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1. Oklahoma's Roosevelt Bridge
Visiting with Frank Potts is better than watching the History channel, he is such a wealth of information about Southern Oklahoma and in particular Marshall County. Today he was telling me about the Roosevelt Bridge which is between Kingston Oklahoma and Mead Oklahoma on US Hwy 70. The Roosevelt ...
2. Telephones: 50 Years of Change
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:38:45
Telephones, and telephone service, have changed dramatically over the past 50 years. For people under age 30, fifty years is a long, long time. People my age, over 65, usually think it went by in a flash..
My first job out of high school, exactly 50 years ago in 1959, was as a telephone operator...
3. A Baby Donkey! She Was Pregnant?
Computers & Electronics - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:40:38
We thought the donkeys were in perfect health but one was showing signs of distress. I had gone out to the pasture that morning expecting to see the two jennies, April and Amy, come to meet me. Instead I found April in a clearly agitated state. My mind swirled with possibilities, I had heard eati...
4. Rosh Hashanah: Jewish New Year
Pets & Animals - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:47:29
Rosh Hashanah is not something for me to write about because I have extensive knowledge of the subject but because I would like to learn much more. I have attended Messianic Jewish Services and was drawn into the worship as though I had always attended. This year (2009) Rosh Hashanah is from suns...
5. Lebanon Oklahoma Is Our Home
Culture & Society - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:47:51
Talk about a culture shock, we came from spending 20 years working at a university and moved to Lebanon, Oklahoma. A comparison might be drawn to going back in time 20 years, and if you are thinking this is a bad thing you are wrong. Not that we didn't love the large city and the university, but ...
6. It Hurts: Losing a Pet to Cancer
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:40:25
Gillis was a young female Doberman dog that I adopted from an animal shelter hours before she was scheduled to be euthanized. She lived with us for four years and I visualized many more happy years to come, but it was not to be.
One day, during the summer, I noticed that she was limping. The dog...
7. Miniature Horses: Hard Not to Hug
Pets & Animals - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:47:26
Peso, the pinto-colored mare, and 'Lil Man, a gelding, are two mini-horses on our rescue ranch. They are not rescues in the narrow sense of the word as their owner loved them, but she and her husband wanted to travel and planned to be gone for days at a time. She felt that these miniature horses ...
8. Dogs Bonding, Loss and Sunsets
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:42:29
My preference is for dog stories to have a happy ending. This is about two dogs, Boots and Shay, who had a special bond - very tightly woven until Boots developed sudden on-set HGE or hemorrhagic gastroenteritis and died within hours.
I want to start their story at the beginning. Boots was dumpe...
9. Bonding With A Doberman
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:41:49
The young red doberman female was a beautiful dog, if you looked at her with eyes of love - for anyone else, she was just a bag of bones stretched over a dog's body. I saw her as I volunteered at our city's animal shelter.
Volunteers didn't stay long, I was no exception. I have always loved dogs...
10. blue collar workers are indispensable
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:38:12
Blue collar workers are indispensable. Carpenters, plumbers, truck drivers - the list could go on and on. A lot is said about the necessity of a college education but not all young people want, need, or are qualified to obtain a college education.
My husband's parents wanted desperately for him ...
11. Weight Watchers is The Best
culture-and-society - Thu, 28 Jan 2010 20:17:07
My experience with Weight Watchers started when I was 23. I've always been what one physician I know calls portly. My body structure has also been called rotund, hippy with thunder thighs and obese. One word in my defense, I am tall and big boned .. I've used that a lot but the bottom line is I'm...
12. Rescue Ranch: Our Dream Realized
food-and-cooking - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 21:40:25
Nine feet fit under our kitchen table, two two-legged and 5 four-legged. My husband, who sometimes feels like Noah, says "Why do they think they have to have a bite everytime I do?" OK, our Pets (or are we their People) aren't well disciplined as dog trainers would define discipline. Discipline t...
13. Wish We'd Done It Differently
squidoo-community - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 03:43:07
He wasn't a purebred dog, he wasn't even my special dog, but I really miss him.
He hated for me to swat flies ... the bang of a flyswatter may have reminded him of past abuse. He would bark until I stopped using the flyswatter.
He loved treats. Each of our dogs get one dog treat before lights-o...
14. I Love Texas But Alaska's A Close Second
pets-and-animals - Sat, 13 Nov 2010 03:25:13
When I read about the early pioneers I wonder how they could have left their safe environments to take their family into unexplored lands. A vacation cruise to Alaska recently has helped me to understand their motivation a little better. The rocky uninhabited coasts made me want to explore it, to...
15. Binoculars for Father's Day
travel-and-places - Sun, 03 Oct 2010 04:33:58
Binoculars are ideal for viewing wildlife and birds out of doors. My sister and her husband live in Colorado and she would never dream of leaving the house without her binoculars, they are as indispensible to her as her cell phone. Birding also has a great following and, again, really good binocu...
16. I Once Cried Easily But Wanting Something Very Badly Taught Me to Be Assertive
Entertainment - Sat, 15 May 2010 17:55:56
My eyes filled with tears and I batted them away quickly and bit my lip. "Don't you cry - don't you dare cry" I would say to myself but despite my best efforts the tears would fall and I would rush from the room. This happened over and over until I found a job I wanted badly and I had to conquer ...
