Changing my world one rainbow at a time

Thank you Janette across the pond

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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The youth of today think they know it all.  Maybe not everything... smile.
The "Green" Thing...
Checking  out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment.

The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days."

The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

The older lady said that she was right -- our generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day. The older lady went on to explain:

Back 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 over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.

Grocery 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. This was to ensure that public property (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. 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.

We walked up stairs because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't 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 day.

Back then we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts. 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 our day.

Back then we had one TV, 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 Montana. In the kitchen we blended and stirred most things by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. 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. Back 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. We 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.

We drank from a fountain (or hose, as kids) when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the blade 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.

Back then, people took the streetcar 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 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 receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the "green thing" back then?

Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smart ass young person.

We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to really make us angry... especially from a tattooed, lazy, pimple faced, pizza eating, entitled, multiple pierced smart-butt who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.


Ripple - Inspirational Short Film // - YouTube

Live purely. Be quiet.
Do your work with mastery.
Like the moon, come out
from behind the clouds!

  I Like Adoption - YouTube


1- You have to…
2- You can’t…..
3- What is your problem?
4- I’ll try, don’t know
5- I need you to…
6- We can’t do that


1- Will you…
2- Would you…
3- Can you tell me about the problem?
4- Let me find out
5- Will you?
6- What we can do is…


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.


Brain Games For Kids | Learning Games For Kids

Fun Indoor Exercise for Kids -

Ok kids, you'll need mom for this

To use your DIY Snow Paint, simply hold the nozzle of the bottle a few inches from the snow and spray.  You can adjust the nozzle to create a finer mist, or a more concentrated spray.  You can mix colors, draw pictures, or even write out a friendly message to the neighbors.

You can have hours of colorful fun

And when you come back in the house, get dry and color !
Snowy Days Coloring Pages (80 pages) - In All You Do


First Taste - YouTube

No More "Clean Plate Club" -

The unintended consequences of the TERC Investigations Math Curriculum - YouTube
10 Things My Mother Taught Me About Family Meals - US News


Finding your Roots  
National Archives - When studying your genealogy, you will need to do extensive research. You can get tons of research tips and tricks, search census and immigration records, or join nationwide workshops with the National Archives website.

Family Search - This site combs through public records to find the information you need. It will even perform international searches.

The organization has a network of more than 4,500 facilities that offer genealogical records to the public. Just enter your city, state, postal code and country to find the nearest center to you.

Ellis Island Foundation - From 1892 to 1954, more than 12 million immigrants were greeted by the Statue of Liberty as they entered America through Ellis Island. In fact, it's estimated that nearly 40 percent of all American citizens can trace at least one ancestor to the famous New York Harbor.

- See more at:

MyHeritage - This site helps you create a map out your family tree. You can start adding family members manually, or upload your existing GEDCOM files. Then, you can add photos, family events and birthdays, or conduct your own research with the research tab. - See more at:

JMcCornack's World

Sue Ann Talks to a Bird

Night of Solid Ice

John... Keeper of memories for all of us


Why won't they let us see the new regulations for the Internet?

Why Download Sites Require Extra Caution

Tax Hacks 2014: Tips to Avoid an Audit - YouTube

Tax Hacks 2014: Paying a Pro to Do Your Taxes? Read This First | Money Talks News


Do These 11 Things First When You Get a New iPhone

Smart Meters: What Consumers Can Do To Get Them Removed -

Consumers' Research


Flu Pictures Slideshow: 10 Foods to Eat When You Have the Flu on MedicineNet

Obamacare’s Second Open Enrollment Period Ends With Glitches, Headaches, Extensions, Delays—and More Surprises to

How Yoga Can Help People With Seasonal Affective Disorder

 Panel Says Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is A Disease, And Renames It : Shots - Health News : NPR

 Knee Replacements: Are You Too Young, Too Old, Too Fat, or Too Active? - Sarah Baldauf


7 Best Yoga Poses to Soothe Back Pain | Everyday Health

An exercise smile for you
This man's workout routine just made my day


How To Create a Terrarium

Home Decoration - Home Improvement and Garden Tips

A good way to get ready for spring
Sharpen Your Garden Tools

This Rule Will Help You Save on Broken Appliances - DailyFinance Savings Experiment

To remove small areas of mold (it can be black, brown, green, yellow or white and may have an acrid smell), scrub them with a mixture of one-eighth cup of laundry detergent, one cup of bleach and one gallon of water.

