27 July 2009

As Seen Through My Sons Eye's

All these are taken in my backyard. My son is the photographer, using my camera. I think he did an awesome job. He was playing around with the light and shutter speeds and seeing which turned out the best shots.

We have critters that visit at night, and with the lighting on the fence, he got an interesting shot of the possum that visits.

My flowers are blooming and the weather has been really nice, so we are enjoying the backyard.

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24 July 2009

So Sad


A story that Cindy, from "My Romantic Home" brought to our attention.

The Photographers Blog Here. I know we all could relate to the loss of a loved one.

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23 July 2009

Bring Back The Good Ole Days

Here's to US!!!!

No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us,



To Those of Us Born

1930 - 1979

At the end of this email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno.. If you don't read anything else, please

read what he said.

Very well stated, Mr. Leno.


1930's, 40's, 50's,

60's and 70's!!

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered

with bright colored lead-base paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes,

we had baseball caps

not helmets on our heads.

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.

Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And, we weren't overweight.. WHY?

Because we were always outside playing...that's why!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on..

No one was able to reach us all day. And, we were OKAY.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps

and then ride them down the hill,

only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem

We did not have Play stations, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's,

no surround-sound or CD's,

no cell phones,

no personal computers,

no Internet and no chat rooms.

WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping pong paddles, or just a bare hand and no one would call child services to report abuse.

We ate worms and mud pies

made from dirt, and

the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not poke out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team.

Those who didn't had to learn

to deal with disappointment.

Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

These generations have produced some of the best

risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever.

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

If YOU are one of them, CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.

While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?


The quote of the month is by

Jay Leno:

'With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?'

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20 July 2009

Audrey Hepburn Day At The Movies

It's Audrey Hepburn Day here. I'll be watching her movies today.

The line up is Breakfast At Tiffany's, Roman Holiday, and Sabrina.

What's your favorite Audrey Hepburn film ?

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15 July 2009

What's Up ??

Yes, I have been missing in action. Nothing much going on here. Haven't been on any great adventures lately, mostly laying low. The weather has been beautiful, but I haven't been in the mood to get out. I guess I am in a funk...

These pictures were taken by my son, he likes my new camera and likes taking pictures in the abstract.

I hope to be back in action soon.....

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09 July 2009

Skating Babies - Evian

How cute is this........

You'll have to turn down my music at the bottom of the blog to hear this.

06 July 2009

Old Farmhouses

Old farmhouses bring back fond memories. My Grand parents had a farm in Missouri, that we would trek back to almost every year of our childhood. They had a house without running water, and an outhouse for you know what. It was primitive but it was a lot of fun. Along with the house were a lot of animals, from horses, to cows, chickens, pigs, rabbits etc. We got to see nature and how nature was killed to be eaten. It was an education at it's best. Most children these days have no idea what a farm looks like or how to live on one.

I love driving through country roads, to look at the old house either occupied or abandoned.

Hope you all had a safe but fun 4th....

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03 July 2009

Happy Independence Day To All !

Here is to our ongoing independence. I hope all of you have a Happy 4th, and be careful with the Firecrackers.

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02 July 2009

Mother Of Pearl Passion

Mother of pearl is so beautiful, and this is another passion for me, religious things. I have them all over the house. Some might think I am over religious, but not so, I just love the uniqueness of it. From crosses to cherubs, to holy water fountains you can find these here in my home. So, I am always on the look out for it. I paid $4.99 for this at my favorite thrift shop, and I just love how pretty it is. It's small but powerful.

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