Thursday, August 11

The Michigan Smoking Ban Stinks!

The Michigan Smoking Ban has caused we adults who smoke to literally become prisoners in our own homes.  I personally have not eaten out other than fast food, since this law was enacted.  I have visited one bar once, and was asked to leave because of smoking.  I use to belong to the Eagles Club, but they decided to follow suit...of course we members weren't asked.  I have started a petition (see link) and I'd like any of you to sign it.  I'm not asking that non-smokers have to put up with smoke if they don't want to.  I'm just asking that we have a choice, both establishment owners, and patrons.

Saturday, November 20

More Jihad Is On It's Way!

There are underlying things going on in this world, and those of us that believe in the Holy Bible are seeing it take shape. I have had the unfortunate
experience of meeting and being around Muslim men, and I can attest that not only do they treat their women as slaves, but view American women as harlots, no matter if she were a virgin saint. I not only believe in limiting the amount of Islamic peoples in this country, but since the Islamic faith has declared Jihad on the infidels, they have actually declared war on we of the United States, Israel, and other non Muslim countries. I therefore will advocate on all of my blogs, and to all that I associate with to "NUKE THEM 'TIL THEY GLOW". Never mind sending troops to find these killers, and risk anymore American lives, just pop their asses, with a few good nukes on each one of these Muslim countries. And, if I were running the show, I wouldn't warn a one of them so they can get the women and children out, they need to go too!
Read on....
*Note very carefully the paragraph in red 

These are troubling times. This was written by a woman born in Egypt as a Muslim. This is not heresy, and it will scare you.

Joys of Muslim Women

by Nonie Darwish
In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child, consummating the marriage by 9. The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.
Even though a woman is abused, she can not obtain a divorce. To prove rape, the woman must have (4) male witnesses. Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry. The family has the right to execute her (an honor killing) to restore the honor of the family. Husbands can beat their wives 'at will' and the man does not have to say why he has beaten her. The husband is permitted to have 4 wives and a temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion. The Shariah Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman.
In the Western World (America) Muslim men are starting to demand Shariah Law so the wife can not obtain a divorce and he can have full and complete control of her. It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending American Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Shariah law.
By passing this on, enlightened American women may avoid becoming a slave under Shariah Law. Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Shariah law on the world, ripping Western law and liberty in two.
She recently authored the book, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law.
Darwish was born in Cairo and spent her childhood in Egypt and Gaza before immigrating to America in 1978, when she was eight years old. Her father died while leading covert attacks on Israel. He was a high-ranking Egyptian military officer stationed with his family in Gaza. When he died, he was considered a "shahid," a martyr for jihad. His posthumous status earned Nonie and her family an elevated position in Muslim society.
But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age. She questioned her own Muslim culture and upbringing. She converted to Christianity after hearing a Christian preacher on television. In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping Shariah law - what it is, what it means, and how it is manifested in Islamic countries.
For the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose Shariah on the world. If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed. Westerners generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the dignity of each individual. Islamic law (Shariah) teaches that non-Muslims should be subjugated or killed in this world. Peace and prosperity for one's children is not as important as assuring that Islamic law rules everywhere in the Middle East and eventually in the world.
While Westerners tend to think that all religions encourage some form of the golden rule, Shariah teaches two systems of ethics - one for Muslims and another for non-Muslims. Building on tribal practices of the seventh century, Shariah encourages the side of humanity that wants to take from and subjugate others.
While Westerners tend to think in terms of religious people developing a personal understanding of and relationship with God, Shariah advocates executing people who ask difficult questions that could be interpreted as criticism.
It's hard to imagine, that in this day and age, Islamic scholars agree that those who criticize Islam or choose to stop being Muslim should be executed. Sadly, while talk of an Islamic reformation is common and even assumed by many in the West, such murmurings in the Middle East are silenced through intimidation.
While Westerners are accustomed to an increase in religious tolerance over time, Darwish explains how petro dollars are being used to grow an extremely intolerant form of political Islam in her native Egypt and elsewhere.

