Special Grandmother’s Pillow For Granddaughter

This was on Facebook. I think it is so sweet and any granddaughter will most likely very reluctantly let it go if they absolutely have to. Otherwise, it will go with them every where they go.

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Please Pray For This Family

This was on my Facebook May 25, 2020.

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Please take a moment a pray for this sweet young man.. This is just so sad on a day that wad supposed to be filled with joy.. 😢

Fleming County parents killed in crash on the way home from son’s high school graduation.

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Posted at 8:35 AM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 1:31 PM, May 25, 2020

FLEMING COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two Fleming County parents were killed in a car crash on Saturday after leaving their son’s high school graduation.

Also in the car were two of their sons, who are recovering at UK Hospital.

Kentucky State Police say the crash that killed Nancy and Lyndon Barnett happened near the intersection of KY-599 and KY-11.

Dalton Barnett is their youngest son and had just finished getting his diploma at his social distancing graduation celebration when the crash happened on their way home.

Dalton’s principal, Stephanie Emmons says this tragedy is felt not only in the school but throughout the entire community, “being from a tight-knit community any kind of tragedy doesn’t just impact a small portion of the community, it impacts all of us.”

Dalton was one of the first grads to walk across the stage, his mother, Nancy, wore a shirt that read “some people wait their entire lives to meet their inspiration, I raised mine.”

Emmons says Dalton has plans to join the military after graduation.

Dalton and his older brother, Michael, are being treated at UK Hospital.

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To all of my readers, any of you that are praying people, please pray for this young man and the rest of his family, especially his brothers that are being treated at UK Hospital.

This young man and his brothers have a long way to go, and no parents to help to guide them when they need encouragement.

Also, please put this family on the prayer list at your individual Churches.The more prayers the better. Besides, prayers never hurt anybody. Thank you for joining me in my praying for them at the same time as some of you may be praying for them also.

Old-timer’s Situations

This was from Facebook.

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When you are on a diet, and you go into a bakery, this is the reply you may receive if you actually did ask that question. I can picture it in my mind now. But, I guess it could have been worse. The lady behind the counter could have said, “I’ll fill a bag with our sweet smelling air, and you can imagine you are about to eat one of the goodies, that you can’t have on a diet.”

Stay Home – It May Save Lives- Not Just Your Own

This is from Facebook. It reemphasizes what I have said, as well as many others, since day one.

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Let’s say you woke up with a terrible cough, a fever, and severe body aches. Immediately, you rush to the doctor and unfortunately, you’re diagnosed with COVID-19. For the last two weeks, you’ve been unaware that you were infected and you’ve ignored “the rules.” You’ve gotten together with some close friends for pizza, had a few people over, even visited a park and a beach. You figured, “I don’t feel sick. I have the right to keep living my normal life. No one can tell me what to do.”

With your diagnosis, you spend the next few days at home on the couch, feeling pretty crappy; but then you’re well again because you’re young, healthy and strong. Lucky you. But your best friend caught it from you during a visit to your house, and because she didn’t know she was contagious, she visited her 82-year-old grandfather, who uses oxygen tanks daily to help him breathe because he has COPD and heart failure. Now, he’s dead.

Your co-worker, who has asthma, caught it too, during your little pizza get-together. Now, he’s in the ICU, and he’s spread it to a few others in his family, too–but they won’t know that for another couple of weeks yet.

The cashier at the restaurant where you picked up the pizza carried the infection home to his wife, who has MS, which makes her immunosuppressed. She’s not as lucky as you, so she’s admitted to the hospital because she’s having trouble breathing. She may need to be placed in a medically-induced coma and intubated; she may not get to say goodbye to her loved ones. She may die surrounded by machines, with no family at her bedside.

All because you couldn’t stand the inconvenience of a mask; of staying home; of changing your familiar routines for just a little while. Because you have the right, above all others rights, to continue living your normal life and no one, I mean no one, has the right to tell you what to do.

#SocialDistancing = It’s not about YOU!
#WearAMask = It’s not about YOU!
#StayHome = It’s not about YOU!
#GetTested = It’s not about YOU!

