Welcome back!

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I wonder if anyone ever comes to my blog. I will admit that  I haven’t been here for a while myself. That’s really shameful because I’m paying good money to keep this alive.

As I scroll through the pages I find a lot of very interesting things to read and I am rather amazed that in eight years I was able to put on  over 8000 items.  I spent a lot of time working on it because I enjoyed it so much,  and found it a good source of creativity and an outlet for my curiosity and interests.

I hope you will take a few minutes and find something to read. I hope it inspires,  informs or amuses you. 

 Blessings to each of you, Mary 

 

Childhood Memories Focused on the Lighter Side of Easter

March 30th, 2018 1 comment


 We were taught the true meaning of Easter, but we got to experience the frivolous side too – Easter egg hunts. Linda and I had a wonderful  time, with older sisters giving us lots of attention and having a great time finding the eggs we had dyed.  


Childhood memories are kept alive through pictures such as this one of Linda and me. Does it remind you of one of your own?

 We had a huge yard, so hiding Easter eggs could result in a real search.  When the neighborhood kids joined in, we had quite an assortment of eggs to gather.

 How did we not die from eating those eggs that had been hidden hither and yon?  Some times we  would gather them in our baskets and then have them   hidden again to extend the fun.  I guess the cool to cold air helped keep them from killing us.  I don’t know.

Today we have  kids hide plastic eggs and put candy and money in them.  The boiled ones are more for decorations and eaten cold from the refrigerator.  It just isn’t the same somehow as those grass stained ones.

Just look at me, salt shaker in hand, wolfing down another one.  They tasted so good.  Why could we get away with it and kids today can’t?  We must have had some angels looking out for us in Arkansas, some 60 years ago.  Did I  say 60?  That must be a mistake, nah, couldn’t be.  Impossible! It was just the other day, you can ask Linda!


Why is such a violent day called, ‘Good Friday’?

March 30th, 2018 Comments off
Good Friday is the day commemorating Jesus Christ’s death on the Cross, which is probably to be dated April 3, A.D. 33.
In the liturgical calendar of the Western church, it is the Friday before Easter.
The exact origins of the name are uncertain; some argue it stems from the use of “Good” as an adjective applied to the day, which is an Old English synonym for “holy.”
Others argue it is a corruption of the word “God,” in the same way that “Good Bye” comes from the phrase “God be with ye.” Christians believe the day is “good” because the message of Easter is of Christ’s victory over sin, death, and the devil; as the Apostle Paul wrote: “Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.”
It is believed that, in Jesus’ death on the Cross, He took once and for all the sins of all mankind upon Himself, in our place. This gift He extends to everyone who will believe in Him. Believing in the Good News of the Gospel is our hope. Jesus, the Son of God, who died for our sins, was raised again for our justification, we who believe being made in right stead with God. However, the term “Good Friday” is only used by Western Christians, and not by Eastern Orthodox Christians. The Orthodox refer to this sacred day as “Great and Holy Friday.”
 source: answers.com
Photo of the Cross in the Woods in Indian River, Michigan, the world’s largest crucifix, © Scott P. Richert)

Easter: Take Time to Remember What it is all About.

March 30th, 2018 Comments off


It is time to contemplate the horrific crucifixion, and the glorious resurrection; three
days that would change the world forever.

It is sobering to think of the death of our Lord.  If he had remained in that grave, if it had been the end, then we would have no hope of an eternal life.  But he lived.

More than 500 people saw him at one time.  The disciples saw him, and talked with the resurrected Jesus. Because they had no doubt, they lived the rest of their lives devoted to him and all but John died a martyr’s death, refusing to deny him.  

Join me in prayer: Almighty God, our Father, it is hard for us to comprehend how it is possible for a man to be all man and all God, but we believe Jesus was that person.  God incarnate. We believe he was resurrected from the grave and lived, returning to you as he said he would.  We believe his Holy Spirit resides within us when we accept him as our Lord.  We bow our hearts to him with love, Amen

Hello Again

February 13th, 2018 Comments off

I have been neglecting the schoolmarm for some time.  Not sure how much time I will devote to it but am delighted that you have found the time or motivation to drop by.  I know it is less interesting when there is not fresh material on regularly.

Anyway friends, this is a picture of me since I lost my Clairol.  I am thinking of just letting it go natural as it is and forgetting the ritual of coloring.  Most folks I have asked liked it better with color, but well, I kinda like it this way.

Hope you are doing well and that we will connect again soon.  Maybe I’ll even get the comment section fixed so you can leave a word or two.  Love to hear from you.  Take good care.  Mary

Jimmy’s Dog: Biscuit (First posted in 2009) Thanks Poet!

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                        Biscuit                                                                                                 

When I was young and mischief prone,

I had a doggie all my own;

And though I tried to name him good,

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But I just gave that pooch a name,

According to his claim to fame,

Because he put a special flair,

On catching biscuits in the air;

So ‘Biscuit’ was the name he got,

That made some people laugh a lot.

Perhaps I could have called him “Fred”,

Or “Champ” or “Crackerjack” instead,

Though “Biscuit” was the name that fit;

And I still think the most of it,

As I recall him by and by,

Inhaling biscuits on the fly.


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Cranberries for Thanksgiving? Good for you every day!

November 20th, 2017 Comments off

Are you going to have cranberries this Thanksgiving?  You won’t be alone.  Every Thanksgiving Americans eat 80 million pounds of cranberries!  That is something we are doing right.  In fact:

Since the early 21st century within the global functional food  industry, raw cranberries have been marketed as a “superfruit” due to their nutrient content and antioxidant  qualities.

The tart berry is a health powerhouse: It fights urinary-tract infections by preventing bacteria from building up in the urinary tract, promotes growth of healthy gut bacteria and is a great source of vitamin C.

So, pour yourself a glass of delicious cranberry juice and say Cheers to the holidays, and to your good health!

Remember, no matter how bad your day is going, at least you’re not in a fence being laughed at by a cow.

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Enough Said!

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