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Someone Had Way Too Much Time in the Kitchen

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Now who among us, groggy-eyed, having a bowl of cereal, decides to make such a scene and photograph it? lol These are clever!















































  
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DRADISCH 10/9/2011 12:50PM

    thanks f or the smiles. needed this today

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BRAVEONE92 10/1/2011 8:37PM

    Thanks for the laughs. I really enjoyed the pictures!!!!

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KIN59VARA 9/25/2011 5:29AM

    Loved them, thanks for sharing.

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JAGRIF 9/25/2011 12:03AM

    Love it!!

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LJCANNON 9/24/2011 11:28PM

    emoticon emoticonThese were AWESOME!!

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MRSBOSSYPANTS 9/24/2011 9:58PM

    Absolutely amazing! Thanks for the laughs! emoticon

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IMAGINE_IT 9/24/2011 9:37PM

    emoticon Thanks for the laughs!! emoticon

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TAMMAE 9/24/2011 9:13PM

    Fantastic humor! I absolutely love your food art...Makes me want to cut up some vegetables!!! Thanks for the post!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 9/24/2011 5:35PM

    OMG what a cute post....

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APIRLRAIN888 9/24/2011 4:23PM

    LOL that was great

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FIRSTLADYJ1 9/24/2011 3:48PM

    Too Funny !

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TWEETYKC00 9/23/2011 9:33PM

    those are too funny! thanks for sharing them, you're so right, who has that much time on their hands?

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DJ4HEALTH 9/23/2011 8:26PM

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JULIEFRANCES112 9/23/2011 4:29PM

    Someone has a great imagination. Thanks for the laugh! emoticon

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MAJKOVA 9/23/2011 3:08PM

    It is amazing - I love it very much emoticon
Liba

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PONYFARMER 9/23/2011 1:58PM

    emoticon Oh my, I would never have thought to do this kind of thing. But I admit it is very artistic.

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-PAULA 9/23/2011 1:56PM

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M77355 9/23/2011 12:24PM

    CUTE!

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CHUCKLES0719 9/23/2011 11:25AM

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Love your blog!

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REMODELINGPAT 9/23/2011 11:13AM

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Loved them! Thanks for sharing!

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TABBYARTS 9/23/2011 11:04AM

    OMG! THAT IS TOO FUNNY!

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EJHEINRICH1 9/23/2011 10:26AM

    Thank you for the giggle this morning! I have to agree someone had way too much time on their hands! LOL

Thank you for sharing this with us!

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SADIEDOLORES 9/23/2011 10:05AM

    THESE ARE GREAT, GOOD WAY TO START MY MORNING LOL. emoticon

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ALOHAEV1 9/23/2011 9:39AM

    If that doesn't put a giggle in your heart...

So glad you had time to put this together for us!

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I.M.MAGIC 9/23/2011 9:29AM

    I've seen this kind of thing before--ALWAYS amuses me! LOL

I especially like the marshmellow walking the plank...
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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 9/23/2011 8:56AM

    What a hoot, first thing this morning!

Thanks for sharing

I've got this feeling that the face on the squash on the mandoline should have been changed from a smile to SOMETHING else, as in pain!

Have a SPlendid Weekend

Ton

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DEUCE119 9/23/2011 8:21AM

    These are so good. I think I'll do that to my eggs and see what the family thinks when they go to get one out. LOL

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AMLEHNKURT 9/23/2011 8:17AM

    Someone has a great imagination to create these! Thanks for sharing!

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CORKYTHEMOM 9/23/2011 7:41AM

    emoticon emoticon Blog! emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/23/2011 1:09AM

    Wow. Loved this blog. thanks for sharing it.

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MZZCHIEF 9/23/2011 12:23AM

    Adorable, creative... thanks for the good cheer!

: )
Mzzchief

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BLUEKITTY2011 9/23/2011 12:03AM

    Wow, it gives me some ideas for Halloween---I'm going to host a murder dinner for my daughter and her friends. Thank you for sharing!!!

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LITTLEWIND53 9/22/2011 11:16PM

    These are so adorable. I couldn't even conceive of these, much less follow through with the execution. How did they get that fried egg sunflower to stand up? Or make a baby carriage out of an egg shell without cracking the shell, I mean the edges are soooo smooth!

Thanks, Helen, for sharing this page!

