Do you have some favorites you’d share with us?   Anything…family, political, childhood, parental, religious, WHATEVER??

Let’s hear some!!


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Veteran’s Day Notes

I drove past the Veteran’s Cemetery Saturday morning on the way back from seeing my mother in rehab.   Over the years, I’ve passed that VA Cemetery and kind of tipped my hat to the many, many white, short columns indicating a deceased military type.

I’ve always said THANKS, sometimes out loud, sometimes with a tear.  Lately, I’ve been so angry at what’s happening in our country that I’ve actually said things like “You died for THIS?”   I have to admit, I’ve told you this before, and it’s true.

Yesterday, I somehow felt good about them again, thanking them, acknowledging their service, their huge sacrifice, though I’m sure quite a few are vets who died after a nice, long life.

I dedicate this blog post today to THOSE WHO DIED YOUNG, IN COMBAT OR BACK IN THE STATES OF PTSD, perhaps suicide.   I concentrate here on male military.


Having a marriage where you both thought of each other first and, through ups and downs of life, loved each other more than anything.

Having sex.  Yup, I wrote that!  Let’s face it, some probably never did.  Silly thing to write here, probably, but it’s a big thing and those boys who were 18 and serving and were killed, who’d looked forward to being ‘active’!, missed out…forever.

Having children who loved them, having the pride of seeing his boy or girl graduate or get married, walking a bride down the aisle and kissing her on the cheek as she turned to face her new husband, then turning back to his seat on the pew next to his wife, who’d be smiling at him in that amazing way she’d have had!

Having grandchildren who ran their little feet up the walk to see Gramps standing on his front porch.

Christmas and Easter or Seder dinners over the years….putting the tree up and fighting with the lights….lighting a menorah, singing, gifting loved ones.  His mother sat at the tree her first Christmas without him, having put away the shirt she’d bought for him before she got the telegram.

Finishing college and having a career.  Going to a beer after work with buddies but eager to go home to his loving wife and kids.

I could go on and ON and on.

THEY MISSED THESE THINGS and I’m fighting back tears right now.    That’s all I can do for them…….shed a few tears.




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Sunday Faith Blog

Below in italics is an email I and my ‘community group’ at church got Friday from the father of a 12 yr old girl, Julie.  He and his family are in our group.  Julie had had seizures much of her life until she went on meds.  The rest is self explanatory.  I publish it here to show what true faith sounds like, and the true friendship and peace and hope that comes from faith….The people in this community group are mostly in their late twenties and thirties, very hip and gorgeous (!) with young children.  I’m the dinosaur but they welcome me as if I’m one of theirs! ..To inspire:

Thank you all for your kind notes/texts and follow up on how Julie is doing. We definitely have experienced God’s love in the midst of Julie’s circumstances through this amazing group and we are thankful.

Julie is back on her anti-seizure medication and as of Saturday 2pm she has been seizure-free. We had decided to remove her off her meds after 3 yrs of being seizure-free and along with other criteria she met, including her neurologist recommendation. But God had other plans in store. This past weekend, our family felt drawn closer to God and each other and we know that He will use this for His ultimate glory and purpose. 

We look forward to seeing our church family this weekend. May God bless you all and those you love.

The sad UPDATE is “Julie” has had a couple of seizures now since being on the medicine, highly unusual, so please keep her and her wonderful family in your prayers.  Thanks!  God often has different plans than ours.

ALSO:  Please pray for my mother…her surgery to fix the broken femur went well and she’s already in a very nice rehab place.  I went yesterday (it’s about an hour away) and my mother is THE biggest trooper!  Already standing up on that leg and going through physical therapy and occupational therapy!  The problem is all this broken femur/surgery/rehab for 3 months stuff is just a terrible detour because nothing they’re doing about this is going toward solving the bigger problem of intense pain she’s been having, which they haven’t been able to figure out or cure.   SO, please keep her in your payers.  She and I and my sisters REALLY appreciate it!


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This was my comment at Bunkerville’s yesterday on BLOOMBERG….She thinks he just can’t win, basically….he’s said really stupid things, like pro-chinese communism, and showing his lack of information on guns, etc….She’s SO right on that!!….Here’s what I think:

And I disagree. The man is horrid, has said those things…ON VIDEO! But most Americans don’t care, don’t hear it, the media certainly won’t help in the endeavor to expose who he is! THey LIKE IT, especially if they think for a nannosecond he could be the best bet to beat Trump.

I’ve been sweating it out knowing that most centrists (even if they’re not, this could have been the DNC plan; make all the left look SO LOONY that ANYTHING right of them in the Democrat party, is a GOOD CHOICE for Dems and Indies) could attract erstwhile Trump voters, people who’re not fond of Trump but DESPISE the loony left.  Filling that criteria, it could be Biden if it isn’t Bloomberg.

If anybody could afford to plan this all it’s Bloomberg………let’s see. Bloomberg (or Biden): “You guys go VERY far Left, I’ll be a Dem centrist, and most voters, other than college kids and old hippies…will VOTE FOR ME!$$$$$”

Trump’s base won’t match in numbers, I don’t think. He needs to go past his base….I believe he CAN if/when he is more articulate, more detailed in what he’s doing and why, and keeps the I LOVE AMERICA mantra going….Americans don’t like the HATE AMERICA thing and the Left’s squarely in that HATE AMERICA LANE (who promotes socialism who understands or loves this country???). Oops…except Biden and Bloomberg.





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Any Comments On These?

A friend sent these, I loved them, and wondered if you all had any particular comments like “Ya, I sure relate to THAT!” Or….anything?!!   Which hits you the hardest or makes you laugh!?

