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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.

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.

I SEE YOU!!!

Sign by Danasoft - Get Your Sign

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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ANYONE IS WELCOME TO TAKE THE STUFF POSTED HERE TO SHARE ON YOUR SITE. ALL I ASK IS A TIP OF THE HAT AND A LINK BACK. UNLESS I SAY HANDS OFF THIS POSTING!!!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Computer Grief Again!




Well this Dumbass did something wrong today because I caused the computer to totally Lock up,and I needed to use the restore USB Drive,again!

 

Friday, November 17, 2017

5 On Friday Set # 397




Welcome to the Other Home of 5 On Friday.I invite you to join in.


I first saw this meme by Our Founder Travis of Travs Thoughts.
Here are Trav's rules:

As always, if you'd like to join us in the musical fun, the guidelines are basic and simple.

    1. Grab the banner, make your post title Five on Friday, and be sure to link back here.
    2. Go to Playlist.com to make your play list of five songs. You may choose a particular theme to share with us, or post random tunes if that's your vibe for the day. You can simply post the play list, or you can add a little summary about what you are sharing.
    2a. Don't feel restricted by the tracks listed on Playlist.com. And don't be discouraged if the Embed code won't work. You're welcome to use any type of media to share your Sets.Such as Youtube.com

    3. Be sure to sign Mr Linky on his site so everyone can visit your Set.
    4. No tags, but feel free to invite your friends to play along if they need a post topic on a Friday.


Go forth and enjoy music!

If music be the food of love, play on.
William Shakespeare 


The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin




The Moody Blues - Question




Moody Blues-Tuesday Afternoon




Moody Blues - For My Lady




Timothy Leary - Legend of a mind




MOODY BLUES Go Now 1964 HQ




Feline Friday # 218


My buddy Steve of Burnt Food Dude started this meme because he wanted everyone to know that he doesn't hate cats. I'm still not convinced that he loves cats, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

Sandee of Comedy Plus has taken over Feline Friday for the time being

One thing for sure is this is a fun and easy meme to do. So come and join us in Feline Friday.

Feline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is..

1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)
2) go up top to the menu bar and click on the Feline Friday code
3) paste the code under your cat picture
4) add your name and link


Since Next Thursday is Thanksgiving this weeks Feline Friday is dedicated to Thanks Giving.






Monday, November 13, 2017

Music Monday and Monday's Music Moves Me






Our theme is “One hit wonders of when you were in high-school”” ! I was in my last year of Jr School in 1967 started in High School in 1968,1969,1970 and graduated January 1971

 The Amboy Dukes - Journey to the Center of the Mind (Official Audio) (From 1968) 


 

One Toke Over the Line Brewer and Shipley (from 1969)


 

Crazy Elephant - "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'" ( Stereo ) (from 1970)


 

Shocking Blue - Venus (The Original Version)  From 1971)




















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.



 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Silly Sunday


Silly Sunday is hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus Sunday is the place to come for weekly laughs. The rules are simple, just have fun.

This is a great opportunity to get to know other bloggers and have a laugh or two in the process.
Here is how it works: Laugh and Link Up!



Since Yesterday was Veterans Day I thought I would use an Oldie but a Goodie!!


 Military Time  




On some air bases the Air Force is on one side of the field and civilian aircraft use the other side of the field, with the control tower in the middle. One day the tower received a call from an aircraft asking, "What time is it?"

The tower responded, "Who is calling?”

The aircraft replied, ”What difference does it make?"

The tower replied,  "It makes a lot of difference.

    If it is an American Airlines flight, it is 3 o’clock.
    If it is an Air Force plane, it is 1500 hours.
    If it is a Navy aircraft, it is 6 bells.
    If it is an Army aircraft, the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 3.
    If it is a Marine Corps aircraft, it’s Thursday afternoon."




