Born and bred in America and can date back to my Mother’s ancestors who came here in the 1600’s and settled in New Haven CT. My Father’s ancestors came later, in the 1800’s. The Red/White and Blue had true meaning for those that sought a place of freedom. They worked their land, taught their children respect for our country and what it stood for, and their children brought forward their own up bringing and taught their children the way they had been raised. Somewhere along the line in my 71 years in America, family values and morals have been tossed aside, … Continue reading Today in our history, 1/21/2017
Over the years many people have asked me “what does ‘Patriotic’ mean to you”, and I have pondered that word as it pertains to me personally. I was raised, you might say, as a boy. My Dad wanted a boy but he got me, a girl. He taught me how to fish, shoot a gun, tie boating knots and all the things a boy would learn. He also told me the stories of his life in the United States Coast Guard, of which he was very proud. I have gone back in time to see what his life was like … Continue reading My Country Tis of Thee
This isn’t supposed to be this beautiful until August. The temp’s in my corner of the Pacific Northwest are supposed to be in the 70’s but 90’s…ugh! And days of this heat with no rain brings out my Japanese Silk Tree blossoms and their sweet aroma, so I’m not complaining. Even the wild rabbits plop down under the sprinkler in the early morning, to cool off ahead of what (they say) will be a scorcher. Even the beautiful Hummingbirds are bathing in the sprinkler at 5 a.m. Continue reading Happy 4th of July 2015
I have many pictures of this beautiful Stellar Jay, and yes, I know it’s the same one. He has a bald spot on the top of his head where he was either picked on or had a fight with a bigger bird. Sadly shortly after this picture was taken, he now has a broken foot. He comes to me in the morning and late afternoon. “I can’t jump up on the suet” he seems to say as he stands below it, after numerous attempts to attach his claws to the steel rungs holding his favorite morsels. So…..I took it down … Continue reading A New Friend and updates to his progress.
If all works as planned (crossing fingers), comments will be easier to use for those who don’t use ‘WordPress’. Let me know. Might take a bit of a ‘tweak’ to get this the way I want it. As I said in the last post, 2015 is a New Beginning…. Continue reading Changing the look and feel of my blog
Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie WA Who needs Niagara Falls, when this is almost in your back yard. Continue reading After the Rain
Have you made your New Years resolution yet? I have. I wondered if I should continue with this blog, but thanks to my friends I made the decision to push forward. This year will finalize the second book on Inflammatory Breast Cancer, only this time there will be positive stories of people who were told they had little time to live, but are still fighting “the beast”. (at this writing I am still looking for ‘prizefighters’ who beat the odds and how life has changed for them). Please share my quest for more stories to show the world IBC doesn’t have … Continue reading 2015, A New Beginning