My bucket list…….

Back in 2011 I wrote about my bucket list. In case you don’t know – a Bucket List is a list of things that you want to do before you…..”kick the bucket“. There was a movie called Bucket List that was pretty good – worth watching. It has been a few years and to be … Read more

18 things every child should be taught

There are things that every kid should learn as they grow up. Some of these things are simple matters of convenience. Others may just save a few dollars. More importantly – some may just save the kids life. As a parent – or maybe a grandparent – it is your responsibility to make sure that kids … Read more

Quote from “American Sniper”

As heard in the movie “American Sniper”. Chris Kyle’s father is talking to Chris and his younger brother when they were children……. “There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs.” “Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn’t exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they … Read more

When “The Fan” has a date…..

by GrammaMary   December 5, 2014, at age 63, I received a layoff notice from my long term employer.  It was not a surprise.  At several points  over the last 8 years outsourcing of our entire department was considered (at a great cost savings to our employer) but graciously and miraculously  27 of us were … Read more

Men…..read this.

The following post IS directly related to preparedness – preparedness for your soul, your life, and your happiness. I originally posted it back in September of 2013 however I felt the need to put it out there again. Being aware of the changes that have happened in my life have also made me be able … Read more

Poem from the movie “Act of Valor”

I just got finished watching the movie Act of Valor again – great movie. Acting was not award winning but lots of action and should give viewers a greater appreciation for those that serve. Anyways – in the movie there is a poem recited that I was pretty impressed with. One of those “life lessons” … Read more

The Panhandle Rancher speaks……Prepping and praying and pass the bullets please

Essentials of Prepping:     Prepping and praying and pass the bullets please POLITICS, AND HOPE   Politics, a word made dirty by too many of our elected officials, by desperate office holders seeking to do anything, make any promise, make any compromise, in order ‘keep their jobs’ and get re-elected.   Like our ‘progressive’ income … Read more

S3 – THE LOST PATROL

What follows is an excerpt from “Sole Surviving Sons, a Marine Tanker in Vietnam“. The book is unpublished as of yet and is a Marine odyssey in Vietnam. Please comment if you would like to hear more….. Additional excerpts….. LAVIGNE-DAY OF THE AUTO-90 DEAD TANK GETS REVENGE BUGS AND OTHER LIFE FORMS Although these short stories stand on their … Read more

BUGS AND OTHER LIFE FORMS

What follows is an excerpt from “Sole Surviving Sons, a Marine Tanker in Vietnam“. The book is unpublished as of yet and is a Marine odyssey in Vietnam. Please comment if you would like to hear more….. Additional excerpts….. LAVIGNE-DAY OF THE AUTO-90 DEAD TANK GETS REVENGE Although these short stories stand on their own, they suffer greatly from … Read more

Walking through the woods…….

This past weekend took the family to a local park – a rather large park. It is actually more of a nature preserve really. Anyways – walked and walked and walked – great time. Loving spending time outdoors and valued the time with the family there. Took a few pictures – figured I would share. Getting out … Read more

Negativity Will Drag You Down When SHTF

depressed woman

This world is unbelievably negative. Most people around me – home, work, friends – seem to relish in the demise of others and spew out a constant stream of negative comments. I think “gossip” taking over English as the most common language here in the States. What I often hear is “Guess what so and so did today.” and … Read more