Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day remembrance in Prescott, AZ

Listening to KDDL Country radio today I heard that there was a tradition of a moment of silence for fallen heros.  Bubba and Bugga are setting themselves a reminder on their iPhones.
"To ensure the sacrifices of America ’s fallen heroes are never forgotten, in December 2000, the U.S. Congress passed and the president signed into law “The National Moment of Remembrance Act,” P.L. 106-579, creating the White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance. The commission’s charter is to “encourage the people of the United States to give something back to their country, which provides them so much freedom and opportunity” by encouraging and coordinating commemorations in the United States of Memorial Day and the National Moment of Remembrance.

The National Moment of Remembrance

encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation. As Moment of Remembrance founder Carmella LaSpada states: “It’s a way we can all help put the memorial back in Memorial Day.”

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hanging Stuff on 100-year-old lath and plaster walls

DecorAdventures by Jessica has good information on how to hang things on these old plaster walls.  We have some spots to re-do eventually and a new mirror to hang.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Old-time Cures for Constipation

I love how our "boomer" generation likes to munch on "dried plums," heavens no -- not PRUNES like our parents.

Looking for some natural cures for constipation and found good information...

Reminds me of how our dad would stir blackstrap molasses into a glass of milk for us kids to drink -- he called it "Tiger's Milk."

Apparently Adele Davis copyrighted (?) the name for her version of an energy drink in the '70's.  Nothing at all like our family's "famous" drink -- molasses & milk.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Whiskey Off-Road Happens this Weekend!

The Whiskey Row Off-Road Mountain Bike Race sponsored by Epic Rides begins on Friday, April 24 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm here in Prescott, AZ and continues Saturday and Sunday.  Hundreds of riders will start off from the Square and head out on trails in the Prescott National Forest.

I am more of a Peavine Trail mountain biker (Rails to Trails -- nice and flat and wide) but it's great to grab a cup of coffee and walk down to cheer them off.

Another big draw is the music...

Crosseyed Possums -- local kids between 13 and 15 years old
Kenny James
Road One South Blues Band
Furious George
Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers

Friday, April 3, 2015

Lilacs blooming

I was working on the side of the house when I heard a lady thank Steve for planting the lilacs in the front yard. She said they reminded her of childhood in mid west.