Monday, July 25, 2011

BAR Rally

Few weekends ago we went to the BAR Rally. Here are few of the pictures. Hope you enjoy them. This lady is amazing. She rides, models and does custom paint jobs. Like the one she is modeling on. Awesome work. If you are in the Dallas area and need a custom paint job let me know I will hook you up with there shop info.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

As told by my wife

Once upon a time, there was this dreamy man mowing my yard.  It was a hot day but his glistening sweat off his chest was nice to look at. Well, after taking a break, he proceeded to go and edge my yard. Everything was going along fine till he got to the back yard, the first surprise that he encountered was a grass snake cut in half from his edger, well you can only imagine what was going thru his mind,
he still had the rest of the yard to finish….   So far so good, he is about to come up to the corner of the fence when all of a sudden he heard a big THUG! What appeared at a few inches to his feet, was a field mice…   

the poor thing was so stunned and convulsing, the dreamy man did the most humane thing, he put the mice out of its misery.

So the moral of the story is when you mow the yard, edge afterwards and not let it grow to about 3 feet tall where critters can camp out in the corners of the yard. 

This is dedicated to my husband of 23 years

Love you honey! Thanks for the memories and a great laugh that will last through the Holiday dinners….

Friday, July 1, 2011

Fourth of July History Lesson

Remember: freedom is never free!

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors,and tortured before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or
hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes,
and their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.
Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners;
men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.
Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British
that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer,
Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown , Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that
the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson
home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed,
and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed.
The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying.
Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.
So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.

Please show your support by sending this to as many
people as you can. It's time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin and the Fourth of July has much more to it than picnics and baseball games.