Just to let you all know

I have been absent for quite some time.  But I’ll try to get back on here in a week and answer some of your questions.  Sorry for the delays.

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Where has Yowie Yoga Cat BEEN?

I know you all wonder how Yowie Yoga Cat has been doing with his CAREER.  Actually he’s been doing a lot of photo shoots lately.

Yowie Yoga Cat on a Cat Tower

Inquiring minds Want To KNOW

Yowie Yoga Cat Basket Pose

Yowie Yoga Cat Basket Pose

Yowie Yoga cat looking over shoulder

I am a serious cat

yowie yoga cat relaxing

I am sometimes shy and unimposing . . .

Yowie Yoga Cat getting fit for tne new fashion hat

Yowie Yoga Cat getting fit for tne new fashion hat

Yowie Yoga Cat is sexy

Yowie Yoga Cat is a sexy thinking guy

Yowie Yoga Cat In the Bath

And Yowie Yoga Cat ends his day in the bath

HOWEVER . . . Nowdays, when he isn’t posing for a photo shoot, he hangs out with BUBBA

BUBBA THE HAMSTER

BUBBA, Yowie’s friend

And he also hangs out with CHICKME, his maybe girlfriend

Chicken perching

CHICKME

Jewelant Antique Postcards 57-64

A sixth pile of antique postcards . . . And that’s not ALL I’ll scan some more later on.

Antique Card – Lovelights Quit Your Foolin' Man and woman card with them in the middle framed by a lightbulb and a heart shape.

Antique Card – Lovelights Quit Your Foolin’ Man and woman card with them in the middle framed by a lightbulb and a heart shape.

Antique Travel Folding Postcard THE EIFFEL TOWER

Antique Travel Folding Postcard THE EIFFEL TOWER

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Edgewater Gulf Hotel 1937

Antique Travel Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Edgewater Gulf Hotel 1937

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Buena Vista Motel 1937

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Buena Vista Motel 1937

Antique Travel Postcard Missouri Stevens College Administration Building Columbia 1938

Antique Travel Postcard Missouri Stevens College Administration Building Columbia 1938

Antique Travel Postcard Carlos Hotel Pensacola Florida 1935

Antique Travel Postcard Florida San Antique Travel Postcard Carlos Hotel Pensacola Florida 1935

Antique Travel Postcard Swimming Pool Bath House Syracuse NY 1939

Antique Travel Postcard Swimming Pool Bath House Syracuse NY 1939

Antique Travel Postcard Arkansas Hot Springs Mountain Drive 1914

Antique Travel Postcard Arkansas Hot Springs Mountain Drive 1914

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jewelant Antique Postcards 46-56

A fifth big bunch of antique postcards . . . They did a lot of travel art back then.

Antique Travel Postcard – Colorado Pikes Peak Trifold Vacation

Antique Travel Postcard – Colorado Pikes Peak Trifold Vacation This has multiple photos inside.

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Biloxi Historic Lighthouse 1941

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Biloxi Historic Lighthouse 1941

Antique Travel Postcard Hotel Markham Gulfport Mississippi 1942

Antique Travel Postcard Hotel Markham Gulfport Mississippi 1942

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Georgia Lookout Mountain Rock city gardens 1938

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Georgia Lookout Mountain Rock city gardens 1938

Antique Travel Postcard EastBeachRiverDriveSunset on the Mississippi River 1936-1940

Antique Travel Postcard EastBeachRiverDriveSunset on the Mississippi River 1936-1940

Antique Travel Postcard Holly Springs, MS Mississippi Synodical College in winter 1936-40

Antique Travel Postcard Holly Springs, MS Mississippi Synodical College in winter 1936-40

Antique Travel Postcard Tennessee Memphis Harahan Bridge 1938-1940

Antique Travel Postcard Tennessee Memphis Harahan Bridge 1938-1940

Antique Travel Postcard – Birch Trees And Canoe 1936 Publisher: Curteich Postmark: July 6,1936 Notes: Writing on back, one cent green stamp

Antique Travel Postcard – Birch Trees And Canoe 1936 Publisher: Curteich Postmark: July 6,1936 Notes: Writing on back, one cent green stamp

Antique Travel Postcard Peace River Florida A Scene near Arcadia Fla 1936

Antique Travel Postcard Peace River Florida A Scene near Arcadia Fla 1936

Antique Travel Postcard Florida New Smyrna Yacht Club

Antique Travel Postcard Florida New Smyrna Yacht Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A fourth batch of antique postcards . . .

Antique Travel Postcard California Venice California vacation beach trifold fold out one picture from

Antique Travel Postcard California Venice California vacation beach trifold fold out one picture from

Antique Postcard An alluring Scene Down South 1939

Antique Travel Postcard An alluring Scene Down South 1939

Antique Travel Postcard – Georgia Atlanta Georgia Druid Hill Golf Course 1931

Antique Travel Postcard Georgia Atlanta Georgia Druid Hill Golf Course 1931

Antique Travel Postcard South Carolina A walk in Middleton Gardens Charleston South Carolina 1942

Antique Travel Postcard South Carolina A walk in Middleton Gardens Charleston South Carolina 1942

Antique Travel Postcard – New Jersey Bathing Beach Looking South From Ocean Pier, Wildwood-By-The-Sea NJ 1942

Antique Travel Postcard New Jersey Bathing Beach Looking South From Ocean Pier, Wildwood-By-The-Sea NJ 1942

Antique Travel Postcard St Augustine Florida Hotel Ponce DeLeon 1943

Antique Travel Postcard St Augustine Florida Hotel Ponce DeLeon 1943

Antique Travel Postcard – Mississippi Vivid Azaleas along the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Vivid Azaleas along the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Antique Travel Postcard – Wyoming Wind River Canyon Wyoming 1072 Highway through wind river canon on US 20 near thermopolis

Antique Travel Postcard Wyoming Wind River Canyon Wyoming 1072 Highway through wind river canon on US 20 near Thermopolis Wyoming

Antique Military Postcard King George era World War One Tanks 1916-1917

Antique Military Postcard King George era World War One Tanks 1916-1917

Antique Postcard Canada Parliament Buildings Ottowa Canada 1939

Antique Postcard Canada Parliament Buildings Ottowa Canada 1939

Antique Travel Postcard – Texas State Capitol Austin Texas 1939

Antique Travel Postcard – Texas State Capitol Austin Texas 1939

 

 

 

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A third batch of antique postcards . . .

Antique Postcard of texas state capitol austin tx 1939

Antique Scenic Postcard Texas state capitol Austin 1939

Antique Scenic Postcard louisiana fort pike and rigolets bridge new orleans 1939

Antique Scenic Postcard louisiana fort pike and rigolets bridge new orleans 1939

Antique Scenic Postcard louisiana new orleans huey p long bridge 1938

Antique Scenic Postcard louisiana new orleans huey p long bridge 1938

Antique Scenic Postcard colorado valley of dreams cave of the winds colorado springs 1937

Antique Scenic Postcard colorado valley of dreams cave of the winds colorado springs 1937

Antique Military Postcard alabama montgomery maxwell field 1941

Antique Military Postcard alabama montgomery maxwell field 1941

Antique Scenic Postcard mississippi gulf side bilioxi 1938

Antique Scenic Postcard mississippi gulf side bilioxi 1938

Antique PostcardTexasNight View, State of Texas Building, Texas Centennial Exposition, Dallas 1936

Antique PostcardTexasNight View, State of Texas Building, Texas Centennial Exposition, Dallas 1936

Antique Scenic Postcard mississippi pines along the mississippi gulf coast between-biloxi and gulfport 1937

Antique Scenic Postcard mississippi pines along the mississippi gulf coast between-biloxi and gulfport 1937

Antique Postcard tennessee memphis arial view business district 1941

Antique Postcard tennessee memphis arial view business district 1941

Antique Postcard colorado denver business buildings trifold

Antique Postcard colorado denver business buildings trifold

Antique Tri-Fold Folding Postcard colorado denver scenes along the moffat road outside view

Antique Tri-Fold Folding Postcard colorado denver scenes along the moffat road outside view

 

 

 

Jewelant Antique Postcards 15-24

A second batch of antique postcards . . .

