Changing my world one rainbow at a time

Thank you Jade
Just Us Girls Animation Group

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

All of the animations in the Rainbow compliments of
Animation Creation
contact to join this interactive group>>>


On the Fourth of July, my family always gathered under a big Oak tree at Granny's to celebrate.    There was a cold spring that bubbled up beside that ole tree where watermelons were placed to get chilled.   The men took turns churning the ice cream while the women placed all manners of goodness on the tables.    When I was 3, it got time to sit down and eat but my Mama couldn't find me.   Everybody started looking for little Sheri.   Finally, my Aunt Verna started laughing so loud everyone looked at her.  She pointed her finger at one of the tables where Little Sheri was sitting on top stuffing fried okra into her mouth.   And so it is today, I stuff okra in my mouth as fast as I can... smile.  Okra is grown in every southern garden and eaten by all with gusto.   Rolled in corn meal and fried up just right, it is delicious.   Today, I don't fry in a pot of lard ... I roll in cornmeal and oven "fry" and it's not as good but never mind, I still eat it anyway.

Classic Okra Recipes: Pickled Okra Recipe < 10 Best Okra Recipes - Southern Living

All About Okra |

Oven Fried Okra Recipe -

My Mama's recipe included chunks of onion rolled in corn meal along with the okra fried up in her big skillet (iron of course).
My mouth is watering just remembering...

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:
To Send in Your Submission>>>>Rainbow Hugs Column

BirthVerse :: Scripture Verse for your Birthday.

What happened in my birth year?

Happy July Birthday

Last but not least Pres. George W. Bush's 67th birthday is on July 6th.

When life leaves you at a loss for words, try KNEE Mail.

Please keep Oklahoma in your prayers.   This is aka Becky.  Her farm was blown away by the tornado.  
 She needs your prayers as she rebuilds with her husband, Danny.

What Prayer Does to Your Brain


Declaration of Independence - Hear and Read the Full Text - Thomas Jefferson - YouTube

This is a copy of the "Dunlap Broadside" printed by John Dunlap on the evening of July 4th, 1776.  200 copies were made and distributed throughout the colonies -- 24 survive today in various states of repair

Bet You Didn't Know: Independence Day — Video't-know-independence-day

If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag. -- Author Unknown

July 4th — Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts

"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence--it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master."
- George Washington

John Wayne's America - YouTube

You might wonder why we use fireworks to celebrate the 4th.    Because John Adams wanted to !
He wrote to his wife on July 3, 1776, "it ought to be soleminzed with pomp and parade and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other from this time forward forever more."     And the rest is history to be enjoyed by us all.

"The government is best which governs least."
- Thomas Paine

Can you pass?
Independence Day Quiz


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.


Stars & Stripes FOREVER! - YouTube

4th of July Printables for Kids - Kids' July 4th Printables -

Hey smart are snakes???
Are Snakes Smart Enough to Open Doors | How Smart Are Snakes | LiveScience

Top Ten Kid's Jokes for the 4th of July

10) What’s red, white, blue, and green?
A patriotic turtle!
From Jessica, age 7, Abilene, TX

9) What did one flag say to the other flag?
Nothing. It just waved!
From Eloise, age 9, Charlottesville, VA

 8) Why did Paul Revere ride his horse from Boston to Lexington?
Because the horse was too heavy to carry!
From Betty, age 9, CT

7) How is a healthy person like the United States?
They both have good constitutions!
From Tom P., age 8, KY

6) What dance was very popular in 1776?
From Rachel, age 8, Long Beach, CA

5) What would you get if you crossed George Washington with cattle feed?
The Fodder of Our Country!
From Marie K., age 12, Dallas, TX

4) Teacher: “Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?”
Student: “On the bottom!”
From Christy, age 14, Denver, CO

3) Did you hear the one about the Liberty Bell?
Yeah, it cracked me up!
From Tom P., age 8, KY

2) What did King George think of the American colonists?
He thought they were revolting!
From Scott, age 11, Colorado

1) Do they have a 4th of July in England?
Yes. That’s how they get from the 3rd to the 5th.
From Big Al, a grownup, Frankfort, KY.

When you squish sand between your toes, this is what it really looks like magnified 250 times !

Might be something here interesting to learn about your state or a state y ou are vacationing in
State Symbols, 50 State Capitals, Flags, Maps, Geography, Facts, Songs, History, Famous People from NETSTATE.COM


Use the Summer Break to Give Your Kids a Real Civics Education


what is the ideal age to teach your children to swim?

