I saw this on Trav's site and thought that every would enjoy a good chuckle.
ABOUT THE HAMMERED DULCIMER
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.
HEY MIKEY,THIS MEANS YOU!!
Mike - Take the word DELETE out of your vocabulary. Big hug... Sandee
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OR Veterans chat live with a counselor.
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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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Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
|You belong in the Baby Boomer Generation|
You are optimistic, rebellious, and even a little self centered.
You still believe that you will change the world.
You detest authority and rules. Deep down, you're a non conformist.
This is a link to the person asking for prayers as well. The Magic Of Integrated Circuits: pray for MARY, please!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I decided to add my flickr account to this blog from the now dead wordpress blog.
Now for a postscript from Saturday. When we woke up on Saturday the house was colder (55*) than it is normally set for(70*).the furnace would not work right so we called our furnace people to come out to see why the furnace did not want to work right. with a little TLC from the repairman (and a few choice words from me).the furnace was up and running again.
The Charles F. Mercer includes superstructure features typical of the double decked packet boats that plied the C&O during 19th and early 20th centuries.
These features include an enclosed cabin and deckhouses running substantially the length of the boat with an additional topside, day deck built into the cabin roof and, in turn, covered by a single continuous, canvas canopy.
For purposes of longevity and maintenance, the Mercer is built on a painted aluminum hull with wooden rails and a fully cedar super-structure. The Mercer is 57' at water line with a beam of 13'.
Twenty to thirty feet shorter than the maximum waterline length permitted by the depth of the C&O lift locks (about 85'), these dimensions are authentic to packet boats of the era which were typically smaller, lighter and faster than contemporary freight and line boats.
In addition, the 57 foot length permits the boat to be turned 180° in the canal waters proximate to Lock 20. This fact, in turn, permitted the boat to built on a single rudder design, in fact more common to the packet boats of the Canal's most active era.
J.C. Tagged me for this meme.
Here are the rules: Open a document or photo folder, choose the 5th folder and then the 5th photo in the folder, do a post describing the photo, tag five friends to do the meme.
here is the hard part of the meme,I cannot think of 5 people that I want to tag.So I am asking 5 people to do this meme volentary.Let me know in your comments that you are going to do this meme,and I will be over to see it when it is done.
1. Unwanted ::clutter
2. You’d better ::man that I-author unknown to me.
3. Woman ::" Woman do you love me..."
4. Weighed :: down with grief.
5. Upright :: piano.
6. I feel :: happy at the moment.
7. Ill :: at ease
8. It’s like :: a currer and Ives winter.
9. Poor man :: almanac
10. Great ::white shark.
Your turn: I say ... and you think ... ?
1. Unwanted ::
2. You’d better ::
3. Woman ::
4. Weighed ::
5. Upright ::
6. I feel ::
7. Ill ::
8. It’s like ::
9. Poor man ::
10. Great ::
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
my choise for flash back friday!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
My Friend Irv Oslin sent me this photo of a birthday party for me,I think I was 5 or 6.our familys lived in a two family house at the time.hence the PJ's.Thanks for the memories OZ!
Pictured is Me,Irv,Irv's sister Judy and just part of my sister Sandy's head.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Police said the officer was helping clear debris from an earlier accident when he was hit by a truck.
Police identify the officer as Jarod Dean, of Hudson. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said Dean had parked his patrol car in the left lane of Route 8 with the overhead lights on.
After he got out of the cruiser, the truck driver, 51-year-old John Gavelek, of Garfield Heights, struck Dean.
Gavelek told investigators he didn't see Dean in the road.
The crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed at this point.
Dean had been an officer with the Boston Heights Police Department for six months. He was previously an officer with the Wyndham Police Department.
Let's keep the family in our prayers as they cope with the lose of their family member,and the Boson Heights Police dept.as they cope with the lose of a fellow officer.
Now you can make your own individual little treat right in a normal coffee mug. This could result as a seriously dangerous problem--especially for you chocolate cake lovers.
Its called the:
5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
One large coffee mug.
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add egg and mix thoroughly
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate of desired.
Eat!!! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous)
And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world??