Yatmama, I hope you don't mind, but I am sharing this page with a team I am on. I think they will all love it too!

Comment edited on: 9/22/2011 11:20:27 PM

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SPOONGIRLDEB 9/22/2011 10:57PM

    Way too much time but incredibly creative! I've seen a few before but most are new. Thanks for posting!

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EMMABE1 9/22/2011 10:44PM

    As you say - someone spent way too much time in the kitchen - but a very clever someone!!

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MONAMOM 9/22/2011 10:40PM

    Hi Missy! Helen shared this with me. I LOVE it. Really cute!!

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JOYSGARDEN 9/22/2011 9:49PM

    Too funny! Someone has quite an imagination... Thanks for the giggles.

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ALASKAN 9/22/2011 9:34PM

    that is very creative and cute. Thanks MOMMA_BEAR for sharing with me. Always, ERNA

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YOYONOMORE1 9/22/2011 9:25PM

    Someoe is very creative, thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SUSIEPH1 9/22/2011 9:19PM

    Just awesome Missy ! so very Clever .. Thanks for sharing Love !!.
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/22/2011 9:05PM

    Bless the heart of whoever took the time to be so creative. I love them and am sharing them. Thanks, Missy!!!

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ROZEEROZ1 9/22/2011 8:09PM

    love these
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KRYS210 9/22/2011 7:28PM

    How cute. Way too much time to do this for me to even thinking about something like that - glad there are artistic, creative people in the world!

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CJPJHM 9/22/2011 2:52PM

    So cute! Somebody is very artistic. emoticon

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SHAWWB 9/22/2011 1:51PM

    Love it.

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SROUS1340 9/22/2011 10:35AM

    talk about "playing with your food"! Very fun!!!

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REALCAROL 9/22/2011 10:29AM

    I shared this with other sparkers.

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CBEVNOW 9/22/2011 4:39AM

    Did your hubby do this? Its so cute.
Caroline

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WINDSONG~ 9/22/2011 2:06AM

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BLONDWUNN 9/22/2011 12:20AM

    Oh, those are sooo funny!! Actually I think they're genius!

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A Beautiful Poem About Growing Older

Tuesday, September 20, 2011



I forget the words...

  
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PEPPERLEAH 9/21/2011 11:03PM

    Gotta love it!

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KICKINGIT@56 9/21/2011 3:22PM

    Our souls created in His image can read the messages contained in His creation.

That's a good thing 'cause I usually can't find my glasses!

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NOLAZYBUTT110 9/21/2011 9:33AM

    The Poem...

Its Painted with Love!

Beautiful sunset, red
Painted by God, with stroke that bled,
With the precious Lambs Blood,
To wash away the stain of sin and death!
That made the Future eternally Blessed!
More than a sunset when your walking with God down Life's path.
By Susan Aszman

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 9/21/2011 1:07AM

    Thanks for the smile!

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 9/20/2011 11:45PM

    No problem---the picture speaks for itself!!

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PURPLELVR7 9/20/2011 8:28PM

    love it thanks for sharing

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ANGELCOWBOY1 9/20/2011 8:26PM

    Too funny but true!

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SANDYBRUNO 9/20/2011 8:11PM

    My husband and I know this fact all too well. One of us is always forgetting something.

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 9/20/2011 6:24PM

    Well said.

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SUSAN134 9/20/2011 4:41PM

    Hahahahaha! Missy, this is priceless!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 9/20/2011 4:26PM

  This is priceless LOL

oh, by the way, I love Barnabas also

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4MRSDAND123 9/20/2011 3:56PM

    Oh I love this! emoticon It took me by surprise. I was so captivated looking at that beautiful picture and then, of course, scrolled down to read the poem that went with it...lol..SURPRISE! So funny! Thanks for the laughter.

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NELLIEC 9/20/2011 3:21PM

    A few days ago when my garage door opener had slid off my shirt when I was bending over to put the bread into the refrigerator and I eventually found it on top of the bread, a friend of mine from church asked if she needed to be concerned about me since she thought that maybe I had forgetfully put it there. So far the brain cells are mostly OK.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 9/20/2011 2:16PM

    Bwahahahaha! Oh, Missy, you are PRECIOUS! I love it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IAMWINNING 9/20/2011 12:44PM

    With a view like that, words aren't important. LOL

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GOSPELCLOWN 9/20/2011 12:22PM

    Ha, ha! That's why I do cross stitch. I don't have to try to remember the words.

