Our Daily Thread 7-27-15

Good Morning!

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On this day in 1663 the British Parliament passed a second Navigation Act, which required all goods bound for the colonies be sent in British ships from British ports.

In 1775 Benjamin Rush began his service as the first Surgeon General of the Continental Army.

In 1804 the 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. With the amendment Electors were directed to vote for a President and for a Vice-President rather than for two choices for President.

In 1909 Orville Wright set a record for the longest airplane flight. He was testing the first Army airplane and kept it in the air for 1 hour 12 minutes and 40 seconds.

And in 1940 Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon “A Wild Hare.”


Quote of the Day

“Eh, what’s up, doc?”

Bugs Bunny


“A Wild Hare”


Anyone have a QoD?

44 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 7-27-15

  1. 😦 Somebody in this house overslept this morning.
    I’m up and ready, but she doesn’t get cranked up until I come in..
    So, we have the same routine. Only half an hour later.

    It must be Monday, or some such.
    “Evening Jo.
    Good morning everyone else.


  2. Morning all. Very peaceful here. I miss my family and their summer adventures. but this truly is the work I am to do. I enjoy teaching kinder and figuring out how to help each child. I have made a quiet home for myself here. Now if I could just figure out why I got sick this afternoon.

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  3. Oh, Jo. Sorry to hear you are sick. Hopefully it will be one of the short illness variety.

    What kind od bird ie that? Good photo (the one I can see on this phone).

    I was remembering how my father taught my brother and me not to laugh if someone tried to tickle us. When in the Navy, he had seen his shipmates bring down a grown man by tickling him. I think it was a humiliating action that made everyone laugh at the poor fellow. But, in my life, no one has ever tried to tickle me (at least so far). Did your parents ever teach you anything that you never really needed to know?


  4. Good Morning Everyone. BG is to have her bottom wisdom teeth out this morning. I hope all goes well.
    There is a new “boyfriend”. At least this time we know the family. Hang with me here, because it could get confusing. BG’s great uncle (her Pop’s brother, the Methodist minister) is married to this boy’s great aunt. What’s funny about it is that Pop never referred to his sister in law’s family in any way to to collectively call them “That bunch of (curse word) Lastname”. They are good people but a little eccentric.
    The “boyfriend” has ask to meet me and I have offered to take him and BG to lunch. Last night she went to dinner with Boy and his parents. I haven’t spied on her in a restaurant when I wasn’t around, but I do hope she left her phone in her purse, put her napkin in her lap, and chewed with her mouth closed. ( I know she does the opposite with me to irritate me, because I have been repeating the same words for years now- Chew with you mouth closed was first, …and so on.)
    Nana has met him and says he is a polite young man. Ex-Husband has met him, but that was when they were “just friends” and the LoserBoy was in the picture. I dated in high school, but never had a true “boyfriend”. I went to a lot of proms, some really nice restaurants, and had fun, but I wan’t serious about anyone until “College Boyfriend”.
    Niece is giving her good advice (she tells me what she told BG) and Nephew for all that he has done to stand all of our hairs on end is a grumpy old man when it comes to his sister and his cousin. It’s a good thing she is the Baby of the family—it’s taking all of us to raise this one. Nana, Dad, me, stepfather, aunt, and two cousins!

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  5. Chas,

    May I share “The Tale of Two Couples” with you?

    My mom and dad passed away two and three years ago. A few years before that, they moved into a place that has independent living, assisted living, and nursing home facilities. They lived very happily in the independent section for a few years until mom got ill and had to move right into nursing. It was a hallway away from their apartment and my dad could “scooter” up to see her, help her, and share meals with her whenever he wanted.

    My in-laws are both 84. He has insisted that he will stay in their house “until it becomes too much for him.” In January, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor that has quickly debilitated her. Last week she was moved into the only nursing facility they could afford, which is 20 miles from their home. He wants to see her, help her, and share meals with her whenever he wants but is already stressing himself (and others) over the long drive and is starting to feel like he can’t keep it up.

    Just sayin’.

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  6. Love Bugs Bunny. Amazing how much classical music was used in the background, and occasionally, as the main idea.


  7. Interesting how that all worked for those two couples, Linda. There are as many possible scenarios as there are couples. So much depends on if children or friends are available to help during those times. We have many older couples who are able to stay in their homes until they pass on to heaven.

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  8. We have no attachment to this place. But it’s the place we would rather be for the present.

    One of my pet peeves, and I get it a lot working with the Lions, is, when people giving directions say, “you can’t miss it.”
    There is always a way to miss it.
    Blur Ridge Street and Blue Ridge Rd are some distance from each other. But I think I have it now.

