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We need an Apron (From a friend’s facbook status)


The History of ‘APRONS’

I don’t think our kids know what an apron is.

The principal use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few.

It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and… aprons used less material. But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children’s tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.. And when the weather was cold grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove. Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls. In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folks knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that ‘old-time apron’ that served so many purposes.

REMEMBER: Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw. They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.

I don’t think I ever caught anything from an apron – but love…

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What do Military Wives do to deserve to get paid?


What do Military Wives do to deserve to get paid? If you are honestly married to your husband because you love him, and you are honestly a good, faithful wife, then you shouldn’t need to get paid for the honor of being the number one supporter of your soldier. There is a spouse that started a Facebook group about this, and people expecting to get paid just for being married is one of those things that gets me steamed.

Yes, the Military Wife life is hard, but what about the Firefighters wife? Cops Wife? EMT’s wife? Boarder Patrol’s wife? Ok, their husbands are coming home after their shift to possibly help with kids and the regular household junk like homework, housework, balancing the checkbook, and bills.. They don’t have to deal with everything for months at a time without their spouse being there, but they deal with sending their husband’s out to various degrees of danger every day. They don’t get R&R, and they don’t have all the resources that are available to military spouses. (Check out Military One Source, MWR, Family Life Counselors, Strong Bonds marriage retreats, CYS childcare during deployments, and the good things that have come out of our local Army Family Action Plans.) Their husbands don’t get any extra pay for going out into life threatening situations every day. Members of the military get “deployment pay” and even though it doesn’t always get paid on time, service members get paid to go to schools (TDY) for their specific jobs (MOS), most of the time.

Yes, we have to deal with “Military Intelligence”, (which is even more oxymoronic than “Jumbo Shrimp” more often than not) but why should you get a hand out from your government just because you think you have it harder than if you and your hubby went to work for Corporate America? Hmmm? Do you think that dealing with your husband’s boss and co-workers is any easier in the civilian world? If your husband is a manager, he might not have to go bail his worker out of jail, but he would be the one responsible for either covering the shift, or the one in trouble for not getting the shift covered. And do you realize that in this economy it is almost impossible to “fire” a soldier (unless he/she does something REALLY stupid) until his contract runs out. Some soldiers are even retained (Stop Loss) because they are just too valuable to the military. What other job offers you that kind of security?

And what about school? There are so many programs, especially for enlisted families, to help with both spouses and dependants (children) of military members get college degrees and certificates, it is overwhelming! The Army even helps your soldier go to college on their dime, if you are willing to do the paperwork, and get decent grades… It is like an Army scholarship, but different.

There are so many FREE programs that are offered to the military families. If you want to get something other than the love and respect of your husband and family, and the respect and admiration of so many other Americans, go to your post/base MWR office or to www.militaryonesource.com and find out what programs are offered near you.

If you want to get paid but don’t want to work for someone else, start a business from your home. So many spouses on post here at Ft. Wainwright have Pampered Chef, Avon, jewelry, candle, or other home-based businesses with web-based ordering, that we really need a directory of all these. Hmmm… Someone could publish one of those, and sell ads to make money, or they could have a web page that would list all these businesses in one space, and have people pay to be listed. Or you could give up the privilege of being a stay at home mom, and go get a job! That’s what most people that want to get paid do!

I am not going to apologize for my opinion about trying to get paid for doing nothing, or for thinking you deserve something for being in a certain demographic. I have been in a position where I could have gotten a government handout for just being me in the situation I put myself.

There are times when assistance is appropriate. If you are really in need, you don’t have a family or a church family that can help you get back up, if you don’t qualify for the emergency loans that the military offers, but you are trying to get back up out of a pit, and just cannot do it… YES! That is when you should get some help. But as hard as marriage can be, especially a military marriage, it doesn’t deserve a government stipend. If you looked at your situation, and took advantage of the programs around you, you would see that you are not doing anything that generations of women have been doing without the benefit of a paycheck.

This is totally my opinion as the proud daughter of a 30+ year Active Duty and Reserve Navy Veteran, the proud wife of an Active Duty Army NCO, AND a proud Homeschooling, stay at home Mom of a teenager. ( BTW- I don’t get paid for any of the above.)

Smart Quotes~updated 19JAN2010


I have the smartest, most well read friends. They have read everything from the classics to the obscure. Some of them create their own very wise sayings. Either way they always have the coolest quotes for their status. I have decided to collect the cool “Status Quotes” for future reference. I will give credit to the author of the quote, as well as the person doing the quoting, if I know it… Have fun with these words of, er… well have fun.

