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Writing 101, Day Nine: Changing Moccasins — Point of View


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Changing Moccasins — Point of View

Write the scene from three different points of view.

There once was a Woodshop owner whose life had gone astray for many years.  His woodshop layed dormant and gathered many a cobweb while the two gnome guards stood out front and weathered the storms and the Wicked and Brutal Tennessee Mother Winter.  They would see the Woodshop owner from time to time pass by without a single glance their way.  Tears began to fall from their eyes causing them to fade in color over the many years.

Then one day in the Early Summer of 2014, something changed in the Woodshop owner.  He was suddenly walking straight toward them with a smile upon his face.  Day after day, into the long hours of the night he began to work in the shoppe cleaning and sorting.  Tossing out and putting items into big white sacks.   Oh how the guards shivered in fear as they anticipated the worst as the Woodshop owner approached with the big broom.  He simply moaned and swept as he placed them back in their places after he had given them a clean place to stand.  They were encouraged by this new change.  Hoping that they were able to stay.

They watched nervously as one day the Woodshop owner and his wife came outdoors with two new gnomes that were fresh in paint and very sharply dressed.  They both felt their hearts sink as they viewed the smiles on the two owners faces as they rounded the corner of the main house.  Oh, they were not walking toward them at all but to the front portion of the main building where the other gnomes had their posts.  Who was having to leave?  Would they all be allowed to stay among the plants out there?

Several days past with more and more of the white sacks being loaded out.  The Woodshop owner’s wife began to stop often to visit, commenting each time on how nice things were beginning to look to the Woodshop owner’s new beginning to a new life.

During one of the visits, the Woodshop owner’s wife stopped and nealt down to get a closer look at the two of us standing guard on the porch.  She simply smiled and continued on to speak with her husband.  The following day after leaving they returned and the wife strolled out to the workshop and stopped at the porch area where the two gnomes were guarding.  She smiled as she picked up the two and tucked them gently into her arms.  The Woodshop owner noticed her and asked where she was heading with his gnomes with a heavy concern in his voice.  She softly replied for him not to fret that she would be kind and show lots of love and compassion.  She told him that she was not going far away and that they would not be gone long.

She had prepared a work area all lined with a soft surface as she gingerly sat each gnome down to look at each other.  She simply said poor babies and disappeared into another room.  She sat at the work area for several hours taking a break to allow them to dry in between, rotating between each and snapping photographs to document their transformation.

The Woodshop owner kept coming in to refill his coffee often, and would peek over trying not to let her notice.  She would smile and ask him if he wanted to see the progress and he would come running over to comment on each one with a big smile.  The two gnomes suddenly felt quite important and quite loved.  Within two days every detail was touched up and refreshed and the pair were returned to their prior posts on the porch of the Woodshop to stand guard.  They both suddenly felt very important.

The Woodshop owner came out to view their new positions on the porch and was smiling.  He kissed his wife.  Then he returned back in to the Woodshop, feeling content.

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That was the story of the Guard gnomes, the Woodshop owner and his wife.


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Daily Prompt: Is My Morality Just Like Yours?


Daily Prompt: Morality Play

Where do your morals come from — your family?
Your faith?
Your philosophical worldview?
How do you deal with those who don’t share them, or derive them from a different source?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us THE SOURCE.

Let’s start first with the definition from wikipedia on the source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morality

Morality (from the Latin moralitas “manner, character, proper behavior”) is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are “good” (or right) and those that are “bad” (or wrong). The philosophy of morality is ethics. A moral code is a system of morality (according to a particular philosophyreligionculture, etc.) and a moral is any one practice or teaching within a moral code. Morality may also be specifically synonymous with “goodness” or “rightness.” Immorality is the active opposition to morality (i.e. opposition to that which is good or right), while amorality is variously defined as an unawareness of, indifference toward, or disbelief in any set of moral standards or principles.[1][2][3][4] An example of a moral code is the Golden Rule which states that, “One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.”[5]

Now Webster says about the same thing:

mo·ral·i·ty

 noun \mə-ˈra-lə-tē, mȯ-\

plural mo·ral·i·ties

Definition of MORALITY

1
: a moral discourse, statement, or lesson

: a literary or other imaginative work teaching a moral lesson

2
: a doctrine or system of moral conduct

plural : particular moral principles or rules of conduct

3
: conformity to ideals of right human conduct
4
: moral conduct : virtue

First Known Use of MORALITY

14th century

Related to MORALITY

Synonyms
characterdecencygoodnesshonestyintegrityprobity,rectituderighteousnessrightnessuprightnessvirtue,virtuousness
Antonyms
badnessevilevildoingimmoralityiniquitysinvillainy,wickedness


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Daily Prompt: Dear John Letter


Daily Prompt: Shape Up or Ship Out

Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out.
Be as threatening, theatrical, or thoroughly charming as is necessary to get the job done.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us UGLY.

