Today in History

1851 The ‘Auld Mug’ trophy is awarded for the first time to the winners of a sailing race around England’s Isle of Wight. The schooner ‘America’ sails into first place with an ample lead, and so the competition between the world’s best racing yachts will be known as the ‘America’s Cup.’ 1902 Named for the man who founded Detroit in […]

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Today in History

Have a great Woodstock kind of day! I can’t believe I was only seven years old. Stay hydrated. M 1483 Pope Sixtus IV consecrates a chapel in Rome after painters, including Botticelli, have finished their frescos. The ceiling, however, still needs a little work, and 25 years later a new pope will hire Michelangelo to paint what will be considered one of the greatest artworks of all […]

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Today In History

It’s a short post this week, no birthdays. Have an awesome day and stay hydrated. M 1916 After several attempts, an area surrounding the Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes is designated as the Hawaii National Park, the first national park in a US territory. In 1961, it will be renamed Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. During summer 2018 the park will be closed to visitors because of explosive eruptions from the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater. 1966 Former Eagle Scout, ex-Marine, and engineering student Charles Whitmanmurders his mother and wife, then carries a cache of firearms to the top of a 300-foot tower on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, where in 90 minutes he kills 14 and wounds 32 with sniper fire. 1981 Cashing in on a new form of popular entertainment, the MTV networkdebuts, complete with “video jockeys” (VJs) introducing music videos, a way of both listening to and watching popular songs. The first video shown, ‘Video Killed the Radio Star,’ will prove partially prophetic.

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#WATWB Standby’s overturn truck in freeway accident

When a 32-year-old driver became trapped in his overturned car on the highway, a dozen Good Samaritans rushed to his aid. The driver, Orlando Hernandez, lost control of his Ford pickup truck as he was driving on I-88 in Chicago earlier this week. Hernandez had been driving in the left lane when the tread of his tires tore off and sent his truck spinning onto its roof and onto the shoulder of the highway. Upon seeing the disaster unfold, several other drivers stopped their cars and ran to his rescue. With the help of a few nearby construction workers, the group of rescuers managed to push the truck onto its side, break the safety glass, and free Hernandez from his seatbelt—all before the ambulance crew arrived onto the scene to whisk him off to the hospital. Apart from a few minor injuries that he endured from the incident, Hernandez says that he is in surprisingly good shape—and he is overwhelmed with gratitude for the people who came to his rescue. “You know how there’s terrible things happening and people lose faith in things, faith in the world? But seeing that, that sort of restores that goodness in your heart,” Hernandez told WLS-TV. ~~~GUIDELINES~~~ Keep your post to below 500 words. All we ask is you link to a human news story on your blog on the last Friday of each month, one that shows love and humanity. Join us in sharing […]

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#SoSC Prompt for week “clean/dirty”

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun! The prompt for the week is “clean/dirty” use any way you like. This is the easiest #SoSC post to date, let’s talk clean and dirty. While many things may come to mind, I’m talking about the kitchen sink. Cleaning the kitchen sink rates right up there with cleaning toilets, I avoid if possible. Being that we don’t have a maid and things don’t magically clean themselves, I am often the one left to the cleaning. Today is the perfect example of avoiding the kitchen sink, I’ve needed to clean all week, those pesky wine stains my husband leaves behind. Then there’s the gross job of cleaning the garbage disposal, least favorite of all. I decided while he was running errands I would clean the sink and surprise him when he got back, and he will be very surprised. The sink was dirty and with some brut strength now it’s clean.   Join us for the fun and sharing good media stories.   For more on the Stream of Consciousness Saturday, visit Linda Hill’s blog. Here’s the link:https://lindaghill.com Here are the rules for SoCS: Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – […]

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Today in History

Thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciate your likes and comments. No birthdays this week, still not 100% back on my game. M   306 CE Constantine I is proclaimed leader of Rome’s western empire and he will go on to lay the groundwork for the Byzantine Empire, found the nexus of global power in Constantinople, and become […]