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  9. Pastor Steve finished preaching through Philippians yesterday. He says he preached 46 sermons on Philippians. He has five sermons he’s going to preach in August. The series on “Five Bible verses everyone should know.
    They are”
    1 John 5:11-12
    I Corinthians 10:13
    1 John 1:9
    John 16:24
    Proverbs 3:5-6

    I know all of those verses, but If you were to ask me to say 1 Corinthians 10:13, I couldn’t because I have a hard time remembering the location of scripture I’m very familiar with.
    I had that problem yesterday. I was teaching about Sardis. We came to the phrase in Rev.3:5 where Jesus says, “He that overcometh ….I will not blot his name out of the book of. life”.
    A guy asked a question about the “book of life”. I explained to him that the book of life was opened at the judgment and ours are written in the book. Those who are not written in the book are cast into the lake of fire. I talked more about that while looking for the reference, but never found it (Rev 20:13-15) I’ve very familiar with it, but couldn’t locate it. No problem, I explained it satisfactorily. But the fact that I couldn’t locate it bugs me.

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  10. I didn’t mention Exodus 32:32 where Moses says, “Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sins–; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of the book which thou hast written.”
    That would have let us to a different thread I didn’t want to pursue. That could get deep.


  11. Those verses in 1 John are both related to discerning if someone is a Christian. When I ask myself if I believe someone is a Christian, I often wonder if I could possibly know myself. I can’t see into their heart like God does. Even so, I still tend to make judgements based on what I perceive people’s priorities are. As for hating a Brother or Sister in Christ, I think if one sees sin in their life then the old rule of hate the sin but not the sinner applies. I don’t think any of these verses except for the last one in Proverbs were on the lists of verses to learn for Bible Drill.

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  12. From my Yahoo home page:

    “I watched that video and I cringed,” Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Tiffani Nielson told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “People should not stop on the freeway for ducks.”

    Read more at http://www.grindtv.com/wildlife/motorists-told-not-to-stop-for-ducks-crossing-freeway/#hf2q2DxlBE2olKLu.99

    I agree, but I would really hate to be the one to run over a mother duck and chicks. I had s similar experience once. I was driving the church van with several people in it. I saw a terrapin crossing the road too late to adjust. I swerved a little, but not enough to miss him.
    I heard the crunch. I’m sure he didn’t feel a thing. But I hated what I did. But I wasn’t going to risk an accident. ,


  13. Phillippians 3:1-11 was part of my morning reading today. I’m still going through (although I miss days here and there) New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp — the summation line from today’s offering: “Since by grace God forgives, it makes no sense to hide, excuse or shift the blame when you are faced with your sin.”

    It’s back to work for me today — guess I’m OK with that, and the week off seemed l-o-n-g. I’ll have more time I can take in the fall and winter. It’s also back to my fresh-veggie lunch diet. Easier for me to stick to that when I’m packing a lunch for myself as opposed to “winging it” at home or when I’m out and about, eating out with friends. 🙂

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  14. Mother ducks don’t always have the best judgement. One of them led her duckling babies onto our bridge several years ago — luckily, a port police officer was there and literally stopped traffic while a rescue person someone saved them (I think they dropped below, but I don’t know how they would have survived that now … but the family wound up at the animal shelter from what I recall now — I just remember doing a story about it and interviewing the principals after-the-fact).

    I hit a squirrel once on the freeway and felt horrible, but it dashed across traffic in an instant, no time for anyone to even try to stop. 😦 😦


  15. We are back. She is loopy and argumentative. I gave her ice cream and medicine. Hopefully it will knock her out for a couple of hours. God knew what he was doing when He didn’t direct me into the medical field.
    Don’t any of you get sick and count on me to take care of you.

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  16. I continue to have wildlife-video-worthy footage out my back window. We have two does and three fawns, plus two yearling bucks, that have been hanging out around here, and crossing the field to eat what they can find among the post-harvest wheat stalks. Usually all summer I know that does and fawns are crossing that field, but I can’t see them because the corn is so high, or I can barely see them above the soybeans. But wheat is harvested earlier in the year, so we can see wildlife this summer!

    Two wild turkey hens have been coming with a dozen or so poults with them. A mother raccoon and two babies have come (though far enough back that we can’t watch them and I can’t photograph them; I just know the dark blotches are coons).

    Well, this morning I looked out the window, and all in one little bunch of creatures were two turkey mothers, ten or twelve turkey poults, two white-tailed does and two or three fawns, and a yearling buck. I mean, it looked like the waiting room of a wildlife film, all of them in one tight little mass rather than spread out across the field.

    I went outside. I got only mediocre photos of the grouping (the deer moved on pretty quickly, and the turkeys were too far across the field to get great shots), but to my delight something new was playing out there beyond the field. We have a mated pair of red-tailed hawks; we see them hunting (usually one bird at a time), flying in the air in circles around each other (courtship), and sometimes sitting in the tree in winter with their bodies touching to keep each other warm. I’m sure they raise young every year, but I’ve not knowingly seen the young, though undoubtedly I have seen them without knowing they’re juveniles.

    This morning one hawk was among the trees where I couldn’t really see it, screaming. But the other one flew to the very top of a tree while I was watching, clung to the tree, put its tail up high, and flapped its wings. It was calling, too, but not as loudly or persistently. I don’t know if it was courtship, territory defense, something involving the young ones, or what. The bird I saw was an adult, since I could see its red tail. But I got quite a few photos, including some that I think are really beautiful. It was pretty amazing to get that from my backyard. I’m pretty sure that I wasn’t close enough to the birds for them to see me as threat, but something had them keyed up.


