Wednesday, August 3, 2011

January 2009

Saturday, January 31, 2009
Two Posters -

Poster # 1, above, Like Pres. G.W. Bush or NOT -

He never gave up protecting The Constitution and the people.

He took the Oath and he was serious when he swore to " Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution."

Generation should acknowledge and be grateful.

Secondly, Poster #2, below, indicates there are ingrates among the masses that miss this remarkable

truth. Freedom Isn't FREE and should Never be taken for granted.

Posted by Michael at Saturday, January 31, 2009 0 comments
Interesting Sets of Pairs

Posted by Michael at Saturday, January 31, 2009 0 comments
Groaners - OH my Goodness !!
A couple will register high on your groanOMeter

1. The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian..

3. She was only a whisky maker, but he loved her still.

4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption.

5. The butcher backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.

6. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

7. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.

8. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.

9. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

10. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

11. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.

12. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

13. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway.One hat said to the other, 'You stay here, I'll go on ahead.'

14. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me!

15. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: 'Keep off the Grass.'

16. A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital.When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was, a nurse said, 'No change yet.'

17. A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.

18. The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison was described as a small medium at large.

19. The Marine who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

20. A backward poet writes inverse.

21. In democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your Count that votes.

22. When cannibals eat a missionary, they get a taste of religion.
Posted by Michael at Saturday, January 31, 2009 0 comments
Monday, January 26, 2009
Work - Out of Control
Changes are necessary --- sometimes.

The economy and demand for products and services often drive the decision making process, that, to a great degree impact the lives of owners, managers, support staff and employees as a whole.

Changes are necessary - and the future in uncertain.

It is probably time to seek opportunities and take risks that otherwise would watch
time march on.

When in bondage, so to speak, it is difficult to step out and take risks. Too often, humans,in this bondage, sell them selves too short and settle for less. Frustration sets in, Expectations fall short and all get stuck in the mudd and mire.

Wanting to do the right thing, but second guessing everything is a place I find myself. Searching for the significance and purpose that has in recent years eluded me.

I am tired and I am emotionally spent. Frazzled and Frantic. I Need a break. Looking for that do-over ( I have written about this before.) There is no turning back the clock. There is Now- and there is whatever lies ahead.

Much going on, on different fronts = trying to sort it all out.
Taking one day at a time and trying to do the next right thing without getting overwhelmed.

I am thinking I need to get to Al Anon and turn this over and get out of the way.
I am not in control.
Posted by Michael at Monday, January 26, 2009 0 comments
Thursday, January 22, 2009
There Are Some Things- Some People Will NEVER Understand
As I came out of the supermarket that sunny day, pushing my cart of
groceries towards my car, I saw an old man with the hood of his car up
and a lady sitting inside the car, with the door open.

The old man was looking at the engine I put my groceries away in my car
and continued to watch the old gentleman from about twenty five feet

I saw a young man in his early twenties with a grocery bag in his arm,
walking towards the old man. The old gentleman saw him coming too and
took a few steps towards him. I saw the old gentleman point to his open
hood and say something.

The young man put his grocery bag into what looked like a brand new
Cadillac Escalade and then turn back to the old man and I heard him yell
at the old gentleman saying, 'You shouldn't even be allowed to drive a
car at your age.' And then with a wave of his hand, he got in his car and
peeled rubber out of the parking lot.

I saw the old gentleman pull out his handkerchief and mop his brow as he
went back to his car and again looked at the engine. He then went to his
wife and spoke with her and appeared to tell her it would be okay. I
had seen enough and I approached the old man. He saw me coming and stood
straight and as I got near him I said, 'Looks like you're having a

He smiled sheepishly and quietly nodded his head. I looked under the
hood myself and knew that whatever the problem was, it was beyond me.
Looking around I saw a gas station up the road and told the old man that
I would be right back. I drove to the station and went inside and saw
three attendants working on cars. I approached one of them and related
the problem the old man had with his car and offered to pay them if they
could follow me back down and help him.

The old man had pushed the heavy car under the shade of a tree and
appeared to be comforting his wife. When he saw us he straightened up and
thanked me for my help. As the mechanics diagnosed the problem
(overheated engine) I spoke with the old gentleman.

When I shook hands with him earlier he had noticed my Marine Corps ring
and had commented about it, telling me that he had been a Marine too. I
nodded and asked the usual question, 'What outfit did you serve with?'

He had mentioned that he served with the first Marine Division at
Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal. He had hit all the big ones
and retired from the Corps after the war was over. As we talked we heard
the car engine come on and saw the mechanics lower the hood.. They came
over to us as the old man reached for his wallet, but was stopped by me
and I told him I would just put the bill on my AAA card.

He still reached for the wallet and handed me a card that I assumed had
his name and addr ess on it and I stuck it in my pocket. We all shook
hands all around again and I said my goodbye's to his wife.

I then told the two mechanics that I would follow them back up to the
station. Once at the station I told them that they had interrupted their
own jobs to come along with me and help the old man. I said I wanted to
pay for the help, but they refused to charge me. One of them pulled out
a card from his pocket looking exactly like the card the old man had
given to me. Both of the men told me then, that they were Marine Corps
Reserves. Once again we shook hands all around and as I was leaving, one
of them told me I should look at the card the old man had given to me. I
said I would and drove off.

