Filed under: Architecture, Environment, Freedom, Heartwarming, History | Tags: A Vision of a Hidden Gem., Persistence Pays Off., Ten Years of Hard Work.
A retired mathematician found a rotting cabin, dating from 1830, in sad shape, but he determined to restore it — proving once more that persistence pays. This is the original 1830 cabin, or what was left of it. Much was rotting, but he labeled and transferred as much of it as possible to the family’s land. See the amazing story below the fold.
Filed under: Entertainment, Freedom, Heartwarming, Humor | Tags: Charming and Sweet Humor, Nothing Comparable Today, The Nature of Small Boys
Filed under: Afghanistan, Domestic Policy, Freedom, Heartwarming, Politics | Tags: Strange Family Traditions, Strange Lefty Traditions, Thanksgiving Dinner
Light blogging. Yesterday was a cooking day. Well-brined turkey, sage stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes with a dollop of brandy and cream (NO marshmallows), a pureé of broccoli and green beans, Idaho potatoes, and pumpkin pie with whipped cream. The president had 11 different kinds of pie, and a side of traditional macaroni and cheese. Do other people do this? I had never heard of macaroni and cheese as a Thanksgiving day specialty. It’s always interesting to hear about other people’s Thanksgiving traditions.
We are of Yankee heritage and do not do cornbread stuffing. My father handed down his Southern grandmother’s cornbread recipe which I cherish — but not in the bird. I used to do oyster stuffing in one end and sage in the other, but got too many complaints from non-oyster people. The vegetable of choice here seems to be brussles sprouts, as my grocery always starts off with a big display which is quickly decimated. I have never been able to make friends with the sprout, though I love cabbage. (Fresh cabbage in ½” dice, sauteed quickly in butter, dollop of sour cream and lots of black pepper).
The loony left was out with their usual ignorant “Genocide Day” huffings that America had committed genocide on the American Indians, and concurrently that in that picture of George W. Bush’s surprise Thanksgiving Day visit with the troops in Afghanistan — that was a plastic turkey.
Filed under: Capitalism, Domestic Policy, Economy, Heartwarming | Tags: Breathtaking Potential, The Much Maligned DMV, The Possibility of Change
Yesterday was a day of appointments and errands— the kind of day that happens to everyone —, but there was one shining moment, and you will be surprised.
I had to get my driver’s license renewed. The DMV had moved to a new office space in a different part of town, actually more convenient for me, so I decided to bite the bullet and get it over with. Plenty of parking space. As I entered the building I was greeted by a sea of chairs, probably 80-100, with one person occupying one chair. Signage directed me to the “greeter.” He inquired my specific business, gave me a number and directed me to a seat. In possibly one minute I was directed to Window 11, where a cheerful gentleman efficiently and swiftly completed the transaction and directed me to the seating for the photograph. A cheerful woman took my picture quickly and efficiently and I was out of there in less than five minutes.!
This is the Department of Motor Vehicles!
My conclusion was that someone high up in the department actually paid attention to the common use of the DMV as an illustration of government sloth, rudeness and inefficiency, and thought it was time to fix it. Breathtaking! I may even have to write a letter of commendation.
Filed under: Freedom, Fun n Games, Heartwarming, Humor | Tags: Baby Elephant's First Steps, Extreme Cuteness, Trunk Trouble
We are understandably fond of pictures of baby elephants, but this one is something special. The baby is pretty new, and just learning to take his/her first steps, which include stepping on that annoying trunk that he just hasn’t learned how to control yet.
There is no better relief from the anxiety of current events than baby animal cuteness. Who can stay depressed watching a video like this? Enjoy!
Filed under: Heartwarming, Humor, YouTube | Tags: Baby Squirrel, Mother Cat, Odd Adoption
Filed under: Art, Entertainment, Heartwarming, Music | Tags: Current Climate, Ella Fitzgerald, Stormy Weather
Filed under: Domestic Policy, Environment, Freedom, Heartwarming | Tags: Cleaning up Detroit, One Park at a Time, The American Spirit Lives!
I love this! Don’t whine. Don’t wait for government to act responsibly. Just go to work. The American Spirit lives!
Filed under: Freedom, Fun n Games, Heartwarming, Humor | Tags: Baby Elephant, Seaside Adventure, Your First Time
Do you remember
the first time you saw the sea?
Waves rushing in,
salt foam racing up grabbing for your feet
I remember, though
It was very long ago.
Filed under: Capitalism, Domestic Policy, Freedom, Fun n Games, Heartwarming, History, Sports | Tags: Even for Kids, Growing Up In America, Individual Freedom
Filed under: Entertainment, Heartwarming, Music, Pop Culture | Tags: A Love Song, Perpetuum Zazzile, Slovenian a capella jazz choir