Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Sunday Morning at 8am I'm cooking 3- 20 Pound Turkeys and making gravy and the Chrch Members will be bringing the fixings and deserts for a nice dinner at 3PM. The left-over turkey will be frozen and I will use it to make Soup for the Christmas "Hanging of the Greens"!
On Thanksgiving Day I am cooking a Ham here and we are going to share Thanksgiving with the residents here that are going to be alone and we will pick up the Turkey Dinners at the 7th Day Adventist Church who have donated the meal!!
26 years ago Today I lost my Father, He was born in 1908 and passed away at age 74. He was a good man, worked for the same company for 44 years, I cannot remember him ever being sick or missing a day of work, Dad worked as an Operator at a Hydro-Electric Plant on the Black River, Dad worked shift work, 7-3, 3-11 & 11-7 and it was not uncommon for him to take one of us boys with him to work. He married a young lady who was a neighbor.
He built our house in the country, the foundation for our house came from stone from the lot, the well was hand dug, cut the logs that framed in our 2 story log house with a garage and out-house with the help of neighbors and bartered work with others. He put in a big "Kalamazoo" wood and coal stove and cut his own fire wood and trucked his own coal in the trunk of the car. The house was finished after the birth of the the 3rd child and along came 5 more for 8 of us!
Life was good, we all survived.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I tuned up the old Guitar and at 6;00PM tonight we had a "Christan Country Chatter" at the Chatterbox Diner. We had coffee and sweet snacks of all kinds, we had the Ministers from the Church of the Nazarene, The Episcopal Church and the Baptist Minister ..a former *(USMC) (SEMPER-FI) and our UCC People and the 7th Day Adventist Church and the Methodist Church people in attendence We belted out some good uns tonight. Singing "Because he Lives" from the Gaithers to Hank Williams --"I saw the Light" and a mixture of Hymns, gospel, I did my best to blend it except they stuck my up front!!!! We had em clapping, singing, laughing, praying and enjoyng an otherwise dark damp rainy night, we overfilled the diner and glad they didn't check the occupancy load as we had 87 people packed into the little diner. It was a nice evening!!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
This Veterans day, which In November of 1919 President Woodrow Wilson officially proclaimed Armistice Day, started as a celebration of the peace that followed the conflict of World War 1. In the following years, it became Veterans’ Day, a day to honor those who have served and now serve in uniform, as well as those who died in service to their country.
In 1954, Armistice Day became Veterans Day to honor all men and women who served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, during peacetime and war. Veterans Day honors living veterans for their sacrifice and service in protecting the freedoms and principles on which this country was founded. This year and every year it is important for all of us to remember and honor all past and current veterans by showing our support for them.
Veterans Day is about those men and women who have served in the Armed Forces, It's about their sacrifices, heroism, and unselfish dedication to their country, families and to you and I. It is about their willingness to lay down their lives for the ideals on which this country was founded. It's about the lines of white crosses and rows of simple bronze markers in cemeteries scattered throughout our country and also here in Carthage and the surrounding areas, marking the graves of brave men and women. It is about the graves on foreign shores where so many died in the name of freedom, but were never able to come home. For them "Our Freedom" was not free.
But how do you thank a Veteran ? When you ask young men and women and their families to endure great hardships, drastically change their lifestyles and possibly give their lives for you and me the words “thank you,” seem insufficient. The true appreciation to Veterans is expressed through deeds and words. Veterans day, is an opportunity to thank those who made the choice to serve their country. For some, it meant WWI , WWII, or conflicts or peacekeeping missions, or the cold war. Others found themselves in the jungles of Vietnam or in Korea , Panama , and other conflicts and of course we can’t forget that today, for many of our own local Fort Drum 10th Mountain Division men and women it means multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan or where ever they are called upon to go.
So on Veterans Day, to honor that debt we owe, I would ask you to take time to honor service members, past and present, attend a Veterans Day service in your hometown, say a prayer for those in harms way, fly your flag, walk up to that man or woman in Uniform and say "Thank You" . For all veterans, thank you for your service and your sacrifice.
