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American Soldier

Sunday, May 27, 2012

For memorial Day - Toby Keith co-wrote and recorded this in 2003

Iím just tryiní to be a father, raise a daughter and a son
Be a lover to their mother, everythiní to everyone
Up and at Ďem bright and early, Iím all business in my suit
Yeah Iím dressed up for success, from my head down to my boots
I donít do it for money, thereís bills that I canít pay
I donít do it for the glory, I just do it anyway
Providing for our futureís, my responsibility
Yeah Iím real good under pressure, being all that I can be
And I canít call in sick on Mondays when the weekendís been too strong
I just work straight through the holidays, and sometimes all night long
You can bet that I stand ready, when the wolf growls at the door
Hey Iím solid, hey Iím steady, hey Iím true down to the core.


And I will always do my duty no matter what the price
Iíve counted up the cost, I know the sacrifice
Oh and I donít want to die for you, but if dyinís asked of me
Iíll bear that cross with honor, cause freedom donít come free.


Iím an American Soldier an American
Beside my brothers and my sisters, I will proudly take a stand
When libertyís in jeopardy, I will always do whatís right


Iím out here on the front lines, sleep in peace tonight
American Soldier, Iím and American, Soldier.


An American Soldier an American
Beside my brothers and my sisters, I will proudly take a stand
When libertyís in jeopardy, I will always do whatís right
Iím out here on the front lines, sleep in peace tonight
American Soldier, Iím an American, an American, an American, Soldier.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LINDAKAY228 5/30/2012 1:00PM

    I really loved that blog because it's one of my favorite songs and I think of my brother who just retired from the military a couple of years ago after doing his 20 years. He was in Desert Storm and in Afghanistan after 9/11 and this song reminds me so much of him and all our other military every time I hear it.



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ENCHANTEDBROOM 5/27/2012 10:38AM

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From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU for this blog. It means so much to know that there are those that remember Memorial Day, and honor the soldiers and vets, the true Heros, the real Heros.

You and yours are truly blessed.

Love and Light

Anni




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BUTEAFULL 5/27/2012 8:22AM

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SHRINKINGSHERI 5/27/2012 7:53AM

    Love that song. Thanks for the wonderful post for Memorial day!!!

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JSALERNO 5/27/2012 6:05AM

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EDITOR 5/27/2012 3:56AM

    Wonderful tribute. God bless America and those that have served!

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2ABBYNORMAL 5/27/2012 12:58AM

    Most people don't remember what Memorial Day is. I am proud of the fact that my husband served in the marines and both my nieces are also in the marines. God Bless America! emoticon

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Saturday, May 26, 2012

We're having an early fire season in the Southwestern US - none around me yet, but the smoke is already making the air quality bad. This morning, I couldn't clearly see the mountains that are between 3 and 5 miles away. I didn't walk the dogs until after 1700 (5PM) when I could see them - and, of course, it was HOT then!

"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" is a show tune written by American composer Jerome Kern and lyricist Otto Harbach for their 1933 musical Roberta. (Wikipedia)


They asked me how I knew
My true love was true
I of course replied
Something here inside
Can not be denied


They, said some day you'll find
All who love are blind
When you heart's on fire
You must realize
Smoke gets in your eyes



So I chaffed them, and I gaily laughed
To think they would doubt our love
And yet today, my love has gone away
I am without my love



Now laughing friends deride
Tears I cannot hide
So I smile and say
When a lovely flame dies
Smoke gets in your eyes


Smoke gets in your eyes


  
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SAFETYSUE 5/31/2012 2:04AM

    I love this song and couldn't tell you how many fires I fought or how many times I have watched the movie " Always"..... This one really got to me. God please keep everyone safe from fires this season!!!
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FLAMENM 5/29/2012 1:01AM

    I wish the smoke would go elsewhere

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BUTEAFULL 5/27/2012 8:21AM

    I'm catching up on blogs

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MRE1956 5/26/2012 7:01AM

    Yikes - hope that wildfire situation calms down ASAP!

