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St. Patrick's Day

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Many folk ask the question 'Why is the Shamrock the National Flower of Ireland ?' The reason is that St. Patrick used it to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagans. Saint Patrick is believed to have been born in the late fourth century, and is often confused with Palladius, a bishop who was sent by Pope Celestine in 431 to be the first bishop to the Irish believers in Christ.

Had it not been for a band of Irish marauders in the fifth century, March 17 might've been plain old Maewyn's Day — because Maewyn wouldn't have changed his name to Patrick, and he likely wouldn't have become a saint. In fact, it wouldn't have been a Day at all.
But as it happened, a certain 16-year-old Welsh lad was kidnapped by those Irish marauders, and during the six years young Maewyn spent in servitude as a shepherd in Ireland he experienced a religious awakening, then spent years studying in a monastery. He took on a new name, Patrick, and a new calling — converting his countrymen to Christianity.

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-COURT- 3/12/2013 10:31PM

    I read somewhere that said he was boen in Roman Britian...never heard of that so I could be wrong.

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FRAN0426 3/12/2013 8:54PM

    Thanks for sharing the info, I learned something I didn' know today

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1MIN17SECB412PM 3/12/2013 7:50PM

    Courti, I may be wrong but I heard he was a Scot. Anyway... it's a beautiful story. I read this the other day and thought to share it on St. Patrick's Day, but now's as good a time as any:

One leaf for fame,
One leaf for wealth,
One for a faithful lover,
One for glorious health;
All in this four-leafed clover.

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Saturday, March 09, 2013

Okay, for this week’s challenge we have to blog about what is on our minds. You ask so here it is.

Where would I be if I had taken another road? What if I hadn’t met my first husband? I wouldn’t be in Florida. I wouldn’t have divorce and moved away to be with family and met my present husband and married 21 yrs. Where would I be and who would I be with? What if I didn’t get the job I had, I wouldn’t have gone on early retirement.

I’ve also been thinking about death lately. In the last ten years we’ve lost 5 relatives. What if something else had been done in their life, how would it have affected their health?

What with all the things happening in the world and talk about the end of age, it has me thinking about the Rapture. I’m thankful to be a believer in Christ and that I was raised in a Christian family.

I want to study Revelation and learn more about the end of age.

I could have just made it simple and said that chocolate was on my mind…... Well, it has, but other things of more importance had been there too.

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-SEVEN- 3/15/2013 1:54AM

    It would be interesting to see the lines of other roads you could have traveled- just as an observer... what would have happened if you did this or that. Very introspective. And thinking about chocolate would have probably led to eating it. LOL!

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1STMOMMY1991 3/11/2013 7:52PM

    Loved your blog especially since after being so deep & thought provoking, you ended w/ Chocolate. LOL made my day. emoticon

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BECCA315 3/11/2013 7:40AM

    My sister gave me one of those inspirational calendars a few years ago, and this was yesterday's entry: If you could live this life over, would you still want there to be the same challenges? Loaded questions, huh? Year, you cherry-picked each and every one. And you know exactly what you were doing.

I've always been a firm believer that our choices determine where we are in life, and it sounds like you've made some GOOD choices.

Mighty Mocha

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-COURT- 3/11/2013 12:14AM

    Don't worry, I'm not dwelling or leletting it overwhelm me, but the challenge was to blog about what has been on my mind lately and that was it. I guess I let it sound like I'm caught up in it.

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STOPPLAYING2011 3/10/2013 11:29PM

    emoticon Interesting blog i ponder about so many things but l am a believer in Christ also so i don,t let it over whelm me emoticon emoticon

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BAMABETH68 3/10/2013 9:46PM

    It is good to think on things, but not dwell on them. We are blessed to have our God who handles it all for us and provides a way for us to find things out on our own. Thanks for sharing.

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NBARNES 3/9/2013 6:12PM

    Deep thoughts - your profile pic matches the post...and I'm glad to see it bad. That's the one you had when we first met, and to me it'll always say Court emoticon

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GIELLIOT 3/9/2013 4:00PM

    Indeed--important questions! Understanding the purpose of the past on the future is a worthy goal... though remember to enjoy the present, too. : ) Revelations is interesting, no doubt!

