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You'll Never Again Say "I Can't" after this video!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzlriQv16gg

Really incredible two minute video with Helen Keller and her teacher Ann Sullivan.

Karen

  
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KAYYVAUGHN 7/23/2013 8:56AM

    Thanks Karen. Remarkable story.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/22/2013 9:08PM

    Not only is Helen Keller amazing but her teacher has to be one best teachers of all time.

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GABY1948 7/22/2013 11:27AM

    emoticon emoticon for sharing...your blogs are SO good!

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TORTILLAFLATS 7/22/2013 12:05AM

    Just totally awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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ZEEDRA 7/21/2013 8:34PM

    The most difficult situations bring about the most wonderful miracles.

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WOUBBIE 7/21/2013 7:06PM

    Awesome, and I mean that in the real sense! Thanks for sharing that!

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JEANNE229 7/21/2013 11:35AM

    How amazing that someone both deaf and blind can come so far. Thank goodness for Anne Sullivan!

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STACYSSPARK 7/21/2013 10:53AM

    Wow this is amazing!

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FISHINGLADY66 7/21/2013 10:43AM

    This is absolutely amazing Karen. You are so right, we can do anything we set our mind to. Miracles do happen. Let's never give up. emoticon Thank you for bringing this to us.

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GRANPATTIE 7/21/2013 10:34AM

    How amazing that we get to witness this miracle. The internet really can be a wonderful thing. And you're so right. When we see/hear things that took so very much to accomplish, we should NEVER say we can't again. Thank you so much for including this in a blog.

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DOGGIE LOVE (video)

Friday, July 19, 2013

www.cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2013/07
/19/newday-vo-soldier-dog-reunion.cnn


I just love these kinds of videos! This doggie is so overwhelmed by joy and love!

I'm a cat person; don't even have a dog, but I can feel this dog's love!

Karen

  
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GRANPATTIE 7/21/2013 10:38AM

    You're right. No one can deny the love coming from this dog. I, too, am a cat person, but this video has to make anyone smile. emoticon emoticon

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LADYRH 7/21/2013 5:05AM

    Thanks for sharing emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 7/20/2013 6:08PM

    That is so touching and so powerful. Our pet's are just like people. They are just another family member. Thank you so much for sharing. ((Hugs))

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SLACHETKA103145 7/20/2013 9:54AM

    I love cats but this touched me... I can just imagine how mine would snub me and pout so I KNEW I HAD HUT THEM!

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GABY1948 7/20/2013 7:03AM

    I am a dog person and I LOVED this! Thanks

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/20/2013 7:02AM

    Karen, that is a good story. I had seen it on the news. Pets can be such good friends.

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PJSTIME 7/19/2013 4:45PM

    There is nothing like a dog's unconditional love for his human(s). Oh its videos like that well lets just say that I'm sure one day we will have another in our house. Just not yet.

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LAC936 7/19/2013 2:20PM

    emoticon That was wonderful; thanks.

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ZEEDRA 7/19/2013 1:53PM

    Great!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/19/2013 1:29PM

    Daddy's home!!! Loved it! I'm a dog and cat lover - best of all worlds.

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WOUBBIE 7/19/2013 12:28PM

    LOL! I love my cats, and they definitely have been acting sad this week because my sons have been away, but they sure won't give the boys THAT big a welcome home tomorrow!

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Feel Good!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

A happy feel good video about a dog and a doe who are good friends.
Originally posted by my SP Friend SammiesMom13. It's worth sharing and watching. Makes you think how silly we are to classify people into groups of race, color, etc. These two aren't even the same species.

www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player
_embedded&v=cmOMA6CqL68#at=148

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/17/2013 9:54AM

    That was wonderful and I want to play too!!!

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ZEEDRA 7/15/2013 1:11PM

    Good pals!

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LADYRH 7/15/2013 6:19AM

    This is such a great video, makes you wonder which is the dumb species them or us!!!

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JEANNE229 7/14/2013 9:15PM

    Good life lesson there!

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JOANNS4 7/14/2013 8:31PM

    So sweet.

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FISHINGLADY66 7/14/2013 8:19PM

    Oh so cute. Animals are so different than people in many ways. All the deer we see at our lake property run when they hear anything. We saw two deer this weekend and the grand kids got to see them. They were so excited. Thanks for sharing this video.

