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  1. This is where I belong

    I sat on the ground one day leaned up against a tree trunk and watched my bobber float on the glassy surface of the water. The fishing was slow, hadn't had a bite all morning. A blue Jay landed on a branch in a tree a few feet away. He starred at me for a moment and then flew off. In the distance a crow was making its loud calls to one another. Other than that there wasn't a sound, almost the sound of silence. I closed my eyes and let the rising morning sun wash away the chill of the morning. I agreed with the silence, contently I was in another world, a world away form all the rush, loud sounds, mean spirited people and just everyday greed and people that want to hurt you some for no reason. It was a world that I could escape into to that's just for me, no one to bother, no one asking for favors and no one telling me what I should or shouldn't do. I opened my eyes and behold an Osprey, silhouetted by a turquoise sky, flew in a few hundred feet above my head. He or she obviously is a better fisherman than I, it clutched a fresh trout in its talons. Dinner was done. I just smiled watching nature at its best. This is the country that hardly anyone can even fathom exist because no one takes time to see and feel the real nature of what God has given us. I wasn't thee for the fishing, that was just in case they were biting, it was time in the outdoors that I craved. Every so often I have to come down to my spot to unwind, to renew, to gain my sanity back and sometimes in the quietness I even fall asleep and its so peaceful. I get up every once and a while to check and see if my line still has bait and cast it back into the lake. There was a Beaver hut close by and I could hear the squeaking of babies when their mommies would return. This is the place where your thoughts can wonder and you can sometimes find answers to your problems that the other everyday world doesn't give you time to find. If people would only find a place like this, cut yourself off from the other world and draw on what God has given us that we have forgotten, we would have less problems in this life. Now I know how people from the old days as they call them had more sense, shared my love, appreciated family and friends and worked hard for what they had. Then the world became rusted and people has forgotten the simple things that kept them sane. It was noon time, didn't catch no fish but I renewed my strength in my self so I headed home. Along the path to the lake I spotted a cluster of May flowers and picked a bouquet for my wife besides we were both fans of their heavenly scent. It was a good little walk to the highway where my car was parked but it was enjoyable. Four deer flashed their white tails and leaped away into the thicket. With the demands of grand kids and my job I didn't have much time. My grand kids replaced the old lake spot for years. Finally years later I got a chance to go back and the pathway was all grown over with briars. I sat in my car just looking at the old pathway to sanity which had been closed up and I wondered if I would have gotten a bite today. I guess it was God's way of saying there are plenty more spots if you want to find them. Ginny and I had enough of the sea of humanity, blowing horns, demanding lifestyles and when the grand kids were grown we packed up and moved to the mountains. Now I have another little spot close to my house to I can continue being close to God's treasures. I can renew my strength. The sound of the rushing stream feeding the lake was a joy to hear. I wished all humanity would stop and find themselves in peace with a place like this. When my grand kids come up to visit I try to teach them the simple treasures of life that doesn't cost a thing and it does a world of good. Hope this is an inspiration to all who need to just unwind, rewind, and is well worth it. Have a wonderful day.
  2. Clove oil

    If you got a tooth ache, an abbess use natural clove oil until you can get somewhere to get it fixed. Clove oil burns but it helps numb the pain, I have used it and it works
  3. Luther's Lumber

    And thank you guys for letting me know you care about what I write.....sometimes before selecting a story each week I have to read a few until one strikes me as what is needed for that I have said before, its like a hand reaching out and bringing that certain story to life. That's the way I know that the message is needed by someone out there.
  4. Luther's Lumber

