Archive for November, 2011

Home Security Tip

November 30th, 2011 Comments off

Beverly Hills Police Department:

 If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don’t let your alarm company install the control pad where burglars can see if it’s set. That makes it too easy.

Snow Arrives in Arkansas

November 30th, 2011 Comments off

Look at those huge snow flakes!

First snow fall of the Winter in Pocahontas, Arkansas.  

Thanks to Joanne Jansen for the photo!

Remember the Carpenters, and “Yesterday Once More”

November 30th, 2011 Comments off

When I was young
I’d listened to the radio
Waitin’ for my favorite songs
When they played I’d sing along
It made me smile

Those were such happy times
And not so long ago
How I wondered where they’d gone
But they’re back again
Just like a long lost friend
All the songs I loved so well

(*) Every Sha-la-la-la
Every Wo-wo-wo
Still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling
That they’re starting to sing
So fine

When they get to the part
Where he’s breakin’ her heart
It can really make me cry
Just like before
It’s yesterday once more

Lookin’ back on how it was
In years gone by
And the good times that I had
Makes today seem rather sad
So much has changed

It was songs of love that
I would sing to then
And I’d memorize each word
Those old melodies
Still sound so good to me
As they melt the years away

All my best memories
Come back clearly to me
Some can even make me cry
Just like before
It’s yesterday once more


A Boy and His Dog

November 30th, 2011 Comments off

We see a lot of really cute things on YouTube and this is just one more, but it is sweet.  It shows the joy of having a patient, loving, best friend who stays by your side, no matter how rough and tumble you might be.  Thanks to Bonnie for the link.

A Boy and his Dog

The Looking Glass by Jimmy L. Simpson

November 29th, 2011 Comments off

The Looking Glass

by Jimmy L. Simpson

Within the mirror of your smile,

My heart has lingered all the while,

As pure reflections of my face,

Invite me like a warm embrace,

To live where love and honor thrive;

And passing moments stay alive,

Regardless of the waves I make,

By trepidation or mistake,

When from a state of sure demise,

I seek redemption in your eyes.

That smile, your smile will always be,

A looking glass of love to me,

For I can see reflections too,

Of how my heart returns to you!

Susie’s Snippets

November 29th, 2011 Comments off

Blessed is he, who ,

having nothing to say,

refrains from saying it.

Some kind of balancing act in China!

November 29th, 2011 Comments off


Photo by French photographer Alain Delorme, Shanghai, ’09-’10 “Totems”

From the Lens of Bill Stice, Autumn in Virginia

November 28th, 2011 Comments off

Bill SticeMaple Tree, Blue Ridge Park Way, Virginia

Book Club: Jaime Pressly

November 28th, 2011 Comments off


If you are a fan of Jaime Pressly then I think you will enjoy reading this book.

 It is a quick read written in the voice that we are used to hearing from her as Joy on My Name is Earl.  

I saw her on a talk show once and saw the more refined woman, and was frankly surprised.  She is more than convincing as the brash, loud mouth Joy.  From her own admission, she was born to play the character because she knew so many people like Joy, mainly her grandmother.

From the cover of the book you can see that she was as beautiful as a child as she is as an adult.  At fifteen she convinced her mother to move to  Costa Mesa, CA from North Carolina, so she could  pursue an acting career.  Thousands of girls come to Hollywood every year but end up on the streets before they finally give up and go home or come to a sadder end.  Jaime was the exception.  She was that rare girl who saw her dreams come true early in life through determination, talent and sheer luck.

The book, published in 2009,  is dedicated to her son Dezi, born in 2008.  It will be interesting to see what this actress does next to follow her dreams.  I certainly wish my Southern Sister well.


Death of a Feathered Friend

November 28th, 2011 Comments off

 Injured, he looks up for help. A friend comes to his side but can do nothing to save his life. As breath leaves the little body, a plaintive cry  is heard by those nearby.

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