...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.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
"Let me keep my distance, always, from those
who think they have the answers.
Let me keep company always with those who say
"Look!" and laugh in astonishment,
and bow their heads."
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
- John Quincy Adams
"Laughter is good for thinking because when people laugh, it is easier for them to admit new ideas to their minds."
If you love someone, you are always joined with them--in joy, in absence, in solitude, in strife.
We are all born to be a blessing.
"Focus on your potential instead of your limitations."
Life is divided into three terms — that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
This is from the 1906 "Bomb" with my Grandfather's photo. It is hard to read. He was a Veterinary. It says he "Used to be fierce, but is now a pretty quiet fellow.
Granddad had a temper...(Irish you know) and I can remember him setting me down and giving me a talking about about my temper (Irish you know) - He said that it had cost him some jobs until he got it under control. I never saw him do or say anything which would show that he had a temper until one time......I said something to my grandmother which made her cry. I never was hit but I can still remember the reaming out that I got and I still feel the shame of making her cry. --- I have tears now when I think about it.
Here is the quote about him....
Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Habitat and distribution
Monday, July 25, 2016
BG bought big bags of treats so we will all have those and he also has a big of regular food so we should be all right.
They spent some time with Cassise. We are all worried about her.
She cried when they left. Now she is back to sleeping all day and coming out to eat and drink. B G is sad to see her in this way. He said her birthday in September --09/01/1998 - So she has been with us a long time.
She is really Jon's cat but she has been living with BG and me for a long time.
BG and Jon and Liz went out to eat for lunch. They went to Battlecry.. They liked it.
Here is a link to their Facebook page. Here
BG took some "artsy" pictures with the lens in his camera fogging down.
Todd was chewing on a stick.
Here is one of our Wrens peeking out of the hole in the house.
BG thinks she (or he) is feeding the babies now.
And one of our weeds. BG also made us some movies. The first and second are short but the third is longer.
Thanks for stopping by to see us.