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The Wedding Gown That Made History

Thursday, September 15, 2011



Lilly Friedman doesn't remember the last name of the woman who designed and sewed the wedding gown she wore when she walked down the aisle over 60 years ago. But the grandmother of seven does recall that when she first told her fiance Ludwig that she had always dreamed of being married in a white gown he realized he had his work cut out for him. For the tall, lanky 21-year-old who had survived hunger, disease and torture this was a different kind of challenge. How was he ever going to find such a dress in the Bergen-Belsen Displaced Person's camp where they felt grateful for the clothes on their backs?
Fate would intervene in the guise of a former German pilot who walked into the food distribution center where Ludwig worked, eager to make a trade for his worthless parachute. In exchange for two pounds of coffee beans and a couple of packs of cigarettes Lilly would have her wedding gown.

For two weeks Miriam the seamstress worked under the curious eyes of her fellow DPs, carefully fashioning the six parachute panels into a simple, long sleeved gown with a rolled collar and a fitted waist that tied in the back with a bow. When the dress was completed she sewed the leftover material into a matching shirt for the groom. A white wedding gown may have seemed like a frivolous request in the surreal environment of the camps, but for Lilly the dress symbolized the innocent, normal life she and her family had once led before the world descended into madness.

Lilly and her siblings were raised in a Torah observant home in the small town of Zarica, Czechoslovakia, where her father was a teacher, respected and well liked by the young yeshiva students he taught in nearby Irsheva. He and his two sons were marked for extermination immediately upon arriving at Auschwitz. For Lilly and her sisters it was only their first stop on their long journey of persecution, which included Plashof, Neustadt, Gross Rosen and finally Bergen-Belsen.



Lilly Friedman and her parachute dress on display in the Bergen- Belsen Museum


Four hundred people marched 15 miles in the snow to the town of Celle on January 27, 1946, to attend Lilly and Ludwig's wedding. The town synagogue, damaged and desecrated, had been lovingly renovated by the DPs with the meager materials available to them. When Sefer Torah arrived from England they converted an old kitchen cabinet into a makeshift Aron Kodesh.
"My sisters and I lost everything - our parents, our two brothers, our homes. The most important thing was to build a new home." Six months later, Lilly's sister Ilona wore the dress when she married Max Traeger. After that came Cousin Rosie. How many brides wore Lilly's dress? "I stopped counting after 17." With the camps experiencing the highest marriage rate in the world, Lilly's gown was in great demand.

In 1948 when President Harry Truman finally permitted the 100,000 Jews who had been languishing in DP camps since the end of the war to emigrate, the gown accompanied Lilly across the ocean to America . Unable to part with her dress, it lay at the bottom of her bedroom closet for the next 50 years, "not even good enough for a garage sale. I was happy when it found such a good home."

Home was the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. When Lilly's niece, a volunteer, told museum officials about her aunt's dress, they immediately recognized its historical significance and displayed the gown in a specially designed showcase, guaranteed to preserve it for 500 years.

But Lilly Friedman's dress had one more journey to make. Bergen- Belsen, the museum, opened its doors on October 28, 2007. The German government invited Lilly and her sisters to be their guests for the grand opening. They initially declined, but finally traveled to Hanover the following year with their children, their grandchildren and extended families to view the extraordinary exhibit created for the wedding dress made from a parachute. Lilly's family, who were all familiar with the stories about the wedding in Celle , were eager to visit the synagogue. They found the building had been completely renovated and modernized. But when they pulled aside the handsome curtain they were astounded to find that the Aron Kodesh, made from a kitchen cabinet, had remained untouched as a testament to the profound faith of the survivors. As Lilly stood on the bimah once again she beckoned to her granddaughter, Jackie, to stand beside her where she was once a kallah. "It was an emotional trip. We cried a lot."

Two weeks later, the woman who had once stood trembling before the selective eyes of the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele returned home and witnessed the marriage of her granddaughter.

The three Lax sisters - Lilly, Ilona and Eva, who together survived Auschwitz, a forced labor camp, a death march and Bergen-Belsen - have remained close and today live within walking distance of each other in Brooklyn. As mere teenagers, they managed to outwit and outlive a monstrous killing machine, then went on to marry, have children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and were ultimately honored by the country that had earmarked them for extinction.