In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. to elect the President by themselves! Rest assured they will do so. You can look at how they have taken over several towns in the USA ... Dearborn Mich. is one...and there are others... 
I think everyone in the U.S. should be required to read this, but with the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!
It is too bad that so many are disillusioned with life and Christianity to accept Muslims as peaceful.. some may be but they have an army that is willing to shed blood in the name of Islam..the peaceful support the warriors with their finances and own kind of patriotism to their religion. While America is getting rid of Christianity from all public sites and erasing God from the lives of children the Muslims are planning a great jihad on America.

This is your chance to make a difference...!

Pass it on to your email list or at least those you think will listen..

Monday, July 12

This my grandson, Alex at 4 years old.

This is my baby girl Kathy, at one year old

This is my daughter, Kathy and my granddaughter, Wilhelmena

This is Alexander, at just a couple of months old.  My wonderful little grandson.

Monday, February 8

Ah...Living in the country side

When I was young Iwas brought up in Burton, MI. My parents had rentals, and there was always one to clean up. Yuck!
Now, I live where I always have wanted to be. In the country side, hidden from the world, alone to be a free thinker without the chains of someone constantly in need of something. Yes, it would have been easier in some ways to tolerate having a lifetime mate,but that's not really for me.
I have a nice little piece of property, over four acres hidden in the woods. If you don't know me, you won't find my place, and that's how I like it. I'm not much for intruders, if you are not invited or expected, and you've somehow found me, you are not welcomed. I hate people to just drop in like I'm expected to stop whatever I'm doing to entertain idiots. And, you are an idiot to at least not have called first.
On my property the invited guests are usually on four legs. I'm surrounded by lakes that are all great for fishing, and for the most part this is a resort area. When I do have friends in we usually have a very good time. There's always music, good food, clean air, and good conversation.

Monday, May 25


Someone is bitchy enough to say it like it REALLY is!


When I stand up for
myself and my beliefs,
they call me

When I stand up for
those I love,
they call me a

When I speak my mind, think my own thoughts
or do things my own way, they call me a

Being a
means I won't
compromise what's

in my heart.
It means I live my life MY
It means I won't allow anyone to step on me.

When I refuse to
tolerate injustice and
speak against it, I am
defined as a

The same thing happens when I take time for
myself instead of being everyone's maid, or when I act a little selfish.

It means I have the courage and strength to allow myself to be who I truly am and won't become anyone else's idea of what they think I 'should' be.

I am outspoken, opinionated and determined. I want what I want and there is nothing wrong with that!
So try to stomp on me, just try to douse my inner flame, try to squash every ounce of beauty I hold within me.
You won't succeed.

And if that makes me a
bitch ,so be it.
I embrace the title and am proud to bear it.

B - Babe
I - In
T - Total
C - Control of
H - Herself

B = Beautiful
I = Intelligent
T = Talented
C = Charming
H = Hell of a Woman

B = Beautiful
I = Individual
T = That
C = Can
H = Handle 'anything'

Thursday, November 20

This Is What I Did For Me On My Birthday!

Well, you only turn 57 once and so I had to do something special for myself. Rolling down to Effingham, IL. all by my lonesome, I got to see the band "KANSAS". Wow, what a concert! I got a great seat in a little brand new theater called "The Rosebud". Third row, center stage, second seat. I was so close I could have touched them!
Their music, without a doubt was outstanding, and I loved it.
I also got to meet a true old time hippie, that helped to make the concert even more fun!

On my way back, I stopped at an old friend's house, Denise's. She treated me with all the love and warmth that a friend of 30 years would have!!!! Love that girl!

Happy Birthday To Mena

This is Sara hugging Mena when she was about three or four years old. Hard to believe that Mena is going to be 14 on November 22, 2008!

Happy Birthday my beautiful granddaughter!

Friday, November 3

Starting With The Gethickers'-Von Gethicker, Willett's and Atherton's

Dorothy R. Willett

Lester A. Gethicker
In 1947 my mother, Dorothy married into a family known as the Gethickers' or Von Gethicker. They originally hailed from Germany, so I'm told, but I've had a hell of a time tracing them. I've gotten as far as finding some of them in Buffalo, N.Y., and even one in Maine, but as of yet I haven't been able to trace them to Europe. If you have any information, I'd love to know about it.