Saturday, December 31, 2011

Saturday Centus #87 ~ Questions

This is the final Saturday Centus for 2011. Our beloved Jenny has given us 100 words in addition to this prompt:
Resolution! Schmezolution!
How appropriate too.

and now my contribution........
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2012.

I stand at the precipice of uncertainty.

Resolution! Schmezolution!

No time for empty promises.

The population is bursting at the seams….can this world no longer support us?

Precious water dwindling?

Solar flares wiping out the grid?

No electricity?

No banking? No money?

No gas? No transportation? No food trucked in?

Communications disabled? No warnings? No help?

Is this the natural course for humanity?

Is this the end of one cycle and the beginning of another?

No man shall know but GOD.

I will embrace life the way GOD intended.

Through his guidance; by faith, with love, laughter, prayer, praise and preparedness.

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Please drop by Jenny Matlock's blog (off on my tangent) for the final Saturday Centus of 2011. Take a few minutes to enjoy what others have to say, how they think or feel, or what they have created with their awesome minds using this final prompt. You can get there by clicking on this link: http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2011/12/saturday-centus-resolution.html


Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog this year. Thanks for being a friend, and for letting me share in your world. I wish you good Health, a Warm Bed, a Roof over your head, Food on your table, Money to pay your bills, Joy and Happiness.
With Love, ~Ames 


Friday, December 30, 2011

My Take~ The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo


I went with my neighbor last night  to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I had seen the previews and it sucked me right in. I waited for it to come to my small town. 

Two men who had already seen it warned me in advance. But I still had to go.

Written by Steig Larsson, the original title was Män som hatar kvinnor – "Men Who Hate Women."  After his death he left three unpublished books.  This story is the first in his works known as the Millennium  series. The movie starring Daniel Craig, the hunky James Bond in Cassino Royale and Quatum of Solace, and Rooney Mara who starred in A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Social Network, both of which I have never seen.

I applaud Mara's acting. I don't think anyone else could have played the part of Lisbeth better than her. And that's what made the movie so real for me.

It was dark.

It kept me guessing.

It was raw.

There was  violence and abuse.....towards women.

Revenge.

It revealed the ugly side of life.

"... lurking within the fabric of Europe"

Horrors of the dark and the dammned.

Investigate the dead, you reveal the death

...and the atroscities

If you can endure viewing such ugliness to understand the story then I urge you to go and watch it.

 I was on the edge of my seat.

I was mortified.

I couldn't stop watching.

I couldn't stop thinking about how vulnerable we are.

Xenophobia

I had to go look it up .

Xenophobia: "An unreasonable fear of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange".

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was different.

She was strange.

But she was just as vulnerable as you or I.

Go see it.

I wonder if I would have understood the authors version in my mind any better than watching the directors interpretation of the authors work.

I think not.

I couldn't fathom such atrocities.

~Ames

The Last Thrifty Things Friday of 2011

It all started with this one little luncheon plate. I paid .59 cents for it at GW. I planned on using it to set out cookies  for Santa and I eventually went back to GW  for the other 5 plates.
Then on my third trip to GW the remainder of the set was still there. So I decided to buy the remaining pieces and I decorated my hutch this Christmas for my grandaughter. I hope to find a rocking horse and a goose toy to add to the hutch for next year.  



This pattern is called O Christmas Tree. It was originally sold in K Mart in the early 1980's

I am joining Diann over at Thrifty Things Friday. Stop by her blog and see what others have posted. You can get there by clicking on this link:  http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com/2011/12/thrifty-things-friday-39.html  

Hope your Christmas was the best! Happy New Year too!~Ames

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Alphabe~Thursday 2011 Christmas Post

     This is a repost from last year. My husband is going in the hospital tomorrow and I won't have time to write something new.  Don't worry, he will be better after his surgery. ~Ames                                                    


                                The Christmas Piglet

When I was a little girl my father went hunting every hunting season. I even walked behind him not knowing that he was tracking a deer. And if you can get beyond the fact that doing so is considered a very unsafe decision on a parent’s part, please keep in mind that song that Bucky Covington sings “A Different World” because I grew up in a different world from kids today.

