Coffee on the menu again folks ~

“COFFEE BLISS EARLY IN THE MORNING!” a poem, sung to the music from the original TV series “The Addams Family,” which first aired in 1964! a.k.a.: “2 Sugars!” a.k.a.: “The Kissing Song!” June 19, 2019 [Wednesday! Pugsley! Lurch! Grandmama! Uncle Fester! + Gomez & Morticia Addams!]

Please substitute (or better yet supplement) the dual finger snapping with the words: KISS! KISS! Thank you!

1st Time: {doo-doo-doo-doo} KISS! KISS! {doo-doo-doo-doo} KISS! KISS!

{ } { } { } KISS! KISS!

REPEAT!

I’m waiting home a-lo-one! With-the tele-pho-one! I’m ly-y-ing on my-bed-prone!

AWAITING FOR YOUR CALL!

And I am con-sti-pated! Fo-or, so-long I’ve waited! I-need-to-be “coffee ma-ated!”*

IT-MAY-BE–MY-“TICKET-HOME!”

{ } LAX! { } A-TIVE! { } { } { } TO-LIVE!

da-da-da-da I’ll-put 2 sugars in-there! For-relief; yes! on-The Cha-air! Then-I’ll-wait-with-out-a-ca-are! COFFEE BLISS FOR ME! KISS! KISS!

2nd Time: Repeat ENTIRE 1st Time, including original REPEAT! [for continuation!]

She likes her coffee bla-ack! There is-no turnin’ ba-ack! 2-sugars, cube or-sa-sack!

A COFFEE FOR MY WIFE!

One su-gar-is a ki-iss! You must remember thi-is! We call-it “Coffee-Bli-iss!”

MY WIFE LIKES DARK & SWEET!

{ } BLACK! { } SWEET! { } { } { } LOTS-OF-HEAT!

da-da-da-d- Drink-sweet-and-you-will-stay-sweet! From one-head down-to two-feet! 2-sugars, you-just can’t-beat! MY WIFE-EE, I LOVE YOU! KISS! KISS!

fin <3

  • – There are many discussions about the laxative effect of coffee! Some people say the heat itself can help relieve constipation! Others say that the dehydrating effect of coffee must mean it can NOT help relieve constipation, even though many swear by The Coffee Gods that the only way they can poop is with a hot cup! You decide! Good luck!
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Wallpaper Lady 🎁

“WALLPAPER WOMAN!” a poem for my OAO – Tuesday! 18 June 2019

My “Wallpaper Woman!” I love her; I need her;

I’ll eat her; I’ll lick her – if-I’m-lucky, I’ll-seed-her!

She smiles! I’m wild! in-love-with-her-ALL;

My Wallpaper Woman! I simply MUST call!

Every-moment of the day – and several-times in the night,

My Wallpaper Honey is “clean outta sight!”

NO-She’s-NOT, That’s-The-Point! She’s-ever-on-my-phone;

She-is, when-we’re-in-a-big-crowd; she-is, when-I’m-alone!

She’s-here in-this-box, which-I-can-NEVER-lose,

Because, without-my-Wallpaper-Woman – I’d-have-t’turn-to-[the]-booze!

Or: I’d-just-have-to-die! or: become-an-International-spy,

So I could locate her! I’d-try and-I’d-try!

Yes, I’d-try-to-locate-her wherever-I’d go:

In-Is-tanbul!-Bermuda! at-The-Cannes’-Film-Fest show!

I’d-be looking-for-this-woman who-I-can’t-be-with-out!

Thank goodness we’re married! (Did you have any doubt?)

fin <3

Wallpaper

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Kye Tanson ~ Australia, the ugly side of child rape ~ welcome to prison

Child photographer Kye Tanson will serve at least 15 years behind bars for the rape of 15 children some as young as 9 years old !

A CHILDREN’S photographer who befriended single parents at support groups and joined board game meets at local libraries in order to sexually abuse their children has been sentenced to 19 years’ jail.

Tanson showed a sophisticated and well developed grooming strategy and plan. He would find ways to meet single parents and groom them first, to get close to their children. In no way, shape, or form are the parents to blame for this as Kye is like all child abusers a MASTER manipulator !

Kye John Tanson, 41, who calls himself a “fine art photographer” faced a sentencing hearing in the Brisbane District Court today after pleading guilty to more than 60 child sex offences, including 11 counts of rape against 15 children, aged as young as nine, over almost 20 years.

Judge Brad Farr sentenced the father-of-one to a head sentence of 19 years’ jail for the sick offences against the youngsters.

“You are quite obviously every parent’s worst nightmare,” he said.

