Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Learn From a Tree

Look at a Tree
The Tree is filled with Wisdom

The Tree is the perfect Example
On showing you how lovely it can Be
During the Spring, Summer and Winter

The Tree can also show you Autumn
When it's in it's most beautiful Stage
It will show you how to let dead things Go

Learn from a Tree

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Most Powerful Testimony

To those who go to church regularly

Your most POWERFUL testimony
Is how you treat others after the church service is over

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Riddle Me This

If you are Catholic, not to eat meat on Friday during Lent is abstinence.  Whether on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of the Lenten season.  This was practiced to be an act of penitence, in remembrance of the Friday on which Christ was crucified.

Now, but just this once...  If you are Catholic, it is OK to eat meat (Corned Beef) on St. Patrick's Day.  It's true!  Bishop Matano as well as other Bishops have given their blessings for Catholics to eat meat on St. Patrick's Day which falls on Friday.  In return, you could simply sacrifice the craving of red meat another day.  My day was yesterday, so now I can enjoy the hearty meal of Corned Beef, Cabbage, Mashed Potatoes and homemade Irish Soda Bread without having the guilt of sinning.

So, go ahead and eat heavy my Friends and a Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Wise Old Owl

There once was a wise old Owl who told me that you don't need to have continuos conversation with those you love.  The Owl also states that you do not need to be present and together to continuously feel the love.

For the times when you are not heard and when you are not seen, the love will always be there.  The love will always and continuously lie deep in your heart.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spread Light

When it's over and has Passed
When the Storm has said Goodnight
There will always be some Hope
When we spread a little Light

Monday, March 13, 2017

Chevrolet Caprice

In the concrete belly of an otherwise abandoned factory sits affixed to the glass littered floor an early 1970's Chevrolet Caprice.  Tucked away and hidden, never to be found, she lays listless with little hope that she will cruise the double yellow lined asphalt again.

Like a tomb of gnarled rusted metal buried year after year and decade after decade, this is her final resting place in darkness without a ray of light.  Then suddenly like the meaning of her name Caprice, she suddenly and unaccountably has a change of behavior and is dragged out aided by the hydraulics of a massive machine.

For a mere moment or two, there was hope.  A slight desire that maybe the expectations of restoration would happen.  But the dream quickly ends by the two thick tines of a forklift that impales her broadside and precariously tosses her into a hopper headed straight to the scrap yard.

What once was a Dream end in a Nightmare!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Daylight Saving Time

The sun sets later this evening than it has the past six months for it's Daylight Saving Time.  The origin has been debated on why this happened and the question asks, when did it start?  Back in 1784 Benjamin Franklin proposed a form of Daylight Saving Time.  He wrote an essay entitled: "An Economic Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light."

Written more as Tongue & Cheek, Benjamin Franklin stated that the Parisians could economize candle usage by getting people out of bed earlier in the morning.  Reason being, to get maximum usage of the natural daylight instead.

Later in 1895 George Hudson a New Zealander proposed Daylight Saving followed by the German Empire and Austria and Hungry who organized the first nationwide implementation which started on April 30, 1916.  Daylight Saving Time has been used throughout many countries with slight variations that escalated during the 1970's Energy Crisis.

All this from a cheeky essay from a humorous individual.  So don't forget to Spring Forward and set your clocks ahead one hour,  But if you're keeping up with recent times, most of our phones, computers, cable boxes along with many electronic devices automatically set themselves.

On a final note, Daylight Saving Time is often said incorrectly as well as misspelled with an "S" at the end of Saving.  The correct way of saying and spelling Saving is without the additional letter.  Other variations are "Summer Time" and "Daylight-Saving Time."

Saturday, March 11, 2017

U.S. War Bonds

Issued by the United States Government, War Bonds were originally called "Defense Bonds."  The name was changed after the brutal attack to Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7, 1941.  The last time War Bonds were issued were during this time in World War II when full time employment clashed with the rationing of goods.  The purpose of War Bonds was seen as a way to remove cash flow from circulation and at the same time reduce inflation.

Every Bond bought is actually money saved.  It's not just money gone with a puff of powder, a shriek of shell or the sinking of a ship.  It's money loaned to the United States Government to help ensure a decent World in which we live.  it is still your money to do as you please after the war is won as it will be there waiting for you, plus interest.

