Monday, December 24, 2012

25 December 2012

Away in a manger,
No crib for His bed
The little Lord Jesus
Laid down His sweet head
The stars in the bright sky
Looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus
Asleep on the hay

The cattle are lowing
The poor Baby wakes
But little Lord Jesus
No crying He makes
I love Thee, Lord Jesus
Look down from the sky
And stay by my side,
'Til morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus,
I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever
And love me I pray
Bless all the dear children
In Thy tender care
And take us to heaven
To live with Thee there

Words - author unknown, first published in Little Children's Book for Schools and Families (1885)
Music by William J. Kirkpatrick (1895)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Today Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrate 65 years of marriage 



Monday, November 12, 2012

Love This!

Sophie, The Countess of Wessex
 Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge 
at the Remembrance Day Ceremony 
in Whitehall London 
Sunday November 11

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What do you think was said?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)Canadian Army
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow 
Between the crosses row on row, 
That mark our place; and in the sky 
The larks, still bravely singing, fly 
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. 
Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
 To you from failing hands we throw 
The torch; be yours to hold it high. 
If ye break faith with us who die 
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
 In Flanders fields.

Wear your poppy today in honour of all the bygone soldiers who gave their lives so that we may enjoy our freedom today.

Wear your poppy today in honour of all the soldiers that are still fighting to keep our freedom.

The Cenotaph in Ottawa, Ontario

The cenotaph in my hometown

The cenotaph at Flanders Field, Belgium

y Family's Honour Role

John Darby
 47th Regiment of Foot HMS
 French and Indian Wars

George Darby
abt 1766- 07 Dec 1812 
 1st Lincoln Regiment
Lincoln & Welland Militia

War of 1812

 George Adam Darby
 02 Aug 1800-1892
1st Lincoln Regiment
Lincoln & Welland Militia
War of 1812

Leslie Thwaites
86th Machine Gun Battalion
Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force
World War 1

William Ashdown
First Sergeant U.S. Army
89th Field Artillery Battalion, 25th Infantry Division
Killed Pearl Harbor 1942

Ronald K. Thwaites
Private - Army
Royal Regiment of Canada
World War 2

Charles Thwaites
Royal Canadian Navy
World War 2

John Hamilton Darby
 10 Apr 1889 - 19 Oct 1938
killed World War 2

Monday, November 5, 2012

Did You Know....

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

 (Hardly seems worth it.)

If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
(Now that's more like it!)

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.

          (In my next life, I want to be a pig.)

A cockroach will live nine days without its  head  before it starves to death.    (Creepy.)
(I'm still not over the pig.)

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
(Don't try this at home; maybe at work.)

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
(Honey, I'm home . What the...?)

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.

  (30 minutes. Lucky pig! Can you imagine?)

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
(What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?)

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

(I still want to be a pig in my next life...quality over quantity.)

Butterflies taste with their feet.

(Something I always wanted to know.)

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
(If you're ambidextrous, do you split the difference?)

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.


(Okay, so that would be a good thing.)

A cat's urine glows under a black light.
(I wonder how much the government paid to figure that out.)

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that.)

Starfish have no brains.
(I know some people like that, too.)

Polar bears are left-handed.
           (If they switch, they'll live a lot longer.)

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
(What about that pig? Do the dolphins know about the pig?)