    Luther had been home from the war nearly four months, now and he works at the Carnation Milk plant in Mt Vernon where his wife Jenny also works. This morning he was in the Miller café next door to the post office waiting for the mail to be put in the boxes. Sitting across from him in the same booth was his old friend, Fred Hill. They were discussing the war which was still going on in the Pacific Theatre. Recruiting posters still lined the walls of the little café wanting young boys to spend a little time with Uncle Sam. Fred had not been in the service, because when the war was started in 1941his parents had been in very bad health; his dad with a bad heart, his mom with Cancer and both at the same time. He was needed at home to care for them and also run the farm. His parents had since died and the farm was left to him an only child and his wife Maggie. When Luther, Fred's best friend since childhood had flown their B-17, and when the bodies of the Hobbs boys and Billie Martin had been shipped home, and when Perry came home with hooks where his hands should have been, Fred couldn't help but feel guilty. He felt he hadn't done his part for the war effort and in his own eyes, he was diminished. But today, it was Luther who seemed depressed, Fred asked him what was bothering him. "You seem down in the dumps today Luther" Fred said, " I can't even begin to figure what would be bothering you, you came through the war without a scratch, you got a beautiful wife and a baby on the way, you got a good job, so what's the problem buddy. Jenny's mother is in bad shape, said Luther. "We are going to have to take her in and with a baby coming we don't have room." Can't you just build a new room on?, asked Fred. "No lumber available", said Luther, I've tried Mt. Vernon Springfield, Joplin and there won't be any more shipments for the duration of the war. Have you tired Will's saw Mill, Yeah he just got Oak and we can't build a whole room out of Oak and its green and it will take to long to dry out and the baby will be here in August. Mail's up let's go get it. The two young men left the café and when on to the post office next door. Buford Patten the postmaster, had just raised the door to the service window, signaling that the mail was in the boxes. Luther and Fred retrieved their mail and left--Luther back to work at Mt. Vernon and Fred back to the farm. That evening Fred finished the milking and sat down on the front porch with Maggie. "Days getting longer. " he said. "Man can almost get a half day more work done after Five O'clock with the sun staying up". "Better put your Pa's car up", said Maggie, "Radio says rain tonight". Fred's father had bought a new 1941 Ford just before his first heart attack, didn't get to use it hardly any, and now its Fred's. He had built a new garage just for it just before Christmas. and tonight he congratulated himself on getting it built before the lumber ran out. He didn't even know it had until Luther told him this morning. Fred drove the car into the new garage and latched the door. He walked around the house to the front porch and all of a sudden there was a feeling nagging in his mind, but he couldn't define it. He shook it off and sat on the porch with Maggie until darkness fell. They could see the heat lightning in the West, the beginning bringing the rain he needed for his crops. The wind started to rise a little as they went into the house to listen to the news of the war on the radio. That was all they had. and then shortly went to bed. The next morning, Fred again drove his pickup into Miller for the mail. The air was fresh and clear now after the good rain last night. The sun was shinning and it felt good shinning done on him. When he reached the café Luther was there ahead of him still looking worried. Still haven't located any lumber, I guess?. Nope, I have asked everybody at work and nobody knows of any. I don't know what we will do. Now that nagging thought inside Fred's mind defined itself. "I found you some lumber buddy so you can quit worrying. Luther's eyes lit up like a Christmas tree. "You did, but where". Fella I know, and he will let you have it all for free, you bein' a veteran and all. He doesn't seem to want you to know who he is, so I'll have to haul it in for you. It's good lumber, fir and pine, cut to different lengths and got the nails already in it, but that's no problem. I tell you what, you go ahead and get your foundation fixed and I will bring you a pickup load everyday and help you build it. We will have it done before the baby gets here. Luther said, "Now that's a real friend for ya". Luther got the foundation dug and poured by hand and told Fred to bring on the first load. Fred said, "I will bring the first load of lumber and be there about the time you get off work. The two men worked until dark every evening and sometimes Maggie would come to and her and Jenny would set and Nit and quilt. Over the next few weeks the room took shape and then the shingles were put on. He gave me the shingles to, yep same fellow, Luther turned his head upwards and thank God for this blessing and told Fred to thank his friend also. It was done, the ladies fixed up the room inside and moved Jenny's mother in. The men went back to finishing up what was left. At supper Luther told Jenny he would like to do something for Fred helping and hauling it over here. Jenny said, "Maggie likes those big wooden lawn chairs like Aunt Birdie has on her lawn, so we can get them a pair of them". The next Saturday Luther went a picked up the chairs and headed out to Fred and Maggie's farm. No one was a home, so Luther decided to drive around the house where Fred's new garage was except the garage was gone. All that was left was the concrete. Luther took the chairs back around front and put them on the porch and drove back home with big tears dropping off his cheeks. He knew what happened to the wood and where it came from. The two men are now in their mid- seventies and are still the best of friends. Neither one ever spoke a word of the incident. True friendship can sometimes go to great lengths to help when someone is in trouble or in dare need. There doesn't have to be any recognitions or thank you's offered. As you see here Fred had the nagging thought to help, and Luther didn't need to know who did it just that someone thought enough to do it for him.
  5. I used to think a lot of Jeff Sessions when he was down here in Alabama, but I have lost all respect for this man since he went to Washington. It seems he is corrupted now because he will not exercise his power to bring investigations into the picture of this mess. Obama, Clintons, Comey, Senators and anyone one else that has transpired, participated in or took part in allowing criminal acts to take place....The United States citizens has lost its trust in our judicial system.
  6. I Hope You Can Dance

    Thank you so very much Pokerplayer, it is an honor to make you smile, that's what I wished I could do for all and I thank you for your response that's what makes it worthwhile each week.
  7. I Hope You Can Dance

