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My heart leaps up when I behold
A Rainbow in the sky - William Wordsworth
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SHERI's SUTHERN LIVIN
friend shared this article with me from where, I do not know.
really made me think and took me back. I remember
non-green things we did "back then." On the fourth
we didn't have AC in the house so we celebrated out under an oak tree
and ate food hand-made by our mothers and grandmothers.
and Grandfathers kept an eye on the watermelons cooling in the spring
that ran not too far from our oak. And the younger were
hand-cranking ice cream to go with those home-made pies and cakes
I don't like the way America is heading right
now and I pray a time comes again when a hand shake is as good as a
contract like it used to be.
Checking out at the store,
the young cashier suggested to the much older woman that she should
bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the
The woman apologized and explained,"We didn't have this 'green thing'
back in my earlier days."
young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your
did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."
She was right -- our generation didn't have the 'green thing’ in our
then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the
store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and
sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and
So they really were recycled.
But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.
stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for
numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the
use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books.
was to ensure that public property,(the books provided for our use by
the school) was not defaced by our scribbling's.
Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags.
But too bad we didn't do the "green thing" back then.
walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store
and office building. We walked to the grocery store and
climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.
But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our
then, we washed the baby's diaper because we didn't have the throw away
kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling
machine burning up 5000 watts/hour -- wind and solar power really did dry our
clothes back in our early days.
Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not
always brand-new clothing.
But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "green thing" back in
then, we had one TV if any at all, or radio, in the house -- not a TV
in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a
handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of
In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand
because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for
When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up
old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap (and wrapped it in brown paper bags).
then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the
lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power.
exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on
treadmills that operate on electricity.
But she's right; we didn't have the "green thing" back then.
drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a
plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We
writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen,and we replaced the
razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just
because the blade got dull.
But we didn't have the "green thing" back then.
then, people took the street car or a bus and kids rode their bikes to
school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi
service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost more than twice what a
whole house did before the "green thing." We had one electrical outlet
in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen
appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to
signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to
find the nearest burger joint. We ate our burgers at home.
it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were
just because we didn't have the "green thing" back then?
don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to
tick us off... Especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced
someone who can't make change without the cash register telling them
QUOTES, LINKS & SEASONAL LINKS
Declaration of Independence - Hear and Read the Full Text - Thomas
Jefferson - YouTube
Bet You Didn't Know: Independence Day — History.com Video
If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another
flag. -- Author Unknown
John Wayne's America - YouTube
"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence--it is force. Like fire,
it is a dangerous servant and fearful master."
- George Washington
You might wonder why we use fireworks to celebrate the
4th. Because John Adams wanted to !
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
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
The Bald Eagle, Symbol of our Nation
Bald Eagle - National Wildlife Federation
Why Is the Bald Eagle America's National Bird?
Bald Eagle, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of
Five Bald Eagle Cams to Watch Now
Chinese are not only the inventors of the fireworks they are still the
masters. Just click and enter this dream world.
FAMILY and KIDS
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.
Independence Day and the History of the American Flag (Cool School) -
A Very Special Country - YouTube
Fourth of July Crafts for Kids
Fourth of July Coloring Pages
Happy Fourth of July! | TIME For Kids
Independence Day: The Fourth of July
Fourth Of July Song | Patriotic Songs For Children | Happy
Birthday America - YouTube
Stars & Stripes FOREVER! - YouTube
Fourth of July Printables for Kids - Kids' July 4th Printables -
Hey kids...how smart are snakes???
Are Snakes Smart Enough to Open Doors | How Smart Are Snakes |
7 Ways to Teach Kids What July 4th Means - Grandparents.com
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) | U.S. Department of
Fourth of July - Holiday - Parents.com
Fourth of July Fun Activities . Have a Standout Summer | PBS Parents
50 States Song | US Geography for Children - YouTube
Memorize the 50 states song. The easy and fast way to learn the 50
states for kids and adults. - YouTube
The States and Capitals Song (Slow) - YouTube
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
19 funny Fourth of July jokes -- Boys' Life magazine
Jokes | Trivia, Fun, and Games
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4th of July
4th of July Fireworks
Yukon Parade Fun
Make Sure You Never Do
This To Your Computer
3 programs to keep info thieves away | Page 2 | Komando.com
SSD Hard Drives Offer Blazing Speed
How to Keep Facebook Out Of Your Face
Send Free Text Messages, With or Without a Phone!
