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CLEVELAND SKYLINE

CLEVELAND SKYLINE
BORN HERE RAISED HERE AND MOST LIKELY WILL PASS AWAY AND BE BURIED HERE AS WELL.

San Francisco Skyline

San Francisco Skyline
This is a Tip of The Hat to Sandee, my Co-Author and blog wizard.

I've been in my own boat sitting out in this water looking at this view. Awesome!-Sandee.

MY HAMMERED DULCIMER

MY HAMMERED DULCIMER
There are various Hammered Dulcimer postings from YouTube of different tunes, and NO I AM NOT PLAYING ANY OF THESE TUNES.Maybe some day when I have the equipment to do so.I have included a link to my You Tube Channel.I invite you to go and watch any of my videos on the site also check out some of the different channels I subscribe to.

ABOUT THE HAMMERED DULCIMER

The hammered dulcimer is an ancient trapezoidal musical instrument played by striking the strings with wooden hammers.

Originating in the Middle East about 2000 years ago, English soldiers brought the instrument back to England after their failed attempt to conquer Persia during the Crusades about 1000 years ago. Dulcimers have many names in many lands: santur in the Middle East, yang q'in in China, hackbrett in Austria, zither in Germany, and cymbalom in Hungary. The name "dulcimer" is derived from Latin, meaning "sweet sound". Hammered dulcimers were popular in England during the reign of James I, when the Bible was translated into English as the King James Bible. The dulcimer was mentioned in the Book of Daniel 3:5 among other instruments "..the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music..." The dulcimer was later mechanized to become what we now know as the harpsichord which later evolved in the piano.

THE BLOG ROLLS.

IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS PAGE LOAD EASIER I MOVED THE BLOG ROLLS TO A SEPARATE BLOG, THE BLOG ROLLS CAN BE FOUND HERE AT G.C.R.S. BLOGROLLS.

A good thought

A good thought

The Officer Down Memorial

The Officer Down Memorial
Click the Badge to go to the site.

THE SERENITY PRAYER

THE SERENITY PRAYER
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next. Amen. - Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)

WHEN I'M HAVING A BAD DAY.

WHEN I'M HAVING A BAD DAY.
WHEN EVERYTHING IS JUST TOO MUCH, I WILL BE HIDING, PLAYING MY GAMES AND STAYING IN MY OWN LITTLE WORLD.

HEY MIKEY,THIS MEANS YOU!!

IF IT IS NOT BROKEN DO NOT TRY TO FIX IT MIKEY, YOU GOOF! - SIGNED ME

Mike - Take the word DELETE out of your vocabulary. Big hug... Sandee

NATIONAL SUICIDE PROVENTION LIFELINE

With Help Comes Hope

Veterans Hotline & Online Chat
Are you a veteran in emotional distress? Please call 1-800-273-TALK and press 1 to be routed to the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline.
OR Veterans chat live with a counselor.


Are you in crisis? Please call 1-800-273-TALK
Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.

I URGE ANYONE THAT NEEDS TO MAKE THIS CALL TO PLEASE DO SO.YOU ARE A PRECIOUS HUMAN BEING,YOU ARE SOMEONE'S LOVED ONE. GOD KNOWS WE ALL GO THROUGH A CRISIS AND NEED THE HELP.PLEASE CHOOSE LIFE!

I URGE ANYONE THAT NEEDS TO MAKE THIS CALL TO PLEASE DO SO.YOU ARE A PRECIOUS HUMAN BEING,YOU ARE SOMEONE'S LOVED ONE. GOD KNOWS WE ALL GO THROUGH A CRISIS AND NEED THE HELP. PLEASE CHOOSE LIFE.

THIS IS HERE TO REMIND ME AS WELL AS EVERYONE ELSE THAT LIFE IS IMPORTANT.

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Blog Changes

Since I have decided to shut down Both Mike's Place and Loonytoon Central, Music Monday/Mondays Music Moves Me, Thursdays Tune, 5 On Friday, Feline Friday and the Google Doodles will now all be here.

I SEE YOU!!!

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Music Monday and Monday's Music Moves Me





Chubby Checker - The twist - 1960


Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again


Yakety Yak-The coasters-original song-1958



































Awww...Monday


Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays. Post a picture that makes you say Awww...and that's it.

Make sure you leave a link to your post here and I'll visit your Awww...Mondays post. What better way to start the week than with a smile.

