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August 23, 2018 · 7:27 PM

Poem Friday On Saturday – Happy Mothers Day Mom


This woman, a Mother Of three
Was the responsible for the increase of the Mackie Family tree

A Grandmother,and Great,and Great great Grandmother
29 is the number and one other to come, a grandchild to my Brother

We had a reunion of all the Grandchildren bar two
Mum in the middle, So many she could only remember the name of a few


My Brother Barry whom I believe would have been looking down
My Mother survived my Brother, and his memory remains with all of his Grandchildren running around

This is a photo of Mom my brother Frank and me
All her Grandchildren from us three

If you are interested I am the one with the blue shoes
Hey look at Mums face, this whole procedure did not amuse


My Mom is looking pretty good though at 95, as you can see
Actually in years to come that could look like me

So Mom love you and that day was great for all of us
Lots of kids, great food, lots of laughs and not a great fuss

Without you Mom we would not be on this Planet Earth
Without you Mom all these kids, they would not have been given birth

With Respect and Love, the beautiful woman you have become
Have a great day and I wish you a Happy Mothers Day Mom

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Poem Friday 04/17/2015 – They Would Put Me In Jail


At the races and only just in their 20’s how fabulous they look
My Mum and Dad so young and happy, great times together they took

They could never have imagined what the future could bring them both
My Dad died rather young my Mum with Dementure no sign of improvement or growth

For those loved ones who were close and have passed this way
Watch over my Mum. May she join you? She is in a place she does not want to stay

She says “I am trying to be brave but my heart hurts so much”
With a mountain of tears she sobs on my shoulder, for goodness sake Dad come get her, she needs your strong touch

Like many, in this world Dementure takes a hold
To a home they are sent – “they will take care of you she is told”.

They lose their home, their identity and in her case her dog
They give them drugs to ease the pain, so their mind is calmed into a fog

Yep my Mum she has lost her dog the one thing she holds dear
My beautiful Mum says “I never dreamt in my lifetime I would be in a place like here

Mum is now going 95 and wishes to die each day
Surely we have the right to decide for ourselves, how and which way

I feel her pain, her emptiness, her loss of pride
A home of many vacant minds, there is no place for her to hide

Why is it that the law will not bend?
Because society decides, with no quality of life, we must live right to the end?

She is now not safe, within a few weeks, to be on her own
The length of her future or the quality is surely not known

God show mercy and bring her some peace
Help her hurt go away, make it cease

She asks – “Is this purgatory for me here right now?” I don’t know
Not being a Catholic, I know you are a great person Mum so Heaven is where you will go
So when you get there give my Dad my Brother a big hug and you can from me say hello

“Can you give me a pill that could put me asleep permanently and not fail”
“Mum I so would but its illegal and they would put me in Jail”

The great pain I feel for her and the many tears I shed
I think we all need to consider for us what lies ahead

They say we choose our parents before we enter this earth
Well we should have the right to leave as we chose our birth

Well Mum I am no longer with you in person and I know you are lonely and becoming frail
Euthanasia is an illegal option, my dear Mum I would if I could but they would put me in jail

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Been Away For A While Now I Am Back

Got an urgent call this year on the 21st of November
My Mom is sick, packed quickly, forgot more that I remember

Flew to New Zealand, the ‘land of the long white cloud’
Just one bag that was all I was allowed

Did not call my neice for her birthday
Hope she had a good one, I am sure she will forgive me anyway

Happy birthday Donna I did think of you
Hope you had a good one, Love to both of you two

I had plenty of sun in Australia as you can see
If you love the water there sure is no better place to be




Well back to Mom we thought her breaths would be few
Suffered much pain but with tons of medication her chances to survive grew

She is now ringing from the hospital “Lesley come get me and bring me home I am not staying here”
Yep she is back to normal, demanding and giving the nurses plenty of grief I fear

Patience I will need although I have been known to lack
But will keep in touch, Been away for a while and now I am back


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Who Is Your Favorite? – LOL

I just love this, obviously Mom was not around at the time and Dad was making the most of it.

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Great Tip – Making A Template

I know I have been neglecting my blog lately. Excuse is I am in NZ looking after my Mom, Love her but boy she is a handful. Will be more diligent in the near future.

This is a pretty good tip I believe. Some people are so clever.

making a template

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Poem Friday – 08/09/2013 – Privilege And My Pleasure


Privilege And My Pleasure
Author: Lesley Voth

My Brother and his wife went off on a trip
I hope they realize that not like New Zealand you need to tip

They are off to Europe for about 3 months or more
Exciting for them a great adventure in store

England, Scotland, France, Turkey and Spain
I hope they get great weather, plenty of sunshine and no rain

So while they are away, to my Mothers place next month I will stay
She is now going 96 young, memory at times goes a little astray

So for two months in New Zealand I will be looking after my Mom
Good for her, she loves a wine and she is partial to a little coke and rum

It is time that I enjoy as it is now a precious treasure
They say we only have so many breaths on this earth, she only has a few to measure
So I can always say time spent with her is all my privilege and my pleasure

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The Value Of A Mom

I am a visual type personality so these info-grams explain things a lot better to me and certainly better than I could in text. You can choose to agree or disagree with the fact and figures but I think a lot of research goes into the information that we are given and they are presented well.

