Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Hello World

Hello World...
Thank God for another Day!
I know I have missed a few days, but yesterday when I got to work in the morning, my boss sent me a new carrier to train from another office.
So she is my second carrier in the last two weeks, and I must say another very positive young lady who is ready to work.

Under our new contract with the Postal Service we have set up a new position called City Carrier Assistants.
I don't know where all the men are, but so far I've only had two women.

Quote for the Day:

" I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination"
Jimmy Dean

Have a Blessed Day!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Good Morning World

Good Morning World...
Thank God for another Day

Quote for the Day:

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
Lance Amstrong

Have a Blessed Day!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hello World

Hello World...
Thank God for another Day.

My thought for Today:

It's a beautiful day for walking.
Get out and take a nice brisk walk.
Although I walk for a LIVING, I realize that walking could possibly be saving my LIFE

Quote for the Day:

"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you" Princess Diana

Have a Blessed Day!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Good Morning World

Good Morning World...
Thank God for another day.

Quote for the Day:
"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth "
Muhammad Ali

Have a Blessed Day!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Good Morning World

Good Morning World!
Thank God for another Day!

MY thought for today is...Do something unexpected for someone today!

Quote for the Day:
A Champion is someone who gets up...even when he can't
Jack Dempsey

Have a Blessed Day!

White House (34) Easter Egg Roll 2013



It was the third year in a row that President Obama shook my hand.
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White House35 ...Medal of Honor




As an Air Force Veteran, it gives me great pride to be Blessed to capture the awarding of a Medal of Honor.
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 President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor April 11,2013 to an Army chaplain from Kansas who risked his life dodging gunfire to provide medical and spiritual aid to wounded soldiers before dying in captivity more than 60 years ago during the Korean War. “I can’t imagine a better example for all of us, whether in uniform or not in uniform, a better example to follow,” Obama said after presenting the nation’s highest military award for valor to a nephew of Capt. Emil Kapaun during a ceremony in the White House East Room.
The Roman Catholic priest was recognized for helping to carry an injured American for miles as Chinese captors led them on a death march, and for risking his life to drag the wounded to safety while dodging explosions and gunfire.
In November 1950, after Chinese soldiers overran U.S. troops near Unsan, Kapaun defied orders to evacuate, knowing it meant he would most certainly be captured. He pleaded with an injured Chinese officer to call out to his fellow Chinese to stop shooting, an act that spared the lives of wounded Americans.
As Kapaun was being led away, he came across another wounded American in a ditch and an enemy soldier standing over Sgt. Herbert Miller, ready to shoot. Kapaun pushed the enemy aside and helped Miller as they were taken captive. They arrived days later, by foot, at the village in Pyoktong, where a POW camp eventually was established.
“This is the valor we honor today — an American soldier who didn’t fire a gun, but who wielded the mightiest weapon of all, a love for his brothers so pure that he was willing to die so that they might live,” Obama said.
At the camp, Kapaun cleaned others’ wounds, convinced them to share scarce food, offered them his own clothes and provided spiritual aid and comfort. On Easter in 1951, he defied his communist captors by conducting Mass with a makeshift crucifix.
He died on May 23, 1951, at age 35, after six months in captivity.
The president said Kapaun showed that a touch of the divine exists even in hellish situations.
“Father Kapaun’s life, I think, is a testimony to the human spirit, the power of faith, and reminds us of the good that we can do each and every day regardless of the most difficult of circumstances,” Obama said.
The chaplain’s nephew, Ray Kapaun, his face flush with emotion, accepted the medal from Obama on his uncle’s behalf. Emil Kapaun’s parents and his only sibling, a brother, are deceased.
“I don’t think the enormity of what occurred today will actually hit me until my wife and I are heading home from this experience,” Ray Kapaun, 56, said afterward. “A country boy from a small town in Kansas just received the nation’s highest award for valor. That boy was my uncle.”
He gave credit to fellow POWs who spent years lobbying for the Medal of Honor for the uncle he came to know only through stories others told.
Credit...Washington Post

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Good Morning World

My prayers go out to everyone in Boston.
Some of the best years in my life as a Shriner were spent in Boston
In the mid 90's we went to Syria Temple Ball every year
I remember the year that Otis Johnson and I got stuck in South Boston when everyone else left us when we made a  wrong turn.
We drove until we found a gas station, and when we pulled into the gas station to ask for directions no one would help us
A black cab driver pulled up and asked us  "do we know where we are"
We responded NO
He said you are in South Boston and you need to get out of here as fast as possible.

He led us out,  and we ended up at a pier near some water.
Another black cab driver found us,  and led us to the right road.

We had no idea that the racial tension was so huge there.
Although that was a bad experience, we had MANY more great times in Boston than bad.

Quote for the Day:

" If the mountain was smooth you couldn't climb it"
Unknown

Have a Blessed Day!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Good Morning World

Good morning world,

Thank God for another day.
Once again Here I am trying to start this blog thing again.
I am going to try to update this blog daily, and several times if necessary.
I will be updating with photos and daily events going on in my life.
For the first post of the day I will always leave a daily quote.

Quote of the day:
Politicians are the same all over.
They promise to build a bridge even when there is no river.
Nikita Khrushchev

Have a Blessed Day!

Jordan Classic 2013



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