War Bond money after victory can be part or whole payment on what you have set your heart on most.  IYou might be surprised on how far the money from Bonds can go.  New materials like metals and new mass production methods to not only reduce prices after the war, but innovative ideas as well to electric appliances that you'd never dreamed about.  To start off with a new modern kitchen of tomorrow with new labor, time and food saving devices that will extend your wallet.

Don't be short-sighted and pass by a U.S. War Bonds booth at your location.  Don't rely on the wealthy are the ones who will buy enough Bonds to save America.  Every bit counts no matter how much is spent and realize that Bond buyers are those who are saving money for their own security, ease and happiness in the days ahead.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thiokol Spryte

Hiking through the forest one can find the oddest things tucked away and hidden by Mother Nature.  With a keen eye for finding trash, I found a gem of a piece that I never in a million years would expect to see.

Sitting in back of an abandoned 53 foot trailer, from the corner of my eye, I noticed a bright yellow vehicle of sorts overgrown by Weeds and Brush.  Curious, I ventured around the trailer to find out what caught my eye.  Stunned and excited, I discovered an old Thiokol Spryte ditched and neglected.  Surprisingly looking in decent shape except for the broken and discolored thick plexiglass windows.

I looked inside and would have loved to see if this pretty little Spryte would start up, but there wasn't a key to be found in the ignition or anywhere inside..  All the gages and levers seem to be in tact, however, the condition on the motor is unknown and if the Tracks and Sprocket Wheels were lined properly.  This beauty would take more than my Forsalenly Departed pickup to haul this grandeur of a ride out.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women's Day

Dating back to 1909 in New York organized by the Social Party of America.  This was in remembrance of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies Garment Worker's Union.  The strike to this day is uncertain that it actually happened as some claim it never did.

In later years on March 8th it was celebrated throughout the World as "Civil Awareness Day," "Women and Girl's Day," "Anti-Sexism Day" and "Anti-Discrimination Day."  Today most know it as "International Women's Day" with each year being a specific theme.

This year 2017, "International Women's Day' is the theme for "Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50/50 by the year 2030", promoting the theme as "Be Bold for Change."  We enable Women's voices to be heard and giving them control over their own lives and over the future of our World.

Ladies, this day is yours!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Silo High-Low

Are you looking Up?
Are you looking Down?
Do you see the Floor?
Do you see the Crown?

Arise to the Top?
Decent down the Hole?
Climb up a Ladder?
Slide n down a Pole?

What's there that you See?
What's there high or Low?
To the sky or Ground?
 What's in this Silo?

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Mother Mary

It is she, who will always be there standing over you
Thought she is never seen, she is there to see you through
Be brave and abandon yourself into the hands of Mary
She will be there to comfort you and take care of you

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Shining Light

Empty places with nothing to Show
No point of reference with no place to Go
Given no sign to see to and Fro
Your brilliant light still shined Through

Friday, March 3, 2017

Pleasant Dreams

Oh, the sweet aroma of Grandma's home made Boysenberry Pies sat cooling off on the window sill piping hot from being baked in the oven.  A taste that goes down a treat after a night's heavy sup.  As for the cunning Fox who smells the aromatic scent wafting into the forest, he follows the trail right to the window of where the pies lay.

Licking his salivating chops from his snickering long snout hops onto the window sill sharpening his claw like utensils preparing for the feast.  A sweet binge this will be giving a long night's sleep that is deep with glorious dreams.

Eyeing the Sly Fox perched upon the window sill ogling over the pies, Grandma was a stern one who never put up with any shenanigans.  She swiftly grabbed her rolling pin and lunged for the devious Fox.  With a sharp blow to the window sill creating an impact so great that the Boysenberry Pies nearly catapulted into the red, yellow and purple Tulip garden.  The daunted Fox sprung like a Gazelle into the forest leaving just a tuft of fur from his bushy tail flitting through the air.

With nothing hurt other than pride, the sneaky Fox met his match to whom that knows about being mischievous.  For Grandma was not the one who we all knew and loved in fairy tales.  Grandma was the duplicitous Wolf who devoured Little Red heretofore.  As for the Fox, an empty tummy and sleepless night is had that will feel like an eternity until daybreak.

Pleasant Dreams my Puppies!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sow, Reap, Give to Get

The bad we rid without question.  Yet, the good we hold onto as long as we can.  One cannot hold onto all that is good for you must continually be giving so of that goodness.  One cannot get without the giving.

Like the seed we sow that is good,  Once sowed, we reap what is far greater.  Still what we reap that is rich, the riches we must give to acquire more riches in return.

Sow, Reap, Give to Get