He was deemed a serious violent offender, which means he will have to serve 80 per cent of his sentence before being eligible for release. Which means he will serve at least 15 years and 2 months of his 19 year sentence before he is eligible for parole. Well done to Judge Farr for deeming Tanson a serious violent offender and recognizing child rape as the truly violent crime it is !

The court heard the horrific sexual offences occurred in Bundaberg, Brisbane and other areas of south east Queensland between 1997 and 2006. At age 18, Tanson began his predatory behaviour, forcing a 15-year-old to perform oral sex and telling him the pair should make sure they “kept what happened between themselves”.

Six years later, Tanson began seeking out teenage girls, holding sleepovers where he would get them drunk and digitally rape them while they slept, the court today heard. In his mid-20s, the man met a 13-year-old girl at a medieval re-enactment group and told her family he was a “safe zone”. For the record parents, men you meet anywhere… who describe themselves as “safe zones” are not to be trusted.

“He would use public events, public forums, to get close to victims and their families …,” Mr Cook told the court.

“He said he used photography to help troubled teens get out of their homes and away from their parents.”

The court heard Tanson forced many of the children to play the game “truth or dare” and Tanson dared the 13-year-old girl to kiss another child. The 13-year-old later woke up one evening in her underwear having photos taken of her. In another incident, he digitally raped a 12-year-old girl at a sleepover while she was sleeping, the court heard.

After having his own child, Tanson began attending a support group for “parents without partners” at the Chermside Library and began to befriend single mothers, the court heard. You would think that having a child of his own would give him a sense of respect for children and an empathy for his victims.

You would sadly be wrong, he gained no insights into how his offending affected his victims. He gained no respect for children what so ever and kept up his sick disgusting offending against them. Truly his depravity knows no limits and he is far beyond any help. “He said he had dealings with at-risk teens,” Mr Cook told the court.

Kye later became a close friend of a family with a nine-year-old girl, who he began “tutoring”. Tanson digitally raped and bit her nipple while she slept, before the girl woke up and he stopped.

To find his next victim, Tanson began attending board game meets that children frequented to play the game Critical Mass. Here, he met a boy who he tied up and photographed, as well as showed pornography to.

Between 2011-2012, Tanson began a “relationship” with a 15-year-old girl. (That would be rape, not a relationship) The man, who was aged 32 at the time, encouraged the girl to get a birth control implant and told her he would marry her.

Tanson’s paedophilia reached a peak in 2013, when he targeted a random 13-year-old girl on the internet and asked her to model for photographs. When they met he drugged her with sleeping pills, anally raped her while she was handcuffed to a bed and plied her with alcohol, the court was told. Tanson also took illicit images of the girl and slept with her sister.
Six months after his arrest, in June 2017, Tanson confessed to many of the offences, the court heard.

“Mr Tanson cunningly won the trust of these children but also their families,” Mr Cook said.

“That enabled him to have access to offend …

“He was a master manipulator … he set out in a calculated way …”

Mr Cook said Tanson was motivated by his “sick” sexual fantasies and had a “callous willingness to exploit friendships to satisfy his fixated needs”. He told the court there was “no hope” Tanson could be rehabilitated and the community needed to be protected from the “dangerous” and “committed paedophile”.

Well said Crown prosecutor ! All paedophiles and child rapists are dangerous and they are all committed paedophiles ! NONE of them can possibly be rehabilitated and they all should remain locked up behind bars away from our children !

Kye Tanson should simply never be released, ever !
He cannot be trusted to leave children alone, he is a lifelong paedophile and returning him to society, at any point in time, would be a massive mistake.

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Pandora ~mobile Device ❓

“PANDORA’S BOX GOT NOTHIN’ ON US!” a poem Tuesday: June 18, 2019

What-an-interesting-box-you-have-devised! It-screams-with-pain-&-longing!

It URGES you, with screams SO TRUE that to-IT-you-are-belonging!

“ANSWER ME,” not quiet-ly, IT bellows, day and night;

It-will wake-you-up at 3 A M; it-will-scrape-and-wail-and-fight,

To get-you-to-respond! Is-it-FILLED with-many devils?

Nostradamus-remembers: (pause) Nations! (pause) It levels!

It’s – Lara-Croft’s “Pandora’s Box!”

It’ll “steal-you-blind!” and-“Knock-off-your-socks!”