Saturday, November 11, 2017

My Veterans Day Salute



Found in my travels,this sums up my service.We came from different walks of life; different corners of the country, even the world. They threw us together and told us to learn to trust each other, to teach each other and to learn from each other. We grew in experience and rank. There were days we hated each other, our higher-ups and our younger troops and yes, our own service. But the next shift we were back it, doing our best. We laughed together, we cried together, we played together and we worked hard together. We didn't make much, but a lot of times we pulled together and made the best of it. What we had was a camaraderie that few can experience. I look back on all the experiences and friends and wouldn't change a thing. I want to wish all my brothers and sisters that have served or are still serving a wonderful Veteran's Day and let us remember those that have given the fullest extent of their commitment to this country and to their services. Thanks for all the memories and you have made me a better person for having the honor of serving with you











I am proud that I raised my hand and took My Oath of Enlistment,as I am all my familt and friends!

This if from a Face Book Group's Roll Call
 SGT (E-4) Date of Rank  01 Sept 1973 USAF 2951 C.L.S.S. of the AF Logistics Command served July 1971-1974 as an Aircraft Spark chaser(AKA Electrician)Reporting for Duty,HERE!!
Remembering the Other SGT (E-5) Golch,Phillip R. USAAF a veteran of WW2 My Dad who was called Home 15 August 1984
My AF Mom Shirley M.Golch(Nicknamed Sam) called home 25 sept 2003
Standing in for my cousins Keith A.Doyle SGT (E-4) USAF, Brian P Doyle,Specialist (E-4) USA 1987-1991 &Sgt (E-5) USAR 1991-1995,Judy Homes Duncan USN Chief Petty Officer (E-7)Retired
My late father in law Stanley J.Kobus A WW2 Veteran of N.Africa and Anzio called Home 30 april 2003
The late Jim Spiker USN called Home 10 December 2012.
My friend Douglas J.Campbell USAF 1984-2007 Retired E-6
And my Late Uncle Evan Golch ARNG Called Home 22 December 1981.
And My Uncle Richard E.Hirt USA Regular 1953-1955
And My Brother in law Allen Wilder a Vietnam Vet.(sadly I donot know what Branch or Years served)
And My Other Brother In Law Rodney Combs (sadly I donot know what Branch or Years served)
And adding the late Corrections Cpl Louis George Pontikos my supervisor at the Sheriff's Dept,and Navy Veteran.
and adding a family friend Irvin R. Oslin Sr. Sgt US Army.
Also adding a high school pal Jim Fink USAF and a Viet Nam Vet.

 I will always tell this story because I am proud of it.When I enlisted,I chose the USAF I had 2 weeks before my induction during that time Dad and I visited with my Aunt Glydes and he asked her "Remember when I went in? she replied yes,Dad throws his arm around me and says Well it's His Turn Now." Because of my Dad Saying that I thank Service Member with thank you for taking your turn to serve.
My Late Dad was a WW2 Veteran and a member of the US Army Air Force.
My only regret is that I cannot find a picture of Dad and Me in my AF Blues.


Friday, November 10, 2017

5 On Friday # 396



Welcome to the Other Home of 5 On Friday.I invite you to join in.


I first saw this meme by Our Founder Travis of Travs Thoughts.
Here are Trav's rules:

As always, if you'd like to join us in the musical fun, the guidelines are basic and simple.

    1. Grab the banner, make your post title Five on Friday, and be sure to link back here.
    2. Go to Playlist.com to make your play list of five songs. You may choose a particular theme to share with us, or post random tunes if that's your vibe for the day. You can simply post the play list, or you can add a little summary about what you are sharing.
    2a. Don't feel restricted by the tracks listed on Playlist.com. And don't be discouraged if the Embed code won't work. You're welcome to use any type of media to share your Sets.Such as Youtube.com

    3. Be sure to sign Mr Linky on his site so everyone can visit your Set.
    4. No tags, but feel free to invite your friends to play along if they need a post topic on a Friday.


Go forth and enjoy music!

If music be the food of love, play on.
William Shakespeare 




WALTER MURPHY- A Fifth of Beethoven (extended version)


WALTER MURPHY Mostly Mozart (1979)


Rhapsody in Blue - Walter Murphy


Hooked On Classics The Philharmonic Orchestra


Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good