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I am a Dad to two beautiful girls and a husband to a very gorgeous wife. I am very proud of my family and the way they give me so much support. I guess I do not need to win the lottery, I have already won.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

HOW MANY MARBLES DO YOU HAVE LEFT.

I heard this on the radio the other day and it really got me thinking. Every week is very special. I enjoyed listening to this and I hope you do too.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

4th of July

Well it is here again and it is time for all the sales and fireworks. I always wonder how many people change their mattresses that much. I am waiting for the day to come when matresses are not on sale. That will be a day to celebrate and maybe even make it a federal holiday.

Well enough of the fun and it is time to celebrate our freedom and the reason we are celebrating this great holiday.

"On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on July 4th, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event."

Since July 4th, 1776 what else has happened on this day since then. Here is a little history for you.

1802 - The U.S. Military Academy officially opened at West Point, NY.

1803 - The Louisiana Purchase was announced in newspapers. The property was purchased, by the U.S. from France, was for $15 million (or 3 cents an acre). The "Corps of Discovery," led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, began the exploration of the territory on May 14, 1804.

1817 - Construction began on the Erie Canal, to connect Lake Erie and the Hudson River.

1845 - American writer Henry David Thoreau began his two-year experiment in simple living at Walden Pond, near Concord, MA.

1848 - In Washington, DC, the cornerstone for the Washington Monument was laid.

1855 - The first edition of "Leaves of Grass," by Walt Whitman, was published in Brooklyn, NY.

1863 - The Confederate town of Vicksburg, MS, surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant.

1881 - Tuskegee Institute opened in Alabama.

1884 - Bullfighting was introduced in the U.S. in Dodge City, KS.

1886 - The first rodeo in America was held at Prescott, AZ.

1892 - The first double-decked street car service was inaugurated in San Diego, CA.

1894 - After seizing power, Judge Stanford B. Dole declared Hawaii a republic.

1901 - William H. Taft became the American governor of the Philippines.

1910 - Race riots broke out all over the United States after African-American Jack Johnson knocked out Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match.

1934 - Boxer Joe Louis won his first professional fight.

1934 - At Mount Rushmore, George Washington's face was dedicated.

1939 - Lou Gehrig retired from major league baseball.

1946 - The Philippines achieved full independence for the first time in over four hundred years.

1955 - The first king cobra snakes born in captivity in the U.S. hatched at the Bronx Zoo in New York City.

1957 - The U.S. Postal Service issued the 4¢ Flag stamp.

1959 - The 49-star U.S. flag became official.

1960 - The 50-star U.S. flag made its debut in Philadelphia, PA.

1966 - U.S. President Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act, which went into effect the following year.

1976 - The U.S. celebrated its Bicentennial.

1982 - The Soviets performed a nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhl Semipalitinsk.

1987 - Klaus Barbie, the former Gestapo chief known as the "Butcher of Lyon," was convicted by a French court of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison.

1997 - The Mars Pathfinder, an unmanned spacecraft, landed on Mars. A rover named Sojourner was deployed to gather data about the surface of the planet.

1997 - Ferry service between Manhattan and Staten Island was made free of charge. Previously, the charge had ranged from 5 cents to 50 cents.

2004 - In New York, the cornerstone of the Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center) was laid on the former World Trade Center site.

2005 - NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft took pictures as a space probe smashed into the Tempel 1 comet. The mission was aimed at learning more about comets that formed from the leftover buidling blocks of the solar system. The Deep Impact mission launched on January 12, 2005.
2009 - North Korea launched seven ballistic missiles into waters off its east coast that defied U.N. resolutions.
2009 - The Statue of Liberty's crown reopened to visitors. It had been closed to the public since 2001

We also cannot forget the best song played on this day.

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Thank you Lord for giving us this great country.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

WHAT IS GOING ON?

What is going on?

    I do not have an answer to this question but it seems like everything is just falling apart. Every time you turn around there is some kind of violence going on. Whether it a mass killing or just someone taking someone hostage. Is our world just falling apart. It makes you start thinking about what they say about the Lord coming back. I cannot say when He will but is it really getting closer because of all that is going on.

   The media does not seem to help the situation, it looks like they keep egging it on by showing it over and over again and looking at all the angles of how it happened or could of happened. It just gets old real quick.

   Then we have the political events with Trump and Clinton. That in itself is the biggest circus I have ever seen. It is really bad now and it is only going to get worse and then it does not look like it will get better.

   We have to look for the positive things in everything that is going on. That is something I am going to start looking at. Instead of shaking my head at all the bad there is still so much good to be had. I guess sometimes you have to make the good happen by trying to be positive. Maybe it is something we all need to do. Thanks for listening.

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