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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.

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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

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.

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.

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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.


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Thursday, November 11, 2010

A thought.


We have enjoyed the redneck jokes for years. It's time to take a reflective look at the core beliefs of a culture that values home, family, country and God. If I had to stand before a dozen terrorists who threaten my life, I'd choose a half dozen or so rednecks to back me up. Tire irons, squirrel guns and grit -- that's what rednecks are made of. I hope I am one of those. If you feel the same, pass this on to your redneck friends. Y'all know who ya are!


You might be a redneck if: It never occurred to you to be offended by the phrase, 'One nation, under God.'

You might be a redneck if: You've never protested about seeing the 10 Commandments posted in public places.

You might be a redneck if: You still say ' Christmas' instead of 'Winter Festival.'

You might be a redneck if: You bow your head when someone prays.

You might be a redneck if: You stand and place your hand over your heart when they play the National Anthem.

You might be a redneck if: You treat our armed forces veterans with great respect, and always have.

You might be a redneck if: You've never burned an American flag, nor intend to.

You might be a redneck if: You know what you believe and you aren't afraid to say so, no matter who is listening.

You might be a redneck if: You respect your elders and raised your kids to do the same.

You might be a redneck if: You'd give your last dollar to a friend.

God Bless the USA!

IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM.

IN GOD WE TRUST!

WITH A MAJOR TIP OF THE HAT TO SANDEE from whom I swiped this.

14 comments:

Sandee said...

This is indeed a good one. I'm glad you swiped it.

What did you eat at Applebee's?

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Mike Golch said...

Sandee,I was thinking about having the double crunch scrimp but settled on the Bacon Cheeseburger for my meal. Celestine had a combo of asian chicken salad and patato soup.(she had to pay for her meal.all I paid for was my beverage.

Jannie Funster said...

WOW!

What a post.

I have a dulcimer book somewhere. Wait - maybe not. I may have sold it on eBay a few years ago. I never played the dulcimer, tho.

I do have a full-color book about Joni Mitchell, Blue era. And one from about '75, with a pencil mark on the front. The Blue one is a songbook too. And I do believe I may also have her Clouds songbook. I have a lot of books! :)

Dulcet tones of dulcimer.

Suicide prevention is AWESOME. My good blogging friend, Jeanne wrote a super post on it. She took the SafeTALK course. Here is the link to her post...

http://chronichealing.com/about-suicide-prevention/

And Re San Francisco, wherest I did leave my heart...I was there once. 1994. For 3 days. The first photo (after the youtube) is of me on Lombard St.

This post...

http://www.janniefunster.com/2010/11/02/whoo-hooo/#comments

What a GORGEOUS specimen of a town!

Sure hope I don't get thrown into spam with the 2 links.

I am NOT an animaaaal... I am a reeeel person. :)

Thanks for having visited my blog on my "Politics in 55 Words" post, via Steveroni's goodbye post.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Just stopping by to say Thank You for serving our country. ((HUGS))

Mari said...

This is great! I'm a redneck too.
glad you took advantage of that Applebees lunch!

Mike Golch said...

Jannie Funster,you were not thrown into the spam folder.I'll head over for a vist via the links.

Debby@Just Breathe,Thank you.

Mari,Mari,I went to the SteelYard Commons Resturaunt and there were a ton of Veterans there as well.

Lin said...

Well, I guess I am a redneck too. ;)

Syd said...

I'm not a redneck but most of us raised in the South were taught these things, especially as it relates to manners and standing up for what I believe.

Mike Golch said...

Lin, and Syd,Thank you for your comments.I believe in manners and these things as well.I do not believe i'm a redkneck though.

AirmanMom said...

I wanted to stop by and thank you for your service. It is such an honor to call you friend.
~AM

Mike Golch said...

AirmanMom,Thank you.I am honored to call you a friend as well.

Sandee said...

A bacon cheeseburger sounds mighty fine to me. That is such a wonderful thing Applebee's does for our veterans.

Have a super night. Big hug. :)

Wanda's Wings said...

Oh my. I never though I was a redneck, but it sure sounds like it for the list!!!!!

Mike Golch said...

Wanda's Wings,I'm with Syd,and Calling these Good Manners!

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