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~ Born To Be Riled ~

"The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem."

Captain Jack Sparrow

One imagination at a time!

Don't shoot the messenger, babe.

Oh and I hope you dig snark-casm
because there's plenty on hand.

We should be in good shape as long as the Chanel No. 5, mascara, red lipstick, and Diet Coke hold out.

Can't write anything.

~ Jennifer ~

Causing considerable consternation
to many fine folk since 1957

Pepper and me ... Seattle 1962

  

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~Jenny the Pirate~

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In The Market, As It Were

 

 

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Also capturing outrageous beauty left and right with my Nikon D7000 blissfully married to my Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D AF prime glass. Don't be jeal!

Dying Is A Day Worth Living For

I am a taphophile

Word. Photo Jennifer Weber 2010

Great things are happening at

Find A Grave

If you don't believe me, click the pics.

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Dying is a wild night

and a new road.

Emily Dickinson

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REMEMBRANCE

When I am gone

Please remember me

 As a heartfelt laugh,

 As a tenderness.

 Hold fast to the image of me

When my soul was on fire,

The light of love shining

Through my eyes.

Remember me when I was singing

And seemed to know my way.

Remember always

When we were together

And time stood still.

Remember most not what I did,

Or who I was;

Oh please remember me

For what I always desired to be:

A smile on the face of God.

David Robert Brooks
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 Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

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Keep To The Code

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You Want To Find This
The Promise Of Redemption

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Psalm 1

Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it, have never known it again.

~ Ronald Reagan

Photo Jennifer Weber 2010

Not Without My Effects

My Compass Works Fine


The Courage Of Our Hearts

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Daft Like Jack

 "I can name fingers and point names ..."


