Thursday, December 24, 2009

A DIFFERENT CHRISTMAS POEM!




A Different Christmas Poem"



The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Chris tmas Eve.
My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.
The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know,
Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight..
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.
"What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Chris tmas Eve!"
For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..
To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night."
"It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times..
No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at ' Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ' Nam ',
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.
I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an American flag.
I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.
I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..
Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall."
" So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."
"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
"Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."

PLEASE, would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many
people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our
U.S. service men and women for our being able to celebrate these
festivities. Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people
stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us.

LCDR Jeff Giles, SC, USN
30th Naval Construction Regiment
OIC, Logistics Cell One
Al Taqqadum, Iraq

"Real Integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that no body's going to know whether you did it or not."

Monday, December 21, 2009

NEW DEFINITIONS

New Definitions




My apologies in advance.

1. ARBITRATOR: A cook that leaves Arby's to work at McDonalds.

2. AVOIDABLE: What a bullfighter tried to do.

3. BERNADETTE: The act of torching a mortgage.

4. BURGLARIZE: What a crook sees with.

5. CONTROL: A short, ugly inmate.

6. COUNTERFEITERS: Workers who put together kitchen cabinets.

7. ECLIPSE: What an English barber does for a living.

8. EYEDROPPER: A clumsy ophthalmologist.

9. HEROES: What a guy in a boat does.

10. LEFTBANK: What the robber did when his bag was full of money.

11. MISTY: How golfers create divots.

12. PARADOX: Two physicians.

13. PARASITES: What you see from the top of the Eiffel Tower.

14. PHARMACIST: A helper on the farm.

15. POLARIZE: What penguins see with.

16. PRIMATE: Removing your spouse from in front of the TV.

17. RELIEF: What trees do in the Spring.

18. RUBBERNECK: What you do to relax your wife.

19. SELFISH: What the owner of a seafood store does.

20. SUDAFED: Brought litigation against a government official.

Friday, December 18, 2009

AHHHH, THE GOOD OL' DAYS!

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JOHN


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"Good night and God bless.."

Go all the way to the bottom past the pictures. I think you'll enjoy it.

Black and White

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Black and White
(Under age 40? You won't understand.)


cid:11.2087099632@web112805.mail.gq1.yahoo.comYou could hardly see for all the snow,

Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go.

Pull a chair up to the TV set,




'Good Night, David.

Good Night, Chet.' 



cid:12.2087099632@web112805.mail.gq1.yahoo.comMy Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning.

My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter and I used to eat it raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice pack coolers, but I can't remember getting e.coli.

cid:13.2087099632@web112805.mail.gq1.yahoo.comAlmost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring), no beach closures then.

The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell, and a pager was the school PA system.

cid:14.2087099632@web112805.mail.gq1.yahoo.comWe all took gym, not PE...and risked permanent injury with a pair of high top Ked's (only worn in gym) instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors. I can't recall any injuries but they must have happened because they tell us how much safer we are now.
cid:15.2087099632@web112805.mail.gq1.yahoo.comFlunking gym was not an option... even for stupid kids! I guess PE must be much harder than gym.

Speaking of school, we all said prayers and sang the national anthem, and staying in detention after school caught all sorts of negative attention.

cid:16.2087099632@web112805.mail.gq1.yahoo.comWe must have had horribly damaged psyches. What an archaic health system we had then. Remember school nurses?
Ours wore a hat and everything.

I thought that I was supposed to accomplish something before I was allowed to be proud of myself.

I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, Play Station, Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations.


Oh yeah... and where was the Benadryl and sterilization kit when I got that bee sting? I could have been killed!

We played 'king of the hill' on piles of gravel left on vacant construction sites, and when we got hurt, Mom pulled out the  48-cent bottle of mercurochrome (kids liked it better because it didn't sting like iodine did) and then we got our butt spanked.


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Now it's a trip to the emergency room, followed by a 10-day dose of a $49 bottle of antibiotics, and then Mom calls the attorney to sue the contractor for leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was such a threat.


We didn't act up at the neighbor's house either, because if we did we got our butt spanked there and then we got our butt spanked again when we got home.

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I recall  Donny Reynolds 
from next door coming over and doing his tricks on the front stoop, just before he fell off.

Little did his Mom know that she could have owned our house. 

Instead, she picked him up and swatted him for being such a goof. It was a neighborhood run amuck.

