Jul 18, 2011

Well, I knew she had mentioned him, but I didn't know how thorough and wonderful her comments were.  It means so much to me that she would take the time to honor one of our fallen heroes.  It seems so many forget they are still dying in Iraq and Afghanistan and the devastation caused by their sacrifice affects so many lives in so many ways.  God bless you Nancy Grace.  You do a wonderful service to our country.

Below is the comments she made about Travis:
GRACE: Everyone, let`s stop and remember Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Travis Youngblood, 26, Surrency, Georgia, killed Iraq. Awarded the Purple Heart, Navy Commendation, National Defense Service medal, Iraq Campaign medal. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Volunteered to serve in place of his wife so she could take care of their little boy. Loved his family, his country, being a father. Leaves behind heartbroken parents Deborah and Elmer, a Navy vet, brother E.J., widow Laura also served the Navy, son Hunter, daughter Emma he never got to meet.

Travis Youngblood, American hero.

Thanks to our guests but especially to you for being with us. I`ll see you tomorrow night. 8:00 sharp Eastern. And until then, good night, friend.


Jun 29, 2011

Ok, I stopped by here to show my granddaughter a picture I couldn't find somewhere else, and I find out people are still reading this stuff!  I was absolutely shocked.  I have been busy going to school, and I love it.  I love the challenge, I love the whole learning process.  I have completed one course of study, and now I am working on another.  I am thinking of changing to psychology, but don't know for sure.  I have always been fascinated by why people do the crazy things they do.

I have also been following the Casey Anthony trial, and two things really bother me.  Her defense team seems lost to the point where if she is convicted, she may be able to claim she did not  receive adequate defense.  Are they setting this up so that can be an option?  I don't understand her defense at all.  None of it makes any sense, and it doesn't follow the timeline of the case.

 Also, I am so angry at the way they are treating her father and mother.  Why in the world they want to lay all of this at George Anthony's feet is beyond me.  I cannot see either one of her parents committing any crime, let alone this.  As her mother works in the medical field, the protocols of medical care are ingrained her mind.  It will rub off on the whole family.  So, if little Cayley  did drown in the swimming pool, (which I don't think happened) they would know the first thing to do is call 911 and start resuscitation.  It's just what you do.  It's what both of them have been trained to do.

As these grandparents have gone through so much grief, I can tell you, that even today they still are having a lot of trouble just accepting the fact their granddaughter is gone.  And, people, please, who really raised this little girl in the first place?  Casey?  I don't thing so.  I think it was the grandparents.

The whole thing is giving me an ulcer.

Jan 15, 2011

Cross-eyed opossum Heidi - Yahoo! News Photos

Cross-eyed opossum Heidi - Yahoo! News Photos

Ok, I'll fess up. This is really a picture of me on a good day! HA !

Son suggests Reagan had Alzheimer's as president - Yahoo! News

Son suggests Reagan had Alzheimer's as president - Yahoo! News

Well, this would really explain why he kept saying I don't remember or I don't know during the Iran/Contra hearings. I don't think we should judge Reagan by his health during his presidency, though. He accomplished a great deal, and we were all terrified of him. He gave a great and lasting portrait to the American people of what we desire in a president. Strength, decisiveness, and a touch of ruthlessness. Did I agree with everything he said or did? No, but I felt safe.