Friday, January 27, 2017



GOOD MORNING FOLKS

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THANKS
for each and every read and response from yesterday's
KASIYH
Blog post.

I read and re-read each and every one of them.
YOU
are

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We have much to accomplish this day
so we'll just share
a wee conundrum
with y'all
and
follow it by asking your opinions.

Here's the story.

To murse or not to murse,
that is the question.

We carry a lot of things with us on a regular basis. Including a big fat wallet [not fat from $$$ but rather from cards, photo's, etc.], a two year planner, a couple of pens and pencils, a small pad for taking notes, a metal Sucrets box filled with cough drops, keys to our house as well as keys to others homes, medications of all kinds, including but not limited to an extra bottle of  nitro-glycerin [in addition to the one always at hand in right pocket "Justin Case"],extra smokes, lighter, loose change, etc.  You get the picture, right?

In 2013 we purchased via Amazon.com a men's camera bag / murse. [You know that a murse is a purse for a male, right?].  It looks similar to this:


It has a short handle attached and a longer strap for over the shoulder carrying [which I have never used].  Here's the conundrum:
I can bring myself only to carry it to one of our vehicles and never into ANY where. That works "okay" for me but there are times when I [or MJ] needs to run out to our car / truck to grab something from the murse that we need.  This is irritating to say the least.

Now I also have [which many of you know] a bag that looks like this:



which I truly like but it is HUGE !  Way more room than I need for the day-to-day things I carry. This bag was GREAT for our trip to Arizona or for loading up for SJC rehearsal, etc. But other than that it is simply too big.

[ Note:  I am LOL at the question[s] I'm about to ask, imagining the different responses from gals vs. (str8) guys.  Let's just imagine the difference in how MERRIDTH Chilson might answer this as compared to her husband Dave.]   ;-)



Considering this is Allegany County, NY --- Am I correct in loading the bag up and leaving it in the truck OR should I carry it with me in some instances ?  I might be brave enough to carry it into St. John's hall for choir rehearsal but would never, ever think of carrying it into GVCS when I sit to wait to pick up Jaxson !  Am I being too paranoid?  Does it matter?  Any thoughts / suggestions?


THAT'S IT FOR NOW FOLKS.

Thanking you for your time this time till next time.

HAVE
A





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Thursday, January 26, 2017


What I'm listening to as I write this Blog post.

THANKS
to all who read and responded to yesterday's
KASIYH
Blog post
ESPECIALLY
those who took the time to read
Lorie Waite-Feldbauer's
post on her Blog
All In A Day's Insanity.


SISTER


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   I have managed to misplace my list of the peeps I generally copy-in on FACEBOOK for notification of a Blog post.  Please forgive.  This has been the case for a while now.  So I am listing those that immediately come to mind, those I think might be interested in a particular post and/or those who have commented on a post as of late.

   I try not to list anyone I think might not want to read a particular post or whom I estimate might have a horrific blood pressure raise from a particular post.

   If at any point you do not want to be notified of any KASIYH Blog post, just let me know.  Of course one way to never miss out is to become a "Follower" of this Blog, which 29 of you have already done.  One advantage [?] of becoming a follower is that you might receive a rare [usually alcohol fueled] post that one chooses not to advertise on FB.  There HAVE been some of those already , , , some posts so "raw" that were taken down in the next morning due to either embarrassment on my part or coming to my senses in the A.M.

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Also keep in mind please
that we still accept and desire
from any of y'all.
Email me at:

GKS420@verizon.net

if you feel so inclined.



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As you might imagine,
we discuss Gay issues around here periodically.

[Not nearly as often as some might think, but once in a while.]

Much of the time those discussions
focus on

equality,

public opinions
[ worldwide - in the USA - locally - church ],

how our families have become
[for the most part]
more accepting through the decades,
etc.


After 40+ years together
rarely
are we shocked any more as regards the Gay issue.

However
[ and this is good news ]
when we are
surprised
as of late
it is almost always
because
someone has dropped their negativity towards us.

This is usually demonstrated by their lack of overt scorn
and
their newly and slowly accepting attitude towards us.

We have learned to be patient.
We have learned that we cannot hate even when hated.
We have learned that
LOVE
does
conquer
hate.

Many, many of these
turn abouts
seemed to have occurred
due to:
1.] The consistency of our love for each other
AND
2.] Friends who have not been daunted by what others say,
instead they have held a consistent friendship with us.



I wanted to share this with y'all today
to share some
UPBEAT and GOOD
[Gay]
news with you
AND
to say

for
STANDING
BY
US
even when others thought you insane for doing so.

A
SPECIAL SHOUT OUT
to those who have been by our sides
decade upon decade.

