Saturday, July 20, 2024



 One of the most well-known patriotic songs in the USA was first actually written as a poem called, “Pikes Peak.” 

It was set to music and published as “America” for the Fourth of July 1895 edition of The Congregationalist. The poem continued to evolve for the next 16 years, and the version we know today was written in 1911. 

Oh, beautiful for spacious skies, 

For amber waves of grain, 

For purple mountain majesties

Above the fruited plain!

America! America! 

God shed his grace on thee, 

And crown thy good with brotherhood 

From sea to shining sea.

Oh, beautiful for pilgrim feet,

Whose stern, impassioned stress

A thoroughfare for freedom beat

Across the wilderness! 

America! America!

God mend thine every flaw,

Confirm thy soul in self-control, 

Thy liberty in law.

Oh, beautiful for heroes proved

In liberating strife, 

Who more than self their country loved, 

And mercy more than life!

America! America!

May God they gold refine,

Till all success be nobleness, 

And every gain divine.

Oh, beautiful for patriot dream

That sees beyond the years

Thine alabaster cities gleam, 

Undimmed by human tears!

America! America!

God shed his grace on thee, 

And crown thy good with brotherhood

From sea to shining sea. 

pikes peak



Saturday, July 13, 2024

More trees please πŸ™

 More trees please  

   More trees please  πŸ™

 >Too many trees are bad for u. 

=But the sun is scorching the blacktop and it’s actually melting in spots. 

>And that’s my problem how? 

=People are suffering in this heat! 

>That’s why air-conditioning was invented. 

=It’s not even August yet, the hottest month of the year! 

>Try throwing shade, maybe that will help. 

=Wait a sec, who is this….? 



Saturday, July 6, 2024




Why do some compasses work and others don’t? 

If it’s not a matter of expense? What could it be?   πŸ€”  



Saturday, June 29, 2024

Where are they…?!?

 $1M Powerball/Mega Millions winners


  • 2-25: Plano
  • 7-19: Forney
  • 10-04: Forney / Lake Worth
  • 10-07: Mansfield

Mega Millions

  • 3-24: Dallas
  • 7-25: Anna
  • 9-26: The Colony

Other Texas Lottery jackpot winners

  • 4-22: Colleyville -- 5200 Colleyville Blvd. (Lottery Now) $95 million Lotto Texas jackpot 
  • 5-17: Mansfield -- 2881 Highway 157 N. (One World Grocery) $7.5 million Lotto Texas jackpot
  • 6-17: Weatherford -- 102 E. I-20 (Tiger Mart) $8 million Lotto Texas jackpot
  • 8-17: Dallas -- 7650 Campbell Road (7-Eleven) $17 million Lotto Texas jackpot
  • 8-30: Pearland -- 11003 Shadow Creek Parkway (Kroger) $6.25 million Lottto Texas jackpot
  • 10-12: Garland -- 509 W. Avenue D (Old Town Store) $1.125 million Texas Two Step jackpot 


Saturday, June 22, 2024

More Trees Please

 A note about trees…

During the heated days of summer, a request, More Trees Please!

When I go into stores for supplies and/or goodies, my car bakes in the wonderful sun, and it’s a double-edged sword. 

    The city decided in its infinite wisdom to plant lots and lots and LOTS of trees, and it’s awesome πŸŒ³ 

   Yes, the birds in the trees are pleasant and keep the parking areas clean, good design plans for that. 

    The trees get fed our CO2 carbon dioxide and, in exchange, work tirelessly to scrub the air day and night. This keeps the air clean and the sky clear, which lets even more sun thru! This is an easy fix, more trees! More shade, more clean air, it’s a win-win Win :-) 

    As a side note, get-away cars can hide from helicopters which was amusing to see once because the helicopter lost the getaway car in the mini manicured forests  πŸŒ³ πŸŒ³ πŸŒ³ πŸŒ³ 

   When the getaway car emerged from the trees, the air was so clean and clear, they could see the car license plate details with their eyes!  



   More trees please   πŸ™   





Saturday, June 15, 2024

It’s that time of year :-/

To be honest, in junior high school (yes, it was called junior high back then) I collected signatures to end clubbing of baby seals in Canada for their beautiful white fur. 

More recently, I collected signatures electronically to end the Yulin dog and cat meat "festival" in China. 

To this day, they are apparently still clubbing baby seals for their fur in Canada, and they’ve added some sort of strawberries to the dog-meat in China. 

Maybe signatures can help with rescues; 

-‘Please ask China to ban this cruel "festival" and put an end to the dog and cat meat trade for good!   



Saturday, June 8, 2024

At the mercy of…


  The Weather..! 

I love a good cozy rainstorm, thunder, lightning, the works, even sleet/hail can be fun, 

but not for driving! 

I dream of constructing a classic snowman, carrot for the nose, πŸ₯•, pieces of coal for the eyes, a pipe and a scarf, 

but not for driving! 

Sunbathing by the pool, on a beach, on a roof during a heatwave is luscious, 

but not for driving! 

Wind is okay, just okay. 

A Perfect Day? 

Spring, cool, no sweat, a warm sunny day, or real light overcast with no rain, every driver on the road is courteous, aware of their surroundings, no one is late to anywhere, everyone is well-fed and happy. 

I’ve had a few of these days and hope to again!  

Drive Safe. Thanku.   πŸš—


Friday, May 31, 2024



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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Saturday, May 25, 2024

A Roadrunner!

 Can u see him? 

Lower right side on the grass by the water’s edge. 

Here he is, caught in mid-flight/walk; 

And here he is in his element, on the road taking off, they really are fast!  

They run so level that you’d swear they were standing still, but the minute u try to adjust the lens on the camera, he had just ran several yards!