Monday, May 25, 2015

Thank The Confederacy For Memorial Day


“Oddly enough, today's holiday springs from a celebration that the Confederacy began to honor those who fought the United States.”

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“The United States began to pay homage to the (Union) Civil War dead thanks to the efforts of General John Logan, the head of a (Union) Civil War veterans fraternity called the Grand Army of the Republic.” Read The Whole Story



"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived." — General George S. Patton


"The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission." -John F. Kennedy


"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices." – President Harry S. Truman


JOETODD  Thanks Dad.. I miss you

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Friday, May 15, 2015

R.I.P. B.B. King

MQTlogoa Some real Quality Time music…..


BB King has died. The legendary blues guitarist passed away Thursday in Las Vegas, his attorney confirmed. He was 89 years old.

Riley B. King was born to sharecropper parents on a cotton plantation in Mississippi in 1925. Learning the fundamentals of the Blues from his mother’s cousin and Blues legend, Bukka White, King began his career in music as early as twelve years old, when he got his first guitar.

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CARDA Let’s have a Quality Time moment of silence for Mr. B.B. King

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Saturday, May 02, 2015

“The Stairs” in the Hocking Hills of Ohio

MQTlogoa For a Spiritual start to the day “The Stairs” by T.D. Garrison and a couple photos of mine taken in the Hocking Hills of Ohio.


Oh long and dark the stairs I trod,
with stumbling feet to find my God,
Gaining a foothold bit by bit
Then slipping back and losing it.


There came a certain time when I
Loosened my hold and fell thereby,
Down to the lowest step my fall
As if I had not climbed at all.


And as I lay despairing there,
there came a footfall on the stairs
And 'lo' when hope had ceased to be
My God came down the stairs to me.

jtf1 Hope everyone has a great day. Linda and I certainly enjoyed hiking in The Hocking Hills of Ohio.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ready To Roll With Our T@B Trailer

MQTlogoa As some of you know Linda and I have always enjoyed camping/traveling. We decided to trade in our tent and get a small camping trailer. The T@B Q Max is what we decided on. T@B is manufactured right here in Ohio by Little Guy Worldwide: 4122 Erie Ave. S.W., Massillon, Ohio 44646

DSC_0006 A big thanks to Bruce Miller RV Specialist at Haydocy RV on West Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio. When we pulled out of the lot (thanks to Bruce ) all our questions about the T@B had been answered and we were Ready to Roll.

So for our “shake down” trip::

DSC_0053 You can’t beat a trip to Old Man’s Cave Camp Ground in the Hocking Hills of Ohio.



T@B M@x Q Features lots of counter space and a large bed. Let’s take a look inside.




Linda and I spent four days and three nights at the campground and had a wonderful/comfortable time. In the evenings it was a little chilly but with the Alde heating system we were as warm as toast.


DSC_0045 I found the T@B very easy to tow with my Trail Blazer.


We had the opportunity for many campfires and a lot of hiking which will be the topic of some upcoming posts.


DSC_0043 As always, thanks for stopping by and have a great day.. Oh the teddy bears enjoyed the trip also..LOL 


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Happy Birthday John Muir and while your at it Have a Great Earth Day


John Muir (1838-1914) was America's most famous and influential naturalist and conservationist, and founder of the Sierra Club. This website, known as the "John Muir Exhibit" features his life and contributions.

  In his life, Muir published six volumes of writings, all describing explorations of natural settings. Four additional books were published posthumously. Several books were subsequently published that collected essays and articles from various sources.

Ted R & In Have a great day

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Monday, April 20, 2015

More about Steps

MQTlogoa You know not much rhymes with steps. So no real “catchy” title ..sorry

But we do have: Life Steps, Capitol Steps, The Twelve Steps and more…


Life Steps By Catherine Pulsifer, © 2007

“Our entire life is made up of choices,
What we decide,
the action we take,
the attitude we display
All represent the steps of life.

Sometimes we take two steps forward
And one-step back.
Some of us take baby steps
Some of us take giant steps

But the secret is not to let that
one step back turn into a failure.
Learn from backward steps

And keep on stepping forward in this dance
Called Life!”


Capitol Steps: “The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.” Read More

There are all kinds of STEPS


The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous::

1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable.

2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.


I wonder who engineered these steps?

The steps of the engineering design process are to:

  • Define the Problem
  • Do Background Research
  • Specify Requirements
  • Brainstorm Solutions
  • Choose the Best Solution
  • Do Development Work
  • Build a Prototype
  • Test and Redesign


The Ten Steps/Reasons for not washing:

1. I was forced to wash as a child. 2. People who wash are hypocrites - they think they're cleaner than others. 3. There are so many kinds of soap I could never decide which was right. 4. I used to wash, but it got boring. 5. I only wash on Christmas and Easter. 6. None of my friends wash. 7. I'll start washing when I'm older. 8. I really don't have the time. 9. The bathroom isn't warm enough. 10. People who make soap are only after your money.

DSC_0003 If your next step isn’t to leave a comment LOL..

MQTlogoaNote:: All the step photos are from the state parks in the Hocking Hills of Ohio..

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