Never Let Them Be Forgotten ~

"from the mountains . . . to the ocean, white with foam"
"God bless America, my home sweet home"
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill,
that we shall pay any price, bear any burden,
meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe
to assure the survival and the success of liberty."
~ John F. Kennedy

"The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem."

~ Rev. Aaron Kilbourn

memorial day Pictures, Images and Photos

"Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13, 14"The story of America's quest for freedom
is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots."
~ Randy Vader

Backgrounds, Schmackgrounds

I love this background! But it makes reading hard! And as much as I love to change the background on my blog, you can bet this one won't be here long. In fact, I've already got in mind one that I've used before. And loved. So enjoy, or not, this one while you can. It's life here is severely limited. Bahaha Have a beautiful Wednesday!!! I intend to ~

LA Law's Memorable Moment #81

I had read of this scene but never saw it. Good 'ole YouTube! Just having a normal conversation and ~ well, you watch it.

Makes you think twice now about making sure there IS a floor for you to put your foot on next time an elevator opens for you. How many times do we just board as we're looking at someone else? Or getting something from a purse. Nope, not any more. This female will be watching the floor. I ga-run-tee you I will. Yep, yep, yep. I know it's wrong, but I laughed out loud. Did you?

Pray for America

"Freedom is always only one generation away from extinction"
~ Ronald Reagan
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United States: Born 1776, Died 2008

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning last November's Presidential election:

Number of States won by: Obama: 19 - McCain: 29
Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 - McCain: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million - McCain: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 - McCain: 2.1
Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country. Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..."
Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty-million criminal invaders called illegals - and they vote - then we can say good-bye to the USA in fewer than five years.
I, personally, am heartsick with the lack of respect our own President has shown for this nation, as well as the disrespectful way in which our Congress chooses to conduct themselves and to show such disrespect for the office they presently hold. Apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom. Christians need to be in heartfelt prayer for the future of America.

Faith, Family & Family

A week of family and fun began Mother's Day,
lunch with our daughter, Jenny's, family.
Three generations. Delicious meal.
A deep sense of thankfulness that our Alabama babies
are being raised in the love and Word of our Lord.
What more could a mother ask for?
(Note~Miss Elle loves hair, and tried her best
to get to Ian's head during the photo shoot!)
A few days later found us in Mississippi,
visiting our daughters there!
Our sweet 'laina had a Dance Recital and it was precious!
Need I say who we felt was the best?!
Her parents are also raising her and Austin
to love the King and obey His Word.
John and I feel so blessed. So thankful. We stayed with Leslie, who after the recital, took us to eat
at a great Chinese buffet place ~ in fact,
I don't think we've ever eaten at the same place twice!
I love staying in Leslie's home. It's homey. Loved.
We had to leave Friday, so it was a visit that was too short.
But we have plans to go back. Soon.
Gotta love this face. He wanted to come home with us.
To see Ian and Noah. Sure wish we all lived closer.
We ended the week keeping Jenny's three babies
overnight and part of Saturday while she and Brandon
left for a brief retreat. It was fun. I always love
the looks of happiness when our grandbabies see their parents. Our family has such beautiful faith, a strong abiding love
for each other and for our Saviour. The food when we're all together
just puts the icing on an already great cake.

Dented Cans, Oh My!

See anything wrong in the can shown above?! The side to your left is lower than the right hand side, which means you do NOT want to put a can like this in your grocery buggy! Let me share with you what I learned tonight from a great magazine, ShopSmart I love this magazine! And it has no advertising in it! No ads!! Can you believe that?!
Okay, so I've heard all my life not to ever ever ever never buy a food can that is dented. Leave them alone. The health department will come and laugh at you when you get sick from eating food out of a dented can! You will get no medical attention. Alright, so all I was told was that you stood a higher than average chance of getting food poison from dented cans ~ so I just never bought any. Tonight, I learned more about this! Here's what you need to remember.
If you've just dropped it and dented it a bit, go ahead and eat it. You'll live. And you'll be healthy. But if you buy a dented or damaged can off the grocery shelf ~ and yes, they are marked down most likely ~ the chances are higher that they contain a dangerous bacteria called Clostridium botulinum (and I copied those two big words from the article hardyhaha!). The organism is rare, but the toxin can be deadly and why take the chance?! And get this!
It's possible for the can to look normal in the store and develop a bulge once you get it home and it's sat in the pantry. Don't open it! ShopSmart says don't even touch it without using disposable gloves and to get rid of it by placing the unopened can in a sealable bag, wrap it in yet another plastic bag that is tied tight, taped, and placed in a trash bin. They said to NOT put the food in the sink, garbage disposal, or toilet! And of course, wash your hands with soap and hot water afterwards. Yuck!!!! Makes you wonder what DOES go down the toilets and garbage disposables that eventually may end up in our water treatment plants that cannot be gotten rid of!!!
Now, aren't you glad you read this? Are you on your way to check the cans on your shelves? If you live in central Alabama, especially in MY town, don't chunk your junk down your sink or toilet! I don't want to drink it!!!! Go get this month's ShopSmart, look on page 12. See for yourself! And have a great weekend!!

~ from The Letter Writer ~

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