How To Introduce Kids To Tough Topics? Art And TV Can Help : Monkey See : NPR

This site helps keep your child from summer slide. Free for 30 days.
ABCmouse: Kids Learning, Phonics, Educational Games, Preschool-Kindergarten Reading

Watch your kids or else

22 Outdoor Activities for Kids to Try

Featured: Info for Parents | OnGuard Online

Independence Day Crafts

Star Spangled Banner in ASL & More Sign Language Songs

The Independence Day Quiz

Join a park ranger and camp in the wild! - Grand Canyon National Park

What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from." ~Marilyn vos Savant

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

JMcCornack's World

 4th of July


 4th of July Fireworks

John... keeper of memories for all of us


Wireless Internet Access for Laptops

Enhance your Privacy: The World’s Most Private Search Engines! | Daves Computer Tips

Which Browser Offers Best Protection from Malware

5 Star Support - Free Computer Hellllllllllp and Technical Support

The Prism: What we know and how it affects you! | Daves Computer Tips

Secret Court Ruling Put Tech Companies in Data Bind -

Many sites provide a way to automatically delete all your personal content in just a few steps, though the links aren’t always easy to find. Take a shortcut to the delete options at some of the most popular social media sites with these links…
Delete or change what you directly control.
Facebook Account Deactivation (Temporary) or Deletion (Permanent)!/help/?faq=12271

MySpace Account Deletion

Twitter Account Deletion
Youtube Account Deletion

Flickr Account Deletion

WordPress Hosted Blog Deletion can’t delete an account, but you can delete all your content)

These Ants are Crazy for Electronics | Daves Computer Tips


Welcome to the Quilts of Valor FoundationThe mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover ALL combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. This foundation is not about politics. It's about people.

Total Quilts Awarded: 65,532

Ask an Expert: Does a Low Ongoing Rate Beat a 0 Percent Intro Offer? | Money Talks News

FYI - New Tax
You may have to pay a tax on gas you are not using if you own a hybrid.  Washington and Virginia already have these taxes on the books.   Check with your state.

 9 Things Your Homeowners Insurance May Not Cover

10 Car Insurance Cost Cutters

The 10 worst charities- MSN Money

Free... my favorite word
Free ebooks - Project Gutenberg

Feedbooks | Free eBooks and Best Sellers


How to Clean That Ink Blot on the Spot | Home

Consumer Reports' Best and Worst Laundry Detergents - ABC News#.UcgrBxnD-Ul

Don't call a plumber until .....
Use an empty milk jug or a two-liter soda bottle and fill it with water.  Cover overflow with duct tape and then jam carton or water bottle into the drain.   Squeeze hard.  If this doesn't do after 3 or 4 times, call the plumber.

Fertilizer 101

 Learn to Make a Pallet Garden In 7 Easy Steps

Gardening Resources :: National Gardening Association

To keep bugs out, use cupcake liners
Butterfly Rainforest: Awe Takes Flight

"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies." --Gertrude Jekyll

How To Make Olive Oil Packed Sun Dried Tomatoes with Basil - Plant Care Today

(for information only)
Please watch - and then share. 
This short video illustrates the best demonstration and gives the simplest explanation
 of exactly what to do if someone near you collapses and is presumably having a heart attack. 
You could very well save the life of a friend or loved one. 
Someone you share this video with might save your life!

Giving the ultimate gift | The Why Files

sunscreen and label changes - South Florida,0,2760606.story

I am very happy over this Supreme Court ruling for the health of all women
Natural DNA Cannot Be Patented, Supreme Court Rules : The Two-Way : NPR

What Bit Me? Identifying Bugs and Their Bites -

Cash-only doctors abandon the insurance system - Jun. 11, 2013

Researchers Find Biological Evidence of Gulf War Illnesses -


Star Spangled Banner Awesome! US National Anthem C17s - High Definition - YouTube

Elvis Presley - America The Beautiful (BEST VERSION EVER!!!) - YouTube

This gets my blood perking
Gene Simmons Military Tribute - YouTube

US National Anthem by the Academy Choirs - YouTube


To Live Here

Elvis Presley An American Trilogy Live Hawaii - AO VIVO - YouTube

Liberty - The Spirit of America

Patriotic Melodies (Performing Arts Encyclopedia, The Library of Congress)


Blessed are the purr and grrr of heart.

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made.
~ M. Acklam

Ten Independence Day Items of Trivia About The Bald Eagle:  Test Your Family

Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson served on the committee that picked the eagle for the national seal [Franklin wanted the turkey].

