Proud To Be An American

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You Take This With You Everywhere

Right or Wrong

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My buddies in the LBC have their own tales to tell:
Ramana,Shackman,The Old Fossil

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Hangin’ Right Can Be Mighty Painful

Left and Right

Hand 1
When my late husband bought me that first
computer I didn’t know how to turn it on. Yet,
once I learned the keyboard went to tappin’
for weeks, and months and then…

Hands 2

I began to feel this pain in my right wrist. Uh
oh, time to check out Google. Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome? Oh no. I ain’t havin’ surgery.

There has to be a solution. A way to keep
things more balanced.  So, I made a
left-handed list:

•brush teeth
•get dressed
• reach for objects
•turn pages
•drink from bottle, cup
•brush hair
•put on shoes
•print by hand
•button shirt
•tap space bar

It took time and practice but the “left and right” solution worked.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

My buddies in the LBC have their own tales to tell:
Ramana,Shackman,The Old Fossil

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I Ain’t Goin’ You Can’t Make Me


Fear 1Yesterday I sat in the recliner with my laptop fingers flying.
Thing is, nothing was happening.

I wanted to put together a short post for this
morning but couldn’t concentrate.

It’s cause I got a doctor’s appointment this
morning to set things up for surgery on right arm.

I have had eight major surgeries, not counting lens
implants, and the last was the most painful.

I’m no sissy but this surgery is tough
— don’t look forward to it.

I have to get ready to go to the doctor now;
these words churn in my head as I do:

I can’t can do this.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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Here Today and Gone

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You Can’t Do That

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My buddies in the LBC have their own tales to tell:
Ramana,Shackman,The Old Fossil

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10 Glorious Sunsets To End Your Day

Look outside your window and imagine…

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(photos from Corel Paintshop Pro)

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Puppy Love Ain’t Real

One of my favorite posts from the past:

When we’re young and that first special someone lights our heart afire no one can convince us love won’t last forever; until reality comes aknockin’…

 Pup 0Hey, I know you

Pup 1Don’t try to make up for bitin’ my tail

Pup 2Sorry, I won’t call you any more names

Pup 3I don’t care if you are a kitty kat

Ain’t love grand!

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10 Historic Tree Tunnels of The World

Every day I think to myself I have to put this post up again; it is the most popular of any post I have ever done. Viewers come every day to gaze at these beauties…

 10 Tunnel10. Cherry Blossom Tunnel, Germany
These Cherry Blossoms trees are a sight to behold on a
street in Bonn, Germany. The floral will create a brilliant
pink archway for 7 to 10 days, depending on the weather.

 9 Tunnel 9. Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho, Brazil
I could spend the day beneath the richness of these giant Rosewood.
There are more than one hundred Tipuana (Rosewood) trees along Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho in Porto Alegre, Brazil. In 2006, Mayor Joseph Fogaça decreed this street a part of Brazil’s historical,
ecological and environmental heritage.

8 Tunnel 8. Autumn Tree Tunnel, USA
These trees are ablaze with the fiery colors of autumn on a street
near Smuggler’s Notch, a Vermont State park. The spectacle
begins in the North and spreads South throughout the season.

7 Tunnel 7. Ginkgo Tree Tunnel, Japan
This is dedicated to you, Fossil. The Gingko Biloba tunnel is a
blazing beauty, one of the most revered trees in all of Japan. Some
of these trees survived the Hirsoshima bombing; they are known
as “the bearer of hope” or “the living fossil.”

 6 Tunnel6. Yew Tree Tunnel, UK
The Yew Tunnel in Whales, UK has been an inspiration to writers since 1470. It’s a popular tourist attraction of the medieval Aberglasney House. The tunnel was nearly destroyed due to neglect; it took nine years to restore the archway. People believe the Yew Tunnel was created by the Dyer family in the 18th century.

5 Tunnel 5. The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
This intriguing walkway has the feel of a book cover. James Stuart planted the Beech trees in the 18th century. The story is he wanted to impress guests as they drove toward his “Gracehill House.”
Another part of the tale is the “Grey Lady” who was a maid in a nearby mansion. She died under suspicious circumstances and now haunts the country road.

4 Tunnel4. Bamboo Path, Japan
This tunnel in Sagano Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama takes me away. It’s a nationally designated historic site and The Agency for Cultural Affairs has declared Arashiyama a “Place of Scenic Beauty.” The forest is close to famous temples and shrines. One of the most preserved sounds in Japan is the sound of the wind as it blows through the gigantic bamboo trees.

3 Tunnel 3. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
There is a tale that couples ride through this tunnel of love to make
a wish. If their love is strong and pure, the wish comes true. It’s a private rail that serves a woodworking plant near Klevan, a city in western Ukraine. The train runs three times a day … I’m gettin’ my ticket.

 2 Tunnel2. Jacarandas Walk, South Africa
If you like purple this tunnel is designed for you. Johannesburg, Africa has a man-made forest with more than 10 million trees.  Tropical trees from Uruguay, Brazil, Peru and Argentina were imported with 49 species of Jacaranda. The land is littered with blue and purple in October when the flowers are in bloom.

 1 Tunnel1. Wisteria Tunnel, Japan
It would feel like royalty to stroll beneath this Wisteria draped tunnel. The blooms hang like tufts of grapes as soon as the Cherry blossoms retire. Each spring the Japanese celebrate the “Fuji Matsuri” or Wisteria Festival in Tokyo, Shizuoka and Okazaki. The Ashika Flower Park is the place that harbors
the most different varieties of Wisteria.

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You Ain’t My Number But I Got Your Color

Sy 01aSy 01bSy 1My mom says I’m special ‘cause I’m different.”
Sy 2I taste food in color, it’s weird.

Sy 3I would probably hate math if it wasn’t
such fun.
Sy 4I have days of fun and days of confusion.
Sometime both.

Sy 5I’m Angelique. I dance and write in color.

Sy 6All I can say is, wow!
Sy 7Help! I ain’t your color.

Sy 8When you’re different others can be cruel.
Rejection is the most painful emotion
a person can feel.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

My buddies in the LBC have their own tales to tell:
Ramana,Shackman,The Old Fossil

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