IT’S-THE-UNHOLY-GRAIL! HEAR-IT-WAIL,

With bells and whistles, But, really-only-THISTLES,

In a “hedge-from-H – L L,” with thorn-y daggers,

That wish to-catch all un-assuming beggars,

AND courageous knights – as-well-as-Prince-Charming;

THIS PANDORA’S BOX is-always-“alarming,”

But it’s-MAINLY-“ALLURING” – and -wanting-To-Speak;

The “Telly (mobile) Phone!” It’s at-“its-peak!”

fin <3

However what’s your thoughts on Mobile devices. Do they add to your life or enhance your life

How many times do you turn of your device in 12 hours⁉️

{We used to call ’em “walkie-talkies;” now, they’re-“cell” or-“mobile,”

Controlling life – here and there – ma-nipulating The-Global!}

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Relatively Relative Real or not ~

“RELATIVELY RELATIVE!” a poem June 18, 2019 [2 2 2 2 day]

“We move and breathe and have our being,”*

In-this “relatively-real-thing” we’re seeing,

Until-we-apparently simply die?

And-relative-time-stops, and we ask, “Why?”

A-4-D-Life-Review’s SO com-pressed,

It happens at-once, and we’re-impressed,

And-guess: “This-is-REAL?-and-Heaven-waits,

For-wishers-of-Harps-&-Heavenly-Gates!

Will you HEAR? The-Celestial Choirs-sing?

They-have a-relatively-real-ring!

And-WHILE-THERE, we hear of-a-HIGHER-Heaven,

Much more real!? Oh, YES! There’re-at-least-SEVEN!!

7-CELESTIAL-HIER-ARCHIES! DRIFTING! My-Dear,

In “The-Afterlife?!” Isn’t-it-clear,

THAT ALL-THESE-DIMENSIONS HAVE RELATIVE-WEIGHT?

Some – are-sooner, and some-come-late!

But-there’s-NO-REAL (really) “around The-Block,”

Some-places-have-SPACE! Some-have-a-clock!

An-IN-FINITE? Multiverse “REALITY,”

Is-ALL “illusion!” Can’t you “see?”

You go to one, you live; you die;

You go to one-where-you-always-cry!

You-go-to-This-One, “where-angels-fear-to-tread!”

You-live-a “RELATIVELY-GOOD-LIFE!” Then, you’re dead?

“It’s . . . THE I-CLOUD . . .illusions, I recall,”**

You-can***-“take-it-ser-i-ous,” but-try-to-“have-a-ball!” 🙂 – “Play ball!”

fin <3

  • – The Book of Acts?

** – Joni Mitchell

*** – but you don’t have to!!! Do you? 🙂

THANKSGIVING DATES

In 2017, U.S. Thanksgiving takes place on Thursday, November 23. (Canadian Thanksgiving was on Monday, October 9.) Here’s a brief history of this all-important feast day—plus, why turkey is traditional and other trivia, weather folklore, crafts, poetry, and more.

THANKSGIVING DATES

Thanksgiving in the United States is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated the second Monday in October.

YearU.S. ThanksgivingCanadian Thanksgiving2017Thursday, November 23Monday, October 92018Thursday, November 22Monday, October 82019Thursday, November 28Monday, October 14

A BRIEF THANKSGIVING HISTORY

In 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation naming Thursday, November 26, 1789 as a “Day of Publick Thanksgivin.” Washington was in his first term as president, and a young nation had just emerged successfully from the Revolution. Washington called on the people of the United States to acknowledge God for affording them “an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.” This was the first time Thanksgiving was celebrated under the new Constitution.

Thanksgiving became a yearly tradition in many communities—celebrated on different months and days that suited them. However, Thanksgiving was not a federal government holiday. Thomas Jefferson and subsequent presidents felt that a public religious demonstration of piety was not appropriate for a government type of holiday in a country based in part on the separation of church and state. While religious thanksgiving services continued, there were no further presidential proclamations marking Thanksgiving until Abraham Lincoln’s presidency.

In 1863, President Lincoln made a proclamation marking Thursday, November 26, 1863 as Thanksgiving. Lincoln’s proclamation harkened back to Washington’s, as he was also giving thanks to God following a bloody military confrontation. In this case, Lincoln was expressing gratitude to God and thanks to the Army for emerging successfully from the Battle of Gettysburg. He enumerated the blessings of the American people and called upon his countrymen to “set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise.”

In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed Thanksgiving from the fourth to the third Thursday in November! It was the tail-end of the Depression, and Roosevelt’s goal was to create more shopping days before Christmas and to give the economy a boost. However, many people continued to celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November.

In 1941, to end any confusion, the president and Congress established Thanksgiving as a United States federal holiday to be celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.

Read more about Sarah Josepha Hale, the “Godmother of Thanksgiving” who helped turn this historic feast into a national holiday.