Written by Anonymous. Copied from a friend and shared.

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I don’t need to add anything else to this.

From A Distance Or Through A Window

This is from Facebook.

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Gladwire

This picture says it all. I cried my eyes out. It need to go viral.💕

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This picture goes to show that even small children can learn to understand about not seeing someone in person, but from a distance or through a window. This so sweet.

Kitty Mae Had Fun

This is from Facebook. It should not have ever happened for this picture to be able to be taken. And there’s a medicine bottle in the picture too. Good thing she didn’t get that open either. No telling what kind of injury she could have had from this incident. I thank God that nothing really bad happened to her. What did happen was bad enough.

The paragraph below is what I wrote back to my niece and nephew-in-law about the situation.

Good thing that she didn’t find the gun they go in and accidentally put them in and shot herself or somebody else. This kind of thing is why guns and bullets are supposed to be locked up in a safe place. And there’s a medicine bottle in the picture too. the little one you’re talking about could be fighting for her life right now instead of you thinking she had fun with what was on the floor. What would you have done if she had have swallowed one or more of the bullets or actually opened the medicine bottle and swallowed the medicine inside? I just thank God He was watching out for Kitty Mae while she was “playing” with this dangerous stuff!

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Kitty Mae had fun

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Kitty Mae should have never been able to get these bullets to begin with. She could have thought they were candy and swallowed one. Any number of things could have happened when a child finds bullets and a gun. Thank God she didn’t find the gun they go in and accidentally put the bullets in it and shoot herself or someone else. And there’s a medicine bottle too. Thankfully she didn’t get that opened. One thing is for sure, God was watching out for this little one. This picture gave me cold chills when I saw it.
I just hope that my niece and her husband get their act together and remove these kinds of dangerous things out of the reach of the children.

God’s Beautiful Nature

This is from Facebook.

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Leaves in various hues of green, trees lush with blooms, and grass as evergreen as the needles on the pines.
Skies of blue dotted with white cottony strokes as if the Artist gently pulled the paint across the canvas with extra care.
I went out for a drive today.
Everything seems fresh, like a newborn baby, pure and perfect.
The air felt lighter, though I know that we must be careful still.
Today, for a moment, I forgot about the pandemic.
For a moment, all was well and right in the world for Mother Nature made herself known in the simplest and grandest of ways.
What are you trying to tell me trees?
What are you articulating, grass?
What is your song, sky?
Is it, “Pay attention?”
Is it, “Be you?”
Is it, as Julian of Norwich has said, “All is well with God?”
Perhaps you are telling us to be in this moment.
Appreciate what is in front of us.
And yes, that hope, indeed, is ignited where we are.

MBBH

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Growing Up With Technological Advancements

Reaching the magical age of six years old was something that I looked forward to from about three years old and in Primary Sunday School Classes at Church. My older brother is one year older than I am, and therefore started school one year before I did. Needless to say, I wanted to go to school too, but kept being told that I wasn’t old enough to go to school.

There was no such thing as Preschool, or Kindergarten. That was to come nine years later that a child could go to private Preschool and/or Kindergarten. Public Kindergarten in Virginia didn’t come until the mid to late 60s.

Before that, I would gather the 4 and 5 year olds and we would go to my house, where I would teach them their alphabet, their numbers, their colors, and their basic shapes. For teaching them, I would make their alphabet letters by putting dashes for the shapes of the letters and they would trace over them. The same would be done with their numbers, and I would just hold up items with the different shapes and different colors for them to identify.

There was no such thing as a cell phone, they were all equipped with a dial pad that had a plastic disc with individual open circles for each of the nine numbers, and the phone lines were called party lines and were shared by four or five different families. It would be several years later before the numbers were on individual squares and each one had a different tone that it made when you pressed it down to select it.

