Changing my world one rainbow at a time
My heart leaps up when I behold
A Rainbow in the sky - William Wordsworth

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We remember our family hero as well as our country's hero,  Maurice "Footsie" Britt, of  WWII  who won the Medal of Honor making his family and his state of Arkansas extremely proud.
Maurice "Footsie" Britt - Medal of Honor

Some of you ask me what the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran's Day is....
Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor all who have died during a war in which the United States was involved. Ceremonies are often held at the cemetery, and include placing American flags on the graves. The speakers at these events are usually veterans of our Armed Forces. Parades are also often held in communities honoring our fallen heroes.

Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor all who have served or are serving in the US military.

Memorial Day 2013 - YouTube


Birthdays are put in as we received them. We try to get as close as we can to your actual birthday. If you wish your birthday in the Rainbow, please send about a week or two before your b'day and use this link:
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'Heavenly Father, hold our troops in Your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in this our time of need.
These things I humbly ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, Amen.'


Memorial Day — Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts

Memorial Day Video —

American Battle Monuments Commission

"(L)et us make a vow to our dead. Let us show them by our actions that we understand what they died for...  Strengthened by their courage, heartened by their valor, and borne by their memory, let us continue to stand for the ideals for which they lived and died."
- Ronald Reagan, Remarks at the U.S. Ranger Monument, Pointe du Hoc, France, 6/6/84

Annie's "Memorial Day Links" Page

Psalm 23 Memorial day tribute - YouTube

Let's hear it for Walmart
Walmart to Train and Hire 100,000 Veterans Over the Next Five Years - Seeking Alpha

There are good people all over the world
Positive compilation of Russian dash cams(Video by ArkadiYM93) - YouTube

Putting Up the Flag



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.

Holidays for Kids: Veteren's Day, President's Day & Memorial Day - YouTube

Thank You Soldiers - Veteran's Day Memorial Day Song.flv - YouTube

Memorial Day |

Can You Tell The Difference Between A Crocodile And An Alligator? | Blog | eNature

Memorial Day 2012 - Teach Your Children About Legacy - YouTube

Memorial Day

6 Steps to Giving Your Teen Credit | Money Talks News

More Than 4 in 10 U.S. Teens Text While Driving: Survey - MedicineNet


 How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
- Maya Angelou
The Ultimate Sacrifice:
A Memorial Day Poem

We set aside Memorial Day
Each and every year
To honor those who gave their lives
Defending what we hold dear.

In all the dark and deadly wars,
Their graves prove and remind us,
Our brave Americans gave their all
To put danger far behind us.

They made the ultimate sacrifice
Fighting for the American way;
We admire them and respect them
On every Memorial Day.
--Joanna Fuchs

Honor Flight - Operation Resolve

Memorial Day Video

God Bless America - Celine Dion


Kids for Peace Pledge

Peace One Day Concert Winning Song

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JMcCornack's World

The Greatest Generation

Memorial Day

John... keeper of memories for all of us


Consumer Alert

Be an informed consumer when you donate to chairites.
Think about these before you donate.   To me, these salaries are ridiculous and I will NOT contribute
As you open your pockets to do a good thing and make yourself feel good, please keep these facts in mind:

The American Red Cross
President and CEO Marsha J. Evans salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses

It is called the March of Dimes because only a dime for every 1 dollar is given to the needy.

The United Way
President Brian Gallagher receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.

UNICEF CEO Caryl M. Stern receives $1,200,000 per year (100k per
month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE . Less than 5 cents of your
donated dollar goes to the cause.

GOODWILL CEO and owner Mark Curran profits $2.3million a year.
Goodwill is a very catchy name for his business.
You donate to his business and then he sells the items for PROFIT.

He pays nothing for his products and pays his workers minimum wage! Nice Guy.

$0.00 goes to help anyone!!! Stop giving to this man.


The Salvation Army
Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a small salary of only $13,000 per
year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization. 96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.

The American Legion
National Commander receives a $0.00 (zero) salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Veterans of Foreign Wars
National Commander receives a $0.00 (zero) salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and
their families and youth!

The Disabled American Veterans
National Commander receives a $0.00 (zero) salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Military Order of Purple Hearts
National Commander receives a $0.00 (zero) salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

TheVietnam Veterans Association
National Commander receives a $0.00 (zero) salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

Can the Feds Read Your Email?

