Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Well! I never! Did you see that Amy W. branded me as a Slacker? A Lazy Bumm? Ha, take this Navy Gurl! Thwack! Now it's your turn to churn out a super-duper freebie (well you would anyways but I have to bug ya!) Actually, Amy's the freebie-est, freebie listie-est gal I know and her generosity with her time and talent impress me. Don't let it go to YOUR head, gurl!

Happy Birthday Sister-in-Law!


Photo: Judy Forsyth - another sis-in-law (hugs 2 you!)

Frame and Ribbons - KimB's *Wrap It*

Buttons - KimB's *My Little African*

Flowers - KimB's *Sweet Silvia*

Tie and Pin -KimB's *Sweet Silvia*

Paper - KimB's *Sweet Silvia*

KimB has tagged me with 'something good' this a.m. - I've not had enough coffee digested to have my brain fully work out what she's bestowing upon me... but will blog on that next entry... hmmmm.... your de 'Bes, Kimmie! By the way, you NEED to get over to her place for an AMAZING metal aplha text download - and rib her a lil for me too, while there!

I received the following poem via email from my friend and fellow Artist Mina - thought it would be a good day to share it with you all - you may want to share it with someone you know too!


When I was in my younger days,
I weighed a few pounds less,
I needn't hold my tummy in
to wear a belted dress.
But now that I am older,
I've set my body free;
There's comfort of elastic
Where once my waist would be.
Inventor of those high-heeled shoes
My feet have not forgiven;
I have to wear a nine now,
But used to wear a seven.

And how about those blasted tights --
They're sized by weight, you see,
So how come when I put them on
The crotch is at my knee?
I need to wear these glasses
As the print's been getting smaller;
And it wasn't very long ago
I know that I was taller.
Though my hair has turned to grey
and my skin no longer fits,
the outside's changed a bit.

But, on a positive note... I've learned that no matter what
happens, or how bad it seems today,
life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/
she handles these three things:
a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your
parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.

I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making
a "life."
I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life just being a
doormat. You need to be able to throw something back.
I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I
usually make the right decision.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.
People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will
forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Today in History:

1608 - The first telescope was demonstrated by Hans Lippershey of Middelburg.

1780 - John Andre, a British army officer during the American War of Independence, was executed as a spy.

1835 - The first battle of the Texas Revolution took place as American settlers defeated a Mexican cavalry near the Guadalupe River.

1836 - The British naturalist Charles Darwin returned to Falmouth, England, aboard the HMS Beagle, ending a five-year surveying expedition of the southern Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Visiting such diverse places as Brazil, the Galapagos Islands, and New Zealand, Darwin acquired an intimate knowledge of the flora, fauna, wildlife, and geology of many lands. The Ecuadorian Galapagos Islands was Darwin's most important research area.

1901 - The first submarine commissioned by the British Navy was launched from Barrow.

1919 - President Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed.

1928 - At Victor Records Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, DeFord Bailey cut eight masters. Three songs were issued, in what was the first studio recording sessions in the place known now as Music City, USA.

1929 - Debuting on NBC radio was "The National Farm and Home Hour". The program gave rural Americans information about farm products, growing crops, farm animal care and useful household tips. The show opened with "The Stars and Stripes Forever". Featured were Don Ameche and Raymond Edward Johnson, music and entertainment by The Cadets male quartet, Jack Baus and The Cornbusters and Mirandy of Persimmons Holler. Montgomery Ward sponsored "The National Farm and Home Hour".

1937 - 26-year old Ronald Reagan made his acting debut with the Warner Brothers release of "Love is in the Air".

1939 - Benny Goodman and his six-man-band recorded "Flying Home" for Columbia Records. Fletcher Henderson played the piano on this classic. Later the song became a hit and a signature piece for Lionel Hampton, who also played on the original version.

1944 - The International Arts Guild was formed in London to encourage interaction among artists of all nations.

1950 - The comic strip "Peanuts," created by Charles Schulz, debuted in nine newspapers with the characters of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Patty and Sherman. It is now the most-read comic strip in the world.

1953 - On CBS, Friday nights were "Person to Person" nights from now on. Edward R. Morrow, a lit cigarette in hand, premiered the interview program. The popular show would establish Morrow as a television icon.

1955 - Alfred Hitchcock, master of mystery movies, gave millions of CBS viewers his brand of suspense. For the next 10 years, Hitchcock, the man who put the thrill in thriller would scare viewers each week with "Alfred Hitchcock Presents".

1959 - Rod Serling's science-fiction anthology, The Twilight Zone, first aired on CBS. It was the most acclaimed science-fiction anthology program ever created for televison, and became the industry's benchmark. It won three Emmies and a score of other awards.

1968 - California's Redwood National Park was established.

1998 - Gene Autry, Hollywood's original singing cowboy and former owner of the Anaheim Angels, died at age 91.

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  1. awesome ....you did an awesome job with our sis picture....I love it ...and thanks for the candles ...I will using them lots ...

  2. Oh Barb that LO looks AWESOME girl!!! Love the candles!! And oh still giggling at the poem- tights and I just don't go down well you know- pull them up and the waist part is around my boobs!!! hahaha- or I have to fold the 'toes' under so they don't all crinkle!!- I told you I was short! hahaha. So that had me in LOL here! So I never wear the things if I can help it! hahahahaha.
    Sending you hugs-

  3. Congratulations to your sister-in-law Neti!!! and I hope she had a fantastic birthday. :)

    I'm curious about that tagging from Kim as I had not had time yet this week to check her blog, and I will wait to see your next post. :)

    The poem is very nice and interesting , thanks so much for sharing it with us. And many thanks for the link and the download. The candles are a fantastic idea.:)

    Best wishes. :O)

  4. Thank you! The DigiFree freebie search engine is about to list this blog post at digifree.blogspot.com

  5. Big CONGRATS to your SIL!! i hope it was the BEST birthday ever :D
    Definitely heading over to Kimb. now lol
    Thank you so much for sharing the poem and WONDERFUL candles!! i have a freebie over at my place too, if you'd like to check it out :D
    Have a GREAT day! hugs!

  6. These candles are awesome, thank you.

  7. Good Morning Barb:)
    Thank you so much for stopping by to say Hi.I love your visits:)
    I also love your candles..how cute! Thank you.
    Thanks for pointing me to KimB's alpa and the tutorial...I read a comment from a scrapper on her blog who didn't know how to do it in Photo Impact..so I figured it out and put an explaination up for us PI users.See how helpful you are?:)
    Well..I HAVE to get off of my butt and get busy around here before they fire me...again.LOL



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