Antique Postcard B25 Bomber World War One 1942

Antique Postcard B25 Bomber World War One 1942

Antique Postcard Royal Canadian Mounted Police 1959

Antique Postcard Royal Canadian Mounted Police 1959

Antique Postcard Old Black Man down south 1942

Antique Postcard Old Black Man down south 1942

Antique Postcard oklahoma indian scout henryetta1941

Antique Postcard oklahoma indian scout henryetta 1941

Antique Postcard Hot Springs Arkansas Boy Riding Alligator

Antique Postcard Hot Springs Arkansas Boy Riding Alligator

Antique Postcard Girl Riding A Turtle Biloxie Mississippi 1936

Antique Postcard Girl Riding A Turtle Biloxie Mississippi 1936

Antique Postcard Emil Ritters Midgets 1930

Antique Postcard Emil Ritters Midgets 1930

Antique Art Postcard by Israels The Woman Knitting not dated

Antique Art Postcard by Israels The Girl Knitting.  not dated

Antique Postcard south carolina scene in magnolia gardensc Charleston SC 1942

Antique Postcard south carolina “scene in magnolia garden” Charleston SC 1942

Antique Postcard louisiana canal street by night new orleans Louisiana1939

Antique Postcard louisiana canal street by night new orleans Louisiana1939

 

 

 

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These antiques aren’t expensive at all.  And they don’t take up any more space than a photo.

Antique postcard "Dangerous Curves Ahead" 1941 World War Two Era

Antique postcard “Dangerous Curves Ahead” 1941 World War Two Era

Antique travel beach postcard 1941

Antique humorous travel beach postcard 1941

Antique postcard postmarked 1940 close to World War Two

Antique postcard postmarked 1940 close to World War Two

Antique Postcard "Window Shopping" postmarked 1940

Antique Postcard “Window Shopping” postmarked 1940

Antique postcard of goat butting a man

Antique postcard of goat butting a man

Antique postcard Nudist Colony 1939

Antique postcard Nudist Colony 1939

Antique World War Two Military Postcard 1942

Antique World War Two Military Postcard 1942

Antique Postcard Girl and Goat

Antique Postcard Girl and Goat

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Antique World War Two Military postcard

Antique Funny Outhouse Postcard Curteich cards

Antique Funny Outhouse Postcard Curteich cards

Antique funny cartoon postcard 1943

Antique funny cartoon postcard 1943

Have a Happy Easter Antique Postcard 1940

Have a Happy Easter Antique Postcard 1940

Antique World War Two Military Postcards Curtis Field Texas 1942

Antique World War Two Military Postcards Curtis Field Texas 1942

Antique Arkansas Hot Springs vacation postcard

Antique Arkansas Hot Springs vacation postcard Ethnographic

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Jewelant Collectible TOYS

http://www.webstore.com/store,pgr,172423,user_id,shop is where these toys will be found for sale

Antique Heap

vintage furby with waggly ears

vintage furby vintage waggle ear FURBY

vintage peeing boy doll vintage peeing boy doll

Antiques,collectibles,antique toys,dolls,collectible toys,vintage toys collectible wonder bread toy

Antique Porcelain face doll Antique Porcelain face doll

Antique Miniature Aluminum Sauce Pan Antique Miniature Aluminum Sauce Pan

vintage chinese made matchbox car vintage chinese made matchbox car

Antique play football set Antique play football set

Antique wood squeeze toy Antique wood squeeze toy

Antique wooden top Antique wooden top

Collectible Exxon Tiger Collectible Exxon Tiger

Antique Miniature Reviere Ware pan set complete with copper bottoms Antique Miniature Reviere Ware pan set complete with copper bottoms

Miniature Revierware pans copper bottoms Miniature Reviereware pans copper bottoms

Toy Transformer LIzzrd Toy Transformer Lizard

vintage matchbox truck vintage matchbox truck

Tyco Toy animated dog Tyco Animated Toy Dog battery powered

collectible stretch leg doll collectible stretch leg doll

collectible McDonalds bear collectible McDonalds bear

vintage Toy Story Cowboy doll vintage Toy Story Cowboy doll

Little Kiddle Diaper Baby Doll Little Kiddle Diaper Baby Doll

Antique 1950's Toy Truck Antique 1950’s Toy Truck

Vintage Twin Miss Piggy Dolls Vintage Twin Miss Piggy Dolls

Antique,Toy Cap Gun Antique,Toy Cap Gun

Two Vintage Toy California Raisins Two Vintage Toy California Raisins

Collectible McDonalds Bobble Doll Collectible McDonalds Bobble Doll

Collectible McDonalds Pirate Doll Collectible McDonalds Pirate Doll

Antique plastic toy squeeze rabbit Antique plastic toy squeeze rabbit

Antique Toy matchbox racer car Antique Toy matchbox racer car

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Jewelant Website Message

Jewelant Antique Postcards

ATTENTION!  IMPORTANT NEWS!
The Jewelant.com and Antiqueheap.com websites are going to be going to be gone Mid February 2016, as a necessary budget cut.   BUT DON’T WORRY!  Jewelant and all the stuff that was here will be online at many other places, so Jewelant will not be gone after all.  I will be posting all that was there, plus more things at these links later this month and throughout the year. Here are most of my links.  And I’ll be posting, as always here on the blogs.

JEWELANT WORDPRESS
ANTIQUE HEAP WORDPRESS
JEWELANT YOUTUBE CHANNEL
JEWELANT AT FACEBOOK
YAHOO FLICKR PHOTOS
JEWELANT PINTEREST PINS
JEWELANT WEBSTORE
GOOGLE PLUS PAGE
GOOGLE WEB SEARCH JEWELANT
GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH JEWELANT

And don’t forget you can contact me by email at any of those links. In the meantime, here’s some more stuff I’ll be posting:

Antique Military, Militaria

Antique Vinyl Records by Jewelant

Antique books,magazine,paperbacks

Jewlant's antique toys

Antique radio, ham, CB, and tubes

Vintage and Antique Jewelry

But that’s just a few of the things and categories.  I just have a lot of great junk!

 

Lords Prayer on a Cowrie

Lords Prayer Sea Shell

The Lords Prayer carved on a Sea Shell

The Lords Prayer inscribed on an Cowrie Sea Shell in a way that is an eye catching and compelling.  Lords Prayer Sea Shell bottom and sides

It kind of draws you to examine it more closely.

Lords Prayer Sea Shell top and side view

Carved Lords Prayer Sea Shell  $12.99  Paypal buy now button

Jewelant Jewelry page 4 – Earrings

Jewelant is at work to create some antique remade jewelry for you.  These were made from antique earrings with no backs, but two of them I made from scratch from antique swarovski crystals that came from very antique necklaces.  The crystal necklaces that didn’t have enough crystals left to restring, so I just tried my hand at making a few earring sets out of them.

