hazel green curvey red hatters
have dog will travel
I live in Huntsville Al. I have 2 sons(see pics) one lives in Pa the other in Ga. I have worked for the Dept of Labor Bureau of labor statistics since 1987. Up until last Dec. I owned and worked at my candy store in Huntsville Airport. My husband died 4 years ago. We had been married 38 years.
I travel everywhere I can and to work with my Beagle Tiny.
I love to travel and enjoy good food. I have wanted to travel all my life and it has taken the red hatters to get me out of the house and on the road.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 6:27 PM
I felt this was worth a blog:
ICE Campaign - 'In Case of Emergency'
We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory, but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends.
If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn't know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored, but which one is the contact person 'in case of an emergency'?
Hence this 'ICE' (In Case of Emergency) Campaign
The concept of 'ICE' is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As cell phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted during emergency under the name 'ICE' ( In Case Of Emergency).
The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn't know which number to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose. In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital Staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialing the number you have stored as 'ICE.'
For more than one contact name, simply enter ICE-1, ICE-2 and ICE-3 etc. A great idea that will make a difference!
Let's spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our Mobile phones today!
Please forward this. It won't take too many 'forwards' before everybody will know about this. It really could save your life or put a loved one's mind at rest .
ICE will speak for you when you are not able to
Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 4:33 PM
Well, another lunch, another great time. I want to thank all the girls at my table. You make me look forward to our next gathering. (a special thanks to Pam for keeping me up on what is coming next. I would miss so much if it were not for you.) It is so wonderful to come and see people I know and you make me feel so welcome. The Bamabelles put on a great event even though they were plagued with Electric outage since last night. (note neat bull horn). Enjoyed the food and the vendors. My pictures are being posted as we speak. Come take a look!! Maurene, Thank you for keeping me moving right along. Hope you all enjoy the picks. Stay and browse the rest---enjoy. sandra
Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 4:01 PM
Shown below, is an actual letter that was sent to a bank by an 86 year
old woman. The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it
published in the New York Times.
I am writing to thank you for bouncing my check with which I endeavored
to pay my plumber last month. By my calculations, three nanoseconds must
have elapsed between his presenting the check and the arrival in my
account of the funds needed to honor it.
I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my entire
pension, an arrangement which, I admit, has been in place for only eight years.
You are to be commended for seizing that brief windo w of opportunity, and
also for debiting my account $30 by way of penalty for the inconvenience
caused to your bank. My thankfulness springs from the manner in which this
incident has caused me to rethink my errant financial ways.
I noticed that whereas I personally answer your telephone calls and
letters, --- when I try to contact you, I am confronted by the
impersonal, overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity which your bank
From now on, I, like you, choose only to deal with a
flesh-and-blood person. My mortgage and loan repayments will therefore
and hereafter no longer be automatic, but will arrive at your bank, by
check, addressed personally and confidentially to an employee at your bank whom
you must nominate.
Be aware that it is an offense under the Postal Act for any other person
to open such an envelope. Plea se find attached an Application Contact
which I require your chosen employee to complete. I am sorry it runs to
eight pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her as your
bank kn ows about me, there is no alternative. Please note that all copies
of his or her medical history must be countersigned by a Notary Public,
and the mandatory details of his/her financial situation (income, debts,
assets and liabilities) must be accompanied by documented proof.
In due course, at MY convenience, I will issue your employee with a PIN
number which he/she must quote in dealings with me. I regret that it
cannot be shorter than 28 digits but, again, I have modeled it on the
number of button presses required of me to access my account balance on
your phone bank service. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of
Let me level the playing field even further. When you call me, press buttons as follows:
IMMEDIATELY AFTER D IALING, PRESS THE STAR (*) BUTTON FOR ENGLISH
#1. To make an appointment to se e me
#2. To query a missing payment.
#3. To transfer the call to my living room in case I am there.
#4. To tra nsfer the call to my bedroom in case I am sleeping.
#5. To transfer the call to my toilet in case I am attending to nature.> >>
#6. To transfer the call to my mobile phone if I am not at home.
#7 To leave a message on my computer, a password to access my computer
is required. Password will be communicated to you at a later date to that
Authorized Contact mentioned earlier.
#8. To return to the main menu and to listen to options 1 through 7.
#9. To make a general complaint or inquiry. The contact will then be put
on hold, pending the attention of my automated answering service.
#10. This is a second reminder to press* for English. While this may, on
occasion, involve a lengthy wait, uplifting music w ill play for the
duration of the call.
Regrettably, but again followin g your example, I must also levy an
establishment fee to cover the setting up of this new arrangement.
May I wish you a happy, if ever so slightly less prosp erous New Year?