And We'll Sing It All The Time
  • Dream With Me
    Dream With Me
    by Jackie Evancho
  • Danny Wright Healer of Hearts
    Danny Wright Healer of Hearts
    by Danny Wright
  • Dreams
    Dreams
    by Neil Diamond
  • Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs From The Stage
    Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs From The Stage
    Syco Music UK
  • A State of Wonder: The Complete Goldberg Variations (1955 & 1981)
    A State of Wonder: The Complete Goldberg Variations (1955 & 1981)
    Sony
  • Bach - The Complete Brandenburg Concertos / Pearlman, Boston Baroque
    Bach - The Complete Brandenburg Concertos / Pearlman, Boston Baroque
    by Johann Sebastian Bach, Martin Pearlman, Boston Baroque, Christopher Krueger, Marc Schachman, Daniel Stepner, Friedemann Immer
  • Lead With Your Heart
    Lead With Your Heart
    by The Tenors, The Canadian Tenors
  • A Musical Affair (Amazon Exclusive Version)
    A Musical Affair (Amazon Exclusive Version)
    by Il Divo
  • Rachmaninoff plays Rachmaninoff
    Rachmaninoff plays Rachmaninoff
    RCA
  • Perfect Murder, Perfect Town : The Uncensored Story of the JonBenet Murder and the Grand Jury's Search for the Final Truth
    Perfect Murder, Perfect Town : The Uncensored Story of the JonBenet Murder and the Grand Jury's Search for the Final Truth
    by Lawrence Schiller
  • The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
    The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
    by James Trefil, Joseph F. Kett, E. D. Hirsch
  • The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems
    The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems
    by Emily Dickinson
  • Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems
    Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems
    by Harold Bloom
  • On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
    On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
    by William Zinsser
  • Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them
    Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them
    by Steven Milloy
  • The Amateur
    The Amateur
    by Edward Klein
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
    by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion
    Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion
    by Theresa Burke with David C. Reardon
  • Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican
    Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican
    by Ann Coulter
  • Whistling in the Dark: A Doubter's Dictionary
    Whistling in the Dark: A Doubter's Dictionary
    by Frederick Buechner
  • Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America
    Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America
    by Mark R. Levin
  • Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!
    Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!
    by Andrew Breitbart
  • Executioner, Pierrepoint
    Executioner, Pierrepoint
    by Albert Pierrpoint
  • Curtains: Adventures of an Undertaker-in-Training
    Curtains: Adventures of an Undertaker-in-Training
    by Tom Jokinen
  • Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits
    Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits
    by Matthew Rolston
  • Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt
    Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt
    by Todd Harra, Ken McKenzie
  • Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
    Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
    by Charles Krauthammer
  • Good Dog, Carl : A Classic Board Book
    Good Dog, Carl : A Classic Board Book
    by Alexandra Day
  • Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
    Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
    by Lynne Truss
  • The American Way of Death Revisited
    The American Way of Death Revisited
    by Jessica Mitford
  • In Six Days : Why Fifty Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation
    In Six Days : Why Fifty Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation
    Master Books
  • Architects of Ruin: How big government liberals wrecked the global economy---and how they will do it again if no one stops them
    Architects of Ruin: How big government liberals wrecked the global economy---and how they will do it again if no one stops them
    by Peter Schweizer
  • Grave Influence: 21 Radicals and Their Worldviews That Rule America From the Grave
    Grave Influence: 21 Radicals and Their Worldviews That Rule America From the Grave
    by Brannon Howse
  • The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
    The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
    by Thomas Lynch
Easy On The Goods
  • Waiting for
    Waiting for "Superman"
    starring Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee
  • The Catered Affair (Remastered)
    The Catered Affair (Remastered)
    starring Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald, Rod Taylor
  • Bernie
    Bernie
    starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey
  • Remember the Night
    Remember the Night
    starring Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson, Sterling Holloway
  • The Ox-Bow Incident
    The Ox-Bow Incident
    starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn, William Eythe
  • The Bad Seed
    The Bad Seed
    starring Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart, Evelyn Varden
  • Knuckleball!
    Knuckleball!
    starring R.A. Dickey, Charles Hough, Phil Niekro, Tim Wakefield
  • Dodsworth
    Dodsworth
    starring Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor, Kathryn Marlowe
  • Act of Valor
    Act of Valor
    starring Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano
  • Deep Water
    Deep Water
    starring Tilda Swinton, Donald Crowhurst, Jean Badin, Clare Crowhurst, Simon Crowhurst
  • Sunset Boulevard
    Sunset Boulevard
    starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark
  • Penny Serenade
    Penny Serenade
    starring Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Edgar Buchanan, Beulah Bondi
  • Double Indemnity
    Double Indemnity
    starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Jean Heather
  • Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged
    Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged
    starring Gary Anthony Williams
  • Fat Sick & Nearly Dead
    Fat Sick & Nearly Dead
    Passion River
  • It Happened One Night (Remastered Black & White)
    It Happened One Night (Remastered Black & White)
    starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert
  • Stella Dallas
    Stella Dallas
    starring Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil, Alan Hale
  • The Iron Lady
    The Iron Lady
    starring Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Harry Lloyd, Anthony Head, Alexandra Roach
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Collection (4 Disc Set)
    Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Collection (4 Disc Set)
    starring Peter Sallis, Anne Reid, Sally Lindsay, Melissa Collier, Sarah Laborde
  • The Red Balloon (Released by Janus Films, in association with the Criterion Collection)
    The Red Balloon (Released by Janus Films, in association with the Criterion Collection)
    starring Red Balloon
  • Stalag 17 (Special Collector's Edition)
    Stalag 17 (Special Collector's Edition)
    starring William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss, Harvey Lembeck
  • The Major and the Minor (Universal Cinema Classics)
    The Major and the Minor (Universal Cinema Classics)
    starring Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland
  • My Dog Skip
    My Dog Skip
    starring Frankie Muniz, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson, Kevin Bacon
  • Sabrina
    Sabrina
    starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden, John Williams
  • The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer
    The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer
    starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee, Ray Collins
  • Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
    Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
    starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport
  • Now, Voyager (Keepcase)
    Now, Voyager (Keepcase)
    starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper, John Loder
  • The Trip To Bountiful
    The Trip To Bountiful
  • Hold Back the Dawn [DVD] Charles Boyer; Olivia de Havilland; Paulette Goddard
    Hold Back the Dawn [DVD] Charles Boyer; Olivia de Havilland; Paulette Goddard
That Dog Is Never Going To Move

~ JAVIER ~

Columbia's Finest Chihuahua

Simple. Easy To Remember.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

Four fourteen fourteen :: A date which will live in romantic memory


Miss Meghan Kathryn Smith has said yes to that all-important question:

Will you marry me?