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Get your Money for Nothing

If you’ve watched daytime television you’ve heard every get rich quick scheme, start your own business and make $3,000 this month………I’m getting off track. I enjoy making money! I keep it simple by making money on purchases I’m already making. There are tons of apps that do coupons, check prices and anything imaginable if you want to be a SUPER […]

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Friday Quotes

Thank you for all the get well wishes, shout out’s and comments, they mean so much to me. I’m mending slowly and should be good as new in a few weeks. I want to send a special message to my Twitter followers, you showed me love, I thank and appreciate you. Melinda

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Today In History June 27

  1971 Concert promoter Bill Graham hosts the final show at the Fillmore East, with performances by Albert King, The J. Geils Band, The Beach Boys, and The Allman Brothers Band, among others. The venue had featured iconic acts since 1968 but proved to be too small for the growing concert industry. 1972 Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney, designers of the first arcade […]

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#Weekend Music Share

  The temperature yesterday was 100 and felt like 109 with the humidity, needless to say, it’s hot in Texas. This time of year I think of swimming, hanging out with friends and eating good BBQ. This weekend I will make one of those happen. Time for a party tune or two. Be safe, drink tons of water to stay […]

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Today In History June 20th

Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate you. Have an awesome day! M   1893 Following a sensational Massachusetts murder trial, Lizzie Borden, 32, is cleared of charges that she killed her father and stepmother with multiple blows from a hatchet. Borden will never shake off the notoriety, however, inspiring a gruesome folk rhyme still sung today. 1947 A drive-by shooter […]

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Today In History June 13

    I’m having a rough day and haven’t included birthdays. Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend.  M   1777 Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, disembarks in America after a two-month sea voyage from France. The wealthy 19-year-old will befriend future presidents Washington and Jefferson, and help train and lead revolutionary regiments against the British in […]

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Weekend Music Share Tom Petty #weekendmusicshare

Welcome back to Weekend Music Share; the place where everyone can share their favourite music. Feel free to use the ‘Weekend Music Share‘ banner in your post, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #WeekendMusicShare on social media so other participants can find your post. I’ve battled this week with my physical and mental health. I realized today how hard I was fighting and it made me think of a great Tom Petty Song. Melinda

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Today in History June 6

  1944 Four years and two days after Allied forces evacuated from the European mainland, they return in the Normandy landings, the largest amphibious military assault in history. By the end of the day, 5,000 vessels land 160,000 troops on the French coastline, launching the push to defeat Germany. https://youtu.be/0wg5x5WaZPo 1844 George Williams, formerly of rural Somerset, England, and now working […]

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Hero Biker Helps Father Get Unconscious Daughter To The Hospital Through Heavy Traffic #WATWB #24

                    May 31, 2019 This is the incredible moment a hero biker saved the life of a young girl having an epileptic fit by rushing her to the hospital while her family was stuck in a traffic jam. Credit: Viral Press The girl’s father Sorachat Sadudee, 51, was driving home after picking up his two daughters from school in Phitsanulok, central Thailand last week. His youngest daughter Kaimook, 8, told him that she felt sick and very tired, so he tried to make his way home as quickly as he could. But the girl had a potentially deadly seizure and started to foam at the mouth before she eventually passed out on the passenger seat while they stuck at a junction. The father was trying to drive the child to the nearest hospital but he was stuck in heavy traffic. So, he opened the window and shouted for help. Passing biker Itthiphon Petchphibunpong, 28, noticed the panic-stricken family inside the black sedan frantically trying to wake the girl up. He offered to ride her to the hospital. Footage shows the motorcycle weaving through rows of cars waiting at junctions. Kaimook finally arrived at the emergency ward within four minutes – far quicker than her father would have been able to have arrived if he had stayed in the traffic jam. She was saved and later transferred to another hospital. “I couldn’t […]

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Today in History May 30

1806 Already infamous for his quick temper, Andrew Jackson challenges Charles Dickinson to a duel for publishing an article citing Jackson’s wife’s bigamy. America’s future seventh president takes a bullet that lodges near his heart, and then carefully aims at his foe, fires, and kills him. 1911 The world’s best drivers compete for a purse of $27,550 at the 1911 International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race, […]

