Today is a special event -- Hubby and I have been married for 42 years today. I'm a very lucky blessed girl. Our meeting was meant to be, I truly believe that. You can read the story of how we met here, my version and hubby's version.
Here's his anniversary card to me, I feel the same way.
Not many people these days can brag about meeting their soul mate, marrying him and staying HAPPILY married for 42 years.
Mid America Motorworks is once again hosting Corvette Funfest, this year with a military theme. Vets with Vettes will celebrate America’s Armed Forces and America’s Sports Car – two of the things that make this nation great. (via email)
Vets with Vettes Theme Sets the Tone for Corvette Funfest 2014
Mid America Motorworks’ annual event pays tribute to America’s Armed Forces
Effingham, Ill. (June 20, 2014) – Mid America Motorworks is inviting Corvette enthusiasts, Veterans, and military aficionados to Corvette Funfest: Vets with Vettes, Sept. 18-21, 2014. Dubbed the World’s Largest Corvette Party, Corvette Funfest welcomes thousands of Corvettes and their owners to Effingham, Ill. for four days celebrating America’s Sports Car.
“Every year at Corvette Funfest, we see more and more Corvettes with patriotic paint jobs and designs,” said Mike Yager, Chief Cheerleader at Mid America Motorworks. “With some of my own brothers who served, members of the Mid America Motorworks family with military backgrounds and all of the service men and women in our extended Corvette family, it is a privilege to show them how much their commitment and sacrifice means.”
Mid America Motorworks is planning a one-of-a-kind celebration for Vets with Vettes. Veterans and Corvette owners with patriotically customized Corvettes will receive special parking in a place of honor on the Corvette Funfest grounds. The weekend will also include presentations honoring members of the military, past and present, as well as special attractions.
One such attraction is the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall®, a 3/5 scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Wall spans 300 feet when constructed and is part of the Vietnam and All Veterans Brevard in Brevard County, Flo.
Admission to the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is $2/car. Buses and large groups will be admitted free of charge. The display will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 through Saturday, Sept. 20 and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 21.
Corvette Funfest encompasses all aspects of the Corvette hobby, from a Thursday Night Fun Run and Downtown Party, an Annual Charity Event and headlining Saturday Night Concert to Expert Seminars, Interactive Displays and Celebrity Choice Awards. Registration is currently open for Corvette Funfest 2014. Visit www.corvettefunfest.com to register and join in as Mid America Motorworks celebrates America’s Armed Forces and America’s Sports Car.
Corvette Funfest 2014 Theme
Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall®
About Mid America Motorworks
Mid America Motorworks offers quality aftermarket parts and accessories for Corvette and Air-Cooled VW enthusiasts. In their 40 year history, Mid America Motorworks as become well known for their great products and customer service, as well as annual Funfest events. For more information on Mid America Motorworks or to request a free catalog, call 1-800-500-1500 or shop online at www.mamotorworks.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and keep up with Mike Yager at blog.autotainment.com
We are back from a two week vacation of a lifetime, including Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arkansas. A total of 4,864 miles by car, just my hubby and me. I will share a little of that trip out West with you and a few of the hundreds of photos we took.
We could not miss the World's Largest Roadrunner in Ft. Stockton, Texas.
God created this beautiful world and hubby and I have had the opportunity to visit and enjoy so much of it over our lives. The United States of America ... this great nation founded on God and his principles, ... there is no other nation that compares. I am so greatful to have been born here.
The highlight of the trip, if there can be one because everything was wonderful, was the train ride from Durango to Silverton, the San Juan National Forrest.
There is a great museum with a nice selection of old cars, motorcycles, trains, airplane, and history of the region.
This is just a sample friends. We had a wonderful time, each destination was more magnificent than the last, and the drive to each new place was filled with great things to see.
Enjoy the pictures. We had a great time but are glad to be back home with our sweet puppy Penelope.
P.S. It was nice to be away from politics for two weeks too.
“Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it.” Luke 18:17 New American Bible
“Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:4 NAB
Adults suffer from two interminable maladies. First, most adult humans have lost the ability to imagine and “see” things as we once did as a small child. Second, for those humans who have not lost the ageless beauty of a child’s vision, we have not fully matured into adulthood either. As we grow older and fascinate ourselves with the level of our intellect, we generally reclassify the child-like into being rather childish and, therefore, suffer ourselves to the ravages of time as self-important adults, too burdened and “rational” to consider the implications of childhood innocence. Nevertheless, permit me to remind you of the most beautiful child’s tale of all.
Approximately two thousand and eighteen years ago, give or take a couple years owing to the lack of calendars present, an infant was born into the world that literally rocked the Establishment. An infant who turned both Jewish hierarchy and history upon end and Whose mere presence caused an earthly king to massacre other infants in a vain attempt to prevent the inevitable. This infant shattered all misconceptions about – and challenges against – God, for He was God. The ultimate Creator and Master of all that ever was, is, or will be came to Earth as a highly vulnerable child born to a young virgin. Why, exactly, did literal Omnipresence come to visit humanity in such an exposed state? Because humans desire to be in control despite our best intentions and interests.