17. Dachshund Gifts A Mother Would Love
squidoo-community - Tue, 23 Mar 2010 15:37:42
Mothers are precious. Unfortunately I can testify to that even stronger since my mother died ... I wish I had had more time to spend with her although we had many happy times together.
My daughter, Cathy, is a mom. She has a wonderful 20 year-old son of whom we are especially proud but her "moth...
18. Mother's Day Goes to the Dogs - Chihuahua that Is
Entertainment - Mon, 22 Mar 2010 17:52:08
You love mom, right? But what if she's had a bad day and you've had a bad day .. do the tempers sometimes erupt? Mom's love their kids and believe with all their hearts that they know what's best for them, right? Do they? ...wrong! Who loves mom even more than they love themselves? That sweet lit...
19. Pauley Perrette aka Abby Sciuto on NCIS
Entertainment - Mon, 22 Mar 2010 15:25:08
Pauley Perrette as Abby Sciuto? You just gotta love her! She's a Goth that goes bowling with nuns. She becomes hysterical when a member of the team is in danger but she's got a brilliant scientific mind. She has a stuffed animal hippo that farts when it's squeezed and causes no end to embarrassme...
20. Strayspay's Lensography
culture-and-society - Mon, 22 Mar 2010 03:49:17
With this lens, I will attempt to tie me all together. At times I feel discombobulated ... don't you just love that word, dis-com-bob-ulated? The dictionary says its meaning is to have self-possession upset. OK, will the real me stand up?
I am a Christian first and foremost with my primary a...
21. Mother's Day Gifts for Cat Lovers
squidoo-community - Sun, 21 Mar 2010 23:08:19
Gifts are hard for me to buy. Would mother want a blouse? She had to take the last one I bought her back because it didn't fit. What about houseshoes? No, I bought her those for Christmas. I can't buy a robe because she said she has too many now. What about perfume? Nah, her taste in perfume is l...
22. April 2010: The Best April Ever
Entertainment - Sun, 21 Mar 2010 04:32:25
The month of April is a month of new birth. Trees are blooming and forecast future luscious fruits, mares and their long-legged, gangly babies roam the pasture and even the fish start jumping in the lakes for the joy of spring. Gardener's fingers began to itch to grab a shovel or rake and start d...
23. PETA is wrong in harassing animal rescue groups who treat animals humanely
arts-and-design - Sun, 21 Mar 2010 02:32:00
PETA is wrong in harassing animal rescue groups who treat animals humanely Animal rescue groups such as GW Exotic Animal Memorial Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma should be commended and supported for rescuing exotic animals who are in danger of a lingering and inhumane death. GW Exotics has many anim...
24. Easter Egg Celebrations
pets-and-animals - Fri, 19 Mar 2010 04:03:38
On Easter my daughter's childhood was much like my own childhood, new dress that I was cautioned about soiling, usually shiny black patent shoes with white ankle socks or pristine white shoes, a new purse and an Easter basket. I never quite understood why I couldn't take my Easter Basket to churc...
25. teen suicide
parenting-and-kids - Fri, 05 Mar 2010 03:39:20
Teen suicide is brutal and final. There is nothing predictable or fair about teen suicide. Young people are crying out for help and are being ignored, sometimes becoming so desperate to end their pain that they resort to taking their own life.
Teen suicide is an everyday occurrence. Two teenage ...
26. Backside of Parenting
healthy-living - Tue, 02 Mar 2010 06:00:17
Parents who have a new baby, a toddler or one starting to kindergarten are on the front side of parenting. Their children depend upon them for everything. Love first of all but nourishment and guidance. When the child grows and starts to mature the parents are needed even more to be an advocate f...
27. Ten Newest Lenses
home-and-garden - Fri, 26 Feb 2010 04:01:59
Autism, Blue Collar Workers, Chest Compression CCR, Day of the Irish and Easter, it's an alphabet soup of lenses. What would you be interested in reading? These are the newest lenses I've created and I'd like to introduce them to you.
Squirrels Sharing Alphabet Soup
Buy at AllPoster...
28. Saint Patrick's Day is the Best Irish Holiday Ever
squidoo-community - Wed, 24 Feb 2010 12:09:53
Besides being fun, a reason to party and a reassurance of Spring's approach, St. Patrick's day is the best ever because of the Irish, their humor and their beautiful countryside. I love the fun Saint Patrick's day apparel, with green and white shirts and funny hats, the parades to honor Patrick, ...
29. The Associate: 2009 Novel by John Grisham
arts-and-design - Tue, 23 Feb 2010 17:05:46
Dynamite book that left me wanting more. A novel of a promising young law student who is blackmailed by a video taken during a drunken fraternity party in which a girl claims to have been raped. Kyle Avoy has to decide if he wants to put his law career on the line and possibly risk jail time or s...
30. My First Year in the Big City
arts-and-design - Tue, 23 Feb 2010 04:13:08
Small towns have their pros and cons but if a person has lived in a small town all their life and then move to a city the first year can be daunting. When we hear runaway it's usually associated with a person under 18 but I ran away at 40.
My former life had ended and I was on a new adventure, a...
31. Easter is Jesus' Story: He's Alive!
squidoo-community - Tue, 16 Feb 2010 06:08:23
Life without God would be empty and unhappy for me - not just any god but I Am Exodus 3:14. I learned about him from the Christian Bible. The Bible is a supernatural book because God speaks through it.