One Christmas my father came home from the hunting lease with a burlap sack tied with a red ribbon. There was something wiggling inside that sack! My older sister always wanted a pet Raccoon and thought perhaps my father brought one home for her for Christmas! After she asked him if it was a Raccoon, my father told her that Raccoons don’t make good pets because he had one as a child and it turned mean on him. So we wondered what was wiggling inside the burlap bag. Then we heard this thing squeal as my father placed the burlap sack on the cold shiny asbestos tile floor. When it wiggled its way out of the sack it shot down the hall, slippin’ and a slidin’ trying for all its might to get a foothold, to get away from four squealing little girls.

There it was. A squealing spotted piglet being chased by four little squealing girls. It finally managed to out maneuver us and hightailed for the dark space under mine and my little sister’s bed. All one could see were four little butts sticking out from under a bed. What fun! What excitement! What a wonderful Christmas present.

After we caught this little piglet, and it was so very little, and each sister had an opportunity to hold it and pet it, our father told us how he found it. Apparently its mother had been killed, which was illegal to do so, and her untimely death left behind several little piglets. Each of my father’s hunting partners caught a piglet and each took a baby piglet home to bottle feed until it was old enough to survive on its own. Or at least that’s the version my father chose to tell us.

We bottle fed that little piglet until it was too big for its temporary home inside one of our rabbit pens. After Christmas, our father then gave our little piglet to a family that lived out in the woods. He said it was a better place for the piglet to grow up and we never saw that piglet again. I can only hope it didn’t end up on my plate at some point down the road.

Many years have come and gone since that Christmas, but I will always remember that little Christmas piglet.

Please take a few minutes to drop by Jenny Matlock's Christmas Alphabe~Thursday. You can get there by clicking on this link: http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/search/label/Alphabe-Thursday

Have a joyful holiday and a Merry Christmas!
~Ames



Counting My Blessings

It’s here, it’s here!

The end of the year!

Times are hard. Most people can only concentrate on the worse things that happen to them and give very little, if any, recognition to the good things that happen in their lives. 
I challenge you to sit down pen in hand, write down the hard times you may have had this year and write down the good things that have happened to you this year.
Think about it.

I'll start for you......

My daughter lost her job just before going out on maternity leave. We've tried to help out as much as we can.

 
Good news is that she was eligible for unemployment and the new job she found 9 months later works around her husband’s work schedule and their children’s school schedules. And when it doesn’t there’s always grandma. That’s me! And I have a beautiful new grandaughter!

The value of my house dropped by $100,000 this year.

Good news is that the annual tax I pay on my home dropped by $1,000!

Our number two grandson was rushed to the hospital after the ATV (he was not allowed to be on) hit a tree and ejected him. He wasn’t wearing a helmet either.

Good news is he didn’t have a concussion and only needed stiches in his bottom lip and a root canal to save his front tooth. He learned a dangerous and painfully expensive lesson. He also learned just how much his family loves him.

Our oldest grandson plays Varsity football and pulled a hamstring.

Good news is they won 5 games and lost 1 game and he didn’t get hurt any worse than a pulled hamstring.

Our oldest grandson also plays the violin. My daughter had to stop his private lessons when she lost her job.

Good news is that the instructor felt our grandson was extremely talented and offered to instruct him at no charge. Our grandson ranked a Superior at Solo and Ensemble. We are thankful he didn’t hurt his hand, arm or elbow playing football.

December 3rd marked my 26th year of marriage to my best friend and husband who was diagnosed with Cancer in the year 2000. I am blessed that he is still here with me.

My fur child (dog) “Baby” has only had one seizure this entire year. She is so dear to me and I am blessed to have her.

I sleep in a warm bed at night.
 
 
I’m not hungry.
 
 
I can pay my bills.

I can go on and on and on….

So, is your glass half empty?
Or half full?



Can you count your blessings?


~Ames




Saturday, December 17, 2011

Saturday Centus #85~Jenny's Catering

In the Kingdom of Oddities this would be considered normal. This week Jenny Matlock has selected this unusual picture to use as a prompt. No other pictures are allowed and only 50 little words may be used tell a story.

now on to my contribution.....
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She had the idea to earn some big money,

But her creations turned out repulsive and funny.

Noses would wrinkle, soon laughter would ensue,

In the garbage they went, what else could she do?

She watched with amazement, mice singing with glee,

Laughing and dancing around her meat Christmas tree.


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Please stop by Jenny Matlock's blog (off on my tangent) and enjoy some other offerrings regarding this picture. Tell her I sent ya!


