Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians, 4. 8

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A girl's room is her castle.

Is there any space more inviting? This is my granddaughter's room...newly redecorated ~ and a surprise reveal at that ~ I loved my room growing up. I still remember the canopy bed, the triple dresser, the dressing table and the gold knocker on the door. I had wide pine wood floors and a white eyelet lace canopy and spread to match. I had milk glass lamps on the dresser and a turquoise princess phone. The walls were yellow for most of my life...the doors were a natural wood and the closet had double doors. I loved my room. Funny, I don't remember having anything on the walls...you know, posters, pictures...hmm..I had two windows...the bed took up one wall...the closet with the double doors and the door to get in took up one wall...the triple dresser took up a good part of another wall. Odd...no memory of the walls except they were yellow. I remember my friend Nancy and I eating Oreos and diet pepsi and laughing...I have seen FB photos of Hannah and her friends doing the same thing.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thankful Train

I'll get on the "Thankful Train"...first stop...Loving Parents...a great brother...a fun neighborhood to grow up in....good schooling...unconditional love of entire family and many friends...a terrific job at Delta...second stop....Robin...all summed up in one beautiful daughter...she is smart, funny, creative, loving, loyal, dependable...much much more...third stop....Jason....God blessed me at a time in my life when I was low...he blessed me with a wonderful husband ~ who prayed for me and loves me still....next stop....a wonderful son-in-law...and current stop...Hannah and Jacob...They are truly the biggest blessing of all.

Thanks, Melissa ~ for reminding me of all that I, too, have to be thankful for. So much more...but another time.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Love and Faith

What a great title for two of my favorite people. One came into my life 30 years ago and has been my best friend ever since. God had a plan. Did I ever share it with you? Jason and I went to High School together. He was in the class ahead of me. In a small high school you know everyone...people didn't move around like they do today. I knew Jason, he had quite a reputation, but we ran in different crowds. In 1971 he and I were in a wedding together. He was best friends with the groom and I was best friends with the bride. We sat together at the rehearsal dinner and I told him I was engaged. Later he told me his thoughts were ...oh well...there's another pretty girl no longer available. In 1979 we were reintroduced through the same couple...I visited them in South Florida and Jason and I went on a "blind" date. He shares that he was praying for a wife...and when he heard I was visiting Valerie..he KNEW that I was the woman he had been praying for. He thought back to the last time he saw me...the rehearsal dinner...and he remembered my "beautiful green eyes". That was in August, 1979. We were married in March, 1980. I have always thought that was SO ROMANTIC. I still do. I make him tell me every year. I think he likes to tell me, too. The second person came into my life in 1995. Hannah "Itabit" O'Donnell. She has been a blessing from the first time I held her in my arms. She continues to bless me. So beautiful, so bright, so full of life.
Ask me if I am rich and I will always say yes. Rich in family...God has truly blessed me beyond measure.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

We just returned from a relaxing week in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg compliments of Robin and Michael ~ my 58th Birthday Week. They reserved a one bedroom condo at a resort in PF and we used that as our home base all week. We really enjoyed our visit to Cades Cove...a definite must on any tour of the area. We visited twice. We also had a delicious dinner in Helen Georgia on our way up to Tennessee. It was reminiscent of my childhood...good home cooked German food....we ordered KING LUDWIGS FEAST FOR TWO and got a taste of everything...so Yummy. I will post photos another time.

The Cove is best seen via Cades Cove Loop Road, which is a one way paved lane that skirts the bottoms of the forested mountains which surrounds the fields of the valley floor. The Loop Road takes Smokies vacationers on a historical tour of early pioneer farms, fields, roads and trails. We left the Smokie's with the feeling that we witnessed something wonderful and wholesome.

We also discovered Roaring Fork Nature Trail, a similar loop road in Gatlinburg. Both areas are filled with History and wildlife. I did see, after much whining and praying...2 bears....many deer and some wild turkeys.