How Email Phising Works - Make Tech Easier

​Don't fall for this
Don't Fall for a "Ransomware" Scam
Imagine the fright if you saw a message on your computer saying that it has been locked by the FBI because you visited a pornography site and you now have to pay a fine. It is a scam. You can generally use Norton Power Eraser (free) or Malwarebytes to remove the bogus warning.

 FBI Virus - (Removal Help) - PCTuneUp.ORG

"Revive a dead hard disk" @ Komando Video

Ten Free Tech Support Tools

Have fun with this

(or just use the Character Map utility -- in "Accessories/System Tools")

Biggest Cyberattack in History Slows Internet - It all started as a fight over spam

12 easy PC tasks you should be doing (but aren't) | PCWorld#tk.nl_pcwbest

How to easily delete your online accounts |


Garden With Native Plants | The Nature Conservancy

How To Stock Your Disaster Pantry | Survival

Wildflower week ended on May 12 but these pictures are so nice

15 photos celebrating National Wildflower Week : TreeHugger

 How to Get Your AC Summer-Ready | Money Talks News

From Family Corner
Here's a fun project to do with your kids while you teach them about Memorial day

What You Need
a pair of white flip flops
vinyl glue (E6000)
12" red ribbon remnants of blue and white foamie sheets
Cover table with newspaper, a plastic table cloth, or even an old shower curtain.

Gather supplies and have everything ready at the work table and within reach.

Cut foam into star shapes. Cut a piece of white foam to cover the clear top pieces of the flip flops. If your flip flops have white bands you can eliminate this step.

Now you are ready to begin making your flip flops...
Glue the v-shaped white strip with blue stars to the v-shaped clear tops of the flip flops. Secure with clothespins to hold in place while the glue dries.

For the other flip flop, glue the v-shaped white foam on to the clear tops of the flip flop first.

Wrap the red ribbon around the white tops creating a striped affect, gluing down as you go.

Secure the ribbon with clothespins to hold in place while the glue dries.

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Wildly Different Hospital Prices Revealed | Money Talks News

Ask a Patient: Medicine Ratings and Health Care Opinions

Copy these senior exercises for you or a loved one -- Go4Life

How Much Hospitals Charge Medicare - Interactive Feature -

The doctor will Skype you now | Daily Record |

If you are on Medicare, you need to know this! A lady here in Florida was in the hospital for something and got a bill for $32,000 because part of the days she was in the hospital, she had been switched from being a hospital patient to "in hospital on observation." This is part of Obamacare and they are trying to keep it a secret. You must be aware of this so you won't get caught.

Medicare Inpatient vs. Outpatient Under Observation and Hospital Costs - AARP

Hospital Observations Can Get Costly for Medicare Recipients -



God Bless America - Celine Dion (With Lyrics & History) - YouTube

If your reading this - YouTube

 God Bless our Troops God Bless The U.S.A. 2012 - YouTube

God Bless The ? U.S.A.? Lee Greenwood. ? 2012 - YouTube

Memorial Day 2013 - Freedom Isn't Free! - YouTube

Please Remember Me - YouTube

Heaven Was Needing a Hero - YouTube

Mormon Tabernacle Choir's concert for a girl with cancer - YouTube

Mirrors on Quiet Waters (HD1080p) - YouTube

Blessed are the purr and grrr of heart.

This is my daughter and my grand-cats

Military Reunions with Man's Best Friend: Dogs Welcoming Home Their Owners from Deployment - YouTube

Do you love Grumpy Cat like the rest of the world?

Cat Welcomes Home Her Military Mom From Deployment - YouTube

A Cartoon Tribute To Cats, And The Poets Who Loved Them : NPR

Literary Pets: The Cats, Dogs, and Birds Famous Authors Loved | Brain Pickings

What is Doga? (Hint - Yoga and Pets) - YouTube

Let's see a cat do this!

I adopted a stray cat.  Actually, I think it was the stray cat adopted me.   I took him to the vet to be neutered.  "I'm about 90% he's been fixed," said the vet.  

"How can I be sure?"
The vet replied, "watch to see if he does any 'male' things."

I inform the vet the cat already lays on the couch all day.  The vet warned me if he starts hogging the remote, bring him in.

They are hereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Organic Flea & Tick Remedy

8 oz apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp baking soda
4 oz warm water
1/2 tsp salt

Mix dry ingredients first then slowly add to wet as the vinegar and baking soda will react slightly. Put into spray bottle and spray pets down. Be careful not to get in pets eyes.

Use Borax throughout the house, sprinkle it on the carpets and let sit for a few hours, then vacuum. This should kill all the fleas and ticks in your home and on your pets.