As young brides, they had stood underneath the chuppah and recited the blessings that their ancestors had been saying for thousands of years. In doing so, they chose to honor the legacy of those who had perished by choosing life.



IN MEMORIAM - 63 YEARS LATER

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This post is in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russian peoples looking the other way. Now, more than ever, with Iraq, Iran, and others claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,' it's imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.

  
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TEXASFILLY 9/24/2011 11:32AM

    We shall never forget. Thank you for sharing this story of the incredible human spirit and how it can endure and overcome. *hugs* BB~

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MISSLISA1973 9/23/2011 8:32PM

    Fabulous blog. Thank you for sharing.

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AMLEHNKURT 9/23/2011 8:24AM

    Thank you for such an inspiring and interesting piece of history to share with everyone. We should all thank God for all that we do have, because we haven't faced anything as life changing as those people have.

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KICKINGIT@56 9/21/2011 3:30PM

    Every time I hear a story like this which highlights the nobility and dignity of the human spirit in the face of unconscionable cruelty and pure evil, I feel ashamed for how often I whine and complain about silly trivial things.

We are so blessed to be living in this country and in this time in history.

Thanks for the reminder.

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AMAS92568 9/20/2011 3:57PM

    Neat story. Thanks

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ALICIA214 9/20/2011 11:53AM

 

That is a very powerful lovely historical story. Thank you for aharing

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AUNTC321 9/19/2011 7:33PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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ILUVTOTAT 9/18/2011 9:58AM

    Thank you for this fabulous post! I've added this to my "must see" list when I go to DC again someday.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/18/2011 9:12AM

    Wow, Missy!! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful and heartbreaking story with us. In the midst of all the suffering,, God truly blessed Lilly and Ludwig and so many others. God does work is mysterious ways! AWESOME!!!

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SUNFLOWERSAVAGE 9/18/2011 3:37AM

    Thank you so much for sharing this story. It is such a beautiful and sad story.

The grandfather of the children I used to babysit was a survivor of Auschwitz. I didn't know that until he died and I read it in his obituary.

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LILLI56 9/18/2011 2:36AM

    What a wonderfully amazing story. My sister and brother-in-law visited one of their adopted girls station in Germany last year. She bought a set of books that told the story of so many in death camps. I didn't enjoy the books, as I cried my way through them, but to have someone in my family placed in those conditions it is heartbreaking. I am so glad that so many in your family were able to visit that horrible place.

When was in college I heard that a lot of the Arab countries didn't believe that it happened, that it was a lie started by the Jewish people. Unless we remember it will happen again. Thank you for sharing you story!

Lillian

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FREETHEGODDESS 9/18/2011 2:31AM

    Amazing story and so well written. Thank you for sharing. God bless those families for what they endured.
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WILDFIREKRISTIN 9/18/2011 2:10AM

    Wow my dear, what an amazing way you have of connecting people to one another. You truly are one of the dearest people I have met! Thank you for sharing this and putting it in away that is truly memorable.

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CAPTAINCOOKIE 9/18/2011 12:35AM

    You know I am a history nut and this was a great story.

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CHRYS13 9/17/2011 12:06PM

    What an amazing post. I'm so thankful that you've shared it!

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SUSAN134 9/17/2011 11:57AM

    A powerful, beautiful and amazing story! Missy, thank you so much for sharing this!

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CHLOE453 9/17/2011 6:33AM

    emoticon Thank you so much for sharing!!! ~~Hugs~~

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 9/17/2011 5:44AM

    What a service you are doing for the Spark Community & the world Missy. This is an EXCELLENT & poignant blog. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 9/16/2011 5:52PM

  Missy, crying once again, I am a big cry baby when something so tremendous reaches down deep into my heart.

Only God could make this all possible.

This pretty much goes along with personal blog I wrote for today called 'be prepared'.

We have a tribulation coming up into this world like the world has never seen before and will never see again once it is completed.

This brought up so many memoires of all the stories I have read about the Jewish people and many others suffering at the hands of inhuman monsters simply because they could.

This blog of yours is so powerful and moving and true and real and authentic.

