Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What Are You Doing?


 I am in an 8+ crew racing shell rowing in the 1936 Olympics.  The Boys In The Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. PADDY"S Day!



I thought Grammarly was wrong about this, no one writes St. Patty's, but I saw a sign in a medical lab this morning that read, "Happy St. Patty's Day!" When I pointed out St. Paddy was spelled wrong an employee said, "At least they get an A for effort."
No, no, they don't. You get an A for excellent work and a F for getting it wrong and then not correcting your mistake.

Monday, March 16, 2015

RIP Linda Lee (Sept. 13, 1955 - Sept. 13, 2014 )




A tall tree, turn and face the west
Oh we're running with the wind
On high cliff top we're waiting with the rest
For this journey to begin

And these broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly at all

See how we laugh, maybe we should crawl
And beg to be excused
We shout loudly, have answers to it all
But we have been refused

And these broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly at all

Girl child, you're dancing with the wind
Growing with the silver trees
Your young questions, you ask me what it means
But I am not at ease

And these broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly at all

A tall tree, turn and face the west
Oh we're running with the wind
On high cliff top we're waiting with the rest
For this journey to begin

And these broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly at all

These broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly
These broken wings won't fly

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Doing Time

Belle in the slammer after having surgery on her left elbow yesterday. She is doing well but is stuck with a 5 to 10 day sentence- depending on good behavior.

Monday, March 09, 2015

The More Things Change


Selma, Alabama, Sunday March 7, 1965.



The More They Stay The Same



University of Oklahoma student members of the school's chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity sang the following song Saturday night on their "Date Party" bus.

There will never be a nigger SAE,
There will never be a nigger SAE,
There will never be a nigger SAE,

You can hang them from a tree,
But they'll never sign with me,
There will never be a nigger SAE!



"People who believe the Progressive storyline that America is a racist society believe it because they want to believe it, even though racist attitudes, now reserved to the lower classes and uneducated, no longer have any power or influence in American society."
- Peter Ferrara , Heartland Institute

"I like living in a country where a black president elected twice complains about racism."
- John Nolte, breitbart.com

"(R)acism against blacks was gone by the time I started touring the nation in the late '60s."
-Ted Nuget,  former Rockstar

"PUT THE WHITE BACK IN THE WHITE HOUSE."
- on shirt at a 2012 Mitt Romney rally in Ohio





 

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Do Dogs Ever Dream They Are Wolves?

There are some dogs which, when you meet them, remind you that, despite thousands of years of man-made evolution, every dog is still only two meals away from being a wolf.
-Neil Gaiman




Monday, March 02, 2015

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 17

Sewing project 17- Lots of small bags so I could practice sewing zippers. Six of them are for the two little girls my sister takes care of and one is for the sewing feet and accessories that came with my new sewing machine.

Friday, February 27, 2015

I Am Learning To Sew

For Christmas my sister gave me something I did not know I wanted until I saw them, vintage button sample cards. These are from the 1930s and 1940s.  Some are metal (lower left), some are ivory (top) and some are that newfangled product plastic (lower right frame and lower right card in frame at lower left.). They now hang over my sewing machine.