Antique Pearl green tear drop earrings

Antique Pearl green tear drop earrings JEW 79

Paypal buy now buttonAntique pearl green teardrop earrings with gold toned french hooks.  Each measures 1 ½’long x 3/8”  #JEW 79  $10.00

Antique peach pearl drop earrings

Antique peach pearl drop earrings JEW 80

Paypal buy now buttonAntique peach pearl dangle earrings with gold toned cage encasement on gold toned french hooks.  Each measures 1 5/8”long x 3/8”  #JEW 80  $10.00

Antique silver filigree drop earrings

Antique silver filigree drop earrings JEW 81

Paypal buy now buttonAntique Silver metal filigreed earrings with silver toned french hooks.  Each measures 1 1 /2”long x 5/8”  #JEW 81  $12.00

Antique Carnelian turtle earrings

Carnelian turtle earrings JEW 82

Paypal buy now buttonAntique carnelian turtle earrings with gold french hooks. Each measures 1 5/8”long x 1/2”wide  #JEW 82  $24.00

Antique gold toned double heart earrings

Antique double heart earrings JEW 83

Paypal buy now buttonDouble gold toned heart dangle earrings with french hooks.  Measurement each 1” x ½”  #JEW 83  $8.00

Antique blue crystal and pearl earrings

Antique blue crystal earrings JEW 84

Paypal buy now buttonHand made sparkling antique blue swarovski crystal and pearl dangle earrings with silver french hooks.  Each measures 1 1/2”long x 1/4”  #JEW 84  $16.00

Handmade antique aurora borealis crystal earrings

Handmade antique aurora borealis crystals JEW 85

Paypal buy now buttonEarrings hand made from antique crystals.  Aurora borealis crystals and faux pearls on gold setting.  Each measures 2”long x 1/4”wide.  #JEW 85  $16.00

Aurora borealis flower earrings

Aurora borealis flower earrings JEW 77

Paypal buy now buttonAurora borealis pink rhinestone flower earrings with post backs. Each measures 1/2”  #JEW 77  $10.00

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NOTE:  If you are ordering more than one item, instead of clicking on the buy now button, contact me by email, because I can ship four items for the same shipping price.  I can just send the invoice by email.  When I figure the shopping cart option things will be much better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand painted figurines 3

Jewelant is painting more ceramics before Christmas 2014.

hand painted baby reindeer

Rudolph’s brother

Paypal buy now buttonSmall brown reindeer, green harness, Hand painted ceramic 1  4” long x 4”tall x 2”wide  #CER 40  $5.00

ceramic woven basket with flowers

Fresh for your table

Paypal buy now buttonLarge Pink woven basket with flowers inside, handpainted ceramic.  #CER 19  $16.00

hand painted Ceramic victorian doll

For doll collectors, or just yourself

Paypal buy now buttonFrilly lady doll with pink dress, lace, and gold necklace. Handpainted very tall about 16”  #CER 20  $28.00

hand painted wedding swan

You can put things inside of this swan such as candy or tiny favors

Paypal buy now buttonSwan container with sparkling flowers on neck, Handpainted ceramic  12”long x 8 1/4”tall x 6”wide  #CER 25  $24.00

hand painted ceramic elephant

Baby loves this elephant

Paypal buy now buttonStuffed elephant, Handpainted ceramic 8”long x 6 1/2”wide x 6 3/4”tall.  #CER 08  $24.00

hand painted ceramic container with lid

puffy basket with ruffled lid

Paypal buy now buttonGreen and white and sparkled sewing basket or container with quilting on top and ruffle edged lid, Hand painted ceramic  9”long x 6 1/2”wide x 4”tall  #CER 50  $22.00

large hand painted ceramic teddy bear

A large teddy for the baby room

Paypal buy now buttonLarge brown Stuffed bear, Hand painted ceramic  8 1/2”tall x 10 1/2”wide x 6 1/2”deep.  #CER 43  $22.00

home sweet home wall plaque

Home Sweet Home

Paypal buy now buttonHome Sweet Home ceramic wall hanging with bluebirds in a nest on front, Handpainted ceramic.  About 12” tall.  #CER 21  #12.00

Ceramic cherubs Christmas decoration

For your Christmas tree

Paypal buy now buttonCherub face, two girls, for Xmas decoration, Hand painted ceramic.  Measures about 2 ½” wide. #CER 69  $5.00

 

Hand painted figurines page 2

Gnome on a turtle hand painted

Gnome on a turtle

Gnome on a turtle hand painted figurine

Gnome on a turtle

Gnome leaping over turtle.  Completely handpainted and sealed for the outdoors.  He wants to go home with you.  You could hang your jewlery on him, or use him as a door prop.  9”tall x 5”wide x 7 1/2” deep.            #CER 18  $26.00  Paypal buy now button

Small hand painted ceramic lop earred rabbit figurine

Lop earred rabbit

Small white Lop earred rabbit, hand painted ceramic 4” x 3 1/2”  #CER 36  $8.00  Paypal buy now button

Ceramic hand painted Rabbit napkin holders

Rabbit napkin holder set ON SALE!!

Rabbit napkin holder set, Perfect for weddings and easter. Hand painted ceramic          3 1/2”long  x 3”tall x 1 1/2”wide.  #CER 38  $16.00 SALE (regular $24.00)  Paypal buy now button

Ceramic Santa with little girl and presents

Santa and friend

Santa with girl and sack of presents, Hand painted ceramic.  About 10″ tall.   Regularly $18.00      #CER 45  SALE PRICE $16.00    Paypal buy now button

 

One renegade chicken

Picture of chicken face

Renegade chicken. She’s SO idependent

I had recently started letting my chickens out of their pen to roam the yard.  I have a privacy fence, and after blocking the undersides of all the gates, not including hawks,  it was a pretty safe place for them to roam if I didn’t let the dog out of his pen.

So I let them out and watched to see where they hung out.  For the most part they stayed at the back of the property which is where thiere pen and nests are at.  They scratched everywhere, the compost pile was a favorite, as was under the flatbed and trailers in the backyard.  I introduced them to the winter garden which had nothing in it they could destroy.

They had a whole lotta chicken fun.  And I cut down on the feed bill quite a lot.  They got bugs, and grass, and seeds to eat all day long.  They got to roll in the dirt, flap their wings, run a good distance too.  But when I’d come out to take a head count, (I’ve got six hens), there was always one not with the flock that I would have to search for.

Today I went out to check on them and that renegade chicken was at it again, only this time I couldn’t seem to get her to come when I called, even though five of the hens were eating chopped apples and leftover spaghetti as a treat.  I came back out later, I heard what I thought was something from under one of the junk cars in the yard.  Worried that maybe a racoon or possum had started living in a trunk, I checked.

Nope . . . no chicken.   And I’m worried about her because she isn’t staying where I can find her.

I went around and looked under all the vehicles, the trailers, anywhere one might find a chicken hiding.  And low and behold, under the BACK side of a trailer, was this very silent chicken.  She wasn’t unhappy, or hurt.  She wasn’t laying an egg.  What she had done was to scratch out a hole in the dirt under the trailer and hunker her body into it.  She didn’t seem to be nesting.

What she was doing was to just plain take a spa dirt bath. She was happily contented to just wiggle around in the cold dirt and bathe in it.  I mean she was in total chicken heaven too.  Her eyes were glazed with this enjoyment I’ve not seen anywhere so intense.

And she seems to just be that type of personality, a chicken that is a renegade, independent “doesn’t need the flock” kind of gal.  But I think I need to mark her with a scarlet “R”.

Antique jewelry 3 heart necklaces

Some of the beautiful heart pendants I have fashioned.  I love hearts, it reminds me of my beau. who got me a gold heart ring.

gold heart locket necklace with chain

Gold ornate heart locket #JEW 66

Gold heart locket

Opens for a picture or a love note

Large heart locket  Necklace with raised gold carving on lid. Opens so that you may put a picture, or whatever fits inside to carry.  Measures 2 3/4” x 1 1/4”  chain measures 20”    #JEW 66  $22.00  Paypal buy now button

 

Antique enameled red heart necklace

Close up of #JEW 67

Antique enameled red heart necklace

Comes with double silk cord

Antique Enameled red heart necklace with yellow flowers and gold edge.  Has red silk cord double chain.  1 1/4” x 1 1/4”  chain16”  #JEW 31  $10.00  Paypal buy now button

Antique onyx heart pendant and silver chain

Onyx pendant and silver chain #JEW 68

Antique Onyx heart pendant on silver chain. Sophisticated and simple. Measures 3/4” x 7/8”  chain 17”  #JEW 68  $22.00  Paypal buy now button

NOTE:  You can order 1-4 items for the same shipping price, but to do this right now send me the item numbers and descriptions and I can invoice you through email.  Just contact me through the form below instead of clicking on the Buy Now buttons.

Repurposed antique jewelry 2

More Jewelry that I have crafted from antique pieces

antique gold tied bow necklace

JEW 29 Antique Bow necklace made from broken pin

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Antique Gold bow necklace  with chain.  Measures 1 3/4” x 2”  chain measures 24”  I made this necklace from a bow pin that had a completely broken pin back.  I could have replaced the pin back, but thought it looked nice as a pendant.  Chain may not be antique, but the pin is.    $24.00    #JEW 29

Antique Camellia flower necklace on gold chain with pearl

Camellia?  Or Rose?

