Friday, July 31, 2015

Blue Moon

There is going to be a Blue Moon tonight.  It's something that happens about once every three years so enjoy.  And while your waiting you can enjoy The Marcels with their version of Rogers and Hart's Blue Moon.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Took The Dogs On A Mountain Hike A Short Time Back

Unidentified mountain flower.

Unidentified mountain flower with unidentified butterfly.

On the trail.

A happy hiker.

The view from almost the top.

Monday, July 27, 2015

This Could Be The Start Of Something Big

July 27, 1866, the first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable completed.

Friday, July 24, 2015

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 22

Six dining room chair covers to match the tablecloth.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

I Am Learing To Sew

I went to a yard sale today and bought a bunch of vintage thread and the lady threw these old wooden spools for free.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Born For The Job

One Big Happy by Rick Detorie
(Note: D.M.V. is the Department of Motor Vehicles.)

Thursday, July 16, 2015

"God'll get you for that, Walter!"


This is making the facebook rounds. I don't know about you but waking up every morning and thinking this is not comforting to me but disturbing, "Oh, boy, another reprieve!"

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Around The World In Less Than 80 Days

July 15, 1939, Clara Adams lands at Newark Airport and becomes the first woman to fly around the world, doing it in 16 days and 19 hours. Her trip took her from New York to the Azores, then to Lisbon, Portugal; Marseille, France; Leipzig, Germany; Athens, Greece; Basra, Iraq; Jodphur, India; Rangoon, Burma; Bangkok, Thailand; Hong Kong; Manila, Philippines; Guam; Wake Island; Midway Island; Honolulu, Hawaii; San Francisco and back to New York.

Clara Adams in Honolulu, Hawaii

Clara Adams itinerary.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bastille Day 2015

July 14, 1789, storming of the Bastille (fort) in Paris.

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

The Thief Of Bagdad is a beautiful film with Douglas Fairbanks at his most athletic.  The two and a half hours you invest in this film is well worth it.

Posters for the film are also stunning.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Thursday, July 09, 2015

SC Rep. Jenny Horne's Speech Demanding That The State Legislature Take Down the Confederate Flag

South Carolina state representative Jenny Horne is a direct descendent of Jefferson Davis and now a true American hero.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography

 Half Pint's autobiography (which The Little House series is based on) with notes explaining the changes she made while writing the children's books. Great photos of the real people in her life and of the people she based some of her characters on, like Nellie Olson who is a combination of three girls in young Laura Ingalls life. Very enjoyable book, especially if you are a Little House fan.

More about the book here.

Monday, July 06, 2015

But....It's Not Intolerance If You Present It As A Slick Advertisement

Intolerance is evidence of impotence.

Satire: trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly.
-Merriam-Webster dictionary

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Happy Independence Day!

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world."

Thursday, July 02, 2015