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Saturday, August 27, 2016



A little boy was waiting for his mother to come out of the grocery store. As he waited, he was approached by a man who asked, "Son, can you tell me where the Post Office is?"

The little boy replied, "Sure! Just go straight down this street a couple blocks and turn to your right."

The man thanked the boy kindly and said, "I'm the new pastor in town. I'd like for you to come to church on Sunday. I'll show you how to get to Heaven."

The little boy replied with a chuckle. "Awww, come on...You don't even know the way to the Post Office."


John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by me.

Monday, August 22, 2016

A friendly reminder

Life is like a bicycle, You don't fall off unless you stop peddling.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

New book

I posted about our friend Bob White restoring the Tom Mix Cord here but now he has written a book about it. It is fantastic!!

Monday, August 15, 2016


Two brothers age 4 and 6 decided one evening that they were old enough now to swear, the older one said he was going to say “hell” and the younger one said he was going to say “Damn”. They next morning they went down for breakfast and Mother cheerfully asked the 6 year old what kind of cereal he would like for breakfast and he replied “Oh, what the hell, I think I’ll have cheerios”. Mom yanked him out of his chair and up the stairs and gave him a good scolding. She came back down and asked his brother and what would you like for breakfast? He replied “It’s for Damn sure not going to be cheerios!”

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Who is the most powerful?

Power-lifting is a competitive and inclusive sport for both man and women, young and old. The main rule in this sport is to lift as much weight as you can.
But humans are not the best in the world. Other creatures of the world can handle lifting great weights too. Here is the count down from 9....

9- The grizzly bear can lift 1200lb, meaning 0.8 its body weight;

8- The ox: can pull and carry 2000lb, approximately 1.5 times its body weight;

7- The elephant: can carry 20,000lb, 1.7 times its body weight;

6- The tiger: 1200lb, 2 x its body weight;

5- Human: the strongest man in the world, Zydrunas Savickas, managed to lift 2,3 times his own body weight, meaning almost 900lb.

4- On the fourth place we have a bird, the African Crowned Eagle. This bird can lift 36lb. That’s
4 times its body weight.

3- The gorilla 4600lb. Ten times its body weight;

2- The leafcutter ant. This little insect can lift 20 times its body weight. That is the equivalent of a man lifting a family car.

Drum roll please........................................

And the winner is.................The Dung Beetle. A little insect that feeds only of feces.
It can lift 1000 times its own body wieght.
That would be equivalant to a average 150 lb man lifting six double decker busses!


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Movie Review

Went and saw this yesterday. It is a eye opener.
Update: This is in theatres now and it is about the history of the democratic party.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The transition

It official...Granddaughter is now a college freshman!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Do you know?

What is the only animal besides a human that can get a sunburn?

                                                                                                                       a pig..............

And here are a few more facts: Pigs are extraordinarily intelligent. They are curious and insightful animals who are widely accepted as being smarter than young children of at least 3 years of age, dogs, and even some primates.
  • Pigs are extremely social animals. They form close bonds with other individuals and love close contact and lying down together.
  • Pigs are very clean, keeping their toilet area far away from where they lie down and eat. Even newborn piglets will leave the nest to go to the toilet within hours of birth.
  • Pigs are very peaceful animals, rarely showing aggression. The exception, as with many animals, is when a mother (sow) with her young offspring is provoked or threatened.

  • Monday, July 18, 2016

    Do you know?

    Do you know what this is????

    A banana tree flower....................

    Friday, July 15, 2016

    Little Free Library

    The structure outside Barbara Hinske's downtown Phoenix home looks like a fancy birdhouse. But instead of being littered with bird seed, it's brimming with books.
    Dubbed Hinske Hall, it's one of a growing number of Little Free Libraries decorating dozens of front lawns, storefronts and parks around Arizona, connecting to an international movement that encourages neighborhoods to share books.
    Little Free Libraries can look like houses, animals or any other object that can hold and protect books from the elements. Hinske's is a mini-mansion with a granite exterior, marble front door and a little window with a dog looking out.
    Anyone can visit Hinske's Little Free library, she said. The concept is simple: Take a book, leave a book.
    The first Little Free Library was built in 2009 in Wisconsin, according to Since then, Little Free Libraries have graced front yards in Honduras, Uganda, Pakistan and elsewhere.

