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Getting Ready to Sew

Saturday, August 11, 2012




Here's your laugh for the day. This is from a 1949 sewing manual.

  
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GETFIT2LIVE 8/14/2012 1:21PM

    My, how the times have changed! Love reading things like this--I have old cookbooks that have similar kinds of advice in them. Um, no, I think not!

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NOTFATCAT 8/13/2012 5:16PM

    OMG that is so great.
I truely wish our society today would dress nicely and put on a good face. We have become such an uncivil society where anything goes.

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TINAJANE76 8/13/2012 5:26AM

    I love these old bits of advice from the 1940s and 1950s! I can only imagine what my husband would think if he came home and saw me sewing dressed to the nines and with full makeup on, lol!

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SANDYW1945 8/12/2012 5:49PM

    A - What's a dress. emoticon


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JAMARIGOLD 8/12/2012 9:30AM

    Oh, dear! I think a visitor or my husband would fall over in shock if they came in and I was doing anything in dress and full makeup! I do, however, like the first part where it's suggested to have the sewing attitude. That attitude idea works for just about everything. "Good results are difficult when indifference predominates."

Have a great Sunday!

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DIANEDOESSMILES 8/12/2012 1:29AM

    OH THIS IS PRICELESS !! HAHAHAHAHA !! I SURE do wish my Mom were still alive,,, she'd SURELY ENJOY hearing this ! HAHAHAHAHA OH YEAH ! HAHAHAHA I LOVED Just READING IT !! Bought back some memories of seeing Grammie back in the 60s myself ! HAHAHAHA SO FUNNY !!!

I DO Remember wearing the HORRIBLE Slips and ironing EVERYTHING,,,,,and wearing dresses to school ALL the time,,,,,, in the 7th grade,,,,it was a part of us OUR doing in which we got the school to NOT doing this any more,,,,,for it was MY class which wore jeans all on the same day,,, what could they do? KICK US ALL OUT? NOT !! LOL I LOVED IT !!! I had to borrow my youngest Brothers Jeans.

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/12/2012 12:53AM

    I love to sew but really I am no poster child when I sew but I was not even born till ten years after that was written so can I get a pass?

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TOWHEE 8/11/2012 10:40PM

    That was published when I was 2 years old and my sister was just born. I certainly don't remember those days, but I do remember the mid-50's and women still dressed every day, down to stockings and girdles. Little girls wore dresses and crinoline slips (highly starched) when they went out in public. I certainly prefer today's more casual style of dress, although I think some of the younger generation have taken it a bit too far.


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4DOGNIGHT 8/11/2012 4:37PM

    ?? Lipstick and powder? Sometimes I'm in my housecoat with no bath yet. I'm on a hyatus for a few days. Dog chewed cords, sewing machine in shop. Carol

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0309COOKIE 8/11/2012 3:19PM

    Oh, that is priceless!

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KIN59VARA 8/11/2012 3:04PM

    I love it!!!

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A WOMAN'S WEEK AT THE GYM

Thursday, August 09, 2012





Maybe even a laugh!



If you read this without laughing out loud, there is something wrong with you. This is dedicated to everyone who ever attempted to get into a regular workout routine.

Dear Diary,

For my birthday this year, my husband purchased a week of personal training at the local health club for me.

Although I am still in great shape since being a high school football cheerleader 43 years ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give it a try.

I called the club and made my reservations with a personal trainer named Christo, who identified himself as a 26-year-old aerobics instructor and model for athletic clothing and swim wear.

Friends seemed pleased with my enthusiasm to get started! The club encouraged me to keep a diary to chart my progress.

MONDAY:
Started my day at 6:00 a.m. Tough to get out of bed, but found it was well worth it when I arrived at the health club to find Christo waiting for me. He is something of a Greek god-- with blond hair, dancing eyes, and a dazzling white smile. Woo Hoo!!

Christo gave me a tour and showed me the machines... I enjoyed watching the skillful way in which he conducted his aerobics class after my workout today. Very inspiring!