The question "Is this all there is?" once haunted me. What was life all about and what would h...
32. Save Lives with Knowledge of Continuous Chest Compressions
culture-and-society - Tue, 16 Feb 2010 04:16:50
CPR is often necessary to save a life. Heart attack victims often experience chest pains, dizziness then lose consciousness. Having worked at medical facilities, I have taken CPR classes and passed but always felt a certain reluctance to think of breathing into a stranger's mouth to force air int...
33. Best March Ever: 2010
healthy-living - Wed, 10 Feb 2010 03:13:24
March contains is beginning of spring and St. Patrick's Day. The phrase, In like a lion, out like a lamb, applies to March weather. Often the first of March is very cold but by the middle of the month the warm breezes blow, flowers start to bloom and spring is in the air. March in Texas and Oklah...
34. Best 2010 February Ever
arts-and-design - Tue, 09 Feb 2010 16:38:02
February 2010 Super Bowl XLIV was played between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints. The Colts were the odds favorite but the Saints pulled off the upset and defeated the Colts 31-17 in Miami, FL.
Love in red hearts brighten the stark cold white of winter in the northern hemispher...
35. Compassion Can Cost -Is It Too Much?
arts-and-design - Mon, 08 Feb 2010 04:50:45
Depression had colored my day a drab gray the first time I saw him. Sun was shining in the physical world but I was hemmed in to a different landscape, one that seemed to have no light. Our son was suffering because of a divorce that separated him from his children. My father-in-law had just lear...
36. Robertson's Remarks on Haiti are Regrettable
pets-and-animals - Sun, 07 Feb 2010 23:24:57
The Bible, in Matthew 7:1"Do not judge, or you too will be judged." Shortly after the island of Haiti was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake killing thousands of children and adults, American Televangelist Pat Robertson made this statement which is taken from his website:
"...something happened a ...
37. Januarys: Up to 2010
culture-and-society - Sun, 07 Feb 2010 05:54:02
January 13th 2010 will go down in infamy as an earthquake hit the Caribbean island of Haiti, killing thousands.
Happier Januarys for us have included visits to Carlsbad Caverns over the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend and watching the Super Bowl. Although the Super Bowl is February 7th this y...
38. J D Salinger's Work is Classic
arts-and-design - Sat, 30 Jan 2010 20:54:49
The collection of Nine Stories, written in 1953, is a collection of short stories by J. D. Salinger. Two of the most famous short stories are included: A Perfect Day for Bananafish and For Esme - with Love and Squalor.
"A Perfect Day for Bananafish"
"Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut"
"Just Before th...
39. Shrimp is the Best Seafood Ever
culture-and-society - Thu, 28 Jan 2010 20:03:47
Shrimp is my favorite food! I love the taste, enjoy it in many different dishes and it is more healthy than beef and possibly chicken.
I've never lived in an area where fresh shrimp is easily accessible and my husband only likes fried shrimp (my least favorite) so I mostly order shrimp at restau...
40. pants on the ground
food-and-cooking - Sat, 23 Jan 2010 04:47:28
pants on the ground Young people's styles are always extreme! You may argue with me but I believe, for the time the style is popular, it is always extreme. The latest style of young men wearing their pants so low that their underwear and more shows, however, is too extreme. Being an older person,...
41. Vintage Valentines for Children
Entertainment - Sat, 23 Jan 2010 04:34:01
As a child I remember Valentines Day as very special. I would buy valentines days, or even weeks, before the holiday and spend a lot of time deciding what valentine to give to what child. It was a fun time but also sometimes sad when a child didn't get many valentines. Children, whose family didn...
42. Autistic Child, Great Dog & Loving Parents: A Friend Like Henry
Entertainment - Sun, 17 Jan 2010 13:56:15
Autism is a frightening condition but I didn't know how frightening until I read A Friend Like Henry. Nuala Gardner, the author and mother of an autistic child, tells of her struggle to reach her beautiful son, locked inside his prison of autism. Image courtesy of www.public-domain-photos.com
43. Box Office Smash Avatar Directed by James Cameron
arts-and-design - Sat, 16 Jan 2010 16:00:30
Titanic was my favorite movie until I saw Avatar! I wasn't really impressed that it was 3-D until I donned the glasses and sat in mesmerized silence as scene after scene literally took my breath away. This is a beautiful movie with outstanding special effects, gorgeous scenery and worthwhile plot...
44. Loving, Learning & the Lord
culture-and-society - Thu, 14 Jan 2010 04:52:43
At 30 years-of-age I never expected to be approaching 70, it just wasn't possible, but next birthday I will be there. I'm enjoying life more now than ever before. My relationship with Jesus Christ is a big part of why my life is so happy. I've had a relationship with Him since I was y...
45. God's Angry at Me
culture-and-society - Thu, 07 Jan 2010 22:43:41
For a large part of my life I never thought to thank God for the good things that happened to me but when I did something wrong I was quick to await his punishment. In 1980 I divorced my husband. Having been raised in a conservative church that does not sanction divorce, I assumed that I had comm...
46. Gran's Reminisces: Haynes Family History
culture-and-society - Thu, 07 Jan 2010 17:18:32
Helen Virginia, my mother, was born to Annie Laurie and John Marsh on October 26. She was the youngest of 7 children and born about the time the couple moved into Chickasha, Oklahoma from the country. John Marsh bought a used furniture store and did quite well so Helen had an easier life than man...
