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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.

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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.

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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.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

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.”





5 comments:

Sandee said...

Excellent Mike. This is the biggest Awww of today. Thank you.

Have a purrfect Awww Monday and thank you for your service. :)

messymimi said...

The best Awww of all! Thank you!

Mike Golch said...

Sandee, Thank you!Just doing what I needed to do Just as my Dad did during WW 2. :)

messymimi. thank you as well.:)

Kathe W. said...

This is a wonderful post-we cannot thank our veterans too many times-
Thank you Mike for your service and your Dad's too!

Mike Golch said...

Kathe W Thank you for your support of all us Veterans and service people. :) :-h

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