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My mother taught me...

Friday, May 07, 2010

My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION...
"Just wait until your father gets home."

My Mother taught me about RECEIVING....
"You are going to get it when we get home!

My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE...
"What were you thinking?
Answer me when I talk to you ...Don't talk back to me!"

My Mother taught me LOGIC...
"If you fall off that swing and break your neck,
don't come crying to me.

My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE...
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."

My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD...
"If you don't pass your spelling test, you'll never
get a good job.

My Mother taught me ESP...
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you're cold?"

My Mother taught me HUMOR...
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT...
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

My Mother taught me about SEX....
"How do you think you got here?"

My Mother taught me about GENETICS...
"You're just like your father."

My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE...
"When you get to be my age, you will understand.

My Mother taught me about my ROOTS...
"Do you think you were born in a barn?"

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JESSICA_0029 5/12/2010 11:19PM

    emoticonFunny Willow! emoticon

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2CATS2LOVE1 5/10/2010 6:04PM

    TOO CUTE and funny but, I remember many of those very things she told me too!!

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ANOPTIMIST 5/10/2010 11:05AM

    That's cute...thanks for sharing! :)

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STARKCOUNTYGAL 5/8/2010 10:05PM

    yepper,those all sound too familiar!!

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BETRME100 5/8/2010 8:34PM

    Funny!! I think I heard most of those at one time or another!!

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SLIMLILA 5/8/2010 6:53PM

    I've seen this before, but loved the reminder!Some flower power to you for all you're doing emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHASTA11 5/8/2010 5:14PM

    I didn't get all of these, but a lot. Some I even admonished my daughter with.

Thanks, Willow.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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DENI_ZEN 5/8/2010 12:27PM

    LOL! Cute!! Happy Mothers Day!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 5/8/2010 8:28AM

    haha Good one!!! Happy Mothers Day my friend!!

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ZABINAS 5/8/2010 7:17AM

    Cute! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/8/2010 2:09AM

    LOL nice!

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MACKANDME 5/7/2010 11:43PM

    That was cute.

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TRUELOU 5/7/2010 11:40PM

    Humor one got me:)
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L*I*T*A* 5/7/2010 11:22PM

    too funny..........thanks for sharing....
blessings and hugs..............lita

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HONORINGGOD 5/7/2010 11:18PM

    I NEEDED A LAUGH THANK YOU

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Tree Planter's Holiday!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Spring brings many occasions for gardeners to celebrate their connection to the earth, including National Arbor Day. National Arbor Day, known as the tree planter’s holiday, has been celebrated in the United States since 1872.

Founded by journalist J. Sterling Morton in 1872, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April. Using his forum as a journalist, he encouraged both individuals and community organizations to plant trees.

Having settled in the largely treeless state of Nebraska, Morton began the campaign as a way to increase the number of trees for windbreaks to keep soil in place, for fuel and building materials, and for shade.

www.care2.com/greenliving/its-arbor-
day-plant-a-tree.html

  
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SLCB1023 5/4/2010 11:30AM

    Thanks for sharing!!! emoticon

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JESSICA_0029 5/3/2010 8:28PM

    I emoticon emoticon

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ETAGGEL 5/1/2010 11:32PM

    Enjoy yourself

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SHASTA11 5/1/2010 1:58AM

    Help save the earth.

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TRUELOU 4/30/2010 8:17PM

    I like trees!
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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/30/2010 8:03PM

    emoticon enjoy your weekend, friend!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 4/30/2010 7:17PM

    i love this blog!! As a forester, i'm of the opiniong that we need to harvest trees. Lots of them. and we need to plant just as many as we harvest!

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USARUNNERGIRL 4/30/2010 1:32PM

    Thank you for the reminder. I was just telling hubby we should plant a tree in the back yard. Now I have another reason why.

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L*I*T*A* 4/30/2010 11:23AM

    thanks for reminding us all of this great holiday!!!
blessings and hugs..............lita

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DENI_ZEN 4/30/2010 11:09AM

    Thanks, Willow, for this information! Arbor Day is surely the most "beautiful" holiday on the calendar :) Let's hear it for Ma Earth!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GETDONE 4/30/2010 11:03AM

    thanks for the info--good stuff emoticon

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 4/30/2010 8:37AM

    I'm all for keeping the Earth green with plenty of trees....I think there has been a recommitment to greening up but it is good to keep it going!
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LOVE YOUR MOTHER!!!
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Earth Day 2010: Eating As If The Earth Matters

Thursday, April 22, 2010



Forty years have passed since the first Earth Day, and many people now realize that, if we’re serious about saving the planet, we have to do more than just recycle, carry cloth bags, take short showers, and use energy-efficient light bulbs. While these are all worthwhile measures, we must also work to control our population—and our appetite for flesh.

www.care2.com/causes/environment/blo
g/earth-day-2010-eating-as-if-the-eart
h-matters/

  
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DOTSLADY 4/28/2010 1:01AM

    That's hysterical, I thought they were gonna talk about "sins of the flesh" as in having too many children. Which isn't such a bad idea actually.

Sorry, I just got into eating meat. It's saving my life. Now let's talk about grains and methane gas! lol If people, not just cows, stopped eating grains, there'd be less methane. :)
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USARUNNERGIRL 4/26/2010 2:24PM

    So true, thank you for sharing.

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 4/25/2010 4:01PM

    Thank you! emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 4/25/2010 8:55AM

    greeat blog!!

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THENEWCINDY 4/23/2010 4:21PM

    your right!!!!!!