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Weekend DIY Pool Sun Shade

I enjoyed the swimming pool for the first time in years. Because of massive antibiotics to treat Lyme dieases I couldn’t be in sun for more than 5-10 minutes without a major burn. My husband installed a sun shade for my swimming enjoyment. Yeah! I hope you had a great holiday weekend. M

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#Weekend Music Share Bon Jovi

Welcome back to Weekend Music Share; the place where everyone can share their favourite music. Feel free to use the ‘Weekend Music Share‘ banner in your post, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #WeekendMusicShare on social media so other participants can find your post.   Memorial Day Weekend is a day to honor our military who made the ultimate sacrifice. I will never say enough […]

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday Prompt *Rhymes with Rosy* #SoSC

We’ve been working on the pool for weeks, cleaning, getting the chemicals just right, and stocking up on supplies. The highlight for me is being able to swim, I hear it is great therapy for pain. I haven’t swum in years because I get burnt very quickly from all the antibiotics taken during Lyme treatment. This year he is installing a wind sail over the pool with blocks most of the sun. I ask him about it every day. I sat outside yesterday for a few minutes talking to him about the install date, maybe tomorrow he said. I had SPF 50 all over my face and body but still got quite rosy. Third degree burns are what we’re trying to protect from, that’s what happened the first year on antibiotic therapy.   Short but fitting for a holiday weekend. Be safe and have a great time with family and friends.  Melinda   Join us for the fun and sharing good media stories   For more on the Stream of Consciousness Saturday, visit Linda Hill’s blog. Here’s the link:https://lindaghill.com   Here are the rules for SoCS: Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words […]

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Today in History May 23rd

1934 A stolen Ford Deluxe is met with a hail of bullets as it passes an ambush of lawmen lying in wait on a rural highway in Louisiana’s Bienville Parish. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow’s car is hit by 130 rounds, and the FBI’s most wanted criminals are brought down after a 2-year manhunt. 1969 The Who release the double-album rock opera […]

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#SoSC Weekly Prompt *Start with Adverb*

Briskly I head to the garden to see what damage the storm did to our tomato plants. The rain is still pouring down, more storms are on the way, my flowers are getting their share of water. Now a weather alert comes on television and I worry about my flower garden but the tomatoes are our prized plants this year. Short but sweet this week. M ——————————————————————————————————- Join us for the fun and sharing good media stories  For more on the Stream of Consciousness Saturday, visit Linda Hill’s blog. Here’s the link:https://lindaghill.comHere are the rules for SoCS: 1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write. 2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop. 3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started. […]

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Weekend Music Share

Feel free to use the ‘Weekend Music Share‘ banner in your post, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #WeekendMusicShare on social media so other participants can find your post. Last week I shared a song that brought back sad memories from my teenage years. The song this weekend is one of my favorite songs, it gives me the boost that I can do anything, just do it. Though the song ends in death, overlook that part since that’s not my story. Thank you for reading/listening, have a great weekend.

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Friday Quote

I’m having problems with Brainy Quotes, it doesn’t allow me to copy the graphics. This is the second time, are you having a problem with their quotes? Find another…..there’s always another. Have a super weekend, I’ll be watching for the HummingBirds to start their migration to the south. Feeders out and we’re ready. M

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Today in History May 16th

  1988 US Surgeon General C. Everett Koop reports on the addictive properties of nicotine, described as on par with cocaine and heroin. A dedicated campaigner against smoking, his public advocacy will be credited with helping spur declines in cigarette use during his tenure and beyond. 1929 On this day in 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out […]

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Weekend Music Share *New Kid in Town*

Welcome back to Weekend Music Share; the place where everyone can share their favourite music. My parents divorced when I was six, we moved around a lot until my mother remarried. I went to live with my father at age 12 and found myself the new kid in town. When this song came out, it reminded me of those lonely […]

