Changing my world one rainbow at a time


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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 Dad had the best spot for growing tomatoes out behind the garage.  And he was well known for delicious maters.  (tomatoes for people not from the south).    Early on, I was an ardent admirer of Daddy's tomatoes.  One year, my little 3-yr. old self picked all the tomato flowers off the bushes and took them to Daddy and said, "Look Daddy, pitty powers for you!"   This story was told at every family reunion and at every dinner forever and forever until the end of days.
How could any Dad not appreciate that?
(Yes, he got tomatoes that year -- just not as early as expected)  
Now look at this tomato flower... isn't it pitty?

Happy Father's Day Daddy, wherever you are.   And thanks for being such a good sport about those pitty powers... smile.
I love you.

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BirthVerse :: Scripture Verse for your Birthday.

What happened in my birth year?

Happy June Birthday

Please keep Oklahoma in your prayers

"And ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."
Ephesians 6:4

Women Prefer Men Who Look Like Dad | LiveScience

Not a Superhero - YouTube

A good father
is one of
the most unsung,
and yet one of
the most
valuable assets
in our society.
~*~ Billy Graham


 Father's Love For His Son - Dick & Rick Hoyt - The Most Inspirational Video EVER! - YouTube

A Dad's Thoughts On Taking Kids Fishing | Babble

Fly your colors proudly

Flag Day, June 14th



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.

Quadruplets ( Grace, Emily, Mary Claire and Anna ) think their dad is an extremely funny guy!   Let's see what happens when they are 16 and he does
Newborn Quadruplets Think Dad Is Hilarious


Kid Joke

FATHERS.COM - Father-Child Fun with Knock-Knock Jokes

Father's Day Song for Children | I Love You Daddy Song - YouTube

BlackDog's Father's Day Celebration

You'll love this
Funny Talking Animals - Best Of! - YouTube

When you are out of school for summer, you can get in touch with your inner chef
Recipes & Cooking

Hi I'm Charlie Cicada

Kids, how much do you know about Cicadas?
Cicada Mania: Cicada Facts, Photos, Videos, Sounds, 17 Year, Brood II Periodical Cicadas

Cicada Time-Lapse Video By Samuel Orr Makes Insects Look Beautiful

Singing Cicadas - YouTube


A Parent's Love - I Cried After Watching This... - YouTube

Don't let your children grow up not knowing grammar
20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes | LitReactor

When Mom is on the hook for co-signed loans

How to Talk to Kids About Money -

Smart Parenting? Mom Gives Son An iPhone… but It Comes With These 18 ‘Must-Follow’ Rules | Video |

Flag Day, was created in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson to commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States.
Read More about Flag Day:
A website dedicated to the Flag of the United States of America - The History Of Flag Day

How to Celebrate a First Father's Day: 7 Steps's-Day

Kacey's Corner-Grandpa... Poem about my Grandpa--touching and nostalgic, great graphics

Celebrating Dad's First Father's Day: 5 Tips to Make It Fun

Helpful Tips for a First-Time Dad

Advice for Expectant Fathers - WebMD

New dads survival guide - Pregnancy, birth and baby advice for dads from Bounty

If you'd like to join Alice's list, contact her at

JMcCornack's World

Grandpa’s Farm

The Last Photo

John...keeper of memories for all of us

Report: NSA PRISM program spied on Americans' emails, searches | PCWorld

How to protect your PC from PRISM surveillance | PCWorld#tk.nl_today

NSA Is Watching You: Here's How to Avoid Being Spied On

How to Tell if a Cell Phone Is Being Monitored | eHow

What is Twitter? - YouTube

HELP... My Email Was Hijacked!

I use Carbonite. If interested go to  Your stuff is safe whenever you want it.
How do I backup my computer? - Ask Leo!

 Five Free PC Maintenance Tools

 More Google Search Alternatives

HOWTO: Sell Your Stuff Online

If you are buying Dad a lounger for Father's Day, Lazy Boy won't tell you this


CONSUMER and COMMUNITY Customers Reporting Credit Card Fraud | Money Talks News

Great comparison site | Find. Compare. Decide.

Click your way to savings – the top 10 internet consumer sites - Spend & Save - Money - The Independent

June is National Rose Month


American Rose Society

How to Grow Big, Bushy Mums - YouTube

Best Fragrant Flowers -

This might come in handy someday.

Clothes – Hand sanitizer
Walls – Toothpaste or hairspray*
Carpet – White vinegar
Wood – Rubbing alcohol
Dry Erase Board- Dry erase marker

*Don't scrub too hard with toothpaste or hairspray -- you don't want to remove the paint!

Recipe for White Flies
Some parts of the country have been hit hard by White Flies.  Here's a home made recipe for getting rid of them.
 2 parts rubbing alcohol, 5 parts water, and 1 tablespoon liquid soap. Spray the mixture on the foliage of garden plants that are susceptible to these pests.

If you neighbor has a gardenia bush, you can have one too CHEAP
How to Propagate: Gardenia bush cuttings - YouTube

In Floriduh, we got some big skeeters.  You'd think we were Texans
On the right is a regular sized skeeter.  That garganuan thing on the left are our skeeters

Giant Mosquitoes Invade Florida: Entomologist Reveals Reality Of Gallinipper Bites

 Get Rid Of Mosquitoes Safely & Without Resorting To Smelly Bug Repellents (PHOTOS)

See where your skeeters are going to be

Mosquito Activity Forecast

Hydrangea Questions and Answers

Why waste a perfectly good home

World's Most Poisonous Plants (PHOTOS) -

NON-toxic Weed Killer Recipe Good to use in yards with Pets & Children roaming around

1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 c table salt
1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap

Mix above ingredients in a spray bottle.
Spray weeds thoroughly.

