November 24, 2011

On Aging

Yes, another birthday looms.


 Thoughts:
 Quit worrying about your health.  It'll go away.
I'm not old. I'm chronologically gifted.
Birthdays are good for you.  The more you have, the longer you live.
 


Things OLD Folks Know That Young Folks Should Learn:

Too many couples marry for better or for worse, but not for good.

When a man marries a woman, they become one; the trouble starts when they try to decide which one.

On anniversaries, the wise husband always forgets the past - but never the present.

Many girls like to marry a military man - he can cook, sew, make beds, is in good health, and he's already used to taking orders.

Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.

Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old.






"The secret of staying young is to live honestly, 
eat slowly, and lie about your age."

Lucille Ball


Happy Thanksgiving 2011

May your stuffing be tasty. May your turkey be plump.

May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump.

May your yams be delicious. May your pies take the prize.

May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs.


November 11, 2011

Veterans' Day 2011


A ‘Veteran‘ is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America” for an amount of “up to, and including his life.”



Thank you
to all 
who have served 
and 
are serving!

My father: US Army Air Corps, 1941-1945
My father-in-law: US Navy, 1945-1969
My brother: US Coast Guard, 1968-1969
My husband: US Marine Corps, 1969-1972
My daughter: US Army, 1992-1995
My son: US Marine Corps, 2005-2010

November 04, 2011

The Blamer in Chief

From Ray Stevens:





I usually write songs and this is my first attempt at writing an op-ed piece. It always amazes me how most political commentators beat around the bush. Well, that’s not how you write a song so let’s just cut to the chase and get to the chorus:

My song, "Obama Budget Plan" can be seen on YouTube. It indicates that President Obama's budget plan appears to be to spend as much of our money as he wants, on anything he wants and to pay for it by just printing more money.

The fact is, President Obama doesn’t really seem to have a plan at all. His administration has been working without a budget for almost three years now. He views having to consult Congress as an inconvenience and tries to go around them at every turn.

His latest plan is to blame the Tea Party movement for this country's first-ever credit downgrade because they forced him to face the debt drisis that he created by his out of control spending.

Then he and his aides want to blame S&P for bad judgment in addition to continuing to blame George Bush. President Obama is the “Blamer-in-Chief.”

I try to find the humor in everything but there is nothing funny about what the president, his policies and his associates are doing to this country with the help of a political party that obviously cares more about elections than the great nation they have sworn to protect and defend.

I’m tired of it. I’ve heard it all before and don’t want to hear it anymore.

I’m tired of hearing how we have lost a war and how our troops terrorize and kill innocent people in the dead of night. 

I’m tired of hearing good, honest, caring people like the Tea Party folks being referred to as ‘terrorists” by people who won’t even call a real terrorist a terrorist.

Nothing is going to change in America until those people are defeated at the ballot box and politicians, regardless of their Party, decide to put America first and return her to her roots of free enterprise, fiscal responsibility and fairness.

Ray Stevens is a two time Grammy award winner, multi-platinum, multi-gold recording artist who has sold over 25 million albums.