Archive for August, 2009

Our Great Divide

August 29, 2009


Vincent van Gogh

Dark blue sea, calling me.
Songs of waves, keep me safe.
Sky's so deep, there's no end
The moon still asleep, the bed of stars for me

How can I see through your eyes my destiny?
I fall apart.
You bleed for me.
How can I see through your eyes our worlds collide?
Open your heart, to close our great divide.

Distant prayers, carved in stone.
The silent words they will still be heard.

How can I see through your eyes my destiny?
I fall apart.
You bleed for me.
How can I see through your eyes our worlds collide?
Open your heart, to close our great divide.

How can I see through your eyes my destiny?
I fall apart.
You bleed for me.
So I just float with the tide through the night I pass you by.
Open my heart, to close our great divide.


The RosettaSister Gang of Liberty Lovers — Michigander j.b.

August 27, 2009




Hi my name is j.b. I am a Michigander and a soon-to-be empty nester (again).  I have been reading here at Rose’s for almost a year and post comments when I “feel it”.  I am the youngest of 5 (two bros and two sis’s) and had the nickname “kook” or ”kooky kid” and was proud to be the “class clown” in high school.


My father was a Navy vet and he died of Lung Cancer, at the age of 40, when I was 8 years old.

That would remain a void, never to be filled, no matter how much I drank…….so, I quit 14 years ago. Thankyouverymuch.

I am proud of my sobriety, which is a very nice change from the shame I had for so long.

I married young (the first time) and had 4 children in 6 years, 3 boys and (finally) a girl. During that time, of rearing kids, I became a hairdresser and that really helped support me while I went through a very difficult divorce.

I met my husband (the one I’m going to grow old with) at the ice cream store, next to the salon I worked in and we married 5 months later, almost 11 years ago.

I gained two more daughters; one will present a grandchild in January.

We have two dogs; Blaze, a 9 yr. old Brittany, Daisy, an (approx) 9 yr. old Springer Spaniel mix, which we unintentionally rescued, and Lilian, a hand-me-down cat that I “stole” from the Animal Shelter.

I retired from the “beauty” industry about 9 years ago, when my close friend, Perri, got me interested in jewelry making.  I am now enjoying that very much (and making glass beads as well).

I sell at the local market and anywhere else I can, in or near the city which I live.


I had never really been “political” or interested in any of the goings on in the political arena, until September 11, 2001.  That woke up the patriot in me and it was the next election cycle, grueling as it were,  that I became addicted to talk radio, Fox News and began defending W and defining my conservativeness.

I do not defend W any more, but I will admit that I miss him so much now as my president. I do not have a president.

And never in my imagination, would I have thought that I would think that, let alone say it out loud. (Or on a blog!)

There was a time, not that long ago (yet it seems like eons), I felt safe here, in America.  Regardless of whether or not I was, I felt safe.

I do not feel safe today. I feel there is an enemy with-in. I believe there is one big orchestrated effort to destroy OUR AMERICA and I want to be a part of the effort to STOP it.

I am absolutely sickened by what is happening in OUR COUNTRY since Barry has taken office and the year(s) leading up to that, actually.  The information I have read here and other outlets, some of it truly frightening, has opened my eyes (and mind) to stuff I wish I never knew and yet feel the need to share.

Anyhoo, I appreciate all of you here and am glad to be a part of “something”, which is (to me), so much better than nothing. Right?

I would like to add that;

I believe in God the Almighty, the general goodness in (most) people and karma’s a bitch.



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The RosettaSister Gang of Liberty Lovers — I am just another patriot who loves their country.

August 22, 2009




Amy 1992

I am just another patriot who loves their country.


“Nine of diamonds, nine of diamonds
Lord, that’s a lucky card.”

I am number nine out of ten children.  I had one sister and eight brothers.  6 of my brothers served their country in the armed forces.  Several made it a career.  My father (WWII), his father (WWI), etc. clear back to the Revolutionary War (on both my father and my mother’s side of the family) fought for the freedoms of our nation. All of them patriots.  I remember as a kid going to the Memorial services and watching with pride as they raised the flag.  I remember how I felt (and still feel) every time I see a person in the uniform of our armed services.  It warms my heart and I am proud to be an American.

I spent 20 years in the Trucking industry as a Safety Manager.  I spent that time teaching adults the rules and regulations that the federal government has imposed on their industry.  I was also the compliance officer and at times was obligated to enforce the regulations.  So I am familiar with the legalese that our illustrious congress uses.  It has served me well the past year and a half as I have tried to keep up with the barrage from Washington.

