Ray Stevens - The Mississippi Squirrel Revival - YouTube
A fun look at the subject from way back.
smoke smoke smoke that cigarette Tex Williams with Lyrics - YouTube
I received notice that some of the oasis were running low on supplies.
I have dispatched a special caravan to resupply the oasis with all haste.
I will send another out every couple of days to be assured that the supply stock stays adequate.
I have heard of no activity from Nic or C.O.Vid for several days now.
I am sure they are planning something though.
I must reiterate to all the importance of keeping a close watch for traps.
Nic and his accomplices could have them set anywhere.
Travel safely out there and always care for yourself.
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.
Larry the Caravan Master
I feel like I have been sent to prison since this virus began spreading around the globe.
I was told that you at least had a trial before you were locked up!!
I'm sure there are others that feel the same out there.
I wish to send everyone [[[[HUGS]]]] and Creator's Love today.
May your heart rise in joy for something you see or hear.
May the trail be soft for your moccasins.
May you know peace this day.
Creator says it will be, and so I must believe.
When it comes to breaking our addiction to nicotine, we can always do with help.
Someone to ask questions of.
Someone to vent to.
A shoulder to lean on when the going is tough.
I Need You | Official Music Video | McGraw (feat. Faith Hill) - YouTube
The title of that song says it really well.
We need each other to succeed in what we are trying to do here.
To each and every person here......
I Need You each and every day to help stay on the trail, to keep strong in the journey, to stay away from the nicotine.
Be well and stay strong.
My Wish - YouTube
Dream Weaver - Gary Wright Lyrics - YouTube
Harold Reid, who sang bass for the Grammy-winning country group the Statler Brothers, has died after a long battle with kidney failure. He was 80. Reid died Friday in his hometown of Staunton, Virginia.
May he rest in peace ....
For four days I refrained from food and drink.
I sat alone in my lodge turning away all that would come to the entrance.
I thought only of the thing I had set myself to do.
I then drank the purging tea to rid myself of any lingering impurities.
Four times I drank and spewed the poisons from my stomach.
I went to the purifying lodge to sweat.
I threw sage on the coals of the fire outside and stood naked in the smoke.
Six times did I enter and sweat.
Six times did I bathe in the cold water.
I entered the sacred ceremonial lodge after the last trip into the water.
For six days did I send my voice to Creator.
I kept the sacred woods burning.
I lay the sacred plants on the coals.
Creator lifted me to float in the mist of the the Otherworld.
We spoke for many fingers of time.
I pleaded for this illness afflicting the people be ended.
I asked for a healing for all the peoples.
Creator heard and returned me to the lodge.
I have done all I can.
Creator will do as He will.
May all be well that hear these words.
May you have health.
May you have peace.
Send your voice to Creator and ask that all in this world be healed from sickness.
Powerful Shaman Drumming Native American music 4K FIRE (Shaman Music) - YouTube
Six years and six months.
I would have never thought I would be here when I started this journey.
I never thought I could leave the death sticks alone for this long.
I really want to thank everyone that has helped me along the way on this journey.
Without the support I found here, I would never have made it to this point.
The Sheik and I have been in conference deep in the desert.
Plans were made for protecting travelers from the gangs of Nic and C. O. Vid since they have teamed up.
We have sent out Bedoin guards to patrol the trail.
They are to watch for the forces of these two vile persons bent on destroying your quit and your health.
I have sent for extra supplies to be placed at the oasis for travelers use.
I urge all to rest and refresh at each oasis.
Restock your supplies and be sure to refill your water-skins from the wells.
Travel safely and keep a sharp lookout my friends.
You can make the trip to the other side of the desert safely if you use caution.
One minute, one hour, one day, one week, one month at a time.
I would enjoy this music every day.
Hauntingly (Original) - Harp Guitar - (From New Album) - Jamie Dupuis - YouTube
I hope you enjoy it also.
(I wonder if I could learn how to play this by tomorrow?)
R Carlos Nakai - Canyon Trilogy (Deluxe Platinum Edition) - YouTube
This is a long one.
Please listen to what you need of it.
When we are young the pressure to smoke is really great.
Your friends do.