Christo was encouraging as I did my sit-ups, although my gut was already aching from holding it in the whole time he was around. This is going to be a FANTASTIC week!!

TUESDAY:
I drank a whole pot of coffee, but I finally made it out the door.

Christo made me lie on my back and push a heavy iron bar into the air then he put weights on it! My legs were a little wobbly on the treadmill, but I made the full mile. His rewarding smile made it all worthwhile.
I feel GREAT! It's a whole new life for me.

WEDNESDAY:
The only way I can brush my teeth is by laying the toothbrush on the counter and moving my mouth back and forth over it.
I believe I have a hernia in both pectorals.
Driving was OK as long as I didn't try to steer or stop. I parked on top of a GEO in the club parking lot.

Christo was impatient with me, insisting that my screams bothered other club members.. His voice is a little too perky for that early in the morning and when he scolds, he gets this nasally whine that is VERY annoying.

My chest hurt when I got on the treadmill, so Christo put me on the stair monster. Why would anyone invent a machine to simulate an activity rendered obsolete by elevators? Christo told me it would help me get in shape and enjoy life. He said some other crap too.

THURSDAY:
Butt hole was waiting for me with his vampire-like teeth exposed as his thin, cruel lips were pulled back in a full snarl.
I couldn't help being a half an hour late-- it took me that long to tie my shoes.

He took me to work out with dumbbells. When he was not looking, I ran and hid in the restroom. He sent some skinny witch to find me.

Then, as punishment, he put me on the rowing machine-- which I sank.

FRIDAY:
I hate that jackass Christo more than any human being has ever hated any other human being in the history of the world. Stupid, skinny, anemic, anorexic, little aerobic instructor. If there was a part of my body I could move without unbearable pain, I would beat him with it.

Christo wanted me to work on my triceps. I don't have any triceps! And if you don't want dents in the floor, don't hand me the darn barbells or anything that weighs more than a sandwich.

The treadmill flung me off and I landed on a health and nutrition teacher. Why couldn't it have been someone softer, like the drama coach or the choir director?

SATURDAY:
Satan left a message on my answering machine in his grating, shrilly voice wondering why I did not show up today. Just hearing his voice made me want to smash the machine with my planner; however, I lacked the strength to even use the TV remote and ended up catching eleven straight hours of the Weather Channel..

SUNDAY:
I'm having the Church van pick me up for services today so I can go and thank GOD that this week is over. I will also pray that next year my husband will choose a gift for me that is fun-- like a root canal or a hysterectomy.

I still say if God had wanted me to bend over, he would have sprinkled the floor with diamonds!!!

Send this to a friend who needs to laugh. We all need a good laugh
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NOTFATCAT 8/10/2012 7:14PM

    This is too funny.

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DIANEDOESSMILES 8/10/2012 12:38AM

    I think I was there b4,,, isn't he dead by now? I THOUGHT I had buried him beneath a BUNCH OF TWINKIES??????

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POLYANNA2 8/9/2012 11:07PM

    I'm happy to report there's nothing wrong with me - I laughed and laughed!
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MNABOY 8/9/2012 10:20PM

    I REALLY needed this blog. I may give DW a week of hell too!

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TOWHEE 8/9/2012 9:53PM

    I'm not sure if I laughed more at the blog or the comments following it. All I know is that I have teary eyes, a runny nose, and a high level of endorphins.

Thanks so much for the blog.

Margaret


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TINAJANE76 8/9/2012 5:41PM

    This is great--thanks for the laugh!

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SNEVIL1 8/9/2012 11:31AM

    HAHA I love the mental picture of the teeth brushing and driving without steering or stopping. Too funny!

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FITJANE6 8/9/2012 11:26AM

    Heehee! Love this!

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TIG123GER 8/9/2012 11:20AM

    Love it! Thanks for the morning laugh.

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PARAN0RMAL 8/9/2012 11:20AM

    "Then, as punishment, he put me on the rowing machine-- which I sank."