**Newest on top! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Angel Smiley Sometimes you have to stare fear right in the eyes and say… You have pretty eyes… RT from@active.com – “Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” ~Carol Welch %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% Kathy Brodock Just because someone misuses a biblical truth doesn’t make that truth wrong; it makes THEM wrong. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Truth about Vaccines American children are subjected to 29 vaccines by the age of two. This means a little bit of disease is being injected into young children continually during their most formative years! Veterinarians have backed off of repeat vaccination in dogs because of observed side effects. ********************************* Samantha Goodal “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” – Alvin Toffler. +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Cheryl Jordan Upchurch It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen. Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so. You feel like running, but life is on a stroll. – Donald Miller Penny Raine next to salvation, family is the greatest gift God gives us, don’t take it for granted, it is a gift of grace we don’t deserve Kelsey Rae Shilling Why should I gain from His reward, I cannot give an answer, but this I know with all my heart, His wounds have paid my ransom Amy LaBelle-Nunag can’t tell in which context you would use ‘Nauseous’ versus ‘Nauseated’…. hmmm…. Kepler Mission As it nears 11,000,000 miles distance from Earth, the Kepler spacecraft continues to scan the Milky Way galaxy, near the Cygnus constellation, for Earth-sized planets. Amy Gopp sincerely wishes everybody had enough to eat, enough clean water to drink and with which to bathe, enough resources to take care of their bodies and minds and spirits, a safe, beautiful place to live and work, and enough people surrounding them that they never doubted they were loved… Tanya Dockery thinks, “One bad apple really does spoil the whole freakin’ bunch!” Joshua Schoenfeld In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us. -Titus 2:7-8 AgnesLesley Lawson We must remember that those who are lost are actually lost. They may be charming but they are charmingly lost. (Heard it on the radio) Robert Barnett “oh praise the Lord that there will be a day when i will experience His perfect love for eternity, when i will never doubt it again, and find complete satisfaction in Him!” Laura Michelle Medone aaaagggghhhhffffff!!!!!! ================================= Our Home Remedies “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be” – Marcel Pagnol quotes Aaron Eves Cutrano There are hundreds and thousands of people on earth, Who have no idea of their potential worth. They go throughout life, yet they somehow don’t see That they are not all that God calls them to be. Aaron Eves Cutrano ____RAIN____ For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof: Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly. Job 36:27,28 Shara Turner realizing that life is full of ups and downs and the true test is not in what happens but in the attitude you have towards it! Gregory N Laurie Mikat “The man who doesn’t relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on.”–Elbert Hubbard Robert Barnett “everyone of you who confesses Jesus as Lord of the universe signs up for a significance beyond anything you ever dreamed.” Corey Liepelt There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. – Douglas Adams Jim Custis back home after a disastrous week working at the Beach. Let’s just say, if you don’t know how to do something, ask before you hurt someone. There is no dumb question, unless asked after the fact. Birgit Shields is thinking how fast children grow up leaving us with the memories of pitter patter of little feet and tiny arms hugging soo tight……….time is such a merciless thief Jamie Ferrell-Killaly Proverbs 23:1-3; the very first recorded sin involved temptation of food. After eating, both Adam and Eve needed new outfits after demonstrating their inability to resist food. Isn’t that still true today? Gabe Mills Every temptation is an opportunity to overcome.

1 Corinthians 7:34


 34There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.

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Thank you, Cricket! Remember this, now that I am old!


HOW TO CALL THE POLICE WHEN YOU’RE OLD

AND DON’T MOVE FAST ANYMORE.


George Phillips , an elderly man, from Meridian , Mississippi , was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he’d left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window.

George opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things.

He phoned the police, who asked “Is someone in your house?”

He said “No,” but some people are breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me.

Then the police dispatcher said “All patrols are busy. You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available.”

George said, “Okay.”

He hung up the phone and counted to 30. Then he phoned the police again.

“Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed. Well, you don’t have to worry about them now because I just shot them.” and he hung up.

Within five minutes, six Police Cars, a SWAT Team, a Helicopter, two Fire Trucks, a Paramedic, and an Ambulance showed up at the Phillips’ residence, and caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the Policemen said to George, “I thought you said that you’d shot them!”

George said, “I thought you said there was nobody available!”

(True Story) I LOVE IT! Don’t mess with old people

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