Just in case there is a hero out there
Horses needing a ride out of the fires in Northern California...
Anyone near Bangor CA - Here is a distress call...
Please share to horse people close to Grass Valley. There is a bad fire very close to (ERC) Equine Rescue Center. They have no PGE and can't get much out. She asked someone to post and get the word out that she needs help. Please share as far and wide as you can! Text Monica at 831-840-1412. They are at 1944 Robinson Mill…
Added by Loretta Riddell on October 15, 2017 at 12:29pm — No Comments
Success puts you up on a Mountain
You are what you wanted to be
But are you humble and thankful
For all those valleys you walked
That taught you how to survive
Built your courage to change
And the strength to follow through
The greatest times in my life were in those…Continue
Added by Loretta Riddell on October 15, 2017 at 6:59am — No Comments
REALLY HAPPENING IN Puerto Rico.
First hand report from on the ground in Puerto Rico,via a friend via a friend. They encourage your sharing widely, though you must cut & paste copy perhaps, as it was sent as text from cellphone:
"Its 0400 as I write this, can’t sleep again. I keep thinking about what needs to be done. Sure, we have a plan, ration the water, the gasoline, the food. We’ve been very fortunate. We didn’t get flooded, thanks to 4,100 pounds of sand bags. Yes, I’m…
Added by Loretta Riddell on October 12, 2017 at 6:14am — No Comments
Queen of the Valley hospital in Napa is trying to reach all on call physicians and nurses. Just saw a notice on the news due to the cell service being down. Landline for the Queen is 252-4411 ext:2911. Can everyone share on their page by copying and pasting? here and on Facebook
Added by Loretta Riddell on October 10, 2017 at 4:42pm — No Comments
Like the covered bridges that are all but gone,
so are some words missing in our lives.
In today's fast world, "TIME", is slipping away from us, literally.
So have some words that were common-place, in daily life.
Words that were used to show an individual's character,…
Many times when I feel the world is in total chaos I find wisdom and a peaceful feeling knowing that Brothers and Sisters are feeling the same way..
Wisdom from Brother Tsoi
Yes we live in interesting times...seems to be so much anger in the world of humanity and I sometimes wonder…
Added by Loretta Riddell on October 5, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments
So many tell me they are strong and independant
Yet they cannot close the door on the past
So they can live for today
They refuse to forgive hurts
Dragging those hurts into each new day
From the truth
1 hr · time posted 6:04 PM
Friday. September 29, 2017. Delta #1814. Atlanta to Pensacola. Packed plane. And on the plane with us was an American who made the ultimate sacrifice. And was going home. A coffin draped with the American Flag was in the underbelly of the plane. It was being escorted home by a member of the military, full dress, carrying a folded American flag & other special items for the family. A passenger in first class gave up his seat for this…Continue
Added by Loretta Riddell on October 1, 2017 at 7:08pm — No Comments
Of battling the war in my head
Of walking with my dead
Of reliving them all over once again
Of trying to run away from them in the bottom
Of every bottle I could find
Of popping every pill I could ever get my hands on
Of trying to run away from those places
Of where I once had been
Only to find
When that run was over
I was right back where I started from again
Nothing in this world could
Take away from me what…
Added by Loretta Riddell on September 28, 2017 at 9:10am — No Comments
At one time a Soldier, Friend and Brother was going to set these words to music, but a war and the ensuing medical issues took it's toll so this is the results of doing it without his gift of music
Wasn't to long ago I shared about the rock painting Group I belong to in my little town..
I have seen many rocks with beautiful flowers, animals, flags, anything you could imagine.
But this morning as I checked on our group I saw a rock that grabbed my heart and embedded
itself on my soul...
Definitely painted by a man who knows the Price Paid for Our Freedoms
And the Freedoms of Others…Continue
Thought I would share what I posted on my local pages..
Did you Kiss your Mom this morning ?
Did you tell your Dad how much you appreciate him ?
I really wonder whose talking to who and reminding Family how important they are...
In my car I have a tarp, a blanket and a first aid kit... But I am not prepared to deal with telling a Police Officer someones Loved One passed me on a curve and hit someone else or lost control of their car...causing pain and suffering for…Continue
Heaven was a Little Brighter Last Night
As Family and Friends welcomed their Loved One home.
One shooting Star towards the heavens and Stars Dancing in the sky
Another Star in the sky watching over all that he Loves and Left Behind
But have no fear for he knows one day
Added by Loretta Riddell on August 14, 2017 at 11:53am — No Comments
Minutes, Hours, Days
Minutes seems like hours
Hours seems like days
Days seems like fleeting moments in time.
So many precious moments pass thru a persons mind
The memories of good times
Yet I still wonder as He lays there
Is he remembering his time as a Soldier or
The precious times he spent with Family
I really pray it's not the struggles endured
All medical advisors say it could be ,
minutes, hours or a couple days
So many in this world are known to be the rock in peoples lives.
Always there when times seem to be unbearable and hard to deal with alone.
Some rocks will be lucky and find another rock willing to help carry some of the load.
Other times they have to shoulder the load alone.
If you are a rock you will eventually crash and burn.
If you were lucky enough to have a rock to give you some support you count your blessings.
Because when everything is…
Have You Forgotten
Have you forgotten about me
And all those with me and those after us
Few knew us except for those we called Brothers
Some of us came to be in the name of Freedom
Those who followed us fought to keep that Freedom
Have you forgotten that we were the ones who never returned
Never got that last chance to say we love our Country,
We all fought under our Free and Flying Flag that we love
We fought so our…
Added by Loretta Riddell on May 10, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
The power of a rock and simple words and painted pictures.. Recently joined Astoria Rocks.. when I joined there were about 40 of us and it has grown to over a 1,000...
So many people painting rocks with ladybugs ships and everything one could imagine... but I painted a few that just held words that hold meanings for me such as Hope, Faith, Courage, and Smile.. today one special little Guy with a beautiful Smile found the Smile Rock...
Through this group I have witnessed Families…
Added by Loretta Riddell on May 5, 2017 at 6:23pm — No Comments
There has been a question I have wrestled with for many years.. As I get older I get tired of relocating this creature that many times creates frustration during the growing season...
So now I pose this question to all of you
What is the benefits of leaving slugs to roam free in gardens??
Do they really have a purpose other than they are a living thing..
This morning I found a young one slithering up the metal pole to my hummingbird feeder..
If you know their…Continue
The Anzac on the Wall
I wandered thru a country town, 'cos I had some time to spare,
And went into an antique shop to see what was in there.
Old Bikes and pumps and kero lamps, but hidden by it all,
A photo of a soldier boy – an Anzac on the Wall.
'The Anzac have a name?' I asked. The old man answered 'No'.
The ones who could have told me mate, have passed on long ago.
The old man kept on talking and, according to his tale,
The photo was unwanted…
I knew the poppies were for our fallen soldiers, but I had no idea of the true meaning!
Today I saw a man selling poppies stop a lady and asked if he could reposition her poppy. While doing so he told that lady she should wear the poppy on their right side; the red represents the blood of all those who…Continue