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Antique gold tone Camellia necklace with one shining pearl in the very center. Measures 1 1/2” x 1 1/2”  chain measures 22”  $24.00  #JEW 30

Antique silver chandlier earrings

I replaced the clamp backs with french hooks on these

Paypal buy now button

Victorian chandlier earrings  Silver toned victorian chandelier earrings each with two silver dangles and two light blue beads.  French hook hangers. Measures 1” x 2” .  #JEW 31   $10.00

Antique peacock pendant

Peacock pendant #JEW 33

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Peacock pendant  Large Antique teardrop painted peacock pendant with gold chain.  Measures 2” x 1 1/4”  chain measures 28”.    #JEW 33   $24.00

 

NOTE: Shipping is $6.50 for 1-4 items.  But right now PayPal will not figure this correctly.  If you wish to buy more than one item, contact me with the form below and specify the catalogue number and description, and I will send you an invoice with the correct postage.

The Ripley Festival

To those of you that saw me at the Ripley Arts and Crafts Festival.  A big hug and hi how are ya!  If I seemed a bit scattered it was because I had a whole hours sleep before I got there.  Up all nite packing . . .

But if you saw anything there you wanted, or need a smaller size or a gift for birthdays or Christmas, you can get ahold of me through my email or this blog.  If you didn’t get a card with my contact information, it’s jewelant1@bellsouth.net.  Or leave as comment on this blog and I’ll get back to you.

What was the Government doing while I worked all those years?

I noticed this also. Good post

Little Bitty Eagle

And why was it that I missed what was going on?

CoubertSelfPortait I didn’t know this stuff, but I want to know

DID I MISS IT ALL BECAUSE I WORKED ALL MY LIFE?

From the time I started to work there was no time to watch news or even much time to do the essential things that needed to be done.  For over 15 years I worked 10-12 hours a day with no weekends off.  Time to watch TV?  No way.  I barely had time to get home, take a bath, eat, and go to bed, getting up at 4am to start all over again. By the time I finished with this routine I was retirement age but still couldn’t afford to retire.  I retired anyway in protest.

How many other people in the United States live with this kind of routine?  Even if they don’t work as many hours as…

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The Scaredy Cat beekeeper?

DO I HAVE BEEKEEPER PTSD?

After I recently got stung to pieces trying to capture a swarm in the wrong manner, all kinds of things went through my pea brain.  Kind of like a person that falls off or gets bucked off a horse, I was reluctant to do my normal bee routine. I was having trouble wanting to get back out there and tend to the remaining bees that I did have. Although I know that with my suit and gloves on, the chances of getting stung again were not really very likely.  And I always take great pains not to crush anyone.

But I had never in 5 years of owning bees gotten to really enjoying them.  I did not enjoy the fact that they really didn’t like my presence, and could act really hateful at the wrong moves.  Adding to the fact was that I had changed my bees from Russians, to two different other breeds.  One of these breeds was Italians, which did not seem to be very touchy.  The other breed was a mutt breed called “survivor bees” who seemed calm, but with no warning would explode into a rage.  I had never had any bees that temperamental.

My Russians would always head butt me before actually stinging, so I had some kind of warning.  But they were very swarmy, so I changed types last year.

Anyway, after the attack I was leery of bees, not terrified, but reluctant.  I knew I needed to tend to them, but I found all and any kind of excuse to put it off.  However, I did consider the idea at the last that aside from that reluctance, those survivor bees did seem to be a tad screwy.  And since I didn’t actually see them leave the hive in a swarm, I entertained the idea that possibly these were not my bees, but a feral bunch from somewhere else.  OR “Africanized bees”?????

 Bee guarding entrance to hive.

The culprits. Bee guarding entrance to hive.

But none of that explained that one hive in the back that was super touchy.

I thought possibly if I requeened all the screwy hives . . . And I also thought about selling all the darned bees, because what good is it having them if you don’t maintain them?  I didn’t mind having a few hives (2 or three), but six was a maintenance thing if you didn’t really love it.

Hey, here I am posting umpteen articles on how to take care of bees, and I didn’t even feel comfortable around them enough to want to keep them any more.  I opologize profusely.  But it is the trooooooooth.  I can stand sitting in a chair in front of the hive without fear at all.  But I put on that bee suit, and I know the bees will like me up until the point that I remove some frames.  Then they just lose it.  I keep going, but they are pissed and I do not enjoy them being pissed at me.  I guess I just want my animals to like me because I take so much care taking care of them.

Finger stung by bee

Finger sting

It’s not as if I’m terrified, or in fear of my life or anything.  I know that it isn’t personal. I know the bees don’t hate me personally, or even all people personally.

Bee stung eye

My eye . . . swollen up

I think I need a beekeeper shrink . . .
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But now for my other reaction

I got up the morning after writing the above article.  I was not even awake, with bleary eyes, cricked neck, and another thought coming into my not yet awake mind.  Here I am spending my hard earned money on beehives, frames, beetle traps, time out of my life, etc.  So I resolved to look at this in the opposite way for once.

    • They cost me over $100 each. x6 = $600
    • Their hives cost about $150 each. x6 = $900
    • The beetle traps cost at least half that each. x6 = $300
    • The extra supers cost a certain amount.
    • Extra excluders cost a certain amount.
    • Powdered sugar for shaking, and miscellaneous equipment probably cost at least $100
    • A SMALL spinner for spinning frames of honey cost $120.
    • Maintenance averages 2 weeks a year. That equals 5-6 months out of my life. Which is equal to a large vacation.
    • I worry over the parasites that attack them.
    • I have to go out in the cold and make sure they don’t freeze to death or starve.
    • I have to go out in a hot bee suit and sweat over them while they try to kill me.
    • Bee stings make me itch and dig my skin off for at least a week.

And the bad possiblities . . .

    • They are in MY backyard.
    • They are bought and paid for by me.
    • They are taken care of with time out of my valuable life.
    • I only ask for PART of their food, which is extra they won’t use.
    • They live at my discretion.
    • The beetles would get them if I didn’t do something about it each year.
    • They could have gone to someone that bangs on their hive.
    • They could have gone to someone that likes to smash bees.
    • They could have gone to someone that puts poison in their hives.
    • They would just act like bees and die a like a bee if I didn’t take care of them.

So, who cares if the bees actually LIKE me?

The perks used to be getting to watch bees and observe their many ups and downs.  And HONEY, the main thing that is not replaceable by getting it at the grocery store in the same manner.  The honey is storable for very long periods of time, tastes great, make great gifts and can be sold.  You can actually stockpile it, put it in your coffee, tea, cook with it, etc.

Well, they are insects.  And in their little pea brains I probably should not expect any more than that.  And I’m sure I wouldn’t get a heck of a lot of money if I sold them.  And that would also mean having some inspector running around my yard telling me what I already knew in the first place, which is that I have a few small hive beetles. Yeek.

So, I’m back to square one.  I need to get out there today and fix those hives so they’ll survive some more and see if they have any extra honey after swarming all over the place.  Anyone have one of these epiphanies?

Most painful honeybee stings

Home&bee

So this crazy man decided to scientifically study what (to him) where the most painful places to be stung by a honeybee are. And yes. He went there.  (Any guy reading this just crossed his legs and made a face.)

Surprisingly the most painful locations are the lip and nostril.  This was OFFICIAL too – his name is Michael Smith and he studies honeybees at Cornell University.  He stung himself once on the forearm, categorized that sting as a 5 on a pain scale of 0-10, and the rated the next three stings based that initial forearm pain.   Then he stung himself on the forearm AGAIN to make sure he still knew what a 5 was.

