Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Everyone knows that the Flower Child served in the United States Navy. While visiting a U. S. Navy Photo Website recently I ran across this image. A Sailor donating Whole Blood. This image brought back memories of when I first donated Blood. I also was in the Navy and our Ship was visiting Japan. One morning at quarters the word was passed that the local U. S. Navy Hospital was running a Blood Drive. Volunteers to donate blood would have the whole day off, after donating Blood of course. I donated and enjoyed liberty in Japan. Since that time, donating blood while in the Navy was for the Flower Child considered vampire liberty.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
The Flower Child does have several serious questions that he considers germane to the 2008 Presidential Campaign and he expects to hear the responses of the various candidates:
- What are you going to do regarding the number of illegal people currently living in the United States of America?
- What options will you exercise as "Commander in Chief" of our Armed Forces to bring the War on Terrorism to a rapid conclusion?
There are really no other factors to consider when selecting a President to lead our United States of America.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Then in the 1980s, Flower Child's Mother obtained this Nativity Scene from Leward Mills, in Elgin, Illinois and this has become a treasured Family Gift ever since.
During one of the first years of the new Millineum the Flower Child and his Bride were doing their Christmas Shopping and they found this Nativity Scene in a local Macon, Georgia shop at half price. The scroll in the front of the Christ Child simply states "Come Let Us Adore Him."
This Nativity Scene is quite simply, yet very powerful. It was given to us a a Gift. It also is a treasured part of the Christmas scene.
Monday, December 24, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
This view allows you to see the glow and the top of the tree with lighting from the upper level balcony.
This image allows you to view the glow of the bows and lights with no other lights in the foyer. A lovely sight and a warm, inviting charm that certainly adds to the feelings of Christmas. All of this allows us to appreciate the Blessings that we enjoy. The Flower Child wishes everyone a Blessed Christmas.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
As the tradition of the Heisman Memorial Trophy grows with each passing year, the life of the man memorialized by the award fades into the annals of history. No one more thoroughly studied the dynamics of football, nor witnessed more closely the game's evolution, nor personally knew more immortals of the gridiron, nor effected more change in the game's development, than John W. Heisman.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, October 23, 1869, John William Heisman grew up on the oil fields of northwest Pennsylvania, in the town of Titusville. John Heisman's first football games were a hodgepodge of soccer/rugby. In 1887, at age 17, he left Titusville for Brown University where he played a form of club football with his class mates. After two years, in the fall of 1889, he transferred to Penn to pursue his law degree. Though outsized at 5'8" and 158lbs, he played varsity football for three years as guard, center, tackle, and, at times, end.