Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tennessee's cultivated state flower is the Iris and the wildflower is the Passion Flower. The state tree is the Tulip Poplar with the Bicentennial Tree the Yellow wood. Tennessee's slogan is "Tennessee-America at Its Best." Our state's bird is the Mockingbird and our Insect is the Ladybug. I am sure most have heard Tennessee's song, The Tennessee Waltz, and if you watch college football especially the SEC you will hear the song "Rocky Top" played during the University of Tennessee's football games. Our nickname is the Volunteer State and UT has shorten it to The Vols.
There is so much more to Tennessee than just country music and twang. We are the proud to have the Fisk Jubilee Singers and a new Opera House. Not to mention all the talented artist and sculptures.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
This is how the sky looked this morning. We have had rain with more rain to come. Yesterday Prince poured out 2 inches of rain from the rain gauge before he left for work and this morning we already have one and half inches of rain collected in the gauge.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
As I was straighten up a closet in Mimi's hallway, I came across a book entitled, A Family Treasury of Prayers. I thought I would share Henry Alford (1810-1871) prayer.
O Lord, give us more charity, more self denial, more likeness to thee.
Teach us to sacrifice our comforts to others, and our liking for the sake of doing good.
Make us kindly in thought, gentle in word, generous in deed.
Teach us that it is better to give than receive better to forget ourselves than to put ourselves forward, better to minister than to be ministered unto.
And to thee, the God of love, be all glory and praise, now and forever.
THE KITTY JUSTICE IS THAT THE PRAYER APPLIES TO 2009 AND THOSE OF US WHO ARE HERE EVEN THOUGH IT WAS WRITTEN YEARS LONG PAST.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
So with a "HOORAH", I see that others believe as I do that it is not "Racism in America" but just down right "BAD MANNERS".
Joe Wilson shout out "You lie." at our President , along with Serena William's profanity and threat to a Judge and now Rapper Kanye West grabs the microphone from country singer Taylor Swift. Yep, all of these were "BAD MANNERS" TO THE HIGHEST DEGREE.
I nodded my head in agreement as I felt vindicated when I read, "Is civility dead in America? by Marco R. Della Cava (U.S. Today) and I shook my head in disagreement when I read Rick Horowitz's "Wilson takes the discussion down a notch." He makes the statements "It's never easy to return to school rules-jacket and tie and a civil tongue-after weeks of summer vacation. Even congressmen need time to readjust." HA, THAT IS BUNK. Then his true objective is revealed licensed gun owners. Hey, he is talking about me and lots of others who I know have better manners than those mentioned above . He ends up saying "It'll be much easier the next time."WHAT? I guess he does not believe in learning from our mistakes.
I hope Congress does not accept this behavior and that it will be less likely to happen again.
Oh, did anyone see Jay Leno last evening when he asked Kanye how his Mother would react. At least he hung his head and wiped his tears.
Now if we are all honest, we too have suffered from some bad manners but hopefully not so public. May we and the country learn from them.(HOW NOT TO ACT.)
If nothing else, just like my Mother and Pa taught me, I hope Puppy remembers what I always told him "Don't leave your manners at home."
The kitty justice is to "MIND YOUR MANNERS." HOOAHH
Monday, September 14, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Mz Purple closed her eyes either from the camera or the laughter from all the stories.
Peaches had gotten Hazel a cute top to wear. Note, she was the only one having coffee.