Tuesday, December 31, 2013

We received a lovely anniversary card today we'd like to share with you.Happy Anniversary

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Always Love, Always,

Sit back and enjoy a 30-minute YouTube video that I consider a form of worship. 

A Mississippi Christmas

Yes, it is my typical "copy-cat" post, including the title.

Monday, December 02, 2013

LEXOPHILE ~ Lover of Words

Have done some posts on PUNS, but this one is a little different. 

One thing you will not see me doing is a blog post on NUMBERS.

Thanks to Mary for giving me the idea.


However, I did make the first one different to make it sound personal.

1.     I have a photographic memory, but it was never developed.

2.     I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.

3.     Police were called to a day care, where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.

4.     The roundest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference.

5.     To write with a broken pencil is pointless.

6.     When fish are in schools they sometimes take debate.

7.     The short fortune teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

8.     A thief who stole a calendar… got twelve months.

9.     A thief fell and broke his leg in wet cement. He became a hardened criminal.

10.  Thieves who steal corn from a garden could be charged with stalking.

11.  When the smog lifts in Los Angeles, U. C. L. A.

12.  The professor discovered that his theory of earthquakes was on shaky ground.

13.  The dead batteries were given out free of charge.

14.  If you take a laptop computer for a run you could jog your memory.

15.  A dentist and a manicurist fought tooth and nail.

16.  A bicycle can’t stand alone; it is two tired.

17.  A will is a dead giveaway.

18.  Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

19.  A backward poet writes inverse.

20.  In a democracy it’s your vote that counts; in feudalism, it’s your Count that votes.

21.  A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.

22.  If you don’t pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.

23.  With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.

24.  Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I’ll show you A-flat miner.

25.  When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.

26.  The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.

27.  A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France and resulted in Linoleum Blownapart.

28.  You are stuck with your debt if you can’t budge it.

29.  Local Area Network in Australia : The LAN down under.

30.  He broke into song because he couldn’t find the key.

31.  A calendar’s days are numbered.

32.  A boiled egg is hard to beat.

33.  A plateau is a high form of flattery.

34.  Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.

35.  When you’ve seen one shopping center you’ve seen a mall.

36.  If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.

37.  Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.

38.  Santa’s helpers are subordinate clauses.

39.  Acupuncture: a jab well done.

40.  A lot of money is tainted: ‘Taint yours, and ‘taint mine.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Last Doolittle Raiders Reunion

I was not aware this was happening until four months after it occurred.  However, I have been busily reading about the Doolittle Raiders because I was too young to really know about all of this when it was actually occurring. Apparently the 71st Anniversary Reunion will be the last public reunion.

I have two videos I would like to share. 

General Jimmy Doolittle Interview

Crowds line up to meet Doolittle Raiders last time

Note: Unlike YouTube videos, it appears that other more current videos play immediately following the above video.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tontitown Grape Festival

My friend, Woody, has a camcorder, and gets some very good videos with it. Since he likes music, he captures some live music I just love.

In the last few years, he's transplanted himself to Arkansas. He's been exploring that state like we've been exploring Alabama since we moved here.

Most of the videos I make with my digital camera are taken where lots of background noise exists. So Woody further explained some of the situation while he recorded this video:
"About the Collin Raye concert because I know you and Wendell can appreciate my point of view. The conditions were bad.; The sound system was so loud I had to move off the front row after shooting 4 or 5 videos of opener Kyla Horton. Amazed to find out my camcorder compensated and the sound is fairly normal for an outdoor concert (standing room only- largest crowd in my six years here) at the Tontitown Grape Festival. All kinds of crowd noise/talking near me. I went to about row 20. Could not record from my chair. Moved to a light pole about 50 feet from the stage. Recorded 15 videos standing all the time. I think I only skipped maybe 3 songs he sang.
"This was the best concert I have ever attended in terms of how Collin interacted with the fans there. He talked to us before each song telling what it would be and sometimes additional comments. Also talked to the crowd (fans or not) after each song. He talked for several minutes about Glen Campbell, his friendship, Alzheimer's and Glen's music and TV career before singing that medley. I wish I had recorded it all... I may put four or five more of Collin and one or two of Kyla on You Tube as time permits."
Woody gave this explanation when he sent the link to me:
"This was video number nine I recorded. My arm & hand lacked the strength to hold the camcorder steady. Sixteen was the total when my battery died as he finished his last song of the concert."

Here's the Collin Ray Glen Campbell Medley I want to share today.


Friday, January 11, 2013

Imagination Brings Gratitude

I am putting this on my blog so I can enjoy it myself from time to time. Hope it stays up and continues to operate on YouTube.

Here's the information with the video:
A Moving Art original short. This inspirational video was well responded at TED conferences and filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg motivates those around him as happiness is revealed. Spoken word and music montage created and composed by Gary Malkin. Narration written and spoken by Brother David Steindl-Rast.


Friday, January 04, 2013

Still Copycatting

Got lured back into blogging by this video that I absolutely loved. Hope you do too.

Father and Bride Shocked Their Guests With an Awesome Surprise