Monthly Archives: April 2013

Violence vs Accidents

Violence vs Accidents.   An on-line friend of mine who shares some similar tastes, has taken on theĀ challengeĀ of blogging on gun owners’ rights, responsibility, and education. It is well worth the read!

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What Are We Doing To Our Children?

My daughter is 14, in the eighth grade. She’s not Einstein, but she isn’t stupid, either. Occasionally a bit lazy. The state of New York, in its dubious wisdom, instituted state wide tests in math, ELA and science several years … Continue reading

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Another Day….Another Food Restriction

I guess it is now official. No matter how much I love sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews and pistachios…. I can no longer eat them. They do nasty things to my insides. Sooo… what to snack on now? Healthy options … Continue reading

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What happened Monday in Boston was a tragedy on so many levels. It has affected nearly everyone. One young man is dead, and I have just been informed the other is in custody. Fine. LET THE AUTHORITIES DO THEIR JOBS! … Continue reading

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The World Goes Crazy….Again

Today, the US was shaken again. Some COWARD decided the Boston Marathon was the perfect venue for his/their petulant pyrotechnics. This was NOT an acceptable militant stand against corrupt government, such as took place in Tennessee in 1964, when both … Continue reading

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For noise in the background, I have EXTREME COUPONERS on. Out of the four ladies they’ve shown so much, I only get one of them. Sorry, but the idea of stockpiling things beyond what you are going to use, especially … Continue reading

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Why I’m NOT an EMT

I have nothing but respect for EMTs and Paramedics. They do a wonderful job. I have been VERY fond of them since girlhood, when Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe introduced us to John Gage and Roy DeSoto, and the rest … Continue reading

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Adventures in Soup

Like a lot of people, my mom cooked ham for Easter dinner. A nice, spiral-cut, bone-in ham. She used to use the ham bone to make split pea soup… but these days, she is the only one who eats that. … Continue reading

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Shopping With Coupons

As a cashier, I have seen people save ridiculous amounts of money on their food bills using coupons. As the primary shopper in my home, I have saved a fair amount myself. So, why aren’t more people doing it? Some … Continue reading

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