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Uplifting Wed.

    I am starting a new tradition for my blog. I recently found these wonderful, creative pictures of Bible journaling on Pinterest. I just fell in love with them and decided I would do a weekly "uplifting" posting one at a time. I hope they inspire you as they have me. Can you imagine inheriting a Bible with drawings like these.


    Thursday, July 7, 2016

    Only in Arizona

    Only in Arizona will you see...

    Metal trees!!

    This are in front of the main Glendale library. Withstand 115 degrees with ease.

    Monday, July 4, 2016

    Friday, July 1, 2016


    I enjoyed reading this blog this morning about her bringing in a hitch-hiker but I recently had some that were very un-plesant!


    I noticed I had these bites but they didn't itch...
    (taken from the internet)
    Then I noticed after I washed our sheets there were these blood stains all over and while showing this to my hubby I looked up to a drape that hangs over our bed and that's when I saw them!!!!
    Then we looked on the matress
    (from the internet) ours wasn't this bad

    Fortunate for us we were able to sleep in a spare bedroom taking precaution to not bring any clothing and washing our pillows in hot water.

    Trust me by the time you realize you have them you have a infestation.

    Adult bedbugs have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. After feeding, however, their bodies swell and are a reddish color.

    Bedbugs do not fly, but they can move quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings. Female bedbugs may lay hundreds of eggs, each of which is about the size of a speck of dust, over a lifetime.
    Immature bedbugs, called nymphs, shed their skins five times before reaching maturity and require a meal of blood before each shedding. Under favorable conditions the bugs can develop fully in as little as a month and produce three or more generations per year.

    Although they are a nuisance, they do not transmit diseases.

    They are very easy to get if you travel or are out and about a lot and although I knew that, I had become lax in precautions and I guess this is the result.

    Here is my advice..
    Never bring your luggage in your bedroom. Never bring your nightgown/robe from a trip into your bedroom without washing it after a trip. If you think you may have been subjected to them remove your clothing and put them in a hot drier for 20 min. and then they will be fine.

    If you get them, don't mess with it, call the professionals and have them treat your home, It is EXPENSIVE so be sure to use a company that warranties their work.



    Sunday, June 26, 2016


    A forever promise....

    Genesis 9:11-13 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.
    And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come; I have set my rainbow in the clouds and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

    Thursday, June 23, 2016

    Silver sneakers update

    I posted about the Silver sneakers group I joined here

    Thought I would give an update. We got a new instructor and he in not so low keyed, in fact he works us pretty good so I have no need to "move up" to a more intensive class. These classes are offered in many adult centers all over the USA and is sponsored by many insurance plans. It is very nice to go to a exercise group that is mostly people around my age. Maybe you would like to try one out too.


    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

    I just finished listening to this book and must say, I learned a lot. There have been many pictures of her in so many different settings and from the time she was very young...
     she was striking.
    Her whole life she was surrounded by womanizers including her father.
    I won't give away many of the things that surprised me in the book but simply say that things are not always the way we assume, including her reasons for marrying J.F.K.
    I understood that she desperately wanted to avoid the press but always thought it was because of  her children, there was a lot more to it than that.
    She made us proud how she stood by her husband in great sadness..
     but we have no idea how alone she was with it all.
    It was hard to understand why she married Onassis but this book shined some light on that as well.
    I am so glad she didn't live to see her precious John, John die and recently heard a rumor that the plane crash was suspicious due to the result of him seriously considering running for President. After listening to the book, one might wonder.
    In all the pictures taken of her only few are without her broad smile..
     How easy it was to assume she was happy...
     even when dying of cancer.
    How much we assume and how little we know.

    Friday, June 10, 2016


    God does not work by only one method, paint in only one color, play in only one key, nor does He makes only one star shine onto the earth. (Eberhard Arnold)