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

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This is ME

  One summer, my parents took us from Little Rock, Ark. to Hollywood, Calif. in our woody station wagon.  It was around the time of the 77 Sunset Strip TV show which was on from 1958 until 1964.    I remember Daddy buying the map to the stars homes and winding our way around to see it all.  Can you imagine the size of our eyes as we stared at the sites?  The best house we saw, according to my Mama, was Clark Gable's.  It was a drive out to Incino and Daddy grumbled.   Mama wanted her picture taken in front of Clark Gable's gate and must have been leaning on the bell because a voice came out saying "Yes?"   My Mama from Little Rock, Ark. talked to Clark Gable's wife!   I don't think Mama ever, for one minute, forgot that day.   For me, it was when Daddy stopped for gas on a busy Hollywood corner.   Stopping for gas was not the most fun I ever had UNTIL here comes Ed Byrnes, aka "Kookie," star of 77 Sunset Strip and most important person in my life.  My Mama said go ask him for an autograph but I couldn't.   I couldn't move nor breathe.    He looked over and winked at that little girl staring out of the car window.   Mama said my face turned red and he must have seen it too because he laughed.  That was some vacation !   And can you even think how fast I told all my friends when I got home that I "met" Kookie?   No texting in those days so I had to wait until I got home. Waiting is and was impossible to think about,  but that's the way we did it in those days... smile.   

Here's Kookie singing my most favorite song ever
Connie Stevens and Ed Byrnes - "Kookie, Kookie" (Lend Me Your Comb) - YouTube

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All are aol unless specified


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

 In Memory of Prescott Firefighters Lost 6/30/2013

What Prayer Does to Your Brain


I love a summer rain
Rainy Mood

Summer is the warmest season of the year when the sun shines directly on one half of the world. Summer in the Northern Hemisphere begins about June 21st - the date of the summer solstice. It ends about September 23, the date of the autumnal equinox. Usually, July and August are the hottest months of the summer season. Crops, trees, and other plants reach their full maturity in summer.

Summer Facts You (Probably) Didn't Know | Kaplan Blog't-know/

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.  ~Sam Keen

One simply can't have summer without fireflies
Museum of Science Firefly Watch | Understanding Fireflies

"It's a perfect summer day when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and if the lawn mower is broken
--James Dent


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.

Don't leave kids, dogs or cats in a hot summer car


A new Looney Toons animation. [VIDEO]

Kid Things Index

Did you bring home seashells from the beach this year?
4 Easy Seashell Crafts for Kids - Yahoo! Voices -

5 Things to do on a Hot Summer Day! - YouTube

Animals you don't know about
Kids - Animals you don't know about

10 scary animals that are harmless to humans | MNN - Mother Nature Network


KIDZY: New Browser specifically designed for little ‘uns | Daves Computer Tips

Anita B. Hoge -- Parents Angry When Told their Children's Information Given to Big Business, Part 1

Kids' Crafts
The styrofoam bases from various kinds of vegetable and meat packages can be washed in the dishwasher and used as "paint trays" for children when they do their crafts.

On a hot day, what to do with kids
10 of the world's most impressive aquariums: Underwater worlds | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Texting has never been easy on Mom's
Do I Have to Spell it Out for You?

Consumption Junction: Childhood Obesity Determined Largely by Environmental Factors, Not Genes or Sloth: Scientifi
Pool Safety: Tips for a Safe Summer for Children on

A sneaky spelling class
 5 Downloadable Bingo Games for Kids |

 I send this to let people know your school can OPT OUT OF THIS PROGRAM TOO !
SHOVE IT: Kids Cheer As Their School District Opts Out of Michelle Obama’s Skimpy Lunch Program


Kids bored? Try these summer activities

Make it through summer pregnant, healthy and comfortable

7 Cheap, All-Day Activities for Grandkids -

Realistic Golf Game Online

Traveling with diabetes — plan ahead -

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

Flower Spectacular

More Flowers at Spanish Cove

Flowers Forever

Growing Up Young

John... keeper of memories for all of us


Faster, Better Wi-Fi Coming Soon | Money Talks News

4 Easy Ways to Get Free Wi-Fi | Money Talks News

 Getting telemarketing calls at home is annoying enough, but when they come on your cellphone, your minutes get used up too. Carriers let you block a few numbers, but for more robust solutions, here are some apps to help you block unwanted calls and text messages.

