I liked the old paths, when
Moms were at home.
Dads were at work.
Brothers went into the army.
And sisters got married BEFORE having children!
Crime did not pay;
Hard work did;
And people knew the difference.
Moms could cook;
Dads would work;
Children would behave.
Husbands were loving;
Wives were supportive;
And children were polite.
Women wore the jewelry;
And Men wore the pants.
Women looked like ladies;
Men looked like gentlemen;
And children looked decent.
People loved the truth,
And hated a lie.
They came to church to get IN,
Not to get OUT!
Hymns sounded Godly;
Sermons sounded helpful;
Rejoicing sounded normal;
And crying sounded sincere.
Cursing was wicked;
Drugs were for illness.
The flag was honored;
America was beautiful;
And God was welcome!
We read the Bible in public;
Prayed in school;
And preached from house to house.
To be called an American was worth dying for;
To be called an American was worth living for;
To be called a traitor was a shame!
I still like the old paths the best!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I liked the old paths, when
Sunday, March 27, 2011
There is nothing more precious than a kiss in passing ... the gentle touch of the hand ... a sweet glance ... just because.
These moments are more treasured as each day passes as the twilight years continue to beckon us.
At the end of your life you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. BUT, you will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, or a parent. (Barbara Bush)
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Saturday, March 26, 2011
A Girl Potato and Boy Potato had eyes for each other,
And finally they got married, and had a little , which they
Of course, they wanted the best for Yam.
When it was time, they told her about the facts
They warned her about going
Out and getting
Half-baked, so she wouldn't get accidentally mashed, and
Get a bad name for herself like ' ,' and
End up with a bunch of tater tots
Yam said not to worry, no Spud would get
Her into the sack and make a rotten potato out of her!
But on the other hand she wouldn't stay home and become a either.
She would get plenty of exercise so as not to be skinny like her shoestring cousins.
When she went off to
Europe , . Potato told Yam
To watch out
For the hard-boiled guys fromIreland and the greasy guys fromFrance called the French fries. And
When she went out West, to
Watch out for the Indians so she wouldn't get scalloped..
Yam said she would stay on the straight and
Narrow and wouldn't associate with
Those high class Yukon Golds, or the ones from the other side of the tracks who advertise their trade on all
The trucks that say,
Mrs. Potato sent Yam to IdahoP.U. (that's
Potato University ) so that when she graduated she'd really be in the Chips.
But in spite of all they did for
Her, one-day Yam came home
And announced she was
Going to marry Tom Brokaw.
Potato were very upset.
They told Yam she couldn't
Possibly marry Tom Brokaw because he's just.......
Ready for this?
Friday, March 25, 2011
We have hubby home & he is doing well. TY ALL for your love & prayers. You are so special to us ...
CLEVER IDEAS WORTH KNOWING
Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.
Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil.
It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!
Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.
Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.
To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.
For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.
Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.
Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simply chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!! Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream. Yummm!
Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza.. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.
Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.
Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.
Newspaper weeds away. Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily.
No More Mosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away..
To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.
Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and ... ta da! ... static is gone.
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Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup,
fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals easily.
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair.
Goodbye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2" with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish-washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!
Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!
INFO ABOUT CLOTHES DRYERS
The heating unit went out on my dryer! The gentleman that fixes things around the house for us told us that he wanted to show us something and he went over to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. (I always clean the lint from the filter after every load clothes.) He told us that he wanted to show us something; he took the filter over to the sink and ran hot water over it. The lint filter is made of a mesh material .. I'm sure you know what your dryer's lint filter looks like. Well, the hot water just sat on top of the mesh! It didn't go through it at all! He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh that's what burns out the heating unit. You can't SEE the film, but it's there. It's what is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft and static free .... that nice fragrance too. You know how they can feel waxy when you take them out of the box ... well this stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen. This is also what causes dryer units to potentially burn your house down with it! He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very longtime (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months. He said that makes the life of the dryer at least twice as long! How about that!?! Learn something new every day! I certainly didn't know dryer sheets would do that. So, I thought I'd share!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Hubby having his second surgery. The first one has made an improvement for him, so hopefully this will do the same.
Thank you for all your support & prayers during this time. Each of you are so appreciated, with all my heart I love you.
Be back in a couple of days.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Mother is on the left, isn't that picture of her with
that huge bow in her hair just adorable. Beneath
all the fluff & lace she was a tom-girl.
Happy Birthday Mother ...
~ More beautiful Irish countrysides & music ~
Mother grew into a beautiful young lady,
traveled world wide & throughout the USA
several times. She was very adventuresome.
Mother had a twinkle about her when she spoke
of the fun moments in her life ... like the day she
drove her car up the stairs of the courthouse just
to see if she could do it,
or when she moved outhouses on Halloween.
She paid her parents 25 cents a week room &
board, saved enough money to travel, paid cash
for her car ...
And, then she had (5) children. For these children she alone, worked her fingers to the bone ... cleaning houses, scrubbing floors, sewing, ironing, babysitting, baking pies for others ... anything to hold her family together. (I am the tallest)
Mother was my best friend, I'd do anything for her ... I loved her more than words can express.
She now rests peacefully at the feet of Jesus. I weep for her once more to hug.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Spring has joined us ... now the squirrels are trying to dig
up the plants ... can you see all that dirt on the flowers?
If I had known they were such diggers .... well, I am just
A longly viola joins ...
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Have a beautiful spring day ...
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Now ye know there's a WEE bit of blarney in all of us
... but Harold has even more than most!
You can see the helping hand holding onto to his
arms, someone else is holding his feet ... he is
Yes, he had to kiss the Blarney Stone ... not I, I'll just
claim mine naturally thru genetics ... chuckle!
Blarney stone history ~ (click)
I am so glad that you are enjoying the
awesome greens one can never imagine
... shades to behold!
May God hold His loving hand in yours
May angel blessings be showered
May a touch o'blarney make you chuckle
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The Waterford factory, AWESOME!
Waterford glass being finished
Waterford glass being shaped