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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.

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A good thought

A good thought

The Officer Down Memorial

The Officer Down Memorial
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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

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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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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Prayers for a Fallen Police Officer. END OF WATCH 3/14/2010


CLEVELAND HEIGHTS -- Thirty-year-old Cleveland Heights police officer Thomas F. Patton collapsed and died while chasing a suspect Saturday night.

A spokesman with the Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office said that Patton died of a "cardiac incident".

"We lost a big piece of Cleveland Heights when Officer Patton went down," said Cleveland Heights mayor Ed Kelley. "He's just the kind of guy you would like to be with or loved to have as you next door neighbor.

"He certainly loved protecting the city," Kelley said. "I mean he gave his life. He's a hero."

Around 8:15 p.m. Saturday, an off-duty Cleveland Heights police officer working security at the Marc's Drugstore on Coventry Road tried to stop a man from harrassing two female employees at the store.

According to police, the suspect, Malcolm L. Bryant, 21, told the two workers, ages 17 and 20, that he wanted to take them to a party where there would be drinking and illegal drugs.

The off-duty officer told Bryant that the two women wanted to be left alone. Police said Bryant then verbally threatened the woman and spit in the officer's face.

The officer then pursued Bryant by foot and called for more assistance.

Several Cleveland Heights police officers responded to the call, including Patton, a nine-year veteran with the department.

Patton and two officers chased Bryant on foot through back yards and wooded areas near the store.

At Glenmont and Mayfield Road, Officer Patton stopped momentarily, and rested his hands on his knees.

Officer Patton then began to run again, and collapsed.

He was taken to Huron Hospital, where a rescue squad and medical personnel were unable to revive him.

"He was engaged to be married," said Kelley. "He was looking for a house here in Cleveland Heights to move and start his family. It's a great loss."

Patton is the son of state Sen. Tom Patton, of Strongsville.

Bryant was apprehended by other Cleveland Heights police officers and faces various felony charges.

Patton is the second Cleveland Heights police officer to die in the line of duty in the past three years.

In May, 2007, officer Jason West was shot and killed when he responded to a fight on Altamont Avenue. The gunman who shot West is serving a life sentence.


A SPECIAL NOTE: END OF WATCH DENOTES THAT THE OFFICER DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

12 comments:

Wanda's Wings said...

What a sad,sad thing to happen. I pray for his family.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

This is so sad. I will pray for his family. We need to be ready we never know when when we will go.
God Bless,
Ginger

Mike Golch said...

Ginger,Thank you.all of the law enforcement comunity is morning the losss of the great man.

Awake In Rochester said...

This is very sad! I will say a prayer for his family and his woman.

Mari said...

I'm so sorry to read this. I'll pray for his family.

Bing (PinkLady) said...

What a sad story for such a young man. I feel for his bereaved family and fiancee. They are all in my prayers. Thanks for sharing, Mike.

Mike Golch said...

Wanda's Wings,Awake in Rochester,Mari,and Bing(Pink Lady)Thank you all for keeping this Officer and His Family in your prayers.

Sandee said...

His family, friends and the law enforcement community are in my thoughts and prayers.

Have a terrific day Mike. Big hug. :)

ManOverBoard.com said...

That is so sad and he was so very young. I respect the police very much. No matter what they get paid it is never enough. Even when they wrote a simple speeding ticket, it could be their last few minutes on earth. I must take it's toll on their families.

Mike Golch said...

Sandee, I was extremely sad that we lost a dedicated officer.He will be missed.

ManOverBoard,yes this is extremely rought on families.It is a blessing when at the end of shift a loved one goes home to his or her family.

Em said...

Officer Patton was a great cop and one of the friendliest people I ever met. He will certainly be missed.

Mike Golch said...

EM,he is definately someone who I would have wanted to be watching my back.

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