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Wife's Diary

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tonight, I thought my husband was acting weird. We had made
plans to meet at a nice restaurant for dinner. I was
shopping with my friends all day long, so I thought he was
upset at the fact that I was a bit late, but he made no
comment on it. Conversation wasn't flowing, so I suggested
that we go somewhere quiet so we could talk. He agreed, but
he didn't say much.

I asked him what was wrong; He said, "Nothing." I asked him
if it was my fault that he was upset. He said he wasn't
upset, that it had nothing to do with me, and not to worry
about it. On the way home, I told him that I loved him. He
smiled slightly, and kept driving.

I can't explain his behavior I don't know why he didn't say,
"I love you, too." When we got home, I felt as if I had lost
him completely, as if he wanted nothing to do with me
anymore. He just sat there quietly and watched TV. He
continued to seem distant and absent. Finally, with silence
all around us, I decided to go to bed. About 15 minutes
later, he came to bed. But I still felt that he was
distracted and his thoughts were somewhere else. He fell
asleep -- I cried. I don't know what to do. I'm almost sure
that his thoughts are with someone else. My life is a

Husband's Diary:

Boat motor wouldn't start, can't figure it out.

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4DOGNIGHT 12/19/2012 7:31AM

    Do you think he might have depression? OH, fooey, just read the last line!@

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/15/2012 11:25PM

    LOL sounds like my husband!

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JANETTEB553 12/15/2012 3:42PM

    me 2 emoticon

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CREEKLADY1 12/15/2012 3:37PM

  You had me on this oe...love it! emoticon

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The Christmas Pageant

Friday, December 14, 2012

My husband and I had been happily married (most of the time) for five years but hadn't been blessed with a baby.

I decided to do some serious praying and promised God that if he would give us a child,

I would be a perfect mother, love it with all my heart and raise it with His word as my guide.

God answered my prayers and blessed us with a son.

The next year God blessed us with another son.

The following year, He blessed us with yet another son.

The year after that we were blessed with a daughter.

My husband thought we'd been blessed right into poverty.

We now had four children, and the oldest was only four years old.

I learned never to ask God for anything unless I meant it.

As a minister once told me, "If you pray for rain, make sure you carry an umbrella."

I began reading a few verses of the Bible to the children each day as they lay in their cribs..

I was off to a good start. God had entrusted me with four children and I didn't want to disappoint Him.

I tried to be patient the day the children smashed two dozen eggs on the kitchen floor searching for baby chicks.

I tried to be understanding... when they started a hotel for homeless frogs in the spare bedroom, although it took me nearly two hours to catch all twenty-three frogs.

When my daughter poured ketchup all over herself and rolled up in a blanket to see
how it felt to be a hot dog, I tried to see the humor rather than the mess..

In spite of changing over twenty-five thousand diapers, never eating a hot meal
and never sleeping for more than thirty minutes at a time, I still thank God daily for my children.

While I couldn't keep my promise to be a perfect mother- I didn't even come close...
I did keep my promise to raise them in the Word of God.

I knew I was missing the mark just a little when I told my daughter we were going
to church to worship God, and she wanted to bring a bar of soap along to "wash up" Jesus, too.

Something was lost in the translation when I explained that God gave us everlasting life,
and my son thought it was generous of God to give us his "last wife."

My proudest moment came during the children's Christmas pageant.

My daughter was playing Mary, two of my sons were shepherds
and my youngest son was a wise man. This was their moment to shine.

My five-year-old shepherd had practiced his line, "We found the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes."

But he was nervous and said, "The baby was wrapped in wrinkled clothes."

My four-year-old "Mary" said,
"That's not 'wrinkled clothes,' silly. That's dirty, rotten clothes."

A wrestling match broke out between Mary and the shepherd and was stopped by an angel,
who bent her halo and lost her left wing.

I slouched a little lower in my seat when Mary dropped the doll representing Baby Jesus, and it bounced down the aisle crying, "Mama-mama."

Mary grabbed the doll, wrapped it back up and held it tightly as the wise men arrived.

My other son stepped forward wearing a bathrobe and a paper crown, knelt at the manger and announced,
"We are the three wise men, and we are bringing gifts of gold, common sense and fur."

The congregation dissolved into laughter, and the pageantgot a standing ovation.

"I've never enjoyed a Christmas program as much as this one," laughed the pastor, wiping tears from his eyes

"For the rest of my life, I'll never hear the Christmas story without thinking of gold, common sense and fur."

"My children are my pride and my joy and my greatest blessing," I said as I dug through my purse for an aspirin.

Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master.

Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher .

Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer.

Had no army, yet kings feared Him.

He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world.

He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.

He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.

Feel honored to serve such a Leader who loves us.


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TOWHEE 12/15/2012 9:40PM

    Art Linkletter would have loved your Christmas pageant!

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REMEMBER2BME 12/15/2012 6:53AM

    Wow, amazing. Thanks so much for sharing!

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/15/2012 1:03AM

    What a lovely story!

