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January 19 ~ @TheAviatorsClub Honors Departed Pets

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The Aviators Club on Twitter will fly two quarterly tribute (memorial) missions on
January 19, 2013  to honor pets and anipals who have departed
Over The Rainbow Bridge (OTRB)in the past three months.  The Aviators Club team members fly and call out the names of departed pets in tribute to their lives and their families.  There is no fee or charge for having your departed pet acknowledged in tribute. It is open for all species of critters that you loved and have now departed.  The quarterly tribute (memorial) missions are simply an act of love.
If you would like your departed pet called out in tribute during these flights please send their name and/or a brief description (animal type, age, etc.) and feel free to contact any one of these folks:
The Aviators Club

Mouche Cat @clingycat (Pacific Team Mission Leader ~ Australia, New Zealand and relevant time zones)

PACIFIC MISSION ~ Saturday, January 19, 2013 ~ 7:00 PM Brisbane time ~ 8:00 PM Sydney and Melbourne time.  You can follow the fli…

Two Mules For Sister Sara ~ Saved Me III

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Image Credit: Amazon dot com  This is Part III of how the movie "Two Mules For Sister Sara", especially the hat worn by the character Hogan played by Clint Eastwood in that film, other spooky factors and just dumb luck saved me from harm. (Shirley MacLaine played the role of Sister Sara in that movie.) If you need to 'catch-up' with this story here are the links for Part I and Part II.

Part I ~ How ~ Two Mules For Sister Sara ~ Saved Me

Part II ~ How ~ Two Mules For Sister Sara ~ Saved Me

GETTING TO CLOSING TIME ~ Here I am on Sunday evening/night waiting on a bar full of bikers, having checked the big gun belonging to the leader of the bikers (whom I have designated Mister Eyes) behind my bar.

During the evening I cut a roll of quarters in half, put each half in its own bar glass. I took one glass to the ladies at the booth with their leader (Mister Eyes) and the other man. I took the second glass with half the quarters to two biker women who were way in the back whe…

Two Mules For Sister Sara ~ Saved Me II

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Image credit: Amazon dot com  PART II of how the movie "Two Mules For Sister Sara", especially the hat worn by the character Hogan played by Clint Eastwood in that film, other spooky factors and just dumb luck saved me from harm. (Shirley MacLaine played the role of Sister Sara in that movie.)  If you need to 'catch-up' here is Part I ~ How "Two Mules For Sister Sara" Saved Me
FRIDAY NIGHT ~  After going home from work catching a quick shower and changing into some appropriate clothes and shoes, I went right to the bar. The first thing I noticed was freshly printed and laminated signs on the doors and posted throughout the bar about that weekend's hours. I thought about my lady boss and all the things she had to do to get ready to fly to Mexico and that was pretty cool that she had thoughtfully did those signs, got the turnaround for their completion and got them posted before she left.
The gal on duty did a quick introduction to my bar back, (I was mor…

Two Mules For Sister Sara ~ Saved Me I

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Image credit: Amazon dot com
This is how the movie "Two Mules For Sister Sara", especially the hat worn by the character Hogan played by Clint Eastwood in that film, other spooky factors and just dumb luck saved me from harm. (Shirley MacLaine played the role of Sister Sara in that movie.)
Today I flinch, cringe and get silently peeved when my daughter sometimes says, "You have no life, you need to get a life." 
I like what life I currently have. I once had a busy life, a working life. Often my working life was easily 16-18 hours per day because I worked both full and part-time jobs every week.  Working like this fed my compulsion to keep moving, to stay busy. I was young, I was full of energy. I was proud of the money I earned. The other truth is earning this money kept me running ahead of my own insecurity, that spectral vision of endless, miserable and abject poverty that I was sure would overtake me and my life if I wasn't working.

THE PRELUDE ~

The Very …

The Challenge of Grief at Holiday Time ~ II

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Photo Credit: Adobe Photo Shop Art Tutorial
Being able to express your grief ~  The Challenge of Grief at Holiday Time ~ I   was based around being able to 'talk' or 'share' about departed loved ones to help a person process their grief, their loss, their impact.

Expression is vital ~ especially with young children. A few years back I saw this film clip of a young widow being interviewed. She had three small children. I think her husband had been killed in the war. At Christmas time, she asked her children if they'd would like to draw a message to Heaven for their daddy. She had a particular wall she would put the Christmas tree at, around that tree, placed on that wall would be her childrens' drawings ~ EXPRESSIONS for their daddy, Jesus Christ, Heaven.  They were in their third Christmas season of doing this. She said she was saving and preserving their messages, they were precious to her and if at some point when the children were adults, and wanted them, s…

The Challenge of Grief at Holiday Time ~ I

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Photo Credit  Adobe Photoshop Art Tutorial
As a little girl, my maternal grandfather had a heart attack on Thanksgiving (we weren't there). He died on December 3rd. Four days after Christmas the same year (December 29th), my daddy died in an industrial accident.

