Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Things ya didn't know about Christmas

From 1659 to 1681, showcasing one's 
holiday spirit in Boston could cost you 
a fine of as much  as five shillings.  That's right 
 Christmas used to be illegal
It's somewhat surprising, then, 
That the same puritanical minds also created 
the first American batch of eggnog at 
Captain John Smith's 1607  Jamestown settlement.
(The word nog comes from the word grog
that is, any drink made with rum.) 
Christmas was so inconsequential in early 
America that after the Revolutionary War, 
Congress didn't even bother taking the day 
off to celebrate the holiday,  deciding instead to hold 
its first session on Christmas Day, 
1789. It took almost a century for Congress to 
proclaim it  a federal holiday.
Thank Prince Albert
and Queen Victoria for our Christmas Trees.
December 1848: The Royal Christmas tree is admired by Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their children.

Five months into the first 
World War, troops along 
the Western front took a
Christmas Eve break from fighting to sing carols to one
 another across the battlefield. The following morning, 
German soldiers emerged from the trenches and began 
to approach Allied troops while  calling out 
"Merry Christmas" in English. 
Luckily, it wasn't a trick; 
dozens of British fighters came out to greet them and 
shake hands, some even exchanging cigarettes as gifts. 
Later dubbed the Christmas Truce of 1914, 
it was one of the last examples of wartime chivalry.
God Bless us all. Merry Christmas.
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Sunday, December 3, 2017

'Tis the Season

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The flow of
blessings in our
life is directly
related to
our passing
blessings along
to someone else.

To your enemy . . .forgiveness,
To your opponent . . .tolerance.
To a friend . . . your heart.
To a customer . . . service.
To all men . . .charity.
To every child . . . a good example
To yourself . . .respect
Have a wonderful Christmas

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Monday, November 27, 2017

great company OPTEX the best secutity

A Number One Company!
Years ago I bought a security bell for my Drive,
It gives me a heads up, someone is in my driveway.
Well it stopped working and I called this company OPTEX
I have to say this company is a wonderful of the way American
companies used to be. They were so gracious, I spoke to Amber
explained my situation, alone and 80 yrs old  how I have become so used to this heads up warning bell. She was so sweet and asked me to hold on and came back saying they have an old part and will send it no charge. This has made my Year 2017 come out Great.
At last some one who cares. Thank you Frank for explaining to me how to set it up . You saved me  more money not calling an electrician. God Bless and May anyone reading this, there
are caring companies out there OPTEX Security systems.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Happy Turkey Day.

IT's Turkey Day!

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Wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving Dinner
with loved ones.
Leave the Politics on the steps.
 Lets all Join hands for the USA

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Autumn Leaves

The leaves
 are gone .

The trees are naked and Barren

Now the clean up of fallen trees and leaves.

and now we look forward to the first snow.

I painted the
bench Red.
hope it makes it through the
winter. Have a beautiful
Season as it is almost
upon us.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

That's all folks'

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

what next another shell game??

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Whitefish  Electric Co only had two employees
the day Hurricane Maria hit.  
Already, Whitefish has scaled up to 300 employees
in Puerto Rico -
- and it says 700 more are on the way.
Such quick growth is typical among utility
 firms when they are awarded large contracts.
On Tuesday, both a House and a Senate
committee called for a review into the Whitefish
contract.the Government Accountability
Office should investigate
the circumstances surrounding the multi-million dollar
contract awarded to Whitefish Energy --
a brand new company with two employees,.
"The size and unknown details of this contract
raises numerous questions.
Why didn't PREPA  (Puerto Rico) choose a larger,
more established utility. .? HUM / $$$$$$
But some on Capitol Hill are concerned
that Whitefish may have stood out for another reason.
The tiny utility company is based in Whitefish,
Montana  which also happens to be the
hometown of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
Both Zinke and Whitefish CEO
Andy Techmanski acknowledge
 knowing one another. Zinke's office described
Whitefish as a "small town"
with a population of roughly 6,000 people.
One of the secretary's sons "joined a friend
who worked a summer job at one  of their
Whitefish's] onstruction sites.

