Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Blue and Gold Christmas

By Chris Hill 12/25/2010, Gathering of Eagles

Christmas came a day early for Blue and Gold Stars in Pennsylvania. Dozens of Blue and Gold Star parents, as well as O.I.F./ O.E.F. veterans received a knock on the door from groups of grateful veterans. This was done with manpower and material support provided by Second Brigade Motorcycle Club, who have stood as Eagles since our inception on St Patrick's Day 2007 and proved their resolve to veterans causes again on Christmas Eve 2010.

We brought complete Christmas dinners, with turkey and all the trimmings to men and women who could not have been more appreciative. One Vietnam Gold Star mom asked, "Can I give you a donation to help others?". No mom, you can't. This was so you'd know that mom is never forgotten and we ALL KNOW mom serves with us.

Christmas Eve 2006 .... Article continued at:

God bless our military and their Blue and Gold Star Moms!

Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
If not for the military, there would be no USA!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Old Champagne Keeps Its Bubbles - From Kovel's Komments

Old Champagne Keeps Its Bubbles
Bottles of vintage champagne were salvaged last summer from a shipwreck that happened near Finland and Sweden between 1832 and 1844. Close to 50 sealed bottles are expected to sell for about $68,000 each. The champagne will be tasted, then recorked, then sold. The current record price for a bottle of champagne is probably $21,200 for a 1928 Krug.
Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
"Were the pictures which have been drawn by the political jealousy of some among us faithful likenesses of the human character, the inference would be, that there is not sufficient virture among men for self-government; and that nothing less than the chains of despotism can restrain them from destroying and devouring one another." --James Madison, Federalist No. 55, 1788

Timesharing at Wyndham Smoky Mountains Resort

Our Return Visit to Wyndham Smoky Mountains Resort

The Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville area is one of our favorite vacation or get-a-way spots.  And timesharing at Wyndham Smoky Mountains Resort is great!  The location is perfect, the facilities and activities are very good; and that area of Tennessee is one of the more scenic locations in the State. 

                                Wyndham Smoky Mountains Resort

Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
"This new world hath been the asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty from every part of Europe. Hither have they fled, not from the tender embraces of the mother, but from the cruelty of the monster; and it is so far true of England, that the same tyranny which drove the first emigrants from home, pursues their descendants still." --Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

Friday, December 17, 2010

Gold Star Wives Day - December 18

For the first time, America officially recognizes the contributions and dedication of military widows with ''Gold Star Wives Day.''

A Senate resolution designates Dec. 18 as a day to honor and recognize the contributions of the members of the Gold Star Wives of America Inc.

The group, with about 10,000 members, provides service, support and friendship to the widows and widowers of military personnel who died on active duty or as the result of a service-connected cause.

Penny and Doug

Quote of the Day:
"If not for the military, there would be no USA"

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Music You Need to Hear

North Point's iBand from North Point Web on Vimeo.

Music performed on borrowed I-Pads and I-Phones at the North Pointe Community Church.


Christmas Food Court Flash Mob--Hallelujah

Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
"Let the pulpit resound with the doctrine and sentiments of religious liberty. Let us hear of the dignity of man's nature, and the noble rank he holds among the works of God... "   --John Adams

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

This Month In History - Dec 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor

This Month In History - Dec 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor

Americans across the United States are holding ceremonies Tuesday to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

USS Arizona Memorial
Hundreds of people are estimated to be gathered at Pearl Harbor, where a new visitor's center is to open at the scene of the attack, near the site where the battleship Arizona sank.
On December 7, 1941, Japanese aircraft attacked the base just before 8 a.m., Hawaii time. The attack killed more than 2,400 Americans, sank five battleships and drew the United States into World War II.

See entire article at:

Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
"If not for the military, there would be no USA"

Sunday, December 05, 2010

A Texas Christmas

A Texas Christmas

Published: 12/05/2010 Posted On: December 5, 2010 at 8:42 AM By: Kathy

As you all know, our mission is to support the troops and veterans. That's a pretty broad mission, and this little story may go a little outside its boundaries a bit, but I think it should be told. After all, it IS Christmas, and nothing outside of family and friends and home could be more important to our military, past and present, than the freedom to observe that holiday without worrying about "offending" someone.

Thanks to Eagle Carolyn VanZorge for bringing it to my attention and to Eagle Bev Perlson for publicizing it even more! Just read the story at this link, and I think you will agree.

