Stained Glass I Designed and Made

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tim Geithner on the Hot Seat - A little rant

I just wrote an article on HubPages about Tim Geithner's history up to his present crisis. I am so tired of all politician and government in general. I think my brain could be on news overload lately. I became interested in his story because of the total dishonesty to his sworn office. In the AIG scandal dollar for dollar was paid to all his banking buddies that he seen socializing with and the share holders got pennies on the dollar. I don't know about you but we took a pretty good hit on our 401K and I know its a complicated situation that was caused by other presidents and congressmen but I don't like cover-ups when it hurts us all. It is our tax dollars that did these bailouts, so out of that came this new hub. If you're interested read my article at

Friday, January 29, 2010

Introducing Myself to Bloggers

I love to write and write in various places, mostly HubPages, but I want to try blogging. I’ve looked at a few blogs and I really enjoy them. As I am new this will be a learning experience. So, I’m open to comments, advice, suggestions and so forth.

I know much of this is in the profile section, but I thought it might be useful to write a kind of introduction post. I live in Jacksonville, Fl but was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I stay busy most of the time, no, not cleaning house and cooking but as I have more hobbies than there are hours in the day. I love to write, am addicted to genealogy, like gardening, do some volunteer work just to give a little back to the community, make stained glass and my most treasured time is with my family. I love to travel most any place, most anytime. I do belong to a woman’s club and the DAR. I am constantly planning more activity than I can do or have time for. Did I mention I like to read and work sudoko puzzles?

You may now know more about me than some of my friends! I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s blogs.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Video of Bear Cub in Danger

Saturday morning, I love Saturdays as they are days that you typically have no obligations during the day which makes them enjoyable. I found an great video of a bear cub fighting for his life from a lion and quickly posted it to hub pages. It is worth a couple of minutes to view it if you like animals in nature acting on instinct.

I have had a chance to view a few people's pages and they are really good. I can see I have a lot of work to do if I an going to create an interesting blog. I am giving it some consideration now and we'll see how it goes. Have a great weekend to anyone who might read this. Pam

Friday, January 22, 2010

New to Blogging

I love to write and have been writing on Hub Pages for about 6 months but I am new to blogging. The few pages I've read are great but I guess it will take a little while for me to get the hang of it. I think this is my 3rd day and on the second day I attended the funeral of a dear friend. I am sorting through that loss as she was a very kind, loving person and I will miss her. The funeral was a Memorial Service and it was more a tribute to her life than so many funerals I've been to where viewing the body and grieving are so overpowering. They showed great pictures on a screen that spanned her life using Power Point. Many made you smile as you remembered specific. That is the way I would like to be remembered. The idea that I heard Larry, the cable guy say, "Don't Mama look good", while lying in the casket gave me a laugh but she couldn't have looked to good right before her death. Anyway, this is a heavy topic to begin blogging so I'll lighten up for the next time.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Scott Brown Victory In MA Has Far Reaching Consequences

In a stunning upset Republican Scott Brown won over Martha Coakley in the MA Senate race. The Independent voters made the huge upset possible but more importantly the upset reaches far beyond the borders of the state of MA.

More than half of the Americans are sick and tired of behind closed door meetings, broken promises, no transparency and no negotiations. Americans fought hard for this country and they are not going to roll over and let either party ram through legislation that they don't want. Most people seem to be disenchanted with both parties. It is time to get good representatives from both side of the aisle and negotiate a good health care bill that will fix the problem, not just create another huge government, poorly run bureaucracy. Something must be done to create jobs and tax breaks for small businesses to encourage them to hire more people is a legitimate solution. One in four children are going to bed at night hungry! That is a horrible statistic for the United States. We need real solutions. The lobby

est need to go home. No more sweetheart deals.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Rewards of Genealogy

I started asking questions about my ancestors about 20 years ago.  I started keeping some written records and ultimately ended up with a computerized program, plus hundreds of hours of research.  I have become addicted to looking for answers and I found that I actually had ancestry come to America on the Mayflower.  Now that was an exciting day.  The younger you start collecting information the easier it is to answer many of the questions.  If you have an old diary or an old Bible, that is really a plus.

I have this idea that I will some day complete the search enough to publish a book to be passed along to family member long after I am long gone.  This is the legacy I will leave my family. 

When you study your family history you will find out what countries they immigrated from and you will even learn what type of medical problems they had.  This can help you know what type of diseases are most common in your family history which hopefully will help you with prevention.  I have written a hubpage about the Joy of Genealogy, ( and I also have a genealogy website; (  I hope to inspire others to search their family history.