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May the spatula be with you.....

Health Benefits of Pineapple

 10 Things You Don't Know About Pickles | Kitchen Daily

Is It Safe to Cut Off the Mold and Eat the Rest? |

Food Safety Stance - YouTube

8 of the most ridiculously unhealthy chain restaurant dishes of all time

26 Coastal Shrimp Recipes - Coastal Living

Quick-and-Easy Vegetarian Recipes - Cooking Light

100 Ways to Cook with Salmon - Cooking Light

 Memorial Day Dessert Recipes : Recipes and Cooking : Food Network

Quick and Easy Southwestern Recipes - Cooking Light

Memorial Day Recipes | Taste of Home Recipes

Grilled Corn on the Cob Recipe -

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.


12 NOON 4 men carry the grill to the backyard. The grill is draped in the American Flag.
12:15 PM Before the official start of the barbecue, Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio (or God Bless America) is played on the bugle.
12:19 PM The first hamburger is dropped by parachute from a remote control airplane flying overhead. It safely floats down onto the grill. At the sound of the 1st sizzle, everyone cheers!!!
12:20 PM I am manning the BBQ dressed in full military regalia with a chef's hat. And before you bring me your plate, you must salute.
NOTE: It's not a true American barbecue unless there is a deer laying across the coals. And the deer must have been shot (or run over) by someone at the party.
12:45 PM Some dude's girlfriend brings out an American flag made out of Watermelon and Blueberries!
12:46 PM Learn that watermelon and blueberries don't grill very well.
1:25 PM My girlfriend is making me serve vegetables. Fine! But she never said they had to be on a plate!
1:27 PM I shoot broccoli out of a machine gun.
2:43 PM A man costumed as Uncle Sam keeps things moving by going around saying things like: "Uncle Sam Wants You... to fetch more hot dogs from the fridge."
2:47 PM Girlfriend asks me to put her soy burger on the grill. I smile.
2:48 PM Girlfriend turns back.
2:48 and 2 seconds PM I drop the soy burger in the trash. "AIN'T NO SOY BURGER GONNA TOUCH MY GRILL, WOMAN!!!," I shout in my imagination.

3:00 PM Time to remember those who gave their lives in the great wars. So let's do that by drinking beer. Meaningful beer.

To remember World War II:
1- Wash down a polish sausage with Beck's beer. This is to remember when Germany savagely attacked Poland.
2- Now eat some really crappy food with some warm beer. That's to honor the British contribution to World War II.
3- To honor the contribution of France, eat chicken.

3:32 PM You're standing around minding your own business... and bang! Someone hits you over the head with a bottle of Sapporo Japanese beer! That's it! Now you drink Budweiser after Budweiser until you drop a huge
A-bomb in the toilet.

3:40 PM Now we remember the Vietnam War:
Drink Agent Orange Soda.
3:42 PM Now I'm behind my grill dressed as Rambo. I cut up the carrots with a machete while yelling: "Vegetables are for commies!!!"

4:00 PM Now we remember the Iraqi War:
We smoke baby back ribs to celebrate smoking Saddam out of his hole. And to honor President Bush, we serve a big fat turkey.
4:22 PM A fat guy has food all over his shirt. Someone shouts, "Look everybody! Is that corn on the cob or corn on the slob?!" Everybody laughs.

4:50 PM Awwww, isn't that cute? Nothing is more American then kids selling cups of lemonade.
And nothing is more 21st Century America then building a Super Wal-Mart across the street from their lemonade stand and putting them out of business with an every day low-price from lemonade suppliers in China!

5:00 PM Time to play MEMORIAL DAY GAMES! We Re-enact the War of 1812! We use Grandma's pie as cannonballs.
5:01 Learn that Grandma's pie doesn't grill very well.

6:32 PM There's a piece of chicken missing from the table! Who did it?! Was it you, dog? Was it you?!
6:35 PM Take the dog as a Prisoner of War. Put him in a small dark room until he talks!

9:00 PM Last hamburger! Who will get it? One of my buddies dressed in camouflage pops out from the bush where he was hiding to grab it! That was cool.
9:01 PM Totally wasted. Out of dead animals to barbecue.
9:03 PM Learn that flip-flops don't grill very well.
9:13 PM Apologize to girlfriend for "burning" all 3 of her soy burgers.
9:14 PM Giggle as I use one of her uncooked soy burgers as a coaster for my beer.

11:00 PM All women and children are gone. It's finally time for what Memorial Day is all about... men having fun!
And you know what that means...

Cole Slaw Fight!

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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