I don't know why but that line made me lose it ... I snorted! My office mates were like "ARE YOU OKAY?!" haha!

Thanks for sharing!

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Need your blood pressure raised this morning???

Wednesday, August 08, 2012




Subject: Country run by idiots...
You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...
Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
A seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher "cute" but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if.....
The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them while children of "underprivileged" drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspools.
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You know you live in Country run by idiots if....
Working class Americans pay for their own health care (and the health care of everyone else) while unmarried women are free to have child after child on the "State's" dime while never being held responsible for their own choices.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while slothful, lazy behavior is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid and subsidized housing, and free cell phones.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
The government's plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks (to not work).
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Politicians think that stripping away the amendments to the constitution is really protecting the rights of the people.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Parents believe the State is responsible for providing for their children.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
You can write a post like this just by reading the news headlines.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
You pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor defaults on his mortgage (while buying iphones, TV's and new cars) and the government forgives his debt and reduces his mortgage (with your tax dollars) Your government can add anything they want to your kid's water (fluoride, chlorine, etc.) but you are not allowed to give them raw milk.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you "safe".
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
You have to have your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
An 80 year old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a Muslim woman in a burka is only subject to having her neck and head searched.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Using the "N" word is considered "hate speech" but writing and singing songs about raping women and killing cops is considered "art".
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Unfortunately, this list could go on and on.

Our country is run by idiots.

We are in distress.

Where do we go from here?

OK, this is getting simply bizarre

Subject: He did what?!...
On Monday, June 25th 2012, the following occurred:

The Supreme Court unanimously - yes, UNANIMOUSLY - upheld the portion of Arizona's Immigration Law that directs law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of EVERYONE who is ARRESTED for a crime.

Not "ALLOWS" them to check, but "DIRECTS" them to check. That means it's mandatory.

Less than three hours later, the President of the United States issued an executive order BLOCKING THE ENTIRE STATE OF ARIZONA'S ACCESS to the the Federal Database that would allow such checks.

The only State or Local entity EVER to be blocked.

One hour after that (which means they had it all ready in advance), the Department of Justice went live with a toll-free number, a web site, and ads, ASKING FOR PEOPLE TO REPORT BEING "RACIALLY PROFILED" because of this ruling, so they - THE U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT - can file "Civil Rights" lawsuits against the Police Departments, Sheriffs, Cities, Counties and State of Arizona.

In other words, the American Citizens of the State of Arizona are going to be sued for vast sums of money, BY THEIR OWN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, for enforcing a law that The Supreme Court UNANIMOUSLY held as constitutional.

Is it just me, or is it starting to smell just a wee bit like treason in high places?

  
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MNABOY 8/9/2012 10:04PM

    Amen

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WINE4GIRL 8/9/2012 8:20AM

    Absolutely! Keep sharing the news... maybe a few more folks will wake up!
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4DOGNIGHT 8/9/2012 7:06AM

    Yes, here here.

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HICKOK-HALEY 8/9/2012 4:00AM

    Here here!

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LILLI56 8/8/2012 11:59PM

    I have a friend that is a public school teacher, and by law she is to report when she suspects abuse. She has done so numerous times and some of the outcomes are.

!. DHS said that since incest was what this family has always known they would not take the children out of the home.

2. When reported that the home was nasty, they called the home on Friday and told them they were coming by to inspect the home on Monday.

3, When reported to the police that drugs were being sold out of the home, they were never dispatched.

We are a country run by idiots!

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EVWINGS 8/8/2012 11:39PM

    My favorite is:a high school in Texas paid 60Million dollars for a football stadium while the govenor cut teacher's saleries!!

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/8/2012 11:00PM

    Very well said .