    This was written by an 83 year old woman to her friend...... Dear Bertha, I'm reading more and dusting less these days. I'm sitting in the yard and admiring the view without fussing about the weeds in my garden. I'm spending more time with my family and friends and less time working. Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of experiences to savor, not to endure. I'm trying to recognize these moments now and cherish them. I'm not saving anything like I use to, we used to use our good china and crystal only for every special event. I wear my good blazer to the market. My theory is if I look prosperous, I can shell out $28.49 for one small bag of groceries and smile about it. I'm not saving my good perfume for special parties but now wear it for clerks in the hardware store and tellers at the bank. "Someday" and "One of these days" are losing their grip on my vocabulary. If it's worth seeing or hearing or doing, I want to do it now while there is still time. I'm not sure what others would've done had they known they wouldn't be here for the tomorrow that we all take for granted. I think they would have called family and friends . They might have called a few former friends to apologize and mend fences for past squabbles because you know you shouldn't want to leave this life like that. I like to think they would have gone out for maybe a Chinese dinner or for whatever their favorite food was. But I'm just guessing: I will never know It's those little things left undone that would make me angry if I knew my hours were limited. Angry because I hadn't written certain letters that I intended to write one of these days. Angry and sorry that I didn't tell my husband and parents often enough how much I truly loved them. I'm trying very hard not to put off, hold back, or save anything that would add laughter and luster to my life. And every morning when I open my eyes, tell myself that God loved me enough to do that for me. Every day, every minute, every breath truly is a gift from God. If you received this, it is because someone cares for you. If you're too busy to take a few minutes that it takes right now to forward this to someone that might need this, would it be the first time that you didn't do the little thing that might have made a difference in your relationships with friends or family. Then you won't do it next time either and each time gets easier to pass it by. Take a few minutes to send this to a few people you care about, just to let them know that you are thinking of them. "People say true friends must always hold hands, but I say true friends don't need to hold hands because they know the other hand is always there.
  8. We have all been blessed

    Tonight as I was leaving best Buy, I decided this man going through the garbage can outside the store was just a misfit. While I was walking to my car I was still watching him thinking he was going to follow me and ask for money. But he just kept on reaching into the can and pulling out fast food bags hoping for some little morsel of food for his hungry belly. He would inspect what was inside the thrown away bags and eat a bite here and there of whatever was there. He would find a few chips in one and bite of hamburger in another. You could see him wad the bags up after he inspected them so he would know that he already looked. He never disturbed no one asking for anything, never begged for money as people entered or left the store. After he went through the entire trash can he cleaned everything up nice and neat and put it back in the can. He found almost one complete hamburger and he wrapped it up in its dirty wrapper and stuck it in his old coat pocket. My heart literally hurt for him. I am not someone who just walks around handing out money because a person looks poor. I have never actually seen someone go through a garbage can looking for food and knowing that the only way they can eat. I had this feeling falling all over me that I must stop this man and help him some way. I got out of my car walked back up to him and ask him if I could buy him something to eat. He looked up at me with his weather beaten eyes and said, " He would be thankful for anything I could get him. He was a on beaten old bike and I told him if he would follow me I would buy him a meal at the fast food place around the corner. He followed me and I bought him the biggest meal they had on the menu. The only request he gave me for his order was if I could get him a big glass of milk to go with it. I looked at him strange and he said,I love milk and I haven't had any in a while. When I bought him his food, he was so thankful. He told me his name was Kevin and he'd been homeless ever since his brother Paul passed away last October. They sold his house because I couldn't afford it. He said he has been trying to get off the streets, but its not easy. I told him God loved him and I would pray for him. He looked up at me again and he had tears rolling down his cheeks and said, "Nobody has talked to me must less bought me food". Then he told me again how much he appreciated it. When I got back to my car, I drove off with such a heaviness in my heart for Kevin. I drove down the road and felt compelled to go back to help this man. When I came back he had finished his meal and was riding away. I pulled up beside him and ask him where he lived at, he said he lived in a big drainage pipe down the road by the railroad tracks. I ask him if there was anything I could do. He told me not really. Even then he never ask for money. I ask him if I could buy him a few more meals and put some money on a gift card for him, again he said that would be so kind. I drove back to the Burger King bought him several meals some more milk and a gift card so he could buy more. When I got back Kevin was wiping tears from his eyes. He told me that he prayed for me today, I wasn't sure what he meant by it, I assume he was praying and thanking God for what I did for him, so I thanked him. He said, "I don't think you understand what I meant by this, I prayed to God that he would send someone to buy me a hot meal today....and he sent you. I didn't know what to say, I never had been faced with this before helping someone because of a prayer. That was the strong feeling I had. I have prayed over my meals but never had to pray to have one. I always took it for granted that I would always have a meal to sit down to. Tears begin to fill my eyes because now I have seen the true meaning of why we should be thankful for something as simple as something to eat. No doubt God used me to answer this man's prayer and to share the love of our father with him. But also maybe God used this man to show me that even the simple things that we take for granted can be taken away just like Kevin's was. Kevin said, "I have stomach cancer", he pulled up his shirt and pointed to a huge mass that was poking out of his stomach. He said he knew it wouldn't be much longer in this world before he could go see his Mama and Daddy. I asked him if he knew Jesus. He told me that he did and smiled and said that's why I am not worried about leaving this old world behind. I asked him if I could pray for him and he was delighted. We prayed right there on the sidewalk of Burger King while all the other people inside was probably wondering what I was doing for such a tramp. Tears was just pouring from his eyes and mine to. He told me that he has accepted that he was going to die and that Jesus assured him that angels would be there for him. We talked for several hours because I wanted him to know that someone did care about him and he enjoyed every bit of it. He said he was tired of being in pain, no doctor, no pain medicine and he was ready when it was time. Kevin said I know heaven will not let pain come inside. Kevin said I have to go now, and I am so thankful for what you did for me and before I close my eyes tonight I will say another prayer for you, my friend. I thought about this all the way home. This changed my perspective on homeless people. I thanked God for guiding me to Kevin, he was such a blessing. Everyone has a story about their life and now I know Kevin's, all because I answered that strong feeling to help him and he ended up touching my life also. When I left him I knew I had done what God wanted me to do. God put Kevin in my path today.....I feel he did for a purpose for both of us. I have never felt such a feeling to help someone as I did for Kevin. I was reminded how I take so much for granted and how it can be taken away in an second. All the things we have money, cars, electricity, running water, a place to sleep, internet, family, friends all these things are taken for granted that they will never be taken away. They are blessings and we all should be thankful, very thankful. Remember this: sometimes God sends situations our way to remind us that in that moment that person might have prayed for something they needed and look how many people in this nation will pass them by.....what if all the things you take for granted was taken away tomorrow. What if all the things we are used to was all of a sudden gone. What would you do. You would be like Kevin eating out of garbage cans living wherever you can find shelter. Better thank God for being so kind to you and letting you keep what he has given you. I didn't see Kevin but once since then and I found out that he had passed away two weeks after I met him. I hope he is dancing the streets of Gold because he was looking forward to it.
  9. Mountain Goat Newsletters Feb 12 and 14

