Good morning America, how are you?
If you’re reading this on Wednesday (as planned) that means the internet hasn’t crashed, we’ve survived the election, the sky didn’t fall and this is still our country! We’re on a roll folks. Let’s keep thinking the good thoughts as we go about preserving America as the greatest country in the world.
I’ve got a huge pot of chili simmering on the stove, but since it’s not yet ready, here’s a couple of what I like to call ‘comfort tunes’
Next week I’ll be digging up ghosts of patents past. Until then, stay strong, stand tall and stand together – We, the People, are the winners!
What song reminds you most of America? How many states have you visited? What is the best thing about living in your state?
You and I are on the same page this morning with new posts offering comfort tunes. Indeed millions of our citizens need comforting at this pivotal moment in our nation's history.
I was raised in the church, attended Sunday school and church every week and bible school every summer. The song that reminds me most of America is one I learned back then.
Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world
Red, brown, yellow
Black and white
They are precious in His sight.
Jesus loves the little children
Of the world.
The America that I know and love is a place that embraces diversity, a land where all kinds of people are made to feel welcome and given the respect they deserve.
I congratulate the passionate citizens of America who banded together and got their candidate elected. I pray that somehow our nation can survive this storm.
Thank you, dear friend Diedre!
I remember the song well, that and 'This little light of mine,'. You just can't beat a song that makes your heart soar :-)
Thanks for chiming in , my friend!
Hi Diedre - loving the New Orleans one ... a happy tune to read along to ... good luck to one and all - cheers HilaryReplyDelete
I've loved that song ever since I heard it as a child. There's something so wholesome about trains; the varied landscapes they traverse and the folks who ride them ;-)
Thanks for ridin' along!
My jam is I'm Proud to Be an American. I don't know if there's any song out there that inspires greater patriotism as it reminds us of the incredible freedoms we enjoy and the price paid for it.ReplyDelete
That is one of my favorites as well! Whenever I hear it my heart wells up with pride. I knew someone on my (our) thought train would bring it up, and I bet a more than a few have posted it.
God Bless the USA!
I like your comfort tunes. Like Crystal, my favorite is "I'm Proud to Be an American" By Lee Greenwood. :) I shout those lyrics.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you like them ;-)
Oh yes, Greenwood's song gets me singing along every time - I use a spatula as my imaginary mike!
Much needed today! It's odd to have so much of social media focused on the election, but the blogosphere has none of it, really! Of course, my post was written weeks ago and scheduled...if a lot of people do that, that's probably why!ReplyDelete
I know what you mean, I wrote this post on Sunday and scheduled it for the day I figured someone, somewhere might enjoy it.
Honestly, I was glad there wasn't a lot of politics on the blogosphere since it saturated everything else for so very, very long.
I am woman, hear me roarReplyDelete
haha, tongue in cheek. I like Lee Greenwood's tune "Proud to be an American" even though I am a cynic at heart about excessive praying in public, flag waving, etc. Due to experience and culture recognize how well the devil can quote the Bible.
I agree that there is a time and place for everything and am ever so glad for the freedom to choose that too ;-)
"How well the devil can quote the Bible", isn't that the truth? ;-)
I love Ray Charles. Thanks for the positive post!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you found it as soothing as I did (do). Sometimes I listen to Louis Armstrong - just because;-)
Hi, Diedre; Sorry,it's been awhile. I was down in California during the election and stayed up half the night watching the results. Shocking, to say the least! Thanks for the soothing tunes. We are all hoping things will turn out well.ReplyDelete
I knew you were in the states and my thoughts were more on the 'why' because I also knew you weren't just sight-seeing. These things are never easy, but I hope the worst has passed.
There were evidently a great many surprised by the election results, including those who voted only in hope. I'm just glad we still have the freedom to even have elections, though I don't want to see another real soon ;-)
I'm glad you came by, Debbie!
Thanks. The flights got screwed up (thanks, Delta!) but otherwise, everything went according to plan. What I found alarming about the election was the high percentage of people who didn't bother to vote at all, along with the subsequent rioting!Delete
It would seem there are a lot hopeless folks here who don't want anyone else to have hope either. To spite them I hope there's a place somewhere for them to bask in self-imposed discontent. Mutterin' magpies - you'd think that peace would just be easier.Delete
Here's to a much more enjoyable trip to the states next time!
An uplifting post. I'm suddenly hungry for chilli! I think I'll make some for dinner :) Have a lovely week.ReplyDelete
Thanks! Chili is one of my favorite comfort foods ;-)
A wonderful week to you as well!