The things people do for science

As you can read in the report, fingers are in the upper half of the list.  I find this really encouraging because that’s the only place I’ve…

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FACT CHECKING Where you can do it

Little Bitty Eagle

Little Bitty Eagle logo CHECK THE FACTS

FACT CHECKING WEBSITE links and Information about the subject

I’d like to post a bunch of links to fact checking websites where you can compare whether or what is true or not. NOTE:  There is some ongoing discussion about the net about which ones are biased, and I am not yet experienced in this, so you are in the same boat that I am as to whether they are valid or not. I quit when I got tired of looking.  As always, you can contact me if you find a good link to add to this list.


http://www.factcheck.org/
https://fullfact.org/
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/
http://www.mediamatters.org/  (liberal?)

http://newsbusters.org/  (conservative?)

http://conservativefactcheck.com/ (conservative)

http://www.opensecrets.org/
http://www.snopes.com/
http://www.straightdope.com/
http://www.truth-out.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.truthism.com/
http://www.truthorfiction.com/
http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/
http://www.truthandpolitics.org/
http://www.politifact.com/
https://votesmart.org/  (also a good site for checking political candidates)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/

ARTICLES ABOUT FACT CHECKERS (not comprehensive, just where I left off)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Fact-checking_websites
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/08/30/fact-checking-the-fact-checkers-heres-a-break-down-of-the-claims-bashing-paul-ryans-speech/
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/true-5-factchecking-websites/
https://sites.google.com/a/cfsd16.org/cfhs-library/home/fact-checking-sites
https://twopeasinabucket.com/mb.asp?cmd=display&thread_id=3179501
http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/inside_the_worlds_largest_fact.php?page=all
http://www.cjr.org/united_states_project/in_defense_of_factchecking.php?page=all
http://www.npr.org/2012/01/10/144974110/political-fact-checking-under-fire
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2011/12/16/390959/fact-checking-neutral-political/
http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2008/09/political-fact-check-sites-proliferate-but-can-they-break-through-the-muck268/

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Hiding under the blanket

Do you ever feel this way?

hiding under a blanket

I ain’t coming out

This was taken this winter when the pipes froze up in the house.  I had to get under there and fix them, and this is how I felt.  Anyone else have a day (week) like that?

For the Moms you knew

Chicken wall hanging

Moms Chicken

Mom was always doing art and artsy stuff. When I was very young, one day she started a project that always puzzled me, because she slaved and worried over it so strenuously.  And this is how it started.

She got out some wax paper, Elmers Glue, sawdust, a big bowl, some tools, and started mixing the glue with the sawdust. She drew out this chicken on the wax paper and then with the glue/sawdust mixture she proceeded to make a flat but bas relief chicken on the wax paper.

She fussed, she cussed, she just couldn’t get it right.  But when it was finished and dried out, it looked like the chicken in the picture above.  Well, it didn’t hold together very well.  It broke in all the small places like the feathers.  But I remember it so vividly because it seemed so important to her.  I didn’t try to figure it out then, but now I know what it all means.

See, when my mother died I inherited all of Grandmas stuff that SHE inherited.  And one of the things that I got was this cast iron chicken.  I had never seen the actual thing, I just experienced my Mom trying to make a chicken.  But now I know that it was her Moms chicken, and it meant a whole lot to her.

So this chicken has a place of great honor in my kitchen now. You just never know the history of things sometimes except by accident. If someone had thrown it out, I might never have known.

It was a very special light bulb moment when I “got it”

Nick Nack Paddy Wack Photos

I have been meaning to post these.  I collect wierd stuff, but I like it.

Cool Dog ceramic

This is one COOL dog

Christmas light

My night light

Camel figurine

This Camel that looks at me all the time

Figurines and Nick Nacks

Real Nick Nacks

Santa figurine

I painted this one

Figurines and Nick Nacks

Real Nick Nacks 2

antique Cat pepper shaker

I am PEP. And I need hugs.

Egg craft do’s and don’ts-how can even unborn chickens be such a pain the ass?

Wicked Rural Homestead

Its has been a couple weeks since I started down the egg paved road of Pysanka and I am no saner now than when I started.  But that train may be on a one way track no matter how I pass my time.

I have learned a lot of fun ways to demolish something you have been working on for half a day. Learn from my mistakes so that some good comes of this OR be sentenced along with me to the scrambled egg diet, ummmm eggs!

I will share some of my most spectacular screw ups, there are more than this.

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Why Not Leave the Egg Coloring to Your Hens?

This is a good article

City Girl Farming Blog

EasterEggers

The secret is out: If you raise your own backyard chickens, you don’t have to dye Easter eggs. Although factory farmed eggs are white (or brown) and all uniform in color and shape, chicken eggs actually come in all sorts of sizes and colors. (And occasionally in interesting shapes, too.) Part of the fun of having a small backyard flock is that there are breeds chickens suitable for backyard living that lay eggs in colors from pink to blue to dark chocolate. With or without speckles, too. So much more fun than the boring white eggs most people are accustomed to.

Beautifully colored eggs abound. You just need to know what breeds of chickens lay them. Here are some of the best:

Araucanas. A distinguishing factor of a true Araucana is that it doesn’t have a tail. (They’re also known as the South American Rumpless for that reason.)These birds originally…

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picture #17…

Fantastic caption

everybody's entitled to my opinion

picture #17...

“Okay. Now let me see if I have this straight. I laid four eggs. I went to bed. I woke up. And this is what hatched? Really? You DO know I’m a chicken, right?” (courtesy national geographic)

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300 questions about the United States?

I recently came across another blog that has just started and has some interesting questions.  I couldn’t reblog it twice, so I’m putting a link here for those that are interested in that kind of stuff.  His blog seems to be about Constitutional rights, US history, freedoms and such.  And he welcomes submissions of more questions and links.  He seems to be on the right track, but probably needs some help with adding those.  Those of you that are concerned about the state of our country might take a hop on over there to look at it.

http://littlebittyeagle.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/300-questions-about-the-united-states/

Jewelant is adding some POLLS to posts!

Jewelant.com artwork for header

Jewlant.com new header

I am adding POLLS to some of my pages.  I guess I’m late to figuring out how to use some WordPress things, but here are some of them for you to do if you haven’t seen them:

 

 

 

 

Baby chicken poopy feet

I was mistaken when I thought to save money on shavings by using newspaper for baby chick bedding.  And I promise it wasn’t a problem when I only had to change papers once a day.  But as baby chicks grow, so do the poopy spots, so I changed to pine shavings.  But not before I had to remove the cemented on poop galoshes that walking in poop created on the bottoms of the baby chicks feet!

baby chicks

Chicklets snuggling in my coat and learning to be tame.

I should have taken a picture of what it looked like (poop snow-shoes, galoshes, chicks-turned-ducks with poop webs).  It had dried rock hard under that heat lamp and you couldn’t have gotten it off without taking skin along with it.  So I put them, all six, in a cardboard box to the downstairs bathroom and proceeded to soak it loose.

I first thought to soak it off with soapy water, but that didn’t go too good.  It was too dried, thick, and hard, so I ran enough really warm water in the bottom of the bathtub and let them walk around in it for 15 minutes or so.  I’d check each chick and pull off whatever came off easily and put them back to stand in the water for another few minutes.

I had to do all of this on my knees, and they were sore by the time I got finished with all of it. But when I was finished I had baby chicks with clean feet and wet belly feathers.  I put wads of toilet paper into the bottom of the box, layered that with wet chicks, and topped it off with more wads of toilet paper and closed the box.  They were grateful as heck too.

I took them back upstairs to dry under their very own heat lamp and 15 minutes later they were good as new.  Just thought someone might be interested in what it takes to do it.

 

 

HONEY BEE FACTS 1

Bee Family cartoon copyright 1981

Bee Family and Baby Bee

HONEY BEES ARE NOT NATIVE TO THE UNITED STATES
They were imported by Europeans in the early 1600’s to America.  But they are native to many other parts of the world, including the Middle East.  For over 150 million years they have been making honey all over the world.

HONEY BEES ARE VEGETARIAN
They eat honey, pollen, nectar, and royal jelly.  Wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets are carnivorous, and eat other insects.  They also are a lot more touchy and stingy.

BEE VENOM is acidic.  Wasp, hornets and the like have alkaline venom.  It still hurts no matter . . .