Dear Introverted Self:

Since your arrival in Tennessee almost four years ago, it has come to the worlds attention that you have become a home body.
We do agree that your 7 1/2 acres is a beautiful place to live.
The magnolia tree in the back is just now starting to bloom with the magnificent blossoms that smell so wonderful.
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The humming birds are just returning so the feeders must be prepared for their return.
The herb flower pots are ready to start to be planted. The front of the store will soon look like a small green house.
IMG_0002The apple trees have just bean to bloom and their fragrance can be smelled across the yard the entire summer.
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We understand that it is difficult to drive with the sciatic nerve condition in your left leg trying to use the clutch.
A slight complication of the two fractured fingers on the left hand does give you a legitimate argument of safety while driving.
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You win for now.  There will come a time when this dear john letter will be sent again.
There is an entire side of the city that you have never seen.
If something were to happen to your hubby I shiver to think what would happen if you could not purchase online, on base or at Walmart or Kroger.
You have a break till you heal.  Oh and another break till hubby’s surgery is over.
Then it is time to explore.  There is life after Dollar General.  Just because that is so close does not mean that you can’t find some adventure in life.
Till then, here are what other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:

  1. Everyone Shape Up or Ship Out | Geek Ergo Sum
  2. Dear Insecurity | Taking time, making time
  3. To the Unknown Cheerleader | Daily Prompt: Shape Up or Ship Out | likereadingontrains
  4. Daily Prompt: Ugly | Postcards from
  5. Everything is going to be okay… | Hope* the happy hugger
  6. Daily Prompt: Shape Up or Ship Out – show us UGLY. | masadiso79’s Blog
  7. Shape up or ship out sugar cravings | Now Have At It!
  8. Dear Mr. Fearful [Daily Prompt: Shape Up or Ship Out] | unknowinglee
  9. Who’s In Charge Here??? | Spirit Lights The Way
  10. A Letter To An Indecisive Employee | The Jittery Goat
  11. These Words for YOU | floatingsheep
  12. The Toothpaste Again | Lewis Cave
  13. Daily Prompt: Shape Up Or Ship Out, Mr. Anger | Creative Mysteries
  14. Yeah, I’m talkin’ to you | I Didn’t Just Wake Up This Morning with a Craving
  15. Daily Prompt; Shape Up or Ship Out | terry1954
  16. Daily Prompt: Ugly | Books, Music and Movies : my best friends
  17. Shape Up or Ship Out | The Nameless One
  18. Daily Prompt: Shape Up or Ship Out « Mama Bear Musings
  19. Daily Prompt: There’s the door, now leave! | Thriving Pessimist…
  20. Daily Prompt: Shape Up or Ship Out | Musings&Rants
  21. Daily Prompt: Just Ship Out! | Musings&Rants
  22. Daily Prompt: Shape Up or Ship Out | writinglikeastoner
  23. Dear Depression | Random Obsession
  24. Daily Prompt: Shape Up or Ship Out | Exploring Utah with MS and Apples
 Respectfully Submitted,
Self Conscious
Thank you for reading.  What is your characteristic that needs a talking to?
Do you need a change in your life?
Would love to hear.
Tammye Honey

 


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Daily Prompt: Innovative Thoughts, Tomorrows Products


Daily Prompt: The Next Big Thing

What will the next must-have technological innovation be? Jetpacks? Hoverboards? Wind-powered calculators?

Photographers, show us INNOVATIVE. 

 

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Inventions a lot of times are created by someone who just did not like the way something worked and they had an idea of how it could be so much easier.

The average housewife finds ways to use products that are innovative in her daily routine without even realizing it.  She might take a product that was meant for one thing and use it for an entirely different purpose.  Men do the same thing in their workshops.  They might find a certain tool that if modified works much better on a project.

This is innovation this is the process of invention.

I have yet to see the slinky reinvented.   

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slinky

That was a simple invention that has been around for the decades.

Product Details

It does come in vibrant colors now and does glow in the dark.  What will be next for this product?

Product Details

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dtoys-and-games&field-keywords=slinky+toy

Will it be able to make perfect toast next?  Will the next step be a different movie theme?  This has proven to be a timeless toy.  

