I'll resume posting again soon, but am currently working on a new look for this blog, as well as adding a new blog gallery for our CCCrafters Group.
Still trying to decide on background, etc.,.....so please check back.


There's just no end to the talent
you'll find here in North Carolina!
(With apologies to Dolly Parton,
who wrote & recorded this song)

CREATION vs. Evolution

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Gen. 1:1-2

These are well worth watching!
(Please mute Playlist first!)

Four Crises Facing Evolution.....

How Old is the Earth?....

Definitions, Part 1....

Definitions, Part 2....

Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.
By the seventh day God had finished the work He had been doing, so on the seventh day He rested from all His work.
Gen. 2:1-2


Nice bear waiting for lunch.................

Still waiting....................

Bear decides they must've hung his lunch in the tree today..

Hope this rope doesn't break!....

Almost there...............

Well, it's not picnic scraps, but it'll have to do.........


Don't you just love these beach pics?..............................

Bill left his surfboard at home, but seemed to manage okay without it.


A real balancing act!
(Please mute Playlist music before watching this short one-minute video).

Can you count how many people he's carrying?


Today was the first day back to school for Justin & Amanda. Hope it's a great year! (& for you too, Alan!).


Here we are back at home after a fabulous week in Florida!
We enjoyed visiting family and friends, and spending several days at Cocoa Beach.
The weather couldn't have been any better! It was just overcast & breezy enough that we could enjoy breakfast out on the terrace every morning.
It's a lovely stretch of beach that isn't overcrowded. I think our trip this year was even nicer than last year, but it's always good to be back at home!


Well, here we are at the beach.

There's a wonderful breeze all the time,

so you don't realize the sun is cooking you. Ha!

Pretty Halcyon Days (by Ogden Nash)

How pleasant to sit on the beach,

On the beach, on the sand, in the sun,

With ocean galore within reach,

And nothing at all to be done!

No letters to answer,

No bills to be burned,

No work to be shirked,

No cash to be earned.

It is pleasant to sit on the beach

With nothing at all to be done.


Judy in the hospital...............

This explains what happened in the operating room......


"Why, Why, Why?" (Don't ask me -- I don't have the answers)

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?

Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough money?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but duckswhen you throw a revolver at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end you first try?

How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?

When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, "It's all right?" Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, "That really hurt, why don't you watch where you're going?"

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

And my FAVORITE......
The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons are suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.


Very interesting, but it moves along quickly, so read fast!...........


Hey, Bill (& Jami, too!)...this one's for you! (heh, heh)


*You are the only person to show up at the cemetery research party with a shovel.

*To put the 'final touches' on your genealogical research, you've asked all of your closest relatives to provide DNA samples.

*You were instrumental in having 'non-genealogical use of the genealogy room copy machine' classifled as a federal hate crime.

*Your house leans slightly toward the side where your genealogical records are stored.

*You decided to take a two-week break from genealogy, and the US Post Office immediately laid off 1,500 employees.

*Out of respect for your best friend's unquestioned reputation for honesty and integrity, you are willing to turn off that noisy surveillance camera while he reviews your 38 genealogical research notebooks in your home. The armed security guard, however, will remain.

*You plod merrily along 'refining' your recently published family history, blissfully unaware that the number of errata pages now far exceeds the number of pages in your original publication.

*During an ice storm and power outage, you ignore the pleas of your shivering spouse and place your last quilt around that 1886 photograph of dear Uncle Michael.

*The most recent document in your 'Missing Ancestors' file is a 36-page contract between you and the Jones Billboard Advertising Company.

*'A Loving Family' and 'Financial Security' have moved up to second and third, respectively, on your list of life's goals, but still lag behind 'Owning My Own Microfilm Reader.'

*A magical genie appears and agrees to grant your any one wish, and you ask that the 1890 census be restored.


Judy, this bouquet is for you!

Heard you're feeling not so good

And need some cheering up

Something that would brighten your day

And says you're valued much.

We pray that you will feel God's love

And know that He is near

And that we all are thinking of you

And let you know we care!


With love from the CCCrafters

Diane, Jean, Joan, Mary, Trudy & Susan


We will be on the go during the month of August, so blog posting will be random.
Keep checking back often though, because I'll be posting some photos and passing on neat stuff as I find it.


This video is of CTJF Mime Ministry. It's fascinating!
The song is 'Who Am I?' by Casting Crowns.
All you see is the movement of the gloved hands against a black background.

(Please mute Playlist before watching video!)

SCRIPTURE for Sunday

Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;
wisdom and power are His.
He changes times and seasons;
He sets up kings and deposes them.
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to the discerning.
He reveals deep and hidden things;
He knows what lies in darkness,
and light dwells with Him.
--Daniel 2:20-22

SONG for Saturday

'Because of the Lord's great love we
are not consumed,
for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness.'

words by Thomas O. Chisholm
tune composed by Wm. M. Runyan
singer is CeCe Winans
(please mute Playlist to hear video)