Because of
YOU



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Wednesday, January 25, 2017





GOOD DAY FRIENDS

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SORRY
that we haven't been as faithful in writing
as we should have been.
Life took over
'nuff  said?

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 " Just give him a chance! "

We have
and
TRUMP
definitely
SUCKS
as
POTUS.

Please read our sister-in-law's
Blog post

http://itsallinadaysinsanity.wordpress.com

[ I can't get Lorie's exact link to work for me, so look her up on Facebook please.]

Lorie Waite-Feldbauer
writes so well of
WHY
she and others
were a part of the
WORLD WIDE
protest march
on
Saturday last.

AND
things have only worsened
since the march.

Keystone pipeline

EPA under a gag order via
TRUMP

LIES being called "alternative facts" by
TRUMP
supporters


to mention just a couple of items of concern.


AND
has anyone else noticed that the press conferences /speeches
by
TRUMP
are now
infiltrated
by the
" Trump-etts "
applauding and cheering for their Fuhrer ?

We're in trouble here folks,
BIG
TROUBLE
and it hasn't even been an entire week yet.



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In other less significant news:


MJ's boss is in California on a work related project,
which in effect puts MJ in charge.

You might have a tendency to think:
"Whilst the cat's away the mice will play"
but this is not the case.

This exact scenario transpired earlier this month
[ for a shorter length of time than the current excursion ]
and
I can assure you that the stress involved is something
other than orgasmic.

'nuff said.

Keep MJ in your prayers please.

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How many of you know what THIS is?










YES
 it's the
Amazon
ECHO
I know not why I want one so much,
but I sure do.


If you have been living in a cave or under a rock
and
don't know what this device is capable of,
Bing it
OR
visit
Amazon.com
and
find out.

Although it's capable of numerous actions,
I want it most of all
TO ASK "HER" QUESTIONS.


One fully realizes that this is a
DESIRE
and
NOT
a
NEED
but it's been in the back of our mind for quite some time now.

Maybe someday the
Good Fairy
will see fit to grant this wish.
Probably not today by the looks of him.




 NOW
here's a

Do
YOU
or anyone you know
have
an
AMAZON ECHO
?   ?   ?


If so we'd love to hear / read about it.

! THANKS !




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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The hour is becoming late, the mind however stubbornly refuses to shut down. 

As many of you know the Feldbauer family has experienced great joy and deep sorrow as of late. As Mary Jo so aptly described it: "The cycle of life".

Friday last we welcomed Owen James Kulp into our family fold.  Owen is the son of the newly married Casey McNinch and Brandon Kulp.  Joy, Joy and more JOY.



 
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That same evening, our dear niece Grace Handy lost her Daddy in a car accident.   The day after Grace's 11th birthday.

Grace with her Daddy
not long ago.










This the
FIRST PICTURE
Grace chose to take
with her new camera she received for her Birthday


MJ and GK
did not know Brent.

Except for one thing:

When all the discord was going on twixt
7 Martin Street and 4998 Noble Street
it
was
BRENT  HANDY
who
ALWAYS
spoke to us.

Even when the rest of the family refused to do so,
BRENT
always
at least said:
" Hi  Guys ! "

Whether it was in a restaurant
or
any other public venue
BRENT
always
made a point to speak to
MJ and GK.

We have never
and
will never
forget that overt action of kindness
by
Mr. Brent Handy.

E--V--E--R.


Many Kudo's
to our sister
Kate Feldbauer Handy
for keeping the lines of communication and love
OPEN
after her divorce from Brent.

Kate knew that
LOVE
is thee most important aspect of family
and
regardless of all that had transpired
GRACE
LOVE
for her
DADDY
was of the upmost importance.

Kudo's
also to
John
Kate's partner in life and love
for
always respecting this decision of Kate's
and
backing it up
100%.

Hope you folks realize that this is not always
EASY
but in the end is
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WORTH IT ALL.

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My ol' heart
cannot begin to imagine the pain that
dear
GRACE
is going through right now.

PLEASE
keep her in your thoughts and prayers.



GRACE
darling,
We Love You To The Moon and Back.

ALWAYS
and
FOREVER
Uncle Mike and Uncle Greg






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Tuesday, January 10, 2017


GOOD DAY FRIENDS

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Sure would be nice if the temps went up a bit.
Biting cold as of late.

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Found this today.
Thought it interesting.

Don't get bewitched by the reporting:

"What they want you to be talking about: Meryl Streep
What they don't want you to be talking about:

1. Trump fires all Ambassadors and Special Envoys, ordering them out by inauguration day.

2. House brings back the Holman rule allowing them to reduce an individual civil service, SES positions, or political appointee's salary to $1, effectively firing them by amendment to any piece of legislation. We now know why they wanted names and positions of people in Energy and State.