HONEY BEES AREN’T MEAN
They protect their food, queen, babies, and home from predators.  Foraging and swarming bees aren’t apt to sting unless you bother or step on them.  If you make them angry they will normally only chase you about 50 feet. Bees on or in a hive will guard and protect the hive and their family, and they post guard bees for this purpose.  The hive contains their young and the queen, and also all the food they have stored over the summer to feed them in winter.  Without any of those they would not survive.  I think I’d protect that!

HONEY BEES DIE AFTER STINGING PEOPLE – BUT . . .
When they sting and die they give off a smell that alerts other bees that an enemy is around.  They are much more likely to attack and sting if they smell this.  Don’t squish bees, they take it personally.

HONEY BEES LIVE FOR 60 DAYS  Except queens, who live much longer I remember someone saying about three times as long as the workers.  Although I have heard the queen can live for up to three years, I cannot confirm that as of today.  Let me know if you know the answer to that.

HONEY BEES HAVE ONE QUEEN (unless another is born)
There can be only one.  If any more are born they have a big fight to the death or one leaves. She can lay over 1500 eggs a day.  Worker bees create new queens by feeding the larvae Royal Jelly, which they produce from special bee glands.

WORKER HONEY BEES ARE FEMALE
Male bees don’t do much work at all, except to date the queen for a short while. In fact they get tossed out of the hive before winter so they won’t eat all the food.  But spring more hatch out.

MALE HONEY BEES HAVE NO STINGERS
Yep, that’s right.  You can pick them up with your bare hands and they won’t sting you.  If you can dodge the guard bees while you’re doing it.  They are called DRONES.

HONEY BEES HAVE TWO STOMACHS     (One of them is for nectar and honey)

HONEY BEES HAVE FIVE EYES
They can see ultraviolet light, and red is seen as dark brown or black.  The eyes also have tiny hairs that can detect wind speed and direction.  Some of those eyes are in the top of their heads.

HONEY BEES HAVE FOUR WINGS
Their wings beat over 11,000 times a minute. And they can fly 15 miles an hour.  But if you are being chased you will swear it’s 90 miles an hour.

HONEY BEES HAVE THREE PAIRS OF LEGS
Their legs are used to walk, grasp, clean their antenna (or doorstep, or other bees), carry pollen or propolis (resins from plants they use to close crack in their hives)

A HONEY BEES ANTENNAS
A Honey Bees antenna have sensors that detect odors.  In 2003 some bees were trained by researchers to associate the smell of explosives with food, therefore being able to detect bombs.

HONEY BEES BREATH THROUGH THIER ABDOMENS (stomachs)
This is also why they are so easily poisoned by pesticides.  And why dusty stuff irritates them.  I even feel sheepish using my smoker on them, and do it sparingly.  Sometimes I don’t have to use one.  Sometimes it’s not advisable to use one.  But whenever I omit to bring it to the hives, I always end up going back to get it.  Such as when I accidentally squish a bee or two.  They hate that.  Well, it is murder, even if accidental.

HONEY BEES PRODUCE WAX FROM THEIR BODIES
They exude (push it out) of their abdomens (belly) in flakes.  Then they take the flakes and form them into hexagon shaped cells with their little jaws and legs.  It takes approximately 450,000 of those flakes to make one pound of wax.  I’ve never actually seen them make wax, but I’ve seen pictures.

HONEY BEES ARE AWAKE IN THE WINTER
They huddle together around the queen to keep her warm eating honey for energy.  They need about 70 pounds of honey to survive the winter, and if they run out of honey, they freeze and die.  This is why sometimes beekeepers feed them in the winter if they don’t have enough honey.

HONEY BEES POLLINATE THE FOOD WE EAT
They make help make food for us when they gather pollen and nectar and go from flower to flower.  This places pollen from one plant to another, and fertilizes the plants.  Plants can then make fruit and seeds.

SEYMOUR SIMONS Co-writer of the song “All Of You”

SEYMOUR SIMONS, GERALD MARKS, “ALL OF ME”, THE BLACKHAWK RESTURANT

Seymour Simons  was born  January 14, 1896, Detroit Michigan.  He died on  Feb. 12, 1949 Detroit, Michigan University of Michigan – bachelor of science degree.  US Air Force – second lieutenant World War I.  Detroit Michigan, well known as a pianist, composer and orchestra leader. 1920’s – wrote material for various performers such as Nora Bayes and Elsie Janis 1928-1932   radio production & booking business Early 30’s – had his own orchestra playing for radio stations

Some of his song titles were:  “Once In A Lifetime,” “It’s The Little Things That Count,”  “Breezin’ Along With The Breeze,  “I’m Just Beginning To Care,” “Sweetheart Of My Student Days,”  and his most famous song, “All Of Me,” co-written with Gerald Marks which came out in 1931

Photo of Seymour Simons postcard

Seymour Simons Postcard, originally signed by him.

All Of Me (The lyrics to)  Written by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks
All of me
Why not take all of me
Can’t you see
I’m no good without you
Take my lips
I never use them
Take my arms
I want to loose them
Your goodbye left me with eyes that cry
How can I go on dear without you
You took the part that once was my heart
So why not take all of me

All of me
Why not take all of me
Can’t you see
I’m no good without you
Take my lips
I want to loose them
Take my heart
I’ll never use them
Your goodbye left me with eyes that cry
How can I go on dear without you
You took the part that once was my heart
So why not take all of meI

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THE BLACKHAWK 

A dance band nightclub that broadcast over live radio the sounds of the big bands and singers of those times.  (From 1920’s to 1984 or the present) It is presently also a resturant.  Some of the  performers there over the years were:

Gerald Marks
Seymour Simons
Coon-Sanders and the Kansas City Nighthawks
Ish Kabibble
Ben Pollack and his Orchestra
Ginny Simms
Skinnay Ennis (Got A Date With an Angel)
Perry Como
Kay Kyser and his orchestra   Kay Kyser
Ralph Ginsburg
Bob Crosby and the Bob Cats (Bill Crosby’s brother)
Herbie Kay
Ted Weems and his Orchestra featured Elmo Tanner
Chico Marx and his Orchestra (Harpo Marx’s brother)
Saxie Dowell
Ben Pollack and his orchestra
Chuck Foster
Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller
Harry Cool
Hal Kemp and his orchestra
Del Courtney
Deane Janice & Maxine Gray
Al Trace
Louis Prima and his orchestra
Eddy Howard
Jan Garber and his orchestra
Ozzy Nelson
Jack Teagarden and his orchestra
Will Osborne
Les Brown and his Band of Renown
Joe Sanders
Chico Marx and his orchestra with Mel Torme
Art Kassell & here
Teddy Powell
Dick Shelton
Dick Stabile
Blue Barron
Ted Fio Rito (or Ted Fiorito, FioRito)
Bob Haggart

HISTORY OF THE US 81st Division (Wildcat Division)

World War One and THE 81ST WILDCAT DIVISION (And information of the 316th)

The United States Army’s 81st Division was first comprised of men that were drafted from Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina on September 5, 1917. Theire first title was the “Stonewall Division” in honor of Confederate General T J. Jackson. Later they were renamed the “Wildcat Division.” The wildcat shoulder patch was adopted, and was the first insignia worn by troops in the American Expeditionary Force (AEF).  I am still editing this post, and will include links to patches and history when I get the time.

photo of 316th Wildcats patch

photo of 316th Wildcats patch

The division was organized near Columbia South Carolina at Camp Jackson. 

It was one of the first national army divisions to be organized. In May 1918 the 81st Division was sent to Camp Sevier, near Greenville, South Carolina, and in July 1918 it was sent to New York to be shipped overseas.  August 1918 the 81st Division went to England then to France to fight the Germans.

The division was sent to the American 1st Army on October 19, 1918, and November entered the front lines.  After the war the 81st Division remained in France for more than five months.  The men were shipped back to the United States in early June 1919 and discharged from service.

REACTIVATON OF THE 81ST DIVISION

The 81st Division was reactivated on June 15th 1942.   It was overseas July 3rd, 1944, and after 166 days of combat inactivated on January 30th, 1946 in Japan.  Campaigns were in the Western Pacific, & South Philippines.

