I mean, who can resist a bonus? Actually, this prompt arrived just in time to help me avoid a bonus. As of 8:00 AM, Friday, November 28, 2014, Amazon had sent me no fewer than 10 emails telling me about Black Friday sales, sales where I was sure to save a few cents off the... Continue Reading →
One of the things that participating in a Photo365 challenges showed me is how much beauty is around me and what little effort is required to see it. With the exception of a few business trips and a couple of personal visits, my pictures are from my normal routine. The vast majority of my Photo365... Continue Reading →
Over the course of the past 16 months, my daughter and I attempted a Photo365 project to commemorate her 30th year and my 60th. Unfortunately, many of her photos were lost when her iPhone took an unexpected bath. I did manage to finish my side of the equation, although I had to dig for 10... Continue Reading →
I know that a lot of you already follow Amy. Normally, she is sharing beautiful photographs and equally beautiful words. These past few days, she has been sharing photos from her home near Buffalo, NY where they have been hit with the worst snow storm in the area’s history. The pictures are stunning, but there’s a slight fee – Amy is asking for kind thoughts and prayers for the people affected by this unprecedented storm. I know that she has mine.
This is my third and final post of the day. The snow has finally stopped coming down, to which I think now the total snow fall in Lancaster, NY is a whopping 90″. You know, I write these numbers and it just is not going into my head, that we really have this much snow on the ground, falling in a matter of 3 days. Now that I have seen what I have, I can honestly say nothing is impossible!
I do not know where this storm is going. The “experts” say that the winds will pick up tomorrow, making visibility near zero. They also said we were in for an additional 2-3 feet of snow, which turned out to be only a few inches. I don’t think anyone knows quite what to expect. The last I heard, the officials want this area declared a National Disaster Area, and I…
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Speed limits – Good but we should build in some slack for people driving convertibles and people listening to country music. Credit limits – Good but consideration needs to be given to people who have recently broken up with a girl/boyfriend and need some self-indulgent shopping. Coverage limits – Good for insurance companies. Term limits... Continue Reading →
Sixty had been coming for a long time, but along the way it went through a few transitions. Growing up in the '60s, the thought of being sixty seemed impossible. We were convinced that if our parents didn't blow the world up, they would surely poison us. I guess our generation lost that hotshot save-the-planet... Continue Reading →
Before leaving on our road trip to Pittsburgh, I had to buy a new GPS. I’ve had a GPS since they just barely became affordable, so this is the third incarnation of Greta. I named her Greta after Greta Garbo. I admit that the name play is a stretch; my GPS is a Garmin and,... Continue Reading →
I’ve already passed this onto a few people so I thought I might as well just reblog it. I know that Sammy and I have a lot of overlap in our readers, but I really enjoyed this post and it’s a timely read.
Today, November 10, 2014 we celebrate the United States Marine Corps’ 239th birthday.
Tomorrow is Veterans’ Day when the United States honors all who have served in the US Armed Forces.
Below is a photo of my grandmother who bore twelve children, eleven of whom lived to adulthood and some of whom she watched with her steadfast fortitude and optimism as they left town on their way to distant battlefields.
During World War II, four sons enlisted in the Marines and were deployed to the Pacific Islands while one daughter enlisted and was stationed as a Marine recruiter in Chicago. Grandma also had two sons-in-law deployed in the Marines and Air Force, and a younger son who later joined the Marines.
During her sons’ deployments, Grandma – along with so many other women on the…
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Once again, I am trying my hand head at the Stream of Consciousness Saturday challenge. The title is this week’s prompt. Kind of random, but as you can see in the tag line, I like random. I decided to just think about all of these. Bat – Bats have been in the news in recent... Continue Reading →