Tag Archive | USA

It’s A Little Chilly

A wicked cold night on my high desert has me thinking soulful ‘snow-ful’ thoughts.


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Silent Snow 
Wind whispers in the night
brushing through my hair
snow so brilliant, snow so light
silent flakes dancing in the air
Twinkling lights as it blows
and silenced by its peaceful sight
                                 ~ Saturday 7 December 2013 
Today’s high 10° Fahrenheit
Current temp at 8: 05 PM -11° Fahrenheit
(5-6 inches of snow)
Record Low: -11° in 1972.
we’ll  break our record low tonight.






Prayers & Thoughts for SE of the USA Isaac Go Home!

To our Friends of the South Eastern of the USA; we send you our prayers, thoughts, and positive energy that the Universe absorb Hurricane  Isaac before it hits land.

WE hope that everyone is able to find shelter and heeds the warnings to  get off the beaches.

On a personal note: To  my twin Sheila in Florida, and my good friend Ingrid in North Carolina. I have lit the prayer candle tonight girls. Am in for a long night of standing guard. Be safe and Twin of mine, Keep that Bro-out-law of mine inside. He cannot repair the satellite right now! 

Love you Girls~ BB

Share Your World Week #33

Although I am later in publishing this post than I had meant to  Cee’s questions are just in time to add back a bit of normalcy to our lives. For those of us who participate in SYW, and all of us who are mourning the deaths of those who lost their lives to a senseless massacre in Auroro Colorado let us begin the healing today with brightness and hope. 

In memory of these people; in the spirit of life and our need to be together through this tragedy I bring the names of those who lost their lives to our SYW and this week of mourning so that we may all be together here, if just for one moment of silence.

God Speed! We must believe your loss will not be in vain.

Jonathon T Blunk (26)

Alexander J Boik (18)

Jesse E Childress (29)

Gordon W Cowden (51)

Jessica Ghawi (24)

John Thomas Larimer (27)

Mathew R McQuinn (27)

Micayla C Medek (23)

Veronica Moser-Sullivan (6)

Alex M Sullivan (27)

Alexander C Teves (24)

Rebecca Ann Wingo (32)

moment of silence here:

In their memory

SHARE your world questions and my answers

  • (1) What type of pets do you have or want?

We have an orange tabby whose name is Truman. He looks like a cat but it all stops there. Truman actually has an identity crisis thinking he’s part person, part puppy, and lately part guinea pig. . He is also extremely verbal and the little fella makes the best nap buddy. He cannot stand being cold although he is just 8 yrs old. In the summertime when we have the A/C on you’ll find Truman asleep in the garage. Truman has been an inside cat all his life and will continue to be so. Although an indoor kitty he does travel, in 2010 he spent 7 hours on a road trip one way with us and spent a week on the Oregon coast being the “Beau of the Ball” at the resort.

  • (2)  Would you rather take pictures or be in pictures?

Take one look in our photo albums and scrapbooks and you’ll see that I prefer to take the photographs. Never feeling like I was very photogenic and rarely liking photos of myself I have to say I’ll stay behind the lens.

  • (3) What household chore do you absolutely hate doing?

Easy! Bathrooms. I detest doing bathrooms maybe because as the only girl child in our home growing up the bathroom chores always fell on me. I have two brothers, one older, one younger in my family. Need I say anything more? Thankfully I had two girls.  🙂

  • (4) What’s your least favorite mode of transportation?

I Love such great questions that for me I don’t have to really struggle to find that right answer as I so often do. I always enjoy having to reach down deep for good answers but to be honest I don’t have it in me this weekend.

The answer to my last question “wha’s your favorite least mode of transportation: is flying. I am not a good flyer and would rather take ground transportation when I can, Saying that it is my least favorite is a bit of an understatement as getting on an airplane terrifies me. It has cost me from doing the traveling my heart wants to take me on, but that  my mind plays tricks on me, and the thought strikes fear all through me. I have flown several times, and although I don’t like it I have come to a point in my life where the desire to travel and see new people, new things out weighs my fear.



Update On Missing Iowa Cousins

Authorities searching for two missing Iowa cousins have information that leads them to believe both girls are still alive, an FBI spokeswoman said Saturday.

FBI spokeswoman Sandy Breault said authorities “feel strongly” that 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey and 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins have not been killed. She refused to say what led authorities to that conclusion, but urged anyone with information about their disappearance to contact law enforcement.

“We believe these girls are alive, and we are not discouraged by the passage of time since their disappearance,” Breault said. “We are urging anyone with information to come forward. Any information, as insignificant as it may seem, could be vital to this investigation.”

The announcement came a day after authorities finished searching Meyers Lake in the northeast Iowa town of Evansdale, which is near a path where the girls’ bikes were found. The girls vanished July 13.

They now say they believe the girls were abducted, but that searching and draining part of lake was part of a thorough investigation. “We have to cover everything,” Breault told The Associated Press after Saturday’s news conference. “If there’s even a chance (the girls were in the lake), we have to make sure.”

The lake is close to Interstate 380, just outside of Waterloo, which is about 120 miles northeast of Des Moines.

Breault said investigators are interviewing multiple “persons of interest” in the case, whom she declined to identify. She said authorities are still receiving tips on the case, mostly from within the area.