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/14/2013 5:48PM

    Karen, that was very sweet. It made me feel good.

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NANA2PRINCESSES 7/14/2013 4:08PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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GABY1948 7/14/2013 3:32PM

    What a great video...thanks for sharing!

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SLACHETKA103145 7/14/2013 11:34AM

    Wouldn't it be great if this could translate to people!!!!

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PJSTIME 7/14/2013 11:27AM

    That makes me feel good this lazy Sunday.

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How well do you see COLOR? (a test)

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

www.xrite.com/custom_page.aspx?pagei
d=77&lang=en


I found this on an art site where I'm a member. We all think that when we see a blue flower, it's blue of course! And surely everyone can see that it's blue! Can't they?

Take this color test and then fill in your age and gender and see where you stand in that demographic. While you're lining up these blocks of color, notice how a color looks differently when it's next to another color. Fun and interesting.

Karen

  
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ZEEDRA 7/12/2013 2:59PM

    54! I found it hard to see the nuances (obviously!)

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LADYRH 7/11/2013 4:59AM

    Thanks Karen that was very cool

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SAMMIESMOM13 7/10/2013 9:44PM

    Very cool. Thanks. Got a 4, but am very tired. If I can find the time I may try again tomorrow when I'm fresh. I also had the troubles in the turquoise area.

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SUSANNAH31 7/10/2013 8:56PM

    I'm saving the test for tomorrow, when I'm fresh again.

Thanks

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PJSTIME 7/10/2013 5:26PM

    Well I guess I don't see color so well I got a 54 seemed like they kept changing colors as I was moving them. Very interesting

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XNANNY 7/10/2013 12:51AM

    I enjoyed that test and got a 4. I had thought I would do even better but the screen made it hard to see all the colors. I know that women have better color sense than men so Bob should be happy with his score.

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MAPLETREE5934 7/9/2013 10:56PM

    When I took the test, I thought that I did alright, but apparently not so. I scored a 66 which was not that great. I did start to get dizzy quite quickly, so I believe that it affected my ability to discern those that were different, but very close to each other.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/9/2013 10:23PM

    I got a 12.

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ZEEDRA 7/9/2013 9:47PM

    Challenging! I'll try it when I'm not tired. Thanks, Karen.

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WILDKAT781 7/9/2013 8:27PM

    scored a 20 - that takes too long LOL

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AVONWITHJENN 7/9/2013 12:17PM

    Pretty cool. I got a 20 and before the score I thought I was doing pretty good. LOL!

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FISHINGLADY66 7/9/2013 12:10PM

    This was really neat Karen. I scored 9 on test. I guess I see things as they really are? Thanks for sharing this. ((Hugs))

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GABY1948 7/9/2013 9:45AM

    I did horribly! And I really had t strain while doing it...what a bizarre test!

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WOUBBIE 7/9/2013 8:19AM

    Funny, I was just talking to my DH about this over the weekend. Can't do the test at my work computer, but will definitely check it out at home. Thanks!

EDIT: 24 the first time, took more time a second time and came up with 12. interesting to see what part of the spectrum is more difficult for me to see. Looks to be in the blue-green and green-blue areas.

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FERRETLOVER1 7/9/2013 7:21AM

    I got a 4. That was a really cool test - thank you for sharing it! I sent the link to all my friends to try also.

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JOANOFSPARK 7/9/2013 7:12AM

    wow.......what an interesting test........actually did pretty well, I guess.......my score was 23.......and they say the lower it is the better......but honestly, there were some that I honestly did not see any difference in.....but arranged them as best as I could tell....the first and the third one was the section where I did the worst...thanks for the test.....it was very interesting.....to say the least....though I am not sure what I can do about it.....but still interesting.....and I did enjoy doing it. emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/9/2013 6:54AM

    I'm looking forward to doing the color test when I am home later.
Thanks,
Kay

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GRANNY - The Rest of the Story

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Continued from yesterday's blog now that I have more details.

What happened yesterday is –

She went to Walmart on the bus, bought her groceries and fried chicken, caught the bus home and about a mile down the road she realized she did not have her purse!