For some reason I had gone about two blocks when I pulled over and took
the card out of my pocket and looked at it for a long, long time. The
name of the old gentleman was on the card in golden leaf and under his
name........ 'Congressional Medal of Honor Society.'

I sat there motionless looking at the card and reading it over and over.
I looked up from the card and smiled to no one but myself and marveled
that on this day, four Marines had all come together, because one of us
needed help He was an old man all right, but it felt good to have stood
next to greatness and courage and an honor to have been in his presence.

' Remember, old men like him gave you FREEDOM for America '
Posted by Michael at Thursday, January 22, 2009 0 comments
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Born Again American - video

Posted by Michael at Wednesday, January 21, 2009 0 comments
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Excerpt from Pres. BHO - 1/20/09
JANUARY 20, 2009
Inauguration Address
Washington, DC

"We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus--and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

"To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West--know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist."

These words are Inspiring and Provides the Hope for future generations.
I hope and Pray they are not shallow and they will hold water.
(That is to say, nothing falls through the cracks and those holding the cards don't
get lost in the shuffle.)

Somewhat reminescient of JFK in January of '60.
Posted by Michael at Tuesday, January 20, 2009 0 comments
Interesting Concepts - Walking Play
Posted by Michael at Tuesday, January 20, 2009 0 comments
Monday, January 12, 2009
Dances With Wolves

Posted by Michael at Monday, January 12, 2009 0 comments
Chariots of Fire
Posted by Michael at Monday, January 12, 2009 0 comments
Labels: One of my Favorites
Sunday, January 11, 2009
A Gift - - A Present
A Gift -

Things aren't always what they seem."

Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things
don't turn out the way you think they should.
If you have faith, you just need to trust that every out come
is always to your advantage. There is a Blessing there -
and you need to be tuned in to recognize it.

You just might not know it until some time later...

Some people come into our lives and quickly go..

Some people
become friends
and stay awhile...

leaving beautiful
footprints on our hearts...

and we are never
quite the same
because we have
made a good friend!!

Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That's why it's called the present!

I think this is special...

live and savor every moment...

Right Now -

-somebody is thinking of you.
-somebody is caring about you.
-somebody misses you
-somebody wants to talk to you.
-somebody wants to be with you.
-somebody wants to hold you.
-somebody hopes you aren't in trouble.
-somebody is thankful for the support you have provided.
-somebody wants to hold your hand.
-somebody hopes everything turns out all right.
-somebody wants you to be happy.
-somebody wants you to find him/her.
-somebody is celebrating your successes.
-somebody wants to give you a gift.
-somebody thinks that you ARE a gift.
-somebody loves you.
-somebody admires your strength.
-somebody is thinking of you and smiling.
-somebody wants to be your shoulder to cry on.
- somebody wants to be held and loved by you.


Never take away anyone's hope. That may be all they have .

Posted by Michael at Sunday, January 11, 2009 0 comments
Friday, January 09, 2009
Once I Was A Soldier -

Once I was a soldier
And I fought on foreign sands for you
Once I was a hunter
And I brought home fresh meat for you
Once I was a lover
And I searched behind your eyes for you
And soon there’ll be another
To tell you I was just a lie

And sometimes I wonder
Just for a while
Will you ever remember me?

Though you have forgotten
All of our rubbish dreams
I find myself searching
Through the ashes of our ruins
For the days when we smiled
And the hours that ran wild
With the magic of our eyes
And the silence of our words

And sometimes I wonder
Just for a while
Will you ever remember me? . . . . Ever remember me?

I was Navy 68-72
Many friends Army and Marines on the shore -
in the cities, fields, jungles and mountains.
I'm out on the water - I'm still involved.

Long, lonely nights - on the deck of the Annaboat
Navy & Air Force air strikes westward overhead.
Fire on the mountains. Lights in the sky. Return Maybe - Maybe not!
Thinking of Loved Ones at home far away and out of touch.
Praying, making deals, wishing and hoping and dreaming.
Losing sleep I'll never get back. For what? -
to be mis understood, mis guided - mis led -
Am I lost? - Will I see home and where is she?
Is she lost? I cannot find her. - What's all this for, really?

Written in 1969
South China Sea and
Gulf of Tonkin
Allen, MR B340002
Posted by Michael at Friday, January 09, 2009 0 comments
Labels: GULF OF TONKIN 1969
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Jerry Butler
Posted by Michael at Sunday, January 04, 2009 0 comments
Labels: Your Precious Love
Jim Croce - Photographs and Memories
Posted by Michael at Sunday, January 04, 2009 0 comments
Labels: Photographs and Memories
Saturday, January 03, 2009

In The Still Of The Night Lyrics
Posted by Michael at Saturday, January 03, 2009 0 comments
Friday, January 02, 2009
To Dance - Perfection
If you would like to experience a visual definition of PERFECTION - Go to this website =====>

Copy / Paste

OR here is the real thing -- Enjoy -

Posted by Michael at Friday, January 02, 2009 0 comments
Labels: Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell
Rose -
Posted by Michael at Friday, January 02, 2009 0 comments
Newer Posts Older Posts Home
Subscribe to: Posts (Atom)
Music that Moves & Touches You

USS Annapolis AGMR-1 USN
USS Annapolis AGMR-1 USN
Favorites To Last a Lifetime -

Kal and Michael
Kal and Michael
Jackson Trial
About Me
My Photo

No comments: