Getting To Know Me

I’m curious to read other people’s answers and get to know some of you better! Here goes nothing!

Four places I’ve lived:

1. Flint, Michigan 

2. Brockton, Massachusetts 

3. Louisville, Kentucky 

4. Von Ormy, Texas

Four places I’ve worked:
1. Y.W.C.A.

2. Palace of Auburn Hills

3. Humama

4. Schlumberger 

Four things I love to watch on TV:
1. Food TV

2. Hallmark Channel

3. Scrubs

4. NCIS

Four places I have been:
1. New York

2. Vancouver, BC

3. Toronto 

4.  Las Vegas, Nevada 

Four things I love to eat:
1. Mexican food

2. BBQ Ribs

3. Red Beans & Rice

4. Crab Legs

Four favorite drinks:
1. Water with fresh lemon

2. Sweet Tea

3. Iced Coffee

4. Cherry Kool-aid

Now here is what you’re supposed to do, please don’t spoil the fun, copy and paste this in the comments and update it with your responses.

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Fall

I’ve been living in Texas for 13 years now and Fall is one thing I really miss. I miss the leaves changing colors and the cold, crisp air. 

I will take a road trip to the North to see the Fall count lord again. 

Michigan

For all my fellow Michiganders!!!

THIS IS MICHIGAN…

Detroit is known as the car capital of the world. 

Alpena is the home of the world’s largest cement plant. 

Rogers City boasts the world’s largest limestone quarry. 

Elsie is the home of the world’s largest registered Holstein dairy herd. 

Michigan is first in the United States production of peat and magnesium compounds and second in gypsum and iron ore.. 

Colon is home to the world’s largest manufacturer of magic supplies…. 

The state Capitol with its majestic dome was built in Lansing in l879. 

Although Michigan is often called the Wolverine State,  there are no longer wolverines in Michigan.  (However, one was spotted in 2007, so there are some. )

Michigan ranks first in state boat registrations.  

The Packard Motor Car Company in Detroit manufactured the first air-conditioned car in 1939. 

The oldest county based on date of incorporation is Wayne in 1815… 

Sault Ste. Marie was founded by Father Jacques Marquette in 1668. It is the third oldest remaining settlement in the United States 

In 1817, the University of Michigan was the first university 

 established by any of the states. It was founded by priests. Originally named Cathelepistemian and located in Detroit . The name was changed in 1821. The university moved to Ann Arbor in 1841. 

The city of Novi was named from its designation as Stagecoach Stop #6 or No.VI. 

Michigan State University has the largest single campus student body of any Michigan university. It is the largest institution of higher learning in the state and one of the largest universities in the country. Michigan State University was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first land-grant university and served as the prototype for 69 land-grant institutions later established under the Morrill Act of 1862. It was the first institution of higher learning in the nation to teach scientific agriculture.. 

The largest village in Michigan is Caro. 

Michigan’s state stone, the Petoskey, is the official state stone. It is found along the shores of Lake Michigan . 

The Mackinac Bridge is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world connecting the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan ….. It spans five miles over 

the Straits of Mackinac, which is where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet. The “Mighty Mac” took three years to complete and was opened to traffic in 1957. 

Gerald R Ford grew up in Grand Rapids and became the 38th president of the United States. He attended the University of Michigan where he was a football star. He served on a World War II aircraft carrier and afterward represented Michigan in Congress for 24 years. He was also an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. 

The Kellogg Company has made Battle Creek the Cereal Capital of the World. The Kellogg brothers accidentally discovered the process for producing flaked cereal products and sparked the beginning of the dry cereal industry. 

The painted turtle is Michigan ‘s state reptile. 

The western shore of Michigan has many sand dunes. The Sleeping Bear Dunes rise 460 feet above Lake Michigan . 

 Living among the dunes is the dwarf lake iris the official state wildflower. 

Vernor’s ginger ale was created in Detroit and became 

the first soda pop made in the United States ….. In 1862, pharmacist James Vernor was trying to create a new beverage when he was called away to serve our country in the Civil War. When he returned, four years later, the drink he had stored in an oak case had acquired a delicious gingery flavor. 

The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America to feature cageless, open-exhibits that allowed the animals more freedom to roam. 

Michigan is the only place in the world with a floating post office…..The J. W. Westcott II is the only boat in the world that delivers mail to ships while they are still underway. They have been operating for 125 years. 

Indian River is the home of the largest crucifix in the world. It is called the Cross in the Woods. 

Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the world 

Michigan has more shoreline than any other state except Alaska . 

The Ambassador Bridge was named by Joseph Bower, the person credited with making the bridge a reality, who thought the name, Detroit-Windsor International Bridge , as too long and lacked emotional appeal. Bower wanted to symbolize the visible expression of friendship of two peoples with like ideas and ideals. 

Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes and more than 36,000 miles of streams. 

Michigan has 116 lighthouses and navigational lights. Seul Choix Point Lighthouse in Gulliver has been guiding ships since 1895. The working light also functions as a museum, which houses early 1900’s furnishings and maritime artifacts 

Forty of the state’s 83 counties adjoin at least one of the Great Lakes . 

Michigan is the only state that touches four of the five Great Lakes . 

Standing anywhere in the state a person is within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes ..   

Michigan includes 56,954 square miles of land area, 1,194 square miles of inland waters, and 38,575 square miles of Great Lakes water area. 