We were fortunate to be able to hear one of the park rangers speak at one of our stops. Very interesting. We also visited the Artists Community in Gatlinburg. We were thrilled to find this ~ away from the commercial downtown touristy area...met some of the local artists who explained that they all moved out of the downtown years ago...this community of approximately 100 artists was well worth the visit. We also enjoyed the Old Mill area of Pigeon Forge. The restaurant was outstanding.

We had perfect weather, good food, quality time together. A most enjoyable, well needed vacation and the perfect BIRTHDAY WEEK.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

We visited the Georgia Guidestones

On one of the highest hilltops in Elbert County, Georgia stands a huge granite monument. Engraved in eight different languages on the four giant stones that support the common capstone are 10 Guides, or commandments. That monument is alternately referred to as The Georgia Guidestones, or the American Stonehenge. Though relatively unknown to most people, it is an important link to the Occult Hierarchy that dominates the world in which we live.

The origin of that strange monument is shrouded in mystery because no one knows the true identity of the man, or men, who commissioned its construction. All that is known for certain is that in June 1979, a well-dressed, articulate stranger visited the office of the Elberton Granite Finishing Company and announced that he wanted to build an edifice to transmit a message to mankind. He identified himself as R. C. Christian, but it soon became apparent that was not his real name. He said that he represented a group of men who wanted to offer direction to humanity, but to date, almost two decades later, no one knows who R. C. Christian really was, or the names of those he represented. Several things are apparent. The messages engraved on the Georgia Guidestones deal with four major fields: (1) Governance and the establishment of a world government, (2) Population and reproduction control, (3) The environment and man's relationship to nature, and (4) Spirituality.

In the public library in Elberton, I found a book written by the man who called himself R.C. Christian. I discovered that the monument he commissioned had been erected in recognition of Thomas Paine and the occult philosophy he espoused. Indeed, the Georgia Guidestones are used for occult ceremonies and mystic celebrations to this very day. Tragically, only one religious leader in the area had the courage to speak out against the American Stonehenge, and he has recently relocated his ministry.


1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely - improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion - faith - tradition - and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite.
10.Be not a cancer on the earth - Leave room for nature - Leave room for nature.

Limiting the population of the earth to 500 million will require the extermination of nine-tenths of the world's people. The American Stonehenge's reference to establishing a world court foreshadows the current move to create an International Criminal Court and a world government. The Guidestones' emphasis on preserving nature anticipates the environmental movement of the 1990s, and the reference to "seeking harmony with the infinite" reflects the current effort to replace Judeo-Christian beliefs with a new spirituality.

The message of the American Stonehenge also foreshadowed the current drive for Sustainable Development. Any time you hear the phrase "Sustainable Development" used, you should substitute the term "socialism" to be able to understand what is intended. Later in this syllabus you will read the full text of the Earth Charter which was compiled under the direction of Mikhail Gorbachev and Maurice Strong. In that document you will find an emphasis on the same basic issues: control of reproduction, world governance, the importance of nature and the environment, and a new spirituality. The similarity between the ideas engraved on the Georgia Guidestones and those espoused in the Earth Charter reflect the common origins of both.

Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon, was recently quoted as referring to the American Stonehenge, saying:

"I want people to know about the stones ... We're headed toward a world where we might blow ourselves up and maybe the globe will not exist ... it's a nice time to reaffirm ourselves, knowing all the beautiful things that are in this country and the Georgia Stones symbolize that. " (1)

What is the true significance of the American Stonehenge, and why is its covert message important? Because it confirms the fact that there was a covert group intent on

(1) Dramatically reducing the population of the world.
(2) Promoting environmentalism.
(3) Establishing a world government.
(4) Promoting a new spirituality.

Certainly the group that commissioned the Georgia Guidestones is one of many similar groups working together toward a New World Order, a new world economic system, and a new world spirituality. Behind those groups, however, are dark spiritual forces. Without understanding the nature of those dark forces it is impossible to understand the unfolding of world events.

