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Memorial Day...is it about BBQ's?

I was having a discussion with Tamirisc about Memorial Day. I contended that people really did not know the original meaning behind Memorial Day. 
I also thought/think that most people see it as the start of summer and bbq season and really do not attend any Memorial Day services. 
Also, the question was raised...Why have Veteran's Day then when we honor vets today too?Well, I am here to give some answers.
FACT: 
Originally was called Decoration DayWho officially started Memorial Day is unknown The official proclamation of an actual day was May 5, 1868 with the official dedication on May 30, 1868On this day flowers were laid on top of the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers-thus intending for reconcilliation of Northern and Southern statesNew York was the first to recognize it as a holiday in 1890-all other northern states followed suit.Southern states refused to recognize the holiday until after WWI when the holiday was changed to recognize all fallen soldiers from all warsA few…

Utter disappointment

Have you ever been so completely disappointed in someone that you cannot believe they did what they did? So disappointed that to even trust anything that person has said to be the truth?

This is what happened to me this week.  I want to clarify it was not my hubby that did this but someone else in my family near and dear to me. (I will not say whom out of respect for other family members and will just call this person M. D.-for the record my family does not read this blog)


This week I discovered a letter written to another family member that is now deceased. In the letter it described the adoption of the person whom I refer to as M.D. It basically just said that M.D. had been adopted out of a certain orphanage. It also described the age and look of the biological mother and father. This in itself was shocking but also answered a few questions surounding this adoption.


The letter went on to say that the biological parents wanted no contact and the orphange felt it "good" that sa…

Please if you can...

My friends:
By now I am sure most of you have heard of the devastating tornado that hit my fair state of Missouri.  First, I want you to know that my husband and I are VERY ok. We do not live near Joplin, MO where it wiped out nearly the whole town. (Below you can view some videos)

I do however, have a friend who's family does live there. I am happy to report that they survived but their house did not.  My friend is grateful for that and saddened at the same time the place he lived and loved is virtually gone.

I am asking you today if you can at all possible, to donate to the Red Crossto help not only the victims of this tornado, but also the one that hit St. Louis not too long ago, as well as the victims of the earth quake in Tokyo.

We have some crazy times going on folks and I feel we have to help each other if we can.  There are other ways to help if you do not have money. Just please I ask you to check out the website at the link above.

Most of all, tell the ones you love that you …

Meet Me Monday-May 22nd and Music Moves Me

It's that fun time of the week where the questions get asked of me and I attempt to answer them. Join  the fun with our host Java fromNever Growing Old.

Once you are done meeting me there, hop on over to Xmas Dolly's place where the music doesn't stop. I am dancing and rocking out below.
Questions:

1.  What is your favorite bagel flavor?I think Bread Co.'s asiago cheese is the absolute best. I like them toasted with the walnut cream cheese. Yummy!



2.  If you had an extra $100 right now, what would you spend it on? A couch! Since we moved in we have hardly any furniture.



3.  What is the last thing that you felt guilt about doing?
Honestly,  I don't know.



4.  Soft serve ice cream or hand dipped?
Oh, soft serve hands down. I especially like Dairy Queen!


5.  Are you allergic to anything?
In recent months I have become allergic to eggs...although, I still eat them on occasion. I am also allergic to two specific drugs, one being sulfa drugs.













This week is a "freebie" week …

It is 12AM...do you know where you are?

It is now past 12 AM here in my fair town. That can only mean one of two things: 

1. I was not taken in the scheduled rapture and am now stuck here with all of the rest of you that are reading my blog.
2.  It never happened.


Here is the truth as I see it: We can not live in fear!


That's right, you heard me, WE CAN NOT LIVE IN FEAR!


Doesn't it boil down to that? 

I mean some of us have feared, about being prepared and whether or not we would be among the chosen.(like the internet preacher that predicted this date)


Others have feared that they are not Christian and where does that leave them. (IF it really did happen today, I am sorry for you and me too)


And yet, others have feared they did not know about it in the first place and all of  as sudden the date is upon them.


If that is enough, some are in fear RIGHT NOW, because the feel that they have been left out in the cold because they were not taken and wondering why not.


Then there are some of us that are...well, we just could care les…

Turning point

I suppose there comes a point in everyone's life where you just plain get old.  I am not sure when that is exactly because I have always thought being old was a state of mind. 


I do not want to be a downer or anything but getting too old sometimes worries me. I am 43. Is that TOO old? Truly, I do not think so but for some it just may be.

What really has me thinking about all this tonight is my father.  My father is 73 years old. To some he may be a young whipper snapper. To others, he is really ancient.  His outlook for himself is rather grim.
You see, he acts like someone who is really 100.  Maybe it is because he is dying.  He has liver and lung cancer along with COPD and heart failure.  He must be on oxygen 24/7.




This afternoon, my Mom (who is 71 and acts 40) decided along with the doctor that Dad had to be put in to a nursing home. It is not an easy decision to make.  (Dad does not know this yet.)

Simply put, he is becoming more and more difficult to handle with his problems and he…

Wish I wasn't feeling it.