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81st Division – Primary Units

161st Infantry Brigade:
321st Infantry Regiment
322d Infantry Regiment
317th Machine Gun Battalion

162d Infantry Brigade:
323d Infantry Regiment
324th Infantry Regiment
318th Machine Gun Battalion

156th Field Artillery Brigade:
316th Field Artillery Regiment (155mm)
(These are the guys in  the pictures above)
317th Field Artillery Regiment (75mm)
318th Field Artillery Regiment (75mm)
306th Trench Mortar Battery

Divisional Troops:
316th Machine Gun Battalion
306th Engineer Regiment
306th Field Signal Battalion
306th Train Headquarters and MP
306th Ammunition Train
306th Supply Train
306th Engineer Train
306th Sanitary Train (Ambulance Companies &
Field Hospitals 321, 322, 323, 324)

Insignia of the Wildcat Division  – The cat is in different colors, according to the brigade
BLACK – Headquarters, Machine Gun Battalion, and Engineers
WHITE – One Hundred and Sixty-first Infantry Brigade
LIGHT BLUE – One Hundred and Sixty-second Infantry Brigade
RED – One Hundred and Fifty-sixth Field Artillery Brigade and Ammunition Train
BUFF – Field Signal Battalion, orange; Sanitary Train, green, and Supply Train

Commanders of the 81st Division during World War One
Brig. Gen. Charles H. Barth      August 28th, 1917
Maj. Gen. Charles J. Bailey      October 8th, 1917
Brig. Gen. Charles H. Barth      November 24th, 1917
Brig. Gen. G.W. McIver           December 28th, 1917
Maj. Gen. Charles J. Bailey       March 11th, 1918
Brig. Gen. G.W. McIver           May 19th, 1918
Brig. Gen. Munroe McFarland   May 24th, 1918
Maj. Gen. Charles J. Bailey       May 30th, 1918
Brig. Gen. G.W. McIver           June 9th, 1918
Maj. Gen. Charles J. Bailey       July 3rd, 1918

Commanders of the 81st Division during World War Two
Maj. Gen. Gustave H. Franke (June-August 1942)
Maj. Gen. Paul J. Mueller (August 1942 to inactivation)

WORLD WAR ONE – 316th Field Artillery

 Newport News, VA after the end of World War One

Photo of World War 1 panorama 316th Field Artillery

World War One photo 316th F.A. A.E.F Jun 10th, 1919 Size: 8″ x 47″

“F.A.” stands for Field Artillery, and “A.E.F.” stands for American Expeditionary Forces.  Photo by Halliday Photo  On the photograph it is listed as “Photo #3917” These photos were taken at Newport News, Virginia on June 10th 1919, which was at the end of World War One when the soldiers were ready to be discharged from the Army.

All my research identifies these men as the “Fighting Wildcats” of the US Army’s 81st Division. First named the “Stonewall” Division, later nicknamed the “Wildcat Division”.  Their slogan was “Wildcats Never Quit”.  And their shoulder patch was a wildcat.

photo of 316th Wildcats patch

photo of 316th Wildcats patch

World War One – Bat. “D” 316 F.A. (Field Artillery) A.E.F  (American Expeditionary Forces)

This photograph says at the bottom Battery (or Battalion) “D” The 316th Field Artillery, The American Expeditionary Forces.  Photo taken by Halliday Photo at Newport News, Virginia.  On the photograph it is listed as “Photo # 3927″  Size: 8″ x 26”

photo of World War One 316th Field Artillery panorama

Antique panorama of World War One 316th Field Artillery

SEE ALSO: HISTORY OF THE US 81st Division (Wildcat Division) Which I will post after this one.
You can see a larger version of both of these photos on http://www.jewelantique.com/PhotographicPage1.html

92 year old World War One letter from King George

Letter from King George of England to the United States Expeditionary Forces in France

I have researched this item, and found that it was not the original hand-written one, which resides in a museum.  However, copies of the original letter were given to all the American soldiers that had come to fight in France during World War One to thank them for their help in the war. This one belonged to my Grandfather, who DID fight in this war, and so that makes it an antique for sure.  1917 is the date the Expeditionary Forces landed in France, so it is about ninety-two years old.

Image of World War 1 Letter from King George to The U.S. Expeditionary Forces

Antique World War 1 Letter from King George to The U.S. Expeditionary Forces

It says:

Windsor Castle

Soldiers of the United States, the people of the British Isles welcome you on your way to take your stand beside the armies of many Nations now fighting in the Old World the great battle for human freedom. The Allies will gain new heart & spirit in your company. I wish that I could shake the hand of each one of you & bid you God Speed on your mission.

George R.I. (R.L.?)    April, 1918

Taglines From my Bulletin Board Days

ABOUT TAGLINES
This page has just lists of what used to be called TAGLINES.  When we got on the computer in the old days, 1980’s, we did it without pictures most of the time.  The internet wasn’t something that was easily got, and when you got it, you had to type a bunch of code to access it.  Even then there were no fancy graphics. Actually NO graphics that weren’t made out of numbers and letters, which is a whole nunther subject, like smileys.

But we did have BULLETIN BOARDS.  The modern equivalent of that is called a Dicussion Group.  Chat wasn’t called chat, but you could directly chat through your keyboard to the Systems Operator, (and he could see what you typed too), who owned the computer that ran the bulletin board. Heck he might be right across town, or several towns over.

You signed up with one or several of these places that you could dial into, which were normally local so that long distance charges didn’t make you poor.  They always had great titles and names.  Then, choosing a category, or group, or subject, you discussed that subject with other people.  You could use your own name or not, depending on your level of comfort.  And the discussions were hot and heavy.

There was what was called a Moderator, who was kind of a referee so that people didn’t get too hateful.  But there were even categories that were used exclusively for ranting and raving and being hateful too.  Flaming, as it was called, was frowned upon for the most part in most groups though.  They still have Moderators, but somehow it wasn’t the same.

Now when you left each message, you could put what was called a TAGLINE at the end of it.  Normally these were cute sayings (as they are now), or heavy thoughts or maybe an advertisement.  Philosophy was popular, and so were things that people said in movies and tv, such as Star Trek, The Borg, etc . . .

I kept all of those taglines that I saved.  (Probably others did too)  So here I am re posting them.  Be sure not to think that they might resemble my belief system.  Some do and some don’t.  I’d hate to start a ancient flame war.  There were thousands, and I do have thousands, but they weren’t ALL good.

Feel free to copy these and take them with you.  Taglines are for sharing.  They always were.

THE TAGLINES

Dime: a dollar with all the taxes taken out

Don’t be sexist.  Broads hate that

Don’t drive yourself crazy…let me do it for you…

Don’t hate yourself in the morning – sleep till noon

Don’t worry, I’m fluent in weirdo

My other computer is an F-14’s targeting system

Drop your carrier…We have you surrounded!

Enough research will tend to support any theory!

Ensign Pilsbury? He’s Bread, Jim.  (star trek)

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Everyone is entitled to my opinion

Excess is never enough

Experiencing tagline difficulties, Please Stand By

Facts are stubborn things

Famous Last Words: “I disarmed the trap.”

Fat heads, lean brains

Feet smell, nose runs?  You’re built upside down

Fiction: It can’t hold a scandal to biography

First Shalt thou pull out the Holy Pin!

From a mind… far far away . . .

Fund (give cash) amentalism (without brains)

Gastrointestinal Distress by A. Moeba

Go speed racer. Go speed racer

Handwritten on a condom machine; “This gum tastes funny.”

hAS ANYONE SEEN MY cAPSLOCK KEY?

He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals

Help!  I’m a prisoner in a tagline factory!

Here I run, to steal the secret of the Sun

HOLY BATSHIT, FATMAN!  I mean…” – Robin

Home Safety Tip #1. Don’t iron whilst naked

Veni Vidi Wiwi

“Cry ‘Shamrock,’ and let’s sip the grog of yore

How do you know when you’ve run out of invisible ink?

