Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hold The Fort



Ho! My comrades, see the signal
Waving in the sky!
Reinforcements now appearing
Victory is nigh!

cho: "Hold the fort, for I am coming!"
Jesus signals still,
Wave the answer back to Heaven
"By Thy grace, we will!"

See the mighty host advancing,
Satan leading on;
Mighty men around us falling
Courage almost gone.

See the glorious banner waving
Hear the bugle blow!
In our Leader's name we'll triumph
Over ev'ry foe.

Fierce and long the battle rages,
But our Help is near;
Onward comes our great Commander
Cheer, my comrades, cheer!

cho: "Hold the fort, for I am coming!"
Jesus signals still,
Wave the answer back to Heaven
"By Thy grace, we will!"

* Just a little reminder that Renie is having a giveaway. Check it out! Just comment on her post to be entered.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Interest Are Many

And this is all about me. But this idea is not original with me. My daughter ordered my granddaughter an old license plate with her name on it from eBay. And I decided I wanted one... or two...or more

These are not vanity plates. It seems they are anniversary plates. Therefore they have my name "ANN" on them. I actually have a couple more that were not pictured at this time. I must have reached my second childhood, you think?

Mary is having a give-away. All you have to do is visit her blog and comment to be entered. Check it out.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Back to School in Pitt County


This year in our county schools, all students will be wearing uniforms. They will have three choices of colors for their bottoms. Khakis, Black, or Blue pants, skirts, shorts, or jumpers. Each school will have three colors of shirts. White and the school colors for each school. The shirts must have collars and be tucked in neatly. I think I will go out there one day soon and see how nice everyone looks.

Some of the students are not too happy with the changes. There will be no blue jeans, big sloppy shirts, dragging pants, or near naked tops for the girls. No stressing about what to wear tomorrow. Everyone will be dressed alike. I really hope that everyone will try harder to make our schools better.

Now on a lighter note, I wish everyone would go read Bee's blog about getting ready to go back to school. I thought it was so funny.

Monday, August 25, 2008

History

The Black National Anthem


Lift Every Voice and Sing
The Black National Anthem (1900)
Words: James Weldon Johnson
Music: John Rosamond Johnson


Lift every voice and sing, till earth and heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise, high as the listening skies,
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of hope that the present has brought us;
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
Let us march on till victory won.


Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod,
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat, have not our weary feet,
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered;
Out from the gloomy past, till now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our star is cast.


God of our weary years, God of our silent tears,
Thou who has brought us thus far on the way;
Thou who hast by Thy might, led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee,
Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee.
Shadowed beneath Thy hand, may we forever stand,
True to our God, true to our native land.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Thinking Much About Our Election

My friend

Deborah Wilson left her rant in my comments on the last post.
She brought up some very interestng points. This is my answer back to her:

Good Rant Deborah. I agree with most of the things you said. And you know even though I always go to the voting booth and cast my ballot, how do I really know how it is counted. Maybe I should sign up to work up there sometime to see how it all goes.



I have always felt that the media could tell us it went this way or that, but unless I could count some of the ballots myself, I would never really know.



Just like when Bill Clinton was elected the second time. I asked around and couldn't find one person who would admit that they voted for him. Yet the newspeople said he'd won again.



I know we have secret ballots and we can choose in secret and never have to admit who we voted for. I have often thought of the people who come out of the polling places telling the news people who they voted for. (I think some get great pleasure trying to throw them off) I've never been asked, but should they ever ask me.. I'd say none of your business.



I have seriously considered changing my affiliation to independent. My plan is to do this soon after the November voting.



I, as well as you, have doubts about the two canidates we have to choose from. I know America has many more better qualified people that would be better suited than the two we have now.



Never the less, I am going to vote in Novermber. As in times past, I will be trying to pick the lesser of two evils.



As I've said before, the abortion issue is the main issue to me. I cannot believe a country as great as the USA has killed so many babies. God Help Us!



Even so, whoever is picked to lead this country will become my President and I will do all in my power to back him... Up and until He makes a grievous mistake.



I agree with you that the true heros are the soldiers who are giving their all to keep our country safe and free. May God Bless America.



Now, can I come join you in the woods. It is a quite, beautiful, place away from the maddening crowds.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My Funny Blog?

In the blog under this one, I thought I was doing a little funny post. Guess, what? Not many people got it. I guess I should have said it was a riddle.

Anyway there were maybe three comments that let me know they completely understood.

I must have lost my touch, as well as my mind.

I might take
Deborah Wilson's advice and head for the woods.

Monday, August 11, 2008

What ??

So Barry has gone to Hawaii to try to find his birth certificate. I hope Grandmother is a pack rat like me. She might be able to find it.



Johnny E. is going around telling everyone his personal business. Well, 99% of it anyway.



Now Barry doesn't want Johnny E. to come to the party, but he's inviting Willie.



Chelle and Hill are practicing for their parts in the play.



Johnny M. is looking for some more funnies to tease Barry . He's not telling who he is inviting to his party yet.



I'm kinda' getting tired of the whole mess. But I expect I will go to the parties and see if I can find anything I like about them.



Just another typical day around here! Where did I put my medicine?

Happy Birthday Tony!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt = Dark


Blogger Buzz: Blogger Babies

Any one who knows me, knows that I just simply love babies. If you haven't been to dashboard lately... there are some cute, cute, babies there. You can also find them by clicking on the red words below. Enjoy!

Blogger Buzz: Blogger Babies

A MeMe

Mary, at Mary's writing nook has an interesting meme. The rules go like this: Go to Google.com and type in your name and after that the word needs (Ann needs). Then post the first ten things that come up.

I decided to try it.

1. Ann needs men's clothes.

2. Ann needs 3 Loves now.

3. Ann needs a public search on Facebook.

4. Ann needs a spanking.

5. Ann needs Mittinz.(mittens)

6. Ann needs your help.

7. Ann needs a ride to Baltimore Airport.

8. Ann needs a Blackberry.

9. Ann needs to check back with Togl.

10.Ann needs some attention.

I'm not tagging anyone either. But if you play, come back here to comment so I can go see your meme.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I hate Change

I know things change all the time. I guess I'm just sentimental. This small house was covered with pink asbesto siding. In spring the front yard is covered in yellow daffodils.

I cannot remember who lived in this house. I was thinking it was a woman who had no family. I just know no one has lived here for years.


This little house is on the new route we take to town now. I suspect that the pink asbestos siding was removed to get it in a proper condition for some fire department to use to train its members. I wonder how long that house has been there? For as long as I've been married, I'm sure. I cannot remember it not being there. I am just too sentimental.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Small Town Art

I love small town art on the fronts or sides of buildings!

Many of the buildings are all being painted the same color, a deep red with green accents. I liked varitey. I can understand the concept that the Chamber of Commerce is trying to convey with the updated colors on the buildings, but I'm afraid the art might be covered. I hope NOT!