"Millions of people around the world have experienced the distinctively powerful and high spirited voice and warm personality of the living legend ... Brenda Lee. Whether on record or in person, she touches the emotions in people." ~from 'Brenda Lee, A History of Hits'
I love this video because of the clips of her and hubby, Ronnie. They are still together and are the cutest couple!
I have met them both, thanks to my special friend, Dale Dohse, who met 'Miss Dynamite' during puberty (for both of them) at a county fair, in Nebraska. Over the years, he went from a fan club member, to her friend.
I just want to thank the person that did a hit and run on my car some time today. Someone came through the alley, the WRONG way, scraped and broke my side mirror - on the driver's side, of course!!! Why couldn't you just fess up, leave a note, come see me. I detest people who can't be responsible for their own actions, and admit to their mistakes! As Ernest Tubb (among others) have sang, "Thanks, thanks a lot!" (I wanna cry, have a broken heart, disheartened, yes ... talkin' 'bout love, NOT!
I stopped for my usual cheap cappuccino on the way to work this morning and as I approached the front door of that quick stop, I noticed a lump at my feet. It was nearly the same color as the concrete. I looked again - it was a man's "very used" wallet. The first thing I noticed was all the "green" sticking up out of it (yes, lots of greenbacks). I don't know how much there was as I never looked inside this wallet.
Initially, the bad girl side of me spoke, "finders keepers, losers weepers", hehe ... I'm struggling, I could use a "cushion". Instead, the good girl side of me left this wallet with the store clerk. The young man who lost it had already come back, trying to re-trace his steps, hoping to find his wallet. I can see why he overlooked it. I told the clerk he should remind him that he's lucky someone honest, and with integrity, found it. I also reminded them that if there's anything missing, "I didn't do it." (in case they're not honest)
So, I've done my good deed for the day. I'm kidding about the bad girl/good girl thing, but I did almost put it in my pocket - to contact him myself, or I thought I should have taken it to the police station. I also thought about where their cameras might be hung. I would not want to be accused of taking it, from the premises.
I'm a firm believer in karma and my luck, I'd go out and get hit by a cookie truck or something, for having ill intentions. At this age, I have no ill intentions - only good will and well wishes, to all people in my life - and, really, toward mankind.
I hope this letter finds you happy and healthy. I am writing you today because I have a dear friend who is disabled and I am holding a benefit on his behalf; his name is Don Earhart, of Lexington.
Several years ago, Don’s doctors discovered that he had been living with a broken neck and didn't know. He had surgery and the break was corrected, however, now walks with a cane and it is difficult for him to get around. He is a fighter, and that doesn't stop him. He has never been afraid of work and has worked hard his entire life, in spite of his physical disabilities.
Don has always helped others in need ... whenever and however he could. A truly gifted mechanic, he's always given the unfortunate a break in cost of his services so they could get back on the road, to their own life. Cars are his passion, along with fishing. Don lives in Lexington and has, most of his life. He loves his children and grandchildren and is a fun grandpa. His oldest granddaughter, Haley, says he is the best cook in the world!! (Darn it! Why can't I be?)
A few months ago the small trailer house he lived in caught fire; it destroyed nearly everything. Family members found him a very nice temporary camper to live in until he can find another small, used trailer home. Just a week ago Don was informed by the City of Lexington he can no longer live in that home because it is a temporary camper, and must be moved every 30 days. The owners of the trailer court supported him in his fight but, unfortunately, they lost the battle. The City of Lexington and Dawson County Court has determined he has until February to find other living arrangements.
As anyone in the same position would be, Don is concerned; he worries about what he is going to do now. He is a proud man, not one to ask for help. My mission, as his friend and mother of our children, is to try to help him. I have also asked my friends, family and musician family for help. I am organizing a fund raiser and am in need of volunteers to cater food, collect funds, set up tear down, and other various tasks necessary to run a successful benefit.
This fund raiser is scheduled for January 20th, 2013 from 1 to 7 pm at the Eagles Club, 113 W. 5th St., Lexington NE 68850 (308-324-7995).
Although there are thousands of homeless people out there in our country, I would like to begin in my own back yard. If you are interested in helping, please contact me.
