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Some Updates 

Late in November of last year we lost Mark’s father.  Al lost his battle with cancer and he is dearly missed.  Thank God he only lasted about a week on hospice when the angels took him home.  Sebastian was his buddy and he still looks for him every time he goes to their house.  He knows he’s not in the bed anymore, so he talks to Poppy’s picture instead ūüė¶

Speaking of Sebastian, he’s 18 months old already!  Remember this little guy?

Well, here he is now…

And those sweet little twin babies my son had…

And let’s not forget my two little scholars…

Where does the time go?  I can feel myself aging by the minute!  

Last but not least, some of my latest work…

I hope everybody has been as well as can be expected!!

God bless and keep you all,  Terri

¬†I Was Taught Respect

From a young child
respect was taught
for those whose lives
our safety bought

It mattered not
what badge they wore
more important
the oath they swore

A debt we owed
of gratitude
freely given
without attitude

Killing police
condoned by blacks
proves just what
this country lacks

Following God
His laws to keep
was in our hearts
conviction deep

Yet to believe
today brings scorn
an evil soul
in us was born

If once again
we put God first
He’d prosper us
and lift our curse!

What?

Date: Monday, October 24, 2016,
Wow, where does it end?
First Grandma, Marian Robinson, to Receive Lifetime $160K Government
 Pension
>¬† By¬†Lorne Armstrong¬†–
      October 17, 2016
Photo by Steve Jurvetson via Flickr (CC BY 4.0)Washington D.C.

Subject: First Grandma Marian Robinson to Receive Lifetime $160K Government Pension

First Grandma Marian Robinson to Receive Lifetime $160K Government
Pension

Washington D.C. ‚ÄstFirst¬†Grandma Marian Robinson, 79, will receive a¬†lifetime 160K government¬†pension when she leaves the White House next year,according to¬†congressional budget statements.

According to documents obtained through the Freedom of
Information¬†Act¬†(FOIA), Mrs. Robinson earned¬†the lifetime pension¬†for ‚Äúservices rendered as full-time/in-home¬†caregiver‚ÄĚ for¬†granddaughters Malia, 18, and Sasha, 15, during¬†President Obama‚Äôs two¬†terms in office.

In January of 2009, it was reported that Mrs. Robinson was living in the White House full-time to tend to her granddaughters. She was the first live-in grandmother at the White House since Elivera M. Doud, the mother of Mamie Eisenhower, during the Eisenhower
Administration.

Critics say Mrs. Robinson should not profit from something as simple as taking care of family.

Sally Kellner, volunteer/activist
for the National Taxpayers
Union, says this is a prime example of needless spending.

“I think it’s ridiculous that taxpayers must pay this woman a lifetime salary for something everyday Americans do for free.

We take care of¬†our families because we love them, not for profit.”

When asked if Mrs. Robinson’s lifetime pension was justified, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget
Committee, declined to comment but said a special oversight committee would review all post-Obama Administration budgetary
obligations.

Before her son-in-law became President of the United States, Mrs. Robinson had never been abroad.

Now, after almost eight years of being the nation’s Grandmother-In-Chief, she’s a seasoned world traveler who has, accompanied by her granddaughters, been to Senegal, Tanzania, China and Italy, where she even met the Pope.

‚ÄúShe‚Äôs¬† been the rock of the family,‚ÄĚ says Obama family¬†friend and biographer,¬†Peter Slevin. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs been a real blessing for¬†the girls (Malia &¬† Sasha) to have their grandma with them during¬†these formative years,‚Ä̬†he said.

Shortly¬†after the 2008 presidential election, President¬†Obama called Robinson¬†‚ÄúOne of the unsung heroes‚ÄĚ of his campaign,¬†and said, ‚ÄúWe couldn‚Äôt¬†have done it without her.‚ÄĚ

First Lady Michelle Obama has said that if Robinson had not been available to step in and watch over the girls, Obama might never have launched his campaign.

While¬†holding no official job title, Mrs. Robinson¬†likely qualified for her¬† lifetime pension under the ‚Äúoptional‚Ä̬†eligibility requirement for¬†the¬†Civil Service¬†Retirement
Act (CSRS).

Hump Day Humor

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Oh Say Can’t You See

Sunday’s Words of Wisdom