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Resse Payton playing with blogging

I found a great website that has tons of cool quotes that I’ve been enjoying reading lately. Maybe with Labor Day coming up, my family is heavy on my mind, so when I saw that they have so many quotes in so many different categories with a lot of them dedicated to various family members they really hit me hard. Some made me laugh and a few made me cry. The two that I’ve posted below just really hit the spot with what is going on in my life with my siblings right now.

“After a girl is grown, her little brothers – now her protectors – seem like big brothers.”  ~Astrid Alauda

Sisters – “She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities.  She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway.  She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark.  She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink.  Some days, she’s the reason you wish you were an only child.”  ~Barbara Alpert

Once in a while I will read some type of savings tips 2014 that actually has some ideas and information that I can actually use for my own purpose(s). With the economy still in such crisis, most of us are still trying to make ends meet. So many people are still working more than one job, have sold off any thing that isn’t essential to their existence and our still finding it hard to keep food on the table, a roof over their heads and clothes on their backs. I know of one couple that never gets to see each other because of working so many hours in various locations here and there and barely having any time to see their kids and have a chance to enjoy anything in life that they are working so hard to keep. This just makes me sad.

So much time and gas is being wasted sitting and crawling in rush hour traffic. Once in a while the price of gas will go down a bit but it never lasts long, and never gets low enough to make a difference. It is just a tease to the people that depend so highly on gas to get them to all of the places that they need to get to day in and day out. Right now the price is seeming to go down a bit and of course it all depends on what city/county on how much you end up paying. I know that I try and compare prices when I am on the road and take advantage of the lowest prices when I can. I don’t have a “smart phone” if I did I would could and would use the apps that are currently being offered that tell you the gas prices of the stations that you are close to. I don’t think that I will ever have enough extra money to purchase one of those types of phones and I would be a bit put off to find out that my phone is smarter than I am!

Anyway, I know that a lot of folks are turning the offers being made by the numerous payday loans and cash loan store that are always an option. It seems that these companies are popping up all over town. They must be doing pretty well in order to be able to afford the rent that it takes to have a business in town. One store in particular always cracks me up with their female mannequins that have moving arms that are holding signs promoting their services. The wigs and the outfit that they dress them up with are always designed to catch your eye and bring attention to them. I have to say that this marketing idea is unique and must be a lot cheaper than paying real people to stand out in the weather flashing their signs.

Hopefully things will turn around before too many more families are torn apart and lives destroyed. Who would have thought that it would have lasted this long, certainly not I.





I just love reading books about the numerous Native American histories, my bookcase is full of ones that I’ve already read and am always looking for new ones to read. I was lucky and found one today at my favorite used book store called “Black Elk Speaks” as told through John G. Neihardt (Flaming Rainbow) by Nicholas Black Elk.

It is named one of the ten best spiritual books of the twentieth century. It is the story of the famous Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950) and his people during the momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century. I’m looking forward to reading it starting tomorrow.

One of my favorite states on the east coast is the beautiful state of North Carolina. A lot of people are heading down to that part of the country when they retire instead of Florida which has become famous for becoming the place that seniors flock to in order to spend their “golden years” in a warmer climate. My parents had no inclination to head to the “Land of Sunshine” and have recently settled in quite nicely in the northern part of North Carolina. Just a tad bit below the border of Virginia. So far they seem to be enjoying themselves and have made a few new friends, while keeping busy fixing up their new home, their yard and mom’s garden.

I have encouraged them to check out to see if they can find a better deal on their home, auto, life and health insurance. Don Allred has been serving North Carolina residents since 1977 and has a great reputation for making these daunting tasks a much easier process to tackle, especially for senior citizens that sometimes require a bit more time, reassurance and understanding. I worry about them living farther away than I was used to and will feel much better when I get a chance to make a trip down there and see for myself how things are progressing.

North Carolina State Line

Welcome To North Carolina


It seems that all of the CD players here at the house don’t work. None of them were really expensive, but they were all bought brand new and none of them seem to last more than a couple of years. So I have decided to spend some of my hard earned money on a Numark NDX400 tabletop scratch CD player. I have looked at a couple of them online and have found the right one that I think I can utilize and enjoy.

Now I just need to get my act together and get my taxes done. Right now the Numark NDX400 that I want is on sale. It would be great to get it while the prices have been slashed. I am tired of dealing with so much of the electronics that we have bought and can’t seem to work. I think a good cleaning out of this type of stuff is in order. Maybe I will incorporate that into my summer time  cleaning efforts.