Authorities have said they are watching Lyric’s father, Daniel Morrisey, although they have not named him as a suspect.

Morrisey, 36, has a long criminal history and has stopped cooperating with police. Breault said the lack of cooperation from some family members has hindered the investigation.

“Unfortunately, in this case, law enforcement has not received total cooperation from all families and close friends,” Breault said. “It’s important to note that a majority of the family has cooperated 100 percent. We feel there’s someone out there that has pertinent information about the girls’ whereabouts, and we’d like to take this opportunity to ask them to come forward.”

A judge on Thursday granted a prosecution request to place Morrissey in a pretrial supervision program of the Iowa Department of Corrections while he faces September trials in two separate drug cases that could land him in prison for decades.

The change means Morrissey, who has been free on bond, will be supervised by parole officers who will make sure he shows up in court and does not violate the terms of his release.

Morrissey’s wife, Misty Cook-Morrissey, 34, pleaded guilty in 2003 in federal court to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine, court documents show. She also has theft and alcohol violations in state court and is on supervised release after her probation was revoked in September because of drug and excessive alcohol use and failure to comply with drug tests.

In nearby Waterloo on Saturday, about 165 people participated in a 3-mile run/walk to benefit the girls’ families, the Waterloo Courier reported. The Collinses, who have kept a low profile during the last week, were in attendance.

Contributed from Huff Post CRIME [Huffington Post] July 22, 2012

Footnote by the Baroness: I am a solid watcher of missing children news, getting update,s and Amber Alerts. The fact that the authorities also believe that these girls are still alive and are stating so is the most hopeful bit of news I’ve yet to see in cases such as these. Please do not dismiss their little faces from your eyes, and please DO burn their images into your mind so that every other child does not look-alike. Be come aware for these little girl’s sakes. ~ Please keep them and their families in your thoughts, prayers and positive energy. We can move mountains with our faith>  ~ BB

What Do We Say?

Aurora Colorado U.S.A.

God Speed to the victims who lost their lives and may their families feel the love and support from their nation as well as from their family & close friends.

Our Prayers & Thoughts to those healing and recovering from both the physical and emotional pains, may the scars not run so deeply that recovery seems so far in the distant. God Bless the many families affected by this tragic horrific crime.

I no longer know what to say anymore, time and time again this happens. The words just won’t come. I’m at a loss to understand how this can continue to happen today.


Missing Cousins in Iowa~ Bring Them Home Please!


The newest information can be found here: http://www.hlntv.com/video/2012/07/19/aunt-missing-iowa-girls-theyre-not-lake?hpt=hln10_2

Background story from HLN News:

The aunt of two missing Iowa girls said Thursday that she does not believe the father of one of the girls was involved in their disappearance.

“He knew absolutely nothing about this,” Tammy Brousseau said of Daniel Morrissey on HLN’s Nancy Grace. Morrissey’s 10-year-old daughter, Lyric Cook, and his eight-year-old niece, Elizabeth Collins, have been missing for nearly a week.

The cousins were last seen by their grandmother in Evansdale, Iowa, on Friday morning when they left to go for a bike ride and never returned. The girls’ bikes were found a few miles away near Meyers Lake later that afternoon, along with a purse and cell phone belonging to one of them.

Morrissey told KCCI that he feels like he has been treated like a suspect during his interviews with police. Investigators have not named any suspects in the case and have not said there is clear evidence of foul play.

“It made me feel like, yes, they were looking at me like a suspect,” Morrissey reportedly said. “But as far as what I know, I’m not—I know the truth. I know I’m telling the truth.”

Brousseau acknowledged that Morrissey has a long criminal history, which court records show includes several drug charges and an arrest last year for domestic assault, but she said his past is irrelevant. Lyric’s mother, Misty Cook-Morrissey, also has a criminal record that includes a 2004 conviction on federal drug charges.

“Would Dan ever do something like this? Harm his children? Absolutely not. He’s cooperated 100 percent with the police,” Brousseau told HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell Wednesday.

According to Brousseau, Morrissey was several miles away—at his mother’s home in Waterloo with one of his sons—on Friday afternoon when Lyric and Elizabeth went missing and he did not have a car. Morrissey told HLN Thursday that he has taken a polygraph test but he does not know the results.

As FBI dive teams prepared to search Meyers Lake, Brousseau said again Thursday that the family does not believe the girls are in the water.“The shoes would have been found on the shore” if they had tried to swim, she said.

Authorities had been draining Meyers Lake since Monday, but officials told HLN they have halted that effort in order to allow divers and searchers with side-scan and 360-degree sonar to examine the deeper parts of the lake. An FBI spokeswoman said that search is expected to take place on Thursday or Friday.

Brousseau said the girls could have been kidnapped from the side of the lake, and she urged their abductor to bring them back safely.

“Whoever has them, please let them go,” she said. “We need our girls back…We love you, Lyric and Elizabeth, if you can see this, we’re here, we’re waiting. Please see in your heart whoever has them, return our kids home.”

Thank you HLNTV.com for the background story and photo. We are keeping these two girl’s and their family’s in our thoughts and prayers. Lets help bring them home ~