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Tonight’s post in on my new site — Please visit us there to pick up the links to visit Mr. Martin’s blog where you will find some wonderful advice on writing in general.


Today's post is on our sister site. Please visit us there for the full scoop. Thanks bunches.

Today’s post is on our sister site. Please visit us there for the full scoop. Thanks bunches.

I was happy to have stumbled onto his blog sometime ago and I hope you will be too. AD Martin is one of our neighbors.

The Orples Go To The Parade

I just knew the minute the orples saw Colline’s blog and that parade she went to, they would want to go to Canada to play. Let’s go see what’s happening in Colline’s neck of the woods.

The orples join the parade in Canada to celebrate the upcoming holidays.

The orples join the parade in Canada to celebrate the upcoming holidays.

Afterwards, we’ll go check out the neighborhood to see what the rest of the gang is up to. If you want to join our neighborhood, let me know via comment. I’ll add your name to my list. If you are unsure as to what we’re talking about, feel free to read through past posts to find out what’s going on with the orples and our fellow bloggers. 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge . Down


This is a page from my book “How Orples Came To Be“. In this scene, Jack and Mr. Zimp have just discussed creating more orples with the intent of experimenting on them.

Mrs. Mouse is hurrying home, so she can eavesdrop on Jack and his Dad as they discuss their plans. The humans are using the stairs to go ‘down’ to the basement.

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Rubber Ducky? Or not.

When I was in Staunton last weekend, these charming little characters were flaunting their personalities through a closed shop window. Thank God, or I may have spent a lot of money on a whim. At least now, if I go back, I’ll have had more time to choose the ones I really ‘can’t’ live without. These guys give the little yellow rubber duck a run for his money.

The reflections from across the street make these a little hard to see, but here’s the overview of the lot of them.

Here’s a closer look at what’s in the barrel. That one of Obama will probably become a collector’s item one day. Probably, infamously, I might add.

This provides a better peek at the selection on the ledge. If I had money, oh how I could waste it on fun stuff like this. I wonder if they sell bubble bath in this little shop too?

If you, too, would care to spread the word, please do so from the orginial source. This is a message worth spreading. Together, we might be able to make a difference. 🙂 Thanks.

The Photographic Journey of bulldog.

Please consider re blogging this post to make the world aware of an injustice to animals for having a horn…………..

An injustice taking place in Southern Africa at the moment, is the unprecedented slaughter of the Rhinoceros. Why, so that someone can say he has a rhino horn medicine that can cure him of his ailments.. The truth being that he may as well crush his own finger nails, as that is what the horn consists of..

These poor animals, killed, their horn removed and they left to waste where they were shot. A case has just been heard in the courts of so called justice, where the accused found guilty, he had to be guilty, his fine a mere R200 000 or $25 000, where the law allows for a R10 000 000 fine and 10 years in jail.

This is not a deterrent to the poachers, they are…

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Proud Mom, here! Check this out !!

You guys need to check out my son and his fiancee’s web business! Those two make me so proud! The young man speaking on the video is my youngest child, Brice. And YES! I am extremely proud of them both. The young lady in the photo (follow link)  is my soon to be daughter-in-law … they are set to tie the knot in July. Anyway, I just had to share this. You know how us proud Mom’s love to brag!

QTOFFICE  is an inventory management service for Mary Kaye Cosmetic’s salespersons. The kids started this business about 7 years ago and have been working side jobs while designing the platform behind their business and waiting for it to take off … it’s called burning the candle at both ends, I think.  It appears, they’re really picking up speed … hopefully, one day soon, this will be the only business they will have to focus on. I suspect, though, they’ll continue to branch out. Brice and Jamie are both bubbling over with ambition. That is the first ingredient in any successful venture.

By the way, I wanted to mention the fact that this has been an extremely busy week and I will be away this upcoming weekend, so if I’ve not visited your blog as often as usual, please forgive me, for the time being. I hope to circle back on each of you.  I do enjoy your contributions, as I hope you do mine, to the blogging environment.  Blessings to all! 🙂  Marcy

A tribute to my mother for Mother’s Day

This is a little late getting posted today as I’ve been trying to catch up on my blogging. However, my mother has been on my mind all day for obvious reasons, so to put my mind at ease, I would like to pay tribute to her. I was so honored and very lucky to call this woman “Mom”. May she RIP and know where ever she is that she is as much loved today as she was when I was so blessed to have her here in this life to converse with and to confide in.

My mother in 1976 at my brother’s wedding.

To all mother’s everywhere in celebration of ‘our’ day, I wish to you a very Happy Mother’s Day.

RIP Commonsense

This is from an e-mail I got. I have no idea who wrote it originally, but they did a bang up job … this is sad, but true, too often today.

An Obituary printed in the London Times…..Absolutely Brilliant!!!

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense , who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
– Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
– Why the early bird gets the worm;
– Life isn’t always fair;
– and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.
It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason
He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I’m A Victim

Condolences to Goober Pyle, may he RIP

Normally I don’t keep up with celebrities, but every now and then, an Icon passes worthy of remembrance. Anyone that grew up in America in the 1960’s, no doubt remembers Goober. Sadly, it is time to bid him farewell.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Lindsey, who spent nearly 30 years as the grinning Goober on “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Hee Haw,” has died. He was 83.

A press release from Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home in Nashville said Lindsay died early Sunday morning after a brief illness. Funeral arrangements were still being made.

Lindsey was the beanie-wearing Goober on “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1964 to 1968 and its successor, “Mayberry RFD,” from 1968 to 1971. He played the same jovial character — a service station attendant — on “Hee Haw” from 1971 until it went out of production in 1993.

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