Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me!

It's So Nice to be Acknowledged and remembered

on my birthday.  Thanks Everybody!!!!

When I was a young'un I was so timid that I couldn't even stand up
on "show and tell" days in elementary school and above.
My family was somewhat poor. 
Not really poor but there were so many of us that my parents
had to spread it pretty thin to make it go around.
Yes, guess I felt pretty deprived back then.
I Didn't feel like I could do much of anything with having such a
dominating father ruling the household.  It was hard to stand up and be heard.
I forgave my father many years ago. 
It was a decision I had to go with in order to plot my own destiny.
Well I don't know about that.  Destiny that is.
But I do love show and tell and am so happy
that I have something to show and tell now.  LOL

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Oh!  and I almost forgot

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Thanks and Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Sunday

How the date of Easter Sunday is determined

According to the English book of Common Prayer, "Easter Day is the first Sunday after the full moon which happens upon, or next after the 21st day of March; and if the full moon happens upon a Sunday, Easter Day is the Sunday after."

Why such an odd definition? March 21 is the vernal equinox -- the day on which the length of daylight equals the length of darkness as the days are lengthening in the spring. The traditional Jewish calendar is based on moon phases, which is how the phase of the moon enters into the definition -- when they were determining what day Easter would fall on, they deferred to the Jewish practice of using moon phases to decide the timing of holidays.

Using this method, Easter can only occur between March 22 and April 25.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"Elephants Are Not Just Big Cows"


First Things First

I'm zinging with excitement!
An elephant ranch is coming to Fellsmere, Florida.
For those of you who don't know where Fellsmere is, 
It is located directly west of the 
City of Sebastian
on the edge of the Indian River Lagoon on the
central east coast.


I have researched and read everything I could find out about this ranch,
 The National Elephant Center

Boy!  That sounds so elephant prestigious.  Wow!
Right here, almost in my own back yard.
Very intriguing.  Similar to how I was feeling back in the year 2000
when I just had to buy a computer and learn everything
 I possibly could about it and the internet.
I only hope that Fellsmere doesn't become as big as the internet.
Nah, that won't happen.  But it's that very thought
that has inspired this blog post.

It is my larger then elephant size imagination that has lead me
to the the facts that I am about to display in
this blog.


Diseases of Elephants

Encephalomyocarditis -
inflammation of skeletal and cardiac muscle and lesions of the central nervous system 

 Herpes Virus    -    No explanation required

Rabies    -    No explanation required

 Salmonellosis    -   infection with or disease caused by samenellae

 Tuberculosis    -    chronic, progressive, debilitating disease known frequently to occur with elephants in captivity

For just one brief moment, go where my imagination takes me . . .

Elevation in Fellsmere is approximately 24' above sea level.
Elevation at shore level is 0' above sea level.
All of Fellsmere and Sebastian's canals and rivers 
flow to or toward 0 level.

Picture any one or all of the listed diseases flowing in and thru our storm run off drains.

Oh my gosh!    -    Just thinking.



Some of our animal-rights position takers are very concerned about
the treatment and boarding facilities of these elephants.

According to informational shows I've seen on TV  

Elephants hold an amazing family bond which allows them to 
actually carry their family instincts from one generation to another thru,
not only nurturing knowledge from their families but thru their genes at birth.

I find that amazingly awesome

My point    -    without elephants having their very own natural habitat
to carry on generations of gentle docile giant descendants then what you have
left is nothing but mindless, memory less, orphans much much 
larger then "just a big cow"

That being said

I may not be able to put my words in perfect order to convey these thought,
It seems to me that even though there are definitely some kinks in this
plan it's still probably the best and most important thing that could
be happening for our elephants in a very very long time.
kudos to Fellsmere, Florida 
I am so very excited about this hopefully
 wonderful project.  
Thank you. 
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Political Bashing. tsk tsk tsk

I am the least political person I have ever known 
but due to my wonderful friends on facebook
I have finally had to take a stand.
A friend of mine sent this to me in an email today and I thought it was interesting
to share with the world.
I enjoyed it and I hope you do to