Southlake, TX, is near Ft. Worth, and, as you will see, is part of heartland America. Certainly one would not expect a community bank to object to a Christmas tree being erected in its lobby at no cost whatsoever, courtesy of a public-spirited businessman! Well, as it turns out, after a bit of hue and cry from the public, Chase Bank headquarters reversed itself and told Antonio Morales, the businessman, that it would allow him to erect the tree, after all. Too late; Mr. Morales is donating that particular tree to another public institution, and Chase Bank is looking pretty stupid.

Talk about political correctness run amok--this takes the cake. Let Chase Bank headquarters know how you feel! Here's their address and phone number:
Customer Service: (866) 865-1388

And let Antonio Morales know how you feel, also!

Thanks, Eagles, and have a wonderful Christmas! And, as Tiny Tim would say, "God bless us every one!"

Larry Bailey
Gathering of Eages
Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
"The sober people of America are weary of the fluctuating policy which has directed the public councils. ... They have seen, too, that one legislative interference is but the first link of a long chain of repetitions, every subsequent interference being naturally produced by the effects of the preceding." --James Madison

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Tuesday's Twitter

Here's more Tuesday's Twitter--some funny--some not so!  Enjoy!
FDA says we don't have fundamental right 2 obtain any food we wish Tell your Reps 2 reject S510 reconciliation.

No matter how much you push the evelope, it'll remain stationery.

Jindall: We paid farmers not 2 grow crops--why not pay congress not 2 pass laws! LOL

Gropings Are For the Little People… Hillary Clinton Says She Would Avoid TSA Pat Down (Video)

The Constitution shall never be construed.. to prevent the people who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. Samuel Adams

Of Elephants and Mouseholes How EPA Could Revive Cap-and-Trade Get involved stop the Dream Act- Americas Nightmare!!!!

Could Anything Be More Meaningless Than Warren Buffett Calling for Higher Taxes?

Monitoring Texas Border from our home computer: U can, 2.Make your choice of 20+ cameras.Help control TX border!

Government At Work: Groping Children Is Preferable to Perceived Profiling

Remembering: Welcome to Maywood, Mexico CA becoming the Greece of the USA

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” - Benjamin Franklin

Obama’s Jeffersonian Muslim Revisionist Lie - HUMAN EVENTS via @humanevents "the alternate universe of the Ø admin."

UK Muslim schools teach kids antisemitism, homophobia-Bks advocate executn for gays, says Jews are animals

Passengers Find Misery Loves Company on Airport Security Websites:

2 questions: 1- Who has the top airport security in the world? 2- Does Israel stripsearch or grope passengers? I rest my case.

Madame Secretary, Would You Let the TSA Touch Your Junk?

Libs plan a cookbook LameDuck 2 serve US 4 Thanksgiving & Christmas Let's make them"Serve"We The People!

The DREAM Act is a NIGHTMARE! NO amnesty--Border Security FIRST!

Letterman: Thanksgiving is not until Thurs. But if you're not in line at airport security by now,you're too late. Never make it!

Christie: All Sen. Lautenberg does is 'blow hot air'

Denying Americans Their Own Energy: What kind of government deliberately denies its citizens access to the energ...

Why COICA a Internet Censorship bill must be stopped,& what you can do about it. (Updated):

Countrywide + Fannie Mae = Subprime slime

Senate GOP letter to Reid – nothing else until action on funding govt & tax cuts -call & thank the GOP 202-224-312...

As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. ~ Andrew Carnegie

Hypocrisy with a side of bias: NYT publishes WikiLeaks documents, refused to publish CRU emails prov

Muslim girl killed 4 love affair w/Hindu because Islam is so peaceful

Former Gov Spitzer: Too Many 2012 Republican Contenders at Fox (Is Client #9 worried about their honor?)

Obama's off-again, on-again, off-again oil drilling moratorium is back on -- again

5 Ways to Fix the TSA Pat Down Problem Congress, can you hear us now? #tweetcongress

Mayberry Misleads on Medicare $3M in taxpayer funds used 2 produce & air the faulty advertisements

Big Sis Has Her Hands Down Our Pants, But Julian Assange is Free?:


Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
"In reality there is perhaps no one of our natural Passions so hard to subdue as Pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will now and then peek out and show itself." --Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography, 1771