Gary B. Wood
Carthage American Legion/Public Relations Officer
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Waiting for this Election to get over, I'm not much of a TV watcher!!! I went thru some old discs and floppy discs and did find the pictures of my "Old Traveling Rigs", The first one was a hump back, at night you had to unflold the bed and fold it back up in the morning, I rewired it and had to do some major plumbing but we left New York in October of 1988 with a fresh foot of wet packy snow and headed south, the Old Ford with the 5 speed tranny had a small Oil Leak in the Rear Main Bearing, but did get about 500 miles per quart of Oil. We went thru the Virginia, Carolinas, over into Georgia then down back roads and finally ended up in Florida at a Trailer Park on the Peace River just up from Punta Gorda. Fishing was great, people nice, our neighbor GAVE us a nice Boat and Motor to use when ever we wanted, I did some Crabbing and lots of fishing, we ate "High on the Hog" for quite a white!!!!! We bartered and traded the Camper in on a bigger one that had a BedRoom and shower which we loved and it had an Orange Tree and Grapefruit Tree which was nice. Come summer it got TOO HOT and we moved on!
We left Florida and came back to New York and stayed at my "Camp Adirondack" for awhile. It had a big ole "Generator" for lights, coffee, and always had a woodfire all day long, Inside I had a Ben Franklin "Wood-stove which kept it toasty. We went there a lot.
We packed the Tent and went to Myrtle Beach, SC for a while, I lived there for 2 years and revisited some old friends BUT we came back to New York cuz it was TOO HOT!!
We bought a "POP-UP which we traveled with and hated it, Traded it in on a nice one we took to Lake Bonaparte. Traded this one in for a bigger one to have more room.
We went to Florida and had a Nice 5th Wheele set up on Lake Okeechobee, NICE, I fished every day, relaxed and it was a nice fall, winter and spring BUT it got TOO HOT, soooo we came back to New York!!
We went Back to Lake Bonaparte and I jacked up the Trailer, built a deck and wooden awning an we just stayed there for summers and closed it up in the fall. We were there for about 20 years and finally gave that up as things changed my health got worse.
Right now we are pretty settled down in the "Old Folks Home" still involved in church and the Legion and we kind of like our sedentary lifestyle.
He gives you the people you NEED.
To help you, to love you and to make
you into the person you were meant to be.
Monday, November 3, 2008
I know your feeling of frustration in trying to get some things on line, I did another set of infos for you, You have to get on line with windows, then you have to get on line again so you have 2 online sites open so you can go back and forth to your blog and the site you want to get an item from. Its simply copy and paste, *WELL, IT WASN'T THAT SIMPLE FOR ME!!! My first entry disappeared, my next one the computer lost it and then I got a simple post up and running and then just kept at it, There is not a lot to do here at the "Old Folks Home" at night and I am not a TV watcher so I sit here and plug along and My Honey sits a few feet away doing cross stitch.
You wanted to know why I Blog, its simple, I miss traveling like we used to do!!!! I get to read about different people I would not normally meet, I get to see places where people have been and I will probably never go to, when I visit Blogs I click on the people who commented, go visit there site and sometimes get back nice replys and info on them. So far I have been to ALL OVER THE COUNTRYin my ARM CHAIR TRIPS.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
TO Fast Freddy;
I got your email, I got mine up and running from trial and error and redoing it, here is the info you wanted, hope you can understand it cuz I barely do!!!!
Click on the above slideshow and it will give you some of the info you asked for.
The sites for http:// just type into your browser bar and it will take you to their site, you have to open your browser in 2 windows to go back and forth from the Picasa page or the HTML Code pages to copy and paste into your blog. You also have to have 2 windows open to put other things in your blog,
On the PICASA Page on the right side it will say ***Link to this Album and you click there, then underneath it will say**Embed Slideshow, go to your left and click on the yellow box and it will turn blue, right click on it and hit COPY, then come back and paste it in your blog after you click Edit Html. after you embed the slide show go back to icasa and click DONE button. Hit Publish post. To tweak your blog go to the top on Edit Posts and click on it and then go to the edit box on that post.
When you enter HTML Code first click on the top Edit Html, copy and paste in the code, then you have to go back up and click on Compose button to go back to text to type in what you want.
I am not an expert on this, but here at the "Old Folks Home" ya have a lot of free time at night to practice and practice on it, if ya don't like what ya get just delete it and start again, thats what I did more times than I care to remember!!!!!
Hopes this helps ya.