Charley Reese's Final  column!
A  very interesting column.. COMPLETELY  NEUTRAL
Be sure to Read the Poem at the  end.
Charley Reese's final column for the  Orlando Sentinel...
He has been a journalist  for 49 years.
He is retiring and this is HIS  LAST COLUMN.
Be sure to read the Tax List  at the end.
This is about as clear and  easy to understand as it can be. The article  below is completely neutral, 
neither anti-republican  or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter  for the Orlando Sentinel, 
has  hit the nail directly on the head, defining  clearly who it is that in the final analysis 
must  assume responsibility for the judgments made  that impact each one of us every day. 
It's  a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth  remembering!
545 vs. 300,000,000  People
-By Charlie  Reese
Politicians are the only people  in the world who create problems and then  campaign against them.
Have you ever  wondered, if both the Democrats and the  Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have  deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all  the politicians are against inflation and high  taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high  taxes?
You and I don't propose a federal  budget. The President does.
You and I  don't have the Constitutional authority to vote  on appropriations. The House of Representatives  does.
You and I don't write the tax code,  Congress does.
You and I don't set fiscal  policy, Congress does.
You and I don't  control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve  Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435  congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme  Court justices equates to 545 human beings out  of the 300 million are directly, legally,  morally, and individually responsible for the  domestic problems that plague this  country.
I excluded the members of the  Federal Reserve Board because that problem was  created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress  delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a  sound currency to a federally chartered, but  private, central bank.
I excluded all the  special interests and lobbyists for a sound  reason. They have no legal authority. They have  no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman,  or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I  don't care if they offer a politician $1 million  dollars in cash. The politician has the power to  accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist  promises, it is the legislator's responsibility  to determine how he votes.
Those 545  human beings spend much of their energy  convincing you that what they did is not their  fault. They cooperate in this common con  regardless of party.
What separates a  politician from a normal human being is an  excessive amount of gall. No normal human being  would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up  and criticized the President for creating  deficits. The President can only propose a  budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept  it.
The Constitution, which is the  supreme law of the land, gives sole  responsibility to the House of Representatives  for originating and approving appropriations and  taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John  Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party.  He and fellow House members, not the President,  can approve any budget they want. If the  President vetoes it, they can pass it over his  veto if they agree to.
It seems  inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million  cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted --  by present facts -- of incompetence and  irresponsibility. I can't think of a single  domestic problem that is not traceable directly  to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the  plain truth that 545 people exercise the power  of the federal government, then it must follow  that what exists is what they want to  exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it's  because they want it unfair.
If the  budget is in the red, it's because they want it  in the red.
If the Army & Marines are  in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they want  them in Iraq and Afghanistan ...
If they  do not receive social security but are on an  elite retirement plan not available to the  people, it's because they want it that  way.
There are no insoluble government  problems.
Do not let these 545 people  shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire  and whose jobs they can abolish; 
to  lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can  reject; to regulators, 
to  whom they give the power to regulate and from  whom they can take this power. 
Above  all, do not let them con you into the belief  that there exists disembodied mystical forces  like
"the  economy," "inflation," or "politics" that  prevent them from
doing  what they take an oath to do.
Those 545  people, and they alone, are  responsible.
They, and they alone, have  the power.
They, and they alone, should  be held accountable by the people who are their  bosses.
Provided the voters have the  gumption to manage their own  employees...
We should vote all of them  out of office and clean up their  mess!
Charlie  Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando  Sentinel Newspaper.
What you do with  this article now that you have read it... is up  to you.
This might be funny if it weren't  so true.
Be sure to read all the way  to the end:
Tax his land,
Tax  his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he's  fed.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his  mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the  rule.
Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He  works for
peanuts anyway!
Tax his  cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax  his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his  shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his  dirt.
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his  drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to  think.
Tax his cigars,
Tax his  beers,
If he cries
Tax his  tears.
Tax his car,
Tax his  gas,
Find other ways
To tax his  ass.
Tax all he has
Then let him  know
That you won't be done
Till he has no  dough.
When he screams and  hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him  till
He's good and sore.
Then tax his  coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod  in
Which he's laid...
Put these  words
Upon his tomb,
'Taxes drove me
to  my doom...'
When he's gone,
Do not  relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance  tax.
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building  Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette  Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License  Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income  Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax  (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License  Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax  (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross  Receipts Tax
Hunting License  Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS  Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of  tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage  License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property  Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate  Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security  Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle  Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income  Tax
State Unemployment Tax  (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise  Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee  Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local  Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage  Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and  Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and  Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge  Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License  Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales  Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well  Permit Tax
Workers Compensation  Tax
Not one of  these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our  nation was the most prosperous in the  world.
We had absolutely no national debt,  had the largest middle class in the world, and  Mom stayed home to raise the  kids.
What in the heck  happened? Can you spell  'politicians?'
I hope this  goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU  can help it get there!!! 

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

If you can't laugh at your self then who can you laugh at? Part ll

Nurture it, feed it, water it, and stay on the job.
 As some of you may remember, a friend gave me this plant.  

These photo's were taken shortly after I received it and several months after I began taking care of it.
 It wouldn't take me very long to figure out who I wanted to be with.  How about you?


Thursday, March 1, 2012

What defines me?

