"Now She....Is A Teacher" 
In September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a History teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock didsomething not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks in her classroom. When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks. 'Ms. Cothren, where are our desks?'  
She replied, 'You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.' They thought, 'Well, maybe it's our grades.' 'No,' she said. 'Maybe it's our behavior.' She told them, 'No, it's not even your behavior.'  
And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period. Still no desks in the classroom. Kids called their parents to tell them what was happening and by early afternoon television news crews had started gathering at the school to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room.  
The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the desk-less classroom. Martha Cothren said, 'Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he or she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you.'  
At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it. Twenty-seven (27) U.S. Veterans,  all in uniform, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the school desks in rows,  
and then they would walk over and stand along side the wall. By the time 
the last  soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, 
perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at 
those desks had been earned. 
Martha said, 'You didn't earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. They went halfway around the world,  giving up their education and interrupting their careers and families so you could have the freedom you have. Now, it's up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn,  to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. Don't ever forget it.'   
By the way, this is a true story. And this teacher was awarded Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year for the State of Arkansas in 2006.  
She is the daughter of a WWII  POW.   
Let all of 'us' not forget either, that the freedoms we have in this 
great country were earned by our U.S. Veterans?  
Let us always remember the men and women  
of our military and the rights they have won  
for us and this wonderful country. 
God Bless America and God Bless our Veterans.
Did you know this about bats?  
The newsletter from,"The Texas Gardener Seeds" said:  
Put up a bat house to encourage the presence of these shy animals.  
Bats consume 3,000 or more mosquitoes and other insects nightly,and bats are less likely to be rabid than dogs are.  
Need another reason?  
Bats are responsible for up to 95 percent of the seed dispersal essential to the regeneration of forests.  
Our planet is populated with plenty of bizarre and astonishing creatures.  
Here are three from the Bat Family. 
Sucker-footed Bat  
Red-Winged Fruit Bat  
Left-Winged Ding Bat  
So 2 out of 3 Bats have a useful purpose!  
If we could just train him to eat mosquitoes.  
Or do anything useful...... 
Not.... going....to....happen.......and that's a sure bet .
Confucius say......Woman who cook carrots and peas in same pot not very sanitary.  
Confucius say: Man who take lady on camping trip have one intent.  
Confucius says. Man who loses key to girlfriends flat gets no new key!  
Confucius say, do not drink and park, accidents cause people. 
Confucius say, man who lay woman on ground, get piece on earth.
May God bestow upon us all  
His love and His blessings.
"Don't Forbid Me" 
Pat Boone 
Ev & Els 
Dear God, 
We ask you to protect our country 
from those who seek to destroy it. 
To protect all of its people from the  
graft and corruption that goes on within our Government and to keep us safe  from the terrorists who have now come across our borders and live amongst us.And please God, let our next President be the "people's choice" and  not that of the RNC, Congress, The Elitists and/or The Establishment.   
Please stay with us and stand by us. 
We ask in Jesus name.  
Off to the Land Of Never Never with Humpy-Dumpy.