...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
This is my two cousins (Janet, Loren) and I having a popcorn party. It was actually a posed photo of us taken by a photographer for Iowa State University. My great-aunt Kate used to work in the office and she told them that she had them use for the picture. I actually think that it is one of the times when we were sitting still for a minute or two. We were friends as well a cousins but I do remember mother saying that we could sometimes be brats.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Sometimes I get a nap in or I doze off when I am reading but I generally don't get much sleep.
If I have something on my mind I will wake up two or three or times and sometimes I would wake up and read for two or three hours. I know that most of the time I would "worry" and that was no fun. I have been finding ways of getting rid of responsibilities and that helps.
I also think that since I have I started out sleeping on the recliner it has helped. I used to toss and turn and since I sleep in the there I don't toss around and because I do that the sleep is a better quality sleep and that helps.
I have been watching The Grand Hotel on Netflix. I thought that it was a movie and then found that is a series and got hooked on it and so sleep has been at a premium. It is sort of like House of Cards which I watched one after the other for three or four days. I am doing the same with this. It has some of features of a soap opera and with all the twists and turns of General Hospital. I am really enjoying it. I shall probably catch up on my sleep sometime. This little video will give you facts about sleep. I enjoyed it.
Monday, July 28, 2014
After they came B G and I went out on our porch and spent some time relaxing...well I relaxed BG read. It was beautiful out. In fact it has been really nice not having to run the air conditioner - B G says that he likes that.
My close up. Have a Woofing good day.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
All living creatures should not be slain nor treated with violence nor abused, nor tormented nor cast away. This is the pure unchangeable law.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
down the car windows to make sure my Labrador Retriever Pup had fresh air.
She was stretched full-out on the back seat and I wanted to impress upon her that she must remain there. I walked to the curb backward, pointing my finger at the car and saying emphatically,
"Now you stay. Do you hear me?"
The driver of a nearby car, a pretty young blonde, gave me a strange look and said,
(this is going to hurt - read on)
"Why don't you just put it in 'Park'?"
The next are from John.