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Friday Quote

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. Abraham Lincoln                                                     —————————————————————————————- To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone. Reba McEntire ———————————————————————————————– […]

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Today in History

1914 Since 1905, Anna Jarvis has lobbied various officials to adopt a holiday honoring mothers, and she’s succeeded in convincing many US states to take part. Today, President Woodrow Wilson proclaims the second Sunday in May to be Mother’s Day and a US federal holiday. 1958 A tale of manic obsession and cruel deception, Alfred Hitchcock’s latest thriller has its world premiere. ‘Vertigo‘ will disappoint at the box […]

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#SoSC Prompt for week *fall from the sky*

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “fall from the sky.” Write about anything that falls from the sky–real, imagined, or idiomatic. Have fun! I have seen rain, hail, and tornado’s fall from the sky over the past few days. The weather trend will continue until the cold front passes. I get jacked up watching lightening, it’s so mesmerizing but it’s no longer fun when the thunder starts, especially when overhead leaving my ears ringing. I live in the DFW area of Texas, just three weeks ago hail as large as baseballs hit several large suburbs, every car window broken, house windows beaten down. People are trying all types of measures to prevent more damage to their cars. Not sure I buy into any I’ve seen.  Many years ago the same type of weather event happened at Mayfest, a large annual festival of arts, music and beverages.  There a huge crowd, having a great time and then pouring rain. People were running to get out of the rain when the baseball-size hail started, people ran for their cars to find them pulverized. Several people were seriously injured, it was terrible. I was home alone when it happened and had no idea clue what the noise was. I thought someone had a gun shooting at the house. The hail knocked out two skylights, two side windows and damaged roof and everything outside. I saved several pieces of hail to show the insurance adjuster just […]

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Friday Quote

Thank you for all the loving messages this week, you know how to make me feel alive. Which is better than being dead! Have a great weekend and be safe.  Melinda   Be stupid, be dumb, be funny, if that’s who you are. Don’t try to be someone that society wants you to be; that’s stupid. So be yourself. Christina Grimmie    

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#SoSC Weekly Prompt *XP*

http://lookingforthelight.blog I want to explain what Parathyroids are, there are four small glands behind the Thyroid. The purpose of the gland is to monitor Calcium in the body. When your Parathyroid is not working properly, which shows up on lab test, the test will show your Parathyroid gland is working overtime trying to level your calcium levels. It’s weird but when the test shows high it’s not a good thing. What happens if you don’t have enough calcium, your body goes to your bones to get calcium which can cause Osteoporosis. If the Parathyroid isn’t working chances are there is a tumor on the gland that needs removing. High calcium is never a good thing. I have tumors on all four Parathyroid and scheduled for surgery in a couple of weeks. My calcium has been low for some time because I already have the beginning of Osteoporosis in my right hip. The surgery is not a walk in the park but it’s not major surgery. The surgeon cuts an inch to inch/half to get behind the Thyroid gland to remove the Parathyroid tumors. If a tumor is not removed and it’s still causing high calcium you will need another surgery. I’ve watched the surgery on the Internet and the total surgery takes around 20-30 minutes. Recovery time is three weeks. I’ve included some information. Stream of Consciousness ADD LINK https://lookingforthelight.blog/2019/04/27/sosc-weekly-prompt-xp/ Parathyroid glands control the amount of calcium in our blood. Everyone has four […]

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Today in History

  1950 The Boston Celtics select Chuck Cooper in the second round, making him the first African American drafted in the NBA. He will make his debut on Nov 1, 1950 and play for six seasons. After retiring, Cooper will get his master’s in social work and work in education and urban affairs in Pittsburgh. 1961 MIT graduate and cofounder […]

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#SoSC Prompt for week *RIB*

My immediate thought was crib, not baby crib so much as doggie crib. My granny had a stray poodle named Blackie that was another child, her youngest. She took my wooden baby bed, placed by her bed and Blackie slept there every night, that is when not on the bed. She had Blackie for 13 years and when we had […]