Thank you for the rememberance of truly remarkable people who died and suffered so much

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 9/16/2011 10:41AM

    What a beautiful and amazing story of faith and determination and their lasting results. Thank you for helping us all to remember that what we seek to overcome is not the biggest obstacle that anyone ever faced. emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 9/16/2011 9:13AM

    Beautiful story. Thanks you for reminding us of the greatness of human spirit in the face of extreme adversity. Reminds me of one of my favourite quotes:

In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer. - Albert Careb

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IUHRYTR 9/16/2011 8:53AM

    Always enjoy reading interesting nuggets of history like this story. It is sad that so many people today do not know of these atrocities and so can not imagine the heartbreaking losses. But some of us do remember and admire the hearts and souls of those who struggled through. Let's pray this type of horror ends one day. -- Lou

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ABETTERSOUL 9/16/2011 8:32AM

    Awesome story! Thanks for sharing!

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    emoticonfor sharing this emoticon piece of history with us. emoticonSherry

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    amazing story! emoticon

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ROZEEROZ1 9/16/2011 2:40AM

    Wow - what a story. I like that Lily's dress was successfully and beautifully made from a parachute. this shows that one can be resourceful in difficult times.

Love this.
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DMT1956 9/16/2011 1:54AM

    thank God for that parachute.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 9/15/2011 10:50PM

    Nice story, thanks.

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TINKERBELL200 9/15/2011 10:22PM

    Missy you never cease to amaze me with what you post! What an awesome testimony of faith! Loved this! Thank you for posting!!!

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KNITTABLES 9/15/2011 10:21PM

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SANDYBRUNO 9/15/2011 10:06PM

    What a wonderful story. I don't understand how people can say there was not a holocaust. I'm glad she and her sisters survived. It is a shame how many didn't make it. I never could understand such hatred.

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THEADMIRAL 9/15/2011 10:01PM

    Thank you for sharing this story!

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PEPPERLEAH 9/15/2011 9:36PM

    Wow, as I read this, I had tears stinging my eyes. What a testament of faith, courage, and determination. Thank you for posting this. I am sure it willo be passed on and on, therefore spreading the story to countless people. We must never forget.

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AGRLNKY 9/15/2011 9:36PM

    Thank you for sharing such a moving story!

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 9/15/2011 9:23PM

    Great story!

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NELLIEC 9/15/2011 8:41PM

    Beautiful story!

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PRAYINGSUZIE 9/15/2011 8:29PM

    Thank you. This was a wonderful blog!

Suzie

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4MRSDAND123 9/15/2011 7:24PM

    Great blog. Great tribute. We must never, ever forget.

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LUCKEGIRL40 9/15/2011 7:21PM

    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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Life on the Gulf of Mexico

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

As most of you know, my husband is CaptainCookie. He spent over 20 years as an executive chef (alumni of Johnson and Wales for you culinary school aficionados). He ran restaurants and bakeries and creating fantastic gingerbread houses that were far more works of art than they were anything else. Nine months before Katrina, Bill went to work offshore as a chef on the big anchor boats. (Little did we know, our lives would have been devastated had he not changed jobs. The bakery he managed at the time was swallowed by ten feet of water and was not rebuilt for about three years.)

When Bill surrendered his life to God, an incredible work began within him that silenced the negativity and damaged caused by careless adults in his childhood. He began to realize that he was far, far more than the sum of what others had spoken over him in their cruelty and thoughtlessness. One day while he was out on his ship, he felt a loud and clear message within his heart: Don't you know I'm doing a new thing? Do you not perceive it? (Isaiah 43:19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. NIV) It was at that moment he decided to leave the galley and the comfort zone of a well established career and begin taking classes to obtain his master's license and become a ship's captain. He's gotten his 200 ton license and is already studying for his 500 ton license. Thus, his nickname of going from the gingerbread man or cookie man to the captain!

Bill works out four weeks and is home two weeks. That means he misses a lot of life's events. That means he's alone for 28 days at a time (well, there are shipmates but that's not quite the same as family and friends). That means for 28 days, he is confined to a 189 foot ship, very confining. I pray often that God will bless my husband in ways I cannot. I want to share with you some of the ways God does that. While my honey can't go to shows and museums while he's at sea, God gives him beauty beyond words in SO many ways, and for that I am grateful.