Let me indulge in a special Awww...Monday and a history lesson.
As a US Veteran I will always honor all those that have served here is myPosting for Awww...Monday 


*** Medal of Honor Monday!  ***
On this day in 1969, the Medal of Honor is awarded to four different men. Each had miraculously survived to receive his medal in person.

Because of Staff Sergeant Drew Dennis Dix (U.S. Army), fourteen civilians were rescued from a city that had been overrun by the Viet Cong. The first was an American nurse.

Dix went in for her, not knowing if she was still alive. “We pulled up to Maggie’s house,” Dix later recounted, “and it didn’t look good because . . . there could have been a thousand bullet holes in [her vehicle].” Dix saw an enemy combatant run out, but a locked gate blocked his access. He yelled for Maggie. Enemy fire was flying everywhere. Maggie found Dix at the gate. “I remember at the time saying, ‘well, get the key,’” Dix later said, “and I know how dumb that must have sounded because the building was totally in shambles.”

Would you believe the key was right there? “Kind of felt like, things are going to turn out,” Dix concluded. He spent the next two days in house-to-house combat, rescuing civilians. 

Lt. Colonel Joe M. Jackson (U.S. Air Force) conducted a rescue, too, but he was flying a transport plane! He wasn’t supposed to be diving in like a fighter jet, making quick rescues. But that’s exactly what he did.

Unfortunately, three men had become trapped on an embattled airstrip. Jackson didn’t know if his big transport plane would tolerate it, but he began a rapid descent worthy of a fighter jet. He barely brought the plane out of its nose dive and landed right next to the stranded men. Just then, a rocket was spotted coming straight towards Jackson’s plane. Inexplicably, it didn’t explode. Jackson took off again, avoiding fire as he went. He’d been on the ground for less than a minute. 

Lt. Clyde Everett Lassen (U.S. Navy) flew a helicopter during his own daring rescue. Two downed airmen were stranded on the side of a densely wooded hill; they were surrounded by the enemy; it was dark and nearly impossible to see.

Lassen’s first attempt failed; the stranded pilots couldn’t get to him. Lassen made a second attempt, closer to the trees, with the aid of a plane dropping flares for illumination. This attempt nearly ended in catastrophe when the flares went out, leaving Lassen in darkness. (He nearly crashed!) Another attempt also failed, prompting Lassen to make one last, dangerous move. He turned on his landing light. It made his helicopter a target for the enemy, but it also enabled the stranded pilots to find him. Amazingly, Lassen managed to get everyone back safely, although he landed with only 5 minutes of fuel left. 

A final rescue was made by Major Stephen W. Pless (U.S. Marine Corps). Pless was piloting a Huey when he got a distress call from four soldiers stranded on a beach.

When he arrived, a terrible sight met his eyes. About 50 Viet Cong were attacking the trapped soldiers—even bayoneting them. Pless did several quick fly bys so his crew could take aim at the enemy. “His rocket and machinegun attacks were made at such low levels,” his citation notes, “that the aircraft flew through debris created by explosions from its rockets.” Once the enemy had been driven back, he hovered his Huey between the enemy and the wounded soldiers, creating cover so his crew could load them. The Huey was so heavy that it kept dropping into the sea as he headed out—but he made it. 

Perhaps President Johnson summed it up best: “Each man heard the call of duty in an hour of hard challenge. And each man answered that call with a courage beyond demand.”





Sunday, January 15, 2017

Silly Sunday


Sunday is the place to come for weekly laughs. The rules are simple, just have fun.

This is a great opportunity to get to know other bloggers and have a laugh or two in the process. Here is how it works: Laugh and Link Up!



3 Little Pigs

This is a true story, proving how fascinating the mind of a six year old is. They think so logically.
A teacher was reading the story of the Three Little Pigs to her class.
She came to the part of the story where first pig was trying to gather the building materials for his home.
She read. ‘And so the pig went up to the man with the wheelbarrow full of straw and said: ‘Pardon me sir, but may I have some of that straw to build my house?’
The teacher paused then asked the class: ‘And what do you think the man said?’
One little boy raised his hand and said very matter-of-factly…
‘I think the man would have said – ‘Well, bloody hell!! A talking pig!’
The teacher had to leave the room.




Friday, January 13, 2017

5 On Friday Set # 357







Welcome to the Other Home of 5 On Friday.I invite you to join in.