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This Day in History

Massachusetts silversmith Paul Revere saddles up and heads off into the night to alert his fellow colonial militia members of the British force’s imminent arrival and their intent to commandeer the American’s arms as well as to arrest patriots Samuel Adams and John Hancock. At 5:12 AM an extremely powerful earthquake, later estimated at 7.8 magnitude, convulses the bustling metropolis of San Francisco, California. The quake and resulting […]

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Art, Artists, Interaction and the Process of Change — Guest Blogger Art, Photography and Poetry

Originally posted on For the Love of Art:
“Art will never be able to exist without nature.” Pierre Bonnard Art and form are linked with function and nature, with feeling and seeing, with emotion and the relationship between the observed and men and women’s particular unique situations and particular environmental circumstances; and their reaction to and interaction with it. “Art…

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Weekly Prompt “lip” #SoCS

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “lip.” Use it as a word, or find a word with “lip”in it. As always, use any way you’d like. Enjoy! I came up with several perfectly good words, flip, slip, and blip but the best fit for me is lip! One reason is, I usually aggravate my husband with plenty of lip about the long to-do list. I like to think my post are giving lip because they are honest regardless if someone gets their feelings hurt. My mother would say I starting giving her lip the minute I learned to talk.  M   Join us for the fun and sharing good media stories   For more on the Stream of Consciousness Saturday, visit Linda Hill’s blog. Here’s the link: https://lindaghill.com Here are the rules for SoCS: 1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write. 2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop. 3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will […]

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This Day in History April 11th

  I appreciate you stopping by, all comments are welcome!  M 1976 Just days after forming Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) with his friend Steve Jobs, computer hobbyist Steve Wozniak hand-builds and offers to the public a new machine boasting a 1MHz CPU and 4KB standard memory, dubbing it the Apple I. 1814 On this day in 1814, Napoleon […]

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Gallery Travels: Spain and The Prado

Originally posted on For the Love of Art:
In 1988 I had an opportunity to travel to Madrid, Spain with a small group from a popular radio station. The morning DJ took the trip with us, to some it was like traveling with a celebrity. That would not be me. This was my first trip to Spain and sitting at the hotel was not my idea of fun. I walked to Toledo, a famous city with the magnificent Castle of San Servando. Castle of San Servando Evidence exists of an ancient monastery attached to a basilica of the same name, possibly founded in the 7th century. In 1080, Cardinal Richard of St. Victor, a monk of the ancient Abbey of St. Victor in Marseille, was sent as the legate of Pope Gregory VII to the Council of Burgos held that year. One of his mandates was to ensure the adoption of the Roman Rite, replacing the ancient Mozarabic Rite used by the Christians of Iberia for centuries. He carried specific instructions for the restoration of San Servando and its adoption of Roman liturgical practice.[1] As you cross the bridge over the Tagus River you can see where cannonballs hit the Huge gates and surrounding walls protecting the Castle. ? The most famous museum in Madrid, Spain is the Prado.  Eugenio Lucas Velázquez – The Second of May 1808 Roger van der Wevden Descent from the Cross  ? ? Spain is known for many handmade…

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Prompt for Week *FAB* #SoCS

Theirs was a great British show called Absolutely Fabulous, everything the two women did was FAB, drink all day, their obsession with ill-fitted designer clothes, it was quite funny. Writing about today sounds like a couple of middle age drunks, obsessed with their designer clothes and how Fab they looked. Which I can say we’re not so FAB.  Melinda   Join us for the fun and sharing good media stories   For more on the Stream of Consciousness Saturday, visit Linda Hill’s blog. Here’s the link: https://lindaghill.com Here are the rules for SoCS: 1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write. 2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop. 3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started. 4. Ping back! It’s important, so […]

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Today in History April 4th

1850 Los Angeles becomes American Settled for millennia by Native Americans, then claimed by the colonial Spanish, and later by Mexico, a dusty ranch town is officially incorporated as the city of Los Angeles. It will go on to be the second-most populous city in the United States. 1873 American Kennel Club Seeing the need for formal rules and regulations […]