Looking forward to next weeks offerings. I hope these patents will be odd and weird.ReplyDelete
The states I've visited are Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Arkansas, Ohio, Floria, Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee & New York. And of course Wisconsin, where I live.
I've been to Boston Massachusetts twice, both times the airport only. So I don't know if that counts.
The best thing about living in Wisconsin is, of course, the beer. :)
PS - And now I want to make some chili.Delete
Gosh, I've been meaning to get over to your page all week! I'll have some catching up to do I'm sure ;-)
Woot! You top me on the list of states. If you'll count the time I got lost in O'Hare airport for two hours - I'll count Boston for you ;-)
Beer? Ha! I thought you'd say cheese. I'm with you on the beer though.
Nice to see my Chili idea is catching on ;-)
Things are going to get interesting - well, they already are - but I liked the message in this post. I'd love some chili!ReplyDelete
Thanks, and there's plenty of chili as I always make too much! I usually freeze the extra for cold winter days, which I heard we might actually have this year!
Howdy, DIEDRE! Long time no yak.ReplyDelete
I saw a couple of thoughtful comments you posted on Arlee Bird's blog and realized it'd been a long time since I yakked with the gal out Linda Ronstadt Way. (Is it OK to say "gal"? I'm so confused and can't keep up on what is and isn't acceptable anymore. It seems to change weekly.)
You may not even remember me, but until moving to Reno, I spent two decades in Hel-- er... I mean, Phoenix.
Anyway, as a Western kinda guy, here's one of my favorite songs about (Link>) AMERICA
I hope yer well 'n' happy.
'Loyal American Underground'
Whoops! I forgot to answer the other two questions...
>>... What song reminds you most of America?
Got that one.
>>... How many states have you visited?
I've been in all of the states except maybe 5. Haven't been to Hawaii, Washington, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and one or two others which escape me at the moment.
>>... What is the best thing about living in your state?
I haven't been here long enough yet to know.
Yes, I do remember you - the wild mustang with some awesome BOTBs!
The song by Waylon Jennings was a real treat! Hadn't heard it before but it's already on my list of favorites.
I don't mind "Gal' in the least. I raise a few eyebrows calling male friends 'dudes' sometimes (my cousin calls me 'dudette') but that's how I know they're not from around here ;-
Only five states you haven't been to? You do get around, Reno! I'm happy to provide a couple of tips on your area (keep in mind I'm crazy about ghosts and ghost towns and I'm a fun fact fanatic!) #1 It's illegal to sleep on the sidewalk there. Nevada is home to nearly half of America's wild horses and burros, and Virginia City is said to be America's most haunted town! You can bet I'll be jumping on that last little tidbit.
I'll be by your place soon to see what you've got us all humming about ;-)
Howdy again, DIEDRE! ~Delete
I have been called many things in my lifetime. Some of them incredibly complimentary, and some downright despicably atrocious. But "Wild Mustang" is DEFINITELY a new one on me. Ha!-Ha! I'm not even sure if that's supposed to be good or bad. A mixture perhaps?
VIRGINIA CITY is the primary reason I moved here. I first visited the place on a family vacation at about age 13, and I instantly fell in love with it. I've returned countless times and always wanted to live there. That's not very practical, but now I live just 30 minutes away.
Have you ever visited Virginia City, Nevada?
I am 100% convinced that reincarnation sometimes occurs, and I strongly suspect I lived in Virginia City in the 1800s (possibly as a Black preacher).
You're fascinated by ghosts and ghost towns, eh? I'm fully with you on the latter.
I've stayed overnight in Virginia City a number of times. Even at the Gold Hill Hotel and the Silver Queen Hotel which are supposed to be highly haunted. But I've never had a paranormal encounter in V.C.
However, an old girlfriend of mine had an encounter in the Bird Cage Theatre in Tombstone, circa 1990. We were the only two customers in the place at the time, and she was peeping through a hole in a wooden board down the walkway that led to the various "cages" (prostitute rooms) above. Suddenly someone ran their finger down the back of her thigh. She thought it was me, but when she looked back, I was on the opposite side of the stage!
There are a series of videos at YT about the Old Union Brewery in Virginia City. Here's one you might be interested in:
(Link>) OLD UNION BREWERY, VIRGINIA CITY
And following is a link to a blog bit I posted on my defunct 'STUFFS' blog. It's very, very long, but it's filled with TRUE "ghost" stories from a building in Phoenix where I worked for 15 years. This is the REAL DEAL!...
(Link>) BLACK CATS, BAD ODORS, AND THINGS THAT SPEAK SPANISH IN THE NIGHT