47. Jacob's Way: Book Review
culture-and-society - Thu, 07 Jan 2010 17:15:12
Reisa: Young Russian woman who lives with her grandfather, Jacob. Her name is Yiddish for Rose.
Joseph: Jewish Russian who has taught in the Jewish synagoge in Russia, the grandfather of Reisa.
Dov: Russian man whose name means Bear. Dov saved Reisa from sailors on their flight to America.
48. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
arts-and-design - Sat, 02 Jan 2010 03:08:27
The earth has been overtaken by a parasitic species called the Souls, tiny silver tentacled beings who are inserted into Human hosts via a small slit in the back of the Human's neck by a parasitic Soul Healer, very much like Human doctors. Generally, after insertion of the Soul, the Human realize...
49. Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Evanovich
arts-and-design - Sat, 02 Jan 2010 03:03:47
Milton Berle is quoted as saying "Laughter is an instant vacation" and that is one reason I love Janet Evanovich's books. Finger Lickin' Fifteen is not a disappointment.
Evanovich books are not ones I take out in public, however, because I tend to giggle uncontrollably at different passages in t...
50. Online Bookselling: The Art of Books
arts-and-design - Sat, 02 Jan 2010 02:07:04
Selling books is both fun and profitable but it is addictive. When I had accumulated about 200 books and was getting sales, I was encouraged to sell on more than one venue. This was intimidating to me, however, because I was afraid that if listed the books on two sites and sold a book on one, I m...
51. Woodsong Dog Book: Animal Stories
How-To & Education - Sat, 02 Jan 2010 01:27:28
Knowing that I can't read all the books I want to read in my lifetime, I'm so grateful I read this one. My books are often passed along to friends and family but I can't decide to whom to give the honor of receiving this small paperback book. Although a scholastic book, a grandmother like myself ...
52. Cataract Surgery: My Sight Regained
arts-and-design - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 22:21:13
My eyes are my most prized possession! Of all my senses, my eyes would be the sense I would most hate to lose. My husband and I have an online bookstore which requires daily searching through shelves and rows of books to find ones that have sold. When cataracts developed, finding these books beca...
53. Sadie was Born in a Puppy Mill
healthy-living - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 21:50:53
This is a story about a little red puppy who saved someone's life. No, I don't mean the puppy dragged a person out of a burning building or alerted to a house being on fire... she was just a little sick puppy but she gave her new owner something for which to live. Here's the story.
54. Part-time Income Selling Online
pets-and-animals - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 20:47:42
When I retired from fulltime employment I needed a part-time income. Babysitting was not my thing, I didn't want to be a demonstrator in a grocery store and I didn't want to be a greeter at a discount store ... these were available where I lived but they just weren't for me.
The things I enjoyed...
55. Violence in Public and Private Sectors
business-and-work - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 18:04:07
Public violence and workplace violence encompasses everyone, no one is immune.
Public violence might occur in a shopping mall, in a crowded schoolyard or in the workplace. It can occur at or outside the workplace, in a school or in any crowded area. However it manifests itself, violence in the p...
56. Rednecks Love to Cook But Not Gourmet
culture-and-society - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 16:38:23
Food can be a problem during holidays and family get-togethers! I'm a female who has never loved to cook and I stand out like a sore thumb in the midst of relatives and friends who are gourmet cooks! Their most fond memories are of the recipe they made that took two days to complete. My favor...
57. Rescue needed: Puppy Dumped
Entertainment - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 15:35:48
The little black shepherd-type puppy with the white paws was jerked awake by a hand that grabbed him by the scruff of his neck and unceremoniously tossing him into the back of a pickup truck. He had been sleeping against the warm underbelly of his mother until the rude awakening at the hands of a...
58. Experiences with Time Management
pets-and-animals - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 15:19:43
Time management is really no problem for me now that I am retired. I plan my day, execute my plan and am happy with the end results ... most of the time.
This morning I got up, went into the bathroom intending to put on my make-up, but the phone rang. My daughter, on her way to work, wanted to s...
59. Remembering the '80s Music
travel-and-places - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 05:45:44
Music of the 80s holds a special place in my heart. How quickly tears spring to my eyes when I hear some of the old favorites. The 80s were a decade of change for me personally but somehow the music kept me on solid ground. My love for music probably came from my father but, unfortunately, I didn...
60. Book Buyers: The Greatest Customers
Music - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 05:44:47
Three years ago I decided to jump into being an online bookseller and it is great! Three things enticed me to specialize in books - opportunity to make money, easy of shipping and handling, and book buyers.
Book buyers and I actually go back a long way. Because I've always loved reading books, a...
61. To Squidoo: Declaration of Love
culture-and-society - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 04:53:26
You and I have been keeping steady company for the last six months and you have enriched my life beyond measure. I have felt I could fall into the fathomless depths of your lovely lenses. I have held onto your ever changing modules and realized, as never before, what a lucky duck I am to be in th...
62. Boots & Shay: Dog Bonding
Entertainment - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 04:35:51
The little puppy had been unceremoniously dumped on a country road much like someone's trash. The difference between the puppy and trash, however, is that this is a living, breathing, defenseless puppy. Dumping a unwanted dog on a deserted road is both cowardly and inhumane. Coyotes roam at night...
