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   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch  Stole this from a poster on another blog about the recent court rulings on gay marriage:

Doan’t You Be What You Ain’t

Doan’t ye be what you ain’t,
Jes you be what you is.
Ef a man is what he isn’t
Den he isn’t what he is.
Ef you’s jes a little tadpole,
Doan’t you try to be de frog.
Ef you’s de tail doan’t you try
to wag de dog.
Ef a man is what he isn’t, den
he isn’t what he am,
And sure as I’m a-talking’ he isn’t worth a
October 11 at 09:50 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Jokes  Democrats rally for Obama
   October 11 at 09:03 EST .

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   Guard SGT (ret)  This makes it so much easier for the Usurper to kick them in the rear and blame it on the GOP!
October 11 at 13:32 EST .

   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  On another wall, I asked the question who was paying for Duncan? Well, us, I guess. I just found this quote from Bloomberg referring to the cost:

"Doctors at the Texas hospital that treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who became the first person to die of Ebola on U.S. soil, told Bloomberg that care can cost $1,000 per hour."
October 11 at 08:53 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Household Hints  I have just become addicted to this site. It contains about 25 2-minute or less videos of the neatest cooking tips I have ever seen. I cannot wait to try some of them. I love poached eggs, and am definitely going to poach them this way in the morning. Warning, as I said, this is addictive.
October 9 at 15:24 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Darn, we don't have the bandwidth to watch videos, can you share some of the tips as you watch them?
October 9 at 19:33 EST .

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   Bettijo  I poach eggs by dropping them one by one into simmering water and cook for about three minutes. Then I have to fish them out, sometimes breaking the yoke In the process. The tip I plan to try in morning is to break the egg into a small strainer over a bowl. Let the egg drain into the dish. There a little water in whites which cause them to separate when cooking. After water has drained odd, leave egg in strainer and insert, strainer and all, into simmering water. Continue cooking as usual. When done, just lift strainer with egg out, let water drain off, dump on toast and serve.
October 9 at 23:44 EST .

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   MeiDei  To hull strawberries using a straw: fluff up the green leaves - on the opposite side poke a straw through which removes the core & leaf cluster.

To hull cherries using a clean wine bottle & chopstick:
Remove stem, put cherry on bottle top stem side up, push broad end of chopstick through the indent where stem was & pit will pop into bottle.

To make ice cream without an ice cream maker: Make your base as usual, put in a large freezer bag & flatten. Freeze 2 hours; remove & fold bag in various ways to break up the contents, put in food processor & pulse til smooth consistency - pour into loaf pan, flatten & place plastic wrap on top (just as you would for pudding to avoid a skim top )refreeze a few hours & serve with scoop.
Hope these three are of interest for you
October 11 at 13:13 EST .

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   MeiDei  List your requests and some one of us will gladly write them up for you. The one for pancakes is neat, especially if you're making them for kids - heart shape, Mickey Mouse, Snowman - imagination rules.
October 11 at 13:18 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Comments Suggestions  Wish we could edit out posts. Thanks.
October 9 at 09:15 EST .

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   Bettijo  That was supposed to have been "our posts."
October 9 at 09:20 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Jokes  A Laugh A Day

The mother of a 17-year-old girl was concerned that her daughter was having sex... Worried the girl might become pregnant and adversely impact the family’s status, she consulted the family doctor. The doctor told her that teenagers today were very willful and any attempt to stop the girl would probably result in rebellion. He then told her to arrange for her daughter to be put on birth control and until then, talk to her and give her a box of condoms. Later that evening, as her daughter was preparing for a date, the mother told her about the situation and handed her a box of condoms. The girl burst out laughing and reached over to hug her mother, saying, 'Oh Mom! You don't have to worry about that! I'm dating Susan!'

A man went to church one day and afterward he stopped to shake the preacher's hand. He said, ‘Preacher, I’ll tell you, that was a damned fine sermon. Damned good!' The preacher said, 'Thank you sir, but I’d rather you didn't use profanity.' The man said, 'I was so damned impressed with that sermon I put five thousand dollars in the offering plate!' The preacher said, ‘No $hit?'

Brenda and Steve took their six-year-old son to the doctor. With some hesitation, they explained that although their little angel appeared to be in good health, they were concerned about his rather small penis. After examining the child, the doctor confidently declared, 'Just feed him pancakes. That should solve the problem.' The next morning when the boy arrived at breakfast, there was a large stack of warm pancakes in the middle of the table. 'Gee, Mom,' he exclaimed, ‘for me?' 'Just take two,' Brenda replied. ‘The rest are for your father.'

One night, an 87-year-old woman came home from Bingo to find her 92-year-old husband in bed with another woman. She became violent and ended up pushing him off the balcony of their 20th floor apartment, killing him instantly. Brought before the court on the charge of murder, she was asked if she had anything to say in her own defense. ‘You’re Honor,' she began coolly, ‘I figured that at 92, if he could screw, he could fly.'