Sault Ste. Marie was established in 1668 making it the oldest town between the Alleghenies and the Rockies. 

Michigan was the first state to provide in its Constitution for the establishment of public libraries. 

Michigan was the first state to guarantee every child the right to tax-paid high school education. 

Four flags have flown over Michigan – French, English, Spanish and United States . 

Isle Royal Park shelters one of the largest moose herds remaining in the United States ….. 

Some of the longest bulk freight carriers in the world operate on the Great Lakes. Ore carriers 1,000 feet long sail Michigan ‘s inland seas. 

The Upper Michigan Copper Country is the largest commercial deposit of native copper in the world. 

The 19 chandeliers in the Capitol in Lansing are one of a kind and designed especially for the building by Tiffany’s of New York. Weighing between 800-900 pounds apiece, they are composed of copper, iron, and pewter. 

The first auto traffic tunnel built between two nations was the mile-long Detroit-Windsor tunnel under the Detroit River . 

The world’s first international submarine railway tunnel was opened between Port Huron, Michigan, and Sarnia, Ontario, Canada in 1891. 

The nation’s first regularly scheduled air passage service began operation between Grand Rapids and Detroit in 1926. 

In 1879, Detroit telephone customers were first in the nation to be assigned phone numbers to facilitate handling calls. 

In 1929, the Michigan State Police established the first state police radio system in the world.. 

Grand Rapids is home to the 24-foot Leonardo Da Vinci horse, called Il Gavallo. It is the largest equestrian bronze sculpture in the Western Hemisphere . 

The State Motto (written in Latin) translates to: “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.”  

Was that interesting or what?

With all of the negativity due to poor economics and housing markets these days, let us try to remember and say something positive about our beautiful and interesting Michigan!! We will strive to thrive once again! It would also be a good thing to keep our Michigan in our prayers and thoughts, too. 

Thank you, and may God bless Michigan and her people.

Dress You Up

I think this is one of my favorite Madonna songs, “Dress You Up.”


“Dress You Up” is a song by American singer Madonna from her second studio album Like a Virgin (1984). It was released on July 31, 1985. (From Wikipedia)

In case you want to sing along. 

Dress You Up by Madonna

You’ve got style

That’s what all the girls say

Satin sheets

And luxuries so fine

All your suits are custom made in London

I’ve got something that you’ll really like

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over, all over

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over your body

Feel the silky touch of my caresses

They will keep you looking so brand new

Let me cover you with velvet kisses

I’ll create a look that’s made for you

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over, all over

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over your body

Gonna dress you up in my love

In my love

All over your body

All over your body

In my love

All over, all over

From your head down to your toes

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over, all over

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over your body

Gonna dress you up in my love

In my love

All over your body

All over your body

In my love

All over, all over

From your head down to your toes

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over, all over

Dress you up in my love

In my love

All over your body

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over, all over

Dress you up in my love

In my love

All over your body

Songwriters: PEGGY STANZIALE, ANDREA LARUSSO

Random Saved Pictures

Here are some pictures that I’ve saved in my phone. 

My car hit 7575. 

One of my new favorite drinks. 

Got to love the Lions. 

South Texas sunset. 

Hello birdie on Port Aransas beach. 

Holiday Lights

Check out this picture my friend posted of the holiday light in the snow.

One day, I want to decorate my house with tons of Christmas lights.

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R.I.P. Kim

Today, a classmate died. Kim lost her battle to breast cancer. I probably have know Kim since I was 5 years old. 

Another on of our friends, Jeff, was asked to write a prayer for her and this is what he wrote. 

God bless you, Kim. And God bless you, Jeff for being such a good friend. 

Kim’s friend and coworker Bethany asked me to write a prayer for. I sent this to her this morning and Kim L. read it to her before she died. 

Lord thank you first for who You are and what you have done in my life. 
Allowing me to bring beautiful children into this world. Letting me be a child to wonder parents. Letting me be and also have awesome siblings to love and share my life with. For my countless friends who have come in and out of my life, all of which have made me who I am today.

Lord You are all knowing! You are at times confusing as well. Knowing you have a plan for my life and yet not knowing what that plan is can be frustrating and scary!! Some times more than others. 
We ask ourselves why isn’t the plan for my life like that persons? 

We daily face challenges that in some cases are much greater than others. yet much less than others at the same time. 

Through it all let me Trust in you and your love for me.
Help me to trust You Lord when I hope and there seems to be no hope.
Help me to trust You Lord as those close to me feel helpness to help me.

Help me to trust You Lord as my physical pain is overwhemling and I see no end in sight.

Help me to trust You Lord to encourge others through my pain as I have faith in You and that You know whats best.

Help those who love me so very much Not to be angry with You Lord.
Help those who care for me know how much I love them and aprreciate what they do and sacrifce for me every minute of everyday.

Help those who have counted on me in the past count on You for comfort in this difficult time.

Thank you Lord for giving me memories.
Memories of laughing with those I love. Laughing at silly things, inside jokes and dumb things I’ve done in the past.
Memories of special hugs and the comforting smell of a grandma, grandpa, mom & dad and my babies when I held you them so tight.

Memories of the pain and then and pure joy of holding my children as they came into this world

Memories of those who’ve gone before me and the impact they had on my life.

I ask you now Lord to forgive my sins. Live in my heart and be my Lord and Saviour now and for enternity.
Thank you for you word in 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Amen.
~ Jeff Tebo

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