Monday, May 27, 2013

Made In The USA

That is also why I don't buy cards at Hallmark
anymore, They are made in China and are more expensive!I buy them at Dollar Tree - 50 cents each and made in USA

I have been looking at the blenders available on the Internet.
Kitchen Aid is MADE IN the
. Top of my list Already...

Yesterday I was in Wal Mart looking for
a wastebasket. I found some made in China for $6.99. I didn't want to pay that much so I asked the lady if they had any others. She took me to another department and they had some at $2.50 made in USA.   They are just as good. Same as a kitchen rug I needed. I had to look, but I found some made in the USA - what a concept! - and they were $3.00 cheaper.

We are being brain washed to believe that everything that comes from China and Mexico is cheaper
. Not so.

One Light Bulb at a Time...

I was in Lowe's the other day and just out of curiosity, I looked at the hose attachments
They were all made in China. The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA.

Start looking, people
. . ...In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - most often, their job.

My grandson likes Hershey's candy
. I noticed, though, that it is now marked "made in Mexico." I don't buy it anymore.

My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico...
now I have switched to Crest.

You have to read the labels on everything.

This past weekend I was at Kroger . . . I needed 60W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets.
I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy -- was an off-brand
labeled, "Everyday Value
." I picked up both types of bulbs and compared them: they were the same except for the price . . .
the GE bulbs cost more than the Everyday Value brand,but the thing that surprised me the most was that that was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - you guessed it - the USA at a company in Cleveland, Ohio.

It's Way past time to start finding and buying products you use every day that are made right here.

So, on to the next aisle: Bounce Dryer Sheets... yep, you guessed it,Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada.
The Everyday Value brand cost less, and was MADE IN THE USA! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years, at almost half the price.

My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA - the job you save may be your own or your

If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time!

Stop buying from overseas companies - you're sending the jobs there
. (We should have awakened a decade ago....)Let's get with the program and help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the USA.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Which Tongue Is Yours?

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Tree Houses

Liveable tree houses, we have come a long way from the tree house that we built as kids. These are liveable and look like they would be very comfortable to live in.

Friday, May 17, 2013

You May Be A Redneck/Hillbilly If...,

If you use your plunger for a bird feeder.

If you use aluminum cans for curlers

If you use a rope for your weather man

If these are your ten commandments

Springtime Flowers


Tiger Iris

Red Chardonnay Iris

Snowball Iris

Violet Iris

Passion Pink

Lord Redbeard Iris

Bed of Iris

Purple Clemetis

 Bed of Daffodils

Pink Lily

Purple Thrift

Lavender Iris

Plum Clemetis

Red Rose

Violet Clemetis

Pink Peony

Blushing Rose

All tended with tender loving care.

Redneck Medical Terms

Sunday, May 12, 2013

25 Things Mama Taught Me

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE 

'If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.'

2. My mother taught me RELIGION

'You better pray that stain will come out of the carpet.'

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL

'If you don't straighten up,

I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!' 

4. My mother taught me LOGIC 

' Because I said so, that's why.'

5.  My mother taught me MORE LOGIC 

'If you fall out of that swing and break your neck,
 you're not going to the store with me.'  

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT .

'Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident.'

7. My mother taught me IRONY

'Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about.'

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS

'Shut your mouth and eat your supper.'

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM

'Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!'

10. . My mother taught me about STAMINA 

'You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone.'

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER

'This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.'

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY

'If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!'

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE 

'I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.'

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

'Stop a acting like your father!'

15. My mother taught me about ENVY 

'There are millions of less fortunate children in this world
who don' t have wonderful parents like you do.'

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION 

'Just wait until we get home.'

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING 

'You are going to get it when you get home!'

18.  My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE

'If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.'

19. My mother taught me ESP

'Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?'

20. My mother taught me HUMOR

'When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me.'

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT
'If you don't e at your vegetables, you'll never grow up.'  

22. My mother taught me GENETICS
'You're just like your father.'

23.  My mother taught me about my ROOTS

'Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?'

24.My mother taught me WISDOM 

'When you get to be my age, you'll understand.'

25. And my favorite:  My mother taught me about JUSTICE

'One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you.

Source: Internet

Friday, May 10, 2013

Cattle Guards

This is priceless
Joe asks for 6 months of retraining for 'Cattle Guards'!

You will love this one; I haven't stop laughing yet.

For those of you who have never traveled to the west, or southwest, cattle guards are horizontal steel rails placed at fence openings, in dug-out places in the roads adjacent to highways (sometimes across highways), to prevent cattle from crossing over that area. For some reason the cattle will not step on the 'guards', probably because they fear getting their feet caught between the rails. (People in the south also know what cattle guards are.) 

A few months ago, President Obama received and was reading a report that there were over 100,000 cattle guards in Colorado . The Colorado ranchers had protested his proposed changes in grazing policies, so he ordered the Secretary of the Interior to fire half of the cattle guards immediately!

Before the Secretary of the Interior could respond and presumably try to straighten President Obama out on the matter, Vice-President Joe Biden intervened with a request that....before any cattle guards were fired, they be given six months of retraining to become Arizona border guards. "Times are hard", said Joe Biden, "it's only fair
to the cattle guards and their families!”.

And these two guys are running our country.
Passed on to you without further comment

Source: Internet

Job Application

This is an actual job application that a 17 year old boy submitted to McDonald's in Florida. They hired him because he was so honest and funny!
NAME: Greg Bulmash.
SEX: Not yet. Still waiting for the right person.
DESIRED POSITION: Company's President or Vice President.
But seriously, whatever's available. If I was in a position to be picky, I wouldn't be applying here in the first place.

