Changing my world one rainbow at a time

That's Kathy on the left ( note mouth open, still is) and Scottie on the right.
Kathy was 6lbs 13 ozs. and Scottie was 6lbs 10 oz. I had a full tummy!

My heart leaps up when I behold
A Rainbow in the sky - William Wordsworth

Thanks to NyteEnGale, Bible Researcher
Gina will always be loved and missed

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My Grandmother used to have this white wicker swing on her front porch she had covered with a quilt her mother made.  Many happy hours of my childhood was spent sitting on that swing with my Grandmother or both my Grandmother and my Mama.
It was where we rested and talked and sometimes napped.  She had pots of flowers all over the place and her roses, just below the porch, wafted up for us all to enjoy.
Homemade ice cream was made on that porch and many a watermelon sat in a tub of ice.

 Quilts covered everything in the house especially chairs and couches.  I have no idea what they thought would happen to the sofa and chairs if you didn't cover them but that's another story.   My Granny and My Grandmother made quilts... it was their thing.   When Granny died, she gave her four children all her quilts.   When my Grandmother died, she gave them all to my Mama and when Mama died, she gave them all to me.   And here I am living in Florida where you never need a quilt.
Never you mind... I cherish those quilts... smile.

For my mom
Happy Mother's Day In Heaven

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History of Mother's Day — Video

When George Bush was president, his mother was quoted:
"I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to."
--Barbara Bush

Someone Who Cares

I want my children to have all the things I could not afford. Then I want to move in with them.
-Phyllis Diller

Mother's Day Tribute Video - YouTube

"Strong Women. May we know them. May we raise them. May we be them."
- Unknown


  “Sometimes when I look at all my children, I say to myself, "Lillian, you should have stayed a virgin."”
--Lillian Carter, Mother of President Jimmy Carter


Never let your children surf the net alone. Always check links from this column. I have checked them but they can be hacked between the time I put them in and the time you read this.


To color for mom

Mother's Day preschool and kindergarten activities, crafts, gift ideas

Mother's Day Gifts Kids Can Make


Mother's Day Kids.wmv - YouTube

How Can Parents Help Children After a National Tragedy? - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Can Computers Replace Teachers?: Reason's Katherine Mangu-Ward - YouTube

Ask an Expert: Should I Get My Teenager a Prepaid Card? | Money Talks News

Health Tip: Is Your Child Being Bullied? - MedicineNet

Protect your family from Porn
Click here: OpenDNS - Parental Controls

Mothers Day Poems

Poems on Mothers Day,Happy Mothers Day Poetry,Mothers Day Poetry for Children,Mothers Day Poems from Kids

Mother's Day Cards, Free Mothers Day eCards

Happy Mother's Day GrandMother

The Way You Do The Things You Do

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JMcCornack's World

 Mom Playing Pinochle

Mom’s Garden

Well Done

John...keeper of memories for all of us

The Way Things Were


Consumers Look To Internet To Solve Complaints « CBS Miami

Consumer Reports Picks The Best American Cars

Government agency lookup:

Emergency Generators: How to Choose The Right Generator For Your Home | Survival

 The 4 Best and 3 Worst Customer Loyalty Cards | Money Talks News

This is a keeper
4 Things you might not have known about your Cell Phone

For all the folks with cell phones.  (This should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet.  Good information to have with you.) There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies.  Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival.
Check out the things that you can do with it:

FIRST:  (Emergency)
The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112.  If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an Emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly, this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked.  Try it out.

SECOND:  (Hidden Battery Power)
Imagine your cell battery is very low.  To activate, press the keys *3370#.  Your cell phone will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery.  This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell phone next time.

THIRD:  (How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?  )
To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following Digits on your phone:*#06# .  A 15-digit code will appear on the screen.  This number is unique to your handset.  Write it down and keep it somewhere safe.  If your phone is stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code.  They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.
You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either.  If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

FOURTH:  (Free Directory Service for Cells)
Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to.  Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem.  When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial:(800) FREE411 or (800) 373-3411without incurring any charge at all.  Program this into your cell phone now.This is sponsored by McDonald's.

If your computer has crashed within this time frame, it may be Microsoft's update
Microsoft fails its customers after a bad patch | Computerworld Blogs

Microsoft Does Not Automatically Call You When Your PC Is Supposedly Having A Problem —

Recent Windows Update causes huge problems for Win 7 users! | Daves Computer Tips

Should I Remove It?

Internet Sales Tax Is Coming

Get a free, temporary e-mail address that expires after 10 minutes.   When you need to register online, get this temporary address.
Remove an update  10 Minute Mail


My Mother kept a Garden - YouTube

The Life of flowers (????? ??????)

Will the 17-Year Cicadas Damage My Trees?

Flower Garden Pests

 A Dozen Unique Out of the Pot Planters

Lawn Care 101

Mom will love it !
Buy flip flops at the dollar store, bling them up, then make a wreath for summer to put on your door.