The fact that most Americans have never heard of the Georgia Guidestones or their message to humanity reflects the degree of control that exists today over what the American people think. We ignore that message at our peril.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Un-Cincinnati Trip

Every year Hannah and Jacob and I travel to Cincinnati for a week to visit relatives...this summer we ran into a few snags...we decided to take an UN CINCINNATI Trip. Unfortunately....Jacob got sick on the day of departure so it was PaPa, DeeDee and Hannah for this adventure. Sit back, enjoy the video...If you run your mouse over the slide you will see our comments.

Friday -
9:00 AM: Pick Up Hannah
9:15 AM: Breakfast Buffet - Shoneys
10:00 AM: Fun Station - PUTT PUTT GOLF
1:00 PM: Bath and Body Works - SUCCESS 3 for 10
2:00 PM: MOVIE
4:35 PM: Photo Op...Hannah and I posed in one of those mall photo machines...very funny.
4:45 PM: Visited QUEST...stopped in Bealls and waited out a THUNDERSTORM
6:00 PM: Cincinnati Chili
6:30-closing - REBA
10:30 PM: Walmart Run for contact solution - Hannah

Saturday -
11:00 AM: Breakfast - Waffle House (Hannah slept in) PaPa, DeeDee and Hannah
11:30 AM: The Antique Car Museum - sidebar ...areas of the museum are motion censored for lighting...including the BATHROOM....not a good idea....just after DeeDee and Hannah were "seated", the lights went off and we were in COMPLETE DARKNESS...again...NOT A GOOD IDEA. 'nuf said!
3:00 PM: The Grey Fox - VERA BRADLEY FIX
4:30 PM: Happy Hour...don't get excited...I DID...but this was at SONIC
5:00 PM: IMAX Theatre for STAR TREK...PaPa joined up with us again
8:00 PM: Dinner at Steak n Shake

More to follow...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Good Looking Grandkids...

I couldn't have picked two better looking grandkids. Wouldn't you all agree? This was taken in Daytona Beach Summer 2009.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Mountain Wedding

A trip to the mountains is always refreshing and this week was no exception. In addition to the cooler temperatures and quality time spent with dear friends, we were able to join in the celebration of marriage of Jason and Kat Spradling. It was a beautiful ceremony, reception and testimony of God's love. I am so thankful we were able to attend.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Another Day in Paradise...or A Day in the Life of a Delta Supervisor!

Where's Waldo?

The names have been changed to protect the innocent...Saturday I received a call from one of my agents..."We lost a cat". He was "tiggery" (as in T-I-double G-E-R) and bouncing around in his kennel when suddenly the side of the kennel blew out and the cat was on the RUNWAY. Two or three of the employees chased him as far as they could. They searched for over an hour and then spotted him dashing back toward the terminal and jumping into a drain. Animal rescue was notified, they placed a trap with a large can of tuna inside and hoped for the best. This morning I asked one of the ramp employees to show me where the trap was set. We walked over and there he was...inside the trap....tuna can empty...search and rescue was over. We notified his owner and made arrangements for his flight home. Delta provided a "proper" kennel and "Waldo" was on his way home. Another day in the life of an airline supervisor.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

When plans fall through...

What do you do? Jason and I had plans to travel to South Florida this weekend for a reunion with some folks from our old church. Didn't work out...so we lounged in the pool, went to play pool on Friday night, ate at Shane's Rib Shack...more about that later...and then today after lounging in the pool again, we went to The Parade of Homes. We saw three homes but only one really impressed. It was a remodel...$1,200,000.00 in Golden Eagle. Then Mexican for dinner, golf on TV and back to our routine tomorrow. Floating in the pool all afternoon Friday was the perfect therapy...I told Jason it was my "mental health" day. Work has been wild with the DL/NW Merger Integration. So much training, so much to do to be ready. I really needed a break. I think staying at the Clearview Court B&B was the best weekend retreat. It was certainly the most stressfree get-a-way. So next time your plans fall through...look for the blessing in whatever you do.