    Oh well
  10. Mountain Goat Newsletters Feb 12 and 14

    Thanks Mt. Goat for all the work you put into these articles...Again there will always a bunch of loose mouthed people trying to stir the pot because that's what they do. It makes them happy but I feel sorry for them because that's all they got. There is more in your corner than not.
  11. Valentines day

    If you are reading this then the good lord has seen fit to allow you to live another year to experience another Valentines Day......Happy Valentines Day to all my friends and members on DV. We have ridden this journey together for years and I will ride it until it either RV's or my life here is finished, what lies ahead will come to pass and only God knows....either way to god be the glory.......Happy Valentines Day family.....Heavyduty053
  12. Beautiful story

    I got a beautiful story of kindness coming next week that will melt your heart......better drag up some tissues.

    Thank you for appreciating these stories enough to leave a note. I have been doing this for years now and as the same always I hope that I leave a smile of encouragement, hope and peace for those who are going through difficult times or just need a little lift for their day. May the good lord bless your day and show you the way. Amen

    I have had one good day today so far. It started out with a morning walk with my dogs under the starlight before dawn. It was so beautiful. Quiet and looking up I thanked God for the stars, the earth and my life. After the walk it was time for a warm breakfast followed by exercises and then prayer time. The I headed out to the office. The sun was out and glistened off the melting snow. The sight made me smile and since I was alone with nobody else's ears to offend I sang along with the CD playing in my car with a loud voice and a happy heart. My good day was just beginning, however, I helped it along by giving a cheerful greeting to everyone I met. I shared smiles and was happy to have them returned. I offered a helping hand to one friend and a pat on the back to another for job well done. Later at the store I opened the door for a lady who had her arms full of packages. I bought a few boxes of pancake mix to put in the food drive collection ben. I told a tired cashier what a good job she was doing and watched her whole face light up. When I got home I gave my dogs a pat on their heads, made sure the plants had water, cleaned up the kitchen before sitting down to do some computer work. I answered my emails sharing the good word and that God loves them, send some encouraging words to the ones who needed it from around the country. Later in the day I sit down with a good book. Finally I ended my day the same way I started it, walking my dogs and thanking God that he allowed me to complete the day and asking him for a good nights sleep and another day tomorrow to share his kind words of love. Perhaps the key to living a great life for ourselves is being grateful for what God allowed us to have, sharing his kind words . Perhaps the key to being happy is to make sure God knows you are thankful for what he blessed you with. God will give us the tools to build a good day should we want to use them but most leave theirs behind....have a blessed great day and I hope that you will take something from this and make yourself some great days........Heavyduty053
  15. Ireland Dinar members

    Just wondering, is there any members on here from good old Ireland....I would like to talk with you if you will grant me the time to do so.

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