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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.

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, January 27, 2011

This makes my Blood boil.

I saw a posting over on Pearls Of Honor this reallly makes my blood boil.Especially after reading the atrticle that is linked to the posting. Since I could not get the link to work I copied and pasted the article here.

 Caregiver of Pearl Harbor survivor pleads not guilty

By Kristina Davis and Steve Schmidt

Originally published January 27, 2011 at 3:51 p.m., updated January 27, 2011 at 4:40 p.m.

At 93 years old, Arnold “Max” Bauer is as proud a Pearl Harbor survivor as they come, always willing to recount the day the Japanese poured bombs on his Navy ship, always eager to tell how he managed to stay aboard the repair vessel USS Vestal amid the chaos.

In recent years, though, the hero had fallen on tough times. His wife died in 2007. The once-thriving garden outside his house near El Cajon went to seed. Friends and neighbors said they tried to reach out, but the front gate into his driveway was usually locked.

Then came Tuesday’s news: Sheriff’s deputies arrested his live-in caregiver for allegedly mistreating him. Authorities discovered that the esteemed veteran was living in a state of squalor, his house thick with trash, rotting food and rat droppings.

Deputies found him gripping a photo of the USS Vestal, where he and his crewmates made their stand on the morning of Dec. 7.

Milagros Angeles, 62, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to four felony charges: elder abuse, theft by a caretaker, false imprisonment of an elder and possession of altered checks.

She faces up to six years and eight months in prison if convicted on all counts.

El Cajon Superior Court Judge Charles W. Ervin granted the prosecutor’s request to raise the bail to $1 million, saying Angeles was a flight risk. She was arraigned via video from Las Colinas Jail and said nothing during the hearing.

The arraignment came as a portrait emerged of Bauer’s life during the past few years. Neighbors and fellow Pearl Harbor survivors said Thursday that they had grown concerned about the veteran, but had a tough time contacting him.

Stuart Hedley, president of the San Diego Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, said he visited Bauer at his Euclid Avenue house near Granite Hills High School a few days ago, after several failed attempts to reach him.

Hedley said Bauer was unshaven and sounded confused, saying at one point that he didn’t know where his late wife, Roma, had gone. “He kept telling me, ‘Time is passing me by,’ ” Hedley recalled.

Next-door neighbors Mary and Nick Asaro said they worried about Bauer after his wife died, but he once told them that he was fine and could take care of himself.

They noticed that his garden went untended and that he and Angeles seemed to spend the bulk of their time behind closed doors.

A preliminary hearing for Angeles has been set for Feb. 9.

The alleged abuse came to light when Bauer’s bank noticed that he hadn’t come in since October. The bank made several phone calls to the home and spoke with Angeles, who told them Bauer either wasn’t available or was in Hawaii, said sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Varnau.

The bank became concerned and reported suspicion of elder abuse to Adult Protective Services.

When sheriff's deputies checked out the house a few days later, they found about $9,000 in cash hidden in the home. Some of the cash was in bundles in Angeles’ bedroom, while the rest was found stuffed into a money belt and the pockets of the five layers of clothing Angeles was wearing at the time.

They also found at least 56 checks written to herself for a total of about $5,600, as well as $1,800 in checks written to others. There is also evidence that she was funneling money to a bank in the Philippines.

“He would sign anything she put in front of him,” said Varnau, who described Bauer’s memory as “childlike.”

Deputy District Attorney Danielle Hickman said Bauer suffers from dementia. When he was hospitalized this week, doctors discovered an severe urinary tract infection and prostate cancer that had never been diagnosed and was not being treated.

Angeles, a legal U.S. resident from the Philippines, has lived in San Diego County for the past six years and has no criminal record. She had been working for Bauer since 2009.

3 comments:

Mari said...

That is just awful! Elder abuse is as bad as child abuse, and in this case is also terrible treatment of a hero.

Sandee said...

You have a bad link to the story of the gals arrest Mike. I found the link on the original piece. What a shame. What a shame. How can anyone treat another human being so poorly? What a shame to treat this hero in this fashion. May she pay dearly for this. :(

Mike Golch said...

Mari,you betcha. the peice of trash should have the book thrown at her and made to make restitution.

Sandee,I could not get the link to work so I did the next best thing. I cut and pasted it.

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