Tuesday, January 27, 2009



ON MY WAY TO WANNA BE… written & sung by Folk/Indie singer James Hooker, expressly to honor and thank President Bush. He wrote this song and put this amazing video together after meeting President Bush and having the opportunity to observe his interaction with and love for our troops and their deep love for President Bush. It was a mutually felt genuine affection and deep respect. The military’s approval rating of Bush was at more than 80% – they understood. Too bad the civilian population never did. Perhaps one day people will realize. You who are Bush supporters and friends, enjoy this touching video. THIS IS W – in his simplicity, in his humility and in his love for fellow countrymen.  I was spellbound by this simple, earnest song - how beautifully the words fit President Bush. They are printed below the video.

Mr. Hooker, thank you for honoring a man that served us so well despite the cesspool that relentlessly pounded him.

(Helpful tip: start video then click the triangle in the lower right corner and select HQ for better quality picture and music.)


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Tuesday, January 20, 2009


My good friend Alice is a co-founder of the very informative web site -  Two Sisters From The Right ~ Making No Apologies For Celebrating America. She has written such a beautiful post for today, I want to repeat that post here, for it speaks my thoughts and my heart. I would encourage you all to visit and bookmark Two Sisters From The Right. They are an excellent source of information and commentary on US and world happenings.  And now, today's post...



                                                     FAREWELL TO OUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF. GODSPEED.
                                                                         THANK YOU FOR KEEPING US SAFE.

"Our responsibility to history is already clear: to answer these attacks and rid the world of evil. War has been waged against us by stealth and deceit and murder. This nation is peaceful, but fierce when stirred to anger. This conflict was begun on the timing and terms of others. It will end in a way, and at an hour, of our choosing."

-- President George W. Bush
National Day of Prayer and Remembrance
September 14, 2001


Farewell to the Chief
When Richard Nixon withdrew from politics, he angrily told the press: "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference." After today, January 20th, 2009, neither his constituents nor the media will have George W. Bush to kick around anymore, but you won't be hearing angry words from the man who was treated more brutally and unfairly than Nixon could have imagined. We won't waste time trying to defend him. We're confident that history will show that he was worthy of the Office and that he met the crucial challenges of his tenure with more wisdom and dignity than anyone gives him credit for on this day.

This won't be a long post. There are too many other tributes that say what we feel more eloquently and objectively. We would like to refer you to a few:

There are also some good tributes you might like to see on You Tube:


Unlike the left, we do not consider hatred a legitimate tactic. We will continue to keep a watchful eye on the incoming president. We are deeply disturbed by the evidence pointing to his presidential ineligibility, his arrogant refusal to present proof of his birth status, and his ties to communists, terrorists, lawbreakers and people with anti-American views. Our vigilance, however, will be tempered by the reality that the welfare of this nation is more important than our misgivings. To us, our country comes first......and although we believe that the wrong man has been chosen to lead us during the these trying times, we wish the new president well because our country's future is now in his hands.


Thank you Alice, for this post. And to my friends, I will write again soon. My heart is low. The fact that Barack Obama could not even repeat the words of the oath of office without stumbling all over them and then appearing very uncomfortable about having to say them at all - is DISTURBING to me. I guess after him saying a number of times, that "our constitution is fundamentally flawed and needs to be rewritten,"  it really must have been difficult to swear under oath that he would protect and defend the constitution.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Friday, January 09, 2009

Change is in the Wind...


When I took a little break I didn't realize it would last so long. Here we are, nearly half way into the month of January! The worries, hardships and struggles of December have spilled over into the new year. So I opened my picture folder and clicked on my "beach" folder and took a little trip to the beach. This is the scene that comes to my mind when I think of peace and tranquility. And I sure need a little peace and tranquility. 

Have you ever gone into a new year with feelings of trepidation?  I never have before. I've always anticipated a new year... new beginnings... starting fresh. It has always been with an air of hope and better days, that I greeted a new year. Not so this year. It has been difficult for me to greet people with the usual customary "Happy New Year."  I just don't FEEL it... so it seems hollow, unrealistic to speak those words. Of course I HOPE this year will be a good one. But I don't "feel" it deep down in my bones, that all will be well in this new year.

Nevertheless, may each one of you my friends, be well, be safe, be protected in your little corner of this world in this new year.

We have 85 days before Gretchen's wedding on April 4th. I'm beginning to panic as there are clothes to be purchased for showers, for dinners, for the wedding itself... for ALL of us.    And I am wondering as I search my checkbook balance for grocery money - exactly HOW are these clothes going to be purchased?  I'm so excited for Gretchen and so happy for them both, but I'm worried about how we will pull this off... even with them paying for all their wedding expenses. We will have our own expenses related to participating. This is really putting a damper on my spirits and I don't want to make Gretchen feel bad.  SIGH.

And guess what! On New Years Eve, my son Nathan proposed to his girlfriend of several years. OH MY! He's getting married too! They are planning to marry on August 22nd. DOUBLE HAPPINESS, but SIGH! We need some financial miracles! Maybe we could sign up on the bailout list??