A Doctor was addressing a large audience in Tampa... 'The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. High fat diets can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water. However, there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all and we all have eaten, or will eat it. Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?' After several seconds of quiet, a 75-year-old man in the front row raised his hand, and softly said, ‘Wedding Cake.'

October 9 at 07:34 EST .

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   Bettijo  SATURDAY
Bob, a 70-year-old, extremely wealthy widower, shows up at the Country Club with a breathtakingly beautiful and very sexy 25-year-old blonde-haired woman who knocks everyone’s socks off with her youthful sex appeal and charm and who hangs over Bob’s arm and listens intently to his every word. His buddies at the club are all aghast. At the very first chance, they corner him and ask, 'Bob, how’d you get the trophy girlfriend?' Bob replies, ‘Girlfriend? She's my wife!' They are knocked over, but continue to ask. 'So, how'd you persuade her to marry you?' 'I lied about my age,' Bob replies. 'What, did you tell her you were only 50?' Bob smiles and says, 'No, I told her I was 90.'

Groups of Americans were traveling by tour bus through Switzerland. As they stopped at a cheese farm, a young guide led them through the process of cheese making, explaining that goat's milk was used. She showed the group a lovely hillside where many goats were grazing. 'These,' she explained, 'are the older goats put out to pasture when they no longer produce.' She then asked, 'What do you do in America with your old goats?' A spry old gentleman answered, 'They send us on bus tours!'
October 9 at 07:35 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Household Hints  Someone asked about getting rid of ants:

Below are 10 ways to effectively kill or deter ants naturally, provided by Mother Nature Network.

Lemon Juice - Spraying pure lemon juice in or around openings near your home can prevent the pests from entering. They dislike the sour, acidic all-natural juice.

Cinnamon - Ground cinnamon, cinnamon oil or cinnamon combined with ground cloves, both fill your home with warm, seasonal scents and deter ants if sprinkled in their paths.

Peppermint - Similar to cinnamon, peppermint either by itself, or combined with equal parts water can be mixed and poured into a water bottle and sprayed directly at the ants or along their pathways.

Coffee grounds - Some people have had luck with placing used coffee grounds in the cracks near their entryway. The coffee doesn't kill them, but deters the ants, forcing them to set up shop somewhere else.

Chalk - Drawing a line around windows or doorway entries has kept ants at bay for some. You can usually find chalk at home improvement stores, some of which come in a squeeze bottle, making application easy.

Baking soda and powdered sugar - Mixing baking soda and powdered sugar in jar lids and placing them in strategic corners can greatly reduce ant populations.

Boiling water and dish soap - Filling a spray bottle with soap and hot water can work very effectively against ants. Also, food items that attract ants, such as honey jars, can be placed on a small water-filled saucer to prevent the insects from reaching it. Pouring boiling water on ant colonies both kills the ants and is safe and nontoxic to humans.

Vinegar - Vinegar plus equal parts water isn't just great for cleaning your kitchen countertops and floors but has been known to sufficiently kill unwanted insects. Pouring the solution where the ants have their nest is key. You can also mix vinegar with peppermint for an extra kick that gets rid of them faster.

Cream of wheat - Posts on Helpful Gardener say cream of wheat takes care of ant infestations. After eating the cream of wheat, rolled oats, dry cornmeal or grits, it swells up in their guts and their stomachs explode.

Diatomaceous earth (DE ) - DE is a substance made up of fossilized remains from plankton, an off-white talc powder that effectively kills any bug with an exoskeleton; however it's safe for mammals to eat. DE is completely nontoxic to humans but works well for killing ants. Remember not to let the DE get wet, or it becomes ineffective. While this method isn't instant, you should be able to see results in about a week or so.

As you can see, there are so many effective ways to kill ants, or other insects, without using toxic chemicals. Keep this list handy next time you're dealing with an infestation.

Learn more:
September 26 at 11:41 EST .

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   Bettijo  My brother had a family of raccoons that wanted to play on his roof right over his bedroom. He did not want to harm them, just encourage them to play on a different part of the roof. Solution: He sprinkled cinnamon on roof over bedroom.
September 26 at 11:44 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch  

Don't lie to anyone who trusts you, and
Don't trust anyone who lies to you.
September 24 at 12:27 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  That was inspired! Might out-Alinsky the Dems with that.
September 27 at 09:46 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Household Hints  Have you ever had a ring that was so tight you could not get it off (or on ) your finger? A jeweler I know keeps a bottle of Windex under his display case. Whenever a customer has trouble getting a ring on or off, he squirts a little Windex on their finger and the ring is no longer too tight.
September 24 at 11:16 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  If it's a real problem, wind string around the finger tightly starting at the fingernail. This forces fluid from the finger, and, when removed, allows the ring to slide off.
September 24 at 22:57 EST .

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   Gerty  If finger turns blue for more the four hours, consult a physician or seek medical...... ;- )

Sorry, Mr.Wright--I just couldn't resist.
September 25 at 11:51 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  

Republican commercial.
September 22 at 08:04 EST .

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   MeiDei  Subtle but effective.
September 23 at 13:09 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  

Article to go with this 5-year-old video:
September 19 at 07:11 EST .

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