It is similar to the Shape O Ball from Tupperware 

Only the color has changed through the ages…it is also a timeless piece.

What would your innovative thoughts create?

Would love to hear from you.

Here are what other Daily Prompt Writers had to say on the subject:

  1. The next big thing | Geek Ergo Sum
  2. The World is Going Digital | MC’s Whispers
  3. 149. Innovation: Daily Prompt | Sofie’s Diary
  4. MOM | charlottesville winter
  5. Bionic Contact Lenses | Daily Prompt: The Next Big Thing | mattsden101
  6. The Solar Ark | The Life Nomadik
  7. “Blood Tracker”: Better Than Cure | Daily Prompt: The Next Big Thing | likereadingontrains

Since I am so early in the morning be sure to check back with Michelle during the day to see other writers who were added.

Thank you for reading and for your comments.

Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: An Alternative Bar


Daily Prompt: Fill In the Blank

Three people walk into a bar . . .

First one ordered a bottle of water
Second ordered a bottle of Juice
Third ordered an energy drink

Bartender served them and said
Have a great day with the iron…

Get pumped at a juice bar then
hit the gym…

You will be glad you did.

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Hit the Gym and enjoy the juice bar while you are there… it will be worth the visit.

Here are what other Daily Prompt Writers Had to say:

 

  1. Daily Prompt: Fill In The Blank | Alastair’s Blog
  2. Jupiter and Venus on a Summer Evening | Phelio a Random Post a Day
  3. Daily Prompt: Fill In the Blank « Mama Bear Musings
  4. Three men | Sue’s Trifles
  5. May 13 Daily Prompt: Fill In the Blank | Nadeen’s Reading Corner
  6. Three People… | Sanjuro Tokage’s Blog
  7. No Wolves | Daily Prompt: Fill In the Blank | likereadingontrains
  8. The Three Wise Men | The Jittery Goat
  9. Three people walk into a bar . . . | MC’s Whispers
  10. Three Okes Walk Into A Bar | Travellin’ Thru Rambles
  11. I’ve Got This | Donbury Pond
  12. Daily Prompt | junsung93
  13. Bar Talk « Sorta-Ginger
  14. DOGS & DROIDS NOT ALLOWED | Standing Ovation, Seated
  15. Daily Prompt: Fill In the Blank | JUkk
  16. The best is yet to be | Relax…
  17. Daily Prompt: Fill In the Blank | The Way I Live Naturally
  18. the UNCATEGORISED: Daily Prompt | Fill In the Blank | the TRASH BASH
  19. Please Mind Your Head | The Magic Black Book
  20. Belly Up To The Bar #wordpressdailypost | Moondustwriter’s Blog
  21. Drink Positive | The Nameless One
  22. Daily Prompt: Fill in the Blank | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  23. Three people walk into a bar | cookie 5683’s Blog
  24. Three People Walk Into a Bar … Far Cry 3 | Cozy Compulsions @ Midnight
  25. Daily Prompt: Fill In the Blank 13th May 2013 | ittikorn1994
  26. Three Women Looking | Prayers and Promises
  27. Daily Prompt: Fill in the blank | Postcards from
  28. is this a joke? | thematticuskingdom
  29. Fill in the blank… (Daily Prompt) | The Rider
  30. How to Learn a Language | the truth should be free
  31. Three People Walk Into A Bar… | Self-Help for Creatively Deprived
 Stay Healthy…Your liver and kidneys will thank you if your family doesn’t first.
Tammye Honey


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MikeFest Countdown Timer Starts Again


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Welcome to the South.  Here the weather is so subject to change.  It can be freezing in the early morning and by 5 PM you are looking for a cool place to hide.   The rain in the Spring is just as strange.  We had standing rain in our poor yard during the month of April.  The old saying is April showers bring May flowers.  Instead, we are receiving buckets of rain.  Severe thunderstorms on the horizon with a hint of the possibility of tornado warnings.

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That was the weather report that we woke to this morning.  When you are planning an event the idea of being in a little rain is a possibility.  This was a bit of overkill by Mother Nature.

For the safety of the various bands that are to play, food vendors, non food vendors and spectators, water and electricity just do not mix.  Monsoons and electricity are like a plugged running hairdryer in a bubble bath.  A total recipe for disaster and a shrinkage of a crowd in a hurry.

So the process slowly began:  https://www.facebook.com/events/503237309743947/514203271980684/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

Tribute to Michael Russell
07 May 1994 – 29 June 2006

Notifying each element of the festival to see if the new date of June 8th would work for them or if it would be a no go.  When you are calling 30 plus non food vendors, it makes for a busy day.  You do not want them to read it on Facebook and think that they were kept out of the loop.

