Good People Doing Good Things — Mr. Rogers

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Once again, I take a short detour from my normal ‘good people’ post to honour someone who died 16 years ago today, but throughout his life was most definitely a shining example of a ‘good people’.

Mr. Rogers-header-3I’m fairly certain that I don’t need to introduce Mr. Rogers to those of you in the U.S., who have almost certainly seen Mr. Rogers on his children’s television show, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.  I find no evidence that it was aired across the pond, however, so Mr. Rogers may not be familiar to our European friends.

Now, just being the host of a kids’ television show doesn’t automatically qualify one as a good person, but Fred Rogers went well beyond the call to entertain children, but also gave them something more, a sense of self-worth as well as a sense of security.

Mr. Rogers-header-2During the 33-year tenure of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, he tackled a wide…

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A Jolly Cold Monday …

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A potpourri of cheer this Monday morning from Jill Dennison!

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Good Monday morning, friends!  Come on in … don’t worry about tracking snow in … Jolly will sweep it up in a minute.  Did you all have a wonderful weekend?  Mine?  Oh, well, since it stayed well below freezing all weekend, and since I’m still doing battle with a respiratory ‘thing’, I stayed in all weekend, but I did get to spend some time reading and sleeping, so that was nice.  I’ve simply got to get some energy back this week, for as you can see, we still have Christmas lights and decorations up in the living room.  I managed to ‘un-decorate’ the rest of the house, but the living room is still pretty Christmas-y.  I gave some thought to just leaving them up, since we’re already a month-and-a-half through the year, but no … they must come down this week!

Grab a snack and a cup of java or…

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Saturday Surprise — Winter Birds!!!

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A fellow critter-loving friend of mine posted a few pictures of winter birds a few days ago on Facebook, and a link to an article featuring lots of such birds.  Some of them are so gorgeous that I knew right then I would share them for Saturday’s surprise!  It amazes me that these small, seemingly-delicate creatures can withstand the cold of winter, but somehow they do!


American-Goldfinch American Goldfinch

American Robins

Annas-Hummingbird Anna’s Hummingbird

Barred Owls

Black-Capped Chickadees

Blue Jays

Bohemian-Waxwing Bohemian Waxwing

California-Scrub-Jay California Scrub Jay

Cedar-Waxwing Cedar Waxwing

Common-Grackle Common Grackle

Common-Redpole Common Redpole

Coopers-Hawk Cooper’s Hawk

Downy-Woodpecker Downy Woodpecker

Eastern Bluebirds

Great-Grey-Owl Great Grey Owl

Mockingbird Mockingbird

Mourning Doves

Northern Cardinals

Northern Flicker (left); Northern Flicker and European Starling (right)

Snowy-Owl Snowy Owl

Tufted-Titmouse Tufted Titmouse

White-Breasted Nuthatch

Yellow-Shafted-Flicker Yellow-Shafted Flicker

Aren’t they beautiful?  I hope they made you smile this Saturday winter morn!  Be sure to check out the website for some tips about feeding winter birds and winter bird…

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J-j-jolly M-m-monday, F-f-friends!

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A Smorgasbord of fun!

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That sound you hear is my teeth chattering, and all the typos in the forthcoming post are a result of my hands shaking.  It’s c-c-cold!!!  And it isn’t even winter yet!  I am ready for spring … perhaps I’ll plant some flowers here …flowers-2I presume you are all surviving this harrowing season?  I have given up on trying to convince the girls that we ought to skip it this year, and am rather just going with the flow, trying to keep up with baking, shopping, decorating, wrapping and so forth while carving out a bit of time to breathe.  It’s about the best I can hope for at the moment.

Grab a warm drink & a Christmas cookie (I baked them just for you guys!) and let’s go find something to start the week out with a smile, or possibly even a chuckle, shall we?


It has been cold…

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Good People Doing Good Things — A Bunch!

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Every Wednesday morning I go in search of good people, people who are helping others or working to preserve wildlife, the environment, or something humanitarian.  I never have trouble finding those good people, and this week was no exception … in fact, I already had a few tucked away from last week!  Sometimes the good people I find are doing huge things, helping hundreds or even thousands.  But at the end of the day, it’s the little things, I think, that mean the most.  And so today I present you with some people who are giving of themselves in small ways, yet with huge hearts!


Herman-Gordon-2 Herman Gordon is a much-loved custodian at the University of Bristol (that would be England, not Tennessee) .  The students say he is always happy and upbeat … Herman-Gordon Herman and his wife are originally from Jamaica and have not been able to afford a trip…

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A True Hero

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Dear Furiends,1411717342068_wps_5_alaa_an_ambulance_driver_

Alaa is a true hero. But most do not know his name, they simply call him ‘The Catman of Aleppo’.

Aleppo is in Syria and used to look like this:th

Beautiful, wasn’t it?

Unfortunately, humans, who refuse to compromise and insist on domination have done this:

We shall never understand the human capacity for destruction. For obvious reasons, most humans have fled the city. But Alaa stayed. Not only has he stayed, but he is taking care of the abandoned cats.

So, my furiends, this proves that some humans are good and we thought you would like to meet Alaa, a true hero.

Purseidon >^.^<  &  Mr. M  =^.^=

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