How to hack a Computer:  Step 1: Take axe and…

I am a Baudaholic

I am not an animal!  I am … well not an animal.

I can resist everything except temptation

I do not pretend to know what the ignorant are sure of

I don’t know what apathy means, nor do I care …

I finally got it all together buy forgot where I put it

I remember when we upgraded from 60 baud modems to 75 baud

I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable soul

I want to live with a synonym girl…

I will NOT reply to this topic … I will NOT reply to…

I wish Noah had swatted those two flies…

I wish to register a complaint!

I wonder why you park in a driveway and drive on parkway?

I’d give my left arm to be ambidextrous

I’ll dangle my participle anywhere I want to!

I’m in my own little world but everybody knows me there

I’m in shape … round’s a shape isn’t it?

I’m more humble than you are!

I’ve been seduced by the Chocolate Side of the Force

If I were here more often I wouldn’t be gone so much

If it tastes good, it’s trying to kill you

If people listened to themselves they would shut up

If there were no golf balls how would we measure hail?

If two wrongs don’t make a right, try three

If you can’t bite, don’t show your teeth

Incorrigible punster — do not incorrige!

Is this a Kodak moment or a Maalox moment?

It is a prehistoric practice to put “y” everywhere

It is bad luck to be superstitious

It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver

It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose

It works better if you plug it in *AND THEN* turn it on

It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards

It’s Admiral Hungry!”  “He’s FED, Jim!  (Star Trek)

It’s Ensign dog…. He’s shed

It’s Ensign Pillsbury … he’s BREAD

It’s Ensign Zeppelin..He’s LED

It’s not over until the FAT table sings

It’s okay to call someone stupid; just don’t prove it

It’s only a hobby … only a hobby … only a hobby…

Aunt Em: Hate Kansas.  Hate you.  Took dog  -Dorothy

Darned Unitarians burned a question mark on my lawn!

i haVE A bBS cALleD aMoEBA’s pROtAZOa bAR AND i nEEd TaG LinES AbOUt AmOEbA’s!

The race is over. The rats won

Let’s see your tagline hunting permit

Life is lived forwards but understood backwards

May we kiss those we please and please those we kiss

My opinion is uncluttered by facts!

Never argue with a woman when she’s tired … or rested

Never invest in anything that eats or needs painting

Never let a computer know you’re in a hurry

Never sharpen your boomerang

Never squat with your spurs on

Next time you wave use all your fingers

No generalization is wholly true, not even this one

No matter where you go, there you are

No MY CAPS LOCK KEY ISN’T MALFUNCTIONING, I’M SCREAMING!

No one can think clearly with clenched fists

No sense being pessimistic.  It wouldn’t work anyway.

Not everything more difficult is more meritorious

Notice: All incoming fire has the right of way

Now bring us……..A SHRUBERRY!

Now go aweh or Ah shall taunt yeu a second tahm-e!

Oh I’m a lumberjack and I’m okay…….

Ohio-Gaziamasu

Okay, If you’re so smart. Set your VCR clock!

Old age is better than the alternative

Please don’t yell at me.  I’m new at this

Put on your seatbelt. I’m gonna try something new

MORE LATER . . . . MUCH MORE.

YOGA CAT IN VACATION RETREAT

White cat in a basket

Yowie is resting from his exhausting yoga career. He is sure he cannot be found by his many fans.

Yoga cat still Yoga-ing

Yowie is so laid back.  Here his recent Yoga poses

White cat doing Yoga

Yowie is so laid back

He is so laid back that you can decorate him like a Christmas tree

White cat with bannanna on his stomach

Yowie wears bananas sometimes

Go figure, he’s adopted, maybe that has something to do with it.

Small hive beetle update September

Waaaalllll . . . I’ve been out of contact for a bit.  Still have my last hive but it’s got very few bees.  I got my Freeman Beetle trap, and in these few months have changed it out several times, recycling the oil after straining out the bits.  The hive collected hundreds of beetles that flew back to lay eggs.

Freeman beetle trap, hive beetle, small hive beetle, oil trap, bee pests

Small hive beetles initially trapped by the Freeman trap

This is what it looked like once a week for several times.  These were NOT beetles that were in the hive, but those that entered after I sanitized it and reduced its size.

Small hive beetles collected from Freeman trap

Small hive beetles strained from oil for a head count

I now open the hive periodically and dust with powdered sugar to roust the bees into chasing beetles, which consequently drop off into the oil trying to get away from them.

And, after feeding the bees on the front of the hive, which instigated robbing from (I don’t know where they came from, since I only have one hive), I put a spacer on the top, and fed them from zip lock bags with holes in them.  This, and reducing the front entrance down to two bees width, solved the robbing, and, I suspect being able to defend against more beetles!

BIG NOTE HERE, and the main reason I am reposting is that I found out, through feeding squeezed out wax remains, and from examining the oil dead beetles something very interesting.  LOOK HERE

Small hive beetle size comparison

The SMALLER of the three dead beetles is a BABY

When I compared what was in the oil, I found that many of the beetles were smaller, lighter, and would be impossible to even see if you were looking for a regular sized hive beetle.  The same goes for the larvae.  The larvae vary in size just as much, and can hide in cracks you could stick a razor blade into.  So y’all keep an eye out and bring your magnifier to the hives, because you wouldn’t even see these babies!  I know I didn’t, and it made me regret that I left two of the original frames in the last hive.

ON A GOOD NOTE  I think my remaining bees have made about three queen cells.  But the remaining bees would only fill one honey super, period.  I don’t think they will survive the winter if not fed religiously.  I definitely am going to have to order a couple of packages of bees in a month or so for next years starting over . . .  Just call my last hive an experiment, because that’s what it’s been.

ANOTHER NOTE  They say that small hive beetle can’t survive a cold winter without the bees to keep them warm, as they live within the bee cluster.  So if my last hive dies, maybe the beetles will die too?

Freeman hive beetle trap and nematodes arrived!

Bees from Georgia Bees

Italian bees from Georgia Bees

Got my beetle trap.  Unadvised and as I did the frames, I used a glue gun to track down any cracks in the construction to prevent the beetles from hiding from the bees.  I only found the normal amount, just along the sides and bottom.  Did not do this on the grooves for the sliding tray by the way, so that the tray will slide in and out as designed.  It is hot, hot, hot, here in West Tennessee.  My nematodes also arrived, and I am watering the ground beneath my hive patio before I put them on the ground.  Hope they lived through the shipping in this hot weather.  I looked at them under high magnification and can just make out masses of them in the gel packs.  But I can’t tell if they are moving . . . They are very tiny and hairlike.

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Cat Bath Curtain Tackle Attack number ONE & TWO

He will knock off all your shampoo, scare you out of your wits, and hang around for more action!

And then there is the second round . . .

If you got a cat that does that kind of stuff, let me know.

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Cat Yoga For The Rest Of Us, or Yowie Cat Yoga

Cat Yoga is latest thing in cat exercise. And my cat is a Yoga cat-fool.

Here’s some photos of him in action on an average day. Keep in mind,our routine to watch tv was that you had to kick the cat out of the chair each night before you could sit down to see the news. He was a SQUATTER of CHAIRS and a USURPER of THRONES.  But you gotta luv him, he’s kinda cute.

CatYoga1 Picture of cat doing yoga

Shall We Begin?

SHORT POME
He even gloated when we passed.
He reveled in the smell of our ____________
He coated the chair with a sheen of white hair
in revenge for us moving him out of his lair.
He would scrunch, stretch, twist, and contort
Until I decided he had invented a sport.

CatYoga2 Picture of cat doing yoga

Warm up gradually . . .

CatYoga3 Picture of cat doing yoga

Reverse Extension of the spine . . .

CatYoga4 Picture of cat doing yoga

Arms over your head, look cute, curve right . . .

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Roll to right side, deep breath, and relax . . .

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Back to left stretch paw, curl leg and tail . .

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Look for audience appreciation . . .

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Stretch paws to the sky . . .

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Breath, lick paw, wash face, continue . . .

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Stretch upper body and paws . . .

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Retire to beach towel and wait for fan mail . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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