The response was wonderful.  What a great team of non food vendors we have.  The bands were all great about rescheduling also.  The food vendors again come to the rescue.  I think my hardest call was  the Bakery that is new to our area.  Imagine telling a bakery that you need them to stop baking for an event and hold the presses for a month.  Luckily they had two functions that they were doing on the same day.  Surprise, they will be ready.  We actually made life a little less complicated for them.

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We do live on to see another day.  Our new day is now June 8th.  With phone calls made at least some of the hard work is done and now it is just a waiting process to see what Mother Nature can throw at us between now and then.  If you are in the area during that time, would love to see you.  By then we should be dug out of our Monsoons and enjoying the sunlight and warmth that the South is known for.

That is our bands which are still working on the line ups due to other commitments now…  We are not out of the woods yet, although our compass is working well.

Over 10 Straight hours of live music.

This years line up so far, more to be added:

Ben Gallaher @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGdW-nTYfuc
Oblivion Myth @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfe4XT4XNrY
Dogs at Bay
Inveyn
Ndur
Eyetooth
Transend the Fallen
For Lack of Lithym
Mindset Defect
Killing Grace
Awaken @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8z5QhDsaH0

Plus performers playing off stage around the Fest.

Thank you to our Sponsors / Vendors / Crafters, so far

We Urge you to Visit their Booth and Support Their Business.

1. ManCave: Guide Will J. Brant @ www.facebook.com/mancaveguide
2. Scentsy/Velata: Tammye Green, Independent Certified Consultant. @https://eman.scentsy.us/ & https://eman.velata.us/
3. Thirty One: Chantelle R. Dempsey, Independent Consultant,@http://www.Mythirtyone.com/314149
4. Paparazzi Accessories: Aimee Miller, Premier Director & Lisa Mannion, Independent Consultant @ https://facebook.com/paparazzibyAimeeM
https://Facebook.com/ThisandThatbyLisaM
5. Tupperware: Michele Turk, Consultant @ http://my2.tupperware.com/tup-html/M/michelegreg-welcome.html
6. Origami Owl: – Lisa Clarke, Independent Designer #3986 @https://www.facebook.com/OrigamiOwlLisaClarkeIndependentDesigner
7. It Works!: Carolyn Evens, Independent Distributer @ https://flabuless.myitworks.com/Home
8. ACE: Beth Vincent, Senior Associate @ https://tgifvincentace.storenvy.com/
9. Need Something Framed & More: Silvi Mize, Owner @https://www.facebook.com/needsomethingframedANDmore?fref=ts
10. Arica Langelier, Realtor PenFed Realty, Real-estate
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clarksville-Real-Estate-Arica-Langelier/434457929933356
11. Crafts Galore and Soaps & More: Brenda Duckett, Owner @https://www.facebook.com/CraftsGaloreSoapsAndMore?notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite
12. Lemongrass Spa Products: Charla Pugh, Sales Consultant @
http://www.ourlemongrassspa.com/2098/
13. Mary Kay: Melissa Arrington, Independent Beauty Consultant @http://www.marykay.com/marrington2
14. Honey Bears Boutique: Linda Walker, Owner @https://www.facebook.com/HoneyBearsBoutique
15. Raving Wolf’s Varity, Custom handmade Native American and Biker Jewelry: Ravingwolf, Artist, Designer, Owner @ http://stores.ebay.com/ravingwolfs-variety
16, ViSalus: Craig Critchfield, Independent Promoter @ http://newyounowwithvisalus.bodybyvi.com/
17. La Bella Baskets: Michelle Rose & Lelia Restivo Consultants @ http://www.michellerose.labellabaskets.com/ & http://www.leliaslovely.labellabaskets.com/
18. Jladycreations: Jacki Lowner, Designer/Owner. One of a kind jewelry @ https://www.facebook.com/jladycreations?fref=ts
19. Blackfire Bakery: The Foxworth Family, Owners @https://www.facebook.com/BlackfireBakery
20. Jenny Lander’s Gems: Jenny Lander, Owner/Designer. Custom made jewelry @ www.jennylandersgems.com
21. The Pampered Chef: Angela Davis, Independent Senior Consultant @
www.pamperedchef.biz/anjenskitchen

Reserve your spot now. Limited Openings, on a first come bases, no duplications of vendors.