The Dawn dish soap strips the weed of its protective oils so the vinegar can work with deadly force. Safe to use a yard used by pets.

(for information only)

Tick Factoids : Adults - YouTube

How to remove a tick - YouTube

Anesthesia Linked to Increased Dementia Risk in Seniors - Alzheimer's Disease Center - Everyday Health

The New (Old) Family Doctor: Cheaper, Better Care Without Insurance - DailyFinance

FATHER'S LOVE (an inspirational song by Gary Valenciano) - YouTube

Celine Dion Dance with my Father (Dedication) - YouTube

Thank you for being my Dad (Fathers Day Song) - YouTube

Starry Starry Night, (Vincent) Secrets of Old Age - YouTube

I have seen the Pan Flute instrument before, but I had never seen this particular player. David Doring was born in Kazakhstan, Central Asia in 1980. Their official language is Turkic Kazakh.
It's amazing how they can get all the sharps and flats needed musically out of a Pan Flute. Check out the music and scenery in the 3:13-min. video:

Blessed are the purr and grrr of heart.

"Dogs come when called. Cats take a message and get back to you."
Edward Verrall Luca (essayist)

Grumpy Cat is Newest DARE Rep~

Animal Dads: Eight Examples of Good Fatherhood from the Animal World | Babble

International Bird Rescue – Every Bird Matters» Blog Archive » Mother duck dies, but removed egg hatches 26 days l

Hi Five to
As of June 4, She has crocheted 7811 cat beds for Human  Society!

June is Adopt a Cat month

 Facts About Microchips and Cats - Reasons to Microchip Cats

If your dog or cat has to wear a cone, make it a special cone
Instant Improvement

AOL On - Grumpy Cat Scores Movie Deal

10 Dog Breeds for Families | Petside

Me and Dad have the same tie

School Comfort Dog 'Retires,' Gets His Photo In The Yearbook With The Seniors  | Pets - Yahoo! Shine

Sad Cat Diary - YouTube

Pet column contributors
Arlene's Angels
If you love and wish to protect cats, this is the place for you.
Contact Arlene at
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K9WebWorld ~The E-Zine for Dog Lovers


Top 100 Campgrounds || Best Places to Camp in the United States || Camping & Hiking

America's Best Campsites | Backpacker Magazine

10 best national park campsites across the USA -

Routehappy – Find the happiest flight for the lowest price

Top 10 places to go in Florida - travel tips and articles - Lonely Planet

 Travel News You Can Use – 5 Travel Apps & Websites for Planning Your Summer Travel

How to Get a Guest Assistance Card at Disneyland | eHow

This is the coolest thing! Just move your cursor around the map and see what the current temperatures and weather conditions are in cities all over the USA!

TSA Drops plans to allow knives on planes--How every clever of them

May the spatula be with you.....

 101: The Best For Your Bucks | Whole Foods Market

Wal-Mart Plans to Buy More Local Produce -

Supermarket Guru - Gluten Free Alternatives 101

How to Keep Food Fresh Longer | World Truth.TV

Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food -

The Alarming Truths About GMO - YouTube


Amazing Camping Food -

 Berry Recipes: 100 Ways With Fresh Berries - Southern Living

So easy !
Five Salad Dressings to Make This Summer | Whole Foods Market

Just in case Dad likes it hot
Favorite Spicy Recipes -

Better than fries!

Cut potatoes almost all the way through.
Drizzle olive oil, butter, some salt and pepper over top.
Bake @ 425 for 40 minutes.

From's recipes

Make some of this up for happy dads

Sangria Recipe

Pour 1 bottle (750ml) of Lambrusco
Add ½ cup of Brandy, Triple Sec, or Gran Marnier, or any combination of the three that still totals ½ cup.
Add 2 Tbs of lime juice and a splash of orange juice.
Add ¼ cup of sugar or more to taste. Stir to dissolve sugar (simple syrup dissolves better).
Cut up fruit -- oranges, thinly sliced lemons or limes, cherries -- add to the pitcher.
Let stand for an hour or two in the fridge.
Pour over ice in a wine glass and serve
For bubbly sangria: If you would like this to be slightly fizzy you can add a cup of sparkling water (Seltzer) to the pitcher just before serving.

I've also added raspberries (and 1/4 cup of raspberry liqueur)

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.

This always makes me laugh
Dad gags changing diaper, baby laughs - YouTube

This is what everybody thinks of their Dad when they're little

It was the end of the day when I parked my police van in front of the station. As I gathered my equipment, my K-9 partner, Jake, was barking, and I saw a little boy staring in at me.
"Is that a dog you got back there?" he asked.
"It sure is," I replied.
Puzzled, the boy looked at me and then towards the back of the van. Finally he said, "What'd he do?"

Embarrassing things your Dad did that scarred you for life

“Dad, are bugs good to eat?” asked the boy.
“Let’s not talk about such things at the dinner table, son,” his father replied.
After dinner the father inquired, “Now, son, what did you want to ask me?”
“Oh, nothing,” the boy said.  “There was a bug in your soup, but now it’s gone.”

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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