Tuesday, January 21, 2014


In April 1999, a gas out was staged across Canada and the United States to bring the price of gas down...and it worked.  Don't you think it's time to do it again. They did it for one day.  We can do anything for one day.

As you know back then, the oil cartels decided to slow production to drive up gasoline prices. They may not be doing that now, but gas prices are so high it's getting to be a problem for the average guy. 

Why don't "WE THE PEOPLE"  see how many Canadian and American people we can get to ban together for a gas out on a particular day, for that day DO NOT BUY GASOLINE!

Maybe if we could get other countries to go along we could put the oil companies ON NOTICE. It's not like there aren't other methods of running our cars. THEY CAN ACTUALLY RUN ON WATER!

Right now the Cartel's won't let it happen. They need to know that, "WE THE PEOPLE" don't like what they are doing.

Don't you BIG GUYS have enough money? Why not show us that you do have a heart and care about the LITTLE FOLKS. How about bringing the price down to a workable rate for us all, and then "CAP" it so it stays stable, then perhaps the economy will stay stable too. It's worth a try don't you think? If it doesn't work you rich guys can always go back to "gouging us little guys."

Folks it's called the "haves and the have not's." There are a few haves that rule the world. WE THE PEOPLE, the little have not's, can even that out just a bit by banning together so that we have equal control.

Let's say we plan for April 1, 2014 to NOT BY ANY GASOLINE. IT'S TIME THAT "WE THE PEOPLE" TAKE A STAND AGAINST MONETARY BULLYING. Pass this along to all the people you know on Facebook and Twitter, and anyplace else you can think of.


Monday, December 2, 2013


This happened to me just recently. Please be sure to read the fine print carefully before sending off for any "free" trials.  I think that most companies are on the up-and-up, and  sometimes we don't always understand what we read, or often can't see what we read. LOL  Just be careful.  If in doubt...call them first.  Copy of letter I sent the company is below.

November 26, 2013

To whom it may concern:
     I believe it was November 23--24, that I talked to your office and discovered that you had taken from my bank account a sum of money that caused me to become overdrawn.
     The young man I talked to assured me that he would cancel any further orders, because I cannot use this product.  Turns out that I have a hairline fracture in my lower back that is causing the pain. Your product is of no help to me in that regard.  I also noticed that I wasn't feeling too well.  When I read the instructions further I found that there is seafood in the product to which I am sensitive.
     I am an older woman on a fixed income.  I was unaware that I was going to have money withdrawn on a regular basis...or so soon.
     I am not blaming anyone, I simply learned that I will no longer buy anything from the internet, because I do not always understand, or can see well enough to read lengthy material.  Or, if I really want something, I will have to use a magnifying glass, or get someone to help me read the "fine print".
     The young man was very accommodating, and said that I would be credited $20.00.  I thought that was very nice, but my account was overdrawn way more than the amount mentioned.
     I think it rather unfair that internet businesses are allowed to have access to a person's credit card and are able to arbitrarily withdraw from it without first obtaining permission to do so.  
     I am returning the remainder of the pills, as I told the young man I would.  This was supposed to be a "free trial" period that turned out to be anything but "free" for me.  On top of the overdraw, I also paid for you to ship them to me, and I am having to pay to ship the "leftovers" back to you, which includes the bottle that the young man told me he had cancelled.    
     I am a blogger, and I will be posting this letter on my blog, so that people will be made aware that they must read internet material carefully and realize what they are signing up for.
     I have learned from my internet experiences that "free" usually has a catch to it.  I am sure that your product is a very good one.  It just didn't work for me, and I thought I had 30 days to try it out.
     Two weeks is certainly not enough time to try out a medicinal product.  It was not working for me even after two weeks.  However, I am sensitive to most Rx meds, so I am not too surprised that it didn't work, even though it is not a Rx med.
     I do have osteoarthritis , but I have never had any problems before, so when I discovered that it was the fracture that is causing the pain I felt a bit relieved.
     I would appreciate any help you can give me with the overdraw.  Thank you!
                                         Ms.  Adams



Monday, November 25, 2013



My  trip to the airport in Santa Monica was a trip. My one error was, instead of taking my stroller/walker, I took my cane.  When one is touring an airport, or library, or anyplace where there will be a lot of walking, one had better be in pretty good shape physically. There was no where to sit except an occasional replica of an airline seat here and there, and since we kept moving that was out of the question.  

We did have a chance to sit when we were shown a movie entitled, "Grey Eagles."  This was about  pilots during World War I and II.  I didn't take notes, so I can't really tell you too much about it. I remember that it was interesting.  

The whole tour was actually quite impressive.  I think I saw every type of plane ever made. They even had planes hanging from the ceiling.  It made me think of one of my twin half brothers "Gene" (Eugene) & "Jake"  (Everett) Adams.  Eugene was a professional photographer for Lockheed Corp. for ten years.  During the 1950's he had a two or three page spread of his photos in "Life Magazine."  I have so many talented photographers in my family, including yours truly, that I often wonder if we were related to the famous, Ansel Adams.  I just picked up a copy of one of his photo books at a used book store for three bucks. But...I digress, as usual.