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To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they were from a dysfunctional family.

How could we possibly have known that? 

We needed to get into group therapy and anger management classes.

We were obviously so duped by so many societal ills, that we didn't even notice that the entire country wasn't taking Prozac!

How did we ever survive?

LOVE TO ALL OF US WHO SHARED THIS ERA. AND TO ALL WHO DIDN'T, SORRY FOR WHAT YOU MISSED.
I WOULDN'T TRADE IT FOR ANYTHING!

Pass this to someone and remember that life's most simple pleasures are very often the best.










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Monday, December 14, 2009

I'M JUST SAYIN'

I received this e-mail. I did not confirm it on Snopes, because I just wanted to exercise my right to freedom of speech and pass this along for the Intent if not Exact accuracy of the text.



Wow!  Read this one.  It is really good.  And this gentleman says it just like it is. 

Subject: WW II Battleship sailor tells Obama to shape up or ship out !


WW II Battleship sailor tells Obama to shape up or ship out !

This venerable and much honored WW II vet is well known in Hawaii
for his seventy-plus years of service to patriotic organizations and causes
all over the country. A humble man without a political bone in his body,
he has never spoken out before about a government official, until now.
He dictated this letter  to a friend, signed it and mailed it to the president.

Dear President Obama,     
         
     My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year.  People meeting me for the first time don't believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.

I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos'n Mate.  Now I live in a "rest home" located on the western end of Pearl Harbor, allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.

One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.

So here goes.

I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do, but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.

I can't figure out what country you are the president of.
You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like:
             " We're no longer a Christian nation"
             " America is arrogant" - (Your wife even
                 announced to the world,"America is mean-
                 spirited. " Please tell her to try preaching
                 that nonsense to 23 generations of our
                 war dead buried all over the globe who
                 died for no other reason than to free a
                 whole lot of strangers from tyranny and
                 hopelessness.)
I'd say shame on the both of you, but I don't think you like America, nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do, for the obvious gifts this country has given you.  To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.

After 9/11 you said," America hasn't lived up to her ideals."

Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British?  Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man, that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War?  I hope you didn't mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around, because we stand for freedom.

I don't think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination.  You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.

Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man.

Shape up and start acting like an American.  If you don't, I'll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue.  You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.

And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don't want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts, who was putting up a fight?  You don't mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don't want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.

One more thing.  I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you're the Commander-in-Chief now, son.  Do your job.  When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him.  But if you're not in this fight to win, then get out.  The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you're thinking of.

You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president. 
You're not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy.  That's not our greatest threat.  Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now.
And I sure as hell don't want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle.

Sincerely,
Harold B. Estes

Friday, December 11, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS - GREAT SONG!

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!

(Have a listen to a cool song)

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAckfn8yiAQ)
I also respect your right to say whatever you want to say as well. 


But as for me an my house:

WE WILL SERVE THE LORD!  JEREMIAH/HOLY BIBLE


 
Joshua 24:15 - Passage Lookup - New International Version ...
15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom ... But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." ...



Thursday, December 3, 2009

ARCHEOLOGISTS FIND BONES OF FIRST POLITICIAN IN WASHINGTON D.C.

An archeological team, digging in
Washington  DC , has uncovered
10,000 year old bones and fossil remains
Of what is believed to be the first
Politician.




Head placement is crucial to holding office!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

THANKSGIVING




HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL!

BE BLESSED

I KNOW I AM!

JOHN

PS: DEER CAUGHT ON CAMERA- NOT SHOT!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

WOW!!!! PERSPECTIVE

WHEN A SOLDIER COMES HOME
This email is being circulated around the world - please keep it going
 


When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard....
 
..
to listen to his son whine about being bored.   


.....to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes
.   


            to be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work.   


...to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night's sleep.
   

..to be silent when people pray to God for a new car.   


...to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower.
   


...to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying.
   



....to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they're afraid to 
  
 send their kids off to summer camp.    
 
 


....to keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather.
     



.....to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.
   
   


....to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog. 
  



.....to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.
     



....to just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year.
     
  


....to be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house. 


The only thing harder than being a Soldier...
  

 
Is loving one.
     





I was asked to pass this on and I will gladly do so,
 

Will you???
  