~Ames

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thrifty Things Friday #34

I'm done with my Christmas shopping and wanted to share a few thrifty things I found and couldn't resist picking up.
 I found a shoe box full of old ornaments at GW for $2.99. I was just in an antique mall the other day and they wanted $3.00 each for the same old ornaments so I feel I came out ahead. If you can tell by enlarging  the picture, there's a tree topper, a few feather tree ornaments, and some old Shiny brites. I love old ornaments! And the dough /trough bowl was $1.00. It is heavy and  I think someone painted it, but I still like it. I have been looking for one to fill with all kinds of ornies. 
 This little angel caught my eye. She was  .69 cents. She's pink and the bell is etched with "Every time a bell rings, a faithful angel gets her wings." I picked her up for my new grandaughter.
This little elf was .10 cents and the little green Fire King vase was $1.00. I already have a collection of green Fire King but I couldn't pass on it.

 This little plate was originally sold by KMart and it was only .59 cents. I am going to use it for cookies to Santa(I went back and bought the remaining five plates. I found out the pattern is O ChristmasTree, ironstone, and made in the 80's)
I also found these brand new kitchen towels 5/$1.99 and the little package of brand new sizzors were .69 cents. 

I like shopping the thrift stores now and then. You never know what treasures you'll find.

I am linking up to Diann's Thrifty Things Friday


Do yourself a tremendous favor and go visit Diann's blog.

You'll be inspired. http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com/2011/12/thrifty-things-friday-37.html


Thanks for stopping in. ~Ames.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Alphabe~Thursday "F" is for "Frou Frou"

I grew up in a 1,000 square foot house.



There were 3 bedrooms, and one bath.


Five females and one male.


Poor dad.


There was no such thing as privacy.


Our living room was truly lived in.


And small.


I dreamed of living in a house big enough to have a formal living room.


A room that was pristine and stayed that way for company, and the pastor on surprise visits.


A room that did not smell like wet tennis shoes and deviled egg farts.


Well I’ve got that formal living room now.


My husband calls it a “Frou Frou” room and he thinks he’s special because he takes his coffee in there and watches “The girls” (our fur children) bask in the ray of sunshine that comes through the window every morning.


I’m here to tell that the “Frou Frou” room is a waste of space!


All it does is collect dust.


And other junk we don’t know where to put.


And frankly I am tired of dusting it and redistributing all that junk to other rooms.


So my “F” for this Alphabe~Thursday is for the “Frou Frou” room, which means a fussy or showy dress or ornamentation.


And I am thinking about knocking down the wall between the great room and the “Frou Frou” room.


Then we can have one giant living room.


I have come full circle.


‘Cause I miss the smell of wet tennis shoes and deviled egg farts.