Which was asked of her on Monday by our son, Andrew.

Congratulations, Andrew and Meghan.

We love you both and we wish you every possible happiness.

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I want to tell you a
gentlest thing. Like light
to you. Like old faces
being fed a good memory
from inside themselves.
Like eyes that do not
watch but slowly meet
across a room in which
everyone is, and no one
need hurry to what he is
sure of. I want to say
before we run out of
rooms and everyone
that I am slowest,
surest, gentlest, too,
across whatever room
I look at you.

=John Ciardi=


Oh. In all the excitement I almost forgot. The ring is beautiful.

It's exactly what she wanted.

Andrew presented it to Meghan tied to the ribbon of her own brand-new leather-bound Bible with her soon-to-be new name imprinted on the front.

She expressed everlasting love for both the gift(s) and the giver.
Monday
Apr142014

Lissy at the six-year mark

So tomorrow -- Tax Day -- our granddaughter Allissa turns six.

Can you believe? Me neither.  I remember the day minute she was born.

You may be thinking: I wonder if they had a party?

Are puppy dogs irresistible? Of course we did.

Canine cuteness notwithstanding, the theme of Allissa's party was Hello Kitty.

Popular with the six-year-old set, and who's to argue? Hello Kitty is all kinds of innocently precious.

As an added bonus, it passes muster with discriminating parents who (wisely) resist reducing their children to walking Disney advertisements.

Stephanie revealed that after an early lunch on the day of the celebration, before the family embarked on the trip to the agreed-upon partying spot for supper, Allissa became very intent on primping grooming herself.

After cutting a deal with Melanie to wear a party dress that technically belongs to Melly, Allissa commandeered their bedroom for as long as it took to install herself in the frock.

(Although nearly three years apart in age, the girls can wear the same clothes.)

Mel is a stringbean crossed with a peanut. An exceedingly sweet and beautiful peanut.

Anyway: Included in the loan of said festive garment was an identical dress for Allissa's doll, who came along for the ride.

A snag was hit when Allissa became obsessed with what she would wear on her feet.

She begged her mother for permission to sport a pair of as-yet-unworn black patent leather shoes (featuring a tiny heel) which were purchased as part of her Easter outfit.

"I have to wear heels for my party," Allissa lobbied.

"No," said Stephanie. "Those are for Easter."

The birthday girl -- who, like the rest of us, is learning to pick her battles -- was alternatively and adequately shod.

Having finished dressing, the guest of honor for the upcoming shindig sequestered herself in the bathroom where she washed her face, brushed her teeth, combed her hair (which she insists on wearing down, with no accessories -- her tiara days are in the past), and painstakingly applied short-lasting kiddie cosmetics.

Little brother, who has so far embraced more of a come-as-you-are philosophy, spent that time napping.

Next came the selection of appropriate jewelry. A pink beaded necklace and bracelet completed an already-elegant ensemble.

The final touch: A Hello Kitty birthday badge with streaming ribbons.

Trust me: She looked darling. Like the priceless little girl she is. Not sixteen but six. Not a princess but a poppet.

After we'd had our dinner and before she opened her presents, Lissy gifted each party attendee with their very own bag of Hello Kitty cotton candy. She could hardly wait to bring those bright shiny bags out and make a circuit around the table, awarding them to her guests.

It was her way of giving back. I thought it was all kinds of decent. But then, I love cotton candy.

