Saturday, October 31, 2009

Man Leaves Behind Home, Girlfriend, Job, to find Peace in Traveling the World!

What an exciting journey!  I cannot imagine anything more exciting than traveling around the world.  I've always wanted to go to Switzerland, or Paris, France, or Vienna, or IRELAND...Everytime I see the Irish landscapes, I want to jump in the car, drive to an airport, (oops, no, I would hate to fly)...I guess I'd  have to ride a boat LOL.. But anyway, you get the drift.  Travel is something my mother loved doing as well.  She went to all 50 states...including Alaska, and Hawaii during her senior years.  She always joked, "I'm spending my kids' inheritance", and I used to tell her,  "go ahead Mother, you deserve it.  Travel, have fun!!"  I remember when she flew to Hawaii with 2 of her sisters and had the ball of her life.  She never wore make up but when she came back, she had rouge and lipstick on, which really shocked me.  As a preacher's wife, I can only remember her wearing powder, and that was it.  She and my Dad traveled to Alaska one year, and they thoroughly enjoyed the trip.  My father would have gone to Hawaii with her, but he opted out, because he is afraid of flying, like I am.  He probably really missed a fantastic time.  I still have all the Hawaii pictures my mother took, and the beautiful postcards and souveniors she brought back. 

So...I say to you, if you can travel...then TRAVEL.  See the world, and good luck to Nicholas Rapp as he starts out on his fantastic and exciting adventure!|htmlws-main-n|dl4|link3|

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Whooooooo....TOP Haunted Houses in America & Alabama|htmlws-main-n|dl6|link3|

Haunted houses in Alabama....

The Saint James Hotel (in Selma, Alabama) also known as the "Brantly Hotel" the "only antebellum riverfront hotel in Selma"...(1837) The ghost of "Jesse James" is said to wander around upstairs in this hotel. 

Dead Children's Playground (in Huntsville, Alabama)...where dead children are said to come play.

Cry Baby Bridge & Kali Oka Plantation (in Saraland, Alabama)...

If you have any info on haunted houses, that you think would be interesting to our readers, or have been to any that I have mentioned, please feel free to elaborate for us. 


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Chastity "Chaz"...Interesting Transformation

I would like to know what others' opinions are about Chastity Bono having operations to turn herself into the now, "Chaz Bono".  She was a beautiful girl, as a child, and I have continued to follow her journey through  her life, as she turned Lesbian, and then decided to change her sex to male.|htmlws-main-n|dl2|link3|

I have no problem with her change, and I believe that her mother Cher, has stated she is supportive of her.  I have to wonder, though, what it would be like to be a parent and to have your child decide to make this journey.  Tough decisions, and tough aftermath.  I wish Chaz all the happiness that life has to offer. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Abandoned Animals in Mobile County Getting Assistance From Mobile County Commission

Former Mobile County Judge Herman Thomas ACQUITTED Of All Charges!

"MOBILE, Ala. -- Former Mobile County Circuit Judge Herman Thomas, who was accused of paddling and sexually abusing young men who were facing jail time, was acquitted Monday on all charges after jurors deadlocked on most of the allegations against him."

 After the verdict, Special appointed Judge Claud Neilson  ruled that Former Judge Thomas was also not guilty of the remaining 14 charges that the 5 man, 7 woman jury could not reach a unanimous decision on.  Judge Herman Thomas stepped down from the bench back in 2007 after claims that Thomas had "paddled or spanked with a belt 11  young men for sexual gratification and, in exchange, showed them leniency."

Mobile District Attorney, John Tyson, Jr., was very disappointed with the ruling.  Judge Herman Thomas had many supporters who were quite happy with the ruling.

Monday, October 26, 2009


 Looks like Luther Strange has the Alabama Senators on  his side.  Sessions and Shelby are backing Luther Strange for Attorney General of Alabama over Troy King, whom they have backed in the past.  Just 3 years ago, Shelby and Sessions helped elect Troy King. 

"This is a sign of just how alienated Troy King has become from the Republican establishment," said David Lanoue, chairman of the political science department at the University of Alabama. "This is pretty extraordinary."