63. Live 'Possum by the Tail? Here's Your Sign!
pets-and-animals - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 03:31:33
Buy at AllPosters.com
Being the proud new owners of 10 peaceful acres in the country, we inherited ten chickens and a rooster or two as a bonus. Having had no experience with chickens, my husband Pat and I talked with an Ag Extension Agent who assured u...
64. Stargazer00: The Best Squidoo Coach & Mentor
Entertainment - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 02:03:46
Dianne, aka Stargazer00, was my coach on Joan's Jolly Judicious Jetsetters for the September 30 Challenge. She told me "You learned a lot!" Well, I'd like to tell her I learned a lot because of her. So this is my salute to Stargazer00 - she's my hero!
Stargazer's bio says she is ...
65. Mars: The Red Planet
culture-and-society - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 01:19:38
Mars is more like Earth than any of the other planets and that is why we have a love affair with Mars. Among the nine planets in our Solar System, the four nearest the Sun are referred to as terrestrial. Earth is third from the Sun and Mars is fourth. Among the four terrestrial planets, only Eart...
66. Abby: Throw-Away Puppy Finds Love
How-To & Education - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:45:54
My stomach rolled as a wave of nausea swept through my body causing drops of sweat to form on my forehead. Bad food or a bug I didn't know which but I felt terrible.
The door opened and my husband entered the bedroom. My first thought was "Pat is so sweet, he's come to check on me," then I saw t...
67. Animal Rescue: Burros are the Best
pets-and-animals - Thu, 31 Dec 2009 21:25:56
The sea of milling animals shifted, first to the left corner and then back to the right, as we took our first step toward realizing our dream of going into animal rescue. . My husband and I wanted to have rescue animals on our 10 acres in Oklahoma to give them a better life and benefit ourselves ...
68. Old is a Perception
pets-and-animals - Tue, 29 Dec 2009 00:47:24
Reading, collecting and selling books is a hobby, vocation and love, it's also quite a learning experience. For instance, this week I've become aware of how the perception of "old" can to be tied to our geographical environment. I purchased a book from an estate in Oklahoma. The book was a local ...
69. Ozzie: The Dog Who Needed A Friend
books-poetry-writing - Mon, 28 Dec 2009 04:30:43
This lens is a story about what might have happened to Ozzie and his true story. Ozzie has been a member of our family now for 3 years.
The five puppies clustered closely to the mother dog's belly, squirming and digging to get a little closer to her milk. "That's the best looking one" commented ...
70. Halloween Myths, Legends and Beliefs
pets-and-animals - Mon, 28 Dec 2009 04:02:08
Halloween Jack-o-lanterns were once made of turnips instead of pumpkins. The legend of the Jack-o-lantern is said to come from a man named Jack who was the town drunk. Jack supposedly tricked the devil into climbing a tree and then carved a cross on the tree's trunk which trapped the devil in the...
71. The Lady Who Lived in a Caboose
Entertainment - Mon, 28 Dec 2009 03:46:35
This charming children's book is about a woman who loved trains...loved them so much that she lived in a caboose. Her neighbors didn't like her house much because they lived in fine new houses. The little woman, however, had wonderful memories of rides on trains and of all the people she met ther...
72. God Answered the Chocolate Dog's Prayer
arts-and-design - Mon, 28 Dec 2009 03:42:04
The convention center was packed with people visiting the different food areas. There was the Entree area that specialized in main dishes, the Salad area where different salads were featured, and then there was the Dessert area. The main attraction in the dessert area was a huge dog made of milk ...
73. Gene Autry Ok Film and Music Festival
pets-and-animals - Sat, 26 Dec 2009 04:32:01
Nostalgia time - who remembers Gene Autry the Western Movie Star? Probably not too many younger than 65-70 years old. My memories are of going to the matinee on Saturday afternoons and watching Gene Autry Western Movies. He was a man's man, handsome, fearless and as a western lawman, he always go...
74. My NCIS Hero Tony DiNozzo
Entertainment - Sat, 26 Dec 2009 04:18:43
Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) is one of my favorite characters on the TV show NCIS. Not a big TV watcher, I've gotten hooked on this show and my family knows that when it is on they might as well forget about talking to me or asking me a question.
One of my favorite episodes last season was w...
75. Mushrooms: Body of a Fungus
culture-and-society - Sat, 26 Dec 2009 04:07:49
pets-and-animals - Sat, 26 Dec 2009 04:05:44
76. Texas' Wise County Courthouse
When I was seven years old and moving to a new town with my parents, the massive red granite courthouse looked scary, of course most things at that time looked frightening to me. By the time I was nine, it was an old friend that let us run up and down it's granite stairs while we were waiting for...
77. Healthy Wholesome Harvest Soup
travel-and-places - Sat, 26 Dec 2009 04:05:08
This recipe came first from a Weight Watcher's meeting I attended. It is delicious and nutritious. The best thing, though, is that it can be ready in minutes and most of the ingredients are present in most cabinets.
I'd almost say it's better the second time around but we rarely have any left fo...
78. Sean Murray is Tim McGee on NCIS
food-and-cooking - Sat, 26 Dec 2009 03:37:55
Tony calls him Probie, Gibbs calls him McGee and Abby, with big pleading eyes when she wants something, calls him Tim. He is a special agent, a computer guru, a partime writer and a best friend.
I love Sean Murray's acting in the part of Tim. His facial expressions are so good.