These businesses will not have a booth at Mikefest 2013, but have made generous donations to the cause. A very BIG Thank YOU.

1. Thirty One: Christy Pouw, Consultant @ https://www.mythrityone.com/129336/
2. AVON: Angela Shelton, Independent Sales Represented @www.youravon.com/angelashelton
3. The Pampered Chef: Angela Davis, Independent Senior Consultant @www.pamperedchef.biz/anjenskitchen (Is now a vendor)
4. Tupperware: Eman & Tammye Green, Independent Consultants @http://www.emanthetupperwareman.com/
5. Dove Chocolate Discoveries: Sharon Rowley, Independent Chocolatier @ http://mydcdsite.com/chocolatelovers (Possible Vendor Now)

This year’s Mikefest 2013 Official Event Photographers: ….So Smile…Thank You…

Sharper Edge Photography:
https://www.facebook.com/SharperEdgePhotography
LC Photography:
https://www.facebook.com/LindsayColipPhotography?fref=ts

So grab your lawn chair, and get ready to be entertained with a whole day of music and fun.

No outside beverages
No drugs
No Pets
STRICTLY ENFORCED

New Vendors will possibly be added due to the Change in date also so please standby as we are still upgrading lists daily.

Reporting to you live from Tennessee,

Tammye Honey.


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Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation in the South


Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation

Do you need to agree with an artist’s lifestyle or politics to appreciate their art? To spend money on it

Van Gogh cut off his ear, does not mean that I do not appreciate his work.

We have a wall dedicated to Southern Artists and Art that we have spent money on.  It is a reflection of where we live.

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Our Art Wall

Our Art Wall

Even though I have not painted that room yet and remodeled it, we started this wall.  The idea was a true inspiration to make a theme for our guest room.

Piano

Piano

Our Guitars

Our Guitars

Love This

Love This

Once the room is complete it will feel comfortable and a great reflection of the South.

Here are what other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:

  1. Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation | Storm In A B-Cup
  2. What is Inside the Frame? | Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation | likereadingontrains
  3. Mary J. Blige can kiss my furry (?) butt. | The Unthemed Nook
  4. I May Not Respect You, But I Respect Your Work | Never Stationary
  5. Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation | On My Front Porch
  6. Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation | JUkk
  7. Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation | monruecha
  8. Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation | بيسان
  9. 139. Art Gallery | Sofie’s Diary
  10. “When I have a terrible need of – shall I say the word – religion, then I go out and paint the stars.” -Vincent Van Gogh | Musings of a Muggle in Converse
  11. Artist’s Lifestyle And Art Appreciation | Wise Counsel
  12. If It’s A Sermon I Want, I Know Where To Go | The Jittery Goat
  13. No I won’t. | Hope* the happy hugger
  14. Art As Art Is | Kansa Muse on Micro Farming and More
  15. Art appreciation | March of the Gypsies
  16. Art and Politics | Matthew Vett’s Development Blog
  17. I can hear you just fine… | thematticuskingdom
  18. Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation…and then some! | EMBRACE YOU
  19. Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation 30th April 2013 | ittikorn1994
  20. Creepy Writers | Mind of a Mouse
  21. Controversial art | Spunky Wayfarer
  22. Art Appreciation | The Nameless One
  23. When An Artist Captures Your Imagination And Your Soul | Brush Strokes And Scribbled Thoughts
  24. Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  25. Nice art, shame about the artist! | Serena Stillwater
  26. Can I Love Your Art If You’re a Rapist? | my cyber house rules
  27. Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation | A Western Buddhist’s Travels
  28. Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation | My Endless Rants & Ramblings
  29. 6 Music Genres You May Not Know | the truth should be free
  30. Art is still Art: Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation | Thought Bubble
  31. Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation of certain stuff | baka’s blog
  32. bennettonbooks
  33. Art is in the eye of the beholder. | thoughtsofrkh
  34. Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation | Conflict of Interests | The Writing Righter
  35. Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation | Overcoming Bloglessness
  36. Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation « The Writer’s Devotion
  37. Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation | A Visceral Life
  38. The Daily Prompt exposes my uncultured self | 365 wings of hope
  39. Art Appreciation | An Unlikely Gypsy…
  40. Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation | Basically Beyond Basic
  41. April 30 Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation | Nadeen’s Corner
  42. Great Minds On Forgiveness | Wiley’s Wisdom
  43. Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation | jane sleeps here
  44. Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation | biocashy

I was a day late but not a dollar short on this one.

What art do you appreciate?  Would love to hear, so leave me a comment.

Tammye Honey