How To Grow Roses From Cuttings

Search Plants - Plant Identification | Right Plants 4 Me

 eNature: ZipGuides

It's bug time!

Add a mixture of vinegar, sugar and salt. The wasps are attracted to the sweet and sour scent yet bees don’t seem to be attracted by this sour mixture whereas a honey mix would be a fatal attractant.

Keep the wasp trap out of the rain as it will quickly fill with rainwater.

The down-side of this wasp trap is it also attracts and traps beneficial insects such as lacewing and hoverflies which are a natural pest control of aphids.

 Bird seed Wreath

The Best Tomatoes to Grow Where You Live

Home Grown Tomatoes (John Denver)

For all Rockin Moms


A Mother's Song- Perfect new mother/son wedding dance song. Special wedding reception dance music. - YouTube

A Mother's love song..."Time Has Gone" - YouTube

A Tribute to Mom - One Heartbeat At A Time - YouTube

The Mom Song with lyrics - YouTube

Mother's Day Song - What I've Learned.flv - YouTube

Mama - Celine Dion - YouTube

Mama Liked The Roses - Elvis Presley - YouTube

~Mother's Love~

 I Believe-Elvis Presley

(for information only)

Talking to Mom is good!  Texting and email is speedy but the next time need to dial down your stress, pick up a phone and call your Mom. The sound of your mom's voice can reduce stress hormones and boost production of the feel-good hormone oxytocin.
University of Wisconsin Study

Generic Drug Prices | How Drug Costs Compare - Consumer Reports

What Will Obamacare Do to Medicare?

Having a hard time locating a doctor who participates in Medicare? With Obamacare, this problem will get worse. Medicare maintains a participating physician directory on it's site. The info includes gender, location, education, certification, and hospital privileges.

If you are a caregiver and need support, check these links out by copy and paste into your browser

You knew it was coming
Doctors Urged to Refrain from Social Media Contacts With Patients - MedicineNet

This site is a keeper.   This new database reveals thousands of hospital violation reports.
You might want to check out your local hospital. | Association of Health Care Journalists

Blessed are the purr and grrr of heart.

"If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise"

What would the world do without sweet Mamas?
A female golden Lab with a little Downs Syndrome boy who has likely never seen a dog up close before.
Sweet Mama Dog Interacting with a Beautiful Child with Down Syndrome Jim Stenson - YouTube
Endangered Week-Old Rhino Learns to Wallow at Lion Country Safari, Florida. - YouTube

cat versus human

Tallest Cat in the World & Other Record Breaking Animals

When you buy your mom a gift this year, double your good deeds by buying here:
Animal Rescue - Pet Shop - Sale

Here comes Mazey
The World's Smallest Dog: Tiny Dog Terrier - YouTube
Does it seem odd we have to post signs like this?  Apparently so... just a few years ago, a Tennessee man was visiting here and stuck his hand into one of the ponds on a golf course and guess what?   He now has no hand.   And was the pond posted?  YES

12 Photos of Therapy Dogs Providing Comfort After Tragedies | Mental Floss

Vegetables You Can Feed Your Dog

Talking Cats Compilation 2013! - YouTube Releases Its 2013 Report Card for The Pet Travel Industry – Progress Was Made But...


Certificate of Veterinary Inspection from your vet is required , confirming that the animal has no signs of contagious diseases.   It's rare that you get stopped but if you do, you could be fined up to $1,000.00 if you do not have the certificate.

These Giant snails --big as rats---are a serious problem. I say make a white wine sauce with butter and mushrooms

Giant, slimy, hungry African land snails are invading Florida | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Dr. Richard Palmquist: New Cancer Therapy Options for Animals: CyberKnife Radiation

PS - Be VERY careful with snapping turtles

What a great match up
cat opens freezer - YouTube

EarthCam - Everglades Cam

I hate it when my Mom spring cleans

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African Queen sails again: Steamboat which starred alongside Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn in classic 1951 film back in the water and guess who is running it?   Boggie's son, of course.
So, if you are in the Keys this summer, stop by for a ride.
Book passage on the restored African Queen in the Florida Keys -

Travel Fees | Airline Fees | Resort Fees - Consumer Reports

Congress says it is working on this....uh huh
Air Traffic Controller Furloughs Creating Traffic Nightmares For Passengers « CBS Los Angeles Expert Hotel Reviews and Undoctored Photos

Dude Ranches | Dude Ranch Vacations

8 Great US Destinations To Visit For Less |

Hangs in my kitchen

May the spatula be with you.....

I do not like broccoli.  And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it.
And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli.
--President George HW Bush


Consumer Reports : Ground Turkey Rife With Germs - No horse meat, but more than half positive for fecal bacteria

 Dairy Health Benefits: Why You Should Eat Dairy Today | Reader's Digest

If your spice cabinet has only salt and pepper, this site is for you
 Supermarket Guru - Herbs and Spices 101

For chili heads
World's hottest chile pepper: The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion! -

Polls show nearly all Americans support mandatory GMO labeling... (90%+)


Coalition states include: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.