79. Book About Halloween School Parties
culture-and-society - Sat, 26 Dec 2009 03:29:15
Children love Halloween! Teachers and parents alike plan parties for the children to give them both safe and fun times. Parties can be planned by being creative and not spending a lot of money. Children kindergarten through 6th grade would enjoy this type of Halloween party.
Ideas for this lens ...
80. Halloween Pie: Childrens Book
parenting-and-kids - Sat, 26 Dec 2009 03:20:25
This is a book, a very scary book, about how a Vampire, a Ghost and some others who would rather not be named, ate a witch's pie she had made for Halloween. Oh, I shudder to think what might have happened to them because the Witch was very firm when she said No One should eat that pie. Well, let'...
81. Georgia O'Keeffe Pioneer in American Art's International Acceptance
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 26 Dec 2009 01:59:37
Georgia O'Keeffe and Southwest Art are synonymous in my mind. Although O'Keeffe began her career in the northern United States, when she discovered New Mexico she returned each year and spent her final years there. My husband and I have traveled extensively in New Mexico and it is rich with aweso...
82. Nikon the Best Camera
culture-and-society - Thu, 17 Dec 2009 05:40:24
Nikon, the very best camera, may cost a little more but the results are amazing. My husband and I have worked as professional photographers and we've always used Nikons. Most of the professional photographers that we have known have used Nikons as well. Why? As the saying goes, The Proof is i...
83. Yahweh: Jewish Name for God
Entertainment - Fri, 04 Dec 2009 02:35:54
The Jewish people are God's Chosen. Although a gentile, the Bible tells me I have been grafted into the family of God because I have believed on Jesus. Why do I say Believed on Jesus instead of Believed in Jesus? Because the Bible records that the Devil believes in God/Jesus and trembles. The...
84. Eyes Communicate: People & Pets
culture-and-society - Tue, 01 Dec 2009 03:49:35
Body language is said to be 55% of communication but eye contact, or lack thereof, conveys immediately. Failing to make eye contact communicates such things as fear, embarrassment, hostility, superiority while making eye contact communicates attention, whether friendly or not.Animals, and especia...
85. Susan Boyle is a Rare Beauty
pets-and-animals - Mon, 30 Nov 2009 04:36:47
Susan Boyle is an inspiration! She is an independent woman who overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to pursue her dream. She reminds us that we don't have to be young, or beautiful by society's standards, or rich or from a prominent family to succeed. She is a responsible, loving daught...
86. Tishomingo, OK: Capitol Chickasaw Nation
arts-and-design - Mon, 23 Nov 2009 04:40:22
Tishomingo, Oklahoma is about 30 miles from where we live and my husband and I both enjoy visiting the area. As we drive into Tish from the south there is a beautiful river with a marvelous old bridge that is barely visible in the photo below. My husband has tried several times to photograph it i...
87. A Positive Attitude for a Month!
travel-and-places - Thu, 19 Nov 2009 03:32:16
Positive attitudes make us feel better, generally makes people like us and want to be our friends. It also helps our overall health. Negative attitudes have the opposite effect. I believe I am better than I once was and am trying to consciously think before I speak. Did I just say I was better? ...
88. Jack Russell Terrier Christmas Ornaments and Gifts
squidoo-community - Wed, 18 Nov 2009 12:56:20
We have a number of rescue dogs but the one who moves the fastest, thinks the quickest and loves the longest is our JR Terrier-X. He is so full of energy that some of our other dogs just seem to look at him in amazement. One Akita-X female sometimes tries to keep up but after awhile she is sitti...
89. Tuff Stuff, A Child's Book About Trauma
Entertainment - Tue, 17 Nov 2009 01:51:05
Joy Wilt's book, Tuff Stuff, is as relevant today as when it was written in 1980. The book is one in a series of books Ready-Set-Grow.... This particular book deals with difficult experiences that children might have to go through.... Tuff Stuff is designed to involve the child in the concepts th...
90. James Lee Burk: Pegasus Descending
books-poetry-writing - Sun, 01 Nov 2009 01:45:11
Books are a source of constant enjoyment for me. At night I intend to go to sleep but if I'm reading a good novel, it's often much later when I turn off my reading light. James Lee Burke is one of my favorite authors and I've never been disappointed in his books with my most recent read, Pegasus ...
91. Dogs do the darndest things
books-poetry-writing - Sun, 01 Nov 2009 01:23:21
Art Linkletter once had a TV program entitled Kids do the Darndest Things. I'd like to expand that to say Dogs Do the Darndest Things, well at least our dogs. We have five dogs, all rescues and only one a possible pure bred Labrador Retriever. The lab seems to have less of these quirks but he has...
92. The Face of Deception Book Review
Entertainment - Sun, 01 Nov 2009 01:15:02
Iris Johansen is one of my favorite mystery writers and she has outdone herself with The Face of Deception! Johanen's character, Eve Duncan, is a forensic anthropologist who is drawn into a deadly conspiracy that threatens not only her life but the lives of everyone she loves. This is probabl...
93. Best Little Zoo in Texas
arts-and-design - Sat, 31 Oct 2009 14:27:32
Frank Buck Zoo visit - what a trip! This was the first time we'd visited the zoo since we moved here 6 years ago but it won't be our last. For a small zoo it has a large number of really cool animals plus a petting zoo where a large goat named Rocky gave Pat, my husband, a smooch. The zoo...