((((Not!))))
~~~
Thanks for stopping by. Please take the time to visit with Jenny Matlock over at her blog (off on my tangents). You can ride the short bus there by clicking on this link: http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2011/12/alphabe-thursdays-letter-f.html

~Ames

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday Centus #84~Spread Some Christmas Cheer


Hi all, everyone busy trying to get Christmas going over at their place? Humm? Buying gifts? Making cookies? Sending cards? 

Well Jenny has picked a perfect prompt this time, considering it's Christmastime.  I thought I could work it into my theme of remembering those that are alone this time of year. The usual 100 words plus this prompt: It doesn't have to be that way.....

now on to my contribution....

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He shuffled to his mail box. There was nothing.



“Look Jim, his first year alone.”


It doesn’t have to be that way. Why don’t we make him some cookies and invite him over?” Jim asked.


Karen scurried to make a few calls.


That evening the entire neighborhood showed up at the old man’s house caroling. They brought hot chocolate, a ham dinner, all kinds of cakes and cookies, and each person brought him a card.


“What’s all this?” the old man asked.


“Every Christmas your wife made all of us goodies, and sent us cards. She never forgot us. We’d like to reciprocate.”


The old man smiled.

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Don't forget to spread some cheer to those that are shut in or alone this time of the year. After all, you will be old someday, and maybe even alone too. Wouldn't you like to be remembered?
 
And don't forget to stop by Jenny Matlock's blog (off on my tangent). You can take the express lane there just by clicking on this link: http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2011/12/saturday-centus-it-doesnt-have-to.html

Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas!~Ames

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Alphabe~Thursday ~E

E

Earrings

I don't want to brag or make anyone jealous or anything,
but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.


E

Escargots

I don't eat them.
 It's the reason I can still fit in my earrings from high school.
 
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This Alphabe~Thursday was brought to you by Jenny Matlock from (off on my tangent). Why don't you stop over and join in on the fun. You can get there by clicking on this link: http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2011/12/alphabe-thursdays-letter-e.html
 
Merry Christmas!~Ames

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Florida Christmas in the 60's

Growing up in Florida presented several challenges when it came to Christmas. Our little cracker house with it's flat roof and jalousie windows didn't have a fireplace. So our parents bought us one of those fake cardboard fireplaces that looked just like this one.



Photo credit: eBay
Oh and  I use the term cracker house loosely. Cracker is actually a Florida cowboy, named so for the sound their bull whips made when moving the cattle across the prairies or to port where they were shipped off to Cuba or other destinations. And no I wasn't a cowgirl growing up, although we had a Shetland pony named Traveler. Meanest little so and so. Came by his name honest. But that's another story for another day.

American Shetland. Photo credit: Wikipedia


Photo credit: eBay

 Our cardboard fireplace even had a little aluminum wheel that attached to an old orange Christmas bulb. When the bulb got hot, and they really did get hot, the wheel would turn and create a realistic flickering fire. Ha!


Photo credit: eBay
We would hang our red fur stocking on this cardboard fireplace and wake on Christmas day with all kinds of goodies inside those stockings. It's a miracle the fireplace didn't fall over what with the big Navel orange and hard candy with red fur stuck to it. We didn't care about the fur, we ate the candy anyway.

Well, I started getting suspicious about that fireplace and questioned my father.

"How can Santa come down that fireplace? It don't even have a chimney!" I asked.

My father would say "Oh I never said he'd come down that cardboard chimney. He comes through the front door." he stated.

"How's he get in, if we lock the door?" I asked real serious like.

"Why he don't need no key" my father said "He just twinkles his nose and opens any door he pleases. Except of course if little kids are bad, or don't mind, or aren't asleep." That explanation was all I needed to hear and I was off to bed.

Florida Sand Pine
Photo credit: Wikipedia

Our Christmas trees were the prettiest in all the land. We didn't buy our Christmas trees from a lot. My father took us deep into the piney woods where we would pick out the prettiest Sand Pine tree we could find. My father would drag it out of the woods and tie it to the top of our Town and Country station wagon with the faux wood siding.  Once we got it home he would shape it. We used the excess limbs to make our door wreath. It was a festive occasion.

As we got a little older, our parents would let us stay up a little later. We would lay under the Christmas tree and talk about which ornaments we liked the best, while we listened to Bing Crosby sing White Christmas, or Gene Autry sing Frosty the Snow Man,  on our 45 record player.

Those were some magical nights.
.
.
.

Winter Wonderlands.
.
.
.

Without the snow.


~Ames

Welcome to all my new followers.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Saturday Centus~16

Jenny has asked us to sum up our lives when we were 16 in sixteen words. Being sixteen was a long time ago, I had no worries, no stress, very little responsibility, and lived life without a care in the world.


at sixteen.........................


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Size two

Bra-less

License

First car

First Job

First Date

First Dance

First Kiss


                                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If I could go back, I'd change a few steps in my life. Would you?

Please don't forget to stop by Jenny Matlock's blog (off on my tangent). You can get there by clicking on this link:
http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2011/12/saturday-centus-sixteen.html

Merry Christmas!~Ames

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Alphabe~Thursday "D"

Sometimes life throws you a curve ball.



My daughter has been unemployed since last March, just before she was to go out on maternity leave. Dirty pool in my book, but as they say “When one door closes, another opens.”


So you may ask how does this tie into my “D” post for Alphabe~Thursday?