Of course, Thanksgiving is not born of presidential proclamations. Native American harvest festivals had been celebrated for centuries, and colonial services dated back to the late 16th century. In the early 1600s, settlers in both Massachusetts and Virginia came together to give thanks for their survival, for the fertility of their fields, and for their faith. The most widely known early Thanksgiving is that of the Pilgrims in Plimoth, Massachusetts, who feasted for 3 days with the Wampanoag people in 1621.

Note that Thanksgiving Day in Canada is celebrated on the second Monday in October and has different origins. The first Canadian Thanksgiving Day was observed on April 15, 1872, to celebrate the recovery of the prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) from a serious illness.

In many North American households today, the Thanksgiving celebration centers on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends.

WHY IS THANKSGIVING CELEBRATED WITH TURKEY?

Turkey has become the traditional Thanksgiving fare because at one time it was a rare treat. During the 1830s, an eight- to ten-pound bird cost a day’s wages. Even though turkeys are affordable today, they still remain a celebratory symbol of bounty. In fact, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin ate roast turkey in foil packets for their first meal on the Moon.

See all of our Thanksgiving trivia and fun facts!

Turkey TriviaThe Great Yam ScamCranberry TriviaHistoric Thanksgiving StormsWhy Do We Eat Turkey at Thanksgiving?Why We Can Feel Good Eating Thanksgiving Food!THANKSGIVING WEATHER FOLKLORETurkeys perched on trees and refusing to descend indicates snow.If the first snow sticks to the trees, it foretells a bountiful harvest.If sheep feed facing downhill, watch for a snowstorm.Thunder in November indicates a fertile year to come.If there be ice in November that will bear a duck, there will be nothing thereafter but sleet and muck.As November 21st, so the winter.When the winter is early, it will not be late.THANKSGIVING POEMS AND QUOTES

Perhaps these poems and quotes will come in handy for your Thanksgiving card!

Over the river and through the wood—
Now grandmother’s cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun!
Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin-pie!
–Lydia Maria Child

Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway–
Thanksgiving comes again!
–Unknown

Ah! On Thanksgiving Day, when from East and from West,
From North and from South, come the pilgrim and guest,
What moistens the lip, and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past like the rich pumpkin pie?
–J. G. Whittier

“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.” –Irv Kupcinet, American columnist (1912–2003)

“Radical historians now tell the story of Thanksgiving from the point of view of the turkey.” –Mason Cooley, U.S. aphorist

THANKSGIVING CRAFTSHow to Make a Glove TurkeyHow to Make a Nut WreathHow to Make a Cornhusk DollTHANKSGIVING RECIPESThanksgiving Recipes—including some historically-inspired dishes.Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes—to save you some time on the day-of!How to Cook a Turkey—the basics of cooking the perfect Thanksgiving turkey.Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes—absolutely mouthwatering.Thanksgiving Leftovers—because the leftovers are the best part!

We give thanks to you, our Almanac community, and wish you a Thanksgiving feast that is both filling and full of grace this year!

What Thanksgiving traditions do you follow in your family? Let us know in the comments!

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Submitted by Prashant onNovember 21, 2017 – 1:48pm

Thanks for the information.

WHAT?reply

Submitted by Bob on November 20, 2017 – 10:23pm

That American Thanksgiving story is a heck of a long way off from the real story of the first thanksgiving. The natives taught the pilgrims how to live off of the land their way, and how to grow their crops. time to harvest crops came, obviously in October in Canada, and November in the U.S. After harvesting the crops, pilgrims in what’s now known as U.S.A invited natives to a dinner feast and slaughtered them. Washington was president long after the first thanksgiving, even if the slaughter part wasn’t true (and it was). It’s what they teach in school, or at least used to. They probably butter over it now to make things look better than they really were.

WHEN WE CHANGE THE WAY WE LOOK AT THINGS…reply

Submitted by George Szynal onMay 10, 2017 – 9:32am

Give thanks for healthy living and living according to God’s plan. Give thanks!

THANKS ENJOY IT.reply

Submitted by Gail kilgore onNovember 15, 2016 – 3:17am

Thanks enjoy it.

THANKSGIVINGreply

Submitted by charles c okeke onNovember 25, 2015 – 9:43am

There is a need for thanksgiving; only GOD can make a nation great, when you remove God you are left with a shadow

DO ALL STATES CELEBRATEreply

Submitted by Stan Sinfield (UK)on November 30, 2013 – 3:35am

Do all States celebrate Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday in November?

HI STAN, YES, THANKSGIVING INreply

Submitted by Almanac Staff onDecember 2, 2013 – 12:41pm

Hi Stan, Yes, Thanksgiving in the U.S. has been a federal holiday on the fourth Thursday of November since 1941.