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Your pics - emoticon as always!

Thank you for sharing!

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EDITOR 5/26/2012 5:46AM

    Wonderful blog as usual. Frightening about wildfires.

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JSALERNO 5/26/2012 4:32AM

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Name the Pictures

Friday, May 25, 2012

A friend sent me this Email


These are pretty clever. Don't rush. Study each picture (there are 11 of 'em) and try to determine what it represents, before looking at the answer below the picture.

You'll need to put on your thinking caps...

What is it?


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eggplant

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Who is it?


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Doctor Pepper

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What is it?


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pool table

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Oh this one is tricky. What are they?



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Tap dancers

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100 point bonus. what is it?



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Card Shark

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Who am I. (hint. you can't beat me)



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The King of Pop

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What is it?



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I Pod

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This one is hilarious. What is it?



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Gator-Aide

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Kind of scary isn't it? Well what is it?



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Knight mare

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Another 100 point bonus. What is it?



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Hole Milk

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Hey Bartender give me one of these. What is it?


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Light Beer

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Get 'em all? C'mon be honest! (I only got 3)

Now pass them on to your smart friends so they can feel as bright as you!

  
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TOMWDCSKC 5/26/2012 1:46AM

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CJJANISS 5/25/2012 11:05AM

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GAYLLYNNE 5/25/2012 6:35AM

    I got a few of those but they were just great!! Thanks for getting my brain to work first thin in the morning! :)

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JSALERNO 5/25/2012 6:25AM

    I GOT 1 THE CARD SHARK.

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SHRINKINGSHERI 5/25/2012 5:39AM

    LOL!!!!

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CHUBALUBNOMORE 5/25/2012 12:20AM

    I loved it! Thanks for sharing

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MARILYN1954 5/25/2012 12:13AM

    I only got the last one. These where not easy. Have to have a mind that works that way. emoticon

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VIMVIGOR 5/25/2012 12:12AM

  I only got 3 too. Whoops!!! Not too bright tonight. Cheryl emoticon

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He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

Thursday, May 24, 2012

My long-lost older brother called me today - it's been over 40 years. Let's just say, my family was one of those that put the "fun" in dysfunctional. (Parents divorced, boys went with Dad, girls with Mom). We caught up some - turns out he lives in Florida, and has business in Albuquerque fairly frequently. Sheesh! We hope we can get together on his next trip.

B. Scott and B. Russell wrote this in 1969 - most famously recorded by the Hollies

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows when
But I'm strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain't heavy, he's my brother


So on we go
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We'll get there
For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain't heavy, he's my brother


If I'm laden at all
I'm laden with sadness
That everyone's heart
Isn't filled with the gladness
Of love for one another


It's a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we're on the way to there
Why not share
And the load
Doesn't weigh me down at all
He ain't heavy, he's my brother


He's my brother
He ain't heavy, he's my brother...

  
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TOMWDCSKC 5/26/2012 12:54AM

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GAYLLYNNE 5/24/2012 9:10AM

    That's so wonderful! I hope you and your brother have a wonderful reunion!!!! Now that's really special!!

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SHRINKINGSHERI 5/24/2012 6:11AM

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SPIRIT42013 5/24/2012 1:07AM

    I uused this same song as an opener for a brief memoir I wrote for my sons. I hope they treasure each other as much as this song. Do you know who performed it?

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What's Your Workplace Like?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I work in a Federal Hospital (VA)

CEO



Supervisor



Nurse Manager (Head Nurse)



Staff Nurse



Doctor



VA Police (Federal Police, not Security!)



Cleaning Staff




  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DAP1313 5/22/2012 9:04AM

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I can imagine there are some people who really do resemble those pictures.

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GAYLLYNNE 5/22/2012 6:50AM

    So cute! Thanks for the smile :)

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