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FUTUREHOPE49 12/14/2012 6:49PM

    Merry Christmas to you too! What a lovely Christmas story! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KIMCOLLINGS 12/14/2012 5:57PM

    What a wonderful story and so well written. Thank you so much for sharing. Wishing you gifts of gold, common sense and fur...he..he! Merry Christmas!

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RUFFIT 12/14/2012 5:43PM

    Thanks for posting and Merry Christmas to you and your family!! Hugs, Moni emoticon emoticon

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0309COOKIE 12/14/2012 1:50PM

    Great story! Merry Christmas!

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DIETER27 12/14/2012 1:36PM

  nice story and a good message. Thanks for sharing this. Merry Christmas to you and your family also!

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Marxist Harry Belafonte Recommends Obama Imprison Conservatives

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Singer, actor, and known Marxist, Harry Belafonte was on with his dear friend Al Sharpton this week, when he recommended imprisoning those who disagree with the Obama agenda.

Belafonte told Sharpton what he thinks Barack Obama ought to do with his opposition:

“The only thing left for Barack Obama to do is to work like a third world dictator and put all these guys in jail!”

Since he is dear friends with third world dictators, such as Hugo Chavez, it is not surprising that he would admire the dictatorial regimes that jail dissenters.

Unfortunately, what Belafonte, and other Marxists residing in the US fail to understand, is that the US is not designed as a dictatorship. Ironically, someone who made music and films as a source of presumably high income, wishes to have the very culture that squashes creativity, art forms, freedom and the pursuit of happiness and ones own destiny.

Much like Sharpton and Chavez, Belafonte has elevated himself over all other citizens, by believing that this form of government would establish that he is above the very treatment he prescribes for all in the name of Social justice and redistribution of wealth and forced compliance.

Now I have a number of CD's of Harry Belafonte that I used to love listening to. Now that he has gone totally against our government, and supports total Marxism, I seriously doubt I will ever again be able to listen to him with pleasure.

Isn't it ironic how the people who "have made it" in our country NOW decide that everyone else should be under Marxist Socialist rule, but they never come forth with giving away THEIR money or property??

We have an open door policy in this country. I would happily show Mr. Belafonte the door, and close it gently after he walks out. He should go live in a country that has government to his liking, and quit benefitting from ours while making spurious remarks about it.

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FANGFACEKITTY 12/14/2012 1:04AM

    I agree with you here...but this is one of the great things about our country, that we don't show people like this the door (or inside of a prison cell or worse). A dual edged sword.

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/13/2012 11:55PM

    It is unfortunate that some people criticize the system that has made them wealthy.

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True Story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A man named

Bob May, depressed and brokenhearted, stared out his drafty

apartment window into the chilling December


His 4-year-old daughter Barbara sat on his lap

quietly sobbing. Bob's wife, Evelyn, was dying of cancer.

Little Barbara couldn't understand why her mommy could never

come home. Barbara looked up into her dad's eyes and asked,

"Why isn't Mommy just like everybody else's Mommy?" Bob's

jaw tightened and his eyes welled with tears. Her question

brought waves of grief, but also of anger. It had been the

story of Bob's life. Life always had to be different for


Small when he was a kid, Bob was often bullied

by other boys. He was too little at the time to compete in

sports. He was often called names he'd rather not remember.

From childhood, Bob was different and never seemed to fit

in. Bob did complete college, married his loving wife and

was grateful to get his job as a copywriter at Montgomery

Ward during the Great Depression. Then he was blessed with

his little girl. But it was all short-lived. Evelyn's bout

with cancer stripped them of all their savings and now Bob

and his daughter were forced to live in a two-room apartment

in the Chicago slums. Evelyn died just days before Christmas

in 1938.

Bob struggled to give hope to his child, for

whom he couldn't even afford to buy a Christmas gift. But if

he couldn't buy a gift, he was determined to make one - a

storybook! Bob had created an animal character in his own

mind and told the animal's story to little Barbara to give

her comfort and hope. Again and again Bob told the story,

embellishing it more with each telling. Who was the

character? What was the story all about? The story Bob May

created was his own autobiography in fable form. The

character he created was a misfit outcast like he was. The

name of the character? A little reindeer named Rudolph, with

a big shiny nose. Bob finished the book just in time to give

it to his little girl on Christmas Day. But the story

doesn't end there.


general manager of Montgomery Ward caught wind of the little

storybook and offered Bob May a nominal fee to purchase the

rights to print the book. Wards went on to

print, “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed

Reindeer” and

distribute it to children visiting Santa Claus in their

stores. By 1946 Wards had printed and distributed more than

six million copies of Rudolph. That same year, a major

publisher wanted to purchase the rights from Wards to print

an updated version of the book.

In an unprecedented

gesture of kindness, the CEO of Wards returned all rights

back to Bob May. The book became a best seller. Many toy and

marketing deals followed and Bob May, now remarried with a

growing family, became wealthy from the story he created to

comfort his grieving daughter. But the story doesn't end

there either.


brother-in-law, Johnny Marks, made a song adaptation to

Rudolph. Though the song was turned down by such popular

vocalists as Bing Crosby and DinahShore , it was recorded by

the singing cowboy, Gene Autry. "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed

Reindeer" was released in 1949 and became a phenomenal

success, selling more records than any other Christmas song,

with the exception of "White Christmas."