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ZABINAS 4/23/2010 5:43AM

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/23/2010 1:28AM

    Great blog and thanks for sharing this.

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TRUELOU 4/22/2010 11:09PM

    Happy Earth Day!
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DENI_ZEN 4/22/2010 9:02PM

    Beautifully and well said, Willow! Thank you...and happy Earth Day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BETRME100 4/22/2010 8:23PM

    amen

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TRAVELNISTA 4/22/2010 4:27PM

    This planet would be so much better off if we did not eat meat. Most people do not realize how much grain goes into just feeding the cattle. No one in the world would face hunger if that grain was used for human consumption instead.

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LADYNETTIE 4/22/2010 3:19PM

    We need to control ourselves in all areas! Thanks for sharing emoticon

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JESSICA_0029 4/22/2010 9:52AM

    You are so right! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 4/22/2010 9:48AM

    thanks for the great reminder....
blessings and hugs...............lita

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MACKANDME 4/22/2010 8:31AM

    I agree completely.
I remember as a teenager and saw the litter on the side of the road, I would comment that if people didn't take care of the Earth now it would not be here to take care of us later. Did you ever see the old commercial with the Indian on his horse as a tear rolled down his face because he was sad to see the state of the Earth? I loved that commercial, just because I hoped it might get through to someone else.

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QUIZ

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

These are fun... Snapped it up from DEBBIEANNE1124

Below are answers to questions asking which you would rather have. Feel free to cut and paste into your own blog and play along.

1. Eat milk chocolate or white chocolate.
--> I can only eat white chocolate...sigh

2. Spend a day in solitary confinement or a week in jail?
--> Solitary, I can do anything for 1 day.

3. Be a fish or a bird?
-->Fish, I love the water

4. Have no phone or no internet.
-->No phone

5. Pole dance or line dance.
--> Line dance

6. Would you rather live with regret or do the right thing and die?
-->Do the right thing

7. Cruise to Alaska or spend a week in Florida?
-->Cruise

8. Would you rather get locked in a freezer for 20 minutes or spend a night trying to sleep when it's 90 degrees and humid.
-->Sleep at 90 degrees, I have no tolerance for the cold

9. Ride a horse or a motorcycle?
-->Neither, thank you!

10. Walk in the rain or walk in the snow?
-->Rain

11. Eat a brand new kind of meat or a brand new kind of veggie?
--> Veggie

12. Watch the moon rise or watch the sun rise?
--> Moon, I'm a night hawk!

13. Go to DisneyLand or Grand Canyon?
--> Grand Canyon

14. Listen to Mozart or listen to the Beatles?
--> Mozart, I'm not a Beatles fan

15. Would you prefer a 10-minute COLD shower or a 30-minute COLD bath?
--> Shower

16. Picnic on the lake or Picnic at a park?
--> Picnic on the lake

17. Evening with a few friends or a large group?
--> A few friends

18. Scrabble or Yahtzee!
--> Yahtzee

19. Bike or walk?
--> Walk

20. Waiting in a train station or Waiting in an Airport
--> Airport

Try it and pass it on!

  
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NIGHTSKYSTAR 4/17/2010 3:50PM

    cool!!!

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JESSICA_0029 4/17/2010 10:40AM

    Thanks for the fun little quiz.

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USARUNNERGIRL 4/16/2010 3:27PM

    Cute quiz. I might have to copy and paste soon.

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SHASTA11 4/15/2010 1:01PM

    I don't know how to cut and paste, believe it or not; help. Thanks. emoticon

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 4/15/2010 11:05AM

    I love these. What a great way to learn little things about our friends that don't normally come up in conversation! Thanks for sharing...I've caught the virus and will pass it on!

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RAINBOWFALLS 4/15/2010 9:25AM

    This was good. I agreed with many, but there were some that I love both, like walking or riding. I also love horses.

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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 4/15/2010 12:14AM

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L*I*T*A* 4/14/2010 8:57PM

    great share.......thanks so much........blessings and hugs..............lita

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/14/2010 5:26PM

    Ditto!
Love learning about you!

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-JESS1CA- 4/14/2010 4:59PM

    Thanks...I love these things!

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Easter Wish

Sunday, April 04, 2010



Easter is a time of love,
of family, and of peace.
It is a time when we say
a quiet thanks for all that we have
and for all that the future holds.
Easter is a feeling in our hearts
of hope and faith and trust.

It is a day of miracles;
a day when our dreams seem a little closer;
a time of retrospection for what has been,
and anticipation of all that will be.
And it is a time for remembering
with love and appreciation
the people in our lives
who make a difference...
people like you.

(Anne Marie Edwards)

  
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USARUNNERGIRL 4/5/2010 2:28PM

    Hope you had a lovely Easter.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 4/5/2010 6:34AM

    Hope it was a wonderful day!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/4/2010 6:38PM

    Easter blessings sent your way!
Debbie

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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 4/4/2010 3:23PM

    Happy Easter to you, too!

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THROOPER62 4/4/2010 3:18PM

    Happy Easter!

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TRUELOU 4/4/2010 3:07PM

    Happy Easter!
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ZABINAS 4/4/2010 1:44PM

    Happy Easter! emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 4/4/2010 1:07PM

    Happy Easter to you...........
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KNEWTON11 4/4/2010 1:01PM

    Happy Easter to you

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TRAVELNISTA 4/4/2010 12:31PM

    Happy Easter!

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DENI_ZEN 4/4/2010 12:30PM

    Lovely thoughts for this sunny Easter, Willow! Thank you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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