Amy & Hubby 2007

I am 58 yrs old and have 6 grown children (4 of my own and 2 step-daughters from a prior marriage).  I also am the proud ‘gramma’ of 17 grandkids.  It is because of them that I am now more involved than I have ever been and will never give up the watch. I was like a lot of people on this blog and others.  I would do my homework on the candidates, vote my conscience, and go on about my business.  NO more!

Amy 2008

I do not get the chance to post as often as I would like, but I read every day, and I appreciate all the “Gang” here at Rosetta’s for your dedication to sounding the truth trumpet.


The RosettaSister Gang of Liberty Lovers — número tres

August 21, 2009




Cyn in Paris 1973

In Paris 1973

My name is cynkading and I am 52 years old. I am a stay at home wife and love it.  I am very reclusive and do not post often. I live in a small town in Arkansas and some people say that this area is a hunting and fishing paradise. There are 2 state wildlife refuges within 5 miles in either direction of my home and I am 10 minutes from the White River.  I am married and have 2 daughters, 2 step-sons and 2 grandchildren.


I have been reading daily at Rosetta’s for over a year now. I have learned so very much from everyone that posts information there. I can’t thank you all enough for the truth, the humor, the friendship, and most of all your love for God and this country.


White River Days
22” x 30”, watercolor

liberty bell


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August 21, 2009


Purple Mountain Majesty




I worked for the Feds in DC for 25 years and I’m soooooo happy I am out of that rat race.  (The lady in red was enjoying her retirement party.)  I have been with my sweetheart Larry for 19 years (my first husband died at the age of 33 (I was 26 and my son was 3).  My son is now 31 (oh my goodness how time flies).  I have two step daughters and of course my grandson Ryan.  Love to play golf –broke a bone in my foot last August playing golf and then almost broke my neck learning to ride around on this little scooter.


Enjoy feeding the critters (geese, birds, foxes, raccoons, groundhogs, etc).  The geese are gone now until October.  We had a bumper crop of goslings this year – 44 of them.  We live on almost 7 acres on a river in a beautiful area of Virginia and I ride my electric pony every day (a golf cart) to feed the critters.

Kitty, Critters and Garden Tour 411

We have bald eagles and in the fall and winter the river is full of geese and several types of ducks.  There are three cats too – Puff (Stuff her litter mate is gone), Snooker and Marmalade.

Love flowers too and working outside (unless its too hot)!  This time of year I make at least 8 cups of hummingbird food a day for 2-3 dozen hummers – they’re fun to watch.  I enjoy painting (watercolors), writing poetry and have started a number of books – would like to finish at least one of them!

Never been politically active or involved until this past election cycle.  In fact I was at a tea party meeting this evening and we are excited about our trip to DC on 9/12.  I pray for our country and remain hopeful that we can stop this madness.   I have a good sense of humor (which comes in real handy these days).    And I really enjoy Rose and the Gang and appreciate all of the great input!

Oh and I am 55 today – August 21st.


Happy Birthday, grammy!



goferit xmas

I spent almost 25 years in business being on the back end of a camera.  
When that industry began to fall apart, I jumped off and have spent  
the last three years back in school.

This time on the other end of an x ray unit. so, as Rose's gang can  
imagine, I don't want to be back the frying pan with the gov't giving  
us our healthcare. If it does, I know that this industry will be in a  
heap of hurt in terms of new jobs. Just finished with school these  
past two weeks, and go on tuesday to take registry boards, so I can  
begin to practice.
So I post as often as I can, read what your gang has to say everyday,  
and relish being a part of the great group of patriots who have found  
their way here!
I've been married to a beautiful woman for over twenty years, and have  
two teenage sons, who besides being teenagers are great kids. Oh, and  
we also have a cute pooch named Sandy.



The RosettaSister Gang of Liberty Lovers

August 20, 2009


Long May She Wave!

We thought it might be fun to attach a face to the personalities we’ve been communicating with.

I’ll be updating this post each time I receive a new photograph.

