Not To Be Forgotten

Posted in Death, Family, Grief, Heroism, History, Life, Loss, Memorialization, Mourning, NASA, Patriotism, Remembrance, Space, Thought For Today, Tragic death with tags , , , on January 28, 2015 by Morguie
English: Memorial of the Space Shuttle Challenger

English: Memorial of the Space Shuttle Challenger (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Space Shuttle Challenger's smoke plume after t...

Space Shuttle Challenger’s smoke plume after the in-flight breakup that killed all seven crew members. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Memorial plaque of The Space Shuttle ...

English: Memorial plaque of The Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

January 28, 1986 –  Space Shuttle CHALLENGER exploded just seconds after launching at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

It was a shocking, surreal vision to behold across televisions all across America, even around the globe. Once again, we honor the astronauts who perished that day with this post of remembrance.

 

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I remember well what I was just going to leave the house to do that morning…I’d just gotten off of my graveyard shift as a waitress at Denny’s…I had glimpsed the t.v. as I headed out the door to pick up my wedding invitations, which were freshly printed at the “P.I.P” place…I half-consciously heard something on the news in the car…about some sort of explosion…yeah, I thought to myself, that must have been the plumy white smoke I saw on the t.v. a minute ago…by the time I got back home, it was the ONLY thing on any news, whether via radio or via t.v.

We didn’t have 24-hr CNN then.

All day long…they looped that horrid footage of that terrible explosion.

 

I kept thinking to myself: wow, all those school kids and these astronauts’ families were standing by and watching this nightmare unfold, ‘live.’

I remember praying that perhaps, even against all real odds, that MAYBE they would be able to rescue the crew. Who knew that the heat was so intense as to practically incinerate those poor people alive?

I prayed that they were unconscious and unable to know the pain of that inferno.

 

R.I.P.

©C.S. Thompson, 2015.

 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted in Cremation, Death, Education, Family, Ghosts, Grief, History, Hope, Legacy, Losing A Parent, Loss, Memorialization, Mourning, Outcasts, Politics, Prison Inmates, Spirits, Tragic death, Truth, WAR with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2015 by Morguie
English: The main gate at the former Nazi deat...

English: The main gate at the former Nazi death camp of Birkenau. Note that this is inside the camp looking back from the loading ramp to the “Gate of Death”.(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP    —- Liberation Day   70th  Anniversary

Some 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, were killed there between 1940 and 1945, when the Soviets liberated the camp.

It is expected to be the last major anniversary event survivors are able to attend in considerable numbers.

The entrance to Camp I at Auschwitz, with the ...

The entrance to Camp I at Auschwitz, with the sign on the gate reading Arbeit macht frei (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

May we as human beings never allow for this terror to take place again.

Please click on the following links to learn more about the terrible atrocities and mass-murders of men, women, and children. Let us not forget history’s great lessons.

We are all brothers and sisters here on this earth.

 

 

AUSCHWITZ

 

 

A very graphic pictorial and history site that I encourage all visitors to stop to see:

http://isurvived.org/AUSCHWITZ_TheCamp.html

Peace Be With You All,

CJ

©C.S. Thompson, 2015.

 

Crackers and Bits: A Deal Is Struck

Posted in Animals, Comedy, Crackers and Bits, Family, Friendship, Fun and Entertainment, Humor, Life, Pet peeves and annoyances, Pets, Relationships, Video Clips on January 26, 2015 by Morguie

 

 

MORGUIE

MORGUIE

 

Mousie is still off the job…so I decided enough was enough…knowing how lazy the mouse can be, I decided he shouldn’t be making so many demands when he hardly deserves such a reward. I mean, c’mon Morguie, you certainly aren’t able to compete with your cousin here:

 

BAH!

Mousie says “Hey, that looks a bit abusive!”

“What?” I say.

“Does that poor little mousie in the video eventually get SOMETHING for all of the drudgery he must endure? Look at him! He’s cooking, babysitting, expected to save money, and also expected to be an instant entertainer for his owner whenever they need to see him playing basketball..”

I am sure he gets rewarded well.

“Mousie, are you ready to come back and just do your work here on this blog of ours yet?”

Mousie considers the alternative, and he especially isn’t into basketball….

“Okay…” Morguie says with a tone of resignation.

And so it ends the Mousie walk-out…and perhaps, maybe he’ll get an extra biscuit just because…

Things really wouldn’t be the same here without him.

 

mousecringe

©C.S. Thompson, 2015.

 

Crackers and Bits: Mousie Goes On Strike!

Posted in Animals, Crackers and Bits, FOOD, Fun and Entertainment, Labor disputes, Life, Luxury, Pet peeves and annoyances, Pets, Politics, Relationships, Video Clips with tags , , , , on January 22, 2015 by Morguie
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C’mon Uber-Froggy! Let’s blow this joint! The injustice of it all!!!

 

 

Hi there everyone, CJ here….

Mousie is upset. He has had enough of the bad treatment and apparent deprivation he feels he is forced to exist under.

So, Morguie has ‘walked off the job.’  He says he is officially on strike until conditions improve.

 

The problem started when I caught him binge-watching animal videos on the YouTube. Remember, earlier this month, he tried to run away, attempting to get ‘across the pond’ to stay with our loyal follower, David , in Wales?

Yeah, well that was an ‘epic fail’ as they like to say…he and the Uber-froggy ended up in a Mexican immigration cell for sneaking over the border without visas. Suddenly he wanted to come home. Hmmm.

He might have made it to Wales, if only they’d had a map…

Morguie demands similar living conditions, special perks, and the basic comforts he found one of his distant cousins enjoying …in the really short clips below:

 

 

 

Really now???  

Sorry folks, Mousie might be gone for a little while, as near as I can estimate…the ‘Pizza’ is NOT going to happen. Period!

We  thank you so much for coming in to see us,  ME today. I apologize for Morguie’s bad behavior, too.

Now I am going to need every ‘like’ vote I can get if I am to hope to manage this show solo…

SO, pretty, pretty please…won’t you tap that “Like” button on your way out….and leave any thoughts you have about this strike Mousie is on, too?

 

Thanks!!!

©C. S. Thompson, 2015.

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