Birthday Bash

Posted by mcm0704 on July 3, 2017 |

Happy birthday to me and Happy birthday, U.S.A.  Company is slowly drifting in to help me celebrate my birthday, and it is always great fun to have some of my kids here with me. I know it is a day early for a Fourth Of July blog post, but bear with me. I plan to […]

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Putting Differences Aside

Posted by mcm0704 on July 6, 2016 |

When I posted this last Wednesday, I had no idea how fitting it would be in light of the shootings in MN, TX, and LA.  I truly wish it wasn’t. Slim Randles, my frequent Wednesday’s Guest, is a man of humor and wisdom, and today he shares a touching essay on how the Fourth of July […]

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Prizes! Prizes! Prizes!

Posted by mcm0704 on July 4, 2016 |

It’s my birthday once again. They seem to come quicker and quicker each year. Funny how that happens. My grandmother told me they would, but I was sixteen then. What could she possibly mean? That summer I spent with her, the days moved as slowly as the cool breeze that wafted through the trees that shaded her front […]

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Happy Fourth of July

Posted by mcm0704 on July 4, 2015 |

And Happy Birthday to me.  Here is a picture of some of the early birthday presents I received. It is always so much fun to have a birthday celebration span several weeks, and this year has been one of those years. The first present that arrived was the dragon that one of my sisters painted. […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on July 3, 2015 |

All the flap about the Confederate Flag and other symbols of the time in our history that condoned slavery, makes me wonder just how far are we going to go to the extreme in dodging sensitivity. That era was not one of our more honorable ones. Neither was the time that we pushed the Native […]

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Happy Birthday America

Posted by mcm0704 on July 4, 2014 |

In addition to being a national holiday, the Fourth of July is my birthday. For years I thought all the fireworks and picnics and parades were just for me, and, boy, did I feel important. Then I found out that 99.99 percent of the American public was celebrating Independence Day, and just my family cared […]

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Happy Birthday

Posted by mcm0704 on July 4, 2013 |

To me and to the USA I thought I would celebrate with some pictures of past fireworks displays that my kids have put on out here at “Grandma’s Ranch.” There have been some good ones.   I will come to announce the winner of my free short stories sometime late in the day. Like my […]

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What the Fourth of July Really Celebrates

Posted by mcm0704 on July 3, 2013 |

Today’s Wednesday’s Guest is my friend, Slim Randles, with some thoughts on the Fourth of July and what the parades and picnics all mean. I think he is on to something here. The annual Fourth of July picnic was a celebration of time and freedom. We’d all watched the parade, earlier, because that’s what you […]

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Birthday’s, Gifts, and Bargain Books

Posted by mcm0704 on July 2, 2013 |

I know, it’s Tuesday and I don’t normally post on Tuesday, but there are so many neat things going on this week, and this month, I just had to tell you about them. First, of course, is my birthday on July Fourth. The other day my friend, Alex J. Cavanaugh suggested we have fireworks to […]

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Monday Morning Musings – The Truth of the Matter

Posted by mcm0704 on July 1, 2013 |

As the trial of George Zimmerman goes into it’s second week, I thought about the fact that the outcome largely depends on who you are going to believe. Zimmerman is charged with murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, a 17- year old who was walking home after buying snacks at a convenience store. Witnesses […]

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