Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Born: September 20, 1878 Upton Sinclair Jr….Winterthur…Shake It Off


MQTlogoa1500x500 Upton Beall Sinclair Jr. was an American writer who wrote nearly 100 books and other works in several genres. Sinclair's work was well known and popular in the first half of the 20th century, and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1943.


“But I have a conscience and a religious faith, and I know that our liberties were not won without suffering, and may be lost again through our cowardice. I intend to do my duty to my country.”

“Human beings suffer agonies, and their sad fates become legends; poets write verses about them and playwrights compose dramas, and the remembrance of past grief becomes a source of present pleasure - such is the strange alchemy of the spirit.”

“One of the necessary accompaniments of capitalism in a democracy is political corruption.”


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“Almost 60 years ago, collector and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969) opened his childhood home, Winterthur, to the public. Today, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, with an unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects made or used in America between about 1640 and 1860. The collection is displayed in the magnificent 175-room house, much as it was when the du Pont family lived here, as well as in permanent and changing exhibition galleries.” READ MORE






DSC_0188DSC_0191 “Winterthur is set amidst a 1,000-acre preserve of rolling meadows and woodlands. Designed by du Pont, its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among America’s best, with magnificent specimen plantings and massed displays of color.”







Shake off Your Problems

A man’s favorite donkey falls into a deep precipice. He can’t pull it out no matter how hard he tries. He therefore decides to bury it alive.

Soil is poured onto the donkey from above. The donkey feels the loa d, shakes it off, and steps on it. More soil is poured.

It shakes it off and steps up. The more the load was poured, the higher it rose. By noon, the donkey was grazing in green pastures.

After much shaking off (of problems) And stepping up (learning from them), One will graze in GREEN PASTURES.


blondesky Have a great day…..

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Born Sept. 19 1802 & The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

History..A Museum..A Joke..What more could you want?????

MQTlogoa1500x500 9/19/2018:: ajos Kossuth de Udvard et Kossuthfalva (Hungarian: Slovak: Ľudovít Košút, archaically English: Louis Kossuth) 19 September 1802

Kossuth_1838   Hungarian nobleman, lawyer, journalist, politician, statesman and Governor-President of the Kingdom of Hungary during the revolution of 1848–49.

“I know that there is one God in heaven, the Father of all humanity, and heaven is therefore one. I know that there is one sun in the sky, which gives light to all the world. As there is unity in God, and unity in the light, so is there unity in the principles of freedom. Wherever it is broken, wherever a shadow is cast upon the sunny rays of the sun of liberty, there is always danger of free principles everywhere in the world.”

“The unspoken word never does harm.”

“The cause of freedom is identified with the destinies of humanity, and in whatever part of the world it gains ground by and by, it will be a common gain to all those who desire it.”

“Judgment of the people is often wiser than the wisest men.”




The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is a railroad museum in Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The museum is located on the east side of Strasburg along Pennsylvania Route 741.









There was once a country boy who hated using the outhouse because it was hot in the summer and freezing in the it stank all the time. The outhouse was situated on the bank of a creek and the boy determined that one day he would push that outhouse into the creek. So one day after a spring rain the creek was swollen so the little boy decided today was the day to push the outhouse into the creek. He got a large stick and started pushing. Finally, the outhouse toppled into the creek and floated away.  That night his dad told him they were going to the woodshed after supper. Knowing this meant a spanking, the little boy asked why. The dad replied, "Someone pushed the outhouse into the creek today. It was you, wasn't it, son?" The boy answered yes. Then he thought a moment and said, "Dad, I read in school today that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and didn't get into trouble because he told the truth." The dad replied, "Well, son, George Washington's father wasn't in that cherry tree."


100_0507 Joe Todd and Linda say, “Have a Great Day…

Cowards In The Neighborhood

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SO YOU COWARDS think you're tough because you jumped me?? WAITED for me to be ALONE...and in front of my HOUSE??? shit, I STILL handled all of you, left 3 of you laid out on the ground!! You're LUCKY I don't have any marks on my face!! I have some on my arms but so what!!!! Not like what you PUNKS got!!! I'll bet Y'all didn't expect me to come out swinging LIKE I DID what with it being your 6 against my one!! I might be 60 but I'm not too old for this kinda shit so bring it on! I cannot tell a lie. I WAS getting tired. But I kept on swinging to make sure you PUNKS got yours...! PUNKS!!!!! All I have to say is I smacked ever' last one of 'em down!! HA! 'Cuz I hate mosquitoes, too!!! HA!
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“I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said 'I want to be let alone!' There is all the difference.”
“Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.”
“Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it. ”
― Greta Garbo (born today in 1905) 9/18/2018
Greta_Garbo_-_1936 Have a great day…………
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Longwood Gardens.. Hello Pennsylvania…….

MQTlogoa1500x500  Longwood Gardens is an American botanical garden. It consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States in the Brandywine Creek Valley.
For today the: “Flower Garden Walk”
“Find out what makes you kinder, what opens you up and brings out the most loving, generous, and unafraid version of you—and go after those things as if nothing else matters. Because, actually, nothing else does.”
“Figure out what you love to do, then figure out how to get paid to do it.” "Technically, we're all half centaur." “No matter how you decide to spend a little more time on your gestures of giving, the point is just quite simply that you do.”
“Always maintain the attitude of a student. When a person thinks they have finished learning, that is when bitterness and disappointment can set in, as that person will wake up everyday wondering when someone is going to throw a parade in their honour for being so smart.”
“The older I get, the more my parents just seem like absolute heroes to me.”
― Nick Offerman Happy Birthday 6/28/2018 (48)
Setting up for a concert by:: Rhiannon concert I’ve ever been to.

DSC_0450 Thanks for stopping by ‘My Quality Time” Linda and I had a great trip to Pennsylvania. See more of Longwood Gardens in upcoming posts… Have a “Quality Time” day…

"The best way to garden is to put on a wide-brimmed straw hat and some old clothes.  And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell somebody else where to dig."
-  Texas Bix Bender, Don't Throw in the Trowel