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Remember The Leaders We Once Had – And Become One

” A Pale Green Mermaid Blog

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.”

 

“One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.”

 

“This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the life of ease.”

 

“I thought they’d get one of us, but Jack, after all he’s been through, never worried about it I thought it would be me.”

Robert Kennedy quotes and sayings

“The challenge of politics and public service is to discover what is interfering with justice and dignity for the individual here and now, and then to decide swiftly upon the appropriate remedies.”

 

“Time and time again the American people, facing danger and seemingly insurmountable odds, have mobilized the ingenuity, resourcefulness, strength, and bravery to meet the situation and triumph. In this long and critical struggle, the American System of free enterprise must be our major weapon. We must continue to prove to the world that we can provide a rising standard of living for all men without the loss of civil rights or human dignity to any man.”

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“Some men see things as they are and say, ‘Why’? I dream of things that never were and say, ‘Why not’?”

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Robert Kennedy quotes above

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A country is only as good as the quality of its citizens.   BJHC

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The Magic Of Bees

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Foto BJHC 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bees are on the come back but you can help these vegetable garden pollinators- leave a plant dish -the bottom saucer with a rock in i,t in your garden and viola! An insect water fountain!

They also love piles of wood and leaves a quick bee/insect bungalow !

 

Peace and happy vegetable gardening!!

 

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County Kildare, Ireland, One Of Your Own Has Passed Through The Pearly Gates

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They don’t make them like that anymore – he started out as a newspaper boy in Wilkesbarre PA. ending in the halls of congess, a lawyer like his role model Abraham Lincoln, working with Senator Byrd ” Get John Crawley,” he called out when they needed expert advice on negotationg  contracts for the Army.. But he was a true everyday man – if you needed help he was there –

Once I had my car stolen while I was working in Philly.  The police called that night round midnight and said we found it- here is the street where it is.  We made it down there-found the car but the starter was burned out.  John found a wire hanger in his old green van and fixed it up to jump start.  He said to me pop the clutch as I roll the car – it was a one shot deal. I popped the clutch as the car picked up speed and it started!!!

I could hear him saying “Don’t let it stall! ”  As he shook his head and smiled.  I cruised down to 95 nouth and was on my way home.

No, they don’t make them like that anymore.  I learned that night two things- what friendship was and that there was always a way – if… you had the will.

Peace and Merry X-mas Dad, or as you said as I drove into the driveway back home that night “Holy Christmas!”

John Joseph Crawley

1926-2016

 

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Cardinal Thinks…..

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” Where shall I fly next?!!  ”

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Foto by BJHC 2016

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Cicadas Are Here After A 17 Year Sleep!!

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Keep eyes and ears open –they buzz and have beautiful translucent wings, a very interesting insect, a noble breed !!!

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Millions of cicadas are coming to eastern states
In this May 16, 2013 file photo, a 17-year old …

Eastern United States

 

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Yellow –Flash Story Challenge

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A yellow canoe passed by

filled with presents wrapped and tied in bows

two polished wood seats reflected  the hot sun

I watched as it drifted into the noon day heat

wondering…..

“Who does that canoe belong to?”

A yellow canoe passed by…..

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Touring canoe via wiki

Write a ditty about your life, a slice of life.….

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What Do All Vintage Game Show Hosts Have In Common?

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Stupendously classy suits !

Nice cut, ties, handerchiefs, clips on ties, cuff links- ooooo la la ! My personal fav Monty Hall wow Botany 500 was his designer, Bert Convy he knows how to wear and walk in a suit ……and  Peter Tomarkan- classic threads to name a few. So if you want to upgrade your personal wardrobe check out the vintage game shows and look and learn!!

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via wiki!

Men’s suits

 

Johann Christian Fischer in matching coat, waistcoat, and breeches, by Thomas Gainsborough, ca. 1780.

The suit is a traditional form of men’s formal clothes in the Western world. For some four hundred years, suits of matching coat, trousers, and waistcoat have been in and out of fashion. The modern lounge suit’s derivation is visible in the outline of the brightly coloured, elaborately crafted royal court dress of the 17th century (suit, wig, knee breeches), which was shed because of the French Revolution. This evolution is seen more recently in British tailoring’s use of steam and padding in moulding woolen cloth, the rise and fall in popularity of the necktie, and the gradual disuse of waistcoats and hats in the last fifty years.

The modern lounge suit appeared in the late 19th century, but traces its origins to the simplified, sartorial standard of dress established by the English king Charles II in the 17th century. In 1666, the restored monarch, Charles II, per the example of King Louis XIV‘s court at Versailles, decreed that in the English Court men would wear a long coat, a waistcoat (then called “petticoat“), a cravat (a precursor of the necktie), a wig, and kneebreeches (trousers), and a hat.

1901, a man in a morning coat

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