 "When we truly realize that we are alone is when we need others the most! " ~Ronald Anthony
Have you ever felt incredibly alone. The type where you wake up and there are people in the house with you and YET, you still feel alone?
Yeah, that is me this morning.  I have awakened at 5AM with that incredible, overwhelming feeling. It is also, one that I sadly, have felt before.
I suppose I can only describe it as something that was piled onto oneself unwillingly. As with mine, it came on in the form of a dream, as it usually does.  This feeling takes awhile to dissipate too and my hope is it goes away. 
Aloneness really stinks!

~Naila Moon

Blip...blip...blip

Everyone...well, maybe not EVERYONE...has been in a panic...ok, minorly upset over the Blogger shut down over the weekend.
To tell you the truth, I wasn't. 

See, I look at it this way, we here in Cyberville have many sites we can go to and blog or post photos or crunch numbers or--->you name it here all for FREE! Yes, that is right, we can pour our ever living hearts out to whom ever is listening...umm, reading...and all for again, FREE!

I realize of course many of us pay for our net service but sites like Blogger let us use their site and keep maintenance of it. Does it not make sense that sometimes they would have to take the site down for repairs? Other things we have to repair.

So, anyway, let's just give Blogger and other sites a little break and be patient with them because after all they keep us able to blog about them.


Now what did they do with my followers link?


Peace...Naila Moon






Meet Me Monday-May 16th and Music Moves Me

It's that time again when you get to "Meet Me" through Java's Never Growning Old. The site where the questions are asked and I answer them. If that isn't enough, then you can groove and move with me right after (aka the bottom of the page) as I dance with Xmas Dolly's Music the Moves Me.Peace...Naila Moon

1.  Crunchy or smooth peanut butter?Without a doubt I like this kind (not necessarily the brand) with grape jelly!

2.  What is your favorite color Rose?

Hands down my favorite is red. I did however receive pink on Mother's Day from my children because pink is my favorite color.
3.  Do you remove your shoes when you walk into your home?

Growing up, my Mother always insisted we take off our shoes at the door (including guest). So yes, I do take off my ruby reds (or ruby flip flops ta-hee) at the door.
4.  What is your favorite season? I like both of these quite equally.


5.  Approximately how many hours a day do you spend blogging?










I have to admit that reggae music…

Monday's Music-May 9, 2011

I generally post Meet Me Monday along with this new post of Monday's Music Moves Me but for some reason, there were no questions. sigh...
So, it is on to the music moving part.

This week is "freebie" week which means I could pick what I liked. I thought, we needed to start this week out rockin' it '80s style. So, no one better to rock with than Joan Jett! 
Put your quarter in the juke box and let's go!!!!! whoo!!!!
Peace...Naila Moon











Again, I say...

I am honored and humbled that people like coming by to my pages and see what I have to say.  I always enjoy my followers and all the beautiful comments that you leave. Again, as I said yesterday, thank you.

One of those lovely folks, Simonette at Nowhere Near Perfect, dropped by to award me the Versatile Blog Award.  I have to say I was in awe that she would do such a thing. Thank you.


So, of course the rules:

In order to accept the award, one has to do the following:
1. Thank and link back to the person that has given you this award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Award 15 blogs you feel deserve the award
4. Contact those bloggers and let them know about the reward

Hmm?...7 things about me:
 As you may already know, I was in puppet ministry for a couple of years. I own a few. The last one I got free at a thrift store in Colorado. It is a duck I named Q.T. Duck. ;) (I am such a dork.)I got married (for the second time) in 2008. We were married by my daughter, in our condo, on Christmas day…

A Word of THANKS!

I wanted to take a moment in blogging history and say thanks!
Thanks to all the people out there who come by, follow me and leave all your wonderful comments.

I wish I was able to go and thank you individually (and I certainly try to do that) but sometimes I miss a few. So, I hope this makes up for it a little bit.
If you do not visit some of my other blogs please do so too. I love it when you come by.


*To my 80 followers at Just the Stuff Ya Know....thank you!
*To my 52 followers at Out of the Blue A Story Or Two...thank you!
*To my 12 followers at I'm A Photographic Genius?...thank you!
*To my 6 followers at Welcome 2 Barbie Mafia...thank you!

AND FINALLY

*To our 22 followers at One Great Big Mashugana World...thank you!


You certainly have a friend with great appreciation in me. 
Peace...Naila Moon


Monday's Music & Meet Me Monday

This week for Monday's Music, hosted by the very nice lady at Xmas Dolly, is the theme of weather or colors. Well, since I was being crazy with the weather in my last post, ( you can go HERE to see that one) I picked colors.

I have always like the character in the video I picked. His voice is great and he always sings the best songs. Enjoy! :)



Now on to Meet Me Monday hosted by the lovely, Java:





Questions:

1.  What is your favorite kind of muffin?

I do like blueberry muffins but my favorite is...



2.  What was the first car you ever owned?

Technically, the first car I owned was a Ford Fiesta like this one. I co-owned it with my Mom. It was also a stick shift.


However, the first car I truly owned on my own was this Chevy Cavalier that I called "Freedom". My son wrecked it not two months after I bought her. sigh....


3.  Which TV Show were you sad to see end?


Side note: Did you know that the actor, John Dye, that played the Angel of Death, died in January of heart failure?

4.  What is …