I first saw this meme by Our Founder Travis of Travs Thoughts.
Here are Trav's rules:

As always, if you'd like to join us in the musical fun, the guidelines are basic and simple.

    1. Grab the banner, make your post title Five on Friday, and be sure to link back here.
    2. Go to Playlist.com to make your play list of five songs. You may choose a particular theme to share with us, or post random tunes if that's your vibe for the day. You can simply post the play list, or you can add a little summary about what you are sharing.
    2a. Don't feel restricted by the tracks listed on Playlist.com. And don't be discouraged if the Embed code won't work. You're welcome to use any type of media to share your Sets.Such as Youtube.com

    3. Be sure to sign Mr Linky on his site so everyone can visit your Set.
    4. No tags, but feel free to invite your friends to play along if they need a post topic on a Friday.


Go forth and enjoy music!

If music be the food of love, play on.
William Shakespeare


DIANE RENAY  "NAVY BLUE" 1963






The Marcels  Blue Moon





Love is blue


MISTY BLUE DOROTHY MOORE





BOBBY VINTON-BLUE ON BLUE







Felinf Friday # 168


My buddy Steve of Burnt Food Dude started this meme because he wanted everyone to know that he doesn't hate cats. I'm still not convinced that he loves cats, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

One thing for sure is this is a fun and easy meme to do. So come and join us in Feline Friday.

Feline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is..

1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)
2) go up top to the menu bar and click on the Feline Friday code
3) paste the code under your cat picture
4) add your name and link













Monday, January 09, 2017

Music Monday and Monday's Music Moves Me


Some day there will be a linky for this one again.

Since this week is a freebie I thought I would do some commercials Classic and New!

Xerox Monk commercial 1977



Xerox Launches with a Modern Day Version of the Iconic Brother Dominic Commercial




I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke Commercial - 1971



Coca-Cola Classic ad: Mean Joe Green [Full Version] (1979)









































Awwww...Monday


Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays. Post a picture that makes you say Awww...and that's it.

Make sure you leave a link to your post here and I'll visit your Awww...Mondays post. What better way to start the week than with a smile.





Sunday, January 08, 2017

Silly Sunday

Silly Sunday is the place to come for weekly laughs. The rules are simple, just have fun.

This is a great opportunity to get to know other bloggers and have a laugh or two in the process. Here is how it works: Laugh and Link Up!


 Schocking Calls

  It's that time of year again, when we spend many Sundays watching our home town heroes of the gridiron play.

One thing about going to the games that is a mixed blessing is that your phone may or may not get any reception while in the stadium.  Trying to keep up with all the kids who come with us, without being able to call them, can be challenging.

As i tried to call Red-headed Alec yesterday and couldn't get an answer, i was thinking about how we never had telephones to worry about when i first started going to games, because they were all back home attached to the wall.

Then i started thinking about other uses of telephones, and it reminded me of Boudreaux.

There are some things that are illegal everywhere except in extreme south Louisiana, where Boudreaux will tell you that it is legal there anyway when you are hungry enough.  This includes the old use of the cranking device from old-style telephones to generate electricity through wires dropped in the water.  This would shock the fish, which would float to the surface to be netted for consumption or sale.

After one such "fish shocking" expedition, Boudreaux was selling some of the fish he had caught to a local restaurant.  The buyer, suspicious about it, asked him, "Did you "telephone" these fish?

An' Boudreaux, he say, "Mais, no!  I jes' drop dem a line!"



 

The Blogger's Prayer

Lord help me to learn to spell without spellcheck, manage to visit all that visit me, and post regularly - all in 5 minutes a day, so that I can clean house and take care of my family. Help me to not look at every occurrence in my life as a blog post, and to quit taking pictures of weird things to share as well. Please Lord, help me to stop talking about my blog friends as though they are next door neighbors or someone I have known all of my life. And help me dear Lord, to think of something witty and wise to post tomorrow.


World Cancer Day

In memory of our moms, dads, brothers and sisters, friends and loved ones of whom there are so many. This year has been one with too many diagnoses too close to home. For all the friends, family, loved ones, and those we don't even know... Friday is world cancer day - A small request.. Please say this Prayer Dear God, I pray for a cure for cancer. Amen World Cancer Day HEALTH AWARENESS DAYS
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