  17. Cheryl, that’s great that you have so much interesting wildlife right outside your window. I think living within the perimeter of Atlanta means our wildlife includes some of the people! My brother gets more of what you have. He has all kinds of animals getting into his garden. He has an electic fence but the deer have found ways around that. My brother has chickens that lay eggs so that draws in the racoons and snakes.


  18. Kim @ 12:50
    You reminded me of the time we had something done to Chuck. He was cranky when we were driving somewhere. In those days they didn’t have to wear seat belts in the back and he was standing behind me looking out.
    He was looking out the front and suddenly said, “Every time I try to look out, those windshield wipers get in the way.”

    🙂 That has become a family retort. If I get annoyed at something, Elvera might say, “Did those windshield wipers get in your way?”


  19. Husband couldn’t miss the squirrel that darted under our tire today. He had to look in the rearview mirror to see that it had not made it across the road. I felt sorry for a few seconds. Then I remembered how much damage they do. One less rodent. Ducks would be more difficult to remember to NOT stop. Not worth saving them and having someone else (or yourself) injured or killed, however.


  20. Chas, we had a family saying too. Maybe I’ve said it on here. Before I was born, the family was at the table, and one of my brothers was getting teased or scolded or something. He didn’t like it, and decided to change the subject, so he said, “Look at the blue sky!” Problem was, the sky wasn’t blue that day, so he got teased all the more.

    So, in our family when someone was trying to change the subject from a topic they didn’t like, it was “Look at the blue sky!”

    I read another good one years ago, somewhere. (Might have been Reader’s Digest.) A husband was backing up the vehicle, maybe the car and a trailer I don’t remember. His wife saw that he was in danger of hitting the mailbox, so she said, “Honey, the mailbox!” He said, “I see the mailbox.” But by that time he was upset, so he said it again, maybe more than once, “I see the mailbox.” And he proceeded to back into the mailbox and knock it down. After that, when one of them was talking as though he or she was listening, but really wasn’t, the other one would say, “I see the mailbox” and it was a reminder to stop faking it and pay attention.


  21. There were all sorts of saying in my family–being Southern an’ all.
    A dog that will bring a bone will tote a bone—Someone gossiping to you about someone else is gossiping to them about YOU
    This one came from a sharecropper’s wife to her son and my grandfather when they were children. She was taking care of them both when another little boy wanted something they had. She told both boys in her care not to trust the other boy by saying “He’ll lick yo ‘lass’s and call you n!$$@(– meaning the other little boy was being nice to get what he wanted and would later not be nice. Meaning don’t trust a fake friend.
    Mostly my dad would sit down to one very fine meal, look around the table and say “Wonder what the poor folks are eating”
    There are many more but of course I can’t think of them right now and some contain bad words which is what makes it all the more funny.

    My grandmother B used to tease us by asking us if we were American when we went in the bathroom and American when we came out what were we while we were in there? European!

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  22. I am decades away from my real southern roots. But today I took a real southern woman to the VIP; she speak like I’ve never heard in years.
    “Him and his wife were coming. He farmed all his life, at least as long as he was able”.

    Sometimes I put on the “old Southern”, buy you know that I know better.
    Like I don’t always talk like this.


  23. I got some photos of the fawns playing. 🙂 First two of them walked toward each other and touched noses. It looked to me like an invitation to play, and sure enough it was, because immediately they started leaping around and running just a little bit (all in a tight little area, as though they knew they couldn’t just take off and run across the field). I’m not sure I’ve ever seen wild animals play, so that was rather cool.

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  24. I’ll try not to pick up a Southern accent next week while down there. I’ll more likely pick up a New York accent since we’ll be visiting an aunt who is a transplant to the South. A;; I have to do is think about certain accents and I start sounding like it. I’ll have to watch out with Kim, though, as she can tell the real from the unreal.


  25. Is it soda or pop in the south?

    I know it’s soda on the 2 coasts & POP in the Midwest. I like pop when it’s said with a long, drawn-out ah sound


  26. Donna it’s a coke.
    what kinda coke you want sugah? Says the Waffle House team members aka waitress. I’ll have a Sprite please.

    We also say soda.


  27. Cheryl is out of recovery and back in her room. I talked to the surgeon and he said things went well. They put in some plates and screws, took 2-3 hours. 😦 They gave her an epidural? in the leg to numb it. They brought her some food and water for the first time in 27 hours/food and 14 hours/water. Hopefully she can get some rest now. Poor thing. 😦

    She’ll be on crutches for at least 6 weeks and out of work for who knows how long. She can’t drive herself there, it’s a hundred miles round trip.

    Obviously, we could use some prayer please.

    Since Mom’s not here to boss us around, my daughter and I are camping out in the living room tonight. 🙂 She has a sleeping bag and pile of blankets and pillows on the floor. I get the couch. 🙂

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  28. AJ, I know from experience that making some “fun, unusual” memories can help a child with the experience of having a parent in the hospital. Breaking the routine a little in a good way is good, in addition to having it broken for you in a bad way.

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