Monday, July 31, 2006

It's a wedding!!

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Long ago, lets say, 53 years ago today two twenty-one year olds left their parent's homes in the early evening and went to a local minister's home.  They stood there and promised to stick it out, through thick and thin, sickness and health.  Even through all the arguments people encounter when they live with each other.  And now, 53 years later, they are still together.  It's not small feat.  Many folks these days can't get to the third year of marriage much less the other fifty.  I am sure glad this couple did because I was born seven years after they said their vows. Yes, these are my parents!!  Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!! 

Saturday, July 29, 2006

The Question Wmn Strikes Again

Due to my life experiences, I consider myself a survivor. I have dealt with all types of adversities, hurdles, etc.  Yes, I know everyone experiences these things, but some more than others.

I think there are several catagories for people and yes, they can overlap.  There are the survivors (people that have had a lot of real life issues they have no control over), life-livers (who go through life with very few real problems), exsistors (people who sit back and never take any chances), and life-suckers (people who drain others to whatever limits they are allowed.)

As I said before, I consider myself a survivor, but am now in the process of being a life-liver. 

Question of the day:  What catagories do you fall into?

Journal Entry Idea provided by Ray, the dog. Thanks Ray!!

Friday, July 28, 2006

The Last Friday Night

It's the last Friday night of summer vacation.  The countdown is on.                Teacher 


BUT.... on the upswing of that.... Three weeks from today I am flying up to Pittsburgh to see the first off-season game of the Steelers...  45 yard line and Level 1....  Yeah, I'm excited....    Wave 

Monday, July 24, 2006

Sleepless in Bama

Yep, you got it... Not sleeping.  Not a good thing.  Not gonna be purty tomorrow.  Yes, I yawn, crave sleep, and lay there.  Turn on the tv and put it on sleep-timer (the thing that almost guarantees sleep... thank goodness for the word 'almost') and nothing....  Pillow 

Since I'm here....  today was a wonderful day!  Yesterday it stormed most of the day and the temps went from 105 in the shade to 80ish both Saturday and Sunday!  I got out today and drove with the windows down... what a feeling!!  Makes me wish I had a motorcycle....  Harley Woman 

Yesterday during the storms, I watched a show on the Biography channel (yes, one of my favorites) about psych investigators.  On the show when a murder case goes 'cold' and one of the cops calls in someone with powers to 'read' the scene....   It seems so real and i guess they can turn the story to make it seem so real....  But you know, every time I watch something like that I have to think that if it were so real, why wouldn't every police force have one?  And why don't they have one come out for Jon Bennett or Nicole Simpson?     There is nothing I would like any better to communicate with a few people on 'the other side' myself...  Gossip 

So, the question for this entry (you knew there would be one, didn't you?? LOL)... is:  What is your opinion?  Are there people that can really communicate with people that have  passed?       Chatty 2    

Until next time....    

Monday, July 17, 2006

What If......?

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

I'm watching the Discovery Channel and the segment is the one with the never ending question, "Who killed JFK?"... Gosh, I've spent most of my life hearing this question.  But, I have a different question.  WHAT IF he  had only been wounded, never killed?  For me, this only brings questions that will never be answered. 

How would the world be different? or would it be different? 

What would have been the lineage of Presidents?

Would Nixon have become president?  If not, then probably, no Watergate.

Reagan, Bush?  And of course, this Bush....

Of course, there is the whole Viet Nam war... Would it have lasted longer?  Or would Kennedy have nipped it in the bud before it went on as full force as it did?

We will never know the answers to this questions, but you have to admit, would have put a different spin on it all...  All of our lives would be different in some way...

What do you think would have happened?

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Vacation

I've been a little out of pocket last few days, so I thought I'd let you know what's been happening!   You'll never believe how exciting it's all been! 

   My friend Dog flew over to PA, picked up MA, Patrick and Moon, then flew down to Atlanta and  got Susan, sis/hubby and flew over here, got me, Marion, Doyle, Bobby, Sus/Rick, and several other friends and family members. We flew west and made a couple of stops there, one in NV to get Surfer and one in CA to pick up Chuck and a few others.  There were others, but the crowd grew to such numbers, I can't remember everyone that was there (forgive me if I didn't mention your names... it's really all a blurrrr at this point!! I'll post pictures as soon as I can download them!).  All I know is the 747 was packed to the max!  We all flew out of LA and then onto Hawaii! 

      There, we found a remote island waiting just for us, that had a five-star hotel with all the luxuries and amendities  we could ever want!  Since this trip was sponsored by an unknown source who sent word we could indulge ourselves in whatever we wanted, WE DID!!  The spa, resturants with the most wonderful chefs in the world, the white sand edging the bluest water I've ever seen, the fishing trips out in the ocean for deep sea fishing, everything you could ever want!!  We had a laui one night with dancers and tasty food were the talk of the next morning!  We all tried to sleep as little as possible in order to enjoy everything available! 

   After 4 wonderful days of splurging, we were reluctent, but loaded up on the jet for our return trip home... all tan and tired....  We reversed our trip over and I just got home about two hours ago!   Working on very little sleep, I am now going to shower and head for a nap... I'll post the pictures later tonight or tomorrow!!  Thanks for a great trip, Guys!!  Luv you all!


  Now....  I have a bridge out on highway 67 that is for sell.....

Saturday, July 1, 2006

What Rights Would You Fight For?

I have been looking through a catalog from Sgt. Grit Marine Specialties ( catalog this morning.  Included in the usual paraphernalia is a section with bumper stickers. There are the usual Marines are better type of sayings, but there was one that caught my eye.  It says, "You only have the rights you are willing to fight for."  It stopped me right there.  I began to ask myself which rights am I willing to fight for?  If  you are like me, you take all of the rights our country has put into commission for granted.  I enjoy being able to do, say, go, observe whatever I wish within my own limits and desires for the most part. Yes, I would fight to keep these rights if put to the test!  Are you willing to fight for what you already have?  What rights would you fight for?

The Declaration of Independence Art Print

Semper Fi