Saturday, November 19, 2011

Bruins make it 8 wins in a row!

NHL - FINAL - BOS 6 NYI 0 - BOS: C Kelly 2 goals, BOS: T Thomas 23 saves.

1964 Mustang

What car was popular when you were born? This was 1964's:

*Check out the commercial and the price of $2368 then.

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*Saw this one on eBay today for $10450.

*The Mustang was introduced at the World’s Fair in New York on April 17, 1964.

*It was awarded the Tiffany Award for Excellence in American Design, an honor Tiffany & Co. had never bestowed on any other car.

*A convertible model was chosen as the Official Pace Car for the 1964 Indianapolis 500.

"New Traditions" during the holiday season

Here's a GREAT idea this Holiday Season...let's start a New tradition and start cleaning up this economy. Support Local businesses...

Christmas 2011 -- Birth of a New Tradition -when are we going to take back control of our lives?

As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods /merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is!

It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper? Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber? A manicure or pedicure?

Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.

Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plunking down the Benjamins on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.

And of course there's the animal lover that can always use a gift card from the local pet store for food, supplies and even grooming in some stores.

There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.

How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?

Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.

My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.

OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.

Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre.

Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.

Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of lights, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, the person who sells you stamps or mails your packages, the trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about US, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn't imagine. THIS is the new American Christmas tradition.

REPOST and then......do more....... Forward this to everyone on your mailing list -- post it to discussion groups -- throw up a post on Craigslist in the Rants and Raves section in your city -- send it to the editor of your local paper and radio stations, and TV news departments. This is a revolution of caring about each other, and isn't that what Christmas is about?

Know the facts before donating YOUR money!

I had a friend post this on another site recently and felt it should be shared. Everyone is trying to get your hard earned CASH these days, so know the facts before you make your decision:

‎* As you open your pockets for the next natural disaster, please keep these facts in mind:

* The American Red Cross President and CEO Marsha J. Evans salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses

* The United Way President Brian Gallagher receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.

* UNICEF CEO Caryl M. Stern receives$1,200,000 per year (100k per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE . Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause.

THE OTHER SIDE

* The Salvation Army's Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization. 96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.

* The American Legion National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

* The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

* The Disabled American Veterans National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

* The Military Order of Purple Hearts National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

* The Vietnam Veterans Association National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

No further comment is necessary. Please share this with everyone you can.

Estate Sale

Decided to visit the Estate Sale this morning at 20 Shepard Ave to see what I may find. There wasn't too many things left in the home it was pretty well picked over. This surprised me only because they only had it open for two hours on Friday evening, and I was there ten minutes after they opened this morning. There were some 1/2 price clothing, a couple of twin beds that must have sold yesterday as they were marked NFS or not for sale. Items in the basement were 1/2 price but not much from which to choose. I did find a pair of field glasses that were marked $5.00 and were in the basement so $2.50(nice). We do a lot of hiking and walking and will be perfect for our purposes. Never know what you are going to find at an Estate sale until you visit them all.

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November 19th in New England?

So, I know I said just yesterday how winter in New England can be so hard and unforgiving.  Well, October this year treated us like winter, and November more like fall.  Today I have the unraken leaves and 60 degrees staring me in the face!  Do I rake, take a walk, or attack the estate sale around the corner?  The options are endless when the weather is nice.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sunset

When sunshine's bright warm hand shakes the cold dark hands of the moon and the stars.

My Birthday, November 20th and those I share it with!


Once again another birthday is passing and I often wondered who I share it with. Well with the help of the internet I have found some great names!

1977 – Josh Turner, American country music singer

1965 – Mike D, American musician (Beastie Boys)

1956 – Bo Derek, American actress

1947 – Joe Walsh, American musician (Eagles, James Gang)

1925 – Robert F. Kennedy, American politician (d. 1968)

What do you think?

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Today in history:

1962 - Big girls don't cry, #1 on the charts..... 

Cardboard and hand written charts.

Winter in New England

Living in New England has many adventures when it comes to it's weather.  Winter has the most weight placed on it due to it's many unique qualities.  There is the freezing rain which loves to test the stresses of human nature, tree's and electricity, commonly called "Ice Storms" up here.  It weigh's down branches to the point they cannot handle the stress and snap off causing them to land in roads and on power lines.  Then the power lines stress by arcing and shorting out and causing major power outages.  Then there is the human factor that try's the patience of those in it's path.  Power companies that are slow to respond, darkness, cold and the hum of generator's as people try to coexist with natures wrath.  Snow on the other hand uses it's white gloved hand to wipe away pollutants in the air and cover the fall leaves that we didn't get to before it graces us with her presence.  Be graceful winter and come in soft and leave with a whisper.  Thank you, New England!