Step-by-step, secure your home wireless network - Tips, Reviews and Advice on All Things Digital - The Kim Komando




Metadata is, essentially, all your information
Simply put, it's data about data

Metadata is information about what communications you send and receive, who you talk to, where you are when you talk to them, the lengths of your conversations, what kind of device you were using and potentially other information, like the subject line of your emails," Peter Eckersley, the director of technology projects at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital civil liberties group, told the newspaper group.He went onto say that powerful computer algorithms are capable of analyzing metadata to profile individuals and learn their patterns.



Check to see if your Anti-Virus is working properly! | Daves Computer Tips

What happens when you buy a fan from China


Special Summer Perks From Your Credit Card | Money Talks News

Consumers Union

The Consumerist

Coupons: Get big discounts with coupon and promo codes

Strategies to Max Out Social Security Benefits -

Life Inc. - Ten commandments for being a smart consumer

Free Classic AudioBooks. Digital narration for the 21st Century

How To Fix A Wet Cell Phone - YouTube

Where to Get Social Security Help -

 Scam Reports, Consumer Complaints, Class Action Lawsuits. - Consumers in Control


Hot season tips
The hottest time of the year is here. Extremely high temperatures may create some challenge for gardening. What can we do to neutralize burning effect of Summer?

Hot + Dry: keep your eye on irrigation. Do not let tropicals get their root ball dry out. If you rely on sprinkler system, additional hose watering may be required, especially for newly planted plants.
Hot+Wet: wet summers may be more problematic than dry, believe it or not. When dry, extra water can be added. Excessive rain can not be reduced. Wet soil and hot air is not the best combination (remember, as cold and wet!) and may cause some plant problems, from root rot to leaf fungus. Keep potted plants that require good drainage and dry soil - under a roof (for example, Desert roses). For large collections, you may use a carport or similar frame with plastic roof. Use shade cloth over clear plastic to avoid overheating.
Watch for fungus: wet+hot+dark is its favorite place. When hand watering, make sure do it early enough before dark, so leaves get dry before going to bed. Apply fungicides as needed, especially on new growth.
Seek for shade for tender potted plants. Move pots away from locations with afternoon sun when it gets too hot - even for full sun species. Bring them back to full sun by Fall.
Time to trim! During hot season, plant metabolism is at its highest, and everything grows like crazy. Cut it down as much as you need, it will grow back in no time, and will be trained the shape you want.

Make yourself a little porch pond

The Garden Glove | Creative gardening tips, DIY projects & garden ideas on a budget!

Garden Tower Project | Earth Eats - YouTube

How To Use Your Water Heater For An Emergency Water Supply | Survival

Updated! – House Fires Caused By Storage of 9 Volt & AA Batteries on the Rise -- EHS Safety News America

(for information only)

First Aid for heat exhaustion
Heat Exhaustion: Symptoms and Treatment

Heat Exhaustion Symptoms, Warning Signs, Emergency Treatment - MedicineNet

Sunburn (Sun Poisoning) Symptoms, Remedies Pictures - MedicineNet

Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac: Treatment and Prevention

How to exercise indoors when it's hot

Obama-Snares: 4 Bad Health Care Reform Scams |

Please read if you are a diabetic on Medicare

 Senior Resource Aging Process Understanding for Retirement and Care

 I learned this taking Micro Biology
Why You Should Shut the Toilet Lid | eHow

I'm all for this !
  Full Disclosure Needed for Clinical Drug Data -


Here Comes Summer By Jerry Keller - YouTube

Percy Faith - Theme From A Summer Place - YouTube

Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - YouTube

Kenny Loggins ? Footloose (Highest Quality) - YouTube


Blessed are the purr and grrr of heart.

Dogs Left In Cars - Risk of Heat Stroke on Warm Days

Dog Dehydration and Heat Stroke Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Keep Your Cat Safe in a Heat Wave - Petfinder

Dogs vs Sprinklers [Compilation] - YouTube

Flying through Whale Mist - YouTube

New fungus species is deadly to cats, humans | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Look closely at Lentil...he has a facial abnormality himself.
Lentil the dog helps kids deal with facial abnormalities

Foxtail Season Is Bad This Year; Here's How to Protect Your Dog | Dogster

Dog owner's guide

Cool Treats for Hot Dogs - Great Chilled Dog Treats for Summer

This is terrible. Who would do such a thing? If you frequent dog parks, watch out!