I had been up in Cessna's because my husband had a pilot's license and we went up often.We even flew up the coast to Eureka once to visit my mother, stepfather and my little sister Suzy.  Little Suzy is now a grandmother. 

One trip was not too funny for my son Mike. He was about three or four and we took him up with us. His father decided to do a loop the loop and poor little Mike turned green. To tell you the truth, I wasn't far behind him. I have "acrophobia" and I don't do well if I'm higher than the second rung on a ladder.  I live on the 14th floor and it isn't fun for me if I stand too close to the windows. I know, I'm a wuss!

I said all that to say: My first commercial air-flight was in 1972 when I flew on the Pan American 747 to Costa Rica. I promise I will finish my story about my trip to Costa Rica soon. That story is in my blog, "myhumblebeing@blogspot.com".  I have written two parts so far.  Anyway back at the Santa Monica Airport, I saw a picture of that 747 Pan-Am plane.  I think about ten years later that company went "belly up" as the saying goes.  However, I will never forget the wonderful flight on that  "flying living room", or the trip there and back. 

One of the most interesting things to me about this trip to the airport was seeing the replica of Orville & Wilbur Wrights, "Wind-walker"  I believe that's what they called it.  When it was finally airborne, someone stood out on the wing, only holding on to one of the "guy-wires." I think he must have had a secret death wish. 

Oddly enough with all of the years of testing and flying, and crashing, there was only one fatality.

I don't remember his name, but one day Orville had invited a  man from the Armed forces to fly with him.   Unfortunately they crashed.  Orville was badly hurt, but he survived to fly another day. His guest however did not.  

If anyone is interested in the history of this airport, or the planes themselves, or the story of the Wright Brothers, I would be glad to delve into it and write a more in depth version for you.  Please tell me in the comment section, and I will look into it and get back to you in the future.

Oh! By the way!  Some of us went to the "Spitfire Grill" for lunch.  I ordered the Turkey Wrap with Caesar Salad, and a cup of the most delicious Clam Chowder I have ever tasted.  The food is really good.

All of their items are named after types of airplanes. I spent a bit more than I had intended, but I had to take half of it home anyway. Needless to say, I didn't cook dinner that night.  I only wished that I had asked for a BOWL of Clam Chowder and ordered the Turkey Wrap...to go!


Sunday, November 10, 2013




1...What do you get when you eat Christmas decorations?

2...Where does a penguin keep his money?

3...What's the difference between one yard and two yards?

4...Which building has the most stories?

5...What kind of pool can't you swim in?

6...Why did the pony have to stay after school?



2...In a snowbank!

3...A fence!

4...A library!

5...A car pool!

6...For horsing around!


Have you seen the new "God Speaks Billboards?"   They are simple black boards with white text.

God says:

Tell the kids I love them!

Let's meet at my house on Sunday!

C'mon over and bring the kids!

What part of Thou shalt Not...didn't you understand?

We need to talk!

Keep using my name in vain...I'll make rush hour longer!

Loved the wedding...now invite me to the marriage!

That "Love Thy Neighbor" thing...I meant it!

I love you, and you, and you, and....

Will the road you're on get to my place?

Follow me!

Big bang theory?...You've got to be kidding!!!

My way is the highway!

Need directions?

You think it's hot here?

Have you read my #1 best seller? There will be a test!

Do you have any idea where you're going?

(Best one of all.) Don't make me come down there!

This came from my sister Leanne way back in 2002. I was writing a Family Newsletter at the time.

Here is some more funny God stuff sent by Kathleen Cross in 2002. Same Newsletter.

To those of us who have children in our lives, whether they are our own, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, or students...here is something to make you chuckle.

Whenever your children are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God's omnipotence did not extend to His own children. :)

After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve, and...the first thing he said was..."Don't."

"Don't what." Adam replied.

"Don't eat the forbidden fruit." God said.

"Forbidden fruit? We have forbidden fruit? Hey Eve...we have forbidden fruit!"

"No way!"

"Yes, way!"

"Do NOT eat the fruit!" God said.


"Because I am your Father and I said so." God replied. (Wondering why he hadn't stopped creation after making the elephants).

A few minutes later God saw His children having an apple break and He was ticked.

"Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit?" God as our first parent asked.

"Uh huh," Adam replied.

"Then why did you?" said the Father.

"I don't know." said Eve.

"She started it!" Adam said.

"Did not!"

"Did too!"


Having had it with the two of them, God's punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own. Thus the pattern was set and it has never changed.

But there is reassurance in this story.  If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give children wisdom and they haven't taken it, don't be hard on yourself. If God had trouble raising  children, what makes you think it would be a piece of cake for you?

Advice for the day:

If you have a lot of tension and you get a headache, do what it says on the  aspirin bottle: "Take two aspirin" and "Keep away from children."


CHILDREN: You spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. then you spend the next 16 years telling them to sit down and shut-up.

Grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your children.

Mother's of teens know why some animals eat their young.

Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.

The main purpose of holding children's parties is to remind yourself that there are children more awful than yours

We childproofed our home three years ago, but they're still getting in. LOL

Remember, these are jokes. Do not go bonkers on us. (God speaking.) :):):)