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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.

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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.

Blog Changes

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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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Monday, July 02, 2018

Music Monday and Monday's Music Moves Me











Johnny Cash "Ragged Old Flag"



God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood



THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC



5 branches of the military music and pictures



What is a Veteran?

 




































12 comments:

Cathy Keisha said...

The most awesome version of the Battle Hymn of the Republic was right after 9/11 when they played it on tv while showing the bucket brigade of firemen passing buckets of remains to the bottom of the pile. I cried so hard watching that. It never fails to bring tears when they play it at our 9/11 memorial every year.

messymimi said...

Now i'm in tears.

XmasDolly said...

Mike, these are outstanding. I love, love, love Johnny Cash's song. I listened to it twice.. hubby said one more time, but I have to say the last video is my favorite... because it's so dang true. Thank you so much. You really out done yourself my friend. Happy Fourth, and God bless America! hugs...

Naila Moon aka M. M. Hudson said...

Wonderful! I liked all of them. I did not play Lee Greenwood as I figured someone else would.
Battle Hymn of the Republic is one I remember singing many a times as a child.

Happy 4th of July!
Michelle aka Naila Moon
https://michellesmusingsandmerriment.blogspot.com/2018/07/patriotic-songs-at-mondays-music-moves.html

Cathy Kennedy said...

Mike,

I guess if anyone understands the patriots of 1776 is someone such as you who served this country. I cannot thank God enough for giving this nation such great people who fight/fought to keep her free. Your selections are all great but "Battle Hymn of the Republic" is especially stirring. May God bless America and may freedom ring always!

bookworm said...

As the daughter of a (late) disabled WWII vet of the Army Air Force (support, non-combat) I salute you for your musical selections and service. I grew up in the Vietnam War era when veterans were so disrespected. Even when my husband served stateside (1976-1980)he received some disrespect - I never understood it. May we forever enjoy freedom, knowing the price some of us pay so the rest of us can live free. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

John Holton said...

Happy Independence Day! I liked all of these, but especially the one with the five branches of the Armed Forces.

Mike Golch said...

Thanks All.

Bookworm,I am sorry that your Hubby was so disrespected,back in 1972 I was visiting my High School in my USAF Blues and was spit at as well,before I could act another student student slammed the offender into a locker saying his older brother was KIA in Vietnam,and that he owed me an appoligy,I told the guy sorry for your loss and offered a slow hand salute.

mike spain said...

The Johnny Cash song is a great one

Michele Truhlik said...

Hi Mike,
Wonderful selections here today. I especially liked "What is a Veteran" and the Five Branches of the Military Songs, etc.
Also I love Johnny Cash and his story of the Ragged Old Flag gets me every time.
My father was a WWII Veteran as well as veteran of the Korean War. He served in the Navy during WWII on supply ships and then moved over to the Army where he served in Korea, was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne and then an MP at Ft Bragg. He had those old faded blue tattoos to prove it! :)
Thank you for your service.
Hope you had a wonderful 4th celebrating our nation's independence holiday.

Michele at Angels Bark

Mary Burris said...

Hey there!

I'm making good on my promise and finally making the rounds for this weeks posts. It's been a crazy week for me. I truly enjoyed your musical selections. Johnny Cash holds a special place in my heart, and the anthems are deep rooted with history. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service.

~Mary
Jingle Jangle Jungle

Stacy Uncorked said...

Excellent choices as always, Mike! Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! :)

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