We have received two notices. (1) Nails wrapped in cheese at dog parks in Chicago and Massachusetts (see pic). (2) from some friends that in Augusta Maine dog park, antifreeze is being found in doggie water bowls. Please beware and be careful and PLEASE SHARE and spread the word.

Neglected Ducks Get Their First Swim - YouTube

25 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know About Animals - YouTube - Doggie Blues

21 Facts About Dogs That Will Blow Your Mind - Barkpost - Blog From the Pups at BarkBox

That's why I love cats! (??????? ?????? ?????? ?????) - YouTube

What's a girl to do with her hair when it's so hot

If you love birds, don't miss this
Stanford Students Discover Groundbreaking Flight Behavior - YouTube


Top Tips for Summer Health for Cats

Heimlich For Your Cat

First Aid - Top 10 Things to Know for Cats

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Cats (CPR)

Recognizing an Emergency in Cats: Who and When to Call

First Aid Kit for Cats

Animal Veterinary Center

The Center for Lost Pets - Using the Internet to Reunite Pets. Lost a Pet? Found a Pet? We can help.

When Pets Outlive You

Come on, be a good neighbor and  pick up your Dog Poo

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 Adventure Travel Family Vacations - Adventure Travel Family Vacations & Trips

New at Theme Parks for 2013

If you are visiting Florida, try to see some of these things
The Nature Conservancy in Florida - The Nature Conservancy in Florida: This Land is Your Land | The Nature Conserv

Checking flights

Time to Re-think How You Shop Around for Airline Tickets - ABC News

National Park Coastline Photos -- National Geographic

For women
Global Adventuress — Explore. Share. Connect. A travel site for female explorers

May the spatula be with you.....

I never believed this until I accidentally froze grapes one year and ate them anyway. Wow, were they good. This year, I'm trying cherries
How to Freeze Cherries - Start With Fresh Ripe Cherries

7 Food Tips to Keep You Cool | GreenMedInfo | Blog Entry

15 Foods That Help You Stay Hydrated -,,20709014,00.html?xid=07022013

Supermarket Guru - Best Uses for Olive Oil

Herb Recipes and Cooking Information

Spice Recipes and Cooking Information

40+ Cake Baking Tips & Tricks :

500 Page Report: FDA Failing to Keep Food Safe, Protect Consumers | Health


Homemade Popsicle Recipes

No Cook Recipes

Very sophisticated and very simple
Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone and Honey: This is a simple but delicious dessert to make when peaches are at their best in the heart of summer.

Easy Summer 30-Minute Meals -- Every Day with Rachael Ray

how to make homemade pickles | easy pickle recipe | pickling how-to

How to Make Homemade, Refigerator (no-Canning_Needed) Dill Pickles or Bread and Butter Pickles - Easily! With Step

Blackberry Recipes - Recipes that Use Blackberries

Don't heat up your kitchen.   Cook baked potatoes in your slow cooker.   I rub olive oil and sea salt on each potato, cover with foil and set them in the cooker.  By suppertime, they are tender and wonderful.  If you want to make a meal of it, add some chopped veggies and chopped meat.

The whole family can get together and make tamales
MS Delta Hot Tamale Trail | Recipe & How-To

Free Healthy Recipes, Easy Diet Recipes, and Healthy Cooking Tips -

Slow Cooker Lasagna Recipe | Taste of Home Recipes

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.

My wife cannot ride in a car without telling whoever is driving what to do, when to do it, etc. She is, bar none, the worst backseat driver in the world. I have long thought this, though she would deny it.

She claims she seldom, if ever, makes comments about my driving. I, of course, claim the opposite. And now I have proof!

The other day, we were headed to the mall and my daughter piped up, "Daddy, before you married Mommy, who told you how to drive?"

 Q. How does a SOUTHERN BELLE call her family to dinner in the summertime?

A. All right, everybody get in the car.

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!'

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

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