johnny Cash's second wife), it is titled "Will You Remember Me".

Will you remember me, like the circle of stones,
On the ancient hills where you walk alone?
Where the wind can speak my secret name,
Like the air you breathe, will you remember me.
Will you remember me as your airplane flies?
Over foreign seas and breaking skies-
Like a perfect child you can't bear to leave,
In your last long days, will you remember me?
Will you remember me on the edge of life,
Where time runs slow; where song can fly
In these shuttered rooms, where we say goodbye,
When the soul is free, will you remember me?
When there's no need to breathe, will you remember me?

Rosanne wrote this song after June and Johnny passed away. June died May, 2003 and Johnny passed away same year on Sept., 2003. Both their family's are still involved in music. I might note that June and Johnny's home burned to the ground in 2007. They lived in it for 35 years and sill lived in it when they passed away and they wrote most of their music from there.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Cozy Kitchen Quotes

I received my 2012 calender today from "Vet's First", a United Spinal Association and would like to post it now instead of waiting until 2012.

January==Eat, Drink and be Merry...for tomorrow we surly Diet!
February==Forget Love..Wouldn't you rather fall in Chocolate?
March==Never Underestimate the Power of a Cozy warm Cup of Tea!
April==Happiness is Home Brewed!
May==A Happy Cook makes Thyme Fly!
June==Happiness is like jam...You can't Spread even a Little, without getting Some on Yourself!
July==When life gives you Lemons, Make Lemon Ade!
August==Housework never killed anyone, but why take a Chance?
September==This is an Equal Opportunity Kitchen.
October==Kitchen Help needed, Apply here!
November==Keep in mind...Stressed is Desserts spelled Backwards.
December==Holiday Tea-Cranberry, Cinnamon apple, and etc

Hope you enjoyed these. Hope your summer is going great, but alas, fall is upon us. I love all the seasons, my favorite is fall, so much going on.
Spring==rebirth of all nature, and the last of snowstorms and Memorial Day.
Summer==lazy days, sunburns, picnics and swimming and the Fourth of July.
Autumn (Fall)==falling leaves, crisp nights, harvest time, school and Thanksgiving.
Winter==falling snow, sledding, hayrides, cool crisp mornings, Jack Frost and Christmas.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

One Fine Morning

I was telling a blogging friend of mine today, that I should post about an experience I had many years ago, while metal detecting, it was very scary.

One morning I went to Lake Michigan to do some metal detecting, it was around eight thirty in the morning. As I approached the lake I noticed the water had drawn out a ways in one section of the lake. I was astonished and looked up and down the shore and noticed it was just in this one spot, the lake had receded out about 15 feet.

When I recovered I decided to go out there and check it out, this part of the lake was always covered with water and I thought I might find something valuable. I did strike on something, as I bent down to retrieve it, I heard something and looked out toward the lake, the water had started rushing in real fast and I started running toward shore as fast as I could, but did not make it, the water caught up with me. The water was up to my waist before I reached shore.

It is a good thing I did not fall in the water, because the box that holds the batteries of my metal detector is not water proof. The thing that I found was an old charm bracelet not worth a penny and wasn't even engraved.

I found out that there was an earthquake up in the northern part of Lake Michigan. No one had seen this happen here, I was the only one on the beach at the time. I went home, all shook up. Do you have a scary story?

Monday, August 22, 2011

One Life At A TIme

This is a fictional story, it will carry the full reason why we never know if this will happen to us next. Too many TV reports and also in newspapers and magazine, I am sadden of these shootings. Sometimes a story will makes us realize the lives that are touched by senseless acts of violence, and a lot of times these shooters don't even know the people they shoot..

Josh and Susan had met in college and were now among the working class. Josh loved computers and was glad he was hired, just today, by a large legal firm. Susan has worked for two months for an accounting firm. So they chose this Sunday to go out and about, just because life seemed worth living. They now could look forward to a future together and children, which they both loved.

It was getting late into the evening and they had just come from their favorite movie. Josh walked Susan home and they kissed briefly on her door steps, she turned and waved goodbye.

Susan had just shut the door and she heard gunshots, she rushed back outside and saw Josh lying on the sidewalk. She ran over to him, he was lying on his back, with two bullet wounds in his shirt. The blood was already running out on the pavement, the bullets probably hit a major artery. The neighbor had already called 911, because he was sitting on his door steps and was fortunate that the shooter had not seen him but sad for the man that was shot , because Josh was dead, and Susan was hysterical.

This is a scene that is repeated all over the country and most of the time the shooter gets a way with it. But, Josh' s shooter was caught, thanks to the neighbors discription. Here are two young lives shattered by one senseless act of violence. Susan will grieve for Josh and her one true love. Yes, people go on and try to put their lives back together but things will never be the same. This kind of grief seems to rip your heart out and the pain never goes away.

