July 6, 2020

Rest in Peace Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels passed away on July 6, 2020.  
The following song is one of my favorites from him.
"The Devil Went Down to Georgia" is a song written and performed by the 
Charlie Daniels Band and released on their 1979 album Million Mile Reflections.

The devil went down to Georgia

He was lookin' for a soul to steal
He was in a bind
'Cause he was way behind
And he was willin' to make a deal
When he came upon this young man

Sawin' on a fiddle and playin' it hot
And the devil jumped
Up on a hickory stump
And said, "boy, let me tell you what
I guess you didn't know it

But I'm a fiddle player too
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you
Now you play a pretty good fiddle, boy

But give the devil his due
I'll bet a fiddle of gold
Against your soul
'Cause I think I'm better than you"
The boy said, "my name's Johnny

And it might be a sin
But I'll take your bet
And you're gonna regret
'Cause I'm the best there's ever been"
Johnny, rosin up your bow and play your fiddle hard

'Cause hell's broke loose in Georgia, and the devil deals the cards
And if you win, you get this shiny fiddle made of gold
But if you lose, the devil gets your soul
The devil opened up his case

And he said, "I'll start this show"
And fire flew from his fingertips
As he rosined up his bow
Then he pulled the bow across the strings

And it made an evil hiss
And a band of demons joined in
And it sounded something like this
When the devil finished

Johnny said, "well, you're pretty good, old son
But sit down in that chair right there
And let me show you how it's done"
He played Fire on the Mountain run boys, run

The devil's in the House of the Rising Sun
Chicken in a bread pan pickin' out dough
Granny, does your dog bite? No child, no
The devil bowed his head

Because he knew that he'd been beat
And he laid that golden fiddle
On the ground at Johnny's feet
Johnny said, "Devil, just come on back

If you ever want to try again
I done told you once you son of a bitch
I'm the best that's ever been"
He played Fire on the Mountain run boys, run

The devil's in the House of the Rising Sun
Chicken in a bread pan pickin' out dough
Granny, does your dog bite? No child, no

July 5, 2020

Sunday Stealing: How's the Weather?

This week's Sunday Stealing was adapted from Friday Five.

1. Have you ever had a vacation ruined by the weather or did you just work around it?

I do not recall ever having a vacation that was ruined by the weather.  If there was any type of weather going on, I am sure I worked around it.

2. What small changes do you feel people could make to give the planet a fighting chance against global warming?

Changes such as reducing water waste and reducing food waste.

3. Are you adversely affect by the weather, such as SAD?

Winter weather has an adverse affect on me.  The dreariness and getting dark so early depresses me.
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4. How is the weather where you are and have you seen drastic changes in it during your life time?

It is currently quite warm in the area I live in.  Based on what the locals say, this warm weather for such long stretches in this area is becoming more and more common....much different than the good old days.

5. Do you think we can stop global warming or is it too late?

I don't think we can stop global warming, but maybe we can help slow it down.

6. What could you do for an hour or so today that you would really enjoy doing?

I could sleep for a hour or more.

7. What could you do for an hour today that might improve your life in the future?

I could take a walk to improve my health.

8. What could you do for an hour today that could strengthen or improve a skill you would like to be able to rely on?

I could work on making graphics to improve my Paint Shop Pro skills.

Bitmoji Image9. What could you do for an hour today that would make your living space more pleasant to live in?

I could clean the house.

10. What could you do for an hour today that would improve your relationships with loved ones?

I could reach out to all my loved ones individually and see how they are doing.

11. Do you like, dislike, or pay no attention to the wind?

It depends on what I am doing.  For the most part I pay no attention to the wind.

12. Do you have allergies or sinus made worse by the wind?

Not that I am aware of.

13. Have you ever been caught in a big wind (not a hurricane or tornado)?

I have been caught in a big wind many times.  

14. When was the last time you flew a kite?

Either in 2009 or 2010....my son and I had fun trying to fly a kite. We were not very successful.

15.Would you like to have the power of flight?

I would love to have the power of flight.

July 4, 2020

July 1, 2020

July is Bereaved Parents Awareness Month

July is Bereaved Parents Awareness Month.
Reach out to the grieving parents in your life and let them know you are there for them
Let them know you realize they are struggling every day just to survive.
Show them...tell them....let them know their child is not forgotten.
I will always love and remember my son, until the day I day.
I think about him every day and dream about him at night.
I missed Colt yesterday.
I miss Colt today, and I will miss Colt tomorrow.
 My life is BCD (before Colt died) and ACD (after Colt died).
This pain will never go away...and I don't want it to.
Why? Because I want Colt to always be remembered.

June 30, 2020

eCard of the Week #366: Harsh Honesty

I am terribly sorry if you don't like my harsh honesty.
But I don't like your sugar coated bullshit either.

June 29, 2020

Summer Storm Clouds Moving In

Storm clouds moving into to town on 29 June 2020.
Photos (c)2020 Shannon G. Wamsley
 Photos (c)2020 Shannon G. Wamsley
 Photos (c)2020 Shannon G. Wamsley
Photos (c)2020 Shannon G. Wamsley

June 28, 2020

Sunday Stealing: Thursday Thunks

This week's Sunday Stealing is from Thursday Thunk.

1. If you could be a Muppet, which would you be?


2. Why is a chicken crossing the road in the first place??

The chicken was tired of all the craziness on her side of the road.

3. What's your favorite muscle?

The muscle that helps me smile the widest.

4. Cheerios or Rice Krispies?


5. Is summer ever going to get here?

Summer is here in Wisconsin.

6. Have you ever had a utility turned off by mistake or some other reason besides weather or nonpayment?

Yes, and it was very frustrating!

7. What was your "last day" of something?

My last day of seeing my son alive (via Facetime) was 09 March 2016.

8. If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month, which one would you choose?

NCIS with Gibbs, Abby and the gang.

9. Did you have any type of class trip, band trip, etc in high school? Where did you go, what did you do?

We took a few trips locally to places like Six Flags Over St. Louis and a few other places.

10. Do your feet smell?

At the moment my feet do not smell.

11. Do you know how to french braid?

I know how to french braid, I am just not very good at it.

12. Two guys are walking down the street. One drops his hat and reaches down to pick it up, the other kicks him in the ass. Do you laugh?

I find that funny, so yes, I would laugh.

13. You wake up one morning and dogs are meowing and cats are barking - what are fish, elephants and crocodiles doing?

The fish are flying, the elephants are dancing and the crocodiles are singing.

14. You are going to your high school reunion. What award are you going to win?

I would win the "bigger than she was in high school" award.

15. You find yourself stranded on a deserted island. Soon you find a laptop with a lifelong battery &; internet connection, then you find a cave with an endless supply of food and a spring of fresh water. A cruise ship comes along to save you - do you get on it?

I would stay on the island because I emailed my family and close friends to come join me. They are all on the cruise ship!

16. How many shortcuts do you have on your desktop?

I only have one shortcut on my desktop and that is to the recycle bin.

17. I offer you a pie... the most delicious pie you have ever seen. You either have to eat the entire thing in one sitting or allow me to slam it into your face, which do you choose?

I would eat the entire thing in one sitting, even though I am sure I would be sick later.

18. Are you a pen stealer?

I have been know to steal a pen or two.  I love pens!

19. A dude from China comes up and offers you German chocolate cake, French fries and a Boston cream pie... what color is your car?

My vehicle is black.

20. Sometimes you just have to tap your foot to your favorite song - which tv series season finale are you watching?

I recently watched The Last Man Standing season finale. 

June 26, 2020