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This week​ prompt is “dough/d’oh” #SoSC

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “dough/d’oh.” Use one, use both, use ’em any way you like. Enjoy!   My first thought is Homer Simpsom saying d’oh at the beginning of every show but it’s not the dough I want to write about. My granny has no competition when it comes to making a cherry pie, my favorite. What makes her pie special is she puts a crust on top and knows how to cook both perfectly. I didn’t catch the cooking bug so I can’t recall all the steps she took, she was always moving foil around and that must be the answer to the perfect cherry pie crust.  Melinda   Join us for the fun and sharing good media stories   For more on the Stream of Consciousness Saturday, visit Linda Hill’s blog. Here’s the link: https://lindaghill.com Here are the rules for SoCS: 1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write. 2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop. 3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join […]

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Friday Quote Humble

  Being genuinely humble and being myself has helped me succeed in my career. Poo Bear I hope that five years and ten years from now, I’ll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity. Louis Farrakhan The essence of America – that which really unites us – is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion – it is an idea – and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things. Condoleezza Rice

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Today in History March 28th

First Europeans settle in San Francisco With 247 colonists in tow, Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza founds a fort, or ‘presidio,’ on a wide bay in northern California. The modest outpost will grow into one of the biggest cities in North America. Three Mile Island plant suffers a partial meltdown Fears of radioactive contamination run rampant after a coolant […]

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*Last piece of mail you received* #SoSC

The last piece of mail is the same as all the mail I get, a sales flyer. Yesterday was for a plumber…..we could use one since my shower drain keeps clogging. That’s what’s happens when your losing loads of hair. The other piece of mail thou not addressed to me was this month’s Wood Worker magazine. It’s not my thing but I do love pointing out all the projects he could do for me. That would require getting off the computer. Maybe the next piece of mail will spark action. Melinda Join us for the fun and sharing good media stories   For more on the Stream of Consciousness Saturday, visit Linda Hill’s blog. Here’s the link: https://lindaghill.com Here are the rules for SoCS: 1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write. 2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop. 3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; […]

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Today in History March 21st

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. Melinda   1952 First Rock and Roll Concert DJ Alan Freed’s Moondog Coronation Ball, in Cleveland, Ohio, notably features racially mixed performers and fans. Considered history’s first big rock concert, some 20,000 screaming teens try to crowd into a venue that can hold just half that number. Police will halt the show after just one song is performed. 1980 Olympics Boycott Protesting the USSR’s invasion of Afghanistan, US President Jimmy Carter declares that the US won’t be participating in the upcoming Moscow Summer Olympics. In the end, 65 nations won’t participate in the games, but some will do so for economic, rather than political reasons. The USSR will respond in kind, snubbing the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games. 1963 Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay, a harsh maximum security jail which once housed gangster Al Capone, closed. 1965 Martin Luther King, Jr., led the start of a civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. 1906 Ohio passes a law that prohibits hazing by fraternities. 1908 Frenchman Henri Farman carries a passenger in a bi-plane for the first time. 1928 President Calvin Coolidge presents the Congressional Medal of Honor to Charles Lindbergh, a captain in the US Army Air Corps Reserve, for making the first solo trans-Atlantic flight. On June 11, 1927, Lindbergh had received the first Distinguished Flying Cross ever awarded. 1939 Singer Kate Smith records “God Bless America” for […]

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday Week #SoSC “soul/sole”

Before blogging I kept many parts/experiences hidden, no one would or could understand. I was almost 30 before seeing a Therapist, boy the baggage I had. I hid parts of my life for several reasons, ashamed, guilty and I felt responsible. When I joined WordPress in 2005 it was a diversion to help me grieve my granny. I had very few followers and wasn’t involved, that blog was just for me and granny. After several years of the reading post, I noticed how many people had the same or similar secrets. I started to think about the past, analyzing each emotion, with the help of my Therapist I realized there was no shame or quilt. She helped me deal with the suicide of my father, my soul was an open book. My writing started to let these secrets out and love and support astounded me. I had never talked to someone with the same secrets. I’ve spent over ten years sharing my experiences, the bad and ugly, you could say people know me from head to sole. Melinda Join us for the fun and sharing good media stories   For more on the Stream of Consciousness Saturday, visit Linda Hill’s blog. Here’s the link: https://lindaghill.com Here are the rules for SoCS: 1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write. 2. Your post can be as […]