— SisterRosetta




I am a retired Govt Contracting Officer with over 32 years service.
I moved back to my original home in New Bern NC after I retired in 2003.
I have a daughter who just recently moved here also- she is 34 and I have a son, who is 32 and he lives in Orlando, Fl.  Neither are married so I am not a Grandma.
Unfortunately or fortunately I am no longer married.  Been divorced for 19 years. Felt 3 times put me out of the ball game – LOL.
I am an extremely independent and outspoken person.  My pet peeve is stupidity. My hobbies include reading (my Bible, Christian romance and Christian prophecy) and working in my yard, which is over 3-1/2 acres. I have quite a menagerie of animals – two Pekingese’s (Bucky and Cindy Lou), four kitties (Binx, Rainey, Socs, and Speckles – Speckles is new and she was born with only one front leg), three birds, cockatiel – Piper, two parakeets, Jazzy and Kippy), an aquarium full of fish, and I also inherited a few weeks ago an outside kitty who has taken up at my home but won’t let me near him.  So all I can do for him is ensure he is properly fed.


Me when I was 26 years old in Charleston SC at the Fort Sumter memorial.


Me and my teenagers at Vacation Bible School.  I teach crafts every year at my church for all age groups.



You all know me as the guy from Texas that, sometimes, writes some pretty outlandish stuff, here at our little blog site.  Yes, it’s true that I can be a bit austere, but I’m really a teddy bear, honest!!!

Since that is about all that you folks know about me, I will share, with you, a little more.  I’m forty-nine years old and single, as of 2002.  My ex and I never had children, so here is a photo of me, in my early forties, with the only two kids that I’ve ever had.  The one on the right is Bear and he lived for 15 & 1/2 years and the other one is Shiner and he lived for 17 years  They were littermates and I found them abandoned at about six weeks old.


I have two favorite hobbies, one of which is fishing, and here are some photos of recent catches.



Rose, yesterday you mentioned kayaks.  Did you notice what is in the bed of the pick-up truck behind me?


My favorite hobby is searching for and collecting Indian arrowheads / artifacts.  I started collecting in my early twenties.  Here is a photo from then of me standing next to a large frame of arrowheads that are surrounding a rattlesnake.  I encountered the snake while out searching through a creek bottom.  I won!!!


Here is a photo from my late twenties in which I display a tiny portion of what is now my collection.  My oldest finds date back to around 12,000 BC and are from the Clovis culture.


BTW, I have had a pretty good summer, in terms of good finds.  Here is a photo of a couple of very nicely made blades.


Some would say that I am an expert in the craft of auto body and paint restoration.

Here is a link to a slide show of and old 1948 Ford Coupe that my father found and purchased.

Click the center to start the show.  You can use the “forward” button in the bottom right corner to speed up the slides.  The slides show the vehicle as it was found and progresses through the restoration phase.  My dad and I, both, did the body repairs, I did all of the paint work and pop did all of the mechanical work.  We spent about 1 1/2 years on it and finished it about four years ago.  It’s quite a gem now.

I worked in the craft for eighteen years and taught / trained others for an additional ten years and I’m now pretty much retired.

Ok, that’s me in a nutshell and as Porky would say, “Ah-blee, Ah-blee, Ah-blee, That’s all folks”!!!

dont tread on me

I got a line on you, babe

August 19, 2009


Let me take you baby,

down to the river bed
Got to tell you somethin’, go right to your head
Cause I got a line on you, babe
I got a line on you

Gotta put your arms around me
With every bit of your love
If you know what to do, I’ll make love to you
Cause you got the right line to make it through these times
I got a line on you babe
I got a line on you babe
I got a line on you babe

I got a line on you
I got a line on you babe
You know my winter’s almost over
My summer, she’s comin’ on strong

I can love you, love you, love you
Love you all year long
I got a line on you babe
I got a line on you
I got a line on you babe
I got a line on you
I got a line on you babe


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I wanna go home, let me go home!

August 15, 2009


So hoist up the john bs sail
See how the mainsail sets
Call for the captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go home
I wanna go home, let me go home
Why dont you let me go home

The Last Thing on my Mind

August 14, 2009


It’s a lesson too late for the learnin’
Made of sand, made of sand
In the wink of an eye my soul is turnin’
In your hand, in your hand.

Are you going away with no word of farewell?
Will there be not a trace left behind?
Well, I could have loved you better,
Didn’t mean to be unkind.
You know that was the last thing on my mind.

You’ve got reasons a-plenty for goin’.
This I know, this I know.
For the weeds have been steadily growin’.
Please don’t go, please don’t go.

As we walk on, my thoughts are a-tumblin’,
Round and round, round and round.
Underneath our feet the subways rumblin’,
Underground, underground.

As I lie in my bed in the mornin’,
Without you, without you.
Every song in my breast dies a bornin’,
Without you, without you.

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