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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Our family used to call Memorial Day "Decoration Day."   The family would gather and place flags on our family's graves.
It was a solemn occasion, but a fun one too.  I'd hear stories of my relatives and wish I'd met them.   One story told every year was the story of my Great Uncle Jack.
The United States was having a prisioner exchange with Japan in WWII.   But as our ship approached the meeting place, Uncle Jack's ship was bombed.  The ship and everyone on board perished.
It seemed there was a communication mix up.

Have a great Memorial Day and please remember those we have lost.
Memorial Day 2014 - Tribute to the Military - YouTube

 Pray for our veterans and their families.  This is disgraceful.
Veterans dying because of health care delays -


"War is Hell."
--General William Tecumseh Sherman

Memorial Day - Holidays -

 How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
- Maya Angelou

 " Thank You Military " Veterans Day Video - YouTube

'The fight for the four freedoms' | AOL Features

Commemorating Memorial Day with Kids |

Memorial Day



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Memorial Day Crafts for Kids

Memorial Day Coloring Page |

Science lesson of the day

Question for kids ~ do butterflies drink crocodile tears?

Answer below
Why Butterflies, Bees Drink Crocodile Tears – News Watch


Teaching kids about the meaning of Memorial Day

Celebrating Memorial Day with Kids -

Ohio measles outbreak largest in USA since 1996

Common Core Banned in Texas, Florida To Follow Suit? - The Shark Tank

Dramatic diabetes surge in US kids | Health24

 I have been asked to provide dates for Gay and Lesbian weekend at Disneyworld.
Gay Days Orlando will be held June 3-9, 2014.
 If you don't want to deal with it, pick other dates for you and your family.

Who kept the faith and fought the fight;
The glory theirs, the duty ours.
~Wallace Bruce

Day/Memorial Day Song

Please Remember Me

Cover them over with beautiful flowers,
Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours,
Lying so silent by night and by day
Sleeping the years of their manhood away.
Give them the meed they have won in the past;
Give them the honors their future forcast;
Give them the chaplets they won in the strife;
Give them the laurels they lost with their life.
~Will Carleton

"In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae (poetry)

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The Greatest Generation

Memorial Day

John... keeper of memories for all of us


By the time the government is done with the Internet, you won't recognize it
FCC moves forward on net neutrality plan: What now? | PCWorld#tk.nl_today#tk.nl_today#tk.nl_today

The Internet's 51 New Regulators -

34 Photoshop Tutorials That Will Leave You Looking Like A Pro

   How To Tell The FCC Exactly What You Think About The Proposed Net Neutrality Rule – Consumerist


What a way to treat our military
Sallie Mae fined for overcharging U.S. soldiers for loans - CBS News

Americans are the most charitable people in the world.   If you would like to give to our veterans this year to celebrate Memorial Day, here are the ones rated the best by Charity Watch.  Just plug their name into your browser and find out how to donate.
Armed Services YMCA of the USA        
Fisher House Foundation        
Homes For Our Troops        
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund         
Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America        
National Military Family Association        
Operation Homefront – N.O.        
Semper Fi Fund / Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund        

10 Worst States For Retirement |

10 Unexpectedly Great States for Retirement
Sorry, Florida and Arizona. These top states for retirees sit
well north of the Sun Belt.

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Car Buying Guide for New and Used Vehicles |


20 Million More Healthcare Plans to be Cancelled Due to Obamacare

Dollars for Docs - ProPublica

12 health benefits of apple cider vinegar | MNN - Mother Nature Network

  A new prescription: Eat your veggies | Star Tribune

New study links cellphone use to risk of brain cancer |


6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know | Opinion - Conservative

Video: Do-It-Yourself Pest Control: Fleas   
by Gary Foreman   
Interview with William Slade of
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Make a Lady Bug Hotel : HGTV Gardens

Safe Ant Control

Attracting Butterflies: 11 Must-Have Host Plants
Aster (Aster)
Birch (Betula)
Sunflower (Helianthus)
Lupine (Lupinus)
Crabapple (Malus)
Poplar (Ponulus)
Cherry (Prunus)
Oak (Quercus)
Willow (Salix)
Goldenrod (Solidago)
Milkweed (Asclepias)

How to Make a Pallet Planter

Food Gardening Guide :: National Gardening Association


There's a surprise at the end
GI Joe And Lillie

Memorial Day Music

Some gave all - YouTube

Please Remember Me - YouTube

Memorial Day Songs

America The Beautiful, Patriotic Songs, Patriotic Music, Cynthia Montello, Soulful Rendition - YouTube
Dedication Song at the 9-11 museum
 Amazing Grace: LaChanze, Widow Sings Jaw-Dropping Version of at Museum Dedication - YouTube

God Bless America - Celine Dion - YouTube

Blessed are the purr and grrr of heart.

