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Saturday, 22 October 2011 02:12

A VETERAN IS ...

A person who pledged their very life in defense of the Constitution of the United States

Someone who endured environmental and physical extremes while battling foreign and domestic enemies of the Constitution

A person whose fidelity and loyalty to the Constitution remains ever strong

FuneralImageA person who has gone into the Valley of Death in obedience to lawful orders of the President and of superior officers

A person who voluntarily gave up their Constitutional freedoms and became subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice

A person who asks to give but never to be given

A person who may be a recipient of but never sought a citation for bravery

One who proudly salutes the Anthem and Flag of the United States of America

One who protects the loathsome protestor’s freedom of speech and right to burn the Flag

A person who is blind to human differences and accepts the strength of diversity

A person who never was and is not now a victim

The only one who is capable of truly understanding another Veteran

One who does not ask to be understood but for others to be understanding

That person sitting alone, looking into the past with eyes full of tears, asking the unanswerable, "Why not me?"

With love and respect for my brothers and sisters

Terry S. Bowman,
SMSgt (Ret) USAF

Thanks Fran for sending this to me. I couldn't have said this better myself! Thank you SMSgt Bowman for the inspired words and thank you to all the military members (current and former) who have voluntarily accepted the call to duty and to those who have given the greatest sacrifice for the good of the rest of us! Confused

Published in Awesomeness
Tuesday, 27 September 2011 02:34

Journey Called LIFE

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall
to see the farmer and his wife open a package.
"What food might this contain?", the mouse wondered.
He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

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Retreating to the farmyard,
the mouse proclaimed this warning :
"There is a mousetrap in the house!
There is a mousetrap in the house!"

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The chicken clucked and scratched,
raised her head and said, "Mr. Mouse,
I can tell this is a grave concern to you,
but it is of no consequence to me.
I cannot be bothered by it."

The mouse turned to the pig and told him,
"There is a mousetrap in the house!
There is a mousetrap in the house!"

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The pig sympathized, but said,
"I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse,
but there is nothing I can do about it
but pray.
Be assured you are in my prayers."

The mouse turned to the cow and said,
"There is a mousetrap in the house!
There is a mousetrap in the house!"

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The cow said, "Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you,
but it's no skin off my nose."

So, the mouse returned to the house,
head down and dejected,
to face the farmer's mousetrap
. . . Alone.. .. .

That very night
a sound was heard throughout the house
-- the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey.

The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught.
In the darkness, she did not see it.
It was a venomous snake
whose tail was caught in the trap.

The snake bit the farmer's wife.

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The farmer rushed her to the hospital.

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When she returned home she still had a fever.
Everyone knows you treat a fever
with fresh chicken soup.
So the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard
for the soup's main ingredient:

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But his wife's sickness continued.
Friends and neighbors
came to sit with her
around the clock.
To feed them,
the farmer butchered the pig.

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But, alas,
the farmer's wife did not get well...
She died.

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So many people came for her funeral
that the farmer had the cow slaughtered
to provide enough meat for all of them
for the funeral luncheon.

And the mouse looked upon it all
from his crack in the wall
with great sadness.

So, the next time you hear
someone is facing a problem
and you think it doesn't concern you,
remember ---

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When one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.
We are all involved in this journey called life.
We must keep an eye out for one another
and make an extra effort
to encourage one another.

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YOU MAY WANT TO SEND THIS
TO EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER
HELPED YOU OUT...

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AND LET THEM KNOW
HOW IMPORTANT THEY ARE.

- REMEMBER -

EACH OF US IS A VITAL THREAD
IN ANOTHER PERSON'S TAPESTRY.

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OUR LIVES ARE WOVEN TOGETHER
FOR A REASON.

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One of the best things to hold onto
In this world is a FRIEND.

 

Thanks Fran! Smile

Published in Truth
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 11:11

More Rednecks...

2010-09-09-nascarbible1. You Know You're in a Redneck Church if .....
The finance committee refuses to provide funds for the purchase of a chandelier because none of the members knows how to play one.

2. You Know You're in a Redneck Church if ....
People ask, when they learn that Jesus fed the 5000, whether the two fish were bass or catfish, and what bait was used to catch 'em.

