Monthly Archives: May 2009



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Freedom Is Not FreeBy LCDR Kelly Strong, USCG – Copyright 1981 I watched the flag pass by one day,It fluttered in the breeze.A young Service man saluted it,And then he stood at ease. I looked at him in uniformSo young, so tall, so proud,With hair cut square and eyes alertHe’d stand out in any crowd. I thought how many men like himHad fallen through the years.How many died on foreign soilHow many mothers’ tears? How many pilots’ planes shot down?How […]

Thoughts on Memorial Day



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Sick of brown baggin’ it to work? Need new ideas? Look no further. Kraft Foods has a new “Budget Wise” section on their website featuring creative and affordable meal solutions, including lunch recipes. Some of the great ideas: Tuscan Turkey Wrap 2 whole wheat tortillas (8 inch) 2 Tbsp. PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese 12 slices OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Shaved Oven Roasted Turkey Breast 1/2 cup thinly sliced cucumbers 1 carrot, shredded 2 Tbsp. KRAFT Finely Shredded Italian* […]

Save Some Green at lunch time


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What is a Mother? A Mother has so many things to do,From washing, ironing, cleaning to tying a shoe.She scrubs, she mends, she cooks and sews,She bathes the children and washes their clothes.When they forget to wash their faces clean,And their clothes are the muddiest you’ve ever seen,Who repairs the clothes and scrubs them like new?Of course, that is what a Mother will do. Who becomes the doctor or the nurse when they are ill,Applying a bandage or giving them […]

What is a Mother?




So, for those who know me personally, you know I’m big into freezer cooking. I don’t necessarily have the time to cook up 30 days worth of meals in one shot, however. Soo….I do it “halfway.” I’m big on saving money and saving time, so here’s how I do it: Making bean and cheese burritos? I’ll make a few extra to freeze, sure, but I don’t have time to wrap, roll, bake, and freeze 3 dozen of them. So instead, […]

OAMC? You can do it halfway!




Americans Report Economic Concern “Concerned” or “very concerned” about the effect of the recession on their personal finances 77 % Saving enough for retirement 49% Expect to pay off their mortgage before retirement 76% Own property and either have no mortgage debt or are paying down this debt 67% Source: February 2009 Opinion Research Corporation survey commissioned by the Consumer Federation of America (www.americasaves.org/press). *So you can see, there are a lot of people concerned, worried about things, but there […]

How does America Feel about the Economy?