#SoCS Prompt “nuts”

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “nuts.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun! This is an easy prompt because I’ve been called nuts many times in my life and I love nuts. Let’s start with why someone would call me nuts. I was and still am a tomboy and would do any dare or anything to keep up with the boys when I was younger. We played football, had a bike ramp, used the city culverts as bike ramps and I can’t forget the nutty games we played in the pool. I don’t feel the need to compete with boys/men today but still am a tomboy. Noone is going to limit what I can do or learn. Growing up my grandparents had these 100 year old pecan trees and finding plenty of nuts was never a problem. When I was little gramps and I would collect off the nuts off the ground and sit in lawn chairs cracking, eating and feeding some to the squirells. Gramps reached a point where the squirells would come right up and take a nut out of his hand. I was able to do it one time but as cute as squirells are they carry rabies and I don’t want to find out. I could talk about nuts all day because of gramps, he never went a day without eating pecans, usually grow in the back yard. Have a great […]

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#SoCS Prompt “dress”

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “dress.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun! I’ve read several posts this morning talking about a favorite dress, I have one too. My granny made this black velvet dress with red lace trim for me when I was around 7-8 years old. Oddly enough, I still have the dress, it’s in perfect condition which hard to believe since I was such a tomboy. I also have a purple dress that was my granny’s that I played dress up with as a little girl. I’m not a hoarder by any means……but it’s hard to part with items attached with memories from my grandparents. I have her thimbles, pin cushion, even some sewing needles. I cherish their wedding rings, my gramps wore his on the key ring because he was a mechanic and couldn’t wear jewelry. Maybe I need to address where my head is at this morning since I’m rambling on. Thinking about a dress brought so many memories flooding in, I could write all day about them, but I won’t. Have a great weekend. Thanks for reading, I appreciate you and your awesome comments. Melinda Here are the rules: 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 […]

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Today In History

1857 Sheffield is a goliath of steel manufacturing in South Yorkshire, England, and now claims the world’s first football team, as Nathaniel Creswick and William Prest meet to form the Sheffield Football Club. The sport will kick around Britain awhile before scoring worldwide popularity. 1945 The United Nations charter, written earlier in the year at a conference in San Francisco, takes effect. The first meetings of the General Assembly and Security Council will take place the following January in London. The New York headquarters will be completed in 1952. 1962 His studio cuts can be mind-blowing, but James Brown and his fans know there’s nothing like seeing the R&B dynamo live, fronting his Famous Flames. When a recording of tonight’s session at the Apollo Theater in Harlem is released as an album, it will rocket up the charts. 2018 A lucky South Carolina resident takes the top Mega Millions prize of $1.537 billion (or a lump sum payout of $877.8 million), the largest lottery prizeever won by an individual. As South Carolina is one of only six states whose laws permit jackpot winners to accept the prize anonymously, the winner’s identity remains a mystery.

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Today in History

    1931 Brooklyn native Al Capone is brought to justice after a violent criminal career, but it’s not a rival’s bullets or a murder conviction that finally does him in. The 32-year-old known as ‘Scarface’ is convicted on tax evasion charges and sentenced to a prison term of 11 years. 1943 After 600 prisoners attempt a daring escape from […]

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Today in History

  1845 Seven professors will teach 50 midshipmen in Annapolis, Maryland, as the Naval School, later known as the United States Naval Academy, begins its first term. Commodore Matthew Perry has helped plan the five-year curriculum, with the first and last year taught on land, and the middle three at sea. 1911 The building of railways by foreign powers in China stokes nationalistic […]

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Today in History

52 BCE The Gallic Wars have raged for eight years, with Julius Caesar leading much of the Roman Republic’s charge against the tribes of Gaul in Western Europe. An inability to band together against their common enemy dooms the Gallic tribes, and the struggle ends at the Battle of Alesia. 1895 Stephen Crane’s novel ‘The Red Badge of Courage‘ is released in book form for the […]

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Citrus Salt Scrub

Willow and Sage by Stampington By Sarah Hauser You will need: YIELDS 12 oz. 1 cup fine sea salt 1/2 cup grapeseed oil Bowl 15-20 drops citrus essential oils Jar To Make: Mix together the sea salt and the grapeseed oil in a bowl or jar. Add essential oils, and mix well. Transfer to a jar for storing or gifting. […]

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#WATWB ‘Defeated’ Mom Gets Support From United Airlines Crew And Passengers During Child Meltdown

‘Defeated’ Mom Gets Support From United Airlines Crew And Passengers During Child Meltdown August 28, 2019 A mother is praising a United Airlines crew and the passengers who supported her while her four-year-old son with autism was having a meltdown on their flight home from a family vacation. Credit: Lori Gabriel This is what Lori Gabriel wrote on Facebook. “So my little flyer (he’s autistic but normally loves to fly) didn’t have such a good flight home. Trying to get him to stay seated was impossible he wanted to sit on the floor in the hall and in first class. Huge thank you to united airlines they accommodated his needs, made sure we were all ok, worked around where he choose to sit. To the lady that wrote me this note in seat 7D thank you, you may not know how much that means to us when we feel defeated. Thank you for helping and being kind just so happens she also works for United. To the man in first class seat 6C you rock thanks for playing with Braysen and not minding him kicking your seat or messing with you! He loved your high fives! Hopefully they will see this you never know with social media how fast word can spread but y’all made our flight less stressful being so understanding! Shout out to the flight attendants Joseph Nation, Heather Bursid, and Rhonda they couldn’t have done a better job. […]

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Today in History

1786 Protesting high taxes and political corruption, American farmers begin a military standoff that closes the federal court in Springfield. Shays’ Rebellionwill eventually be defeated by a private militia, but it will sufficiently rattle national leaders to call for a stronger national government to suppress future uprisings. 1831 English chemist and autodidact Michael Faraday publically demonstrates his discovery of electromagnetism, or as he calls […]

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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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