Still, PREPA, (Puerto) a state-owned utility,
chose to hire Whitefish rather than initiate agreements
 with other utilities to help recover
from the natural disaster more quickly.
The bankrupt utility, which is $9 billion in debt,
could have requested aid after Maria through the
American Public .
This is such a maze of twisting and turning and
going under the table What the Hell is going on in
What a mess every day ,,,I am sick of it.
So how do you feel about it ? Start SCREAMING
Squeeky wheels get oiled.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Anything Goes - Anything Goes (2011)

Here in Rockland High school
they are putting on the play
Anything Goes  
by Cole Porter
I saw this on Broadway
it was fantastic The tickets were about $300 each.  
Listen up  
any one in Rockland or Camden 
should not miss seeing this for a 
meager $8.00 It is such a fun night.
The Oceanside Theatre in the Rockland
High school Nov. 10-11-17-18-19
Performances  @   2PM or  7PM
Seniors  $6.00  Adults $8.00
Here's the words
Times have changed
And we've often rewound the clock
Since the Puritans got a shock
When they landed on Plymouth Rock.
If today
Any shock they should try to stem
'Stead of landing on Plymouth Rock,
Plymouth Rock would land on them.
In olden days, a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking.
But now, God knows,
Anything goes.
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Friday, October 20, 2017

Gosh I miss the ole movies, but Broadway is bringing them back


New Name though
is the ole move---
In the Good Old Summertime is a 1949 Technicolor musical filmdirected by Robert Z. Leonard. It stars Judy GarlandVan Johnsonand S.Z. Sakall.
The film is a musical adaptation of the 1940 film, The Shop Around the Corner, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, and starring James Stewartand Margaret Sullavan, and written by Miklós László based on his 1937 play Parfumerie. For In the Good Old Summertime, the locale has been changed from 1930s Budapest to turn-of-the-century Chicago, but the plot remains the same.


Veronica Fisher (Judy Garland) enters Oberkugen's music shop, looking for work. Although Otto Oberkugen (S. Z. Sakall) is reluctant to take on more staff, she wins a job by persuading a wealthy matron, through her singing and musical expertise, to buy a harp at almost $25 over Oberkugen's list price. Neither she nor Andrew Larkin (Van Johnson), the shop's senior salesman, suspects that they are each other's anonymous pen pal. They bicker constantly at work although becoming increasingly attracted to each oth
Heck! everything ole is new again..

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

So who's paying for all those Lawyers?

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  They are   digging   us deeper in debt.
  Talk about living beyond your means,
  So where's the Taxes?
  Who  is paying for private   lawyers in addition 
  to the White House counsel. While the White 
  House lawyers are paid government salaries, 
  by taxpayers, the Trump White House has 
  not indicated how much the private lawyers are 
  being   paid, or by whom. 
  Don't You want to know where your taxes  are going? 
  If you don't then you don't care about 
  the   next generations, or America, you are just  
  another Govt. leach. Legal representation doesn't 
  come cheap. When Hillary Clinton ran for Senate 
  in 2000, as her husband was winding down his 
  presidency, her personal financial disclosure 
  showed they owed lawyers somewhere between 
  $2.3 million and $10.6 million. Disclosures in 
  later years indicated the Clintons paid up.
  White House lawyers are paid government salaries, 
  by taxpayers.  Wonder why the taxes are so high, 
  that money ain't going to fix the roads.
  Republican National Committee spent more 
  than $230,000 in August to cover some of 
  President Donald Trump's legal fees associated 
  with the Russian meddling in the American election.                               Believe it or not.
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Are Our Senators a bunch of Prostitutes?

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Drug co spent Billions to get law passed.

Did the government and drug industry fuel America's opioid epidemic? You bet! They all got money from the Lobbyists, some $100,000. Funny how they go to the senate broke and come out RICH. 

  Watch this 60 minutes and weep.

I am 80 and would like to take a mop and get some of the
 Slime out of Congress. Lets see a list of who voted to pass this drug law.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bored come for lot's of laugh's Pumpkin Regatta MidCoast Maine

My Cousin Ada Came up from Bayside NY and we had a fun time. We took photo's on the street of all the huge 2000 and up pound Pumpkins all carved
into fun things. Then had the best Greek food on Main St.