Well, since my daughter’s untimely and unfortunate unemployment started, making the dollar stretch as far as it can go has been a creative endeavor. While all this was going on, paw and I have been helping out any way we can, which brings me to my “D” post


No “D” is not for Dollars.


Not even for Dirty pool.


This “D” is for Diapers!


If you don’t have babies or grandchildren then you probably don’t realize how expensive those diapers are.


And babies poop a lot.


(((A LOT!)))


And have you seen the price of toilet paper?


Well that’s another story entirely.


Today I bought a $19.96 box of Huggies diapers for $4.96.



(((How you ask?)))


Well let me tell ya…..


I cut a $5.00 off coupon out of the Sunday paper for Huggies diapers .


I already had a coupon saved for a free $10.00 gift card from Target with purchase of a new prescription. And it just so happens that the doctor gave me a new prescription today.


Wahlah!


Diapers $19.96


Coupon -$5.00


Gift card -$10.00


$4.96 total cost for 96 diapers


Woo Hoo!


My daughter says she thinks I am the luckiest person, because I am always getting the deals.


Well you just have to pay attention and get creative.


P.S. My daughter has been offered a per diem job. Not the job she hoped for but she can’t turn it down. I hope all works out for her. She’s a hard worker, a wonderful mommy, and loving daughter. I am blessed to have her. I hope 2012 is a better year!


P.S.S. I know some of you probably could care less about diapers and how much they cost. But, it wouldn’t hurt to clip those diaper coupons if you know someone who can use them. Especially our military families over seas. Apparently expired coupons here stateside don't expire for six months overseas. The economy is in bad shape and every penny saved helps out!


Don’t forget to check out Jenny Matlock’s blog (off on my tangent) I’ve provided the short cut for you here:


http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/search/label/Alphabe-Thursday

Thanks for stopping by!~Ames



Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturday Centus #82 Political Satire

Hello all, it's Saturday Centus time again. Last one of the month too! This time Jenny has thrown us a tough one. The usual 100 words, the above picture, and this prompt: "Would you like fries with that?"

I am breaking one of my own rules and that is to never discuss politics on my blog. I have been sucked into all of the Republican debates on TV and I can't help myself. I'll just go ahead and slap my own hand for you.

(((Whack! )))

There do you feel better?? :)

Now onto my contribution.....
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"Mr. Abel my name is Richard Poor and I am currently employed by Jack’s Tires, The Burger Shack, and I mow lawns on the side.
We want the jobs that were promised to us. What do you plan to do about that?"



"Well first off would you like fries with that too?"


Bah- rump-a-dump


“Mr. Abel, I have to work three part-time jobs just to feed my family, and there’s not enough money left over to meet my bills.”


“I guess you really do live in the“Poor” house!”


Bah- rump-a-dump


"Mr. Abel, we really don’t need your humor or more empty promises."


"Keep the change."

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Please stop by Jenny Matlock's blog (off on my tangent) and read more entries using this tricky prompt. You'll be glad you did. You can get there by clicking on this link: http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2011/11/saturday-centus-would-you-like.html
 
Thanks for stopping by!~Ames
 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday Centus #81~We gather together.........

I'm back! And here's my attempt at writing this week's Saturday Centus. We can use three pictures, and the word count is 100 plus the prompt: "We gather together to ask the lord’s blessing"
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Jimmy, why don’t you say grace this year.


We gather together to ask the lord’s blessing on this beautiful day.


Lord, please make all the food taste really good and last a long time ‘cause momma said she ain’t cooking no more ‘cause Aunt Christina never brings any food over for Thanksgiving.
Jimmy!



Amen.


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Don't forget to stop by Jenny Matlock's blog (off on my tangent) and check out other stories using this prompt. You can get there by clicking on this link: http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2011/11/saturday-centus-we-gather-together.html

Thanks for stopping by!~Ames




Friday, November 18, 2011

Alphabe~Thursday "C" is for Cloche Hat

The Cloche Hat
My most favorite Winter hat, the simple yet stylish Cloche. It can be dressed  up with a  pretty jeweled pin, or brooch as some may call them, or just worn plain.

I love hats. I don't know why women, or men for that matter,  just don't wear them more often. They keep your head warm, protect it from harmful UV rays and hide a bad hair day or even a no hair.

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What's your favorite hat?


Don't forget to stop by Jenny Matlock's blog (off on my tangent ) for other post about the letter "C".
You can get there by clicking on this link: http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2011/11/alphabe-thursdays-letter-c.html

Thanks for stopping by!~Ames



P.S. Dear followers of Jenny's Alphabe~Thursday,

I would love to visit each and every one of  your post unfortunately when you have Word Verification and I have already left a lengthy comment and don't realize I have to decipher some crazy word until it's too late,  I will have to pass on coming back and rewriting my comment.

I don't understand why anyone uses Word Verification anyway. Please make it easier for others to get through all of the post on Alphabe~Thursday by removing Word Verification.

Thanks! This is my expressed opinion and not that of Jenny Matlock.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Alphabe~Thursday's "B" is for Brooches

Former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright got this serpent pin after Saddam Hussein called her a "serpent."
The Serpent Pin

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

Secretary of State Albright’s collection of costume jewelry pins, over 200, were found over time in flea markets and souvenir shops.
I love brooches, also called pins. I usually wear them on my velvet cloche hat during cold winter months. Her's had a secret meaning.
Mine? Not so much.

Don't forget to stop by Jenny Matlock's blog (off on my tangent) for other Alphabe~Thursday post. You can get there by clicking on this link: 

http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2011/11/alphabe-thursdays-letter-b.html

