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What is normal in life?

 Sometimes we have to go thru the unnormal
(if that’s a word)
of life that is thrown our way.
to help us realize the blessings
God has sent our way.

Be thankful every day for what God has given you.
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No one has your sweet, loving, solid and beautiful character.
Favorite Scriptures
Favorite Scriptures
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
      2Ti 1:8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
      Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
      But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
      Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
      For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
      Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
      That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
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Ten Year Challenge
Ten Year Challenge
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Consider This
Consider This
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Wonders
Sometimes it causes us to wonder . . .
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Articles of Interest Rotator country-meals

Articles of Interest
Country Meals

here is nothing in the world that tastes as good as white soup beans grown and cooked in the North East part of Arkansas.  Believe me, NO beans CAN TOUCH THEM!

And watermelon . . .  My oh my!!  What watermelon it was!  Grown in the sandy soils in Clay County.  People from all over Arkansas come there to get those great big ol' striped watermelons.  I can just taste them now.

Grandpa always raised a big garden raising potatoes, and okra, and squash, and Black Eyed peas, and green onions, and lettuce, corn, beets, carrots, tomatoes and cabbage.  Man, what a cornucopia.

I remember going out to Grandpa's house, and Grandma would fry up some cornbread cakes (like miniature pancakes, only out of cornbread), cover them with white soup beans, and stewed potatoes, and hominy, and fried potatoes.

Have some green onions, fresh tomatoes, lots of iced tea, and you have a gourmet meal fit for any king!  To beat it all, have a great big ol' soup pan full of roastneers (corn on the cob), and lots of homemade butter.

Sometimes, Mom would make us cabbage fresh out of the garden.  Or, sometimes we would have okra and squash and potatoes.  Sometimes for meat, Mom would make slices in the bologna starting close to the center and coming out to the edges so it wouldn't curl up when she fried it, and we would have that with cornbread.  Man, talk about a meal!

Or, how about this:  Fried wieners and chocolate gravy for breakfast!  With homemade biscuits and lots of fresh milk.  I tell you, people just don't know how to eat anymore!

I remember Mom making sweet kraut.  It was very hard to keep from spoiling, so very few people would even mess with it.  But, it's very good.  We still have sourkraut and wieners with fried cornbread to this day!

Many, many times all we had to eat, especially in the winter, was plain ol' beans and potatoes with home made biscuits.  While this may sound pretty cottonpickin' good, remember, that was 3 times a day!  And nothing in between!  But we got by.  At least we weren't fat like it seems the style is nowadays.

home-made-butter

Mom used to buy butter in a 1 lb. cake from Harry Cosseys' store on Maynard St. there in Rector.  It was about 2" thick and about 5" in diameter.  She would make us some sugar syrup, and we'd pour that over homemade biscuits.  Man, it was laripin . . . (wonderful), but only lasted about 45 minutes, and you were hungry all over again.

I remember old Dr. Futtrell telling Grandpa Shelton that him eating all those fried foods was going to kill him someday, and, it turns out he was right!  It finally got him at the young age of 92!  (I think).  Had he known that, he would have probably eaten more!

Grandpa had his smokehouse right out the back door of the house when they lived out on a farm at Simmons Chapel.  He would kill a couple of hogs a year, and what he didn't salt, he'd smoke cure.  Talking about a meal!  You could walk into the smoke house and cut you off a big piece of rind from the ham or bacon, and chew on it all day.

In comparison to today, people run to the store and treat it like their refrigerator, but, people back in them days put up their own foods; ham, beef, vegetables, and fruit, as well as canned everything you could think for the coming winter.

If you didn't have access to your own stores of food, then, a lot of times you went hungry.

There was very little sickness due to the lack of all the preservatives and junk found in today's foods.

But there's one thing anyone who has ever visited in the country knows: those folks sure know how to eat!

I can still Harry Cossey's store smelled it as I walk down the aisles of memory.  The hollow sounds made as our footsteps tromped on the wooden floor would bring Harry or Velma out of their living quarters to help his customers.  I can still see Harry slicing up a big ol' stick of baloney (that's how we said it), and sometimes I'd get the end.  I'd hungrily scrape the meat out of the rind with my teeth.  There is nothing on earth that tastes as good as that tasted!

