And I thank You, God for ….

Happy Thanksgiving to every one of my readers, to all the friends I have made in this marvelous virtual world. I began this blog December of 2012 and, impossibly, we are coming up on the second anniversary. At this moment, there are 530 followers who want to know when I have written something. I thank […]

Brainiac Fund ~ A Salute to Some Friends of Mine

Yesterday (by time of this posting), I wrote a post that was way too long (1,800 words or so) and along the way, I mentioned the potential of the Brainiac Fund. I’d like to highlight a few in that brain pool: With great joy, I read yesterday that Bill Hamilton of Dealing With COPD announced […]

The Act of Forgiveness Does Not Equal Forgetting

My friend, Bill Hamilton, has a weekly post he does and each week, as part of his post, he chooses a word of the week to discuss. In this post, Bill tackled “forgiveness.” How important it was and how difficult it can be to forgive. A wonderful part of Bill’s blog is the interaction between […]

BFFs are better than one BFF

Once again, the DP has challenged us re the topic of best friends.    Back in March, a similar question was posed and my answer seems to still hold true ~ grin.  Warning! You may have already read this one. Grin. Easy peasy:   The DP has challenged us to describe our best friend, how we […]

Celebrating Flag Day (June 14) and Father’s Day (June 15)

This is an important weekend for traditionalists. Tomorrow, June 14, is the United States Flag Day. I’ve only missed it once and that was last year. Tomorrow I’ll be out and about by 9:00 a.m. (the reality is I say that, so I’ll leave by 9:15 a.m.). Our little town, Federal Way, Washington always celebrates […]

Reiman’s Harley-Davidson – A Class Act

A friend of mine named Lea found this and posted it on her FaceBook with this message: “REIMAN’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON 623 North Main Street, Kewanee, IL 61443 (888) 713-8407- a real business worth supporting and I found their website: http://www.reimanshd.com/index.htm ” Read the whole thing…. Thank you, C. Dennis Packee of Reiman’s Harley-Davidson – well done! […]

TAPS ~ God Bless and Keep You, Fallen One

Throughout today, TAPS will play across cemeteries in honored memory of our fallen husbands, fathers, sons, daughters, mothers, aunts and uncles, grandfathers, great-grandfathers – calling back through time to the United States Civil War. It is played every night on United States military bases signaling end of day. I am incapable of sitting during the […]

Memorial Day: Memories and a heartfelt Thank You to all Servicemen and women

I will never forget the comment an Israeli made to me about our Memorial Day. “In Israel, on the day we honor our dead, at a certain time, everything and everyone comes to a stop. All traffic just stops and people bow their head in memory of their dead. Here you have three day sales.” […]

Sound the trumpets!

Rara Update: So, I had this vision, which was visualizing Rara receiving mail while awaiting her hearing on May 23. I’ve been advised not to send anything except a letter – handwritten, typed, colored with crayons, whatever, but no enclosures of anything except a letter. So, I was visualizing mine reaching Rara, and suddenly, superimposed […]