with Patsy Nobles Jones
“People die. Love never dies and spirit knows no loss.”
Sympathy is expressed to the families of Tony Wayne Cupples (12-11-61 to 1-14-20) – Owens; and Allan Dwight Stephanson (7-31-46 to 1-18-20) from Bartlett – no arrangement at time of writing.
Continued prayers for Melbern Jones, Mike Tignor, Johnny Hayes, Sheila Cox, Betty Burris and Judy Hample. Special hugs to Judy Davis, Judy Sweat, Junior Guinn, Jim Ruth, Marilyn Weaver, Phyllis McEarl, Harold James and G.W and Nancy Rushing. Thinking tenderly of families suffering loss of love a year ago – Rue Jones, Neva Harvey, Lloyd King and Harold Frost. “Remembered as long as a name is spoken or written.”– P.N. Jones. “On the Wings of a Dove” will help carry you through a year of loss of family or friends.
Happy Birthday to Norris Frank (1-31) and Ricky Belew (2-1). You don’t look OLD, and you don’t act OLD.
A woman let eight customers get in front of her at Dollar General because they had only a few items, and her buggy was very full. Woman was hoping they’d remember her on Valentine’s Day. Norris Frank was the only one who knew her name.
MILITARY: Jan. 25, 1945 – Battle of Bulge ends with 19,000 Americans lost. Freedom isn’t free; and Jan. 20, 1981 – Iran Hostage Crisis ends when Ronald Reagan becomes president.
America cares. Two hundred fifty-nine (259) American firefighters are helping in Australian fires. Leah Ferreira, a Massachusetts woman, is using her crafts. She makes double blankets with a dual purpose (clean side after one side is dirtied). They are used for any animals needing a pouch. Her idea spread into “American Rescue Crafters.” Over 46,000 crafters are making these for animals injured by wildlifes in Australia.
A zoo in Miami renamed their Koala born May 2019 “Hope” and sent a $10,000 donation for the wildlife fund. There are more good people in the world than bad. The news just doesn’t tell enough good stories, does it?
Tidbit: Michael Jordan is the wealthiest athlete of all time, earning $1.85 billion. Hope he helped in Australia and U.S.A. rescue groups. Our rescue is Loving Paws. Have you helped? 2035 Brown Cemetery Rd., Luray, TN 38352
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is making a huge difference. Experimenters pulled a helpless macaque (monkey) “Britches” from his mother’s side on the very night he was born. The experimenters sewed his eyes shut with crude, thick thread and strapped a heavy device that made a constant screeching sound to his tiny head. Then, they locked him inside a barren wire cage – alone – with nothing to comfort him. Britches didn’t deserve this. No animal deserves this. PETA is stopping their misery. Some scientists can no longer take the stress. They refuse or quit their jobs. They saw nothing benefiting humans by doing barbaric acts to animals. AMEN!
I never buy a cosmetic or hair-spray before reading to make sure it is animal cruelty-free. I remember hearing on television when I was in grade school that rabbits were used in horrible experiments. Their eyes were used to test eye makeup, liners and hair sprays. Later their feet were cut off and sold as a “lucky foot.” Isn’t that horrible? PETA is also persuading major pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food and beverage companies to ban cruel, worthless tests on animals. In 2019, PETA convinced pharmaceutical giants, including Bayer, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson, to ban forced swim tests on terrified small animals; prompted Kellogg’s, Hershey, and dozens of other food and beverage companies to stop conducting or funding animal experiments to make dubious health claims about ingredients; and added household brands like Aussie, Herbal Essences, and Dove to PETA’s list of cruelty-free companies.
We are judged as a nation by the way we treat our animals. Be kind to children, elderly and animals. Be their voice.
2020 VISION: “Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.”