So she got off the bus and started walking back to Walmart – about a mile I think – while carrying two bags of groceries. (Remember she's almost 91, almost completely blind, very bent over and looks pretty frail) But the bus had been on a side street and there was a fence at the end (she probably went the wrong way) and she couldn’t find her way back.

She started trying doors, (I don't even want to go there). . . and finally found one that would open and stuck her head in and yelled “Somebody help me!” a couple of times.

A man and a woman came out and put her in their car and took her back to Walmart.

Not sure if they called the police or Walmart did? Anyway, she's definitely not afraid to ask for help. Actually, she's not afraid of ANYTHING!

So, this morning I called her and asked her if she still wanted me to come take her to Walmart – Yes, she forgot a few things. So I say I’ll be there in 20 minutes.

I arrive, walk in the front door – no one there. I go through the house, walk up and down in front of the house, calling MOTHER – nothing.

I walked all around and knocked on four doors of people I knew would know her – no one had seen her.

I started knocking on the doors of strangers – nothing.

After about 20 minutes, I see her – way down at the end of the road, purse in hand, coming towards me. But she misses the turn and walks over 3 more lanes and then starts heading my way. All the while I'm trying to flag her down.

I ask her WHERE she was going? She was going to wait at the bus stop so she could tell the bus driver to tell the other driver that she found her purse. She was breathing hard and looked hot and tired, so I put her in the car, turned up the a/c and took her shopping.

In the middle of that I texted my son Scott, told him she was missing again and to stay tuned. He said she was probably out hunting wild cats. But that’s another story. . .


Karen

  
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LADYRH 7/6/2013 5:29AM

    Karen what a trial glad everything worked out ok. emoticon

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SAMMIESMOM13 7/5/2013 8:27PM

    I thought this was a joke when I was reading Part 1, then decided... maybe not! Too funny, but scarey too. Goodness, what a handful she is! But what memories you must have! And I think more to come! LOL.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/4/2013 10:58AM

    LOL! Oh my!! This is what I fear will happen to Dad. I wonder how much longer you can trust her to live alone. Maybe she needs one of those monitor devices that the elderly wear. My MIL had one. She could activate it if she needed help.

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/4/2013 8:50AM

    Your mother likes an adventure. She is an interesting person.

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DAZZEEDOO 7/4/2013 12:48AM

    Sounds like you need to get a tracker on that gal. At least then you'll have some sort of idea where to look. Sounds like your mother like to be active and waiting just isn't her thing. Glad she got today's shopping done. Looking forward to hearing about her next adventure! Better get a good night's sleep!
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ZEEDRA 7/3/2013 11:24PM

    Karen: You know this could be a book or TV series, right? And maybe you're the one to write it....who do you think should play your Mom?

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FLAMENM 7/3/2013 9:59PM

    Your mom should meet my Mom. My mom convinces bus drivers to go off their route because she needs a few errands run. And then bus drivers take her home and feed her. In foreigh countries.

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FISHINGLADY66 7/3/2013 7:26PM

    She is a very determined lady. Best wishes to you.

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NOMIS1 7/3/2013 6:31PM

    Karen - your mother sure is full of life, but what a handful for you. Was wondering what she was like while you were growing up.

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LINOVER 7/3/2013 4:53PM

    Glad she was okay! I hope that I will be that feisty if I make it to her age! emoticon

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JEANNE229 7/3/2013 4:16PM

    It was when my mom started doing this kind of thing we all had to put our heads together for a SAFE and ACCEPTABLE plan. My sister took her until she could no longer walk, then it was a nursing facility. Hard decisions come with aging parents. They are so like children but don't mind nearly as well.

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MADAMES 7/3/2013 3:26PM

    OMG, as everyone is saying. You couldn't make this up!
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GABY1948 7/3/2013 3:12PM

    OMG, Karen, HOW do you manage???? Ugh...your hair must be turning stark white! I am so glad that she seems to be so blessed to have good outcomes. I only wish that I had a bit of her courage...I am afraid of EVERYTHING!

Can't wait to hear the hunting wild cats story....someday emoticon

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PJSTIME 7/3/2013 2:24PM

    OMG I can't even imagine what you are going through. She is more than a handful. Blessings to you.

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RSHAID 7/3/2013 1:15PM

    I'm laughing so hard. Your mom reminds me of my grandmother. She sounds feisty and full of spirit.

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