Value of a Mum 2013

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The Humble Apron

Remember making an apron in Home Economics? Maybe you didnt but your Grandparents probably did. This makes interesting reading.

The History of ‘APRONS’

I don’t think our kids even know
what an apron is.

The principal use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing:

  • Hot pans from the oven.
  • It was wonderful for drying children’s tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears..
  • From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.
  • When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.
  • And when the weather was cold grandma wrapped it around her arms.
  • Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow,
  • bent over the hot wood stove.
  • Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.
  • From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.
  • After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.
  • In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.
  • When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.
  • When dinner was ready,Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the menfolks knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that ‘old-time apron’ that served so many purposes.


Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.

I don’t think I ever caught anything from an apron

I don’t know who wrote this but it brought back memories for me about my Mom and Grandmother. 

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Gadgets For Mom For Christmas

This is an article written by By Clayton Morris
Published December 06, 2010 FoxNews.com

I found this article which had some excellent suggestions for gifts for Mom at Christmas. I added the pictures to the article because I was unaware what some of them were.
I love Google. I Googled up the images so that both you and I could see what they looked like.

I would like any one of these gifts as they are useful, not dust collectors.

1. Kodak Pulse Frame: Kodak has made tremendous strides in making photo sharing supersimple across all of its products. And the Kodak Pulse is one of my favorite new photo frames, because it takes the guesswork out of getting pictures on the frame.
Out this year with a bigger than ever 10-inch version, it’s incredibly easy to use. With the Pulse, family members can send photos to mom’s frame no matter where they live: Just e-mail them to a special address that mom sets up in a few minutes and voila! The photos show up in her slideshow.

2. Sony Dash: If mom loves to listen to music, watch a Netflix movie, or any of the above while she’s cooking then she’ll love the Sony Dash. It’s the perfect kitchen companion. Sony calls it a”‘personal Internet viewer” and the company’s marketing suggests it would be great next to the bedside. It would — but I think it’s better suited for the kitchen.
The vivid 7-inch color touch-screen is water resistant, and its wedge shape lets mom flip it up or down depending on the viewing angle. With over 1,500 apps, she’ll be able to check Facebook, listen to Pandora, view recipes and watch a Netflix movie or cooking demo on YouTube. And when it’s not being used for any of those other things the family can enjoy it as a digital photo frame.

3. Macbook Air: Apple’s 11-inch Macbook Air is my favorite new laptop — and it really doesn’t get any better than this thing. It’s ultra light, extremely thin, and wicked fast. And only half an inch thick!
With its flash memory storage (no spinning hard drive) the Air has instant wake capabilities; that means a simple flip of the lid lets mom get right to work. If the Air is off and needs to boot up, she’ll wait just 14 seconds from the time she hits the power button until she’s e-mailing. It’s so thin that it will fit in a large purse. And the price is just right, too; Apple dropped the cost to $999, putting it in a tie for cheapest Apple laptop.
You won’t see me carrying a bulky laptop ever again. Don’t make mom do it either.

4. Powermat: It’s as certain as death and taxes: Women hate having electrical cords strewn all over the place. Men don’t seem to mind — as evidenced by my monstrosity of an entertainment center.
The Powermat lets you charge your smartphone by simply laying it on a charging mat. Look Ma, no cords! Powermat makes beautiful cases that fit around your new iPhone 4, iPod, Blackberry or other product too. One early complaint was that the cases were too thick; Powermat listened and the new lineup is even thinner and sleeker than before. And they’ve included a mini-USB port on the bottom of the case that means you can connect to iTunes without having to remove the case.

5. iRobot Scooba and Pet Series Roomba: I don’t want to perpetuate stereotypes — I clean the floors more than my wife, after all — but most moms would love a helping hand when it comes to vacuuming the carpets and mopping the floors. I’ve tested a few competitors to iRobot’s line of vacuum-cleaning robots and no one has managed to top them. I’m impressed with the Pet Series Roomba, which lets you choose when to vacuum the carpets with a little more cleaning power than the basic model.
Why not schedule it while you’ve taken mom out to dinner? Return home to find the Roomba back on its charger after it’s finished with the carpets. The only thing it doesn’t do is empty itself. There’s something gratifying about coming home to find your house clean and a Roomba filled with dirt, dust, hair and muck.
If mom has hardwood or tile floors then the Scooba is the choice. Just like the name implies, Scooba mops the floors. When it’s all done you’ll find a tank of dirty water. And somehow, cleaning THAT out is gratifying in itself!

Clayton Morris is a Fox and Friends host and the tech brain behind the Gadgets and Games show. Follow Clayton’s adventures online on Twitter @ClaytonMorris (where he promises to try to answer all your gift questions) and by reading his daily updates at his blog.


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