Sunday, July 22, 2012

The sun still rose in the east

This past week, a tragic thing occured: my dear sweet Mother drowned while swimming in the ocean. Every year for the last several, we have been going to the beach to spend time together.  While there every year, I get up in the morning to see the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean.  I got up the morning after the tragedy, and took this photo.  It seems a little darker than the sunrises of years past, but yes, the sun still rose in the goes on...I miss you dearly, Mom. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Double Rainbow

We were in Valdosta the other day and after a short rain shower while we were eating dinner, check out the cool double rainbow over the restaurant...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Government Handouts

The free handout programs our Government has initiated do NOT help people -- they merely enslave them in a terrible cycle that causes them to take the path of least resistance and lean on the government.  Consider the following:

The SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed The Animals." They say that this is because the animals may grow dependent on handouts and not learn to take care of themselves.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day - Words of Wisdom

“I have no illusions about what little I can add now to the silent testimony of those who gave their lives willingly for their country. Words are even more feeble on this Memorial Day, for the sight before us is that of a strong and good nation that stands in silence and remembers those who were loved and who, in return, loved their countrymen enough to die for them.

Yet, we must try to honor them—not for their sakes alone, but for our own. And if words cannot repay the debt we owe these men, surely with our actions we must strive to keep faith with them and with the vision that led them to battle and to final sacrifice. Our first obligation to them and ourselves is plain enough: The United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper.

Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we—in a less final, less heroic way—be willing to give of ourselves.”

~ Ronald Reagan

Sunday, May 20, 2012


This picture is from an ad in a women's magazine. 
How about that?  Scratch-n-sniff a FRAGRANCE-FREE cream! 
You will note that it works well on your computer too...
Go ahead, give it a try!