Bald eagles have few natural enemies and live only in North America.
Bald eagles get their white head and tail feathers about 4/5 years of age.
Bald eagles are not, and never were bald. The term comes from when "bald" meant "white-headed".
Their maximum speed: 40 mph in flight or over 100 mph while in a dive.
They can lift roughly half their body weight.
The Bald Eagle is no longer considered endangered, and now only threatened.
The only other kind of eagle in North America is the golden eagle.
Bald eagles mate for life, but if one dies, the survivor will accept a new mate.
It is a felony to shoot an eagle.

Dogs and fireworks: an uneasy combo

4th of July Survival Kit for Cats

It's free. Don't forget to click and feed an animal!
Both sites will send you daily reminders.
The Animal Rescue Site: Feed an Animal in Need

Daily Dose of Kibble Karma! Play Bow Wow

Meow Trivia

eNature: ZipGuides

Are You Prepared?

Cat Adopts Hedgehog Babies (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Vote Morris For Mayor, that is. It seems that Morris The Cat is running for mayor in the town of Xalapa, Mexico. He’s got his social media strategy working, with FB & Twitter accounts getting out the word. (Helps to speak Spanish if you’re gonna click those, FWIW.)

Morris’s platform, judging from this video, is to... knock things off the table. According to, Morris wants to “get the rats out,” -you can take that two ways- and “do what other politicians do, namely sleep and do nothing.”

Has Losing a Dog Ever Stopped You from Getting Another One? | Dogster

11 Hazardous Items to Ban From Your Home If You Have a Dog | Dogster

The difference between dogs and cats - StumbleUpon

A Hero's Welcome Greets Kabang the Snoutless Dog as She Goes Home to the Philippines | Dogster

Koko the Amazing Talking Gorilla Tells Mr. Rogers She Loves Him - Animals Video

Loyalty... they give us theirs, we give back

The incredible story of one woman's loyalty to her horse - she spent three hours holding its head above the tide after it got stuck in the mud on a beach in Australia. A horse gets stuck up to his neck in mud on a beach as the tide rises. His owner, Nicole Graham, who was enjoying an afternoon ride, stayed with him as rescuers struggled for three hours to pull him out. With moments to spare, the 500kg horse, named Astro, was freed with the help of a tractor and harness at Avalon Beach in Geelong, Victoria,  Australia .

9 Sites for Saving Money on Pet Supplies | Money Talks News

Pet column contributors
Arlene's Angels
If you love and wish to protect cats, this is the place for you.
Contact Arlene at
Please put "subscription request, Sheri sent me" in the subject line
To subscribe - send a blank e-mail with "I would like to subscribe!" in the subject line to
K9WebWorld ~The E-Zine for Dog Lovers


July Fourth Travel: Best Cities For Celebrating America's Birthday (VIDEO)

Fly-through Grand Canyon Animation - Grand Canyon National Park

10 of the World’s Most Insulting Fees and How to Beat Them | Money Talks News

Secrets to Save on Travel-Kiplinger

Going on a road trip? Find hidden gems - Your Guide to Authentic Regional Eats

What to Know Before You Book Your Vacation - ABC News

Guide to Great Vacation Ideas | Travel & Recreation

Best of the Best Beaches

May the spatula be with you.....

 Don’t Rinse the Chicken... and Other Secrets to Avoiding Food Poisoning | Health & Healing

Will your pizza be delivered by a drone?
Dominos DomiCopter - First Drone Pizza Delivery - YouTube
Why you need to read labels to find out where your fish is from
"Dirty Waters, Dangerous Fish" - YouTube

Best Barbecue Techniques | The Saturday Evening Post

 7 Tips for Grilling Veggies and Fruits

What's Natural? - YouTube

Get Ready to Can, Freeze and Dry

Are Your Spices Fake? | Wise Bread


Oklahoma State Vegetable - Watermelon
Enjoy a Spirited Fourth of July - National cocktails |

4th of July : Recipes and Cooking : Food Network

I looked at this recipe and I would eat that funeral or not !!!

Mama always made this in the summer

Choose your favorite soda (2 liters), add a 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk (could be fat free), throw it in an ice cream maker, turn it on and 30 minutes later you have a creamy blend of deliciousness. The variations are endless, like Sunkist for a dreamsickle taste or Rootbeer float.