The gift of love that Bob May

created for his daughter so long ago kept on returning back

to bless him again and again. And Bob May learned the

lesson, just like his dear friend Rudolph, that being

different isn't so bad. In fact, being different can be a


Enjoy life... it has an expiration date!

Not ALL snowpeople are MEN!!

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4DOGNIGHT 12/15/2012 8:38AM

    Thank you! What a gift!

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KAYDE53 12/13/2012 12:11AM

    Awesome story!!! Never heard it before! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/12/2012 11:30PM

    That is a lovely story!

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BMCOLLEY 12/12/2012 6:10PM

    This is a great story; however, the sad start destroyed the happy ending. The sadness was over-powering.

I thank you for sharing the story.


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0309COOKIE 12/12/2012 3:54PM

    What a great story!

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BLEGNER1 12/12/2012 3:36PM

    Very enlightening. I really enjoyed reading the story behind the story and song!

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2nd Amendment Rights

Monday, November 19, 2012

*A lot of people have sworn to support and defend the
constitution against all enemies -- foreign and domestic.
Last time I looked... 2nd amendment was part of the

*Civil War is Coming*

*WASHINGTON (Reuters)* - The United States
reversed policy on Wednesday and said it would
back launching talks on a treaty to regulate
arms sales as long as the talks operated by
consensus, a stance critics said gave every
nation a veto. The decision, announced in a
statement released by the U.S. State Department,
overturns the position of former President
George W. Bush's administration, which had
opposed such a treaty on the grounds that
national controls were better. On Wednesday
Obama Took the First Major Step in a Plan to Ban
All Firearms in the United States.

The Obama administration intends to force gun
control and a complete ban on all weapons for US
citizens through the signing of international
treaties with foreign nations. By signing
international treaties on gun control, the Obama
administration can use the US State Department
to bypass the normal legislative process in
Congress. Once the US Government signs these
international treaties, all US citizens will be
subject to those gun laws created by foreign
governments. These are laws that have been
developed and promoted by organizations such as
the United Nations and individuals such as
George Soros and Michael Bloomberg. The laws are
designed and intended to lead to the complete
ban and confiscation of all firearms. The Obama
administration is attempting to use tactics and
methods of gun control that will inflict major
damage to our 2nd Amendment before US citizens
even understand what has happened. Obama can
appear before the public and tell them that he
does not intend to pursue any legislation (in
the United States) that will lead to new gun
control laws, while cloaked in secrecy, his
Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, is
committing the US to international treaties and
foreign gun control laws.

What it means is that there will be no
publicized gun control debates in the media or
votes in Congress.

We will wake up one morning and find that the
United States has signed a treaty that prohibits
firearm and ammunition manufacturers from
selling to the American public.

We will wake up another morning and find that
the US has signed a treaty that prohibits any
transfer of firearm ownership. And then, we will
wake up yet another morning and find that the US
has signed a treaty that requires US citizens to
deliver any firearm they own to the local
government collection and destruction center or
face imprisonment. This is not a joke nor a
false warning. As sure as government health care
has been forced on us by the Obama
administration, so will gun control. Please
forward this message to others who may be
concerned about the direction in which our
country is headed. ... We are being led like a
lamb to the slaughter house. DON'T KEEP THIS -


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FUTUREHOPE49 11/19/2012 7:57PM

    Good luck!

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NOTFATCAT 11/19/2012 5:26PM


This is the link to the NRA's legislative page which explains that the day after the presidential election Obama administration pushed forward their backing for a UN resolution to first track (gun registry) then ban all firearms, large or small, individually owned or otherwise.

Don't kid yourself that the libs worldwide don't want anyone but themselves to have access to firearms.

I am the NRA and no one is taking my firearms from me. Ever.

Keep up the good word, Sandy.

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FANGFACEKITTY 11/19/2012 3:16PM

    There is no legal way to bypass the 2nd Amendment except by the passage of a new Amendment to the Constitution that voids it or a Supreme Court decision that completely reinterprets it.

No President - of any party - can enact "a complete ban on all weapons for US citizens through the signing of international treaties with foreign nations" for the above reason.

No treaty can bypass the normal Congressional procedures as all treaties have to be passed by a 2/3 vote of the Senate before they are binding and ratified.

The UN Arms Trade Treaty (which I am assuming you are referring to) has nothing to do with restricting the ownership of guns in the USA, or any nation. It is concerned with stopping the illegal international arms trade by closing loopholes in export laws. The treaty specifically upholds the right of sovereign nations to decide what is allowed within their own borders.

ETA : Further, the USA has not signed the Treaty and specifically declined to vote on the initial draft (not a final version) in July; the next round of talks is not scheduled until sometime in 2013.

We are all entitled to have and share our own opinions. So while I disagree wholeheartedly I do appreciate that you care enough about our country to share yours. I think we do have a responsibility to verify for ourselves as many of our journalists, sadly, cut corners or spin the "news" to support personal or corporate agendas.

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