I had read about another shooting and thought I would comment on it. This has not happened to anyone I know and I hope it has never happened to anyone you know. I also know we should have our gun laws changed but most people have guns to protect their property and their lives.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Mighty Sequoia

Giant Sequoias are the most massive trees on earth. Many of these cinnamon colored giants stand almost as tall as the Statue of Liberty and date back 3,500 years, making them among the largest and oldest trees on Earth.

Only a small portion of the original range of Giant Sequoia groves remain, with over half lying within the boundaries of the Giant Sequoia National Monument, which managed by the U.S. Foewst Service.

The Department of Agriculture and U.S. Forest Service are considering several plans that will allow logging within this ecologically landmark...a move that will threaten the survival of the Giant Sequoia ecosystem. It is essential for the Secretary of Agriculture to reserve plans to log this area, and to take steps to protect this precious place.

If the lumber industry is allowed to log in this area, bulldozers and other heavy logging equipment will be allowed to plow through the Monument's fragile habitats,

Old growth forests in the Sierra Nevada have already been reduced by 60-85% as a result of logging on National Forest and provate timberlands, The protected lands of the Giant Sequoia Monument provide a critical sanctuary for unique wildlife of the forest.

Citizens in the United States overwhelmingly support conserving and protecting our land, air and water for our children and grand-children. Our time to push forward is now. We must push the Department of Agriculture and the Forest Service to withdraw their plans to allow logging, and to come out with a new plan which will manage the Monument like the adjacent Sequoia National Park.

But only with an active citizenry can the Sierra Club stop the logging industry from destructive actions that will forever damage America's forest and natural treasures like the Giant Sequoia Vational Monument.

Friday, August 12, 2011

God Bless America Again

God bless America again;==Bobby Bear/Boice Hawkins.

God bless America again, you see all the troubles that she's in, wash her pretty face, dry her eyes and then God bless America again.
God, I sure to wish you bless America again, you know like you did way back when it all began.
You blessed her then but we just sorta, kinda took it for granted and never did ask again.
So just hold her hand God that's all and if she should stumble please God don't let her fall, God bless America again.
You know I don't understand everything I'm reading here, about what's wrong with America. But, when you don't have a lotta book learnin I guess there's a lotta things you don't understand. But, let me say this God, she's like a mother to me, and all I am and ever hope to be, I owe to you and to her.
So, wash her face and dry her eyes and then God bless America again.

This was sung years ago on the Grand Ole Oprah by Loretta Lynn and Bobby Bear.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Great Adventure

This started out to be one of those muggy, rainy Saturdays but turned out to be a scary adventure, that ended on a happy note.

Sarah had tied out her new puppy (Jackson) to do his business and because it was raining he wanted right back in. She let him in but did not shut the door all the way. Jackson was put in the bedroom, because the Ferrets were running in the house.

Ron (Sarah s dad) said he felt fresh air in the kitchen and realized he had shut all the windows because it was raining. He quickly went to the entrance porch and discovered the door to the outside open. He panicked when they looked for the Ferrets and did not find them.

The hunt for them outside began. Sarah started to call Gibson and saw him peek his head out from under the back steps, he scares easy and sought the saftey of the steps. One found, but where was Logan, our adventurous one.

Sarah went down the road looking and Ron choose to look around our house and the neighbors next door. Ron did not find him in our yard but feared he might of went down the back bank into the woods. Ron went next door and around his back yard, he noticed our neighbors basement door open a little. He went in and turned on the light and low and behold Logan was right down by his shoes. Remember Logan did not like the rain and probably was trying to find a way out of it.

We thank the good Lord for their safe return. But what were our chances of finding them both or just one, whew. They are now back safe in their cage and ready for a good nap.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"Life In A Nut Shell"

When we were young , things seem so carefree and day's went on forever. We played all day and when night came we were bathed, a story was told (we never had story books). this was the good made up ones. Later when we learned to read in school, we could buy a few comic books. Comic books was a big thing as we approached the age of ten years old (1943). The thing was, we would buy a couple comics and then went around the neighborhood and traded. So by the time we had traded several times we read at least ten comic books and had only bought two and ended up with two different ones, what a life, we thought. Did we ever think these were precious years, never to be again? No, and why should we, you don't worry about the world, we only worried about what we were getting for our birthday or Christmas.

The teen years, between 13 and 19 years, did seem to fly by. We were so engrossed in school, make up, boys and the change that our bodies were going through. We made many new friends through those years and lost some. In these days "Rock & Roll", came into its own and the dances to this music was heavenly. Some teens were fortunate to attend the "icons" of this musics concerts. Even today these legends are still revered by us old folks. School days, I think, are not the same and why should they be, life is so different for kids now a days.

As we graduated from high school, life changed once more for us. Some entered the work force, went to college, joined the arm forces and even got married and had children. Life was never the same but for the most part was not that bad. We lived, we died and the rest of us past into old age.

I just felt like rambling on and I am going to blame this darn heat for it. Hope your summer is going great, be careful in this heat, don't over exert yourself.