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-COURT- 3/9/2013 2:05PM

    Oh, no I don't plan to join them shortly unless the Rapture does come. I'm kind of content, but curious to learn more of Revelations and what is to come. Not that I can understand all of Revelation, but would like to study...if I give it the time needed. Things just get in the way. I don't think there is a team studying it on SP.

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1MIN17SECB412PM 3/9/2013 1:38PM

    Very DEEP thoughts... Has your journey given you satisfaction, are you content, do you find yourself at a crossroads of sorts? Now that some family have completed their time *here* do you to join them shortly, or do you prefer to go in the Rapture? Are you worried that Revelations may hide clues you need? These are the kind of questions YOUR thoughts have brought to my mind, my friend. emoticon

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Pink Panther

Friday, March 01, 2013


In the Fall of 1969, the Pink Panther cartoons made their way to NBC television shown Saturday mornings via The Pink Panther Show. NBC added a laugh track to the original cartoons, with Marvin Miller brought on as an off-camera narrator talking to the Pink Panther during bumper segments featuring the Pink Panther and The Inspector together.

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GODZDESIGN95 3/18/2013 4:00PM

    pink panther fan!

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BONBON561 3/8/2013 3:37PM

    Loved the Pink and the Aardvark voiced by Joey Bishop

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MINANCY 3/1/2013 5:36PM

    emoticon Takes gratitiude to a whole new level!
Blake Edwards! A very memorable tune! But I have to say I loved Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau in the movies better. Blake Edwards again!

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1MIN17SECB412PM 3/1/2013 12:28PM

    emoticon Love the theme song too!! emoticon

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JEANUT 3/1/2013 11:11AM

    I'm Old too I remember watching it as well. After the cartoons they showed Tarzan
I loved that show

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NBARNES 3/1/2013 10:13AM

    Yup, I remember that event!

Gosh, I'm REALLY old!


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BLC: My Vacation-Family Reunion to Mt. Olympus

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Being on the Violet Venus team is very appropriate, because I just went on a family reunion to Mt. Olympus.

My girlfriend and I prepare for our trip to Mt. Olympus

Winging our way

It was great to see the ole home town

And of course the family

We enjoyed the various bonfires all over the place

Then Uncle Poseidon made sure we had some good surfing waves.

But as in all families some arguments break out.

Uncle Zeus usually took care of things though

All in all it was a very nice vacation and I enjoyed every minute of it.

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    You are beyond words creative! emoticon

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DOOBRIE 2/24/2013 4:27AM

    Fantastic blog - really funny!

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OLIVE_LOAF 2/23/2013 7:27PM

    Oh, so clever! I love it!

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NBARNES 2/23/2013 4:37PM

    emoticon Great tale...

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GODZDESIGN95 2/23/2013 3:57PM

    aw sometimes vacations be challenging but we love our famlies no matter what. Thanks so much for the visit.

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MINANCY 2/23/2013 2:39PM

    Oh, you are too funny!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 2/23/2013 1:42PM

    I love it! I LOVE it! I love IT! You are so adorable in your toga! And I LOVE the way your family dresses! emoticon

Thank you for a fantastic voyage into the heart of your journey. Are you descended from Aristotle?

PS: Sorry for repost! I am not sure how that happened.

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 2/23/2013 1:42PM

    I love it! I LOVE it! I love IT! You are so adorable in your toga! And I LOVE the way your family dresses! emoticon

Thank you for a fantastic voyage into the heart of your journey. Are you descended from Aristotle?

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1MIN17SECB412PM 2/23/2013 12:34PM

    Too CUTE!!

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PEGGYO 2/23/2013 11:30AM

    great vacation blog

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AMARILYNH 2/23/2013 10:50AM

    Too cool!!

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BECKYQUIGLEY 2/23/2013 10:47AM

    I love this! Best vacation ever! emoticon

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Cruisin' with the Pink Panther

Friday, February 22, 2013


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