Thursday, April 24, 2008
Movies!!! If you all don't mind, I really need your help! I can't tell you why just yet, but you will know eventually. I need all of your favorite movies, not just any movie, it has to fall under the category of family and conservatism. This would help me so much! They can be old, new, not famous, famous, war movies, westerns, historical. Its okay if they are violent, just as long as they have a wholesome moral point, (Im not talking about evil films, just wholesome ones) And I will let you all know why I need them =) ............. If you don't mind being a little patient? =)
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Im sorry everyone! I have been really busy and also my computer has been out of order this last week. I have it back now and hopefully will get a real post done! Hope everyone is healthy and doing well! I have been checking on all of your blogs so I feel like I have been in touch with you, I'm just a little behind on mine! =) Have a wonderful week everyone!!!!!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Our dinner was so fun last night. Ruthie and I fixed all of the sides while Benjamin made the steaks. Our first was a lovely white bean mash, (white beans from the can) rinse and then stir them over the stove with lots of olive oil and garlic then mash them like you are mashing potatoes. Side two was parsley tomatoes and bacon hash. Cut up the bacon in little peices, cook that up first then put the bacon on a seperate plate while you cook up the tomatoes once they are finished throw the bacon back into the pan with the tomatoes and cook it about a minute longer then put it on a plate and garnish with chopped parsley. However much parsley you desire. I think we put a little too much on, but it still tasted good =) . Benjamin cooked the steaks out on the grill, he also added a really nice onion cream sauce. We were so full, we couldn't even attempt to make the dessert! I'll post it another time when we make it. Because it is a good one =)
Sunday, April 13, 2008
The Diamond Backs gave our church like 600 tickets for the opening game! So we all got to go =) I enjoy getting out with the family and doing something that I don't know much about! It was a lot of fun =) Above is John, Ruthie and a friend, Bobby is in the back and Marie wasn't able to come. I couldn't get ONE straight face out of Benjamin. I took like 25. Not one serious one! =)
Saturday, April 5, 2008
when I finish painting it! I'll try to paint
it today =)
I actually did not go "garage sailing" but on the way back from an erand this morning, I saw a huge garage sail. I only had $3.00 in my purse. But I thought it might be worth a go :). I found a nice white lamp for $1.00 and a pretty wood stand/cubbard for $2.00! Ha! Just enough in my purse! I am going to paint this pretty wood stand/cubbard white! I'll be back later to show you the after! =)
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Probably the most famous and most important songwriter of the twentieth century, Irving Berlin was active in the music industry for almost sixty years. He wrote over a thousand songs, including some of the most famous and successful numbers of all-time, such as ''White Christmas'' and ''God Bless America.''
Born in a poor Russian Jewish ghetto, Berlin's parents immigrated to America when he was five, settling in New York's Lower East Side. As a young boy he sang on the streets for pennies to help support his family after his father died. Though he couldn't read music he taught himself enough piano to began writing songs. He sold his first number, ''Marie of Sunny Italy,'' in 1907. In 1911 he had his first big hit with ''Alexander's Ragtime Band.'' Two years later he married his first wife, who died soon after from typhoid she had contracted on their honeymoon. He married again in 1926, and the couple remained together until her death in 1988.
In 1919 Berlin formed his own music publishing company, still in existance today. He also co-founded ASCAP. Over the years Berlin wrote dozens of plays and films. His song ''Blue Skies'' was featured in the first talkie, The Jazz Singer. He retired from Hollywood in 1957 and from Broadway in 1962.
Berlin dedicated his life to his work, not having any hobbies or past-times. Never learning to read or play music he used a special piano to help him compose. Berlin was also well-known for his patriotism and charity. He supported the war effort during both World Wars and established several foundations in his lifetime. He signed over all royalties from his song ''God Bless America'' to the Boy Scouts.