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Flag Etiquette

Thursday, Jul, 2 2015

 Here are some tips to make sure your tribute is a respectful one:

    Display the flag only between sunrise and sunset on buildings and stationary flagstaffs. The flag may be displayed for twenty-four hours if illuminated in darkness.

    Do not display the flag in inclement weather.

    Whether displaying the flag vertically or horizontally, make sure the canton of stars is visible on the upper left-hand side.

    Do not let the flag touch the ground, floor or water.

    An unusable flag that is damaged and worn and can no longer be displayed should be destroyed in a dignified way by burning.

    When not on display, the flag should be respectfully folded into a triangle, symbolizing the tricorn hats worn by colonial soldiers in the Revolutionary War.

posted by: Kathy Keene 4 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

Patriotic Trivia

Wednesday, Jul, 1 2015

1.  Virginia is the birthplace of the most presidents.  Which state is second in turning out presidents?
      a.  New York      b.  Ohio     c.  Pennsylvania

2.  Which one of these women did not appear at some point on U.S. currency? 
      a.  Martha Washington      b.  Dolly Madison      c.  Pocahontas

3.  Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to "The Star Spangled Banner," but where did the melody come from?
     a.  An old British drinking song    b.  a British hymn      c.  Thomas Jefferson

The answers are:  
1.  b
2.  b
3.  a

posted by: Kathy Keene 5 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Wednesday, Jun, 3 2015

1 (5 quart) pail vanilla ice cream
1 cup green Creme de Menthe
1/2 cup white Creme de Cacao

Divide the ice cream into 2 large bowls; let sit 30 minutes to soften.  Beat in the Creme de Menthe and Creme de Cacao with a hand mixer until blended.  Pour back into the ice cream pail and freeze.  You will always have grasshoppers readily at hand.  Just scoop out what you want into a cup and enjoy.

posted by: Kathy Keene 5 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

3 2 1 Cake

Tuesday, May, 26 2015

These individual little cakes are amazing and ready to eat in one minute!

1 box Angel Food Cake mix
1 box any flavor cake mix, not jiffy size
2 T. water

In a ziplock bag, combine the two dry cake mixes and shake to mix well.  For each individual cake serving, take out 3 T. of the cake mix combination and mix it with 2 T. water in a small microwave-safe container.  Microwave on high for 1 minute and you have your own instant individual little cake!

Keep the remaining cake mixture stored in the ziplock bag and use whenever you feel like a treat. Keep in a dry place.  No need to refrigerate.  You can top each cake with a dollop of Cool Whip or some fresh fruit.

Always remember that one of the cake mixes MUST be Angel Food. The other can be any flavor.  The Angel Food cake mix has egg whites in it.  So, if anyone is allergic to egg whites do not serve this recipe.

posted by: Kathy Keene 6 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

A Penny For Luck

Tuesday, May, 26 2015


My graduation gift to you is a penny, but why?
Look at the penny and you will understand.

The year is 2015 --- so you will always remember this special time.

‘HONEST ABE’ Lincoln is on the front -- always be honest with yourself and others.

The word LIBERTY as they say in the Navy, you are now “at liberty,” and that means free to do as you like. Don’t waste that freedom.

IN GOD WE TRUST- you must trust in someone or something, you can’t go through life alone. Trust in yourself, trust in God, trust the life you make.

A penny may only be worth one cent, and you can’t buy much with a penny any more. But every dollar is made up of 100 pennies, and every kid’s piggy bank starts off with one penny.

The penny, like each of you, is not made of pure silver or gold but surely if you put enough pennies together, they will amount to something.

I ask that you will go out into the world and amount to something. Set your own value on life, set your own standards and goals.

And, in case you need it…………… 

Here’s a PENNY for Luck!

posted by: Kathy Keene 6 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

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