How Not to Pay the Price for Free Wi-Fi - NYTimes.com
Make Any Dead URL Work Again
Is It Down Right Now? Website Down or Not?
NEW PLAN TO TAX U.S. CITIZENS PER MILE THEY DRIVE - YouTube
Consumer Reports Survey: Majority Of Americans Look For 'Natural' Label
When Shopping,... -- YONKERS, N.Y., June 1
HEALTH and MEDICAL
Fireworks Eye Safety - Eye M.D.-approved information from
And not a moment too soon
British university makes antibiotic resistance breakthrough - Health
News - Health & Families - The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/british-university-makes-antibiotic-resistance-breakthrough-9546497.html
Where Are The Highest-Rated Doctors In America? - The ZocDoc Blog
Health Experts Warn Of New Virus Carried By Mosquitoes « CBS New York
Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux
HOME and GARDEN
Bounce Fabric Softener Keeps Mosquitoes and Gnats Away
Why do fireflies flash after dark?
They are all males and they want to attract a mate !
Garbage Disposal Troubleshooting - Fixing a Garbage Disposer
Pollination nation: Create a pollinator-friendly habitat in your yard :
Why didn't I think of that?
33 Incredible Product Designs You'll Love - Ingenious
small amounts, Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate heptahydrate) can be a
beneficial addition to many gardens because it is rich in magnesium. In
greater concentrations, however, Epsom salt can have a powerful
destructive impact, which makes it a popular tool for stump removal. If
you have a stubborn or unattractive stump that you need to remove,
Epsom salt can provide a simple, cost-effective solution.
Before you start weeding those over-grown beds, be aware
Toilet bowl cleaner that's GREEN
Pour ½ cup of vinegar and ½ cup of baking soda into the toilet. Scrub
with a brush and flush!
BrightNest | Shoo Fly! Get Rid of Bugs in Your Home
Have you ever heard the fourth verse of the Star Spangled Banner?
It's time you did !
Marine Sings 4th Part Of Star Spangled Banner - YouTube
Elvis Presley - America The Beautiful (BEST VERSION EVER!!!) - YouTube
Star Spangled Banner Awesome! US National Anthem C17s - High Definition
Liberty - The Spirit of America
God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood - YouTube
Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American) -
PETs and ANIMALS
Blessed are the purr and
grrr of heart.
The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead
of his tongue.
Cats too !
Dogs and fireworks: an uneasy combo
How to Keep the Boom and Roar of July 4th from Scaring Your Pets -
Pet360 Pet Parenting Simplified
6 Tips for Keeping Your Cat Safe on the Fourth of July - Pet360 Pet
LEAVE YOUR PET IN THE CAR WITHOUT YOU THERE
How Hot Does it Get in a Parked Car Dr Ernie Ward - YouTube
Pet Medication | petMD
Stray Cat Sneaks Into Zoo Enclosure, Finds An Unexpected Friend... -
The Meta Picture
My Rosie (half dalmation/half poodle) sounds just like this
English Bulldog Lip Snoring - YouTube
Of course animals sing
Wolf Pup Hiccups! - YouTube#t=34
Michigan State University College of Law
Is Ice Water Dangerous For Dogs? Vet Debunks Online Rumor
It's too hot to do this
Cat Diseases A-Z | The full list of cat Diseases | petMD
18 things you didn't know about dog paws | MNN - Mother Nature Network
Discerning Cat Walks 12 Miles Back to Old Home Because He Didn’t Like
His New One | TIME
I've checked this to see if it was a hoax...I haven't found
anything to deny
Obama puts 1200 military dogs to death
Dog Saved Baby From An Abusive Babysitter - YouTube
32 Hilarious Struggles Only Cat People Can Understand! - Imgur
Make this yourself
The Glam Cat: DIY Cat Puzzle Tutorial
Harmful Foods Your Cat Should Never Eat: WebMD Slideshow
Man takes time out of his day to save a ground squirrel. You
think this little squirrel is a goner but just wait......