16 Ice Pops With Unbelievable Flavor | Reader's Digest

Healthy One-Dish Dinners

A Cajun Family's Recipe Collection

Start with water.....
1)  lemon/cucumber:
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + 1 cucumber and a lemon, thinly sliced + 1/4 cup fresh finely chopped basil leaf + 1/3 of finely chopped fresh mint leaves.  Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

2)  Strawberry/Lime or Raspberry/Lime Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 6 strawberries / or Raspberries and one thinly sliced lime + 12 finely chopped fresh mint leaves.  Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

3) Fennel/citrus First: infuse 1 to 3 grams of dried and crushed fennel in 150 ml of boiling water for 5-10 minutes.  Allow to cool.
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + lemon juice (put the leftover lemon in the mix) + a small thinly sliced orange + 12 fresh chopped mint leaves + the infusion of fennel seeds.  Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

4) Blackberry/Sage Note that apart from the berries, sage leaf is the herb that has the highest antioxidant content.
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of blackberries that have been very slightly crushed + 3-4 sage leaves.  Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

5)watermelon/Rosemary Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of watermelon cut into cubes + 2 rosemary stems.  Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

6) Pineapple/Mint Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of pineapple cut into cubes + 12 fresh mint leaves finely chopped.  Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

7) Apple/cinnamon Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of apple cut into cubes + 2 cinnamon sticks + 2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.  Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

8.) The zingibir : Ginger/tea In advance: heat 1 teaspoon of ginger in two cups of tea, let it cool down.
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water with two cups of the ginger tea + 4-5 pieces of fresh ginger cut into cubes.  Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Rocket Pops
Total Time: 7 hr 30 min
Servings: 16
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Brand Cherry Flavor Gelatin
1 cup sugar, divided
2 cups boiling water, divided
ice cubes
2 cups cold water, divided
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Brand Berry Blue Flavor Gelatin
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed

1. COMBINE dry cherry gelatin mix and 1/2 cup of the sugar in medium bowl. Add 1 cup of the boiling water; stir at least 2 min. until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add enough ice cubes to 1 cup of the cold water to measure 2 cups. Add to gelatin; stir until ice is completely melted. Pour evenly into 16 (5-oz.) paper or plastic cups, adding about 1/4 cup of the gelatin to each cup. Freeze 1 hour.
2. MEANWHILE, combine dry blue gelatin mix and remaining 1/2 cup sugar in medium bowl. Add remaining 1 cup boiling water; stir at least 2 min. until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add enough ice cubes to remaining 1 cup cold water to measure 2 cups. Add to gelatin; stir until ice is completely melted. Refrigerate 1 hour.
3. SPOON about 3 Tbsp. of the whipped topping over red gelatin in each cup; top evenly with blue gelatin, adding about 1/4 cup of the gelatin to each cup. Freeze 1 hour or until almost firm. Insert wooden pop stick or plastic spoon into center of each cup for handle. Freeze an additional 4 hours or overnight. To remove pops from cups, place bottoms of cups under warm running water for 15 sec. Press firmly on bottoms of cups to release pops. (Do not twist or pull pop sticks.) Store leftover pops in freezer.

Steam corn on the grill

Use heavy aluminum foil and make a packet of 1 ear, and condiments you wish and three ice cubes.
Corn will steam in it's packet on the grill 10-12mins. until tender

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.

The Fourth of July weekend was approaching, and Miss Pelham, the nursery school teacher, took the opportunity to tell her class about patriotism. 'We live in a great country,' she announced. 'One of the things we should be happy is that, in this country, we are all free.'
Trevor, who was a little boy in her class, came walking up to her from the back of the room. He stood with his hands on his hips and said loudly, 'I'm not free. I'm four.'

Nicholas took his four-year-old son, Bryan, to several baseball games where "The Star-Spangled Banner" was sung before the start of each game.
Later, Nicholas and Bryan attended St Bartholomew's church on the Sunday before Independence Day. The congregation sang The Star-Spangled Banner, and after everyone sat down, Bryan suddenly yelled out at the top of his voice, 'Play ball.'

The Art of the Bar-B-Q (Actually it's grilling --BBQ is low and slow) -- It's the only type of cooking a real man will do.
When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion:

1) The woman buys the food.

2) The woman makes the salad, vegetables, and dessert.

3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill -- beverage in hand.

Here comes the important part .

More routine....
5) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.

6) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning. He thanks her and asks if she will bring him another beverage while he deals with the situation.

Important again
More routine.....

8) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table.

9) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.

And most of all .
10) Everyone PRAISES the man and THANKS him for his cooking efforts.

11) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed "her night off." And, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women!

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

All this time, I thought this was Billy Graham's prayer.  It isn't.
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!'


Return to June Index

Return to Main Index


Harmony Editors Group Home Page
Maggies555, owner, membership officer.

The Knights of Kindness

The HTML Writers Guild

LoveNRainbows ~§heri 4DY

Sheri's Rainbow©CreativeCopyright 1995-2013 and SHERIs, All rights reserved

US CODE: Title 17,107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use


10 Big Myths about copyright explained