How to Choose the Right Mattress

How to Stop Car Windows Steaming Up - YouTube

Our monarchs are vanishing

Yiming Hu's Personal Favorites - Landscape

Using Teamwork, we can all help each other
Please help Harriet help others
I make afghans for charities.  (Aids Hospices, Broward House, Make A Wish Foundation, Palm Beach Sheriffs Office for Their Kids in Distress, Alliance Church who send the afghans to orphanages, United Order True Sisters who bring the afghans to children in the  hospital who are getting Chemo, Chrisie Everett Rehab Center at Broward General Hospital, Victims of Katrina, VIP Pavilion, Ronald McDonald House, and the V.A. in Vierra, Fla. 
If anyone out there has any yarn they would like to donate, please e mail me at
 and I will give you all the info.  Have made over 3,000 so far and really need some help from you guys.  Any donation of yarn would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks to all.  Harriet

All I Have To Do Is Dream~ 1958 The Everly Brothers

Concentration Productivity Music. 45 minutes of focus music: Meditation, concentration. Improve work - YouTube

Free Oldies Music - Our Musical Heritage - Playa Cofi Jukebox

Video Jukebox of songs from the 50s and early 60s with over 1,000 selections

Take a Step In Time With This Goldie Oldie Machine

Trisha Yearwood - She's in Love with the Boy [Live] - YouTube

Music Smasher

Caro Emerald - A Night Like This (Official Video) - YouTube


 Chinese New Year - Holidays -

17 ways you can score an upgrade on a plane | New York Post

The Most Reliable Airports and Airlines in the World

Travel Tip: Hidden Travel Perks in Your Credit Card

Traveler’s Checklist

Top Places for Families to Visit in 2015 -

 Avoid Common Travel Illnesses | Everyday Health

Blessed are the purr and grrr of heart.

Folks will know how large your soul is by the way you treat a dog.
-- Charles F. Duran

Beagle named Miss P wins 139th Westminster dog show -

Man Turns His House Into Indoor Cat Playland and Our Hearts Explode - YouTube

An Unbreakable Furry Bond - YouTube

The Dog disagrees

Oh did that happen?

19 Incredible Caterpillar Transformations

VIDEO: This Cat is A Snowball Master!

The Movie For Dogs | No More Lonely Dogs with Separation Anxiety with The Dog DVD to Watch on TV

10 Animal Myths

Chili Dog? Here are 5 Ways to Keep Your Pet Warm this Winter - Cheezburger

Friends Furever - YouTube

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FDA Introduces New Food Defense Rule - MedicineNet

The Ultimate Guide to Bacon - Every Day with Rachael Ray

How much do you know about Lobster?



Chinese New Year | BBC Good Food

This would be a terrific activity on a snow day
How to Make a Delicious Baklava - Foodplanet

orange cake - your homebased mom

8 Overnight Breakfasts Worth Waking Up For - ZergNet

Baked Potato Soup |

liqueurs for cooking | kitchen charts

Amish Macaroni Salad Recipe

The Secret to Amazing Buttermilk Biscuits | Garden and Gun

This is really fun to do with kids
How To Make Corn Dogs - YouTube

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.

Thought for Today
It is extremely embarrassing to come to your senses and find that you have none.

"Dad, I'm in love with a boy who is far away from me.  I am in Australia and he lives in the UK .  We met on a dating website, became friends on Facebook, had long chats on Whatsapp, he proposed to me on Skype and now we've had two months of relationship through Viber.  Dad, I need your blessings and good wishes."

"Wow!  Really!!  Then get married on Twitter, have fun on Tango, buy your kids on Amazon and pay through Paypal.  And if you are fed up with your husband... sell him on Ebay".

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

Ronald Reagan Tribute -- Bel Air Presbyterian Church - YouTube

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!'

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