At some point after the meal and before presents, however, Lissy was sitting in her favorite place: her daddy's lap.

He is a Baptist preacher and as you know, all preachers -- especially Baptists -- brainwash their kids.

It's quite horrible. I mean, can you imagine how awful it is to hear your not-quite-yet-six-year-old granddaughter recite:

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

=Romans 8:37-39= 

Actually it was a great blessing, one which brought a tear of gratitude to my eye.

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

 =Psalm 8:2=

And ... the chief priests ... said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, OUT OF THE MOUTH OF BABES AND SUCKLINGS THOU HAST PERFECTED PRAISE?

=Matthew 21:15-16=

I am grateful for moms and dads who, rather than taking their cue from Parents magazine and/or the public school system, teach their children the truth, training them to put their trust in God.

Speaking of children, and of God -- and Country -- TG and I are rejoicing because our only son, Andrew, has completed Boom Operator school and is once again living east of the Mississippi.

He and his sweetheart, Meghan, were able to join us for the party.

That's cute enough to see again.

Good times, y'all.

So good that all the way home I thought:

Hello Life! Hello Love! Hello Kitty!

And Happy Birthday, Allissa.

Friday
Apr112014

SkyWatch Friday: For greater life


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A n g e l   U p

Glenwood Cemetery

Tupelo, Mississippi

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Something has spoken to me in the night, burning the tapers
of the waning year; something has spoken in the night,
and told me I shall die, I know not where. Saying:

To lose the earth you know, for greater knowing;
To lose the life you have for greater life;
To leave the friends you loved, for greater loving;
To find a land more kind than home, more large than earth --

-- Whereon the pillars of the earth are founded,
toward which the conscience of the world is tending --
a wind is rising, and the rivers flow.

You Can't Go Home Again
=Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938)=

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Happy Friday ~ Happy Weekend

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Wednesday
Apr092014

Sign Me Up: Toast

And no jelly for you either, and no apple butter, so don't ask.

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Happy Wednesday

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Saturday
Apr052014

All Aboard the Memphis-Elmwood Express

So why did I not post anything for you on Friday?

Because I couldn't. I just couldn't.

My TG and I were on the road all day, taking a trip. A trip that was supposed to take nine hours but which really took eleven.

And on which we did not embark until seven o'clock in the morning on Friday, when we had every intention of driving away from the domicile no later than six.

Good thing we got that hour back somewhere around Birmingham, Alabama.

Where on earth is she, you may be thinking about now.

I am in Memphis, Tennessee. For a little while longer.

No; it's not about Elvis. I have yet to see Graceland.

It's not about barbecue; we didn't eat any. It's not about ducks; we neither stayed at nor visited The Peabody.

It is about the fact that it's been my dream for a long time to visit a certain cemetery in Memphis: Elmwood.

Speaking of long times, it took an eternity to get here.

I don't know if I have ever told you this before, but I like visiting new places. I am just not particularly enamored of travel.

As in, I won't fly.

And if I were not aware that the Bible describes hell as a lake of fire and brimstone, I would describe it as a road trip.

But if I want to see things, I have no choice: I must grin and bear it.

Except, what I actually do is grimace and watch the clock a lot.

Frequent stops, coffee, snacks, and audio books help a little. To pass the time.

So here we are and the weather has been perfect and the cemetery far exceeded even my overwrought expectations.

I met a new friend. Her name is Anne and like me she is a taphophile but not at all like me, she makes fairy shoes and also vultures from okra pods. I want Veronica so do not order her.

Oh and there was Alex the rescued schnauzer-terrier mix. He says hai.

I took nearly eight hundred pictures. Only one from the car window. For all the others I got out.

We are leaving for home tomorrow. Somewhere around Birmingham we'll have to give that hour back.

But I wanted to show you a few of those pictures because I know how much you like that.

And I wanted to assure you that I did not fall on my face a single time.

That is all for now.

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Happy Sunday

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Wednesday
Apr022014

Sign Me Up: Tired

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Happy Wednesday

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