• Children,  Life Lessons

    5 Important Life Lessons

    Important Life Lesson #1 During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?” Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50’s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade. “Absolutely, ” said the professor.. “In your…

  • Children,  Life Lessons

    The Natural Order Of Things

    Another Important Life Lesson. At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves children with learning disabilities, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he offered a question: ‘When not interfered with by outside influences, everything nature does, is done with perfection. Yet my son, Shay, cannot learn things as other children do. He cannot understand things as other children do. Where is the natural order of things in my son?’ The audience was stilled by the query. The father continued. ‘I believe that when a child like Shay, who…

  • Children,  Humor

    Everything Need To Know About The Ocean

    Everything You Ever Need To Know About The Ocean There are a couple of “sayings” that really hold true, especially when you read this. “Through the eyes of a child” and “Out of the mouths of babes”. I found this a number of years ago and it always puts a smile on my face. Enjoy!!! The Ocean – ALL you Need to Know!! Children Writing About the Ocean.. 1) – This is a picture of an octopus. It has eight testicles. (Kelly, age 6) 2) – Oysters’ balls are called pearls. (Jerry, age 6) 3) – If you are surrounded by ocean, you are an island. If you don’thave ocean…

  • Life Lessons

    The Layman’s 10 Commandments

    Someone has written these beautiful words, The Layman’s 10 Commandments, it wasn’t me and I honestly do not know who it was. Please take a moment to read them on this beautiful day. Try to understand the deep meaning of it. They are like the ten commandments to follow in life all of the time! 1] Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout the journey. 2] So why is a Car’s WINDSHIELD so large & the Rear View Mirror so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So,…

  • This is a letter that a new Marine sent home to the family back on the farm. It will warm your heart in more ways than one. | Marines | Farm Life | Military |
    Children,  Humor,  Just Plain Southern

    A Letter Back Home From A Farm Kid

    I had never heard this before, but apparently it has been around for a time. This is a letter that a new Marine sent home to the family back home on the farm. It will warm your heart in more ways than one. Make it a great day! Dear Ma and Pa: I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled. I was restless at first because you get to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m. But I am getting used…

  • Decorating,  Halloween

    DIY Pumpkin Luminaries

      As y’all know, we LOVE to decorate for seasons and holidays. Today, we are going to show you how to make some very classy (and easy) pumpkin luminaries. We originally found this on This Old House and were just so excited to bring it to y’all so lets get right to it! Make it a great day, you deserve it!   Aileen and Tracey Step 1: Hollow out your pumpkin Use a knife to carve a large circular opening into the bottom of your pumpkin. Clean out the inside thoroughly, scooping away the pulp and seeds with a spoon. Personally we think this is the best part LOL. Get…

  • Does Your Family Have This Much Fun? - Do you have family members that just make you smile? Well I have many but my Mom and Aunt Lou are the BEST! Family Fun | Funny Videos | #family
    Children,  Humor

    Does Your Family Have This Much Fun?

    Does Your Family Have This Much Fun? Do you have family members that just make you smile? Well I have many but my Mom and Aunt Lou are the BEST! Be sure to check out the video at the end of this blog post!! These two women were and are very influential in my life. They have taught me so many things through all of my 54 years, but what they taught me most was how to be a little kid at heart. My Mom LOVES games, even video games which she has been “trying” to play with my daughter Brianna for years. I say trying because when it comes…