DESIRED SALARY: $185,000 a year plus stock options and a Michael Ovitz style severance package
If that's not possible, make an offer and we can haggle.

LAST POSITION HELD: Target for middle management hostility.

SALARY: Less than I'm worth.
MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: My incredible collection of stolen pens and post-it notes.


PREFERRED HOURS: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?: Yes  but they're better suited to a more intimate environment.
MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER?: If I had one, would I be here?

DO YOU HAVE A CAR?: I think the more appropriate question here would be "Do you have a car that runs?"
HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITION?: I may already be a winner of the Publishers Clearing house Sweepstakes.
DO YOU SMOKE?: On the job no, on my breaks yes.
with a fabulously wealthy dumb sexy blonde super model who thinks I'm the greatest thing since sliced bread. Actually, I'd like to be doing that now.



Monday, May 6, 2013

Great Deep South Recipes

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Cell Phone Info

4 Things you might not have known about your Cell Phone

For all the folks with cell phones.  (This should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet.  Good information to have with you.) There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies.  Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival.

Check out the things that you can do with it:

FIRST:  (Emergency)

The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112.  If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an Emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly, this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked.  Try it out.

SECOND:  (Hidden Battery Power)

Imagine your cell battery is very low.  To activate, press the keys *3370#.  Your cell phone will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery.  This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell phone next time.

THIRD:  (How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?  )

To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following Digits on your phone:*#06# .  A 15-digit code will appear on the screen.  This number is unique to your handset.  Write it down and keep it somewhere safe.  If your phone is stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code.  They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.

You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either.  If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

FOURTH:  (Free Directory Service for Cells)

Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to.  Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem.  When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial:(800) FREE411 or (800) 373-3411without incurring any charge at all.  Program this into your cell phone now.This is sponsored by McDonald's.

Welcome To A Chinese Walmart

Different cultures…different tastes!!!

We thought our WalMarts had it all.


Bulk Rice.

 Mixed meat for the choosing.
(I'm sure they all washed their hands first !)

Turtles and frogs.
Yum, Yum !
You guess!
(It looks familiar, but definitely not something that I've eaten,)
(or going to!!! Those are bull penises.)

  Wal-Mart Brand Spirits

Rib Cages.
(From what?) (or who?)
So sanitary again!

Assorted Dried
(I was actually craving that!!! Honest)
Beautiful Boxes
Of Liquor.


A Large Selection Of
Ducks on a rack(They say it tastes just like chicken!!!)
 Great Value Brand Beef Granules.
 Pig Faces.(I'm drooling all over my shirt!!!)
 Diet Water. (HMMM.)
Meat Water.
(Notice the flavors on the bottles)
 Specialty Pickles.
(Just like "Cracker Jacks" a prize in every jar!)

100% Powdered Horse Milk
(no ponies!).

Gosh . .. . And North American Wal-Marts only
Have crazily dressed people!!!


My Get Up And Go Has Got Up And Went

 How do I know my youth is all spent?
Well, my get-up-and-go has got-up-and-went!

But in spite of it all I'm able to grin when,

I think of where my get-up-and-go has been.

Old age is golden, so I've heard it said.

But sometimes I wonder as I get into bed.

With ears in a drawer, my teeth in a cup,

My eyes on the table until I wake up.

Ere sleep dim my eyes, I say to myself,

Is there anything else I should have laid on the shelf?

I'm happy to say as I close my door,

My friends are the same, perhaps even more.

When I was young my slippers were red.

I could kick my heels right over my head.

When I grew older my slippers were blue,

But still I could dance the whole night through.

Now I am old my slippers are black.

I walk to the store and puff my way back.

The reason I know my youth is all spent.

My get up and go has got up and went.

But really don't mind when I think with a grin,

Of the grand places my get up and go has been.

Since I've retired from life's competition,

I busy myself with complete repetition.

I get up each morning, dust off my wits,

Pick up the paper and read the obits.

If my name is missing I know I'm not dead.

So I eat a good breakfast and go back to bed.

~ author unknown ~

Old Age

 Just a line to say I'm living ...
That I'm not among the dead,

Though I'm getting more forgetful
And mixed up in the head.

I got used to my arthritis,
To my dentures I'm resigned,

 I can manage my bifocals,
But Lord ... how I miss my mind!!!

Sometimes I can't remember
When I stand at the foot of the stairs,

If I must go up for something ...
Or if I've just come down from there.

I stand before the fridge at times,
My poor mind filled with doubt,

Have I come to put food away,
Or come to take some out?

There are times when it is dark out,
And with my nightcap on my head,

I don't know if I'm retiring ...
Or just getting out of bed.

So if it's my turn to write you,
There's no need for getting sore,

I may think that I have written
And don't want to be a bore.

I do know that I miss you
And wish that you were near.

And now it's nearly mail time
So I must say good bye, my dear.

Now I'm standing beside the mail box
With a face so very red,

Instead of mailing you my letter ...
I have opened it instead!!!

 Author Unknown

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Human Value

Life is full of ups and downs. It is easy to lose hope and confidence. This little story helps us to realize that no matter what happens, we remain valuable as individuals.

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill.

In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?”

Hands started going up.
He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crumple the dollar bill up.

He then asked, “Who still wants it?”

Still the hands were up in the air.

“Well,” he replied, “What if I do this?” And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.

He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. “Now who still wants it?”

Still the hands went into the air.

“My friends, no matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.

We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special – Don’t ever forget it!”

Author Unknown