I know that this has been around before but we need to take time to remember those who risk everything to give us this country...................
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.
Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.
They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.
What kind of men were they?
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.
Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners ; men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.
Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy.
He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.
Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. . . .He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding.
His possessions were taken from him,
and poverty was his reward.
Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.
At the battle of Yorktown , Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. . . . . . He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. . . The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.
Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. . . The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.
John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. . . .Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.
. . . . . : So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots.
It's not much to ask for the price they paid.
Remember: freedom is never free!
I hope you will show your support by sending this to as many people as you can, please.
It's time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it than beer, picnics, and baseball games.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Pray Without Ceasing...
I am anxious to do this, to get this going, so I will send out emails today
informing those that emailed in private and am now posting for those that commented here and on FaceBook.
I am setting the time for July 1st at about 7:00 pm for our moment of prayer,each day for a week. This is Central time, so make sure to set your clocks accordingly for those of you who are on different time zones.
A very kind, new FaceBook friend of mine figured out the times zones for everyone, how sweet was that?!!!!So here they are below
If it is 7pm central time, it will be 8pm eastern time, 3pm pacific time, and 5pm mountain time.
Thank you Leslie!!!!
We can state our intentions prior to saying our prayers, which is for America's healing and to guide our leaders to make the right decisions for the good of it's people.
To my Christian friends I am suggesting to use " The Lords Prayer" if you are familiar with it.
Because I have many friends, not all of whom are Christians, who have stated that they would still like to participate. I think that as long as your prayers are of good will and healing please use them.
This was also suggested by a friend of mine ,for the conclusion of our prayers
May the lord bless you and keep you and may his light shine on you always,Amen
So I am going to offer it to y'all too,
Maybe we could even do this one week every month...or add this intention to our daily/nightly prayers too?
Please email me with any suggestions you might have, we do have time to add something extra, so if the spirit moves you please let me know about it so that
I can offer it?
Friday, June 25, 2010
Land that I love....
For too long I have taken for granted that this wonderful ,great country would always be a beacon, a shining star above all else, lately my great country isn't shining so brightly anymore, for whatever reasons.
I felt a need to do something...but what to do...?
Since I've always believed in the power of prayer and I have always believed in miracles through prayer ,even though it makes me more than a bit uncomfortable to ask anyone for anything, I had an urgent need to ask friends and family to pray.
So I'm hoping that you will join me in what I hope will be a gathering of many,
to pray for our nation to heal, through wisdom for our leaders to make right and just decisions for all of us.
Take a moment each day , at an appointed time in unison, to bow our heads in prayer for a week this coming month or more if you wish.
I'm hoping that we can do this either early morning to start off the day or later in the evening when our families are all together?
Some wonderful friends have already committed to do this with me, I'd love to have anyone who wants to to join us.
Send me an email and let me know what time would be best for you and we can get started.
Friday, June 11, 2010
...Only accessible through the mind of Bone*Head*Studios...:)
Okay so maybe not that magical afterall, but unique to say the least, cause odd little characters danced in her head and ever so often they escape and came out to play...
It's true , it's true, I say to you,
I saw them through the evening dew !
But I only saw the two.
One scampered off with muffled cries,
The other flew thru darkened skies !
It's true, it's true, I tell no lies,
I saw them with my own two eyes!
by Flora Thompson
I'm Ssssssoooooooo late again for the 100,1000th time!!! Maybe I'll just do a copy of this whine and use it each time? ok now i'm rhyming again...
Although this up date has " slim pickins " I'm still very pleased with the way my
sculpts came out and am very excited about these tiny punkin's that I call Calabacitas, I hope you are too!!!
A few befores for ya!!
The midnight hr approaches quick and we are but one click...away, from treasures, trinkets or such and catching them on time's the trick!!!
SpookyTimeJingles update is tonight after midnight....So don't be late or you won't get any...since these treasures are quite coveted by many !!!
Friday, June 4, 2010
A little help from my friends...
my sweet friend Lisa Johnson of " Skunk Hallow Country Store wrote a little article about muah and my dolls over at Wymzee Art Friends Show I think she did a wonderful job and there's a lot to see not just my art but other very talented ladies and their art are also showcased, please go on over and say hey and tell her I sent ya!!!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I was asked a while back by Robert Brawley aka The Halloween Fanatic to sculpt “Hallow Bunny “
one of his quirky characters , cute isn't it ? Of course I agreed, so he sent me his OOAK bunny drawing.
Which I get to keep, yay!! , well I finally finished it and sent him on his way, thanks Robert for being so
Oh you want to see all of him you say ? Well you'll just have to mosey on down to Roberts blog to do that...
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Jason, Mykayla( LaLa ) and Miranda
My Twinies Tristan and Avery
My middle daughter and her family are now residing in SanAntonio...sigh...
I already miss them...I know only 3 hrs. give or take but still it's not like I can just get in the car and go visit "down the street", not that she ever lived very close...my dh said " Honey she is only 3 hrs. away!!!" "Yes" I replied, " but that's 3 hrs. further away than she was before..."
I hate goodbyes...