July 10, 2020
Have you had “enough”? I know I have –
this once-beautiful and open-minded country has turned into a HUMONGOUS pit full of idiots (IMHO) –
we have the mainstream media telling us what to think with their “op-ed” stories rather than the facts, like we arent smart enough to hear just the facts and come to our own conclusions.
We have our politicians who can throw out slanderous statements about their opponents during an election year. We have organizations who call for firearms that are LEGALLY owned by Americans for their own safety and protection to be taken away and made illegal, yet those same groups will send large masses of people to gatherings to riot, loot and destroy private businesses who have nothing to do with anything they’re protesting, then scream when those masses get hurt or are met with resistance by armed citizens who live in the areas they’re sent to destroy.
Seriously – “take down Mt. Rushmore”??? What idiot thought THAT one up? Take down all the statues and monuments that show our history because back then things were different, and a lot of ethnic groups were sold or used as slaves – blacks, asians, irishmen, native Americans – the list goes on. Ripping down Mt. Rushmore would be like the Egyptians blowing up the pyramids, which were pretty much made by jewish slaves.
America used to be smarter. Americans used to believe in getting along. Somewhere lines were crossed, and people started hating each other for believing in different things.
Let’s face it, this country is BROKEN. And it needs to be fixed.
A good start would be for each one of us to stop hating someone else for not having the same beliefs they do. ACCEPTANCE. LOVE. TOLERANCE, which is THE MOST IMPORTANT word of all.
If someone doesnt like this country for what it started out as, they have all the freedom in the world to LEAVE it. Go somewhere else; Ireland. England> Germany. Mexco. Canada. An island in the Pacific, Carribean or another large mass in the middle of the ocean.
This is all just my OPINION. It doesnt make it true. It doesnt mean YOU have to believe it; you may think something totally opposite. And that’s fine. Because I will still like you anyway.
Have a great weekend!
June 19, 2020
Summer’s almost here, and this year, let’s face it, it’s gonna be different than any summer many of us have seen. With the social distancing rules still in effect, that kills any chance of heading out to any local carnivals or fairs. Concerts are out, so are a lot of the social gatherings we’re all used to going to at least once a year. Even vacations are going to be a bit different. How is everyone coping with it?
It seems like now is the perfect time to drag your “woodsy” clothes out and spend some time getting refamiliar with Mother Nature and all she has to offer – camping is a way to get away from home and put in some time relaxing, getting some fresh air and enjoying the trees and plants that cover Planet Earth.
Many people are renting RVs and heading out, which is another way to see the country safely and still “get away”. All the comforts of home, but still the freedom of the road and a shower and bathroom that only you use as a bonus – for those who dont like sharing, it’s the perfect scenario –
No matter what you’re doing for vacation this year – whether it be camping, getting away from it all in an RV or just “glamping” in your backyard – get outside and enjoy what this planet has to offer. The pandemic doesn’t have to mean “solitude” or “confinement”; the freedom of nature’s beauty can be quite “relaxing”!
June 11, 2020
Hope everyone’s not counting on another “stimulus check”; while it was great to see ONE, and people used it for all the RIGHT things (we HOPE), you have to ask yourself where they’re actually getting the money FROM. And how about that extra $600 on top of unemployment compensation — for those who were grateful to have it while they werent working, now that things are going back to normal, waaaaaay too many are refusing to go back to work because they’re making MORE money sitting at home.
Just remember: if it LOOKS too good to be true, it usually is, While this money comes at a time when most need it for LIVING, those who have the opportunity to go back to work should consider themselves LUCKY. And remember: this is PENNSYLVANIA — the Department of Labor & Industry can turn down your LEGITIMATE claims; imagine what they’ll do to you when you tell them you dont want to go back to work because you make more money sitting at HOME. Your employer wont save your job for you if you refuse to work – think about that when you actually DO have to go back because your UC ran out, and you cant FIND a job. Then you really WILL be “screwed” and out in the cold with NO help from the government.
I consider myself lucky to have an “essential” job; no dealing with UC. But I can tell you if I had a different one and was called back, I’d JUMP at the chance.
Just goes back to the old saying: “Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a DAY; TEACH a man to fish and he’ll eat for the rest of his life.”
Everyone I know is SOOO ready to go back to our “new normal” lives. Personally, just not having to wear a mask is the ONLY thing I wont miss –
stay safe, stay healthy and keep the faith…
February 22nd, 2019
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December 3rd, 2018
So, this year – thanks to Tommy, my Fiance – there is a TREE in my house for Christmas. It’s been MANY years since I’ve actually had one – mainly because my two cats are CLIMBERS and would have a FIELD DAY with not only the tree, but everything on it. Initially, I figured that saying I’d get one as long as it was BLACK would knock me out of having to get one. But, thanks to today’s “adventurous” world, they actually have FAKE BLACK trees.
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February 14th, 2018
The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure. By the Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.