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CAT609 8/8/2012 9:31PM

    Love this blog! Great work putting it together, and so true! emoticon

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Obama Campaign Sues to Restrict Military Voting

Saturday, August 04, 2012


While Barack Obama and the Democrats like to give lip service to our men and women in uniform, it’s what they do that betrays their rhetoric. He likes to get his picture with troops even though behind closed doors they are giving him the finger and sleeping during his speeches. This all makes things quite interesting when both the Obama campaign and the Democrat party are suing to restrict the military’s ability to vote in the upcoming election.


On July 17th, the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party filed suit in OH to strike down part of that state’s law governing voting by members of the military. Their suit said that part of the law is “arbitrary” with “no discernible rational basis.”

Currently, Ohio allows the public to vote early in-person up until the Friday before the election. Members of the military three extra days to do so. While the Democrats may see this as “arbitrary” and having “no discernible rational basis”, I think it is entirely reasonable given the demands on servicemen and women’s time and their obligations to their sworn duty.

The National Defense Committee reports:

[f]or each of the last three years, the Department of Defense’s Federal Voting Assistance Program has reported to the President and the Congress that the number one reason for military voter disenfranchisement is inadequate time to successfully vote.

So now we see the Democrat playbook come out again. We see the praise of the lips while they drive the knife into the back of our service men and women that they are using abroad in unconsitutional wars. While I disagree with Mike Flynn that they “have more right to vote than the rest of us,” I emphatically agree that they have the right to vote and that right should be defended by those of us at home.

While Republicans have been battling for Voter ID laws, maybe they should include in that battle protection of the military’s vote.

We all know what is coming in November. The race will probably be close and this is the Chicago style thuggery of applying pressure where the Democrats can in order to cheat in the elections. Make no mistake about it, attempts to restrict the military’s vote is an attempt at voter fraud.



Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/08/obama-ca
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MNABOY 8/6/2012 12:34AM

    Re-election after election is the goal of politicians. We no longer have public servants

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COOPQUILTLADY 8/5/2012 11:09PM

    My sentiments, exactly! emoticon

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4DOGNIGHT 8/4/2012 3:55PM

    I agree! Millitary votes traditonally vote conservative so keeping them out is to their advantage. They change the rules as they go along.

Comment edited on: 8/4/2012 3:57:01 PM

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WILSON1926 8/4/2012 2:56PM

    This guy has got to go......

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AND, NOW YOU OWE

Saturday, August 04, 2012




THE INSANE TAX AND THE IRS WILL SEE THAT YOU PAY UP...

Because conservatives are scrooges, the good folks at Americans for Tax Reform have gone through the fine print to find out what our Olympians will have to cough up to the IRS should they be lucky enough to win any medals in London.

Even by the standards of our government, the numbers are insane.

For instance: Americans who win bronze will pay a $2 tax on the medal itself. But the bronze comes with a modest prize—$10,000 as an honorarium for devoting your entire life to being the third best athlete on the planet in your chosen discipline. And the IRS will take $3,500 of that, thank you very much.

There are also prizes that accompany each medal: $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver, and $10,000 for bronze.

Silver medalists will owe $5,385.

You win a gold? Timothy Geithner will be standing there with his hand out for $8,986.

So as of this writing, swimmer Missy Franklin—who's a high school student—is already on the hook for almost $14,000. By the time she's done in the pool, her tab could be much higher. (That is, unless she has to decline the prize money to placate the NCAA—the only organization in America whose nuttiness rivals the IRS.)

ATR notes that the real twist of the knife is that most other Olympians won't pay any taxes on their medals because America is one of only a handful of countries which taxes "worldwide" prize income earned overseas.

This is OUTRAGEOUS!!!

  
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MNABOY 8/6/2012 12:29AM

    Taxes are a touchy subject and politicians use them for their own advantage. College athletes don't pay taxes on their scholarships, yet!

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4DOGNIGHT 8/4/2012 2:39PM

    I think this is totallly ridiculous. Because they have to pay tax, wouldn't this classify them as pros and not amateurs?

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BEATLETOT 8/4/2012 2:36PM

    They also get to deduct their expenses from the trip to London, so they very well might not have to pay anything.

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