George E. Cavaness Jr.

late 1950's
Rector, Arkansas - County of Clay
Written: 1992
Re-written - Posted: 2019


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NWO Display Page
The New World Order is upon us . . .
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"The old World Order changed when this war-storm broke.  The old international order passed away as suddenly, as unexpectedly, and as completely as if it had been wiped out by a gigantic flood, by a great tempest, or by a volcanic eruption.  The old World Order died with the setting of that day's sun and a New World Order is being born while I speak, with birth-pangs so terrible that it seems almost incredible that life could come out of such fearful suffering and such overwhelming sorrow."

~   Nicholas Murray Butler, Union League of Philadelphia,
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Hidden in plain sight . . .

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Did You Know

Did You Know
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The mighty eagle . . .
Eagle
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Poem of the Day
Poem of the Day
The Dash
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Daily Gospel Song
Gospel Song of the Day
I Stand Amazed
Daily Quote
Charles H. Spurgeon
Charles H. Spurgeon

There is no repentance where a man can talk lightly of sin, much less where he can speak tenderly and lovingly of it.

~ Charles H. Spurgeon

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We Are For
As Americans We Are For

Biden recently asked what we are for . . . .

Hardly a fair question for someone who can’t remember what he had for breakfast . . . .

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We are For:

The consent of the Governed.

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The Real Question should be:

Why is Biden and his Radical Leftist Cronies Against what every American should be For?

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Daily Deep Think Daily Deep Think System
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    It is by logic that we prove but by intuition that we discover . . .   
~Poincaire
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Daily Giggle
Lil Giggles
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Daily Quote Unthinkable
Unthinkable Praised
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I am only human, although I regret it
~ Mark Twain
Great Orators of Dumb
Great Orators of Dumb
Great Orators of Dumb
Great Orators of Dumb
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Trump pics n qtes
President Trump Quotes
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Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time.  

She just can't stop, which is so good for the Republican Party.  

Hillary, get on with your life and give it another try in three years!

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Political Quotes
Political Quotes

"For it is a truth, which the experience of ages has attested, that the people are always most in danger when the means of injuring their rights are in the possession of those of whom they entertain the least suspicion."

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- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 25, December 21, 1787


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The Presidents
United States Presidents
Gerald Ford

38th President of the United States

In office:
August 9, 1974 - January 20, 1977

Vice President:
None (Aug - Dec. 1974)
Nelson Rockefeller (1974 - 1977)

Preceded by
Richard Nixon

Succeeded by:
Jimmy Carter

Political party:
Republican

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Leslie Lynch King Jr.
(July 14, 1913 - December 26, 2006

Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King Jr.) was an American politician who served as president of the United States of America the from August 1974 to January 1977.  Before his accession to the presidency, Ford served as vice president from December 1973 to August 1974.

Ford is the only person to have served as both vice president and president without being elected to either office by the Electoral College.

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ford attended the University of Michigan and Yale Law School.  After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he srved in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1942 to 1946 leaving as a lieutenant commander.

Ford began his political career as the U.S. representative from Michigan's 5th congressional district.  He served in this capacity for 25 years, the final nine of them as the House Minority Leader.

In December 1973, two months after the resignation of Spiro Agnew, Ford became the first person appointed to the vice presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment by President Richard Nixon.  After the subsequent resignation of President Nixon in August 1974, Ford immediately assumed the presidency.  His 895 day-long presidency is the shortest in U.S. history for any president who did not die in office.

Ford signed the Helsinki Accords, which marked a move toward détente in the Cold War.  With the collapse of South Vietnam nine months into his presidency, U.S. involvement in Vietnam essentially ended.  Domestically, Ford presided over the worst economy in the four decades since the Great Depression, with growing inflation and a recession during his tenure.

In one of his most controversial acts, he granted a presidential pardon to President Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal.  During his presidency, foreign policy was characterized in procedural terms by the increased role Congress began to play, and by the corresponding curb on the powers of the President.

In the Republican presidential primary campaign of 1976, Ford defeated former California Governor Ronald Reagan for the Republican nomination. He narrowly lost the presidential election to the Democratic challenger, former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter.

Following his years as president, Ford remained active in the Republican Party.  His moderate views on various social issues increasingly put him at odds with conservative members of the party in the 1990s and early 2000s.  After experiencing a series of health problems, he died at home on December 26, 2006

Born:
July 14, 1913
Omaha, Nebraska
U.S.

Died:
December 26, 2006 (aged 93)
Rancho Mirage, California
U.S.

Resting place:
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

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