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Ypsilanti, MI, United States
I have been happily married for 40 years. My husband retired from GM after working there for 36 years. He is now working part-time at a local GM dealership as a shuttle driver. It is the perfect job for him. He doesn't mind driving and for sure he doesn't mind talking. I have enjoyed rubber stamping for about 10 years. I can tell you that I do not do scrapbooking just cardmaking. I love it. I retired from the University of Michigan in 1997 after working there for 30 years. Most of the time I worked in the Mathematics Dept. At this point, you can say I wonder how she liked it. My mom told me if I couldn't say something nice to someone don't say anything at all. I will comply and not go into a huge dissertation about how awful my bosses were during that period. I did like my office mate, Dee Hudock. We worked very well together. I can also say for the most part I liked the professors. I have two grown children and 3 grandchildren. I am totally addicted to FB and all the games I play there.

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Ant and the Grasshopper

This one is a little different...
Two Different Versions! .................
Two Different Morals!

OLD VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!


The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.

CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a
video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing,
'It's Not Easy Being Green.'

Acorn stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house
where the news stations film the group singing, 'We shall overcome.'
Rev. Jeremiah Wright then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back
of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ants food while the government house
he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident
and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders
who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Here are my cards from August 09

A long time

It has been more than a month since I posted anything. I have a new addiction. Farmtown on Facebook. I have a great looking farm. I am working on it as a memorial to my dad. He was a farmer at heart.

I am still making cards. One of the problems I have is remembering to take a picture so I can post them on my blog.

My dad and mom's house is now on the market.
My brother and sister from the Grand Rapids area really worked hard and got it all cleaned out and staged to sell. My brother and sister-in-law from IL went up and helped too. Dennis and I only went up and helped once. I wish it could have been more. I think we would have been in the way. We are restricted physically with what we can do. They did a fantastic job. Now we are in a praying mode that the house will sell and make enough money to take care of my mom. On Labor Day week-end we went north for a family reunion. There was only 81 people there. After the reunion we went north and saw the house one last time. We also went out to the cemetary.
We had not been there since the funeral. It was really really hard to go there without dad knowing that chapter of life is over after 25 years living there. We had some great memories of our times visiting with dad and mom in the north house.

Dennis has been working very hard cleaning out the mess in the basement that Mark left. He has thrown a ton of stuff away. It probably would have saved money to just rent a dumpster instead of buying so many trash bags! He is about 2/3 done. I can't even get down there to see what it looks like. I can get down but it is nearly impossible for me to get back up. I am paranoid about falling up those stairs. That is how I messed up my shoulders in the first place.

I will be able to post pictures of my cards soon.