Televisions were black and white pictures until 1969 when the first color television came out for the public to be ale to purchase. There were three basic channels ABC, CBS, NBC, a government channel and a public service channel. Television service went off the air at midnight to one o’clock in the morning, and did not come back on until six to seven o’clock in the morning. Profanity, nudity, and sexuality were not allowed. Shows with a husband and a wife made the husband and wife sleep in separate twin beds. There were no walk men, no CD players, no cassette tapes with cassette players. Most radios had only AM on them, there was no such thing as AM/FM radios until the mid to late 60s.

There were no digital cameras. You had to use rolls of film that had to be threaded into the camera after 20 to 24 pictures, and there were no automatic flashes in the cameras, individual flash bulbs had to be put into the flash attachment. Later came Flash Cubes with four sides that had a bulb in each side. Each individual roll of film had to be developed, or put onto picture thick paper. Then came cameras that used little automatic rolls of film in a little cassette roll of film. Now there are digital cameras with little SD cards with different amounts of memory on them. When they are full, you load them onto your computer and save them on your disk drive or save them into one of the many memory clouds that are out there.

Having computers at home were unheard of, and when they did come out, only rich people could afford to purchase them. The manual typewriters were replaced with automatic ones that plugged into a regular electric socket. That was the nearest thing to a computer that most normal people could ever even hope to purchase. Most recorded music was on records. Circular discs made of vinyl, came in three different sizes, with the music being on groves in the vinyl. Now the music comes out of your computer or from a MP3 player where you recorded what music you want to hear, from your other CD’s and real live concerts, if it’s allowed.

Posting about all of the changes that I have lived through could go on for several more hours. But I’m going to stop here and say that thanks to modern day technological advances, news can be reported within minutes of its’ happening, thanks to Drones, powerful cameras, and super fast internet services.

 

The Choices We Make

This is from Facebook. This is mostly true. About the only time that I would say that it isn’t true is if the person was born with a disability or a handicap. True some of them can be worked around, but some of them can’t. For example, if the person was born with no arms or legs, then that person will never be able to make it alone. There will always have to be somebody to dress that person, someone to feed that person, and someone to drive that person around. After those things are done, it would be up to the person whether they wanted to feel sorry for them self or if they were going to talk to other people and be up beat by talking like they are just the same as a person that has all of their limbs. I have seen programs about different people being born with different kinds of birth defects, but if you were to only hear them on the radio, but couldn’t see them to know if they had all of their limbs or not you may never know that they aren’t like everybody else. They may even make you feel ashamed of yourself for complaining about some little problem that you have.

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I Always Get Up!

This is from Facebook. Probably, if the truth be told, most everybody can relate to some if not all of what this says. I know that I can. To me, I relate it to “What God Hath Promised”. When life knocks you down, God will give you the strength to get back up – just ask Him. If all you ever see is the good things that you want to see, then when the bad things come, you won;t know what to do to be able to get back up- ask God. If all you ever had was success, then you would be devastated by the failures when and if they ever came-trust God. No matter what befalls you, God can help you and will carry you if you cannot walk by yourself. You may be wondering how I know this. The answer is that I have experienced it and always called on God to get me through. And He did. Why did he do that for me? Because “God Is Awesome”, and I’m a Child of God.

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One of my talents is my ability to write poetry. I have won awards, honorable mention awards, and editors choice awards with many of my poems.The one posted below is one of these poems that is special to me.

Winners Never Quit and Quitters Never Win

Winners never quit and quitters never win

For if you’re a quitter then you’ve stopped trying and given in

A fighter never won a fight with delivering a powerful blow

A runner never won a race by running very slow

This is how it goes in everyone’s life

Even in the middle of turmoil and strife

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

Is a phrase that helps people do a lot of growing

They say “The best things in life are free.”

And that “No one ever said the way would be easy.”

There are so many different walks in life

Here too you have to decide what for you will be right

If by chance the first one you choose doesn’t work

Don’t be a quitter but a winner and for another one look

For you can’t give up if you want to win

Because winners never quit and quitters never win

ONE WHO IS GOING TO BE A WINNER

Bonnie Jean

November 11, 1989

This poem won an Honorable Mention March 31, 1991 from the World Of Poetry.