Tribute to the dogs war on terror
The war on terror

Dogs Of War: Photos Remembering The Military's Canine Heroes

 Pictures of U.S. Military Dogs in Action

Pet Food Honesty

Pet food Recall
If your pets eat food not made by you, you really need to keep up with the recalls as it's really dangerous out there.  The best place to find out about this is the site below.  Subscribe and be a informed consumer.  I've seen recalled food at my grocery store and at costco.

Two Dogs Welcome Home Their Daddy, A U.S. Soldier - YouTube

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.


Homemade Pet food
A team of veterinarians analyzed 200 recipes taken from web sites and pet-care books. They found 95% of the recipes were deficient in at least one nutrient.  80% had multiple deficiencies.  To be safe, use food made by a well-known company or ask your vet to recommend a food for your pet.  What you want is a food with board-certified veterinary nutritionist who oversee the formulation.


 If your dog bites someone, your homeowners policy should provide coverage to help settle the legal and medical bills. Good thing: One-third of all homeowners insurance liability claims are related to dog bites. A standard policy usually provides $100,000 to $300,000 in liability coverage. Homeowners insurance also provides medical coverage to pay doctor bills if someone is injured by your pet or on your property. Considering that some lawsuits can end up costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, the insurance coverage you have might not be enough to pay for all the bills if your dog, cat or other pet injures someone. To offset the risk of a costly court verdict, consider getting an umbrella liability policy.

10 Dogs Most Often Blacklisted By Insurers |

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The Pledge of Allegiance


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WildCare's Baby Birds Need Knitted Nests! - YouTube

Service Pit Bull Walks in Owner's Place at Graduation Ceremony - The BarkPost Article - Feel free to call this guy the puppy whisperer ...

I certainly do my share up here in Palm Beach
Miami Tops List of Most Pampered Pet US City (Seattle, Atlanta, SF Next)

I have developed a deep respect for animals.  I consider them fellow living creatures with certain rights that should not be violated any more than those of humans.
~ Jimmy Stewart

Let's see a cat do this!

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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America's Most Unique State Parks

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See the world in your pajamas
MapCrunch - Random Google Street View

Search Parks, Trails, Campgrounds, Outdoor Places and Events with NWF's Nature Find - National Wildlife Federation

Travel Planning, Tips & Savings – AARP

 How to Choose the Best Travel Rewards Card for You

Top 10 - The World's Best Trips, Adventures, and Places to Visit - National Geographic


If you're a salmon lover, it's salmon season
It’s Wild-Salmon Season -

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10 Foods You Should Never Keep In The Fridge

Are you fainting at the meat prices?

Almonds have as much protein per ounce as red meat. Adding almonds into your diet has shown to help reduce the risk of heart attacks by as much as 50%. This result is due to the good-for-your-heart vitamin E found in almonds. Monounsaturated fats can decrease your bad LDL cholesterol levels and increase your good HDL cholesterol levels. Antioxidants help keep your arteries young.

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Strawberry shortcake
I make up the Bisquick recipe for biscuits only I add 2 T. sugar to the dough.
These biscuits make a great shortcake.

I cut up strawberries and add sugar to taste.  

Memorial Day Recipes -

Memorial Day Dessert Recipes

Memorial Day Recipes : Food Network

American Flag Cake Recipe
Yes you can !

Memorial Day

Make-Ahead Casseroles

Memorial Day Recipes | Taste of Home

Grilling Corn
Peel back husks and remove silk.
butter, salt and pepper to taste--some like to add hot sauce.
Cover with husks.   Cover with aluminum foil and stick on the grill.   Turn frequently for about 30 mins.

Shrimp Boil - 26 Coastal Shrimp Recipes - Coastal Living

Peach Cobbler Dump Cake 
2 (16 ounce) cans peaches in heavy syrup
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Empty peaches into the bottom of one 9x13 inch pan. Cover with the dry cake mix and press down firmly. Cut butter into small pieces and place on top of cake mix. Sprinkle top with cinnamon.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes.

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.

One day I was reading a newspaper. On page two was a picture of a famous politician and his gorgeous wife. Slightly jealous of the  politician, I turned to my wife and said, "It's unfair that the biggest jerks in the world catch the most beautiful wives."
My wife smiled and replied, "Why thank you dear."


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!

If this doesn't make you laugh, I don't know what would
Food Fight.mpg - YouTube


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.
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


First they came for my American Rights,
 and I did not speak out--

 Because I had The Bill of Rights.

Then they came for my American Freedon,
 and I did not speak out--

 Because I had the Declaration of Independence.

Then they came for Religion, and I did not speak out--
Because there is The Constitution

separation of church and state

Then they came for me---
and there was no one left to speak for me.



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