Your Humble Client
(Remember: This was written by an 86 year old woman) 'YA JUST GOTTA LOVE
"US SENIORS" !!!!!
And remember: Don't make old ladies mad. They don't like being old in the
first place, so it doesn't take much to set them off.
Friday, February 8, 2008, 3:51 PM
I have spent 4 and a half hours posting pictures for my trip to Vegas, 2 Queen council meetings and more pics of my chapter. Someone please look at them. There will be a test at the end of the blog. I have had a great month. Vegas was fun and interesting. I hope we made the record books for the Can Can. I met a lot of people that that was the main reason they came. I know that I will go down in my record book for most money I have spent gambling. I never went over the amount that I had decided on before leaving home but it was interesting finding out that I lose just as bad in person as I do my game on my palm pilot. I am a sore looser so that will be my last. I staid a week and saw 5 shows,"O", Mystere, Beatles, Blue Men and Stomp. [enjoyed them a lot more than gambling- gamblers are just too serious] I also visited the grand canyon and Hoover Dam. I had the added bonus of having my youngest son and his girlfriend come for the weekend. The rest of the week I was on the move(monday-friday I rented a scooter) from morning until evening. It was great meeting new red hatter friends and being able to spend quality time with them. I hope I will see them again soon. I went to 2 Queen council meetings. I enjoyed both. Our meeting in Birmingham was stifled due to early in the day snow and a poor forecast. I had a wonderful time going out to eat, shop and the movies after the meeting. It was a wonderful day and more than worth the 2 hour ride. I am already looking forward to the next meeting. We are planning a swap meet in the future so start collecting your experienced clothes and hats and get ready to swap. Well, that's all for now. Please feel free to copy any pictures that you like. I kept to people as in the past rather than scenery If anyone wants pics of grand canyon or Hoover dam they are the same as on TV or books but a little more close up and personal. Take care everyone. Sandra
Sunday, January 6, 2008, 8:24 AM
This last week went very quickly.
I had a great time in England. I had not expected it to be such a beautiful city.
The best part was meeting red hatters that I had corresponded with on QMB1 & 2. It was wonderful being with people that you enjoy. There was never enough time to see all that you had planned to visit. I guess that's why some of the girls were on their 6th trip here. I have downloaded about 75 photos of people. I purposely did people not sights. I figured that those who went would like to have an additional remembrance of their trip. I am sure that everyone took pictures of the buildings. I wanted to give you something that you did not have.
Feel free to copy as many as you would like. The photos are at the 12-28 to 1-04-2008 gallery. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much I enjoyed taking them. I hope everyone had a wonderful healthy and safe new year. Let me know how you feel. Sandra
Saturday, December 15, 2007, 11:01 PM
Greetings!! I just would like everyone to know that I had a wonderful time this afternoon. the food was great and the company was outstanding. It is so neat to meet people that I have met on QMB & QMB2. It is also wonderful to meet people again that I have seen at other events. The ladies put on a wonderful afternoon. I am already looking forward to next year. Ladies, thank you again, you make my life so much more exciting and rewarding. A few years ago you would never have been able to get me to an outing or event that I didn't know someone. I would have worried too much about what am I going to talk about and how it feels to be standing in a room by yourself with everyone talking to someone else. Everyone has always made me feel so welcome and part of the group. I can thank you all for giving me that comfortable feeling that I can travel anywhere and feel at home. Have a Happy and Healthy holiday season. Sandra
Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 11:37 PM
I had a great thanksgiving this year. It started out with only four people coming and escalated into 11 people.
We had standing rib roast, turkey breast and salmon. I made the roast, turkey and cauliflower. My sons best friend who is a chef did the salmon and all the other side dishes. If I ever have the time to figure out my new camera I will post pictures of the table.
I have been replacing my 42 year old dishes with all different patterns of polish pottery. The table looked outstanding. I thought we were going to have to put people at a card table until I discovered that a side board that my mother in law had given me not only opened up to be the same height as my dining room table but had three leaves that could be added. Wow, I have room to expand. Everything went wonderful and we decided that we would make it a tradition.
Next year I hope to be adding my other son, his girlfriend and 2 of my best friends. This was the first time I had people for dinner since my husband died 4 years ago. I had forgotten how good my house could smell. The only drawback was that my son and his friend managed to dirty every dish, pot and pans that I owned. everyone went to bed and I was up until 7:30 am cleaning the kitchen and putting 7 loads of dishes into the dishwasher. I told my son next year if they dirty, they need to help me cleanup afterwards. (hope springs eternal) Well, this is my first blog and I think I have been long winded enough. I hope all of you had a wonderful thanksgiving as I had. Sandra