Bill's ship (The Fast Cajun) is a 189 foot crew boat that ferries supplies and workers to and from oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. I've posted photos of his ship or ones identical to it in other blogs, so I won't do that here. This is where Bill sits to drive his ship:



The brown pelican is Louisiana's state bird, and Bill gets to see plenty of them in the Gulf of Mexico:





Bill's ship services about nine rigs (which float) and platforms (which are stationary) such as these:









This one just warmed my heart. Yes, our flag DOES still wave!



A view of the ship's wake:



Bill takes such beautiful photographs. It's impossible for me to pick and choose just the rights ones to express the beauty of the heavens and God's magnificent color palette, the gifts of His creativity that He lavishes upon us every single day. From the clouds in all their diversity to the sunsets, they are breathtaking.















If you made it this far, I thank you for sharing your time with us and allowing me to share some of my darling Irishman's work life with you. I hope you enjoyed it!

Missy

  
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LJCANNON 11/1/2011 1:47PM

    The pictures were SPECTACULAR, but your Testimony is what really made this Blog SHINE!!
emoticonGod is Good ALL THE TIME, and His timing is Perfect. We just have to be brave enough to Listen and Follow His direction!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/18/2011 8:48AM

    AWESOME blog and pictures!!! What a joy it is to know the Lord is blessing Bill and you in so many ways!!! Thanks for sharing some of these blessings with us. May the Lord continue to bless you both always.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 9/16/2011 5:57PM

  Oh, dear sweet Missy, what a beautiful soul and heart you and your sweet heart husband have.

Isn't God just the greates to have joined the both of you as one???!!!! emoticon

Life is just so awesome when led by lvoe and grace and truth

Thank you Missy for sharing so much of your great self with us.

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BIGDAD1211 9/16/2011 12:49PM

    Great Pics! I love love to hang with him sometimes!

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KNITTABLES 9/15/2011 1:03AM

    Awesome pictures. Thanks for sharing this with us~

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PEPPERLEAH 9/14/2011 10:40PM

    Spectacular pictures! What a blessing that you shared these with us! And yes! God has painted His majesty all around us; what an awesome blessing to see such gorgeous evidence!

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HAPPYWRITER7 9/14/2011 9:13PM

    Thank You so much for sharing your lives with us. Those sunset pictures were stunning! *hugs*

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WILDFIREKRISTIN 9/14/2011 5:49PM

    I love the way you speak of your husband, it is so full of devotion and admiration. These pictures are truly a message from God and what a beautiful way to spend his days when he has to be away from his family and friends.

You are his true blessing though, as you have enough love to bring him back home every few weeks and to have the courage to leave you again to do his work. You are an angel sent for him to share his life with, that is a real gift, even more beautiful I am sure to him then these lovely pictures.

God bless you both!

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THEADMIRAL 9/14/2011 4:43PM

    Wonderful pictures and testimony! Thank you!

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ANGELCOWBOY1 9/14/2011 7:14AM

    I'd really enjoyed learning how God is working in your DH life. Loved the photos. May God continue to bless you both. emoticon

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ROZEEROZ1 9/14/2011 1:35AM

    Missy, my DH wanted to see your DH's sunset pics. My DH likes them very much.


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HIKETOHEIGHTS 9/13/2011 11:59PM

    Very nice!

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SERVINGTHRUPT 9/13/2011 10:05PM

    Missy -

Thanks so much for your wonderful blog. The pictures are beautiful and I enjoyed learning about "Captain Cookie's" time at sea.

Kiko : )



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IUHRYTR 9/13/2011 8:31PM

    The sunsets are amazing, aren't they? Hoping things continue working out for both of you. -- Lou

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WOODSYGIRL 9/13/2011 8:07PM

    This was such a great blog, Missy. I had my husband read it as he is going through a time of testing and uncertainty. God's timing truly is divine, isn't it? The pictures were just beautiful as we witness Jesus' majesty. Thanks so much for sharing such an important part of Bill's daily life.

Blessings,
Shannon

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IAMWINNING 9/13/2011 8:05PM

    Missy, Thank YOU for sharing with us. Your DH is also an excellent photographer - yet another career choice, should God lead him that way some day. : )

You and your DH are so blessed to have each other, but even more so to be following the Lord's direction for your lives.