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!!
I got this from one of my friends Nancy.so if you try this and like go tell her so!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
with the post I just put up I thought that I would lighten things up a bit.
Most of the time I do not share my feelings as my friend does,But I have found myself on that road way too many times.
This is why my blog is so important to me,so I can ask for morale support when needed for a friend or prayers that are needed.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Montalban played island host Mr. Roarke on the series, which ran from 1978 to 1984. The show also starred the late Herve Villechaize, who played Roarke's diminutive assistant, Tattoo.
Tattoo was noted for yelling the phrase, "The Plane! The Plane!" as guests arrived on the island at the beginning of each program.
Montalban's death was announced at a meeting of the city council in Los Angeles by president Eric Garcetti, who represents the district where the actor lived. No cause of death was revealed.
Montalban also appeared in films, including "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," where he reprised the role of the villain Khan which he originated in the "Star Trek" television series.
His other film credits included the "Spy Kids" trilogy and "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes."
On television, he guest-starred on many shows including "Ironside," "Gunsmoke" and "Hawaii Five-O," and was a cast member on "The Colbys." He won an Emmy in 1978 for his supporting role in the series "How the West was Won."
Most recently, Montalban recorded voice roles for the animated shows "Kim Possible" and "Family Guy."
Montalban also was a stage actor, and was nominated for a Best Actor Tony Award in 1958 for his role in "Jamaica."
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Thought # 2) Besides there are times that I just cannot come up with something whitty or a bright idea for a post so I take the easy way out and use a video to convey my thoughts.
Thought # 3)The sad thing is that I maybe driving away people that used to comment on my blog. Oh well if that is the case so be it.
Thought # 4) lately I just cannot decide what theme I want my blog to look like and stick to it.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Here is my latest entry to the you say I think Meme.
1. Resolution :: decision to change something.
2. Break :: "breaking up is hard to do....."
3. Tied :: toung tied.
4. Suffering :: from a hang over something that I have not had to do in 17 years.
5. Instead :: of going out staying at home.
6. Divorce :: been there done that.
7. Slash :: tires.
8. Cough :: syrup.
9. Happy :: Feet.
10. Sniffle :: prelude to a cold.
So Now is the question,do you want to play along????????
1. Resolution ::
2. Break ::
4. Suffering :: .
5. Instead ::
6. Divorce ::
7. Slash ::
8. Cough ::
9. Happy ::
10. Sniffle ::
Saturday, January 10, 2009
1. Have you ever been on TV ?. Yes I have on our Local TV Fox station the had a segment whe viewers askes for recipies. Celestine and I were video taped asking for a recipe
2. Have you ever sung in public?. Only if singing with a Bar Band.I sang a Beetles tune "Yesterday" Rather badly I will say,hey I was drunk.
3. Have you ever your hair blond? no I have never dyed my hair at all and never will.
4. Have you ever eaten frogs' legs? I did "enjoy" this treat,and no they do not taste like chicken as I was told. I did this while visiting the Fishermans wharf in San francisco Ca.
5. Have you ever received a present that you really hated? Not that I will admit to.
6. Have you ever walked into a lamp post? Yep I did that why under the influence,even appoligized to it for walking into it.
7. Have you ever cooked a meal by yourself for more than 15 people? Never in a million years.
8. Have you ever fallen or stumbled in front of others? Yep while running to a back up call I tripped over my own feet in front of Master Control; where I worked as a Corrections officer.I stood up and took a bow and continued to the back up call.
9. Have you ever done volunteer work?No I have not.
I am supposed to tag 5 people to do this one and I think I will do this one on the Honor system. If you do it link back to me as the tagger,and let me know that you did this one so I can come and read your answers, THIS IS A DOUBLE DOG DARE!!!!
Friday, January 09, 2009
well here is my friesr offering for Flashback Friday.I hope you enjoy this one!
If you like the Idea let me know.and sould I start with videos of the songs in My Playlist?????
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
Sunday, January 04, 2009
A least I finely got it to work.
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Friday, January 02, 2009
The Blogger's Prayer
SWIPED from The Dust Bunny Hostage