Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

Cherry Blossom Time

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Cherry Blossom branches that are attached to a Weeping Cherry Tree that is in my front yard. Thus, I do not have to travel anywhere to see Cherry Blossoms each year... I think I like that...

Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday Favorite..... Having Nailed It To The Cross

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13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, 14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross... Colossians 2: 13, 14

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Homemade Pasta Sauce

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One of my favorites. Brown a half pound of lean ground beef; mix in some sea salt and ground pepper to taste. Add a can of tomato sauce with Italian spices. Next add a can of fire roasted tomatoes with garlic and let all the ingredients simmer while you get the water for the pasta to boil.

With this recipe I use 8 ounces of Penne, as this will make four servings. After boiling for about 9 minutes in water, with a little olive oil added, drain but do not rinse as the olive oil will help the pasta sauce stick to the pasta. After draining add the pasta to the skillet with the sauce, stir and cover, and let it simmer for about 20 minutes or so.

Scoop and serve with what ever side you want, and this makes a quick and tasty homemade pasta dish with wonderful flavors and aroma. At least mine always turns out that way...

Monday, March 21, 2016

Embassy Theatre

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The Embassy Theatre on Baltimore St., Cumberland, MD.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Friday Favorite..... House Left In The Woods

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Hidden on a backroad in the mountains of Western Maryland...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

Along A Country Road

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Families gone and memories forgotten, left all alone along a country road...

Friday, March 11, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Love Came Softly... An Ode To My Marriage

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Love Came Softly

There was a time when life left me feeling lonely and cold, it was a time when I was not so old. No friends to see, no friends was there. Even in school, like I wasn't there.
Navy came and things changed some. Travel, learning and seeing new life, put me with others that were friendly and nice. Though it isn't easy being something I'm not, as I was young, independent and feeling alone, with a youthful mentality in a world unknown. Being in the Navy was mostly fun, but all too soon it was over and done.
Life after Navy was different then, as for a short time I had a friend. Then something more, someone new, young, attractive, real and alive, unexpectedly appeared for me to revive. She came into my life and smiled so nice with a Southern charm that I glanced more than twice. She gave me interest and liked my presence and made me feel more than mere essence.
The look, the hair, and being with me, laughing and caring and she wanted to be with a man who could love her totally free, and to be with someone who she said was like me. She told me her life and a relationship care, and wanting to be with me more than she dared. This drove away any worries of being alone; cold and unloved to be no more. So I said yes, I wanted that way, and with hugs and laughs we began something new, and our lives changed on that very day.
This woman, I know, completes my life, and from moment one she's been my wife.  Love came softly and has held me warm, and I have a life that she did transform. I know how love feels because of her, and through her love God did perform a miracle of love by bringing her to me, and together for eternity we ever shall be.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Flashback In Time - Mary In Camo


Back in 1956 my wife's Father took this picture of her when she was about 10. It turned out to be a double image, of sorts. However, what it shows is Mary wearing camo at a time when camo was not in vogue. I think that she also had on someone's wading boots as well. She was a trend setter of sorts.

What is interesting is that twelve years later we met and were married about two months after that. We have been married ever since and Wednesday, the 9th, we will have been married for 47 years. All in all it has been a pretty good life, if I do say so myself. My marriage with Mary could not be any better. I do love her with all my heart...

Friday, March 4, 2016

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

At The End Of The Hall

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You walk down the long hall to the exam room with your loved one at your side. You are not allowed to go in when the exam takes place and you are left to yourself. You sit there by yourself with all kind thoughts going through your mind. You pray for the best and try to deny the worst. With the future waiting and for what it brings, you are left alone... waiting... not knowing what will be the results.