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I used to use YAHOO! for my newsfeed (or whatever you call it)…my homepage when I opened my computer in the morning.   It had article after article of TRUMP IS HORRIBLE articles from top to bottom.  I’d read it every day and get wearier and wearier.  I didn’t believe the various permutations of TRUMP IS HORRIBLE but it does wear on you after a while.

Finally, I hadn’t looked at it for about 2 months except for the weather and a few other things….Now I go to DuckDuckGo for my search bar and that’s IT.

SO, last night I allowed myself to see  YAHOO TRUMP IS HORRIBLE articles again..Betsy DeVos is only doing her job for Trump and the GOP (WHAT?), Trump’s coming to a school so they have to threaten the students to behave and not show the vile hatred their teachers have taught them probably every freakin’ day of their lives, how Giuliani ‘appears to hurt Trump with his latest Tweet’, how there’s ‘danger ahead for Trump and GOP in 2020’ (probably playing off Kentucky and Virginia, etc…)  And MORE and MORE…..and I left Yahoo.

I’d not realized how it turned my stomach inside out every day, 20 times a day, when I checked for blog post ideas, etc., reading all this CRAP a not healthy.   Millions are still watching……and believing.



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You’ve all heard about the hideous massacre of family members in Mexico by now.  They have dual citizenship because their families have lived in Mexico many years…they are in a sect that broke off from Mormonism but remains with some of their creedo.

Part of  Trump’s reaction:  “If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these monsters, the United States stands ready, willing and able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively,” the president added. “The great new President of Mexico has made this a big issue, but the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army!”

Many Americans I’ve read on blogs and Facebook feel very strongly that WE MUST RETALIATE OR WE’RE LOST! What would that retaliation look like?

Mexican cartels are there to STAY, the Mexican president knows that (and probably profits from that!), and that’s my question:



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Virginia….flips LEFT :-(

So Virginia, a state which hasn’t voted Left in a generation, is now a Blue State?? Of course, when kind of moronic voters say things like this, does anybody wonder?:

“John Brown, who has worked in heating and air-conditioning for more than 30 years, said that he has wavered between parties over the years. This time, he voted for Mr. Beshear. “I watch the news, and that’s how I vote,” he said.

“He has poor manners,” Mr. Brown, 62, said, adding that he does not care for his hotheaded temperament, which was apparent when Mr. Bevins spoke. “You can tell his blood pressure is rising.”

Another man interviewed, an old veteran, was reported to have said “I like Steyers the best in this coming 2020 election because I see his campaign ads a lot.”    WHAT?

Kentucky probably went LEFT, too…HOUSE AND SENATE 😦  I’m writing this Tuesday night and don’t think I’ll write again even if I hear the final results…..BUT, the good news is Beshear was way down until Trump came to Kentucky and campaigned for him and brought his numbers up about 15 points, which is huge.

So what’s with Virginia?  I know uninformed Republicans probably vote for the Left because they might want tighter gun control (they watch the carnage on the news so often and think gun control will work because they clearly don’t know the facts)….and a lot want higher hourly wages, and entitlements……..SO…..that’s a bit scary.




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An Oldie but very Goodie!! and an interesting fact

A Tourist walked into a Chinese curio shop in San Francisco. While looking around at the exotic merchandise, he noticed a very lifelike, life-sized, bronze statue of a rat. It had no price tag, but was so incredibly striking the tourist decided he must have it He took it to the old shop owner and asked, “How much for the bronze rat ?”

“Ahhh, you have chosen wisely! It is $12 for the rat and $100 for the story,” said the wise old Chinaman.

The tourist quickly pulled out twelve dollars. “I’ll just take the rat, you can keep the story”.

As he walked down the street carrying his bronze rat, the tourist noticed that a few real rats had crawled out of the alleys and sewers and had begun following him down the street. This was a bit disconcerting so he began walking faster.

A couple blocks later he looked behind him and saw to his horror the herd of rats behind him had grown to hundreds, and they began squealing.

Sweating now, the tourist began to trot toward San Francisco Bay.

Again, after a couple blocks, he looked around only to discover that the rats now numbered in the MILLIONS, and were squealing and coming toward him faster and faster.

Terrified, he ran to the edge of the Bay and threw the bronze rat as far as he could into the Bay.

Amazingly, the millions of rats all jumped into the Bay after the bronze rat and were all drowned.

The man walked back to the curio shop in Chinatown.

“Ahhh,” said the owner, “You come back for story ?”

“No sir,” said the man, “I came back to see if you have a bronze Democrat.

My INTERESTING FACT mentioned in my blog subject line is this:

We are definitely a liberal state (Republicans are only 28% of the voters!)…but Darryl Issa,  (Minority Leader) Kevin McCarthy, Devin Nunes, Duncan Hunter, and Tom McClintock, all very involved, quite effective politicians, are REPUBLICANS.    AND, BY THE WAY…If Republicans are really only that small a number in my state, I think I know them ALL because I know a TON of good Conservative Republicans!


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BIDEN …why is he so popular?


Those on the Right could go his way if he stays farther Right than the Leftist nut candidates.   Plenty on the Right aren’t Trump fans and they could be dragged to Biden.  Witness the hate and contempt Trump constantly throws at Biden.  Trump’s no dummy.  And Trump knows his base is definitely not enough.

Those on the Left who aren’t quite as whacko as the candidates, too, will flock to Biden. In a very big way.

Not all Trump voters are still gung-ho and not all Left voters want to go as far Left as they’re being pushed.

Et voila.

You could disagree.   I’ll say you’re wrong.

But I will add I do NOT think Biden will end up being the candidate.  And we’d all better start praying it will be Elizabeth Warren.  Because no WAY could she win.

Mark my words.  And yes, you may quote me!  HA!



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