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A Monument to Honor General George Washington, Our First President

August 31st, 2016 Comments off


Weighing 81,120 tons, the Washington Monument stands 555′ 5-1/8″ tall.

The walls of the monument range in thickness from 15′ at the base to 18” at the upper shaft. They are composed primarily of white marble blocks from Maryland with a few from Massachusetts, underlain by Maryland blue gneiss and Maine granite.

A slight color change is perceptible at the 150′ level near where construction slowed in 1854. Inserted into the interior walls are 193 memorial stones presented by individuals, societies, cities, States, and nations of the world.

Attached to in independent iron framework, flights of 896 steps surround an elevator which takes visitors to the observation level, where they can gaze over the city from the monument’s pyramidion windows.


 Bernard R. Green, the noted civil engineer designed the pyramidion and was completely responsible for its successful construction.  The covering slabs of the pyramidion are of marble but seven inches in thickness.  Each of the slabs rests upon projections on the marble ribs.  There are 12 ribs, three upon each side of the well, that spring from the interior face of the wall at the 470-foot level.  The ribs are then carried upward until those nearest the angles of the shaft meet in the hips of the pyramidion, while those in the center of each face are connected still higher in the apex by voussoir stones or keystones, forming two arches intersecting each other at right angles.   The thrust of a corner rib is transmitted to its opposite by the use of horizontal stones between their upper extremities.  

To complete the obelisk, the aluminum capstone weighing 100 ounces, the largest single piece of aluminum cast to that time, was placed atop the pyramidion on Saturday, December 6, 1884.  

Prior to delivery of the capstone in Washington, it was placed on exhibit at Tiffany’s in New York City where it was placed on the floor and persons could have the dubious prestige of “jumping over the top of the Washington Monument.”   



From Brisbane Water LAC – NSW Police Force – But it goes the same for me!

August 30th, 2016 Comments off

Brisbane Water LAC NSW Police Force

From the lens of Bill Stice – A masterful shot of Georgia azaleas.

August 30th, 2016 Comments off




“Okay here is one for the golf fans.
This is Arnold Palmer and Rocco Mediate
at the 2000 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.
I think this is hole #13.
The azaleas were beautiful that year.”  
Bill Stice



August 29th, 2016 Comments off

So last night I dreamed someone brought me a baby I was supposed to take care of. I took good care of it most of the day and then put an ad on FB to give it away like a puppy. I don’t know if I dreamed it because of the house guests or because I’m turning 50, but either way, I’m sure going to miss Rover…

Jana Caldwell can be found on FB; Sales Associate with Carter City and County Realty;  and   If you enjoy Jana’s humor, check out her book, “Thursday Night Confessions” available on Amazon.



Pardon the pun.

August 29th, 2016 Comments off


What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer?

August 28th, 2016 Comments off


“Howbeit when HE, the SPIRIT OF TRUTH, is come HE will Guide you into All Truth” (John 16:13).

It is so important for us to realize the Person and Work of the HOLY SPIRIT in our lives Today!! Charisma Magazine published an article recently that gives us an idea of what the HOLY SPIRIT is doing in the lives of believers! At least, those who will allow HIM to work in them!!!!  Tommy Carpenter, FB

33 Ministries the Holy Spirit Does for Us
1. HE helps us! Romans 8:26
2. HE guides us! John 16:13
3. HE teaches us! John 14:26
4. HE speaks to us! Revelation 2:7
5. HE reveals to us! 1 Corinthians 2:10
6. HE instructs us! Acts 8:29
7. HE testifies of JESUS! John 15:26
8. HE comforts us! Acts 9:31
9. HE calls us! Acts 13:2
10. HE fills us! Acts 4:31
11. HE strengthens us! Ephesians 3:16
12. HE prays for us! Romans 8:26
13. HE prophesies through us! 2 Peter 1:21
14. HE bears witness to the truth! Romans 9:1
15. HE brings joy! 1 Thessalonians 1:6
16. HE brings freedom! 2 Corinthians 3:17
17. HE helps us to obey! 1 Peter 1:22
18. HE calls for the return of JESUS! Revelation 22:17
19. HE transforms us! 2 Corinthians 3:18
20. HE lives in us! 1 Corinthians 3:16
21. HE frees us! Romans 8:2
22. HE renews us! Titus 3:5
23. HE produces fruit in us! Galatians 5:22-23
24. HE gives gifts! 1 Corinthians 12:8-10
25. HE leads us! Romans 8:14
26. HE convicts us! John 16:8
27. HE sanctifies us! 2 Thessalonians 2:13
28. HE empowers us! Acts 1:8
29. HE unites us! Ephesians 4:3-4
30. HE seals us! Ephesians 1:13
31. HE gives us access to the Father! Ephesians 2:18
32. HE enables us to wait! Galatians 5:5
33. HE casts out demons! Matthew 12:28



I need this reminder, do you?

August 28th, 2016 Comments off

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”

2 Corinthians 4:16

#43 President George Walker Bush

August 27th, 2016 Comments off

George Walker Bush was born in New Haven, Connecticut on July 6, 1946. He is the son of former U.S. president George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush. He graduated from both Yale University and the Harvard Business School, and then moved to Texas to enter the oil business. He helped his father in his winning 1988 presidential campaign. Bush then bought a share of the Texas Rangers baseball team in 1989, acting as managing partner for 5 years before winning the 1994 election for governor of Texas.

As Governor of Texas, Bush proved to be popular. His 2000 presidential election victory over incumbent Vice-President Al Gore was one of the most controversial in history, with Bush winning the electoral vote while losing the popular vote.

With only 8 months in office, the al-Qaeda terrorist attacks on 9/11 called for a strong response and Bush did not disappoint his supporters. Within weeks, he launched aerial bombing attacks on Afghanistan, which was claimed to have been the hiding place for the al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. That was followed by troops and open warfare. Within 18 months, Bush opened hostilities in Iraq in an effort to oust long-term Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The attack was justified by claims that Iraq possessed usable weapons of mass destruction, a claim that was found later to be false.


Official Painting of George W. Bush.  


Pull up a chair, Mr. Squirrel, ‘make yourself ta home’

August 27th, 2016 Comments off



Sport or Inhumane?

August 26th, 2016 1 comment
Compassion: This incredible photo marks the end of Matador Torero Alvaro Munera’s career. He collapsed in remorse mid-fight when he realized he was having to prompt this otherwise gentle beast to fight. He went on to become an avid opponent of bullfights. Even grievously wounded, the bull did not attack Munera. May we all support the welfare of non-human species.


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