I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.
William Cullen Bryant

Signs and Smiles for the Weekend!!

Time to share my 95 year old friends contribution to a fun Saturday!! Enjoy your weekend!!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star. ~Lucy Maud Montgomery

Amazing Trees and Their Sad History

California lumberjacks work on Redwoods.  Thousands of tree rings in these ancient trees - each over 1000+ years old or even much older...such a shame...irreplaceable giants.
National park treasures all gone but a few
what kind of men would do such a thing for over 100 years - destroy something they cannot ever fix or replace for 2000 years?
It is an evergreen, long-lived, monoecious tree living 1200–1800 years or more.
An estimated 95% or more of the original old-growth redwood forest has been cut.
In 1850, old-growth redwood forest covered more than 2,000,000 acres...down to
8,100 acres by 1968, by which time nearly 90% of the original redwood trees had been logged. I have been to this forest and seen a few of those that have survived. It is heartbreaking to realize the destruction  and loss that we humans are responsible for. It all comes down to this  - $$$$$$!!

And that is my sermon for Friday, but I promise to be more cheerful and funny for the weekend!!

What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.

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