94. Horse Has No Use? Send Him to Slaughter!
travel-and-places - Fri, 30 Oct 2009 14:49:53
Having lived and worked in the city most of our lives, my husband and I had a dream of moving to the country upon retirement. We loved animals and wanted lots of them - in the city we had always had a problem with the rule that city dwellers could have no more than 3 dogs. We were forever finding...
95. Dachshund Christmas Ornaments
pets-and-animals - Mon, 28 Dec 2009 04:30:58
Sadie's doxie Christmas ornament is high up on the tree and says "I'm important!" "My Mom Loves Me!" Dog or puppy Christmas ornaments make our Christmas trees seem more like us, covered with the things we love.
Sadie is a Miniature Dachshund who helped save her owner's life. Her s...
96. Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul Book Review
Entertainment - Tue, 27 Oct 2009 19:42:12
I loved this book! These short stories of people and their pets that illustrated to me again the powerful bond between humans and canines. It also reinforced my strong belief that dogs are much more perceptive than we give them credit for being. Books are my constant companions but I want a parti...
97. Marty Becker, D.V.M.
arts-and-design - Mon, 26 Oct 2009 01:52:10
My first awareness of Marty Becker was reading his story, With These Hands, in the book Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul. Dr. Becker writes about delivering a little Miniature Schnauzer, the runt of the litter, but he was drawn to this little dog and he chose to present to his dad as a g...
98. Nissan Cube Product Review
culture-and-society - Mon, 26 Oct 2009 00:26:30
If keywords were how we defined our car search, our primary would have been affordability and gas mileage. Slightly less in priority, my husband wanted cruise control and I wanted storage space. We were thinking of a Ford Focus car but when we got to the dealership, I saw a Cube and fell in love....
99. Halloween Horror - The Raven by Poe
cars - Thu, 22 Oct 2009 13:01:03
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at ...
100. Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
Entertainment - Sat, 17 Oct 2009 02:55:20
We have six dogs and they come and go through their dog door as they please. When relating this fact to other people, I'm always inclined to quickly add "It's just Pat and I. The dogs are our four-legged family." by way of a quasi-apology. Having just read Merle's Door though, I don't think I wil...
101. Used Bookbuying: First Considerations
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 17 Oct 2009 01:04:11
One work-at-home method that I have found successful is selling used books online. As mentioned in another lens, that will be featured in this lens, at first I sold only books on hand, ones that I had purchased for myself and was ready to recycle. After finding there was a good market for used bo...
102. Biscuit: The Fur Real Friend
business-and-work - Sat, 17 Oct 2009 00:48:57
A lot of my lenses are about animals we have rescued. We love being able to give a dog, cat, donkey, horse...chicken... a home rather than see them killed or worse. We live on ten acres in the country now, but when we lived in the city this just wasn't possible. If your child loves animals but, b...
103. Cat Christmas Ornaments
Entertainment - Sat, 26 Dec 2009 02:49:56
Cat ornaments on the Christmas tree serve to remind us of the pets, kittens and cats, who are such a large part of our family and to honor them. A Christmas tree ornament should be a reminder of our lives, loves and things we hold dear.
Our special cat is Marshall, named after the town in Te...
104. My Dream of Swimming in the Ocean
Entertainment - Sat, 24 Oct 2009 14:16:31
Last night I dreamed I was swimming in the ocean but in this ocean there was nothing to fear...no deadly coral or dangerous sharks. The fish were so beautiful, almost every color I could imagine I thought "How could anyone say there is no God when we have all the gorgeous fish in our oceans." Sud...
105. Blood of Heaven Supernatural Thriller
culture-and-society - Sat, 02 Jan 2010 00:53:08
Blood of Heaven captured my interest from the first fast-moving page to the last heart-pounding sentence.
An revered artifact was found in a isolated monastery encased in candle wax. The artifact was a "..small section of vine with fragments of bloodstained thorns" that had been kept on an altar...
106. Quiz: Species of Animals in Groups
books-poetry-writing - Mon, 21 Dec 2009 04:40:57
You've probably seen the email going around The Most Bizarre Animals! Some of those stumped me even though I consider my knowledge of animals pretty good. But the animals, birds and fish in my quiz are not unusual - most people are familiar with them - but what is a little unusual is their un...
107. HP Deskjet 1520: Best Printer Ever
pets-and-animals - Thu, 24 Dec 2009 04:31:28
HP Deskjet D1500 series is my favorite. I've bought quite a few printers that were much more expensive but have found that for my purposes, the HP Deskjet 1520 is all I need. It is the easiest to troubleshoot and most economical for my purposes.
About 97% of what I print needs to be printed with...
108. Whale Watching Day in San Juan Islands
arts-and-design - Tue, 22 Dec 2009 01:40:16
My daughter and I vacation together since she is a widow and I am married to a man who won't travel unless he can take 6 dogs, 4 donkeys, 3 horses... get the picture? So when I asked her, soon after Christmas last year, where she thought she'd like to go the following summer... she said Seattle. ...
109. Squidoo Has Awesome Lenses
travel-and-places - Sat, 02 Jan 2010 03:35:54
Squidoo is a community website that allows users to create pages (called lenses) for subjects of interest from wikipedia.com
I have always enjoyed writing. I have written blogs but never knew what to do with them. A friend, Susan52, told me about Squidoo and I made one lens in 2008 then quit unt...