The single Life
I just broke up with yet another boyfriend.
He voiced not so successful reasons, on my part, as to why this happened to us.
So in trying to remind myself that I was actually a very good person
before he had proceeded to obliterate any of my feelings of  worth, 
I found my way back to myself.
I'm probably sounding like a typical angry women.
I racked my brain for days.  I finally decided that in order to feel better
about myself, for myself, with myself, by myself,  I had to figure out
what defined me as the good human being I remembered being.
That was a ruff one.  Everyone thinks of me first as a talented artist
(very talented).
But what truly defines me are several of my values.
I am very honest.
I'm very loyal.
And I place great importance on the order in our world.
So during my struggles and my confrontations with myself,
I found that I wish to be a kinder more gentler person.
A kinder person with my voice, with my words, with the way I respond to people
and to the way I respond to disapointments I experience with people or things.
I've got a few things going for me, wouldn't you say?
I think I can!
I think I can!
I think I can!
I know I can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

"If you can't laugh at yourself, then who can you laugh at???"

Nurture it, feed it, water it, and stay on the job.
My friend gave me this plant.  Or maybe I took it because it needed me so badly.
Or maybe he just thought he was throwing it out with the garbage.
I don't really know because, to take care of something, you have to stay on the job.
He didn't!
I don't always jump in and save the weak and the weary.  But this guy really meant something to me.
So I'm going to make his silly plant grow like somebody cared if it lived or died.
Stay posted and I'll include a new photo of it in about a month.
This is about a months worth of my care in this photo.  Maybe it has five new leaves.  Maybe three.
If I can't follow thru with my word then I'll let you know when the plant funeral will be.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

No Fault Divorce Laws in the 1970's

The adoption of no-fault divorce laws by the other states

By 1977 nine states had adopted no-fault divorce laws and by late 1983, every state but South Dakota and New York had adopted some form of no-fault divorce (although some forms were not as easy to obtain as that in California). South Dakota was previously the last state to adopt no-fault divorce in 1985.[16] Until August 2010, New York still lacked a unilateral "no-fault" divorce statute; under New York divorce law only if both parties notarize a separation agreement and live separately for one year, could a judge convert it into a divorce.

In August 2000, Attorney Ed Truncellito filed suit against the State Bar of Texas, alleging the no-fault law in Texas was misapplied because he asserts that the legislative history of no-fault divorce law in Texas makes it clear that the law was meant for uncontested cases only.
As of October 2010, all states and the District of Columbia allow no-fault divorce. No-fault divorce is available in New York as of October 15th, 2010.

What I've found to be true is that the children suffer seperation 
anxiety, a loss so severe that they never recooperate from.  And
have difficulty being able to have there own fulfilled loving family 
unit.  It happened to me twice.    Take it from me - 
Everybody looses!!!


Monday, June 6, 2011

"Rain Lillies"

Just a little tid bit.
Rain lillies only bloom when it rains. That's due to the changing 
of the barimetric pressure.
Surprise! Surprise!
It took me forever to figure that one out.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

From "50 Ways to Make The World A Better Place"

     "50 ways to make the world a better place"
     My Momma dog out in Nacodoches Texas nursed 5 baby coons that the kids robbed from a fallen tree.
I told them to stay away from those coons but they wouldn't listen.   Boys will be boys.  That's what they say and that is what's true.  That poor Momma dog had just that day stopped nursing her 5 babies.  She was not a happy camper.  And it changed my life a bit as well.  For the next 6 weeks that is.
     We raised 5 happy coons.  After they were thru being weaned from Momma Dog, each of the boys took the one they had claimed for there own.  They all went off in different directions and our "Samantha" Stayed home with us.
     What a pleasure she was.  The stories are endless.  Eventually she went off on her own never to be seen again.  Thats's a good thing.
The truth of the Matter is!!!!!
The Law in Indian River County, Florida clearly allowes people to kill racoons.
There doesn't seem to be anything I can do to prevent it.
Twenty- Two years ago, I read this great little book that told me how to 
make the world
a better place.  "50 ways to make our world a better place"
I went to work on that one right away!
Yes! why didnt I think about that?
 A back yard habitat!!  What a great idea.
For 22 years, two of my neighbors have been killing my coons.  And probably anything 
 else they could catch in their game trap.
My neighbor told me the other day that I could stop worrying about him killing the coons.
 He said he had killed them all.
Well,  I'm sad but he was legal.
So much for 50 ways to make the world a better place.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things
I can not change.
The Courage to change the things I can
The wisdom to know the difference.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

"Elephants - To Kill or not to Kill"

After quite a bit of wishy-washy research. I'll get right down to the real nitty gritty of what I was able to find.
Of course it's against the law to kill an elephant!!!
As a matter of fact, Elephants are on the "Red List" of endangered species.
However, if you really want to kill an elephant, I'm sure that if your name is Bob Parson or some other big wig like that, you could get a permit to do so.
That's my answer. It's against the law to kill an elephant!
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