 
 
 
 
 

 




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, November 19, 2009

FREE PPSA!!!!!! SCAM(S)




PUBLIC CERVIX ANNOUNCEMENT


I've been in Medicine for 29 years and I'm pretty sure this is a scam!
If there were a job like this I would've had it by now!









This was also sent to me in an E-mail- just thought I'd put it up for a chuckle! We honestly need to pray sincerely for our Local, State, National and World leaders regularly

J!

From a friend at church, We were in Pigeon Forge over the week end.  On Sunday, we left to come home.  Traffic was moving slowly, and a car in front of us had an Obama bumper sticker on it.  It read:  "Pray for Obama.  Psalm 109:8".   Mike's Bible was lying on the dash board.  He got it, opened it up to the scripture, and read it.  He started laughing and laughing.  Then he read it to me.  I couldn't believe what it said.  I had a good laugh, too
 
       ><>Psalm 109:8    "Let his days be few; and let another take his office."  King James version

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

HOW TO MAKE A WOMAN HAPPY





It's not difficult to make a woman happy.
A man only needs to be:

1.. a friend
2. a companion
3.. a lover
4. a brother
5. a father
6. a master
7. a chef
8. an electrician
9. a carpenter
10. a plumber 
11. a mechanic
12. a decorator
13. a stylist
14. a sexologist 
15. a gynecologist
16. a psychologist
17. a pest exterminator
18. a psychiatrist
19. a healer
20. a good listener
21. an organizer 
22. a good father
23. very clean
24. sympathetic
25. athletic 
26. warm
27. attentive
28. gallant
29. intelligent
30. funny
31. creative
32.. tender
33. strong
34. understanding
35. tolerant 
36. prudent
37. ambitious
38. capable
39. courageous 
40. determined
41. true
42. dependable
43. passionate
44. compassionate

WITHOUT FORGETTING TO: 

45. give her compliments regularly
46. love shopping
47. be honest
48. be very rich
49 not stress her out
50. not look at other girls

AND AT THE SAME TIME, YOU MUST ALSO:

51. give her lots of attention, but expect little yourself
52.. give her lots of time, especially time for herself
53. give her lots of space, never worrying about where she goes 

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT:

54. Never to forget:
* birthdays
* anniversaries
* arrangements she makes

 

HOW TO MAKE A MAN HAPPY


1. Show up naked

        2. Bring alcohol  



Monday, November 16, 2009

CALLING IN SICK TO BLOGGING


I'M TURNING OVER A NEW ONE OF THESE......

IN MY LIFE! JOIN ME? 

bad weekend. will catch everyone up shortly!  some type of terrible dizziness/bp thing, and i bailed and rested. will be back full force soon. keep praying....it looks as if i have no choice but to go the disability route. the hospital has pushed me that way- and I'm not quite sure where and how to fight.

but like everything else- this is a slice of life thrown at me- another page

chapter 11

same book

so if new trials = new wisdom, insight, character, knowledge, maturity amongst other things, like

fear, worry, anxiety, guilt, stress!

guess which will win out with me!


Guess I'd better start a Pay-Pal tip jar- LOL.  Until that disability check starts coming- wait- I've got to get approved first-----

OK- small potatoes!



i am a survivor and this ain't my first carnival ride! 

I will survive! uh oh

methinks we have hit on a disc song!

I Will be back; stronger, bolder,  fresher than ever," in a few", AND ARMED with the new Blog. I teach from life experience, so I'd better start teaching before any more of these lesson KILL ME!!!!    LOL!


(I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE new SITE FOR STUDY GROUP/SPIRITUAL BANTER, REFRESHING, QUESTIONS, CHALLENGES, AN EXCELLENT EXCHANGES OF POSITIVE AND VICTORIOUS IDEAS & IDEALS!


Be thinking about Character: What it means to you'
how you define it,
                                                       what is it, who is it, where is it?
                                                                                                              how do you get it? lose it?
J
just a tiny peek as an ice breaker for the opening part of the study.....maybe....perhaps......hmmmmmmmmm we'll see. K  - bye

Friday, November 13, 2009

BIG CATCH-UP POST ON FRIDAY THE- 13TH- (AH AH AH AH CHE CHE CHE CHE)-what- you ALL know the sound!


Oh stop it! If that crazy dude in the hockey mask,  kills one more person- oh oh-no----------
DAMN! I KNEW I'D BUST A GUT LAUGHING!




IT'S COMING- I PROMISE!