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Saturday, April 30, 2011

OBITUARY

An Obituary printed in the London Times - Interesting and sadly rather true.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense , who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;

- Why the early bird gets the worm;

- Life isn't always fair;

- and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies ( adults, not children, are in charge ).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children .

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;

I Know My Rights

I Want It Now

Someone Else Is To Blame

I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.


No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Flaunt Your Flower Friday!!

I'm joining:


Cottage Flora Thursdays over at Fishtail Cottage

and


 Fertilizer Friday over at Tootsie Time


This is the time of year all us Gardeners love.
Everything is sprouting, blooming and just plain growing!
We start to see our fruition pay off.

And the air.....
the air smells heavenly,
the air sounds heavenly,
all is right with the world when you are in your Spring garden.

I took time to take walks through my gardens...
it was heavenly.

My front gardens:

There used to be a "peace" climbing rose along with this red climber
on the arbor. Seems maybe the red one has squeezed it out.


Iris





Pinks, Columbine and a Geranium


Roses
(yes from my parents yard)



Lavender with scented Geranium in the background


Scented Geranium


My front Cherry Tree



Under the arbor


Now for the backyard:

My rescued Nectarine


a Baby Bush Rose from my Mother's garden
with "Cecil Brunner" in the background.
White Alyssum in the foreground.


Another Rose from Mom,
Purple Potato Bush in the background
with Forget-me-nots in the foreground


Blooming variegated Mock Orange 
(pittosporum)


Fig Tree


More Iris


Apples


yep, another Rose from Mom


Cherry Plums


Backyard Cherry Tree
this one isn't a good producer but it makes for a great shade tree


Baby Rose


a Rose from Mom's Garden
(now you know what I mean when I say 75% of
my plants came from my parents home).
 Dad loved starting new plants.

I think this may be "Peace"





Lady Banks
(I bought this one!!)


Feverfew



Hope you enjoyed your little tour.
Now hop over to Tootsie Time
and check out everyone else's gardens!
♥♥♥
Have a great weekend!

Jellyfish

I thought this looked like fun....
turned out it wasn't.
But I know there are more tenacious bloggers out there than me,
so have at it!

Remember you can click on the pics to make then larger






Good Luck!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Free Image/Clip Art/Vector Day

Sharing 

Hopefully with this eclectic mix there will be something for everyone
















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