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Today in History March 14

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by. Melinda   1794  Eli Whitney is granted a US patent for the cotton gin, a machine that vastly simplifies cotton harvesting. It will lead to huge profits for the cotton-rich South, but will also increase the demand for slaves to pick the expanded cotton crops. 1919 Max Brand, perhaps the […]

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New fabulous friends!

Originally posted on Fightmsdaily:
After a lot of soul-searching and debate with myself due to fear of ridicule and possible judgments, I finally entered the blogging community in July 2017. I must say, this was one of the best decisions I have ever made and have never once regretted this adventure! There are numerous reasons I started and continue blogging…

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Highway to Hell Part Three

  At five years old I loved my baton and was quite good, until the day I got mad at my mother and bashed several holes in my closet door. There went the baton and the dream. No anger issues here! A large group of friends and I would tube down the Nacogdoches River. It’s a 6-8 hour trip if you do the full stretch. There is […]

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Stream of Consciousness #SoSC “bash”

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “abash/a bash/bash.” Use “abash,” or “bash” as a noun or a verb. Bonus points if you manage all three. Have fun! JoAnna at https://joannaoftheforest.wordpress.com and I are on the exact same page with the bashing. We know each other, have talked a lot but I would not have guessed we would bash the exact same thing. For me bashing the media is on several layers, the parts left out to provide more drama, the local news running for two hours regurgitating the same stories. I can’t even watch the news without my blood pressure rising and wanting to bash something or someone. I try to watch one local and one national news a day but that is too much some days. When every story includes, Trump, Russians, North Korea, who was fired that day at the White House, I want to bash the television, the talking heads, the news stations and myself for allowing this behavior to happen. JoAnna watches Cop shows and so do I, it’s crazy that we have favorites that are the same. Blue Bloods is a nicer family cop show with doing the right thing is always the answer. I love the show but real life, my real life is not so holy. I prefer the bad-ass kick butt take names later type of show. I love NCIS LA because you have women who could probably kick […]

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Friday Quotes: Inspiring Women

  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. Melinda Quotes from inspiring Women on International Women’s Day “I am a member of the team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.” – Mia Hamm “I am lucky that whatever fear I […]

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoSC “Cele”

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cele-.” Find a word that starts with or contains “cele” and use it any way you’d like. Enjoy! Celebrate good times, come on!!!!!!! Join us for the fun and sharing good media stories   For more on the Stream of Consciousness Saturday, visit Linda Hill’s blog. Here’s the link: https://lindaghill.com Here are the rules for SoCS: 1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write. 2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop. 3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started. 4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and […]

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Friday Quote

  Courtesy of Good Reads    “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ― Mae West   “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” ― Narcotics Anonymous   “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” […]

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Today In History February 21

1599 Shakespeare leases marshland on the Thames River William Shakespeare joins seven other men in signing a lease on a Southwark lot along the Thames. The playwright now owns a share in what will become the Globe Theatre, where some of his most memorable plays will first be staged, including ‘Julius Caesar,’ ‘Macbeth,’ ‘Othello,’ ‘King Lear,’ and ‘Hamlet.’   1804 […]

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoSC “YAWN”

  Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “yawn” Have fun!     Shaggy drives me crazy when he wakes me up only to yawn and go back to sleep.  M Join us for the fun and sharing good media stories   For more on the Stream of Consciousness Saturday, visit Linda Hill’s blog. Here’s the link: https://lindaghill.com/2019/01/18/the-friday-reminder-for-socs-jusjojan-2019-daily-prompt-jan-19th/ […]

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