110. Mahalia Jackson: The Best Gospel Music Ever
arts-and-design - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 04:35:47
Mahalia Jackson's gospel music fuels my soul the way food fuels my body. I love to hear her enthusiasm and just the timbre of her voice gives me cold chills. She sang gospel music and refused to sing secular songs.
Mahalia was born in New Orleans to a preacher and his wife. She was 5 when her mo...
111. Medical Misadventure: Laugh Rather Than Cry
arts-and-design - Sat, 30 Jan 2010 03:19:32
Unexpected events in my life, usually not something for which I'd hoped, can cause me to lose perspective for a time. Steve Brown calls this time When the Owl Winks. The story goes that two gentlemen were following their wives through a small store and they were bored. They walked into a back...
112. McDuff Moves In - Cute Book for Children
Entertainment - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 17:01:26
McDuff, a Westie, had no home. He was picked up by the dogcatcher to be taken to the dog pound. He'd been there before and didn't want to go back, but he had no home.
Have you ever read a book because you fell in love with the cover? Then to cinch it, I found that McDuff started out as a...
113. Avatar The Best Ever: My Review
books-poetry-writing - Tue, 08 Dec 2009 05:33:41
Movie opens as paraplegic Marine Jake Sully learns of his brother's death. Sully is then offered his brother's place on a mission to Pandora, a planet that contains a precious ore needed to restore earth's dwindling energy reserve. Jake has exhausted all opportunities on earth to find a way to re...
114. Fuel Cell Technology: The Bloom Box by Bloom Energy
arts-and-design - Sun, 27 Dec 2009 14:25:49
Utilizing energy has never so easy. The Bloom Box which stores all the electricity needed for a home or a car in one convenient place. Bloom Energy and Indian-born co-founder and chief executive, K.R. Sridhar says the boxes will go on sale Wednesday. Presently the handmade boxes sell for $7-800,0...
115. Book Lensography by Strayspay
arts-and-design - Mon, 22 Feb 2010 15:46:27
Books play an important part in my life. Reading is my best source of entertainment and most always I have an open book by my bed, when I'm anticipating a wait and on long car trips. Good books are friends and being an online bookseller is both positive and negative. I like shopping, listing and ...
116. Here's My List Santa!
books-poetry-writing - Fri, 15 Jan 2010 05:21:33
Christmas Wish List: Gifts I would like to see wrapped up under the tree for me! Kids are asked for their shopping list, why not Gran? I don't want my friends and family to go to the trouble of calling and coming to see me to find out what I want so I've decided to help them. Oh yes, and ...
117. Thrifty Gifts Shopping
Entertainment - Sat, 02 Jan 2010 04:10:07
Christmas is a time for gift giving but does the gift have to be expensive and new? The term Used seems to be out of Vogue but Pre-Owned is OK. Cold chills going down your backbone as you think of it? What about that antique platter that would complete your Mom's set or that signed copy of Th...
118. Philosophy of Selling: Profit Margin
Entertainment - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 21:04:20
There are as many philosophies of selling books as there are books. My philosophy is make at least a $5 profit on each book I sell. Many booksellers will say I am wasting my time by not aiming for more profit per item sold. I recently watched a bookseller on YouTube say that all books should be s...
119. Sam Worthington is Classic Actor
How-To & Education - Fri, 01 Jan 2010 19:19:01
Worthington was born in Godalming, Surrey, England and moved to Perth, Western Australia during his childhood. He grew up in Warnbro, a suburb of Rockingham. His father, Ronald, was a power plant employee while his mother, a homemaker, raised him and his sister. He attended John Curtin College...
120. Sary the Spotted Donkey
culture-and-society - Sun, 27 Dec 2009 02:28:18
A spotted Jack donkey was my 23rd wedding anniversary present and I named him Sary. We have two female donkeys so we decided a male might be a good addition. We had a donkey colt born about 5 years ago and we're hoping we will have at least one more in a year which is the gestation period for don...
121. Jenny Sanford
pets-and-animals - Sat, 12 Dec 2009 05:02:20
Jenny Sanford, the First Lady of South Carolina, is a role model for us all. Although she comes from a wealthy, influential family she is not content to rest on those laurels. Along with being First Lady she has four sons, successfully managed her husband's political career, is a former investmen...
122. Caterina Scorsone: My New Fav
culture-and-society - Thu, 10 Dec 2009 14:10:30
Syfy is not my usual TV fare but after seeing the preview of Alice, I just had to watch this drama which ran two nights, Dec.6-7. In my estimation, Caterina Scorsone was outstanding in the role of a young, independent woman who falls into a strange setting of stacked card towers and shifting buil...
123. Christmas Books for Dad Large Print
culture-and-society - Wed, 09 Dec 2009 06:13:48
Large print books made all the difference when my eyesight started getting bad. Going to bed without a book or waiting in a doctor's office without something to read was unthinkable, but I found myself holding the book inches from my face to see it. I hated it when people looked at me and smi...
124. Christmas Plays 1st thru 12th Grades
Entertainment - Tue, 17 Nov 2009 05:11:27
Great book for anyone who loves to work with children to put on a Christmas play! The preface of the book reads Included are contemporary comedies, fantasies, classics, reenactments of the Christmas story, children's pageants, carol programs, mime and dance programs, even a rap play. All play...
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