3. You Know You're in a Redneck Church if ....
When the pastor says, "I'd like to ask Bubba to help take up the offering" and five guys and two women stand up.

4. You Know You're in a Redneck Church if ....
Opening day of deer season is recognized as an official church holiday.

5. You Know You're in a Redneck Church if...
A member of the church requests to be buried in his 4-wheel-drive truck because "It ain't never been in a hole it couldn't get out of" (Love it!)

6. You Know You're in a Redneck Church if .....
The choir is known as the "OK Chorale".

7. You Know You're in a Redneck Church if ....
In a congregation of 500 members, there are only seven last names in the church directory.

8. You Know You're in a Redneck Church if ....
People think "rapture" is what you get when you lift something too heavy.

9. You Know You're in a Redneck Church if ....
The baptismal pool is a #2 galvanized " Wheeling " washtub.

10. You Know You're in a Redneck Church if ....
The choir robes were donated by (and embroidered with the logo from) Billy Bob's Barbecue.

11. You Know You're in a Redneck Church if ....
The collection plates are really hubcaps from a '56 Chevy.

12. You Know You're in a Redneck Church if ...
Instead of a bell you are called to service by a duck call.

13. You Know You're in a Redneck Church if ....
The minister and his wife drive matching pickup trucks.

14. You Know You're in a Redneck Church if ....
The communion wine is Boone's Farm "Tickled Pink".

15. You Know You're in a Redneck Church if...
"Thou shall not covet" applies to huntin' dogs, too.

16. You know You're in a Redneck Church if ....
The final words of the benediction are, "Y'all come back now, Ya hear".

17. You know You're in a Redneck Church if ....
Even babies wear camo to services in the fall.

Thanks Fran! Laughing

Published in Chuckler
Tuesday, 29 March 2011 11:11

Health Care

HERE'S THE REASON...

WHY OUR HEALTH CARE COSTS ARE SO HIGH!!!

Bubba McCoy

Bubba had shingles.

Those of us who spend much time in a doctor's office should appreciate this! Doesn't it seem more and more that physicians are running their practices like an assembly line?

Here's what happened to Bubba:

Bubba walked into a doctor's office and the receptionist asked him what he had. Bubba said: 'Shingles.' So she wrote down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat.

Fifteen minutes later a nurse's aide came out and asked Bubba what he had. Bubba said, 'Shingles' So she wrote down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told Bubba to wait in the examining room.

A half hour later a nurse came in and asked Bubba what he had. Bubba said, 'Shingles..' So the nurse gave Bubba a blood test, a blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram, and told Bubba to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor.

An hour later the doctor came in and found Bubba sitting patiently in the nude and asked Bubba what he had.

Bubba said, 'Shingles.'

The doctor asked, 'Where?'

Bubba said, 'Outside on the truck. Where do you want me to unload 'em??'

HOPE THIS MAKES YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD LIKE I DID... THESE DAYS WE NEED ALL THE LAUGHS WE CAN GET

Thanks Fran! Laughing

Published in Chuckler
Thursday, 17 February 2011 12:31

Long winters...

You know, I have always liked having four seasons. I have lived all around the world and the places where I lived that had fewer just seemed to lack something. That being said, there comes a time when enough is enough and it is simply time to move on to the next season. SO, with that...

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This image sent to me by my friend Fran!

Published in Chuckler
Tuesday, 15 February 2011 23:59

Australia under water...

Having spent some time in Central Australia, and visiting around the Eastern perimeter, these photo's kind of hit home and made me a bit sad. Have a look.

Some first-hand pics.

Perhaps the most rivetting pic to me is the tug boat going down the main street of the Brisbane Central Buisness District.

It is the third largest city in Ozz, with a population of 3.3 million.

Now the crocs are moving in, the one shown was in the Central Park in Rockhampton City, they are gorging on dogs and carrion.

Now also the bloody snakes are everywhere, washed out of the bush and taken residence in abandoned houses in towns and the cities.

No one knows yet the real cost of all this, but it will be just massive, and it is gonna hurt us.

For the most part, Australia is flat and is just a massive flood plain, and it all runs from north to south.

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Thanks to our friend Fran for sending the original email to me!

Published in Sadness