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My Summer Seven: Summer Happenings

I walked out the front door and onto my screened porch and thought I was walking into an oven.  It almost takes your breath away. So my summer was here and I missed it.

Joanna is having a neat blog fest where anyone can post their summer happenings and then read everyone else’s.  She had some very funny happenings.  In fact some of hers sounded sort of like mine.

1.  She mentioned being somewhere with the temp over 100, well not to be out sweated….I have spent the last three weeks, sitting in my car at the edge of a grassy field in a park with no trees within 5 miles, watching and waiting while my 8 yr old grandson learned the fine art of football,  wearing a real helmet and full pads, in 110 degree heat……..the things granny’s do for their grandkids.

2.  I sat hidden in my house under the ac while it has been some 54 days of no rain and over 100 degrees everyday.  Will it ever rain again?  I did have 4 drops today on my windshield until the cloud moved.

3.  There will be a “new Sheriff” in town at my daughters house after the first of October.  My daughter who is getting married (again) and catch this:  to her love when she was in college some 26 years ago.  He has been trying to run into her for those 26 years and finally they landed on the same Facebook page a year ago.  Oh my it’s nerve racking for him to get used to two teenagers and an 8 year old, at his age and never had children of his own!!!!!

4.  Since I am in my “older years” as they say and I have a terrible back and bad leg which causes me to fall flat on my face now and then, I finally gave in to some outdoor exercise.  I got myself a three wheel bicycle so I can ride with my grandson and not fall over and break my hip or something else.  I would really hate to have to be cared for by my newly married daughter and her “true love” …..she would never forgive me.

5.  I have spent an enormous amount of time watering my dead grass and rose bushes, and not achieved anything but a larger water bill.  This heat has killed all the flowers, bushes and grass all over town.  There are a few who still have grass but they are the people with the big bank rolls and can afford underground sprinklers that seem to be on all the time.

Well that’s about all I can think of.  This seems to have been a totally wasted summer having to stay inside.  Or maybe not, grandson will be playing real football this year.

P.S.  be sure and click on the big 7 above and check out Joanna’s summer.

Facebook Photo to Cartoon Character..

There’s an ongoing campaign in the popular social network Facebook where all Facebook users are encouraged to change their profile images with images of their favorite childhood cartoons/animes. This campaign is to support the awareness on violence against children.

The typical posts from the campaign reads: “Change your facebook profile picture to a cartoon character from your childhood and invite your friends to do the same. Until Monday, December 6, there should be no human faces on facebook, but an invasion of memories! This is for a campaign against violence on children. ”

This campaign will last until December 6 as some indicated. Incidentally it’s also the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada; an anniversary of the Ecole Polytechnique Massacre, where 14 women were murdered because of their gender.

The United Nations is also spearheading a 16-day campaign to fight violence against women and children, which started last November 25 and ends in December 10.

An update from Oklahoma

Oklahoma law passed, 37 to 9, had a few liberals in the mix, an amendment to place the Ten Commandments on the front entrance to the state capitol.  The feds in D.C., along with the ACLU, said it would be a mistake.  Hey this is a conservative state, based on Christian values…!   HB 1330
Guess what………. Oklahoma did it anyway.

Oklahoma recently passed a law in the state to incarcerate all illegal immigrants, and ship them back to where they came from unless they want to get a green card and become an American citizen.  They all scattered.  HB 1804.  Hope we didn’t send any of them to your state.  This was against the advice of the Federal Government, and the ACLU, they said  it would be a mistake.
Guess what………. Oklahoma did it anyway.

Recently we passed a law to include DNA samples from any and all illegal’s to the Oklahoma database, for criminal investigative purposes.  Pelosi said it was unconstitutional.   SB 1102
Guess what…….. Oklahoma did it anyway.

We passed a law, declaring  Oklahoma as a Sovereign state, not under the Federal Government directives.  Joining  Texas,   Montana and Utah as the only states to do so.  More states are likely to follow:  Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolina’s, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, West Virginia,Mississippi, Florida.  Save your confederate money, it appears the South is about to rise up once again.  HJR 1003

The federal Government has made bold steps to take away our guns.  Oklahoma, a week ago, passed a law confirming people in this state have the right to bear arms and transport them in their vehicles.  I’m sure that was a set back for the criminals.  The Liberals didn’t like it —  But ….
Guess what……….. Oklahoma did it anyway.

The state has voted and passed a law that ALL driver’s license exams will be printed in English, and only English, and no other language.  They have been called racist for doing this, but the fact is that ALL of the road signs are in English only.  If you want to drive in Oklahoma , you must read and write English.  Really simple. By the way, the Liberals don’t like any of this either.
Guess what….who cares… Oklahoma is doing it anyway.

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The Charlie Schultz Philosophy

(Scroll thru slowly and read carefully to receive and enjoy full effect)
The  following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the  creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them.
Just read the e-mail straight through, and you’ll get the point.
1. Name  the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name  the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name  the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.
4  Name  ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name  the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name  the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.

How did you do? The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies.. Awards tarnish..
Achievements are forgotten.  Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special!!
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.

Easier?  The lesson:
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials..
the most money…or the most awards.  They simply are the ones who care the most.

Pass this on to those people who have either made a difference in your life, or whom you keep close in your heart, like I did.  ‘Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today.  It’s already tomorrow in Australia and Okinawa !’

”Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!”

How did Jefferson know ???

 John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the
brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement:
 “This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to
gather at one time in the White House with the exception of
when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”
Especially read the last quote from 1802. 
When we get piled 
upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, 
we shall become as corrupt as   Europe  .
Thomas Jefferson   

The democracy will cease to exist 
when you take away from those 
who are willing to work and give to those who would not. 
Thomas Jefferson   

It is incumbent on every 
generation to pay its own debts as it goes. 
A principle which if acted on would save 
one-half the wars of the world. 
Thomas Jefferson 

I predict future happiness for 
Americans if they can prevent the government 
from wasting the labors of the people under the 
pretense of taking care of them. 
Thomas Jefferson   

My reading of history convinces me 
that most bad government results from too much 
Thomas Jefferson  

No free man shall ever be debarred 
the use of arms. 
Thomas Jefferson   

The strongest reason for the 
people to retain the right to keep and bear arms 
is, as a last resort, to protect themselves 
against tyranny in government. 
Thomas Jefferson   

The tree of liberty must be 
refreshed from time to time with the blood of 
patriots and tyrants. 
Thomas Jefferson  

To compel a man to subsidize with 
his taxes the propagation of ideas which he 
disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. 
Thomas Jefferson   

Thomas  Jefferson said in 1802:
‘I believe that 
banking institutions are more dangerous to 
our liberties than standing armies. 
If the American people ever allow 
private banks to control the issue of their 
currency, first by inflation, then by 
deflation, the banks and corporations that will 
grow up around the banks will deprive the people 
of all property – until their children 
wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers 

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