Cat Care Center | petMD
Pet column contributors
~Arlene's Angels ~
A newsletter dedicated to homeless cats everywhere
If you love and wish to protect cats, this is the place for you.
Contact Arlene at ASphikas@aol.com
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 FelineWebWorld@aol.com.
K9WebWorld ~The E-Zine for Dog Lovers
July Fourth Travel: Best Cities For Celebrating America's Birthday
Family Camping Gear - Tips for Family Campers
Family Camping Checklist (and a few great tips!) | Cozi.com
RV camping Vs. Tent Camping?
Summer Camps for Families - Family Vacation Critic
No such thing !
Your Guide to Stress-Free Family Travel
7 Innovations that Will Transform the Airline Experience
Health Risks On Cruise Ships | What To Do - Consumer Reports News
Why Senior Travel Discounts Aren’t Always the Best Deal-Kiplinger
WHAT CHA GOT COOKIN'
How to cook steak with Alton Brown
Steak on Coals - YouTube
Meat, poultry and fish prices spike to all-time high | New York Post
One of the best parties I ever had on July 4th was an Ice cream sundae
kept big tubs of ice cream with dry ice and had big bowls of all kinds
of toppings Everybody made their own and it was so
Don't let bugs get into your drink. Use cupcake
liners and for this occasion, I'd use red, white, and blue
How to Stir-Fry - YouTube
Iconic 'American' Brands That Are Foreign-Owned - ABC News
“I will not move my army without onions!”
General Ulysses S. Grant speaking to the federal government.
10 things you probably didnt know about onion rings
It's the Year of Quinoa! Discover 9 Easy Recipes
Who needs French fries ?
Plated Cooking School: How to Make Zucchini Fries - YouTube
Simple Food, Easy Recipes | Real Simple
Easy Fourth of July Recipes and Cocktails : Decorating : Home &
If you want to fit into your bathing suit AND have cocktails, here's
some good recipes
Low-Calorie Cocktails – YouBeauty.com
Ruth Chris' creamed spinach and so easy
1 10-ounce package frozen
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash cayenne pepper
1. Cook the spinach following the directions on the package. Drain and
squeeze all the liquid from the spinach when it's done.
2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Be careful not to
3. Add the flour to the melted butter and stir until smooth.
4. Add the cream and heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until the sauce
thickens. Stir constantly so that sauce does not burn.
5. Add the spinach, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cayenne. Cook 2 to 4
minutes, stirring often. Serve hot.
It's Peach time !
Cream Cheese Peach Pie Delight
1 package of white or yellow dry cake mix
1/3 cup butter, room temperature
2 large eggs, divided
29 ounce can of peach slices, drained
8 ounces of Cream Cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup of sugar
teaspoon Vanilla Extract Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a
x 9 pan with cooking spray. In large bowl combine cake mix,
butter, and 1 egg. Mix until crumbly. Set aside 1
of crumbs for topping. Press remaining crumbs in bottom of
prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes.
Cut Peach slices into 1
inch pieces. You can use frozen or fresh peaches if you
but I like canned for this particular recipe because of the short
baking time. Spoon into partially baked crust. In
bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, 1 egg and vanilla extract.
with mixer until creamy. Spoon over peaches.
reserved crumbs. Bake 30 minutes. Chill at least 30
before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.
JOKES AND CARTOONS
Give me a sense of humor,
Give me the grace to see
To get some humor out of
And to pass it on to
took his four-year-old son, Bryan, to several baseball games where "The
Star-Spangled Banner" was sung before the start of each game.
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.'
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.'
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.'
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
Prayer for Our Nation
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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