I briefly spoke about first being widowed young with a child to raise in  The Little Prayer Book That Could and Did. The massive and fatal heart attack that came upon him happened in December, (right after Christmas and before New Years).

That particular blog post mainly focused on my late-in-life marriage, the loss of that husband who was diagnosed with terminal cancer one mid-November and died mid-January two months later and my grief.  I am not an expert in dealing with grief. I am quite an expert at having personally experienced the exquisite excruciating pain of grief.  Today, I want to focus on grief, children and the holidays.

Little girl ~  looking back, singularly the biggest explosion in the Universe that sucked …

Wisconsin Post-Election Spin ~ Part II

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Subtitled:  How Tammy Baldwin Got my Vote For Senate



Photo Credit: Edible Planet


It's a given in my opinion in any election that candidates work hard to be elected.  I'm not 'in' with whatever the political 'in crowd' is.  I avoid most all of the political shows on television or radio because I find that most of the hosts are biased, slanted in one political direction or the other which means I am not getting 'the truth' but their truth as they know it which is often untrue, unfair and unnecessary.

The trend continues in both politics and sports broadcasting of the 'rants for ratings' talking heads. It's less about the topics or the guests and more about the hosts getting market share ratings for their own network continuation. That about sums it up for me regarding mainstream media.

With one big exception, ( Hoosier Daddy Pooped) that also sums it up for me as far as the voluminous amount and voracious topics that full and part time politic…

Wisconsin Post-Election Spin ~ Part I

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The Yard Signs and The Neighbors ~  Personally, I have many post-election reliefs the 2012 elections are a completed process. One of my biggest reliefs is very tiny and important enough for me to blog about.  It's about the senior couple that live a block away, particularly the husband and their Obama yard signs.
In approximately 14-16 neighborhood blocks, there were only three Obama yard signs. The Romney yard signs heavily outnumbered the Obama yard signs. To be perfectly honest, there certainly were not yard signs in each and every yard as I have seen in past Presidential elections.
The senior husband (the couple are in their late seventies) put out his original Obama yard sign way back when.  It was taken. He got more. They were taken. He continued to get more.  I learned of this happening through my daughter.
Much to this man's delight, my daughter sometimes seeks him out, specifically he is her advisor on the 'tinkerings' of our snow …

Twitter Says Suspended, You Tweet Too Much

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Photo credit:  Big Big Forums arts crafts knit-spring-crochet-animals

It's the end of one type of twitter era for me after two years, three weeks and three+ days.  Gone are the multiple listed people tweets for my primary interests  #GoPackGo Packers fans and  #WritersWednesday (authors and writers) and the first basic twitter tradition I ever learned #FF for #FollowFriday which now includes #FollowSaturday through #FollowThursday. (I was using --> Follow Friday Helper ~ I will continue to use it as a resource to see who shows up there for however long it may or may not last.) <---- December 9, 2012 UPDATE ~ I'm sad to report that Follow Friday Helper has now closed for good.  I want to thank their developers for always being a trustworthy application for me to have used.

I can be suspended and permanently revoked by Twitter, THEY told me so on Thursday, November 1st, 2012. Twitter briefly suspended me for too many @replies and @mentions. Twitter gave me the opportunity…

Trip to Lambeau Part III

Trip to Lambeau, October 16, 2011
 Part III
 ~ originally written for Packer HQ October 20, 2011 by me.

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It's Thursday & time to wrap this one up! I see @SenorMalcolm on twitter has asked if my seats were good seats (50 yd line) ~ it's far easier to answer here than there. Yes, Malcolm center of the field 50 yd line tickets give you a perfect straight on view of the entire field (left to right or in Lambeau, North to South) including both end zones. Section 120 is the Packers home sideline, so in addition to the field, you get to see your players, identify the backside of Coach MM by the red flag hanging out his right rear pocket & where he is at on the field on any given play if you so desire. Have the opportunity to see others in the Packers organization, the doctors, the position coaches, the trainers & I got to even see Mark Murphy.

Directly across the field at the opponents sideline at the 50 yd line is Section 119 ~ using my binoculars ~ I actually did n…

Trip to Lambeau Part II

Trip to Lambeau October 16, 2011
Part II
 ~ originally written by me on October 19, 2011 for Packer HQ
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I'm inside Lambeau! The lady electronically validates my ticket, I stop at a rail to re-adjust myself & get my eyes used to the darkness. I see a stack of this little seats with the backs that can be rented for $7. I've brought my own cushion.

I have to remember to tell Sandra Pekez who is flying in from Australia these are available, because depending on temperature, frost or snow the stadium metal seating benches without a seat like this are gonna be even colder. She's coming in November & I'm so ashamed, I forgotten to ask her if she is going to the Monday Night Vikings game or the Sunday noon Bucs game or if she is blessed to go to both games.

I move farther in & start circling around reading signs to decide which route I shall take. I decide to walk up the ramps to level 3 & enter the bowl of Lambeau & take in the view from the top.

As …