Everyone else does.
You aren't cool if you don't use nicotine.You are in the Danger Zone !!!!
Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone (Video) - YouTube
You start smoking to be the same as your friends.
Pretty soon, you are hooked.
Nic has you locked up !!!!
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues (Live) - YouTube
After some time you decide that you have to quit.
You try everything to get the job done.
Finally, you find a way to break your addiction to nicotine.
You are ......
I'm Free - YouTube
Watch your quit.
Guard it with everything you have.
Stay free from Ol' Nic's grip.
Roy Acuff (Song: Wabash Cannon Ball) - YouTube
For those that enjoy country fiddle
14 Year Old Fiddler - The Orange Blossom Special - The Kempters - YouTube
My toes are tapping already ......
After this period in our history, this is what we need.
Celebrate the fact that we weathered this as we have so many other things in our history.
Most of all, we celebrate the fact that nicotine no longer controls our lives.
I leave the following to begin the celebration ....
Kool & The Gang - Celebration (Official Video) - YouTube
I Died Last Night
As I lay in my bed I felt the coldness creeping through my body.
I fought to take another breath. My lungs refused to do so.
My heart fluttered in my chest like a moth as it did it’s best to continue pumping my lifeblood.
Darkness clouded my vision.
My heart stopped and I was gone.
I heard the doctor talking to my family as they looked down on my body.
He said that this could have been avoided if I had only stopped smoking when he told me that I must.
I would have had some problems, but I would have lived a lot longer.
My lungs would not have been riddled with a cancer that advanced like wildfire.
The cancer would not have spread throughout my entire body.
I would still be hugging my loved ones instead of lying here like this.
I tried to tell them I was not gone, I could hear them.
They could not hear my shouts.
Someone covered my face with a sheet.
I was shoved into a cold place and left.
I don’t know how much time passed before I felt myself being pulled out of the cold plave.
A doctor began cutting into my chest.
I could feel every cut he made.
He pulled my heart out of my chest and I could see the scars and dead tissue.
My lungs were next and I could barely recognize that they were even tissue.
They were black and riddled with tumors.
The doctor spoke into a microphone and stated death due to organ failure and cancer invasion of tissues.
I then felt myself pulled into a tunnel and away from my body.
I was gone forever, leaving family and friends behind.
Don’t let this be your future.
Quit smoking today.
The life you save will be your own and your family will never know the pain of a death that could have been avoided for years.
I wish I had known this fact many years ago.
Marie Osmond - Paper Roses 1973 - YouTube
Kind of reminds me of the gifts Ol' Nic promises and what he actually delivers.
Real roses versus paper roses.
He promises great times and only delivers slow death.
Parties that are actually body destroyers.
I think I would have prefered the real roses myself.
Kick Nic's ASH !!!!
Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting - YouTube
Rock his boat by quitting !!!!
Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat (1974) - YouTube
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody (High Quality) - YouTube
Many of us that smoked did so while working on something.
Sickorette hanging from the corner of your lips as you worked.
There was one thing that was bad about this, besides the health issues, that was really irritating.
The Platters - Smoke Get In Your Eyes - Lyrics - YouTube
Glad that I never have to put up with this while I work on something anymore.
Puff, the Magic Dragon - YouTube
Word has been received that this person has been spotted in this area.
He is accused of harboring illnesses and inflicting them on unsuspecting individuals.
Most of these illnesses are severe and life threatening.
If seen, please contact your local authorities.
Your help will be greatlyappreciated.
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) - YouTube
Christopher Maloney's audition - Bette Midler's The Rose - The X Factor UK 2012 - YouTube
Great singer gone too soon ....
Ritchie Valens - La Bamba (Live) - YouTube
I'm moving here till all this cr@p blows over !!
I was out riding the dunes when I saw something really crazy.
I could swear I saw a white rabbit running as fast as he could and screaming at the top of his lungs, "I'm Late! I'm Late!"
I think someone slipped something into my refreshment.
I hope you enjoy ....
Were You There When They Crucified My Lord - Johnny Cash - Live TV performance 1962 - YouTube
An hour of music to celebrate your Easter.