 Of course we shopped till we dropped.

This dogs name is Pumpkin.
The weather is so gorgeous.
It's good to be alive with all the
reds, yellow, golds, orange, rust,
purples, yellow greens. The colors of the trees are awesome.
Take a deep breath and Thank God we are free.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Only God could make Days like today, it's beautiful.

The weather this week is so wonderful. I love the Fall.

The Famous DownEast Magazine, right here
in MIDCOAST,This is our local Magazine.
Pick up a copy.
My Daughter and I used to stop here
on the way back from Belfast.

Yesterday the cruise ships were in, the town was Jumping.

the Rockland Light
house and sail boats

The boats carved out of Pumpkins is fun to watch, then there are lots of fresh oysters.

How about this
a pumpkin Lobster.

Pumpkin cat. There is a fantastic Greek cafe here. Have a great weekend, my Cousin is driving up from NYC and  we will have fun.
Enjoy your days.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017


this is funny.

Boy there
are so many
of our
man in
charge. all
he knows
is "you are

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

It's time to arrest the SELLER of the Guns,

The Seller of the weapons of war is very much
involved in a Mass Murder.

Las Vegas Shooting: 

18 More

Weapons, Explosives, Thousands Of Rounds Of Ammo Found In Home Of Gunman Who Killed 59, Wounded 527

Anyone Buying High Capacity firearms 10 rounds is normal.
Wouldn't  you think 30 rounds -100 is not for shooting a moose?
RED FLAGS but he still wants that DAMN MONEY. SO let him
pay the price. Lock him up! MURDER  and KILLERS
Republicans sold their souls  to the NATL RIFLE ASSOC. They have bought the souls of the Republican Party. NO MORE ASSAULT WEAPONS IN THE HANDS OF CIVILIANS 
Americans stand up!!! Rip those bought and paid for Republicans out of Congress by the scrap of their necks.
 Washington being taken to the cleaners. Over paid"do nothing"
house and Congress. They are over paid with benefits 
and still not happy, They are not there for the love of the country.

 Get off you ASS Donald Duck go to work. NO MORE
get some Electricians/ Linemen to PR. stay  on the phone, do something.   no one wants to look at your face. Send them
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Saturday, September 30, 2017

October in Maine

Hoping to see
a Pumpkin like this
at the Damariscotta
Pumpkinfest this

It's time for a Bi/wing flight over the Mid-Coast of Maine. An old view of Harrington Cove.

These Golden mushrooms are
all along my lawn beside the driveway?
Pulling them up they could be Poison,
and Mr. Bennie loves to smell stuff.

At edge of Rockland some pretty view.
every wonderful
moment God
has given
this crisp clean air.

Camden Maine,
America's most Beautiful town.

Hitching up the wagon, Think I'll do Pumpkin
and acorn soup. There is a snap in the air.
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Monday, September 25, 2017

St. George Day in Tenants Harbor ,Maine


breaking crowd just like  Trumps,
*Only kidding*
Well, Fall is here, the weather is
beautiful. The Saint George Day Parade, has passed.
Lobsterfest is over, I can drive in town now.
Been lucky this Summer have sold some art at
a store in town.  My Daughter Renee has moved
back to Boca Raton. She starts a new Design job and
sounds so happy, to be back in her element.

This April after Renee left I started volunteering at the
Catholic Church St. Bernards Soup Kitchen 2 days a week.
Get there at 7:30 Am. Trucks arrive with Fruit and veg,
bakery. I check all the stuff and bag it. Wipe the tables
for 80/90 people. That is stopping I have such skin rashes,
 it's cost me over $150 at Dr. and drug store.
I set 80 place settings. Help in Kitchen and serve lunch..
That is the worst, NO A?C. At 80 yrs old I get winded.
Leave after tables are cleared, and wiped  and chairs. The chemicals are not for me. I put in 4/5 hours there, no pay!
It is hard work, but I feel GREAT and have met so many co-workers. They are all Fine people and work hard for Humanity.
Dear God let America be UNITED again. No Matter what color you are we all bleed Red blood. I watched Opera Winfrey
on 60 Minutes, here it is if you want to see it.