20 U.S. states are contemplating GMO labeling laws. it's becoming increasingly clear that GMO labeling is an unstoppable force.

The Most Nutritious Lettuce Green

I bought a bag of these wonderful onions this week!
VIDALIA ONION BROS History of the Vidalia Onion


Vidalia Onion Recipes and Cooking Tips - Sweet Onion Recipes

Potato Side Dishes | Taste of Home Recipes

Homemade Seasoning Mixes

42 Fresh & Juicy Strawberry Recipes - Southern Living

Chocolate Fudge Pie Recipe |

Oh yummy! Strawberry Butter! For your breakfast, Mom:)
Strawberry Honey Butter

1 pint strawberries, hulled
3 tablespoons honey

Mother's Day Recipes - Every Day with Rachael Ray

Crepes | Taste of Home Recipes

Mother's Day Breakfast and Brunch Recipes : Recipes and Cooking : Food Network

Main Dish Salads -

Pineapple Upside Down muffins

2 eggs
2/3 C white sugar
4 Tbsp pineapple juice
2/3 C all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick or 4 Tbsp)
2/3 C brown sugar
1-can pineapple rings
6-maraschino cherries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray your muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.
BAKE TIME 10-15 min
In a mixing bowl, add eggs, white sugar, and pineapple juice. Beat for 2 minutes. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and turn mixer back on for 2 minutes.

In a small sauce pan, melt the butter and add the brown sugar. Stir on low heat for one minute.

Spoon a layer of the warm brown sugar mixture into the bottom of each muffin tin, then place a pineapple ring on top. Add a cherry in the middle of each pineapple. Pour cake mixture over to fill muffin tin 3/4 of the way full. If you are using regular muffin tins, you will need to cut down the rings to fit or just use pineapple tidbits

This is a wonderful recipe for fish...very yummy

Parmesan-crusted Fish
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons paprika
1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
4  fillets (about 1 pound total)
1 lemon, cut into wedges
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . In a shallow dish, combine the cheese with the paprika and parsley and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle the fish with olive oil and dredge in the cheese mixture. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake until the fish is opaque in the thickest part, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve the fish with the lemon wedges.

Spring Vegetables Slideshow: Bon Appétit

Give me a sense of humor, Lord,
Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some humor out of life,
And to pass it on to other folks.

Technology Moms can do without
The Wrong Automation - YouTube

Don't go there


Being Mom Video « The Skit Guys

A young man excitedly tells his mother he's fallen in love and is going to get married.
He says, "Just for fun, Ma, I'm going to bring over 3 women and you try
and guess which one I'm going to marry."
The mother agrees.
The next day, he brings 3 beautiful women into the house and sits
them down on the couch and they chat for a while. He then says,
"Okay, Ma. Guess which one I'm going to marry."
She immediately replies, "The redhead in the middle."
"That's amazing, Ma. You're right. How did you know?"
"I don't like her."

Mother's Day Humor

My mom is very very possessive. She calls me up and says, "You weren't
home last night. Is something going on?"

I say, "Yeah, Mom. I'm cheating on you with another mother."

"My Mother Scares Me" Comedy By Chonda Pierce - YouTube

“Hey, Mom, can I tell you something?” puffed five-year-old Terry, as he rushed around the store with his mother.
“No, Terry, I'm too busy,” said his mother.
A little while later he tried again, “Hey, Mom…”
“Don’t bother me. I’m trying to think,” his mother interrupted.
Finally at home, Terry said, “Now can I tell you?”
“Oh, yes, what is it?” said his mother in exasperation.
“I wanted to tell you that your pants have a big rip in the back.”

Out of the mouth of babes
When I was six months pregnant with my third child, my three year old came into the room when I was just getting ready to get into the shower. She said, "Mommy, you are getting fat!" I replied, "Yes, honey, remember Mommy has a baby growing in her tummy."

"I know," she replied, but what's growing in your butt?"


A man on his Harley was riding along a California beach when suddenly the sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice, God said, 'because you have tried to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish..'

The biker pulled over and said, 'Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can ride over anytime I want.'

God replied, 'Your request is materialistic; think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking; the supports required reaching the bottom of the Pacific and the concrete and steel it would take! I can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time and think of something that could possibly help mankind.'

The biker thought about it for a long time. Finally, he said, 'God, I wish that I, and all men, could understand women; I want to know how she feels inside, what she's thinking when she gives me the silent treatment, why she cries, what she means when she says nothing's wrong, why she snaps and complains when I try to help, and how I can make a woman truly happy.

God replied: 'You want two lanes or four on that bridge?

How Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord Ps33:12

Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America”

Diamond Rio: In God We Still Trust -

"If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."- Ronald Reagan

Billy Graham's Prayer For Our Nation
'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your Forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word Says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have Done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We Have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded Laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it Choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable... We have Neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We Have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's Possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity And pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the Time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search Us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from sin and Set us free.
In Jesus name, amen!' With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and Wholeheartedly become our desire so that we once again can be called 'One Nation under God!'

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