I’ve been sitting on this for a few weeks. . . 

“Self-pity is the poison we feed ourselves when we are daunted by the work it takes to grow”

L.E. Bowman, via @kaygrav




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On Your Legacy

Unknown“In the end, all your contributions will be taken for granted and people will only remember your mistakes.”


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. . .And The World Was Changed Forever

thBut not necessarily for the better.

The first ever selfie dates back to 1839 when a photography enthusiast named Robert Cornelius tried to take a photograph.

He had to stay still for 3 minutes!

Those were the days.

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So Simple A Dog Understands

Thought for the Day.


Martha, 2017 on the Savannah River, Augusta, GA

I’ve been sick and NEEDED a doctor. 
I’ve encountered trouble and NEEDED a police officer.
I’ve lived through times of war when our nation NEEDED our military.
I’ve NEEDED a farmer 3 times a day.
I have even NEEDED an auto mechanic, a plumber, a house painter and a lot of other everyday people.
But I have NEVER, not even once, NEEDED a pro athlete or Hollywood entertainer for ANYTHING,
So simple a dog can understand it.
Thanks, Carla.
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Monday Wisdom

   As we start a new week full of opportunities and surprises, let us keep in mind that sometimes an easier way works just as well as following the instructions.


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On The Happy Side Of Florence

For the last week, we have been told to prepare.

We did and now have enough bottled water, peanut butter and canned tuna for the next year.

Fortunately for us, it’s been more bark than bite and not very “epic” at all.

At least so far, but they are calling for a few inches of rain overnight.

IMG_E4574Not so much for our northern and eastern counties and a good chunk of North Carolina.

Aside from a gust this morning that blew a full coffee mug off an outdoor table and two of our dogs off the porch, it has been nothing more than a breezy, rain event.

The dogs were a bit perplexed upon getting up after finding themselves in the flower bed and I wish I had thought to catch their expressions.

Color us lucky.

When it rains, it’s time for NETFLIX.

I’m told we are watching seasons 2 & 3 of Lassie.

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A Gift From Above

When God Sends You Help, Don’t Ask Questionsth
The lady hurried to the pharmacy to get medication, got back to her car and found that she had locked her keys inside. The woman found an old rusty coat hanger left on the ground. She looked at it and said, “I don’t know how to use this.”
She bowed her head and asked God to send her some help.
Within 5 minutes a beat-up old motorcycle pulled up, driven by a bearded man who was wearing an old biker skull rag. He got off of his cycle and asked if he could help. She said: “Yes, my daughter is sickI’ve locked my keys in my car. I must get home. Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car?”
He said, “Sure.” He walked over to the car, and in less than a minute, the car door was open. She hugged the man and through tears, softly said,”Thank you, God, for sending me such a very nice man.”
The man heard her little prayer and replied, “lady, I am not a nice man. I just got out of prison yesterday;  I was in prison for car theft.” The woman hugged the man again, sobbing,
“Oh, thank you, God! You even sent me a professional.”
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I Have A Choice

I can write about the hurricanes or I can do a TBT on my daughters.

Easy choice.

These two go together.


polka dots

Maybe 20 years ago? (I’m sure one of the girls will know) Kelliann, Megan, Elissa




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It has been said that you will be the same person in five years that you are today, except for the books you read and the people you associate with.

I associate with people like Kurt Harden at CulturalOffering and get exposed to all sorts of interesting experiences, such as:


PS. . .I read good books too.

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Truth Filter Set​ To Optimum

thI was perusing my old blog, A Simple Village Undertaker, looking for something amusing to post on the current blog.

ASVU was started in January of 2010 and I stopped adding content to it when I started Mitigating Chaos last year.

What I found in June of 2011 was a very cogent description of many relationships.

The Truth Hurts.

Have a great week everyone,  despite hurricanes to the left and hurricanes to the right.

Stay aware, stay alive.


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