We should be Progressing , not regressing.
God Bless America.
I stand up for the Flagg.
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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Tango dance Scent of a women

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Golly I love this scene w/ Pacino

Just fell in love with him.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hello Korea

Nuclear weapons pose the single biggest threat to the Earth's  climate and ecosystems. What's causing all these Hurricanes, and crazy weather? Is it Korea?  Think about it peircing our atmosphere.
If it is not the sole cause it is part of it. Korea is affecting the
entire world  The fall out alone is awful.

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Kim Jong Un  Please do not keep shooting that junk into the
air you are breathing.  Be Nice.. We do not want war.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

False news what next??

I was Playing a
 Berlin song -"What will I do" when a flash came on the screen
 SAID Meryle Streep and Redford were getting married.

what is this world coming to? a beautiful song

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Monday, August 21, 2017

"The Song is You" Keely Smith

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Tommy Dorsey - The Song Is You

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Thomas Hampson: "The Song is You", Jerome Kern's Music in the Air.wmv

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Let Trump pay for his own Security. He is a millionaire.
Why cost America $$$

He must know how badly we are in debt. Why won't he pitch in and pay his own Security. They are making more money while we are footing the bill. Enough.
You can LOVE him I don't!

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Masquerade #88

Masquerade #88

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Abe # 91

Abe # 91

Teddy Roosevelt # 92

Teddy Roosevelt # 92
unfinished still working

FDR # 93

FDR  # 93
Franklyn D. Roosevelt

Duke Himself # 94

Duke Himself  # 94

Yorkie # 95

Yorkie # 95

Poodle dog # 96

Poodle dog # 96

Boxer #97

Boxer  #97

Boston Terrior #98

Boston Terrior #98

what's Cooking? # 99

what's Cooking?    # 99

Cocker # 100

Cocker # 100

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Pug # 102

Mr. Pug # 102

Where are You? # 103

Where are You? # 103

West Point # 105

West Point  # 105

General Eisenhower #106

General Eisenhower #106

Rockland Strand #104

Rockland Strand #104

General Geo. Patton # 107

General Geo. Patton # 107
WW 11

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Abe #149

Abe  #149
Took it's toll

Russian Samovar # 150

Russian Samovar # 150
Russian Samovar # 150

sheep heading home #151

sheep heading home #151
sold to Dan and Liz Finberg

Liberty Belle Farm #152

Liberty Belle Farm #152
my old farm for sale

My Thor #153

My Thor #153
Thor at Christmas

Winston # 154

Winston   # 154
Bull dog blue ribbon

Penobscot Indians camp # 155

Penobscot Indians camp # 155
Penobscot camp Maine

After the ball # 156

After the ball # 156
oil in board framed for sale

Belted Galloway # 157

Belted Galloway    # 157

autumn in Maine # 158

autumn in Maine # 158
Autumn in Maine

October # 159

October  # 159
Spruce head , in october

Maple Syrup #160 sold

Maple Syrup  #160 sold
Party in Maine- sold

Ravens sold #161

Ravens   sold  #161
Ravens are here

Some headache # 162

Some headache # 162
Why Me? Sold June 2016

Cassa Blanca's sold #163

Cassa Blanca's sold #163
cassa blanca's sold Schupack

Albatross # 164

Albatross # 164

Southern Magnolia # 165

Harrington Cove # 166

Harrington Cove #  166
Harrington Cove

The Endeavor # 167 #167

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The Endeavor On harrington cove

Russian Cossacks #168

Russian Cossacks  #168
Cossacks Three

Fishing boats # 169

Fishing boats # 169
2nd Prize Winner - Lobster Festival Art Show - Rockland Maine - Summer 2008

Three Guy's in a Dory # 170

Three Guy's in a Dory # 170
Three guys in a Dory

The Babe # 171

The Babe # 171
Babe 16x20