My contact information is:
9017 Pawnee Road
Gibbon, Ne 68840
Unable to attend? Want to donate? Make checks payable to:
3016 Plum Creek Parkway
Lexington, Ne 68850
As of now, bands scheduled to appear are The Ok Sisters, Girls Night Out, The Beagle, TREO, JOHNNY RAVE, Three4All, and more ... also raffles and food. Please attend and tell your friends and family. It will be a fun event! Your support of Don is very much appreciate and I thank you all so much!
Karen (Earhart) Ussery
This year, we're told, is one of the worst flu seasons in over a decade. Schools are closing because of so many sick. I'm all well and fine with that ... it will maybe prevent some 'spreading' and also give them a chance to clean and sanitize the classrooms.
I work in retail. Each morning I try to wipe down my counters and all areas where "fingers" leave a trail. I try to stay a distance away from customers, especially if I hear that dreaded, hurtful, dry cough.
Even with the urging for the public to stay home if you're sick; it's like this information falls on deaf ears. I'm amazed at people who come shopping anyway and parents who bring their SICK children to the store with them, so they can shop. Whether from boredom or personal desire, why can't they figure out that they are exposing that crapola to everyone else around them? And, really, it wouldn't be so bad except those who bring SICK children to the store rarely have a kleenex, wipes, or a handkerchief (oh, I know, what's that?) ... give the rest of us a break ... don't come shopping if you're SICK ... not really too much to ask, is it?
This link should be quite an eye opener, proving many school killings have one common thread ... a generation of people with 'altered' states of mind. As I've often said, "Why take a medication to 'fix' one issue if that drug has a 'list' of possible side effects?" Perhaps the White House should be given this list, as well as the medical and scientific communities. How about using alternatives other than DRUGS before prescribing a pill(s)?Because a pill is labeled 'legal' doesn't mean it is safe, and for sure not a 'cure', but rather a 'bandaid' ... we need to get to the 'source' ... our health is sometimes like 'peeling an onion', but it means getting to the root, the source and have health and wellness, from the inside out. I am sharing the introductory paragraph in this email. I am not sure if my friend wrote it, or if it was already on the forward she was sent. I concur . . .
"It's Not All About The Guns!! Let's look at the Real Problem!! Look at the black box warning on these drugs, not to be given to the youth. Yes there is a need for these, in certain cases, but not to be given out like candy. Changing their diets, getting them off sugar, aspartame, junk food and violent video games, but rather giving them good nutrition and spiritual values would make a huge difference in many of these cases."
This link came from a childhood friend who sells herbs and naturals, magnetic jewelry, and does aroma therapy and a other 'complementary, alternative' modalities. I so agree that the issue of school killings is not rooted only in the access to guns or knives. These statistics make quite a bold statement and, in themselves, are pretty telling . . . it's not just about the right to have and bear arms.
We seem to be a society where most drug companies, chemical companies, and the science communities (GMO studies) are bed fellows who are not looking out for our welfare. Some doctors are beginning to learn about new energy medicine and the importance of multi-disciplines (i.e. chiropractic, alternative, herbology, as well as proper nutrition, diet, exercise and, of course, good water.
Would you like to tell your story? (direct from this website link)
Although SSRI Stories only features cases which have appeared in the media, starting March 2012 there will be a Website : http://www.rxisk.org/ which will allow personal stories to appear in a different Website from SSRI Stories. This is the work of Dr. David Healy http://davidhealy.org/welcome-to-data-based-medicine
As Dr. David Healy notes in his article "Welcome to Data Based Medicine", 'Third: This site will in due course have a category of posts for people who have been through the system, people who have had partners, parents, children or friends injured by treatments and who have found themselves trapped in a Kafkaesque world when they have sought help from doctors, regulators or others who seem to be there to help us. These stories are aimed at highlighting the lunacy of the current system but also showing how someone who is determined can change everything. These stories will likely migrate to: http://www.rxisk.org/ when it is up and running.'
I got this in a "forward" today through my email this morning. I wanted to share the content. I've 'edited' it just a bit. All I need to say is ... you know who you are!
Sometimes, in life, you find a very special friend
One who changes your life just by being part of it
One who makes you laugh until you can't stop
One who makes you believe there really is good in the world
One who convinces you there really is an unlocked door
Just waiting for you to open it . . . this is forever friendship
Laugh when you can
Apologize when you should
Let go of what you can't change
Life's too short to be anything, but happy
. . . and be thankful for a 'forever friend' . . .
Who is this little girl?
I am . . .