Thank You Mr. President!

I am dedicating my 1,000th post to our Forty-Fourth President, Barack Obama.


You will be remembered with great love, appreciation and affection. You and Michelle have served our great nation with determination, strength, honesty, intelligence, and with caring and loving hearts. Lately, I, as millions of Americans, have poured over video footage and photos of you and your family. We have witnessed with our eyes and hearts your goodness, your sense of humor and your integrity. You have been the greatest leader I have known, and We The People thank you most sincerely.

You will be remembered and your legacy will live on. In time the history books will concur with what I have said. To watch the way babies and kids and  everyday citizens respond to your enchanting smile is lovely. Children can always sense when someone is good.

I wouldn’t have missed these last eight years for all the gold in the world. You are a national treasure and will be sorely missed. It is with great hope we will see much of you in future. You deserve to reconnect with your family and friends. And so it goes. Good-bye for now and I shall say once more with pride, thank you Mr. President.

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Remembering Our Veterans

Veterans Day 2009Who will stand with me? Who will stand and honor our Veterans? They give it all. They sacrifice everything to serve our country and by putting us first. Where would we otherwise find such people? Courage is an incredible gift and our service men and women are brave to place themselves in front of any enemy, to stand in-between them and us. Us … We The American People.

These men and women step up to the plate, take what’s dished out. Do what their superior officers order them to do, and accept whatever comes their way. They have determination, true grit and a deep love of their country. Which means they love us.

In my family there are nine veterans, with one still active duty and getting ready to retire after 24 years service, and many tours under fire. Even his younger brother had multiple combat tours. His own son joined and served in a combat zone. We do not believe in war, but the men on both sides of my family believe in our country and what it stands for. They have received medals of bravery and we are proud of their service in the military.

Two members of my family were wounded during two different wars. And even if the others were not physically hurt, they all carry with them the anguish of war, from both sides. The mental images of terrible events get unwittingly replayed in their minds, even after decades, to torture and hinder their everyday lives. There is counseling but it is likened to a band-aid cure. The scars in the minds of my loved ones and all of the other men and women, and the innocent victims, are deep … they continue to maim.

Together, we must stop playing so much and take the time out of our days to reach out and lend a hand or volunteer. Please visit the link at the top of this post and read, watch videos and determine if you can spare something of yourself in giving back to our men and women who place everything they hold dear, on the line … for you and for me. Do some unselfish giving. That equates to giving without expecting anything in return. Do you have it in you to step up to this plate?

To all the families on both sides of war, I keep you in my prayers. I pray for an end to all war, all ugliness, all hate, all jealousy and greed. Haven’t we had enough?

Thankful For My Blessings

New PlanetsEvery morning even before I have stumbled toward the coffee maker, all sleepy-eyed and silent, I realize I have been blessed with another day on our very own planet. I recall just how small we all are, and in the scheme of things it appears we are most often our own stumbling block.

Find five people or things you are grateful for and then send up your thanks because it is always good manners to be polite and say the right words.

Please Donate To Help My Six Kitties!

Sometimes you have to humble yourself for the sake of those you love.  We have to move and downsize to a third of the space we are accustomed to.  We may only take a few of our kitties and I must find loving homes for six of my darlings.  No Choice.  This is too hard and I really could use a helping hand for their welfare.

Please make a donation.  We need to act quickly and I am entirely thankful for those of you who are generous.

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Bobby Wearing his Indiana Jones Hat, is helping to raise funds for six of our kitties.  We must place them within the next two weeks.  Thank you!