Beautiful Instrumental Hymns for Easter and Resurrection Sunday | Relaxing and Peaceful - YouTube
Josh Turner - Why Don't We Just Dance (Official Video) - YouTube
Harry Chapin - Cats in the Cradle - YouTube
It's a dreary rainy day here.
This is a blast from my past anyway that always lifted my spirit......
Afternoon Delight - YouTube
Simon & Garfunkel - Me & Julio Down by the Schoolyard (from The Concert in Central Park) - YouTube
"The Laughing Song" By George Younce - YouTube
I have a lot of trouble with Good Friday every year.
It was tainted for me 30 years ago when my mother passed on Good Friday.
She played piano and loved music with a passion.
This was a song she loved very much....
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (Audio) - YouTube
Music can carry you through rough times.
May your day be a good one.
Amazing Grace - Scottish Bagpipes - YouTube
Massed Pipes and Drums of the Scottish highlands gather in Deeside for first parade of 2018 - YouTube
[OFFICIAL VIDEO] Hallelujah - Pentatonix - YouTube
May this touch and bless all.
We do have them among us right now....
Alabama - Angels Among Us (Official Video) - YouTube
Every first responder, every doctor, nurse, aide, every scientist working in the lab.
They are each and every one an angel working to end this terrible thing that has covered our world.
May Creator strengthen them and give them wisdom.
And Now, A Very Special COVID-19 Message From Walter | JEFF DUNHAM - YouTube
Stand strong my friends around the world. We will get through this together.
WE ARE THE WORLD - Original - 1985 - YouTube
Corona Virus We Are The World - 2020 - YouTube
It was written regarding the USA.
This one actually should be for the world right now....
Lee Greenwood - God Bless The USA (Home Free Cover) (All Vocal) (A Cappella) - YouTube
I have been listening to music on You Tube to help pass the time.
I have several that really help calm.
This is a really great one in my opinion....
The Sound of Silence - 18 String Harp Guitar Cover - YouTube
May it help you also.
I have had a lot of time to let my mind ponder things lately.
As I approach 6 1/2 years smoke-free, I reflect back on some of the things I have been told.
One of the most frequent is "Why stay quit?"
Your lungs are damaged and you sound like a blacksmith's bellows sometimes. Why stay quit?
You are "short of breath" all the time. Why stay quit?
Your legs give out when you try walking too far. Why stay quit?
Your heart will never recover from the damage. Why stay quit?
That murmur gets worse each year. Why stay quit?
The Barrett's isn't going away. Why stay quit?
That Aneurysm keeps growing. Why stay quit?
These are just a few that I have heard since I quit smoking.
The short answer could be I have extended my life expectancy 327 Days and 10 Hours by not smoking.
Maybe it's the thousands of dollars I have deprived Big Tobacco of over the years.
I guess the main reason is this ....
Creator made this body perfect.
I abused and damaged it very badly.
I can't repair it, but, I can do my best to care for it.
I might not wake up tomorrow, but I will know that I was not destroying my body anymore.
And that, my friends, is why I STAY quit!!!!!!
Be well and travel safely out there on your quit journey.
My results came back negative. That's great news.
I still have to live in just this one room for another 14 days at least though.
I am doing OK with it though.
I have books. (Glad I always loved to read.)
I have movies to watch and the player in here works good.
Travel well my friends.
Well, I am going batsh*t crazy (though I have been considered this for a very long time) being required to stay in just one room.
It is a small room and I can only pace so long.
I do have DVDs to view and there are some shows on the tube.
I got through being in my hospital room and not getting out of there for almost a month in 2013, so, I think I can make it through this.
Be well my friends and take care of yourself.
I was sent down to the larger town 36 miles away to a clinic for a covid test.
The Dr there says results should be back in 2 - 3 days.
Now on a massive antibiotic regimen for 5 days.
Must isolate in one room of the house now.
He thinks it is an upper infection.
My PCP's office called late yesterday afternoon. I am on the schedule to see her in May. That is the earliest that I can get in due to the virus cr@p.
My Cardiologist will be calling me in about an hour to check in on me though.
That's all the info I have right now.
I am pretending that I am that Little Engine That Could and am still puffing along though.