Sunday, May 27, 2018

"MEMORIAL DAY"


I grew up knowing that Memorial Day was to honor those who have been in the military and those that died. Before writing this email I did a little research and was very surprised at the answers I received from our younger generation.

            Children from 16 to young adults 18 to 25 years old did know what the meaning of Memorial Day was. They came up with several answers like,

“It’s a day to shoot off fire-works like they do on the 4th of July.”

“It’s a day to have a picnic or a BBQ.”

The one I loved the best-“It’s a day we all get off work.”

            There were more answers I received but it was a shame that our young people don’t know the answer to what is Memorial Day.

            The true meaning is: Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May.

            Now please don’t misunderstand, I’m not faulting these people, but trying to educate them about the true meaning of why we have Memorial Day. Yes, we put out a flag and have great BBQ’s at the park or our back yards. Yes, there are some the shoot off fire works also.

            For Memorial Day lets all remember those that have fought for our country and say a little prayer for those that didn’t make it home and for those that did make it home. We tip our hats to all of our veterans and those that are in the military now.

                                        Have a safe Memorial Day and May God Bless.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

"GLUE"


Glue!

How many types are there on the market? From my experience, I find a glue I like, it does everything. But there are hundreds of glues on the market.

There is glue for wood, paper, porcelain, cardboard, car side-mirrors and even for canvas.

Recently I had a project that required the use of glue to put back the wing on one of my statues that had broken off. I tried gorilla glue, but it didn’t hold up.

My husband bought me some “Loc Tight” glue and told me to try it. I had used it on another piece and it held up very well. It bonded the surface within just a few seconds.

Now with the Angels wing, it was a different story. Because of the curve and having to hold it in place, the glue started to run. Naturally, when glue runs you take your finger and smooth it over the area it's running from and put it back where it belongs, right?

Wrong, it ran to my index finger and my third finger, stuck them together within a couple of seconds, now I have two fingers glued together and to the Angels wing.

Taking my thumb I tried to pry my fingers loose and it became stuck. What a mess and nobody in sight to hear my plea for help.

Finding a Popsicle stick I had on the work bench, I picked it up with my right hand and began prying off the fingers from the wing, being careful not to break the wing I was trying to glue back together.  It let go of my fingers, but now I had thumb and three fingers glued together.

There wasn’t anything on the bottle to tell how to remove the glue from my skin so I tried alcohol, that didn’t budge the glue from my fingers. Next I tried Turpentine, that didn’t work either. Did I dare try Mineral spirits? Yes, I tried that also. No, that didn’t loosen the glue from my hand.

I’d tried everything I could think of. I need my fingers for I’m on the computer all day and have to be able to type. Then an idea came to me, try acetone to remove acrylic nails.

Bingo, the glue started to loosen and I was able to get it off my hand.

The moral of the story is, if you want to clue something, "Loc-Tight" is the product to use, but keep your cotton pickin' fingers out of the way!

May God Bless!