Mine is late but you can still read everyone else's.
Thanks for stopping by!~Ames

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Alphabe~Thursday ~ "A" is for Azurite

Found inside of a geode.

Or maybe accentuating a neckline.

Or maybe as a belt buckle on a manly belt.

Or possibly adorning  ear lobes.


Or gracing a long slender finger.
Azurite.

Isn't it beautiful?



Please stop by Jenny Matlock's blog (off on my tangent) and check out things that start with the letter "A". You can get there by clicking on this link: http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2011/11/alphabe-thursdays-letter.html

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Do you know your State's Preamble?


Alabama 1901, Preamble We, the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution..


Alaska 1956, Preamble We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land.

Arizona 1911, Preamble We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution...

Arkansas 1874, Preamble We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government...

California 1879, Preamble We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom...

Colorado 1876, Preamble We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe...

Connecticut 1818, Preamble. The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy.

Delaware 1897, Preamble Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator, according to the dictates of their consciences.

Florida 1885, Preamble We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution...

Georgia 1777, Preamble We, the people of Georgia, relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution...

Hawaii 1959, Preamble We, the people of Hawaii, Grateful for Divine Guidance ... Establish this Constitution.

Idaho 1889, Preamble We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings...

Illinois 1870, Preamble We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors...

Indiana 1851, Preamble We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government...

Iowa 1857, Preamble We, the People of the State of Iowa, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings, establish this Constitution...

Kansas 1859, Preamble We, the people of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution...

Kentucky 1891, Preamble.. We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties...

Louisiana 1921, Preamble We, the people of the State of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy...

Maine 1820, Preamble We, the People of Maine, acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity .. And imploring His aid and direction...

Maryland 1776, Preamble We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty...

Massachusetts 1780, Preamble We, the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction

Michigan 1908, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, establish this Constitution...

Minnesota, 1857, Preamble We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings..

Mississippi 1890, Preamble We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work...

Missouri 1845, Preamble We, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness, establish this Constitution...

Montana 1889, Preamble We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution ..

Nebraska 1875, Preamble We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, establish this Constitution.

Nevada 1864, Preamble We, the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, establish this Constitution...

New Hampshire 1792, Part I. Art. I. Sec. V Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience...

New Jersey 1844, Preamble We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

New Mexico 1911, Preamble We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty..

New York 1846, Preamble We, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings.

North Carolina 1868, Preamble We, the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those...

North Dakota 1889, Preamble We, the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain...

Ohio 1852, Preamble We, the people of the state of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common.

Oklahoma 1907, Preamble Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty, establish this

Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I Section 2. All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences

Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance.....

Rhode Island 1842, Preamble. We the People of the State of Rhode Island, grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing....

South Carolina 1778, Preamble We, the people of he State of South Carolina, grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

South Dakota 1889, Preamble We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties .

Tennessee 1796, Art. XIIII. That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience...

Texas 1845, Preamble We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God.

Utah 1896, Preamble Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution.

Vermont 1777, Preamble Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man ..

Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator can be directed only by Reason and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other

Washington 1889, Preamble We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution

West Virginia 1872, Preamble Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God ...

Wisconsin 1848, Preamble We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility....

Wyoming 1890, Preamble We, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties, establish this Constitution...

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All have one thing in common. Do you know what it is?

Thanks for stopping by!~Ames

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturday Centus #78 ~ The Pep Talk

No prompt just this picture. Write a story using 25 words. Jenny Matlock is definitely challenging us this week.

Are you afraid of the dark?.........

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Right hand wall search.


Right....hand …..where’s the wall?




I can’t even see my own hand.



B r e a t h e.

 

Don’t cry girl!


BE TOUGH!

 

Firefighters don’t cry.


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Are you the type of person that talks to yourself? Do you talk yourself through a situation? Or do you SCREAM???

To see what's going on over at Jenny's blog (off on my tangent) move your right hand to the  "Enter"  button and click on this link: http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2011/10/saturday-centus-micro-mini.html

Thanks for stopping by! ~Ames