3. Senate schedules 6 simultaneous hearings on cabinet nominees and triple-books those hearings with Trump's first press conference in months and an ACA budget vote, effectively preventing any concentrated coverage or protest.

4. House GOP expressly forbids the Congressional Budget Office from reporting or tracking ANY costs related to the repeal of the ACA.

5. Trump continues to throw the intelligence community under the bus to protect Putin, despite the growing mountain of evidence that the Russians deliberately interfered in our election.

6. Trump breaks a central campaign promise to make Mexico pay for the wall by asking Congress (in other words, us, the taxpayers) to pay for it.

7. Trump threatens Toyota over a new plant that was never coming to the US nor will take jobs out of the US.

8. House passes the REINS act, giving them veto power over any rules enacted by any federal agency or department--for example, FDA or EPA bans a drug or pesticide, Congress can overrule based on lobbyists not science. Don't like that endangered species designation, Congress kills it.

9. Jared Kushner, Trump's son in law, appointed senior White House advisor, in violation of nepotism rules. [ Personal GGC Note:  Apparently Jared Kushner is taking no salary in order to not violate the nepotism rules.]

Keep your eye on the shell with the queen (or in this case, wee tiny orange man) under it."


GGC:  Even though political comments on KASIYH Blog seem to generate the least number of comments as of late, we refuse to be silent on the current PEOTUS situation and numerous Republican asinine antics that follow the PEOTUS.  Never in the history of the United States of America have we faced such a farce a this.

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   Have had occasion to go through some old journals in the last couple of days.  Was searching for some information on a certain topic.  In going through a couple of these journals I found some things that awakened my memory bank.  Some good, some not.

   I admit here and now that there were some things I refused to read, as in the day-to-day details of my Dad's hospitalization and subsequent death in 1999.  Simultaneously to that event, there were a number of issues relating to St. Mary's Choir happening too [also not good].  Closely following Dad's passing there was a "riff" within my family prompted by my brother Richard, in which no siblings stood with me, they all stood with my brother.  Not good times those.  Nearly eighteen years ago and I don't need to read the "details" to recall the massive hurt and pain those days wrought.

   What I did notice though, in reading those old, page worn journals, was [yet again] the fact that as much as things change, they stay the same.  Issues that a while ago drove me to distraction, are nothing today.  [ Unlike paragraph two above.] 

   Some of my worst mistakes have resulted from trusting those who have deeply hurt me time and Time and TIME again.  The need to be loved and accepted by all [or so it seems] leads me to keep striving for acceptance even when I know from history that some individuals have a great propensity to take advantage of me or to overtly hurt me.  Thank Goodness these people are few and far between.


Example:  There is an individual who was highly and overtly instrumental in getting me fired from The Amity Youth Council back in 1974.  She made no bones about it, she was out to get me, and she did.
    Then a couple of years later said individual becomes very friendly to us and we welcome her back into our "world".  Times of laughter and frivolity follow.
   A few years pass and the same individual works with others [including Fr. Roy Ronald, now deceased ] to keep MJ and I to get/keep us out of St. Mary's parish here in Belmont.  We cannot, for the life of us, figure out WHY she would do such a thing, but once again, she is effective.
   More years pass and we end up back at St. Mary's parish through the love of Father Joe Penkaul.  Now said gal is all about loving us and accepting us.  We, once again, let bygones be bygones.  After all, it's church, right?  Christianity and all.
   She, her husband, MJ, myself and a few others become very close through the church.  We worked hand-in-hand for years, held parties in each others homes, etc.   Then she changes once more and things seem to sour.  What?  Long story short ,,, she works with the then priest, Fr. Dennis Mancuso to get us fired and OUT of St. Mary's parish once and for all.  [ Sunday, September 19, 2004 ]

At the time this occurred it felt like our very souls had been crushed

And yet, if she came to my door today and asked to come and talk to me,,, I would say:  "Okay, come on in."  Knowing that this person has caused me some of the most heart-wrenching moments of my entire life, I would still let her in to talk with me.  Hopefully I would know enough to guard my heart, but we could still talk if she so desired.




I am NOT a saint, y'all KNOW that, right?  Can I get a witness?


Yet I think some, if not most of this has to do with my religious upbringing and faith, especially the Lord's prayer.  There's that line that some seem to skim over:

"and forgive us our trespasses
AS we forgive those who trespass against us.."

I know I've mentioned this before in this Blog, but THAT line haunts me.  I have plenty o' sins to be forgiven.




Therefore shouldn't Christians be as forgiving as possible ? 

It's impossible to be too forgiving, right?


And should we give any thought to
guarding our hearts
OR
should we leave that up to God ?




These are your questions
of
the
day.


Go get 'em Tiger




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