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SUSAN134 9/13/2011 7:57PM

    Missy, your blog with the addition of the gorgeous pictures is excellent! Thank you so much for sharing.

xxoo

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KICKINGIT@56 9/13/2011 6:42PM

    Seems when God gets hold of you you are able to see the beauty of His creation more clearly. May He continue to lead both of you down the path that runs directly through the center of His will.

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SLS-NY2IN 9/13/2011 4:48PM

    Fantastic blog and testimony!!! Plus the photo's are so good. We have visted the Gulf of Mexico and those times we vacationed there have left me with the thought that the sunsets are just this side of heaven.
I have never seen such beautiful display of colors I long to return to the Gulf to witness a few more of those sunsets. emoticonSherry

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KAYDE53 9/13/2011 4:24PM

    Wow, awesome pictures!! I bet he is blessed to see many of God's beautiful creations in nature!!! What a challenging & exciting career change too!! What a wonderful thing for him to step out in faith & follow the Lord's leading in this!!! Bless you both!!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/13/2011 1:44PM

    The photos are beautiful. emoticon

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LINDA! 9/13/2011 1:39PM

    I also live on the Gulf of Mexico, near Clearwater Beach, FL. The scenery is lovely.

Your pix are beautiful.

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PRAYINGSUZIE 9/13/2011 1:29PM

    WOW!! Those are beautiful pictures! God is amazing!

My DH works for the oil fields in North Dakota. I live in Minnesota with the kids. We are 9 hours apart. We see him about every 3 or so weeks. It is hard but God has really been so good to us.

I think that I am "alone" and the only one that is apart from their DH. You just made me realize that I am not alone and there are others in our same situation.

Thank you!!

Suzie

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 9/13/2011 1:26PM

    Oh, did I ever enjoy it! Thank you, Missy! It was really neat learning some more personal things about you guys! When I was reading the scriptures you quoted, I got chill bumps, and I'm a pretty non-goosebump person! emoticon

I am so glad to see that the Lord is working in peoples' lives today. emoticon emoticon

Also, those photos are amazing! Thank you for sharing them!

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ROZEEROZ1 9/13/2011 1:18PM

    Missy Jesus answers your prayers for DH. It is obvious with the beautiful sunsets, that DH is being blessed from Heaven.
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1COUNTRY_GAL 9/13/2011 12:31PM

    Wow,this blog was emoticonThank you Missy for sharing with us the beauty that Bill sees, Beautiful and interesting photos. emoticon

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GOSPELCLOWN 9/13/2011 12:27PM

    I'm glad he listening to the still quiet voice and has been making changes. You both are blessed!

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PARAEAST 9/13/2011 12:26PM

    So very interseting especially how Bills life got changed. God is good. I loved the pictures. He really gets to see God's majesty!
Have a great day!

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SANDYBRUNO 9/13/2011 12:26PM

    The photos are so beautiful. He is truly blessed to see so many beautiful things. I'm so glad he came to know the Lord. The Lord is so good watching over us and providing us with what we need.

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 9/13/2011 12:20PM

    Very beautiful sunsets he gets to see all the time! Thanks for shareing!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 9/13/2011 12:12PM

    Just beautiful!

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

A huge thank you to Susan134 for sharing this blog with me. It is, by far, one of the most inspiring blogs I have ever read. Take the time to read it. Let it seep into your being. Rejoice with this amazing lady and be encouraged on your own journey!

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  Missy, I devoured everything she wrote.

What a treat and pleasure to meet this awesome lady.

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    It was an awesome blog!

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    I love Kristins blogs, she ismawesome! I am so glad she is my friend!

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WILDFIREKRISTIN 9/14/2011 5:42PM

    Oh my goodness! When I came to your page it was to say thank you for sending me so many well wishers to my page. I had no idea that you actually blogged about me! Did this just happen? I am so completely blown away! Honestly, I am so honored by the fact that you blogged about me and my story. I have real tears and have no idea how to thank you!

Thank you my dear sweet lady and thank you to all the lovely comments on this page. WOW is all I can say and think!

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THEADMIRAL 9/12/2011 4:05PM

    Fabulous! Thank you for sharing it! We all need to read her blog!

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    Awesome blog by her!!!!!!

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    Thanks for sharing. It is a truly inspirational blog.

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    Thank you so much Missy,you are right she is emoticonShe is a blessing and you are too! emoticonDiana

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