AM SO HAPPY THIS YEAR THAT MYreply

Submitted by daniel gita onNovember 27, 2013 – 5:11am

Am so happy this year that my eyes see thankginging again this year make god help us out aman

I BROUGHT UP A FREE CALENDARreply

Submitted by Arlene Ellis on July 30, 2013 – 1:16pm

I brought up a free calendar on my IPad for 365 days a year. While looking up Holidays I ran across Thanksgiving. It was marked the 4th of November 2013 which is a Monday. Someone else had mentioned this date sometime ago. I told them No it is November 28, 2013. By the other responses here they say the same thing. Have you heard this date before, and do they mean 4 for the 4th Thursday?

FOR THE U.S. THANKSGIVING: INreply

Submitted by Almanac Staff onAugust 5, 2013 – 7:34am

For the U.S. Thanksgiving: In 1941 that Congress designated the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.
Thanksgiving Day in Canada is celebrated on the second Monday in October.

THE THANKSGIVING CEREMONYreply

Submitted by Johnhenryb onOctober 30, 2012 – 4:19pm

The thanksgiving ceremony first celebrated by the Pilgrims was in obedience to the Old Testament festival specified in Ex 23:16; Le 23:34; and De 29:12 Harvest festivals are common to agricultural societies and though the native Americans in attendance at that precedent setting feast also probably celebrated at the end of harvest, they were guests–not the hosts. Should we restore Biblical literacy, much of our nation’s heritage would become easily understood.

AMEN. I AGREE WITH YOU 100 %.reply

Submitted by Shirley148 onNovember 10, 2012 – 7:28am

Amen. I agree with you 100 %.

UNTOLD PILGRIM HISTORY YOUreply

Submitted by Franklin Redman onNovember 11, 2013 – 3:09pm

Untold Pilgrim History You Might Enjoy

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Why the Pilgrims Choose Plymouth Rock

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I AM CONFUSED. IT SAYSreply

Submitted by Debra H. on October 23, 2012 – 9:14pm

I am confused. It says Thanksgiving is on the last Thursday of the month. But when it falls on the 22 it is not the last Thursday. so explain that plese..

NOWADAYS, THE RULE IS THEreply

Submitted by Almanac Staff onOctober 25, 2012 – 11:01am

Nowadays, the rule is the “fourth Thursday of November,” which is why in 2012 it falls on November 22.

Before 1942, however, the date for Thanksgiving had a confusing history. The “last Thursday of November” was the rule from 1863 to 1939 (except in 1865, when President Andrew Johnson proclaimed the first Thursday in December as Thanksgiving Day, and in 1869, when President Ulysses S. Grant chose November 18, which was the third Thursday in November).

In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the date to November 23, the next-to-last Thursday of the month, in order to lengthen the holiday shopping season and aid retail businesses. But this caused confusion, and only about half of the states used this new date, while the others kept Thanksgiving on the last Thursday (or celebrated it twice). In December 1941, President Roosevelt signed legislation that designated the fourth Thursday in November as national Thanksgiving Day, to take effect starting in 1942. The date has not changed since that time.

BECAUSE OF LEAP YEAR IT MADEreply

Submitted by ellie on November 13, 2012 – 7:45pm

because of leap year it made november have 5 thursday normally it only has 4 thanksgiving so thanksgiving is on the 4th thursday. which is the 22nd.

THANKSGIVING FALLS ON THEreply

Submitted by Sheila Bearden onNovember 20, 2012 – 1:25pm

Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday in November not the last Thursday.

THIS IS THE 4 TH THURSDAY INreply

Submitted by jill65 on November 20, 2012 – 1:59pm

This is the 4 th Thursday in November .We have a total of 5th Thursday in November this year.

THE LAST THURSDAY MUST BEreply

Submitted by sierra bearclaw onOctober 22, 2013 – 7:34pm

The last Thursday must be November the 35th I guess.

No, we only have 4 Thursdays and Thanksgiving is the last Thursday this year.

FOURTH THURSDAY IS NOT ALWAYSreply

Submitted by grampabhootie onNovember 21, 2012 – 8:14am

Fourth Thursday is not always the LAST Thursday in any month. Article clearly states the fourth Thursday

THE RULING IS THE 4THreply

Submitted by lafond claude onOctober 11, 2013 – 8:42pm

The ruling is the 4th Thursday on the month of November, not the last if the month has five like in 2012 because the first of November was on a
Thursday

In Canada we make it simple always the second Monday of October and in some states it is Columbus day. Wish we in Canada had our own day and the US could move Colombus to the 3rd Monday. Look at Congress to make it complicated

MOIST TURKEY, CRISPY SKIN.

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