Throughout the ages, people have envisioned God as some form of majestic beast or gold-encrusted entity that remained far too powerful for all but the most righteous to even venture near. God was neither forgiving, nor tolerant, nor friendly. Even the ancient history of His “Chosen People” reads more like a manual of war than a doctrine of faith and, perhaps because He knows humanity all too well, He had to come amongst us to set the record straight. God Who was born in a stable, cast out of His home nation, and lost from His earthly parents for three days, suffered more anguish before His teenage years than most modern adults witness within several decades of life. Why? Because humans cannot be human until we are shown how. And before Christ, there were no humans to speak of.
Before Christianity, there remained no concept of Forgiveness, Charity, Healthcare, and Eternal Life. Some measure of these thoughts occurred to a select few individuals, but none of them had the Commanding Presence of One Whose actions remained infallible. Christ not only chose the most human (and impoverished) birth, He consciously chose the most inhuman method of death. Again, why? Because human beings will always humanize our deities without necessarily elevating ourselves to our fullest potential. We earthly “creators”, whether artisans, politicians, or simple malcontents always find a way to “rewrite” stories to satisfy ourselves. We lost our ability to, as that which always gained respectability from Gen. George Patton, ‘bounce’ upwards after hitting bottom. We seek life without responsibility and death without care.
There is not a single “problem” with being a human being that Christ did not vanquish through His Life and Death. Born into a poor family? Christ shared His crib with animals. Parental difficulties? Christ was born to a teenage virgin betrothed to a much older man; God therefore had a stepdad. Raised in a tough neighborhood? Christ had to flee from His home because King Herod sent a literal street gang to kill every child even close to Christ’s age. Have extended family problems? The Man that changed water into wine, walked upon the sea, and raised the dead accomplished very few miracles amongst his family and neighbors. And what of your backstabbing friends? Have they sent you to be crucified for a mere 30 pieces of silver? Have they denied you three times in a single night even after they had declared you God?
This Easter Sunday we celebrate the most unbelievable story ever told that remained true nevertheless. Christ indeed rose from the dead, after experiencing the most inhumane treatment any individual could endure. Why? Because God so loved the world that He wants us to come to know Him in our own unique way. All roads eventually lead to Christ, but only One road leads to Heaven. The road is narrow and difficult, yes, but compared with Christ’s life…What is your excuse for not being human?
HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE EASTER EVERYONE!
R.J. Godlewski (GOD LESS KEY) is currently the manager of Tactical Extractions, LLC., a threat resolution services company, and serves as president of Roadsailor Security Corporation. He is a graduate of American Military University, holding an M.A. in Military Studies, Asymmetrical Warfare concentration and a B.A. in Intelligence Studies, Terrorism Studies concentration, both earned with academic honors. He further holds graduate and undergraduate certificates in Security Management and Explosive Ordnance Disposal, respectively. Mr. Godlewski is a veteran of both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Navy Reserve.
It has been a wonderful Valentine's Day for me. Sweet hubby got us tickets to see Billy Joel in concert. I can't wait. My hubby is such a sweet man, I love him so.
We saw Elton John in concert a few years ago and it was a fantastic performance. I expect that the Billy Joel concert will be equally entertaining.
Billy Joel was recently recognized, along with Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, opera star Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine, at the Kennedy Center Honors in a wonderful display of his musical talents.
Tony Bennett opened the tribute to Joel's long career and his songs written so often about ordinary people.
"Billy Joel is no less than the poet, performer, philosopher of today's American songbook," Bennett said.
Don Henley sang "She's Got a Way" and Garth Brooks sang a medley of "Only the Good Die Young," ''Allentown," and "Goodnight Saigon," joined by a choir of Vietnam veterans. Joel has explained he wrote "Saigon" because he wanted to write a song about the soldiers' experience.
Rufus Wainright sang "New York State of Mind" and led the audience in a finale of Joel's original hit, "Piano Man."
Not to make a Resolution. As Da Tech Guy explains:
The way I always figured, why start the new year by setting yourself up for failure? I mean, if you haven’t reached a particular goal in your life already, how is a new digit going to make it happen? I can’t even remember to write the new year on my checks until April or so. It is highly doubtful that I will have remembered to keep a resolution in the meantime.
So let’s all do our part to bring rugged individualism back to our culture, by ignoring the experts and worrying less. Do what your own conscience–guided by God if you are so inclined–tells you. And have a great 2014.
Enjoy life, food, and all the things that bring you joy. Love those that are important to you. Live a life that will honor God and is Jesus-approved.
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