Soon we’ll be celebrating this holiday…yikes midnight?   I wonder how many of us know or ponder the cost of freedom …  I know, I know…  not going to preach (same ole same ole).  However, on this day, I bow my head in gratitude to all who made it so.

Don’t get into a crying jag ?  Party on like it’s _ _ _ _  fill in the year you want.  I can’t speak for you.  That would be downright UnAmerican  Unknown  And please do enjoy my new poem :0

Where, but in America, can one hijack a poem online and insert in his/her blog?!    Don’t know who wrote it, but Thanks!    Hope it resonates with you too. 

Freedom’s Price
Today we celebrate freedom
thanks to those who came before.
Those brave men and women who fought and died
in each and every war.
Freedom always comes at a price,
And while we celebrate
We should tip our hats to the heroes
who made our country great.

Carry on!

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Happy Day from FigVille USA

I removed all “old English” fonts from my font list!! So there!

Who uses these anyway!?? Way to rebel!

Here are a few since I know you don’t know they exist either.

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Back to the real Tea Party. My neighbor, Earl (as in Grey), just stopped by with his latest idea. He has an idea every 30 minutes or so.

Someone needs to hire him to just sit there and think. Oddly tho, everything (nearly) he’s come up with has come around at a future point in time.  And, his “I told you so” soon thereafter. Humbling experience, indeed.

Yesterday’s idea was about preventing forest fires with earth inlays that are programmed to blast water at the sound/smell of fire – tech buff!   (who knows?)  May be seeing something like his diagram in action one of these days!

Oh yeah, Tea!  So, his latest and greatest proves to be a hit!  You see, Earl had concocted a recipe to use with tea for colds and flus years ago. Said he’s been drinking it during cold and flu season for 3+ years. Hasn’t caught a cold or flu the entire time! Impressive. Especially since he’d get a couple of ’em each year.

Brought the whole package with him and I think he might be onto something.  He brewed me a sample and it was okay – I added more honey to sweeten it up a bit more!  Anyway, during the prep, he told mUnknown-1.jpege detail by detail by detail…what he was doing, how he came up with the idea… when… well you get the picture:  a presentation.  (Think he’s been watching too much #SharkTank.)

In any event, I swear that tea recipe was the real thing.  Within minutes, well sixty of them or so, it cured what was ailing me – allergies!  Sneezing stopped, nasal passages cleared up – VOILA!

Back to Earl!  Now,  he wants to take this to market.  I asked him about his research.  None.  We proceeded to do our research, found nothing like it on the market. (I know, that was pretty shoddy research)

I asked if he had a patent (I don’t know that he needs one, but hey!) He got on my desktop and filed the dang thing.

Next, I asked about his marketing strategy.  None.  He wasn’t interested in running around and dedicating his life to it (too many other ideas to deal with).

So I suggested he query the tea company whose tea he uses in the recipe (always uses same tea company). Back to the desktop.  Done!

I’m not sure that was a good idea, but thought he could get a feel for the possibility of someone who’ll jump aboard – ya never know.

He’s in my kitchen now designing and putting his packaging together (??)  to sell to the tea company.  That’s the problem with Earl. He gets ahead of himself and…  I’ll just let him be. That tin foil contraption isn’t going to work, but he’ll figger it out.

I like Earl!  Enthusiastic about everything.  Who knows, a cold and flu cure may soon be on its way – MAYBE.  Not his necessarily, but, I’ll bet it will show up give or take a year!

I’ll get back to you on it.

Have yourselves a great weekend and talk soon!



I don’t know about you, but I can’t keep track of the time already.  Looked at the calendar twice already today.  I suppose I could blame my confusion  on looking for it.  Ever elusive “time.” Tough, I guess, to simply stay put and go with that “flow.”  Working on it.

I’m still trying to get used to the new calendar (gift) created by Avalanche – sayings on front of each month.  Today’s:  “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” –Thoreau   Remember him?  On Golden Pond – I mean Walden.  So, I guess what I saw when I looked at the calendar was -it is, indeed, Saturday!  I’m much wiser for it.


We humans want to control everything, from how those easy over eggs come out perfectly (and if they don’t, we’ve failed once again) to what Josh just said in voicing his opinion on the “dumbass” candidates running for Presidential Election.  Guess we think that it is “we” who get to decide who gets to say what, when, and why.  What a burden, huh?  (pssst I agree with him)

Speaking of eggs, did you know that the more orange the yolk, the better the egg?  I know.  I didn’t know that either!  Read it on one of those “what you should eat” sites.

Hey!  Google is now split in two with Alphabet!  With the Alphabet preceding the Google (so far so good).  How’s that for spending forever trying to figure out what a “google” is – to learning our ABC’s all over again.  Gotta hand it to them tho, their creativity is … well, it’s what it is.  At least they’re not being apers (look it up on Google) as I posted awhile ago.

Well, folks, just stopped in to say “hello” (yup Adele’s back)!  So much to cover, I’ll just leave it here (NOW) – I’m getting it!  You?

Here we go again  – and receive possibly the best wishes and figs anywhere on the planet !

Your friends @FigvilleUSA.

p.s. Catch me tweeting a tune or two – and disrupting businesses everywhere!





Wishing everyone a very peaceful holiday season.

(to borrow)

And so this is Xmas (war is over)
And what have we done (if you want it)
Another year over (war is over)
A new one just begun (if you want it)
And so happy Xmas (war is over)
We hope you have fun (if you want it)
The near and the dear one (war is over)
The old and the young (now)

A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

War is over, if you want it
War is over now

Happy Xmas

Your friends @FigvilleUSA!

Hi Folks!


That time of the year to be grateful for all we have, who we are, and what we can contribute to others.  Remember, we don’t need much to be kind – just be yourself and give what you can.

Simple, huh?

Jenther Gabmar et al

@FigVille USA



In Honor of Those who have served this Country – our Home.

Thank you for your service – We are grateful for you!