Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
An old photo and old memories from the depression days of the 1930's. I don't remember seeing a skirt from a potato sack but I do remember burlap sack material that was made into clothing. I also recall that flour sold in 100 lb cloth bags with floral print that ladies made into aprons, blouses and wearing apparel. Everything that could be recycled, was. It was a case of need and now in our wasteful society it is for the environment. Times change.
Wow, I sat down a few moments ago intending to post this PEACE message on a card handed to me by Billie Ann Miranda. I got side tracked deciding to scan yet another file and the file I picked up was PEACB108 which made me pause to think how much it sounded like PEACE, then I realized that Pandora had just started playing PEACE TRAIN.
OK, so I'll take that as my hint that someone needs this message so here it is.......
Whenever you first notice the moon in the sky, pause and think of world peace. Use the moon as a reminder for a mini-meditation. As the word spreads and more people practice this technique, we could change our collective consciousness toward a peace-loving world. It won't hurt. It may help and it is free!!
okey doke....there it is.........peace y'all
‘Twas the night before the Super Bowl, when along the gulf shore,
Steelers fans were praying for “just one more;”
The players were nestled all snug in the sack,
With visions of the first NFL Six-Pack;
Coach Tomlin was young, but wise for his years,
So I drifted off to sleep without any fears;
When at the stadium there arose some strange chatter,
The Cardinals feared, what was the matter;
We heard “Okel Dokel”, we heard “Double Yoi,”
We jumped from our beds, our hearts j umped for joy;
He stood at the fifty with a grin ear to ear,
Steelers fans everywhere started to cheer;
Then in an instant to our surprise,
This little old man had tears in his eyes;
He went to the booth and there took his chair,
While Terrible Towels waved in the air;
Then over the airwaves came his shrill voice,
The Steelers Nation began to rejoice;
He said, “I am back, but you know I can’t stay,
I just had to see my Steelers play;
From my home up above, I have a great view,
But I wanted to celebrate here with you;
So bring on the Birds, we’ll send them a flyin’,
On the way back to Phoenix, they will be cryin’;
Ben, Hines, Troy, Jeff and all of the rest,
No matter the outcome, to me you’re the best;”
The airwaves went silent, the stadium still,
Was this just a dream, it seemed so real;
In our team we have faith, in our team we have hope,
But the game’s not the same without Myron Cope;
>Here we go, Steelers, win one for Myron !!!!!
It’s winter in Ligonier, Pennsylvania
And the gentle breezes blow
Seventy miles an hour
At twenty-five below.
Oh, how I love Ligonier, Pennsylvania
When the snow’s up to your butt
You take a breath of winter
And your nose gets frozen shut.
Yes, the weather here is wonderful
So I guess I’ll stick around
I could never leave Ligonier, Pennsylvania
“Cause I’m frozen to the ground.”
We had great time at Steelers pep rally on diamond this morning. Nick carried the Steelers flag for us.
How will we see pictures from the web cam?
Nancy: I loved the Steeler flag! We're still hoping one of our bloggers was there and able to get the shot. People were definitely watching. Our office was tuned in and loving it, but you really have to grab those shots as they come up. Fingers crossed!
For Terrible Towels, a Wonderful Legacy
"Myron Cope left behind something far more personal than a legacy of
terrycloth, a battle flag for a city and its team. In 1996, he handed over the
trademark to the Terrible Towel to the Allegheny
Valley School. It is a network of campuses and group homes across
Pennsylvania for people with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities.
It receives almost all the profits from sales of the towels."
Honestly, I had a freebie coming with my card but I wanted one of their delicious chocolate biscotti. I remember putting a buck in the tip jar but I can't remember paying for biscotti. YOI!
This isn't the first time I've been brainless and operating on automatic pilot. One morning several years ago I got a call from the Ligonier police. Seems I had gassed up at Quick Gs and left the scene without paying. As soon as he said that I realized HE WAS RIGHT! I was in a hurry for a closing, pulled up, quickly gassed up and left. Truly, I was on automatic pilot. When I walked down to pay and apologize I got the looks like, "yea, right, lady."
For anyone else who has put the plates in the garbage and the books in the fridge, I think you understand.
Yoi. Double yoi.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
“Thanks to this agreement, Pennsylvania homeowners will now receive direct relief that will make a real difference, helping consumers caught in the subprime lending crisis,” Corbett said. More than 10,000 Pennsylvania homeowners may be eligible for loan modification, relocation assistance and mortgage foreclosure relief as part of the negotiated settlement, according to Corbett’s office.
Assuming every eligible borrower participates, this loan modification program will provide more than $150 million in savings to Pennsylvania borrowers.
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I grabbed this one off my sister's Facebook page to share. I'll be going to visit my cousin, Nancy, this weekend. She's the tall one on the end. I finally did catch up and now am just a bit taller, though not much. Aren't old pictures fun?
Rachel from the Chamber wants everyone to know...
Steelers Pep Rally on the Ligonier Diamond, Friday, January 30, at Noon. Mayor will read proclamation, Steeler music and waving of the Terrible Towel. Everyone invited.
Pass the word and bring your Terrible Towel!
Mind you, he has food in his bowl, but he likes FRESH food for breakfast.
I walked into my office and he looked up while munching and gave me the "yea, well ya know I just couldn't wait any longer" eyes. Gotta love him.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Oprah, Lance Armstrong, Victoria Beckham, Heidi Klum, and MANY more!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Whereas, The Pittsburgh Steelers have shown their determination to be the best football team in their division by winning the AFC North title Sunday, January 18th, 2009 right here in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field. Defeating the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 23 to 14, has set the stage for the Black and Gold to advance to Super Bowl XLIII, to play the Arizona Cardinals for the title of Super Bowl Champions on February 1, 2009 in Tampa, Florida.
Whereas, The Steeler defense is ranked first in the League. The offense has scored touchdowns with authority all season long. This team spirit has led the Steelers to the ultimate destination of the Super Bowl XLIII. Coach Tomlin has shown us what goals can be accomplished through team effort and hard work. All the players and entire coaching staff deserve our congratulations for reaching this goal that few teams achieve.
Now, therefore, I, Ormond K. Bellas, Mayor of the Borough of Ligonier do hereby proudly proclaim Friday, January 30th,2009 as Black and Gold day in Ligonier and call on all citizens to proudly display the Black and Gold colors this Super Bowl Weekend and celebrate our Pittsburgh Steelers achievement on being the best football team in America.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I do hereby
set my hand and cause the
Corporate Seal of the Borough of Ligonier
to be affixed this twenty-seventh day of January, 2009.
Ormond K. Bellas
THE ODD COUPLE: Female Version
COMEDY: January 30 & 31, 2009 at 8 PM
February 6 & 7 at 8 PM and February 8 at 2:30 PM
Monday, January 26, 2009
Oh, and it was amazing that today people were driving around the Diamond admiring the sculptures as if they were on a tour instead of a busy street!
I am presenting a Mayor's Proclamation for this Steeler Friday to Pete and Dianne Stewart at Abigail's Coffee Shop tomorrow at 10 AM after Deb takes a picture for the Echo. Dianne assured me today that everyone will be "dressed" in the appropriate garb tomorrow. I will be.